Events

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Join photography lovers at the Stephen L. Clark Gallery on Saturday, May 10th from 6-9 for the
Surf, Turf & Tequila Happy Hour:
Photos & Books by Kenny Braun 
Drinks by Scott Willis & Tequila 512
Hors d’oeuvres by Jack Gilmore & Jack Allen’s Kitchen
Classic Longboards by Randy Martin & Zem Surfboards

A special event to celebrate the extended exhibit of Surf Texas.


 
Address: 101 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

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Thursday, April 17th
6-8pm
Lee Harvey’s 

It’s I Love Texas Photo’s second Dallas meet-up! We’re getting together with area photographers, photography lovers and other creatives to get social and grab a drink. The last one was a blast so come out and join us!

The first round is being generously sponsored by The Photo Division!! 

We’ll be giving away 2 ILTP T-Shirt’s.

Please RSVP on Facebook.

 

In the world of photography, many groups and organizations work to promote photographic education and serve as a platform for up-and-coming photographers; we have the American Society of Media Professionals, the American Photographic Artists, Professional Photographers of America, and the Society for Photographic Education to name just a few. While any group of like-minded individuals with a common goal aids in bring new ideas and conversations to existence, arguably none has been as influential or as hard working as FotoFest.

Dating back to 1983, FotoFest was already a promising organization with its highly-regarded co-founders Frederick Baldwin and Wendy Watriss. Born in Switzerland, Frederick Baldwin moved to the United States at a young age and served as a Marine in Korea where he would later receive two Purple Heart Medals for wounds taken in battle. His early years were spent freelancing for such behemoths as Life, National Geographic, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, and many more. By 1981 Baldwin was teaching at the University of Texas at Austin in the School of Communications and also directed the Photojournalism program at the University of Houston. That same year, Wendy Watriss was presented with the prestigious Oskar Barnack Award for her work that exposed the effects of Agent Orange as experienced by Vietnam Veterans. After receiving the award from Leica Camera AG at the oldest European photography festival, the Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles, Wendy along with Frederick Baldwin and the European gallery director Petra Beneteler incorporated FotoFest into the Houston, TX photographic ecosystem.

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Photo by Walter Pickering

Since, FotoFest has served the community of photographers through fourteen international biennial exhibitions, numerous educational programs such as Literacy through Photography, international exchange programs, and the coveted portfolio reviews referred to as The Meeting Place. Together along with various multi-cultural organizational spin-offs, FotoFest serves as the most important platform for new ideas, exchanges in inter-cultural art, and looks to the future to sustain a relevant interest in all photographic happenings around the globe. for new ideas, exchanges in inter-cultural art, and looks to the future to sustain a relevant interest in all photographic happenings around the globe.

For the Fifteenth FotoFest Biennial, VIEW FROM INSIDE, the world takes a look at contemporary Arab photographic art and highlights 49 Arab artists from 13 different countries. With the War on Terror in the Middle East still fresh in American’s minds, this collection of work showcases introspection and expression from a culture that most Americans have yet to experience. “This generation of artists grew up when satellite television, photo digital technologies, the internet and social media became widespread in the Arab world,” says FotoFest Senior Curator Wendy Watriss. With the internet and social media offering channels between different cultures, it’s not the differences but the similarities that will most likely be talking points for discussions among students and artists, alike. This year’s biennial also comes on the heels of the new executive director, Steven Evans. As a revered artist and curator, Evans looks to bring a fresh vision to the organization but intends to keep the basic principles of spreading knowledge the same.

FotoFest is a biennial multimedia festival that is held in Houston, TX. There are various reasons as to why artist attend each year, whether you want to network, experience new culture or view amazing art. Creators have their most recent work reviewed; empowered and enlightened minds will be surrounding the event giving them a chance to connect with other well-known artist. Curators, art buyers, book editors, and art enthusiast will be attending assuring that countless opportunities to network ¬¬will be available. In addition, you can admire the work of talented artists that had the privilege of being selected for such a prestigious exhibit. Each artist creates a body of work that impacts the viewer making it an invigorating experience that will last long after the event is over.

“What’s great about FotoFest is the photographers and artists that you meet. They fly from all over the world and sometimes it’s a once and a lifetime chance to meet certain people. There are friends that I’ve met at FotoFest that I still keep in touch with today.”- Photographer, Walker Pickering

 

Karin Adrian Von Roques, a renowned curator, will be providing her assistance and knowledge of middle-eastern art. She studied Islamic history and has a background in contemporary Arabic and Iranian art cultures.

“The FotoFest 2014 Biennial will be the first presentation of contemporary photo-based and video art from the Arab countries to be done in the United States in recent years. We are looking at the work of the most important artists from several Arab countries.” – Curator, Karin Adrian Von Roques\

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Photo by Walter Pickering

 

Other programs and events include Arab conferences, lectures and symposiums. Topics to be discussed are: The History of Visual Art and Photography in the Arab World, Photography in the Arab World Today, Religion and Spirituality in Contemporary Art, The Role of New Media in Contemporary Art, and Gender Art in the Middle East and North Africa. This will be held Saturday March 29, 2014 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (MFAH). Artists will be presenting to local schools, colleges and universities. Arab literature, music, poetry and films will also be showcased at the event. Visit http://2014biennial.fotofest.org/ to stay informed on all dates and locations.

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Photo by Walter Pickering

Arab exhibitions will be held from March 15 – April 27 2014. The following are the four venues where the art will be displayed and open to the general public.

