Alex Prager’s ‘Face in the Crowd’

Face in the Crowd is Prager’s most complex and ambitious work to date. The artist directed hundreds of actors on constructed sets to create portraits of large crowds at airport terminals, lobbies, beaches, movie theaters and other public spaces. For each scene, Prager taps into a shared cultural memory to create images that are familiar yet strange. The characters, clothing, hairstyles and poses are all carefully chosen by the artist to convey a range of time periods from mid-century to the present and recall cultural references drawn from street photography and classic Hollywood cinema.

http://trendland.com/alex-pragers-face-in-the-crowd-opens-today-at-lehmann-maupin-galleries/

“Will it Beard” Project

Need a mid-day pick me up? Not only does photographer Pierce Thiot have a wonderful thick beard, he has a great sense of humour as well. He combined these traits in the “Will It Beard” project, which he started with his wife, Stacy. The couple puts random household objects into Pierce’s beard and takes photos of the result for their Tumblr and Instagram profiles.

 

http://www.demilked.com/will-it-beard-funny-project-pierce-thiot-stacy-thiot/

How to Submit to a Gallery

Jennifer Schwartz asks, “With all of the amazing photography out there, would a gallery want to work with someone who is professional, thoughtful and organized or someone who sharpies their name on a cd and throws it into a cardboard mailer?

Here, she discusses how to conduct the initial contact, prepare a professional, eye catching submission, and professionally following-up.

Follow the how-to and how not to do at http://crusadeforart.org/how-to-submit-to-a-gallery/

Yosemite Scholarship

Application for Scholarships for the Yosemite trip. You must be a member of SPA to apply. Due April 10.

SPA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

YOSEMITE PHOTO STUDY TRIP

Scholarships will be based on merit, need, and portfolio.

You must be a member of SPA to apply. (paid $10 dues)

Deadline for entry:  April 10

Scholarships in the amount of $300 will be awarded.

Funds will be used to assist with lodging for the trip.

NAME:

GPA:

MAJOR:

PLEASE SUBMIT 10 JPEG PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES ALONG WITH APPLICATION.

EMAIL TO WENDY COOPER AT WCOOPER@SEMO.EDU

SHORT ESSAY AS TO WHY YOU ARE APPLYING: