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)

Palm Springs Photo Festival April/May 2013

Where to begin? I mean, it’s one thing to write a report on a one-day visit to a photo festival or an event, but when it’s the Palm Springs Photo Festival which I just attended for the 1st time, that’s a whole week’s worth of writing! I truly had a wonderful time; I viewed a lot of incredible photography, I reviewed a whole bunch of attendees and volunteers, I met lots of new people and spent extended and quality time with some already familiar faces in a much warmer and sunny environment! On the day we all arrived (Sunday), it was the hottest April 28th on record in Palm Springs, as in “ever” reaching a whopping 106 degrees! They said it would be hot, but even the locals had to admit that it was a lot hotter than usual for this time of the year!

Palm Springs Palms © Louisa J. Curtis

The large group of faculty, sponsors and volunteers (as well as many of the attendees) were split between 3 hotels, the Hyatt Regency Suites, where most of the action took place including the seminars and portfolio reviews, the faculty lounge & lunches and sponsor tables. Some of the faculty stayed at the more “artsy” Korakia, which is an adorable little Mediterranean & Moroccan style pensione where the dinners were held each evening as well as the opening night reception, at which I ran into what appeared to be most of ASMP’s either current or former national board members, including Gene Mopsik, Blake Discher, Judy Herman, Gail Mooney, Jenna Close, and Shawn G. Henry. Later in the week I became acquainted with the very whacky and yet wildly informative world of Colleen Wainwright when I attended her seminar on social media. Also at the opening reception, among many others, were Lauren Wendle, Publisher of PDN Magazine & Vice President of the Nielsen Photo Group, along with the magazine’s chief Editor, Holly Hughes.

Korakia Pensione © Louisa J. Curtis

The 3rd hotel (where I was staying) the Palm Mountain Resort, was sort of in between the other 2, both in size and location, and to be honest, it was my favorite. A little bigger than the Korakia, not as corporate as the Hyatt, and very laid back – plus it had the best pool! All I had to do was walk across the lawn… I swam every day – I was in heaven!

View from my hotel room at the Palm Mountain Resort © Louisa J. Curtis

Here I am preparing for a long day ahead in my Palm Springs office!

Each night there was an outdoor networking dinner for the “faculty” hosted by different sponsors and culminating in a fabulous Moroccan Feast on the last evening, served family style by our wonderful waiters who had gotten used to the crazy crowd by then – these communal dinners were so much fun, and were accompanied each night by delicious wines from small select California vineyards. At the very first of those dinners (Monday) I was seated at a table of approximately 8-10 people, and what are the chances, but we discovered that 6 out of the 8 of us were Leo’s. How crazy was that? In case you were wondering, and I know you are, those 6 fabulously creative people were Sarah Rozen, Photo Editor @ Women’s Health Magazine, Susan Jones, Director of Photography at AGE Photostock, Nancy Glowinski, Photo Editor for Reuters, Frank Meo, The Photo Closer, Queen of the Alternative Process photographer Jill Enfield, and yours truly Louisa J. Curtis of Chatterbox Enterprises – quite a sextet!

Networking Dinner with the 6 Leo's © Louisa J. Curtis

After each dinner, everyone either took a shuttle bus, or stumbled down the street and around the corner, to the Palm Springs Art Museum, where we were treated to our evening slide shows, and photographer presentations. It has been a while since I was able to immerse myself in photography without a bunch of other “daily life” distractions, and it was the 1st time I had been away in a while, so it really was part vacation for me as well. What I also enjoyed was not only meeting a lot of new contacts, but also getting to know a few people on a deeper level than previously when we have simply run into one another at an event. I saw old friends such as my buddy Alexandra Bortkiewicz, Photography Director at Alamy in the UK, consultant Sherrie Berger, who amongst many other things handles PR for the prestigious Lucie Awards and the Lucie Foundation, and I even ran into the very charming Photo Editor at People Magazine Darrick Harris, who will be one of my panelists at PPE (Photo Plus Expo) in New York this October.

Moroccan Feast at the Korakia © Louisa J. Curtis

But what about all of the photography that I saw? Some of the evening presenters during the festival were Jill Enfield, who spoke about alternative processes, but she also shared with us some interesting family history and stories as well. We saw Stephen Wilkes take us step by step through his “day to night” process, along with Andy Katz, who not only showed images from his beautiful book on wines, but his family vineyard also provided the wines we were drinking that same evening. French photographer Mathieu Grandjean, Director of Open Show in Europe, was in town to tell us more about that – and many of you may recall I mentioned the New York branch in the last newsletter. It was also Mathieu’s birthday that day, so he was presented with a birthday cupcake, candle and all. Frank Ockenfells III kept us entertained both at dinner and with his creative celebrity portraiture, while Ralph Gibson showed something like 300+ slides while transporting us through his enormous and fabulous career retrospective!

Image from Chris Rainier presentation at the Palm Springs Photo Festival 2013

Aside from the evening presentations, there were also lunchtime sessions and afternoon symposiums each day, and one of those I attended was given by National Geographic photographer Chris Rainier. I certainly knew his work, but it was wonderful to hear him speak as well as seeing a retrospective of his travels all around the globe, documenting the vanishing cultures of our world. In one of his glorious stories he referred to “where the green meets the blue” – a beautiful expression of simply where this island ended and the ocean began. Beyond that was the unknown. I took a few photos of Chris during the presentation, and later on I had to chuckle to myself, when in his darkly humorous presentation on the last evening, diehard B&W film photographer Roger Ballen, who was born in New York but made his home in South Africa (both photographers have South Africa in common) since the 1970’s, summed up his work by saying “the light comes from the dark” and that it was all about the “integration of visual relationships” – so Roger, if you’re reading this, please note the visual relationship between Chris’ arm and the bow and arrow in his image on the screen!

Chris Rainier presenting at the Palm Springs Photo Festival 2013

Roger Ballen speaking about the Cat Catcher at the Palm Springs Photo Festival 2013

I saw a lot of photography that is documenting either cultures or land that is vanishing, or simply causes that speak to universal and global issues. One of those was James Whitlow Delano, whose book project Mercy invited a diverse group of photographers to submit images that spoke to the theme of “mercy” through their eyes. James resides in Japan but has spent much of his time working in Malaysia, specifically documenting the “little people” whose lives are being disrupted and whose rainforest is being systematically destroyed by the logging companies, all in the name of “Green” bio-fuel. Bit of an oxymoron really, destroying the planet to grow “green fuel”… I mean, what’s wrong with that picture?

Image from James Whitlow Delano presentation at Palm Springs Photo Festival 2013

Photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson with the VII Agency spoke from the heart and we all felt it. He showed images from the wars (chiefly Iraq & Afghanistan) he has witnessed first-hand, but it was his haunting series of Bedrooms of the Fallen that was so poignant and touching. He admitted to having to gone through a lot of therapy himself, much like the soldiers, but he was also passionate that the public needs to better understand that not only are they suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) but many of them return and commit suicide because they cannot live with the lingering memories of death.

Image from Alison Turner's winning slide show entry "Reflected Identities"

Before each of the evening photographer presentations, we also viewed 4 short slide shows, comprising the finalists in the festival’s Slide Show Contest. The entries came from all around the world, the contestants paid no entry fee to participate, and the final selects were an interesting range of subjects and origins. The overall winner was Alison Turner, whose beautifully haunting series Reflected Identities certainly caught the judges’ attention. One of my own particular favorites was by Marjorie Salvaterra, whose wonderfully whacky “tongue-in-cheek” entry entitled Her takes an imaginative look at what women go through as they get older and definitely struck a humorous chord with me. She was also named one of PDN’s emerging photographers earlier this year, and I can see why. Another prizewinner, this time the top pick from the Portfolio Reviewers was Melissa Pierschbacher, although I did not get to review her work, I can certainly see why she won! I had a few “favorites” from the photographers that I did review, starting with Massachusetts-based food photographer Elizabeth Cecil, whose delicious work certainly caught the hungry eye of several of the reviewers, followed by Vancouver-based Torrie Groening, who integrates her fine art drawings and paintings into her exquisitely crafted photographs, Washington, DC-based photographer Kristi Odom, with her sepia prints of endangered species, and Gregory Diamond, a recent graduate from the Masters Program at Brooks Institute of Photography, and 1 of the 4 recipients of the festival’s Emerging Photographer Scholarship (well deserved), who showed a fascinating series and interpretation about how the world views “brail.”

Marilyn from behind © Louisa J. Curtis

Another inspirational story was that of David Nelson, who used to be a sports photographer, but after being diagnosed with MS, instead of quitting, he said, “I’ll shoot fine art instead!” Although he is now in a wheelchair, he and his wife Margaret continue to travel around the country photographing over-sized signage in his series “Land of the Giants.” Now speaking of “giants” – pretty much everyone takes a picture of the Marilyn Monroe statue while visiting Palm Springs (myself included), and she was conveniently located right in the heart of the festival so most likely you walked past it pretty much every day, if not several times a day. And each time you walked past her, no matter what time of day, there was always somebody taking a photograph of them selves, usually standing in between her legs and underneath her crotch. It’s a very large statue! I mused as to exactly how many images would be taken of her whilst we were all in town? I even saw a local TV news crew filming a segment about her. So naturally, I had to do my own take and decided to shoot her from behind!

Apparently, it's not just Marilyn who is super-sized... © Louisa J. Curtis

Now, about those birds… One night, after one of our networking dinners and a few glasses of wine, a small group of us walked the “back way” to the Palm Springs Art Museum. The group included most of the 6 Leo’s, so we were loud and laughing and then I looked up in the sky above the mountain to our left and I saw a flock of birds flying in a V-formation. At least, that’s what I thought I saw. I immediately got the rest of the group’s attention and they all saw it for themselves, so it wasn’t just me who saw this, I have witnesses! We all stood there and gazed up at this beautiful sight – why so beautiful? Because they appeared to be illuminated from underneath and none of us could figure it out? I mean, in photography the light is everything, but where on earth was this light coming from? The city lights weren’t bright enough, there was no full moon… we couldn’t come up with a solution, but we all agreed they were wonderful anyway and Susan Jones aptly named them the “Firefly Birds.” Some time later when I was back in New York, I pondered back over this notion of illuminated birds and V-formations and my friend immediately suggested the most obvious notion and one I had surprisingly not thought about – until then. So what were they? A flock of illuminated Firefly Birds, a US Air Force secret training mission, or a bunch of Extra Terrestrials simply showing off and going for a celestial spin…

Alexandra Bortkiewicz, Louisa J. Curtis, Sherrie Berger & Susan Jones

More about those flipping birds… I can’t recall if this was the same night, but it may have well as been, or if it was on another evening, but upon arrival at the Annenberg Theater we were asked to kindly “flip the bird’ so that Jeff could take a group photograph of us all. He did preface this request with the story of how it all began with a couple of them flipping the bird and sending the photo to someone else, and then that person with his friends responded with their own version, and as it continued, each time the group in the phone photo got a little bit bigger – until this particular night, when Jeff trumped them all by photographing “the largest group of bird flippers on record” in the Palm Springs Art Museum – And here we are!

Quite Possibly the Largest Group of Bird Flippers © Jeff Dunas

They say things come in 3’s, so here’s my 3rd bird story… One day I was walking up the main street from my hotel to the Hyatt, and as I was passing one of the deserted storefronts, this somewhat straggly-looking and slightly suspicious character beckoned to me and muttered something about photography and a bird. I chose to ignore his enthusiastic gestures saying that I had to be somewhere (really Louisa?), and off I went. The next day, I was walking in the exact same spot and there he was again, only this time I saw what it was he was referring to. There, hovering above the plants was a teeny tiny bright purple humming bird. It flew off before I could get a photo, but I realized that perhaps he wasn’t so crazy after all! Since I don’t have a photo of the purple hummingbird, I’m giving you a picture of a purple vintage car instead that Tracey Woods, Photo Editor at Essence Magazine, and I found one afternoon parked right there in the Art Museum parking lot!

Purple "Historical Vehicle" © Louisa J. Curtis

And finally, I want to say thank you to my pals Allegra Wilde of Eyeist and Frank Meo, The Photo Closer, for both encouraging me to come out to the festival this year, I am so very glad that I did. And last but by no means least, I want to give a special shout-out to Festival Director Jeff Dunas and his charming wife Laura (who celebrated their wedding anniversary while we were all there with them!) for hosting this wonderful event. Jeff and his amazing team of producers, sponsors and volunteers succeed in bringing both artists and technicians, creators and makers of beautiful, inspirational and moving images together for 5 whole days – everyone shares a passion for the art of photography and we all merged into one massive party in the hot desert sun! I also want to give a special mention to Associate Producer Michelle Gossman, and Faculty Captain River Jordan, who were both brilliant at taking care of us all. And Workshop Producer Nina Miller did an awesome job as well, along with all of the dedicated volunteers – you know who you are… Just to show how thankful he was, on the very last evening, Jeff invited all of his staff and volunteers to come up on stage and take their much-deserved curtain call.

Some of the many Palm Springs Photo Festival 2013 Staff and Volunteers

See you next year!

Palm Springs Photo Festival – Sun, April 28th through Fri, May 3rd


Get ready for the Palm Springs Photo Festival at the end of this month! I have reviewed for them for the past couple of years during Photo Plus Expo in New York City, so this will be my 1st time both attending and reviewing at the festival in Palm Springs itself – and I am really looking forward to that! There’s still time to register, so for all of the information please click here!

