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Affect/Effect: Photographs That Create Change – Susan Meiselas discusses all potential of photography

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“We have to know about each other. Photography gives us that opportunity.”

-Susan Meiselas

This is an amazing video where Magnum photographer and Open Society Institute – Moving Walls co-curator Susan Meiselas talks about the impact that photography can make on social consciousness. Her personal website is also very interesting as it includes an audio component on every page with her commentary on her work and photography in general. The Open Society Institute is an extremely important resource for documentary photographers with grants, fellowships, exhibitions, online multimedia and portfolios, and a resource center for a multitude of social programs.

Written by Zara Katz

April 8, 2010 at 10:25 am

FiftyCrows Fine Print Program – Bruce Davidson

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One of the most important components of FiftyCrows is the Fine Print Program, which is a major source of funding for the foundations initiatives. These limited-edition prints have been donated by 35 masters of photography, such as Eve Arnold, Hansel Mieth, and Jacques Lowe. Purchasing a print from the FiftyCrows Fine Print Program enables the foundation to cultivate the future of documentary photography by creating more exhibitions, lectures, and grants. All the prints can be viewed and purchased online at the FiftyCrows website. Please note that if you become a member of FiftyCrows for $35/year you can receive a $200-$1500 discount on photographs from the Fine Print Program. Contact FiftyCrows at info@fiftycrows.org if you are interested in membership or Fine Prints.

Body Builder in Venice, CA, Posing for a Woman with a "Brownie" Camera 1964 Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in, signed by the artist. Introduced as a Photo Fund Collector print in 1999 as edition of 100. Member price: $3250 Non-Member price: $4000

In the Fine Print Program, we have two images by Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson. Davidson was a major participant in documenting the American Civil Rights movement from 1961-1965. He has four books of images from New York City: Brooklyn Gang, East 100th St, Central Park, and Subway. His most recent book, Circus, looks at 3 American circuses and an Irish one-ring circus. At the moment, Davidson has two exhibitions in New York, Five Decades at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery and East 100th St at Howard Greenberg Gallery.

Child on a Front Porch Playing with her Doll Baby, Shelby County, TN, 1962 Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in, signed by the artist. Introduced as a Photo Fund Collector print in 1999 as edition of 100. Member price: $3250 Non-Member price: $4000

Written by Zara Katz

December 21, 2009 at 10:38 am

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Photo Fund Winner Update: Stephaine Sinclair is selected for the Whitney Biennial 2010

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In 2004, FiftyCrows awarded Stephanie Sinclair one of her first photography grants. Last week, Stephanie was selected as one of four photographers for the 2010 Whitney Biennial. Next year’s biennial reflects the selected artists’ response to the hardships and joys of the past two years.

Known for her depiction of women’s issues and her ability to expose horrific situations, Sinclair’s 2004 International Fund for Documentary Photography photo essay was no exception. “Self-Immolation: Afghan Women Cry Out For Help” showed the women in the burn unit of the Herat Public Hospital. In the five subsequent years since winning the IFDP award, Sinclair’s work has continued to examine topics of women and war, establishing her as one of the most prominent photojournalists today.

Sinclair is currently working on a project that examines child brides in Afghanistan, South Asia, Ethiopia, Latin America and the United States. This work will be exhibited at the FiftyCrows Gallery in San Francisco in July of 2010. Sinclair’s deep interest in exposing women’s issues around the world led her to start Photobetty, a photography group that supports female photojournalist and female centered photo essays.

Sinclair worked for Corbis in Iraq and Lebanon and as a staff photographer for the Chicago Tribune. She has been published in The New York Times Magazine, US News and World Report, TIME, DoubleTake and Stern. Sinclair’s numerous honors include: CARE International Award for Humanitarian Reportage, a $15,000 Alexia Foundation grant and one of the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography fellowships. Most recently in March 2009 Sinclair was asked to be full member of VIIphoto agency.

Other links to Stephanie Sinclair’s work:
Lightstalkers
PDN (video interview)

Written by Zara Katz

December 16, 2009 at 10:52 am