NATALIE CHRISTENSEN | Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe

Image: “Gestalt at Monument Valley” 2017, © Natalie Christensen

Image: “Gestalt at Monument Valley” 2017, © Natalie Christensen

I am thrilled to announce, that Natalie Christensen is having her first gallery exhibition at Turner Carrol Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Natalie was interviewed a year ago on Women in Photography.

Natalie is a photographer based in Santa Fe, is a frequent contributor to online contemporary and fine art photography magazines, and has won several regional awards and shown work in the U.S. and internationally including London, Dusseldorf, New York, and Los Angeles.

First trained as a Jungian psychotherapist, Christensen developed a love of photography and the psychological implications contained in “found” visual environments. As she immersed herself in her photographic art, she became keenly aware that the viewer’s perception of a naturally occurring visual vignette is determined by the way the viewer “frames” the vignette in their own mind, in the same manner, a photographer frames a visual vignette with their camera lens.

Thus, Christensen began finding natural and architectural vignettes in her newly adopted home of Santa Fe. Informed by her training in Jungian psychology, she frames each photograph to compel the viewer to immerse themselves in the psychological space she presents. Christensen’s newest photographs from her series depicting swimming pools and their surroundings will be included in the exhibition. Concepts of ritual/spiritual/psychological renewal and rebirth through descent into water and return to the land on which we humans live, invite the viewer to dive into their own interior perspective and perhaps emerge with one renewed and expanded.

The exhibition will run from 7th September till 1st October at Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Dorothea Lange / Vanessa Winship | Barbican London

Credit: (l) Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936 © The Dorothea Lange Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. (r) Vanessa Winship, Untitled from the series 'She Dances on Jackson', 2011-2012 © Vanessa Winship

Credit: (l) Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936 © The Dorothea Lange Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. (r) Vanessa Winship, Untitled from the series 'She Dances on Jackson', 2011-2012 © Vanessa Winship

If you are in London, be sure to visit the exhibition @ the Barbican featuring pioneering documentary photographer and visual activist, Dorothea Lange, and award-winning contemporary photographer, Vanessa Winship.

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The exhibition has amazing reviews and is running from 22nd June till 2nd September 2018. For more information click here.

Taylor Messing photographic Portrait Prize 2018 - Call for entries

Mykie, Skinhead, Hackney, London . from the series  Skins & Suedes  by Owen Harvey, 2017 © Owen Harvey

Mykie, Skinhead, Hackney, London. from the series Skins & Suedes by Owen Harvey, 2017 © Owen Harvey

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography. 

The Prize has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists.

The winner of the competition will receive £15,000. In addition the judges, at their discretion, will award cash prizes to one or more shortlisted photographers.

The prize winners and exhibition selection is judged on an equal and anonymous basis. In 2017 the exhibition featured over fifty works and was seen by over 40,000 people at the National Portrait Gallery, London. 

More information and the full competition rules can be found by clicking here. The deadline for your submission is Tuesday 12 June 2018.


© Tara Todras-Whitehill, Finalist September 2017 Edition

© Tara Todras-Whitehill, Finalist September 2017 Edition

After the success of the 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary photography in Berlin, the 5th edition will be held in Barcelona in October this year.

The Biennial will take place in several galleries in Barcelona, during the month of October 2018, with a central hub in the Gallery Valid Foto. Final venues will be announced shortly.

Professional & Amateur Photographers worldwide, working in all mediums and styles and are welcome to submit their work. Images can be color or black and white, and there's no restriction regarding the time the image was taken. 

SUBMISSION FOR SELECTION TO EXHIBIT AT THE 5TH BIENNIAL ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL MARCH 6, 2018 - for more information about the registration click here.

Open Call for the 2018 Annual Emerging Lens Mentorship Program

Photo: Isadora Kosofsky, 2017 Emerging Lens Mentorship Program winner      

Photo: Isadora Kosofsky, 2017 Emerging Lens Mentorship Program winner      

ART WORKS Projects (AWP) is pleased to announce its Open Call for the 2018 Annual Emerging Lens Mentorship Program. The 2018 competition is open to young photographers currently working on a human rights, social justice or humanitarian issue related to women and/or girls. Although the entrant must be a resident of the United States, the project may focus on international issues. The winning entrant will have an opportunity to receive a stipend to expand and/or finish their project and to exhibit the final project in May 2018 at the ART WORKS Projects Studio Gallery in Chicago.

AWP is accepting submissions until January 31, 2018. Please click here for more information.

Elliott Erwitt Exhibitions | Beetles & Huxley London

Picture © by Beetles & Huxley Gallery, London

Picture © by Beetles & Huxley Gallery, London

Beetles & Huxley Gallery, London, celebrates the 90th birthday year of photographer Elliott Erwitt, with a new exhibition. The exhibition includes over 50 photographs surveying Erwitt's career, ranging from photographs of New York in the late 1940s, to portraits of well-known figures and rare vintage prints from across Erwitt's career.

If you are in London, be sure to visit the Beetles & Huxley Gallery (3-5 Swallow Street, London, W1B 4DE) from 24th January till 17th February. It will be a very exciting exhibition, you can get more information by clicking here

Lensculture Portrait Awards 2018 | Call for entries


Lensculture is seeking the new photographic portrait from all the corners of the world! For the first time Lensculture offers two exceptional exhibition opportunities: the winners, jurors’ picks, and finalists will show their work at Photo London in May and during the opening week in Arles this July. These are two of the world’s most important photo events—don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be seen alongside the biggest names in photography!

The Deadline for your submission is Tuesday, February 27, 2018. For more information click here.

Angie McMonigal "Cloudscrapers" | Perspective Gallery, Chicago

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds
— G.K. Chesterton

I am very happy to announce that Angie McMonigal is having a group exhibition at the Perspective Gallery in Chicago from 5-29 October.  We have interviewed Angie about her architectural work in 2015, you can read the full interview clicking here.

The Perspective Gallery shows now a few pieces of her fantastic „Cloudscrapers“ series. 
"Much of my work has a tie between the structures we create and the juxtaposition with nature. With this particular series, I want to emphasize the contrast in the hard lines and geometry of these structures with the soft, fluidity of the clouds. Showing how the two can complement each other"_ Angie McMonigal

So if you are around in Chicago make sure to visit the exhibition. Beside Angie’s "Cloudscrapers“ series you can see work from Verna Todd, Howard Hart, Doug Haight, Stephen Murphy and Christopher Schneberger

Perspective Gallery
1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue, Evanston IL 60201

Opening Reception
Saturday, October 7, 5-7 pm

Artist Talk
October 19 at 7 pm

Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel - Exhibition, Helsinki

Francesca Woodman, From Space2, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976 © George and Betty Woodman

Francesca Woodman, From Space2, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976 © George and Betty Woodman

The American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958–1981) created a world of intimate and emotional pictures during her intensive life. Before her death at just 22 years old, Woodman became one of the most seductive and haunting photographers of all time.

The Finish Museum of Photography in Helsinki shows her work "On being an angle" till October 15th. for more information click here.

Women in Colour - Exhibition, New York City

Laurie Simmons, "How We See/Ajak (Violet)," 2015. © Laurie Simmons

Laurie Simmons, "How We See/Ajak (Violet)," 2015. © Laurie Simmons

"Women in Colour" is a show at RUBBER FACTORY in NYC. The exhibition exploring the pioneering role of women in the use of colour in photography. The show was curated by Ellen Carey and shows work of Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Penelope Umbrico - just a few to name. 

The exhibition runs until September 27th. Find out more HERE

Emma Elizabeth Tillman "Disco Ball Soul" - Exhibition London

Los Angeles, May 2012

Los Angeles, May 2012

Emma Elizabeth Tillman (b. 1986, Santa Barbara) is an American writer, director and photographer based in Los Angeles. Tillman works with analogue film photography, as well as moving image and has made her directorial debut with the short film The History of Caves in 2013. 

Left to right: p.37 Kingman, 2008, p.110 Iceland, 2010, p.50 Joshua Tree, 2011

Entitled Disco Ball Soul, her debut show features work created over a ten year period. Formed from fragments from her personal diaries it is an attempt to capture time in a series of beautiful analogue photographs and collages comprising handwritten extracts capturing the artist's life as it unfolds across various geographies, including France, Arizona, Iceland and California. Much of her never-seen-before work features intimate images of her life with her husband, Josh (the musician Father John Misty).  

p.87 New Orleans, 2014

If you are in London, don't miss to see the show. The show runs from 11. August till 30th August at  GALLERY 46, 46 Ashfield St, London (Tube: Whitechapel).

All images: © Emma Elizabeth Tillman, by courtesy of the artist

Zanele Muholi - Exhibition Amsterdam

South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi investigates, documents and depicts the black LGBTQI identity in contemporary South Africa in her work. 

Her powerful, moving and intrusive portraits analyse and comment in a sensitive and often witty manner the stigmatising representations of black lesbian women.

If you are around in Amsterdam don't miss to visit this exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum. It is running from 08. July till 15 October.