ChatterEvents March 2012

Phase One IQ Photography Conference

Cost: $39

From the website:
“Stop by the conference and get an overview of the Bronimaging line. Try the latest in Broncolor lighting and equipment. Work hands on with the Broncolor experts in a photo shoot. Experience for yourself how the IQ camera system can take your photography to the next level. Learn why medium format is the next step beyond DSLR when image quality is paramount! The Phase One IQ photography conference is coming to a city near you! Join us and learn how some of the world’s best photographers have benefitted from using the Phase One IQ camera system.”

Miami, FL: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 – More info
New York, NY: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 – More info
Los Angeles, CA: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 – More info

Monday, March 19th, 2012 – 7-8pm
APA NY Presents: Apple Lecture with John Midgley

@ Apple Store
401 West 14th Street
New York, NY

Cost: Free (but space is limited)

About John Midgley:
“Born in London, John Midgley grew up in Nairobi, Paris and London, where his mother, a painter, used to drag him around to see art house films and art exhibitions. That first contact with painting and film finds its way into his work to this day. His first introduction to photography came at age seven, when he modeled for Sarah Moon in Paris.”

For more information please visit: http://apany.com/event/march-19-apple-lecture-john-midgley/
To see more of John’s work please visit: http://www.john-midgley.com/

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 – 6:30pm
ASMP NY Presents: Get Out of Your Cave #4

@ Shades of Green Pub
125 East 15th Street (between Irving & 3rd Avenue)
New York, NY

For more information please visit: http://asmpny.org/

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 – 6:30pm
NY Monthly Photo Salon

@ Soho Photo Gallery
15 White Street (between Avenue of the Americas and West Broadway)
New York, NY

Cost: $10 at the door

Featuring the work of: Bob CareyMarkus HartelRuben Natal-San MiguelHaley J. Samuelson and Jay Maisel (line-up subject to change).

For questions or more information please contact: Beth AckermanEmmanuel Faure or Bill Westheimer.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 – 7-10pm
Slideluck Potshow Presents: NY Launch of Red, White & View

@ WIX Lounge
10 West 18th Street (between 5th and 6th
New York, NY

Cost: $10 tickets. All proceeds from ticket sales and a portion of the art sales from this event will go to support Slideluck Potshow.

From the evite:
“What is RED WHITE & VIEW?  It’s as simple as enjoying RED wine, WHITE wine with an engaging and interesting mix of people and taking the opportunity to VIEW an exhibition of a selection of some of New York’s most promising emerging artists.

In addition, we’ll have musical stylings by author, artist and philosopher DJ Spooky (Paul D. Miller).  There will be a preview of behind the scenes shots from Naked Sea – Spencer Tunick’s recent installation in the Dead Sea by photographer Casey Kelbaugh.   Forever Young will be pouring their Argentinian wines, Brooklyn Brewery will be providing their delicious beers, Perrier will be bringing the sparkle, and we’ll have foods provided by Shantilly Picnic, Brooklyn Fork & Spoon and others.”

For more information please visit: http://www.wixlounge.com,  http://slideluckpotshow.com/, and here.

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 – 6:30pm
Adhesive NYC

17 West 19th Street

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 – Sunday, April 1st, 2012

@ Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Cost: $40 for four-day pass; $25 for one-day pass; $10 for one-day pass with student ID

For more information and to register please visit: http://www.aipad.com/

Saturday, March 31st, 2012 – 1:00pm
ASMP NY Presents: Student Portfolio Review 2012

John E. Reeves Great Hall
28th Street and 2nd Avenue
New York, NY

Cost: Free (bring student ID)

From the website:
“For the first time, ASMPNY is excited to announce we will host a Student Portfolio Review for students studying in the field of photography.  This event will be an opportunity for young photographers  to meet one on one with leading industry professionals to receive valuable feedback on their work while also helping students to prepare for entering the working world of photography and start developing their professional networks .  For our reviewers, this is a first look at emerging, fresh talent paving the way for the future of the industry.”

For more information please visit: http://asmpny.org/

Sunday, April 1st, 2012 – Friday, April 6th, 2012
Palm Springs Photo Festival

For more information and to register please visit: http://2012.palmspringsphotofestival.com/

ChatterNews October 2011

Louisa J. Curtis
October is a busy month, so here are some of the events that I’m involved with:
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 – reviewing portfolios for ASMP NY at Calumet from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Thursday, October 20th – presenting “Marketing for Photographers” w/photographer Keith Barraclough for Todd Bryant’s class at Parsons from 6pm – 8pm

And here’s my schedule for Photo Plus Expo at the Javits Center:
Thursday, October 27th – reviewing portfolios @ ASMP booth from 1pm – 3pm
Friday, October 28th – moderating The Wonderful World of Websites panel from 3:45pm – 5:45pm
Saturday, October 29th – reviewing portfolios for Palm Springs Photo Festival from 9am – noon, possibly later

For more information on these and all of this month’s events, please scroll down to the ChatterEvents section.


