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INPrint 2016

This call for entry puts the focus on the final product of the artist vision, the photographic print or object, not the jpeg on the screen. Rfotofolio wants to encourage and promote the art of making the photographic print.
This call for entries will be judged not only on the image, but by the craft, skill, and quality of presentation.
All media are welcome, including but not limited to traditional film, digital, collage, three-dimensional, encaustic, small books, and alternative processes. When you participate in our call for entry you are helping in growing the Rfotofolio Grant. Thank you.

UPDATE

Merit winners will be included in our on-line gallery, interviews, future publications, and be invited to future exhibitions.
We are pleased to say that the merit winners will also receive from Adore Noir ,a bundle of their wonderful e magazines. A gift of photographic paper from Hahnemühle USA.  Hahnemühle has been making paper since 1584 and produces some of the most wonderful surfaces for photographs we have used.  Also one photographer will be the recipient of a custom-made book from Artisan Craftsman Books and Hahnemühle. Thank you to our sponsors.

ABOUT THE JUROR

Rfotofolio is pleased to announce that Catherine Couturier will be our guest juror for the 2016 call for entry INPrint.
Catherine is the owner and director of Catherine Couturier Gallery,the premier fine art photography gallery in Houston,Texas.
Catherine has been in the gallery business for sixteen years and shows works by both classic and contemporary artists. The gallery is a member of AIPAD (the Association of International Photography Arts Dealers) and exhibits around the country.
Catherine is on the advisory committee and annual auction committee for Houston Center for Photography and sits on the board of Through the Lens – Houston, an organization that empowers economically disadvantaged students through the art of photography.

TIMELINE 

This call will have two rounds of judging.

FEBRUARY 1, 2016 we will start accepting entries on rfotofolio.org at INPrint.

MARCH 15, 2016 midnight CST, round one deadline.

MARCH 20, 2016 e-mail notifications will go out to artist that have made it to the second round.

APRIL 20, 2016 deadline to receive work for second round judging.

Notifications to the selected artist will be June 6th, 2016

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please read both the first round and second round requirements before entering INPrint.

UPDATE 

First Round

Pay the 15.00 fee via PayPal

PayPal

 

PLEASE PAY BY USING THE BUTTON ON THIS PAGE, not the email address  callforentry@rfotofolio.org.

Please send up to five images to callforentry@rfotofolio.org with your PayPal invoice number.

FILES

Prepare your files with the following specifications:
Longest dimension should not exceed 1024 pixels; (minimum 600 px width)
Saved as a JPEG at a setting of 12.
No Watermarks / Copyright Units / Logos on images

File naming is as follows.
LAST NAME _FIRST NAME_ TITLE.jpg
,  for example Smith_Ann_Carousal_.jpg

These jpegs can be of just the image or of the image the way you would present it.                                                                                              You may include a paragraph about the way you would present your work.

SECOND ROUND

You must be willing to mail the work to us for final judging.
You must provide us with a pre-paid return mailing label.
The final size (presentation size) of any work can not be larger than 8 1/2 by 11.
Your work may be smaller.
Work that is presented to the judges must be the way you would present your work to the public.

We look forward to seeing your work.

 


 

 

Josephine Sacabo

Josephine Sacabo


 

Joanne Teasdale

Joanne Teasdale


To learn more about these artist please visit their sites.

Joanne Teasdale

Liese Ricketts

Jesseca Ferguson

Heidi Kirkpatrick

Fran Forman

Josephine Sacabo

K.K. DePaul

J.Rosenthal 

C.Rosenthal

To learn more about the Catherine Couturier Gallery just click on the name.

Thank you to the photographers that share their work with us.

Thank you to our sponsors.

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Photographers coming to Rfotofolio

Milpa Seeds in Hand © Judith Haden

Milpa Seeds in Hand © Judith Haden

Judith Cooper Haden is a photographer from Santa Fe. With her documentary photography she helps share the story of Milpa: From Seed to Salsa. We are pleased to be sharing an interview with Judith.

