October/November 2014 Photo Events!

October/November 2014 Photo Events!

October is “Photo Month” here in New York, and as always, there are lots of great events, gallery openings, conferences, seminars, portfolio reviews and of course parties! At the end of October we have the annual Photo Plus Expo, and I am proud to announce that this will be my ninth consecutive year presenting or moderating a panel! This year I have a wonderful group who will be discussing how to present your work to multiple, or different markets – so if you haven’t already, be sure to register for the Conference/Expo and sign up for my panel listed on the Seminar Schedule! Here is the Session Name and Number, Sponsors and of course, the panel Line-up:

Session SA3 – Navigating Multiple Photo Markets:  Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:15am – 12:15pm

Sponsors – PhotoShelter and Yodelist

Moderated by Louisa J. Curtis – Creative Consultant & Writer @ Chatterbox Enterprises with the following line-up:

TV & Print: Megan Re – Director of Photography @ The Food Network

Advertising: Michael Kaminski – SVP, Director of Technology & Production Services @ JUICE Pharma

Editorial: Sarah Rozen – Director of Photography @ Women’s Health Magazine

Fine Art: Thomas Werner – Private Art Dealer & Consultant

Everyone always asks me about what is going on this month, so here are just some of the other events to watch out for in October and November:

Wednesday, October 15 – 35th W. Eugene Smith Grant Ceremony @ SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd St – 7pm

Sunday, October 19 – Tuesday, October 21 – PACA 19th Annual Conference @ The Altman Building, 135 West 18th St

Tuesday, October 21 – PACA Networking Reception @ ICP Museum, 1133 Avenue of the Americas @ 43rd St – 7-10pm

Tuesday, October 21 – The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party @ Terminal 5, 610 West 56th St – 7-11pm

Wednesday, October 22 – Visual Connections @ The Altman Building, 135 West 18th St – 12-7:30pm

Thursday, October 23 – ASMP NY Image 14 Contest Winners Exhibition @ Chelsea 27, 617 West 27th St – 6-8pm

Wednesday, October 29 – ASMP National Annual Meeting @ Photo Plus Expo @ The Jacob Javits Center – 3:30pm

Wednesday, October 29 – ASMP NY/Yodelist – Market Right 2014 w/Suzanne Sease & Kat Dalager @ 353 West 46th St – 6-10pm

Wednesday, October 29 – Saturday, November 1 – Photo Plus Expo Conference (Seminars) @ The Jacob Javits Center

Thursday, October 30 -Saturday, November 1 – Photo Plus Expo @ The Jacob Javits Center Show Dates & Times

Thursday, October 30 – Saturday, November 1 – Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Reviews @ PPE @ The Jacob Javits Center

Friday, October 31 – PDN PhotoPlus Halloween Monster Mash @ 230 Fifth, 230 Fifth Ave – 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday, November 1 – I have my panel from 10:15am-12:15pm, followed by portfolio reviews from 2:20pm-5:10pm

Saturday, November 1 –The Lucie Awards “Best of Show” @ Splashlight Studios, One Hudson Square, 75 Varick St, 3rd floor – 7-10pm

Sunday, November 2 – The Lucie Awards @ Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, Seventh Ave @ 56th/57th Sts – 7pm (meet & greet 6pm)

Wednesday, November 5 – AI-AP Big Talk @ SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd St – 1pm

Wednesday, November 5 – YPA Fund-Raising Gala @ Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave @ 36th Street – 7-10pm

Thursday, November 6 – AI-AP Party @ Masonic Hall Grand Lodge, 46 West 24th Street & Sixth Ave – 7-11pm

Saturday, November 8 – Cole & Heisler Workshop @ Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Ave @ 151st St, Bronx – 9am-6pm

Wednesday, November 19 – Footage Marketplace NY @ The Art Director’s Club, 106 West 29th St – 11am-7:30pm

Wednesday, November 19 – Slideluck Annual Fundraiser @ Lightbox, 339 West 38th St – 6:30pm (social) 7:30pm (food) 9:00pm (party)

Multiple Markets Panel @ Adorama March 12th, 2013

Mark your calendars and be sure to register early for my next panel discussion at Adorama!

“Presenting Your Work to Multiple Markets!”