Spring Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007
Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007
Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007
Williams Tower, 2800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

We are so excited to be hosting our first fundraiser, with 100% of proceeds benefitting SafePlace, at the kick off party for the 3rd annual Texas Photo Roundup.

Nationally and internationally recognized Texas photographers have donated prints for the auction including Dan Winters, Jody Horton, Wyatt McSpadden and many more. Agave Print has generously donated printing services and Hops & Grain and Treaty Oak will provide libations for the evening. ALC Steaks will be on hand to share their signature appetizers.

In keeping with ILTP’s mission of giving back to the Texas community, 100% of proceeds from the auction will go to SafePlace. Safe Place is an Austin-based non profit that provides safety for individuals and families affected by sexual and domestic violence. They have been working in Austin for 40 years, providing extensive community outreach, education and prevention programs.

Here are just a few of the prints that you can bid on! Bidding will take place Thursday, February 28, 7:30 – 9:30pm. Hope to see you there!

GSD&M
828 West 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78703
7:30 – 10:30 pm (bidding from 7:30 – 9:30 pm)

Parking available in the parking garage directly behind GSD&M (enter on Henderson).

Huge thanks to Jennifer Whitney for organizing this print auction!

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© Adam Voorhes

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©Dennis Darling

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© Lisa Krantz

Scott_Dalton

© Scott Dalton

 

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Special thanks to all of the sponsors of the 2014 Texas Photo Roundup!

  

    

      

      

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Great event coming up at Photogroup. Documentary photographer Matt Rainwaters will be sharing work and stories.

Thursday, February 20
6:30pm – 9pm
Photogroup Austin

Read our interview with Matt at http://www.ilovetexasphoto.com/matt-rainwaters/

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The Roundup is right around the corner (Feb 27 – March 1) and although many events are sold out, there are still some great, and affordable, opportunities to be a part of the festivities.

The following events are $10 or less, or free!

 

Thursday:
Behind the scenes tour of Magnum Collection at Ransom Center - Free but Space is limited so you MUST Register. (Update: As of 2/14/14 this event is sold out)

 

Public kick off party at GSD&M - Free Space is limited so you MUST RSVP.

Friday:

Guerrilla Marketing, presented by Photoshelter - Free for ACP, ASMP and Photoshelter members, $10 for others

 

Larry Fink lecture and book signing - ACP Members $5, ASMP Members, Students, Military, Retired $15, Non-members $25

 

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Saturday:

Websites that Work, presented by Wonderful Machine - Free for ACP, ASMP and Wonderful Machine members, $10 for others

 

 

© Scott Newton

© Scott Newton

 

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© Dennis Burnett
We’d love for you to join us! Registration links at http://www.texasphotoroundup.com/register

Hey photo friends!

Slideluck is a New York City-based non-profit organization dedicated to building and strengthening community through food and art by producing multimedia slideshows combined with potluck dinners in more than 75 cities worldwide.

Come out for Slideluck Austin VI on March 1 for a night of inspiring artistic and photographic work accompanied by delicious homemade offerings. Again this year, Slideluck Austin will collaborate with Texas Photo Roundup, a three-day photo extravaganza of workshops, panels, talks and more! The TPR event wraps up in style with Slideluck Austin VI.

Submit your work to Slideluck Austin VI! The slideshow will feature emerging and established photographers and artists with work that is creative, cohesive and thought-provoking. Past Slideluck Austin contributors include Matt Wright Steel, Brandon Thibodeaux, Rachel Bellinsky, and many other incredibly talented storytellers. Stay tuned for an announcement of our Slideluck Austin VI curator(s)!

©Drew Anthony Smith

©Drew Anthony Smith

Submission fee: $10. Deadline: Friday, Feb. 14. Submit your work today!

Slideluck Austin VI
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time and Location TBD
slideluck.com/austin-vi
facebook.com/slideluckaustin

Santa Elena ©Christa Blackwood

Santa Elena ©Christa Blackwood

Who: Christa Blackwood

WhatSilver and Ink: Christa Blackwood begins January 10.  An Artist Reception will be held on January 24, from 6-8pm.

Where: Photo Methode Gallery, Austin, Tx

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Photographers Michael O’Brien and Robert Seale will present their award winning photography on November 14, 2013.  This is a not to be missed event for those interested in the best of portrait photography for editorial, advertising and corporate clients.

For the past 40 years, O’Brien has made his living in photography—taking pictures for bands, magazines, newspapers and anyone else who would hire him. He has published two books: The Face of Texas, with his wife Elizabeth O’Brien; and Hard Ground, with Tom Waits. Tom Waits has also refused to invite O’Brien into his band. Elizabeth does allow him to sing, but confines his performances to the shower.”

Robert Seale is one of the most respected editorial and corporate photographers in the world.
Robert Seale is a Houston photographer who specializes in photographing people for magazines, prestigious design firms, corporations, and advertising agencies. He is known for his diverse lighting skills and creative problem solving. His clients include Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, Businessweek, Forbes, Barron’s, Smithsonian, Air & Space, The New York Times Magazine, The Sporting News, ExxonMobil, BP, Major League Baseball, Tellabs, Schlumberger, Adobe, Reebok, and Under Armour.

FREE to ASMP Members
$10 Non-members
$5 Students

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin- 4700 Grover Avenue

7:30-10PM  Doors open at 7

More info and RSVP: http://asmp.org/education/event/info?id=658#.Uge3ZeDGIso