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RIT Takes Aim at Alamo

Rochester Institute of Technology's traditional "Big Shot" event will turn its lenses toward the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, early next year, marking the first time the shoot has taken place
outside New York State.

More than 1,000 volunteers helped with last year's Big Shot of the former aircraft carrier Intrepid in New York City. The event was cosponsored by Studio Photography & Design.
Big Shot was created by RIT professors in 1987 as a way to teach effective lighting and exposure problem-solving to students.
The March 2001 Big Shot will be the 16th such RIT event.


Schatz Show at SoHo Triad

SoHo Triad Fine Arts in Manhattan will celebrate the publication of Howard Schatz's eleventh book of photographs, NudeBodyNude, by featuring his work in an exhibition later this month. The show includes a collection of Schatz's photographs of human bodies, and features close-up explorations of individual men and women alongside sensual and often graphically arresting nude studies of couples.
The exhibition opens November 30 and continues through January 14, 2001. For details, call (212) 965-9500. Look for an SP&D feature on Schatz in the January 2001 issue.


Royalty-Free Photo Source

Desert Dolphin, Inc., the Durango, Colorado-based stock photo house, has launched a new Web site, www.desertdolphin.com, to display its royalty-free offerings.
"Our customers are companies, art directors, and designers who are reaching for a look that's different," said Desert Dolphin vice president Lindamarie Ambrose. "We don't cover every category, but the images we do make available you simply won't find anywhere else."
The site offers a dozen royalty-free collections on CD and more than 350 individually downloadable images. The company also offers digital patterns and fractal designs by digital artist Clark Dunbar.


Jenoptik Digital Arts Contest

Photographers who use Jenoptik Eyelike cameras are invited to participate in Jenoptik's "Best of Digital Arts 2000" contest. The theme of this year's competition is "Room for Something New." Winners will be chosen by a jury comprised of select members of leading professional publications. The 10 best entries will be posted for five weeks on Jenoptik's Web site, www.eyelike.de, where visitors can nominate their favorite image. Awards will be given to the top three finalists and their images will be featured in Jenoptik's upcoming advertising campaign, exhibitions, and special events. Entry deadline is December 1.


Eastman House, ICP Announce Alliance

George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, and New York City's International Center of Photography (ICP) have created a collaborative alliance to make their collections and programs more widely available to the public.
Under the alliance, the museums will hold joint exhibitions at both locations, including a triennial exhibition of contemporary photography from around the world. The museums will also develop a joint Web site, joint cataloguing system, and five international touring exhibitions.
Eastman House, also known as the International Museum of Photography and Film, has collections of 400,000 photographs, 15,000 cameras, 25,000 motion-picture titles, and 5 million publicity stills. ICP, a museum and school dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of photography, holds approximately 20 exhibitions per year and has collections of some 50,000 prints emphasizing works in the documentary tradition.
"Collaboration with ICP offers the opportunity for joint development of collection standards and educational outreach that will enable us to inform and inspire as never before," said Dr. Anthony Bannon, director of Eastman House.
In April 2001, links to the ICP/Eastman House Web site will be posted on the two museum homepages, www.eastman.org and www.icp.org.

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