Mike Hartley, multiple-award-winning website designer and founder of bigflannel is launching a new, extremely affordable online portfolio, designed to make the most of your photographs & videos, with the least distractions. Mike also happens to be married to my good friend Julie Grahame, so if you’d like your online portfolio to have a similar look and feel to aCurator.com – this is something to check out.

And, Mike is generously offering our readers a 20% discount off the 1st year of a bigflannel portfolio providing you sign up by October 31st, 2011! You must also use this code – CHATTER20 – at point of purchase. To see examples and for more information please visit: http://bigflannel.com/bigflannel-portfolio/

The Memento Works
Photographer and APA NY Board-member Susan McWhinney has launched a charming side business called “The Memento Works” that we thought we’d share with you. – http://www.themementoworks.com/

From the website:
“The Memento Works’ mission is to photograph and present the beautiful objects each of us have collected over time.  Be it your father’s watch, your child’s favorite toy, your grandmother’s passport, the toy car you loved as a kid.  We photograph your mementos and return them to you along with a stunning framed or mounted print (or just a print should you want to present it another way yourself).”

Slideluck Potshow
Save the Date! The 2nd Annual SLIDELUCK Fundraiser & Auction will take place on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011, but make sure to secure your ticket ahead of time to save yourself some money!

Ticket prices until Wednesday, October 26th, 2011:
$100: Dinner + Drinks + Auction
$150: Cocktail Reception with Artists + Dinner + Drinks + Auction

After Oct. 26th: $125 & $175

For more information please visit: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/202571

ChatterEvents March 2011

Thursday, March 10th, 2011 – 6-11pm

Resource Television Presents: THE GREATEST PARTY IN THE WORLD

@ The Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen Street

Brooklyn, NY

From the website:

“In cooperation with SONY and ARC, Resource Magazine is proud to announce the official launch of “RETV” Resource Television, the new standard in photo industry television online. RETV features content from every major photography market around the world to bring an international industry to a single place of exchange for photographers, videographers, suppliers and manufacturers.”

For more information please visit: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=7pjjyncab&oeidk=a07e355rrob7f594daa

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Flash Bus Tour Kicks off this Friday!

Cost: Event only: $99.95

Register Now: http://www.theflashbus.com/register

It’s here! Adorama is sponsoring a nationwide flash tour!

From the website:

“Demonstrating the speed of light while rolling across the country at the speed of a moving bus, the world’s two leading educators and innovators in the big world of small flash, David “The Strobist” Hobby and Joe “Numnuts” McNally team up for the FLASHBUS 2011 TOUR.

Hobby and McNally kick off this small flash fest on March 11th in Seattle, and then head down the West Coast and across the country teaching, demonstrating, lighting and debating about speed lights. Shoot manual? Check! Wanna try TTL? Gotcha covered! 29 cities, 13,000 miles, rolling, flashing, tweeting from San Diego to Boston, Atlanta to LA, Memphis to Denver, and lots of stops in between.

Two different styles of lighting and two different ways of teaching combine as Hobby and McNally join forces to explore and explain good light — good light done fast and well.”

For more information please visit: http://www.theflashbus.com/

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 – 6:30pm

NY Monthly Photo Salon

@ SoHo Photo Gallery

15 White Street

New York, NY

Cost: $10 at the door

Presenting the work of: Bobby Adams, Rob Hann, Erica Simone & Bill Westheimer.

For more information or questions please contact Rich Pomerantz atrich@richpomerantz.com, Emmanuel Faure at emmanuel@emmanuelfaure.com or Bill Westheimer at bill@billwest.com.

Thursday, March 17th – Sunday, March 20th, 2011

The AIPAD Photography Show

@ Park Avenue Armory

643 Park Avenue at 67th Street

New York, NY

Cost: $40 for run-of-show; $25 daily; $10 daily with valid student ID

From the website:

“More than 70 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern and 19th century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video and new media.”

For more information please visit: http://www.aipad.com/photoshow/new-york/

Friday, March 18th & Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Flower Photography Workshops with Barbara Bordnick

2nd Round of Workshops will be Saturday, April 23rd & Sunday, April 24th, 2011

For more information please visit: http://www.barbarabordnick.com/ or email:info@searchings.us

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 – 6-9pm

APA NY Presents: Define and Market Your Visual Voice

@ Calumet

22 West 22nd Street

New York, NY

Cost: $25 for APA Members; $40 for Non-Members ($10 more if you pay at the door)

From the website:

“APA|NY is proud to present “Define and Market Your Visual Voice”, taking place at Calumet on Tuesday, March 22nd. Featuring industry consultants Amanda Sosa Stone and Jennifer Kilberg, this program combines innovative approaches to the way you view and present your images to clients. Whether your interest is editorial, advertising, graphic design, in house corporate, or consumer, you must know who your clients are and be able to market to them both visually and verbally.”

For more information and to register, please visit: http://apany.com/2011/02/22/march-22-define-and-market-your-visual-voice/

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 – 2-8pm

Miami Ad School Portfolio Review

@ Miami Ad School

10 Jay Street, 8th Floor

Brooklyn, NY (DUMBO)

For more information please visit: http://blog.miamiadschool.com/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=portfolio-review

Sunday, March 27th – Friday, April 1st, 2011

Palm Springs Photo Festival

Cost: Register for $75

Upcoming Deadlines:

Portfolio Review Registration Deadlines – Tuesday, March 1st & Thursday, March 10th, 2011

For more information please visit: http://connect.palmspringsphotofestival.com/

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 – 6-8:30pm

ASMP NY: Gigi Rosenberg – Author of “The Artist’s Guide to Grant-Writing” Talk & Book Signing

@ SoHo Photo Gallery

15 White Street

New York, NY

Stay tuned for more information on the ASMP NY website: http://www.asmpny.org/ & calendar https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=YXNtcG55QGdtYWlsLmNvbQ&gsessionid=OK

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 – 6:30pm

Adhesive NYC

@ Ace Bar

531 East 5th Street (between Avenue A & B)

New York, NY

Adhesive – Sticking Creatives Together” is a local networking event that changes location each month. This month’s location will be at one of their favorite East Village haunts.

For more information please visit:  http://www.facebook.com/adhesive.nyc or visit their website http://www.adhesivenyc.com/

For more information about Ace Bar please visit: http://www.acebar.com/about.html

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 – 7-8:30pm

The Center for Alternative Photography Spring Workshops Kick-off With an Artist Lecture: Lori Nix


36 East 30th Street

New York, NY

Cost: Free and open to the public!

I met Lori Nix a few years ago at the Monthly Photo Salon and totally fell in love with her work! And, as someone who completely creates these intricate and detailed miniature sets before she even photographs them, she fits this month’s theme of imagination to the tee!

© Lori Nix


From the website:

“Lori Nix is a photographer who constructs her subject matter rather than finding it. Influenced by landscape painting that possesses characteristics of romanticism and the Sublime, Lori creates photographs that depict our failing future and the demise of humanity, tempered with a touch a humor. As well as her own work, Lori will share images from other photographers and filmmakers who motivated her to take an alternative path towards photography and create dioramas. She will provide a background story behind each image and what inspired their creation, as well as explain her step-by-step process from the beginning of a diorama, to shooting it, to its final image.”

For more information and to register, please visit: http://capworkshops.org/workshops.htm#lorinix

Also be sure to check out the other workshops CAP has in store this Spring: http://www.capworkshops.org

ChatterNews February 2011

Chatterbox Enterprises – New Look!

For those of you who missed it,  last month Chatterbox launched a new website, so if you haven’t taken a look yet, do check it out! Also, please be sure to make a note of our new phone number – 646-688-2898http://www.chatterboxenterprises.com/

aCurator – Guest Curator Louisa J. Curtis

Last month I guest-curated for my good pal Julie Grahame‘s blog “aCurator” and the feature I sent her was on photographer Art Murphy and his fine art series “Devonian Fossils.” The work is exquisite, so to view these beautiful images please visit: http://www.acurator.com/#/2/83/0

© Art Murphy


Schomburg Center For Black Research – Photography Reception

In case you weren’t aware or you’ve been living in a cave, February is Black History month and amongst many of the festivities on show at the Schomburg Center for Black Research for example, will be 23 photographers’ perspectives and the New Harlem Renaissance Photographers. For more information on the exhibitions and activities please visit: http://www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg

Palm Springs Photo Festival – Sunday, March 27th – Friday, April 1st, 2011

Check out some of the deadlines for the Palm Springs Photo Festival coming in March:

No Fee Slide Show Contest Deadline is Friday, March 4th, 2011

Portfolio Review Registration Deadlines – Tuesday, March 1st & Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Registration for Palm Springs Photo Festival – $75

For more information please visit: http://connect.palmspringsphotofestival.com/

Lucie Foundation – Fresh Look Juried Portfolio Review Deadlines

From the website:

“Fresh Look – Juried Portfolio Review – A stimulating and interactive review of your photographic work. OPEN SUBMISSIONS FEE FREE FOR 10 DAYS! Submit your work from February 1st to February 10th with no submission fees. After February 10th, a $50.00 submission fee applies.