Date: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Adorama, 42 West 18th Street, 5th floor (between 5th & 6th Avenues)

For all the details and to register please click here:

Panel Line-up:

Julie Grahame – aCurator & Clampart

Manuela Oprea – Bloomberg Markets Magazine

Meggan Reinhardt – WWE Magazine

Megan Re – Food Network

Patricia Cortese – Rosetta

Sean Stone – Wonderful Machine

Wonderful World of Websites @ PPE – October 25th, 2012

Moderated by Louisa J. Curtis of Chatterbox Enterprises!

The Wonderful World of Websites and More…Portfolios, Promotions and Solutions for Navigating the Internet

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
8:45 AM to 10:45 AM

Jacob Javits Center, New York City
Session Number: TA4

Louisa J. Curtis – Creative Consultant @ Chatterbox Enterprises
Panel Line-up:
Elise Daher – Art Producer @ Bank of America
Manuela Oprea – Photo Editor @ Bloomberg Markets Magazine
Michelle Chant – Art Producer @ Wieden + Kennedy
Michael Kaminski – SVP Director of Production @ JUICE Pharma

Thanks to our sponsors: Agency Access, APA National & liveBooks!

Whether you shoot advertising, editorial, fine art or weddings, your Web site is one of the most important tools for showcasing your work and visual brand. If it’s annoying or difficult to navigate, potential clients will move on to the next. “Is it all about the images, or does my branding really matter?” you may ask. “How do I separate myself from the crowd?”

This dynamic panel of advertising and editorial photo buyers will offer valuable insights and discussion points about what makes a successful Web site to help refine your brand, streamline your promotions and take your Internet presence to a higher level. Panelists will share their self-promotional do’s and don’ts and weigh in on new and buzzworthy ways to “sell” yourself through social networks.

The discussion will culminate with a “live critique” using the Web sites of willing audience members—this is your chance to get candid, constructive feedback on your own site!

To register for this and any other seminars, click here and to hear my 2-minute video as to why you should attend this panel, click here.
For more information on the entire Photo Plus Expo, click here.

Dialogues Podcast: Attention Grabbing Emails

Question: How do I get the attention of creatives with an email marketing campaign?

  • How to balance useful information and clever humor in subject lines
  • How to personalize emails without sacrificing branding messages
  • The art of the quick download, multimedia marketing and more

Click HERE to listen to Louisa Curtis discuss this topic along with Jasmine DeFoore, Jennifer Kilberg, and Suzanne Sease.

Photoville – June 23rd, 2012

We’ve had a lot of hot, steamy weather in New York this summer already, and Saturday, June 23rd was no exception. This was the day I decided to venture out to Brooklyn and check out Photoville and although it was really hot that afternoon and a bit of a blooming trek, it was well worth the effort!

Welcome to Photoville!

I say trek, because no matter where you were approaching the location from, it entailed either a long walk, or a cab fare. Most people walked from Dumbo due west through the Brooklyn Bridge park and then down towards the piers where the photo festival was located. I thought I’d be clever so I took the train that appeared to be the closest stop to the festival location. However, what I had forgotten was that when you walk down the hill towards the water, you end up on the Promenade which is high above the street level where you need to be, and there’s no way down, except at either end.

Skyline view from the Promenade

Photoville view from the Promenade

"Becoming Visible: Portraits of Homeless Transgender Teens" Artist: Josh Lehrer

I had two choices – walk all the way back to Dumbo (not likely!) or walk to the other end of the Promenade and then down to the road and back along to the festival. And that’s what I did. But having said that, my mistake did give me the opportunity to get some cool images looking out over the river and down onto the festival site from above – and you know not everyone got those shots!

"Becoming Visible: Portraits of Homeless Transgender Teens" Artist: Josh Lehrer

Before they even opened, I got the feeling from their promotions and website that it was more of a “New York” community festival than some of the others around town and it really did have a very inclusive vibe. I mean if it’s a New York photo festival, then you want to see some New York photographers, right? And you did – both local and overseas but with a healthy dose of “local.”

Shipping Container Galleries

Now with the problem of “space” being a citywide challenge for festivals and art shows, someone came up with the brilliant idea to house the assorted exhibitions inside freight packing containers. The ones that had both ends open felt good, because there was a nice through draft, but the ones that had at least three sides closed were pretty hot inside!

©Luis Alvarez
Andre Feliciano's Greenhouse

But perhaps my favorite installation was not inside of a container, but a single small greenhouse in which there was a lovely display of brightly-colored plastic flowers – but then, as you moved in for a closer look, you realized that every single flower, every single blossom was made from miniature plastic cameras – brilliant!

Andre Feliciano's Greenhouse
Andre Feliciano's Greenhouse

After a couple of hours walking around the containers and chatting with a couple of my buddies that I ran into, I decided it was time to head back towards the train, this time along the designated path through the park. And this way I was able to view the other great idea from the festival organizers which was “The Fence” along which a whole myriad of really cool photographers had series of images posted on a plastic fabric background, so they were weather-proof – which was just as well, since we had a whole bunch of storms during the festival’s run.

The Fence featuring Alejandro Chaskielberg
The Fence featuring Barry Rosenthal

I really dug the fence, and even funnier, while I was walking along and enjoying the various series, I took some photos of the work I liked or photographers I knew, one of which was Landon Nordeman, whom I both know and whose work I love! And so there I am admiring his work on the fence, I look up and I see this guy looking at me and low and behold it was Landon himself, along with his beautiful wife Shannon and their adorable new baby Arthur! Too funny! So of course I took a photo of the happy family, the three of them together in front of the fence, which Landon subsequently said he very much appreciated as it was usually him taking the photos!

The Fence featuring Landon Nordeman
Landon with his wife Shannon and baby Arthur

Louisa J. Curtis – July 15th, 2012

ChatterEvents April 2008

Greetings Everyone!
Here’s some events and happenings around town for this month of April.

The AIPAD Photography Show – New York
Gala Benefit Preview Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
Show beginning Thursday, April 10th – 13th, 2008

At Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
(212) 616-3930

More than 75 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum quality work by contemporary, modern and 19th century masters at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. The 28th edition of The AIPAD Photography Show New York will open with a Gala Preview on April 9 to benefit the John Szarkowski Fund, an endowment for photography acquisitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The AIPAD Photography Show New York is the longest running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography.

Visit http://www.aipad.com/index.php?mode=photoshow for more information!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
NY Monthly Photo Salon

At SoHo Photo Gallery
15 White Street
New York, NY 10013

Cost: $10 at the door

Presenting the work of:

Matthew Chase-Daniel
Steve Vaccariello
Dan Steinhardt
Jay Maisel

For questions contact:
Rich Pomerantz rich@richpomerantz.com
Bill Westheimer bill@billwest.com

See list of past presenters

Thursday, April 17th, 2008 6:30 – 9:00pm
ASMP Business of Fine Art Photography
Presented by Thomas Werner

At 66 Fifth Avenue, First Floor Auditorium
New York, NY

Program Description
The world of Fine Art Photography is changing as rapidly as the commercial market place. During this time of change, it is important to develop multiple revenue streams to support your business. It is also important to keep your vision fresh and alive. In Session 1, presented as an evening seminar, Thomas Werner explains how creating and properly marketing a body of fine art work will help you achieve these goals.

  • $45.00—ASMP Member
  • $35.00—ASMP Member Early Registration Discount
  • $70.00—Non-member
  • $60.00—Non-member Early Registration Discount
  • $35.00—Student (with ID)
  • $25.00—Student (with ID) Early Registration
  • $0.00—Student (with ID), New York event only

Visit http://www.asmp.org/commerce/education/event_details.php?id=11#reg for more information and to register online!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008. Doors at 6:30pm
ASMP Commercial Portfolio Review

At Focus NY Rental
599 11th Avenue @ 45th Street
Ground Floor

This is a great chance to meet art directors, art producers, editors and agents on a one to one basis introduce them to your work and receive feedback on your presentation, edit, and more!

Free for ASMP members!
$300 for non-members

You MUST RSVP for this event, space is limited!
Email Stephen at stephen@stephenmallon.com to be on the list.

Reviewers (subject to change, check back for updates)
Celeste Holt Walters- Senior Art Buyer- McCann
Michael Itkoff- Daylight Magazine
Lisa Oropallo- Senior Art Buyer- Digitas
Louisa Curtis- Consultant- Chatterbox
Matt Seminara- Agent- Friend and Johnson
Jil Waterman- PDN
Bryan Wilson, Senior AD, BBDO
Sean Mosher Smith- Eco Design Lab
Karen Dsilva- Spark Creative
Julie Grahame- Photo Editor, Zoo Zoom