Monday, September 27, 2010

FREE lecture by legendary photographer Mary Ellen Mark!

Don't miss this great opportunity to here Mary Ellen Mark speak about her work.
When: Thursday, Sept 30, 2010 - 5:30pm
Where: UPENN B1 Meyerson
Free tickets available starting at 4pm - on a first come, first served basis.

Opportunities galore!

Some great new opportunities for student photographers:

• The Fotovisura $1000 Spotlight Grant for Outstanding Student Photography Project information on how to apply
look at these great judges!
Henry Horenstein, Photographer, Author, RISD Professor of Photography
Larry Fink, Photographer, BARD Professor of Photography
Claire O’Neill, Editor, NPR’s Picture Show blog
Lauren Schneiderman, Editor, Visura Spotlight

• The PDN EDU 2011 photo contest - more information available here.
Winning entries are printed in PDN EDU magazine!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

College Photography show at Banana Factory in Bethlehem - call for entries. . .

The Banana Factory is featuring the InVision Photography Festival, a festival highlighting nationally and internationally known photographers. We are hosting a photography competition for colleges, highlighting the artistic talents of students in Banana Factory’s Banko Gallery. This exhibition is an excellent opportunity for students to exhibit their works in a professional setting.


Students can submit up to 5 images on a CD for jurying. Entry fee is $25 for up to 5 submissions. Each entry must be an original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S copyright laws.

The final decision regarding the suitability of all artwork included in the exhibition will be made by professionals from regional institutions at the time of the installation. Judges include photographer Larry Fink and Executive Director of Lehigh University Art Galleries, Ricardo Viera.

All submitted work must be ready to hang with hooks, wire or other type of hanging apparatus. All work must also be labeled on back with name and title. Entries must be no larger than 48 inches by 48 inches to the outside dimensions of the frame or mat. Shipped work must include return shipping.

CD’s should be mailed to:

Rachel Akers

Banana Factory

25 W 3rd St.

Bethlehem, PA 18015


Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.


Sept 29 Deadline for submission of CD with up to 5 images and entry fee of $25.

Oct 11 Notification of acceptance or un-acceptance will be made by e-mail

Oct 22-24 Drop off of accepted work between the hours of 9am-5pm

Oct 30 Exhibition opens

Nov 5 Opening reception from 6-9pm

Nov 21 Exhibition closes

Nov 22-24 Pick up work from 12-7pm

more info about the Banana Factory on their web site:

Monday, September 20, 2010

Finally - the first photo club meeting of the year!

The photo club will hold its first meeting on Monday, Sept 27 at noon in Hicks 118 (the photo classroom). All are welcomed to attend. We will be electing new officers - President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. If you are interested in becoming an officer, please do your best to attend the meeting. If you can't make the meeting but would like to run for office, please contact Kimberly Witham ( We will also be discussing photo club activities for the coming year - don't miss it!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Chad States at PPAC

Bucks Photo faculty member Chad States will be lecturing on his latest project at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center this Thursday, Sept 16 from 7:30-8:30. The lecture is free and open to the public. More information is available through the PPAC website here.

Congrats to Kyle Thompson!

Congratulations to Kyle Thompson. He recently won the STPR Rally Photo contest. Check out the winning photo above. The full story is available on the Rally America website here.