I recently read a Social Media post that read:
Solitude and photography
Often go hand in hand.
I’ve been pondering the statement and find it a bit perplexing. Yes, of course we are the lone masters of the viewfinder, we singlehandedly (usually) decide what to include and what to leave out. So very often, the photographic image is created and then quickly shared. Be it on the back of the camera, tethered to a monitor, published, posted to social media or a website, our images are viewed at daunting levels of frequency and speed. Very little happens in a vacuum these days!
We create alone and then share with the world.
Image by the 2018 Award Winner Nick Hannes
The Zeiss Photography Award 2019 is now open for submissions. Participants can submit a series of five to ten images, with descriptions, from now until February 8th, 2019. The theme for this contest is “Seeing Beyond – The Unexpected” and the jury is looking for a story of something unforeseen or surprising that is evident in the series of images. The theme is left open to wide interpretation, from political or conceptual ideas, to human expression or physical environments and landscapes.
Three new books have arrived in a short duration, and I thought I would mention them before putting together a list of the best books of 2018 for next month. Terribly excited to have all three of them here.
We ran our first Kids4Cameras campaign this past spring, and it was a huge success – enough so, that we’re proud to run another one.
We invite you to bring gently used camera equipment into our store between November 16th and December 31st, 2018 for donations to Kids4Cameras. Please remember to bring batteries, chargers, manuals, or any other related accessories for the cameras, if available. Cash donations are also accepted both in-store and online.
Sony has announced the winners of their Alpha Female Creators in Residence grant program. Over 6000 women applied for the program, which is designed to promote diversity and provide opportunities for female creators to advance their careers. Five women have each been awarded a six-month $25,000 grant, a $5000 Sony imaging product allowance, and the opportunity to work with an Alpha Collective photographer as their mentor.
Congratulations to Megan Allen, Danielle Da Silva, Erin Hogue, Nitashia Johnson, and Colette Robinson.