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Pulitzer prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly will show his work and talk about his career as a photo journalist and White House photographer in Austin on November 5th. Kennerly has photographed celebrities such as Muhammad Ali, Robert Kennedy, Mile Davis, the Rolling Stones, Ansel Adams, and Queen Elizabeth and events such as the Vietnam War, the Guiana Massacre, the Ali-Frazier Fight, and many, many more. He was the personal White House photographer for President Gerald Ford. His collection is housed in the University of Texas Briscoe Center for American History.

Kennerly is a Canon Explorer of Light and Canon is sponsoring the program along with Precision Camera & Video and the American Society of Media Photographers Austin/ San Antonio Chapter.

The event is FREE! Seating is limited so come early and enjoy some great photography!

When:
Wednesday November 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Where:
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
4700 Grover Ave, Austin, TX 78756

DHKDavid Hume Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Vietnam War when he was 25 years old, one of the youngest to ever receive that honor. Two years later he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s personal White House photographer. He was recently named, “One of the Most 100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo Magazine. He was a contributing editor for Newsweek, and a contributing photographer for Time and Life magazines. Kennerly has published several books of his work, Shooter, Photo Op, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, Photo du Jour, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford, and most recently David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone. He was a producer and one of the principle photographers of, Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book. Kennerly produced “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers,” a four-hour documentary about White House chiefs of staff that ran on The Discovery Channel in 2013, and is currently working on other documentary film projects. Kennerly is on the Board of Trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, and the Atlanta Board of Visitors of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His archive is housed at the Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin. David Hume Kennerly is a Canon Explorer of Light, an elite group of professional photographers who strongly believe that Canon cameras are essential to their work.

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014
4-8pm
Where: Austin Music Hall
208 Nueces St, Austin

The event is free and open to the public.

Canon recently approached Austin-based photographers Sarah Lim and Ben Sklar to capture images based on sensory triggers, that are inspired by the live music of Austin and hometown pride.

As part of a three-city series for Canon’s PIXMA PRO campaign, guests who walk through the exhibits at this will interactively experience a taste, sight, sound or smell trigger, before the image associated with that sense is revealed.

At the heart of the campaign, Canon’s PIXMA PRO Senses is all about bringing the photographers’ moment in a time to life and transporting individuals back to that experience, giving gallery guests the visual sensation exactly as it happened, through the power of print.

“The PIXMA PRO City Senses gallery series was created to highlight how very powerful a printed image can be—how it can evoke emotions and enable the sharing of meaningful experiences,”said Canon U.S.A. president Yuichi Ishizuka in a statement.

There will be a demo station on site, where guests can interact with the Canon PIXMA PRO printers. Canon will also be giving away cameras, printers, concert tickets and more.

 

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Address: 208 Nueces St, Austin, Texas

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Kettle Art Gallery presents “In the Heart: Downtown Photography from around the Globe” by Richard Andrew Sharum. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, October 2, 7-10pm. The exhibit runs through Saturday, November 1.

About the exhibit:

Richard Andrew Sharum debuts his compelling series documenting the often obscure landscape of urban spaces around the world and the inhabitants of these areas. Sharum’s images depict the contrast between flesh and architecture, the fragility of life juxtaposed with formidable concrete structures, and the light that both illuminates and deepens the shadows between them.

In recognition of Sharum’s work on the series abroad, he was selected among international applicants for the Magnum Photos (Paris) Masterclass with Jonas Bendiksen during HOST at FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA 2014 in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and for the Magnum Photos (New York) Masterclass with Moises Saman and Abbas in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Both resulted in public exhibitions of his work in each respective city.

In Summer of 2014, Sharum launched “Observe Dallas”, a public installation project aimed at encouraging observers of anonymously placed photographs within the Downtown area to interact with their surroundings in unique ways.

“Observe Dallas” press:

Chrissi Chetwood, “A Fresh Perspective”, Central Track, September 8, 2014 http://centraltrack.com/Culture/5689/A-Fresh-Perspective/An-Anonymous-Photographer-Is-Turning-Downtown-Into-An-Art-Gallery-Posting-Photos-Without-Permission

Pete Freedman, “Secret’s Out”, Central Track, September 15, 2014 http://centraltrack.com/Culture/5723/Secrets-Out/We-Found-Out-The-Identity-Of-The-Guy-Whos-Been-Anonymously-Posting-Photos-Around-Downtown

Bio:

Richard Andrew Sharum is a Dallas-based photographer whose range varies from documentary photojournalism to abstract minimalism. Sharum’s work is included in several private and public collections across the country. Commissions include those by The Meadows Foundation, Harvard Law School, Children’s Medical Center (Oncology), Children’s Cancer Fund, Angelflight, Notre Dame School for the Mentally Ill, and Austin Street Homeless Shelter, among others. Publications include D Magazine, International Business Times Weekly (New York), The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Observer, and The News-Register.


 
Address: 2650-B Main Street Dallas, TX 75226

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Deborah Willis Lecture

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18,
6:30 P.M. http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/events/
JESSEN AUDITORIUM IN HOMER RAINEY HALL

New York University professor Deborah Willis weaves together a narrative of the early years of American photography with a reading of iconic moments in Gone With The Wind and examines the role black history played in producing such a controversial and celebrated cultural phenomenon.

Co-sponsored by the University’s John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies. Registrants of the Flair Symposium, Cultural Life During Wartime, 1861-1865, will have reserved seating at this program, which serves as the symposium’s keynote address.

Ransom Center members receive priority entry at this program. Doors open at 5:50 p.m. for members and at 6 p.m. for the general public. Members must present their membership cards for priority entrance; one seat per membership card. Members arriving after 6 p.m. will join the general queue.


 
Address: 200 21ST ST W, Austin, Texas 78705

ALIENTO TEQUILA EXHIBIT OPENING – PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOEL SALCIDO
Exhibition opening September 13
7-9pm
Sam Z Coronado Gallery

From the Photographer: “This photographic series reflects the mythical space where the weight of history and the tyranny of earth transcends into a spirit called tequila. In this landscape of blue agave, I discovered the traditions of culture and religion, both ancient and modern – indigenous and foreign. Still there, in the midst of life, is the everyday toil of man, land and sky, unified in purpose to produce a spirit that is only true to the mythic character of Mexico and its people”.

Exhibit runs through November 29, 2014.

Music by Mariachi Relámpago y Los Alfansinos.

Event is free and open to the public.

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SEO bootcamp for photographers

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the art and science of getting your company to the top of Google and Bing. It’s no secret that both businesses and consumers often go first to search engines when searching for photographers and photography services. But how do you get to the top? Join SEO expert Jason McDonald in this hands-on, practical workshop for photographers. Learn the “rules of the game,” including both how to set up your website and how to create inbound links, and get reviews on sites like Yelp and Google+ Local.

This workshop will be in Houston September 19th and Austin September 20th.

SEO Basics Section 1

~ What IS SEO / getting to the top of Google / BING – why it matters SO much ~ Page Tags / on page optimization: keywords, tags, content ~ Off page / links, freshness, social mentions ~ Metrics – rank checking, Google Analytics

SEO Local Section 2

~ LOCAL seo – localization of SEO ~ LOCAL link building ~ Google+ / YELP and local review issues (how to claim, optimize, leverage) ~ Review marketing: how to get reviews, deal with the hard-to-deal with REVIEW ecosystem

Image Optimization Section 3

~ leveraging images for image search / image optimization ~ shareable images on social media networks ~ leveraging some “free” image giveaways to HELP your SEO

The workshop will teach you the rules of the game, and leave you with a practical to-do list of how to get your company to the top of Google and Bing. Plus it will be a heck of a lot of fun! 

When:

Houston workshop: Friday, September 19, 2014 8:30AM to 4:30PM at TexCam 1323 N 1st St, Bellaire, TX 77401 See Map

Austin workshop: Saturday, September 20, 2014 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W Anderson Ln, Austin TX See Map

Cost:
$50 off Labor Day Sale!
200.00 — ASMP Members FULL DAY
250.00 — Non-Members FULL DAY
125.00 — ASMP member- Image Optimization ONLY
150.00 — Non-member Image Optimization ONLY

Houston- Friday September 19, 2014 REGISTER HERE

Austin- Saturday September 20, 2014 REGISTER HERE

SEO workshop

Jason McDonald is a recognized SEO expert, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Besides teaching classes in Internet marketing at Stanford Continuing Studies, the Bay Area Video Academy, and AcademyX, Jason works as an SEO consultant. He helps companies large and small dominate Google, and his methodology is hands-on, practical and fun – designed to teach clients how to play the game of SEO, and how to win. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University. Since 1994, he has been active in journalism and Internet marketing, working first in the technology sector and branching out in 2009 to focus on SEO, Social Media Marketing, and AdWords training. He is the author of several popular books on Amazon, including popular toolbooks of free SEO and social media tools. To learn more, simply Google Jason McDonald.

Reading Magnum: A Visual Archive of the Modern World

The Magnum Photos collection, which contains more than 200,000 photographs by some of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries’ greatest image-makers, is the most comprehensive accumulation of prints made by the distinguished photo cooperative. Consistently and with striking artistry, Magnum’s photographers have done more than simply document the far reaches of the globe; they have helped shape generations’ understanding of the world around them. In this visual lecture, Steven Hoelscher provides an overview of the Magnum Photos collection, which is now part of the photography collection at Harry Ransom Center.

Register at http://cie.austin.utexas.edu/informalclasses/index.php/reading-magnum/?num=IC15087

Class #: IC15087
Date: Sept. 24
Day: Wednesday (1 meeting)
Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Location: Thompson Conference Center, Room 1.110 (click for map)
Price: $.00
Class limit: 220
Current enrollment: 188

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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.