From the Milpa site:

Milpa: From Seed to Salsa – Ancient Ingredients for a Sustainable Future explores through a blend of essays, recipes and documentary photography how the ancient agricultural knowledge and the wealth of 1000 year-old seeds and planting practices still in use among the Mixtec peoples of southern Mexico can help us to meet the ecological and food crises of today.

Oaxacan activists Dahl-Bredine and Jesus Leon Santos, Oaxacan Chef Susana Trilling, and Santa Fe Photographer Judith Cooper Haden explore through timely food sovereignty essays, mouth-watering recipes, and stunning documentary photography, how the ancient agricultural knowledge and the wealth of 1000 year-old seeds and planting practices being revived in the environmentally devastated Mixtec region in Southern Mexico can help us meet the ecological, health and food crises of today.The indigenous milpa agricultural system stands as a microcosm for global food issues and offers solutions to help us all move towards a sustainable global human family. The Mixteca Alta is an hour north of the tourist mecca of Oaxaca City.”

To learn about Judith Cooper Haden please visit her site at Judith Haden Cultural Photography.

To learn more about Milpa: From Seed to Salsa please click on the title.


 

© Paul Athanas

© Paul Athanas

Paul Athanas will take us on the streets with his images.  To learn more about Paul please visit his site at  PD Athanas.


 

XRay © Guadalupe Quiroz

XRay © Guadalupe Quiroz

We saw the work of Guadalupe Quiroz will visiting the Weston Scholarship  show in 2015.  She is a film photographer and we are happy to share her work and words.


Bedtime Stories © Melanie Walker

Bedtime Stories © Melanie Walker

Melanie Walker’s statement “Photography is my home. It is my family.” resonates with many of us. Melanie works in installation art, alternative processes, and mixed media.   We are pleased to be able to share her work in the coming weeks. To learn more about Melanie Walker please visit her site at, Melanie Walker

Thank you to the photographers that share their work with us.

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A Hope, Prayer, and a Dream

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A Hope, Prayer, and a Dream

Opening Reception Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Location: 3600 block of Main Street, Houston

A collective of photographers join in an exhibit encompassing an entire city block on Main Street throughout Houston’s 2016 Biennial FotoFest.

Entitled A Hope, Prayer, and a Dream, Laura Corley-Burlton and Marti Corn have curated an exhibit including the works 60 photographers. These artists belong to shootapalooza, a community of photographers whose focus is placed on alternative processes and sharing ideas.

The theme, A Hope, Prayer, and a Dream was derived from the desire to reflect our emotions revolving around the unrest and chaos that is raging throughout the world today.

The exhibit offers two walls, including one that is 84 feet long, that are wheat pasted with 131 images as well as storefront windows filled with cyanotype prayer flags and other installations including the works of Corley-Burlton and Corn.

This installation is hosted by Main Street Projects, an alternative art venue for site-specific art installations in Mid Main Houston, located in the 3600 Block of Main Street. Five percent of sales from the local businesses during the opening reception on March 3 will benefit the Houston Center for Photography. This exhibit will be on display throughout FotoFest and will remain on display through the end of April 2016.

Many thanks to Laura Corley Burlton and Marti Corn for curating and organizing this event. And special thanks to Judy Sherrod who is the driving force behind shootapalooza.

To learn more about these photographers please visit their sites by clicking on their names.

