Wednesday, June 17, 2009

erwan fichou: dog wool

ok. erwan fichou made a series of portraits of people who knit garments out of their dogs' hair. true story.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

philadelphia photo arts center: call for entries

above image by tommy reynolds

this call for entries is just for the philly gang:

for anyone unfamiliar with this organization, the philadelphia photo arts center, it's a new digital lab and photo space (and so much more) that will open in august in philadelphia. the inimitable sarah stolfa is spearheading the project.

the goal of the philadelphia photo arts center is to make philadelphia a place where important photography gets made, shown and talked about. emerging local photographers are essential to that goal. they will be our photo community’s next leaders and the source of important new work and new ideas. PPAC is therefore excited to launch our exhibition space with "NEXT: emerging philadelphia photographers." selected entries will be exhibited in PPAC’s new exhibition space in the crane arts building from august 18 – november 29, 2009.

first, second, and third prize winners will receive, $500, $300, and $200 gift certificates respectively for digital services at PPAC. the competition is open to all subject matter and photographic processes.

the entry fee is $20 for a maximum of 5 images. entry fees are not refundable. all entries must be received by friday, june 26, 2009.

the submission form and guidelines can be found here.

about PPAC:

the philadelphia photo arts center is a nonprofit organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the philadelphia region. the organization fulfills this mission by offering educational programs, photographic exhibitions, lectures by practicing artists, and affordable access to high-end digital equipment for the creation of photographs. PPAC is a resource for both practicing artists as well as individuals interested in learning about all aspects of contemporary photography. PPAC provides needed technical services and instruction and promotes the relationships and connections that will lead to a more vibrant photography community.