Lucie Foundation is pleased and excited to announce the third installment of Fresh Look Portfolio Review taking place during the Month of Photography Los Angeles, Friday & Saturday, April 29-30, 2011. Fresh Look pairs photographers with top photography experts in their respective fields for an in-depth conversation that provide professional feedback and critique in a casual, relaxed environment.”

For more information about image submissions please visit:http://monthofphotography.com/participate/freshlook/index.php

For more information about MOPLA please visit: http://monthofphotography.com/home.php

ChatterEvents Fall 2010

October is typically a busy month in New York and there are lots of photography events, some of which are on the same dates. So read on and mark your calendars with the ones you would like to attend!

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Young Photographers Alliance – 2010 Award Ceremony and Benefit Auction

@ Metropolitan Pavilion

New York, NY

Cost: $50

For more information and to purchase tickets online please visit:http://www.youngphotographersalliance.org/events/index.php

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 – 12-8pm

Visual Connections (formerly PictureHouse)

@ Metropolitan Pavillion

125 West 18th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)

New York, NY

This event is for image buyers only and not photographers!

For more information please visit: http://www.visualconnections.com/NY2010/index.php?a=buyer&PHPSID=njvci78jnhijj0n2as8dila9v5

Wednesday, October 13th & Thursday, October 14th, 2010

NY Post Production Conference

@ Jacob K. OctoberCenter

655 West 34th Street

New York, NY

For more information please visit: http://www.nypostconference.com/index.htm

Wednesday, Ocotber 13th – 6:30-8pm

APA|NY Image Makers Lecture Series: Not Standin’ Still…

Photographers who use video and Theater to get more work

@ SoHo Apple Theatre

103 Prince Street (between Mercer and Greene)

New York, NY

Cost: Free

(left) © Keith Barraclough http://www.keithbarraclough.com/
(right) © William Vazquez http://www.williamvazquez.com/

From the evite:

” APA|NY Board Member Keith Barraclough and APA|NY President William Vazquez present their work and strategies.”

For more information please visit: http://www.apanational.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3294

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 – 6:30pm

ASMP and the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Present:

The 31st Annual W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant for Humanistic Photography & The 16th Annual Howard Chapnick Grant for The Advancement of Photojournalism. Doors open at 6:30pm.

@ Asia Society Auditorium

725 Park Avenue at 70th Street

New York, NY

Cost: Free. Seating is first come, first served.

From the invite:
“Come view the compelling photojournalism of this year’s finalists, and fellowship and grant recipients.”

For more information please visit: http://asmp.org/calendar

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 – 6:30pm
NY Monthly PhotoGroup Salon
@ SoHo Photo Gallery
15 White Street
New York, NY

Cost: $10 at the door

Presenting the work of: Scott Barrow, Nina Berman, Henry Leutwyler, Doug Menuez, Gary Paige, Steve Simon and Howard Schatz.

For more information or questions please contact Rich Pomerantz at rich@richpomerantz.com, Emmanuel Faure at emmanuel@emmanuelfaure.com or Bill Westheimer at bill@billwest.com.

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 – 12:30-6:30pm

Miami Ad School Fall Portfolio Review

@ Miami Ad School

10 Jay Street, 8th Floor

Brooklyn (DUMBO), NY

For more information please visit: http://blog.miamiadschool.com/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=portfolio-review

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 – 6-9pm

1st Annual Upper East Side Art Event & Benefit Hosted by Housing Works

@ Housing Works

202 East 77th Street at 3rd Avenue

New York, NY

Cost: Free

Several of my clients including Max Singer and Koren Reyes have donated work for this ART EVENT/BENEFIT: a silent auction & art sale of paintings, photos & prints, to benefit HOUSING WORKS. Join them along with other contributing artists for a great cause, great art, great company at the Housing Works Upper East Side location.

For more information about the event please visit:http://www.housingworks.org/events/detail/art-appreciation/

For more information about Housing Works please visit: http://www.housingworks.org/

For more information about Max please visit: http://www.maxsinger.com/

For more information about Koren please visit: http://www.korenreyes.com/

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 – 7-10pm

International Photography Awards ‘Best of Show’

@ Splashlight Studios

One Hudson Square, 75 Varick Street, 3rd floor

New York, NY

For more information please visit: http://www.lucieawards.com/10/invites/bestofshow.php

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 – 10am-4pm

APA National & Parsons New School for Design Present: © Know It Or Blow It!

@ Parsons The New School

66 5th Avenue, 4th Floor, Room 404

New York, NY

APA National is hosting an all-day event on legal and copyright issues for photographers with a panel discussion in the morning and a copyright registration workshop in the afternoon. For more information: and to reserve your spot (seating is limited) please RSVP here: rsvp@apany.com

For more information please visit: http://www.apanational.com/

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 – 7pm
8th Annual Lucie Awards
@ Alice Tully Hall
Lincoln Center
New York, NY

For more information please visit: http://www.lucieawards.com/index.php

Thursday, October 28th – Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Photo Plus Conference + Expo

@ Jacob K. Javits Center

New York, NY

For more information please visit: http://www.photoplusexpo.com/

This year Louisa will be moderating a great panel “The Wonderful World of Websites” on Friday afternoon (1:15pm – 3:15pm) – see details below – and Louisa will also be reviewing portfolios for both the Palm Springs Photo Festival on Saturday morning (9:00am to 11:25am) and at the ASMP booth on Saturday afternoon (12:00pm to 2:00pm).

For more information about the Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Review please visit:http://2011.palmspringsphotofestival.com/

For more information about the ASMP Portfolio Review please visit:https://asmp.org/content/photoplus-expo-consultations

For more information and a full list of PPE seminars and workshops please visit:http://www.photoplusexpo.com/seminars/seminar-schedule

Friday, October 29th, 2010 – 1:15 – 3pm

Louisa J. Curtis Presents: The Wonderful World of Websites: Portfolios, Promotions and Solutions

@ Jacob K. Javits Center

New York, NY

From the website:

“Whether you shoot advertising, editorial, fine art or weddings, your Web site is one of your 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. Louisa’s panel of advertising and editorial photo buyers will give valuable insights and discuss what makes a successful Web site.”

Panel will include:

Louisa Curtis, Creative Consultant/Moderator, Chatterbox Enterprises

Andria Castellano, Senior Agency Producer, Badger & Partners

Francesca Messina, Senior Art Director, McGraw-Hill

Michael Kaminski, VP Director of Production, JUICE Pharma Worldwide

Moya McAllister, Director of Photography, Story Worldwide

Sponsored by Agency Access, Dripbook and APA National

To register for the event please visit: http://www.photoplusexpo.com/seminars/seminar-schedule

Friday, October 29th, 2010 – 8-11pm

PDN PhotoPlus Night Bash

@ Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

West 45th Street & 12th Avenue

New York, NY

Cost: Early bird (purchase by Friday, October 15th) – $25; Regularly – $35. You must register for the Expo to purchase a Bash ticket!

For more information and to purchase your ticket please visit:http://www.photoplusexpo.com/expo-events/the-bash

Thursday, October 28th – Saturday, October 30th, 2010

NYC FotoWorks

@ Sandbox Studios

250 Hudson at Broome St.

New York, NY

Portfolios will be reviewed Thursday, October 28th & Friday, October 29th and workshops will be held on Saturday, October 30th.

For more information please visit: http://www.nycfotoworks.com/#

Thursday, October 28th & Friday, October 29th, 2010

Shoot-NYC Free Workshops & Presentations hosted by Hasselblad & Broncolor

@ The Terminal Warehouse

11th Avenue & West 28th Street

New York, NY

For more information and to register for this event please visit: http://www.shoot-nyc.com/index.html

Shoot-NYC will also have a gala party to cap off the two days of events – free admission – food and drinks – Friday October 29th 6pm – midnight.  Come and let loose!

Monday, November 8th, 2010 – 6-9pm
ASMP|NY Commercial Portfolio Review 2010
@ Tribeca Skyline Studio
205 Hudson Street, Penthouse
New York, NY

Louisa will be reviewing portfolios at the ASMP Commercial Portfolio Review!

Stay tuned for more information posted on the ASMP|NY website: http://www.asmpny.org/

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

AI-AP Present: The Party

@ Angel Orensanz Foundation

New York

From the website:
“The Party for American Photography 26 and American Illustration 29 is set for Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York. Details with a link to RSVP will be posted on their website later this month.”  http://www.ai-ap.com/

Adorama Events

This Fall, Adorama is hosting a number of events in October & November so be sure to check them out!  http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?op=ws_SignUp