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.
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.
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/
This year, Hasselblad received more than 4000 entries from which 12 Masters were selected, each in their own categories.
Students, find yourself in a creative funk? Fstoppers provides a variety of contests that can get you back in the groove and have you winning some extra cash or glamorous prizes (Strobes, workshops, gear, etc). Take some time and see which contest may spark an interest at http://fstoppers.com/category/contests.
Have you considered an upcoming spring or summer internship? PDN reviews how and why to land an internship, locating the right internship, testing the waters, practical considerations, maximizing your impact, and provides resources to continue your search. Take a look at http://www.pdnonline.com/pdnedu/Business-Smarts-Fro-718.shtml
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.
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: