• The Olympic Mountain School of
Photography opened last month in Gig Harbor, Washington.
The nonprofit school is dedicated to the advancement of photography
through education. The 2002-2003 class schedule will begin in
September and will include expeditions to Olympic National Park,
Mt. Ranier National Park, and Mt. St. Helens National Monument. For
more information, visit www.photoschool.info.
• The 24th Annual Long Island Photo Workshop will take place August 12-16, 2002, and include a variety of different photographic techniques: fine art and photojournalistic photography, fine portraiture, basic Photoshop, and digital studio operation. For more information, or to register for one of the classes, please visit www.liphotoworkshop.com or contact the student liaison, Ronald Krowne, at
• Vision Quest Photographic Arts Center is hosting a series of workshops through 2003. The topics are Ireland: Spirit of Place; The Nude: Art and Issues; Zen and the Art of Photography; Guatemala: Spirit of Place; and Hawaii: Images of Gratitude. For more information, visit www.vqphoto.com or call (651) 644-1400.
• Nevada magazine has teamed with photographer and educator Ira Gostin to present Nevada Magazine On Location—A Photography Adventure, in September 2002. The workshop will feature such locations as Tyson Ranch in Virginia City and the Great Reno Balloon Races. Sponsors include Nevada magazine, Fujifilm Professional, Reno Color Lab, Wells Fargo, Gordon's Photo Service, and shootSmarter.com. For more information, visit www.gostinworkshops.com or call (775) 333-9173.
Grants and Awards...
• 2002 W. Eugene Smith Grant
The Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows in the tradition of W. Eugene Smith as a photographic essayist. For 2002, the grant will be $30,000, with an additional $5,000 in fellowship money to be awarded at the discretion of the jury. The grant program is independently administered by the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund and generously funded by Nikon Inc. Applications may be obtained by writing to the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, c/o the International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036. Deadline for applications is July 15, 2002. More information at www.smithfund.org.
• Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First
This biennial prize offers publication of a book or photography, a $3,000 award, and inclusion in a traveling exhibition of prizewinners. Submitted work must be from an ongoing or completed project of the past three years, and the photographer must not have previously published a book-length work. Duke University Press will publish the book in association with Lyndhurst Books of the Center for Documentary Studies. All required materials must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2002. For further information, visit http://CDs.aas.duke.edu/grants/index.html, or send an SASE to CDS/Honickman First Book Prize, Center for Documentary Studies, 1317 West Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina 27705.
• Bard College Professors Receive
Two faculty members in photography at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, have received 2002 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships. Tanya Marcuse received her fellowship to photograph historical underclothes and armor in the United States, England, and France; she plans to make the project into a book. Mitch Epstein received his award for work on Family Business, a film and photographic project about his father and the demise of the family furniture store.
- Eugene Mopsik, a Philadelphia
corporate/industrial photographer and former president and current
director of the American Society of Media Photographers Inc., has
been appointed the trade association's new executive
Roy Schatt, known for his photographs of actor James Dean, died
of congestive heart failure at his home last month. He was
Schatt began his career as an illustrator, and was influenced by Eric Saloman's work in 35mm, available-light photography. After serving in World War II, he returned to photography at the Circle in the Square Theatre and the Actors Studio, where director Lee Strasberg allowed him to photograph performers. He began shooting Dean in 1954.
Schatt's photographs are exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Chicago Art Institute.
News from George Eastman House
- Native American Exhibits
The George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, is presenting two exhibits of Native American portraits: historical images made famous a century ago and the contemporary work of some of today's Native American artists. The two, The Master Prints of Edward S. Curtis and Indian Art/Facts, will be on view until August 25, accompanied by public programs.
For more information, visit www.eastman.org.
ICP and Eastman House Launch Photomuse.org
The International Center of Photography and George Eastman house have developed Photomuse.org, a website containing large amounts of archival material and images from the two institutions for audiences that do not have easy access to their collections.