Jane Fulton Alt
Keliy Anderson-Staley
Mariana Bartolomeo
Patrica Bender
Anne Berry
Christa Blackwood
Tami Bone

Cecilia Broder

Pat Brown
Valerie Burke
Laura Burlton
Laura Calfee

Kimberly Chiaris
Marti Corn
Patricia Delker

Kay Denton
Theresa Escobedo
Diane Fenster
Fran Forman
Ann George
Aubrey Guthrie
Laura Husar Garcia
Ellie Ivanova
Amy Jasek

Angela Johnson
Angela Bacon Kidwell
Sandra Klein
Rita Koehler
Galina Kurlat
Louviere & Vanessa
Ky Lewis
Ingrid Lundquist
Lynda Martin
Yvette Meltzer
Billie Mercer
Heather Oelklaus
Marcy Palmer
Heather Perera
Becky Ramotowski
Vicki Reed
Paula Riff
Jerry Rosenthal
Connie Rosenthal
Ronna Schary
Jennifer Shaw
Judy Sherrod
Sara Silks
Amanda Smith
Nancy Smith
Aline Smithson
DorRae Stevens
Jacqueline Stoken
Vicky Stromee
Shari Rohde Trennert
Kevin Tully
Lucy Wainwright
Melanie Walker
DB Waltrip
Sean Yseult

To learn more about shootapalooza please visit, A Community of Photographers.


Wheat Paste Small Wall

Thank you to the photographers that share their work with us.

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Art You Don’t Want to Miss

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Meet the Westons:
Saturday, February 6th, 2016
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Scott Nichols Gallery is pleased to announce The Westons a photographic survey of four generations of photographers from the Weston clan. Featuring photographs by Edward Weston, Brett Weston, Cole Weston, Neil Weston, Cara Weston, Kim Weston, & Zach Weston. This exhibition explores over a century of photographic tradition, and how the Weston family has become synonymous with photography.

The gallery will have a reception with Cara Weston, Kim Weston, Gina Weston, and Zach Weston on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please come for the rare opportunity to meet the living members of the Weston family.

To learn more please visit their site at,  Weston Photography.

 


 

Maggie Taylor

Maggie Taylor

 

From the Catherine Couturier Gallery

Stranger Things Have Happened: February 27 – April 2, 2016

Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday, February 27, 5-7pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, February 27, 5:30pm

Catherine Couturier Gallery is delighted to present the work of gallery artist Maggie Taylor, entitled Stranger Things Have Happened. The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception on Saturday, February 27, from 5-7 p.m. “I create images, and that is much more important to me than explaining what the images mean. There is just no telling what they mean to other people anyway.” In 2008 Taylor published her version of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” with 45 illustrations accompanying Lewis Carroll’s original text. Now she is at work on the sequel, “Through the Looking Glass.” The gallery will also show a selection of Taylor’s vintage daguerreotypes, tintypes, and ambrotypes that are her source materials. There is no one meaning for any of the images, rather they exist as a kind of visual riddle or open-ended poem, meant to be both playful and provocative.

To learn more please visit, the Catherine Couturier Gallery.

To learn more about Maggie Taylor please visit, Maggie Taylor. 

 

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Matt Roberts Gallery

Father,Son, and Sand © Matt Roberts

Father,Son, and Sand © Matt Roberts

 

Trip to Mother in Laws Wake © Matt Roberts

Trip to Mother in Laws Wake © Matt Roberts

 

To learn more about the work of Matt Roberts please visit his site at, Matt Roberts.

To read our interview with Matt Roberts please visit Through the Lens. 

Thank you to photographers that share their work with us.

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INPrint, News about our call for entry

 

InPrint

 

INPrint 2016 Our Annual Call

This call for entry puts the focus on the final product of the artist vision, the photographic print or object, not the jpeg on the screen. Rfotofolio wants to encourage and promote the art of making the photographic print.
This call for entries will be judged not only on the image, but by the craft, skill, and quality of presentation.
All media are welcome, including but not limited to traditional film, digital, collage, three-dimensional, encaustic, small books, and alternative processes. When you participate in our call for entry you are helping in growing the Rfotofolio Grant. Thank you.

Merit winners will be included in our on-line gallery, interviews, future publications, and be invited to future exhibitions.

ABOUT THE JUROR

Rfotofolio is pleased to announce that Catherine Couturier will be our guest juror for the 2016 call for entry INPrint.
Catherine is the owner and director of Catherine Couturier Gallery,the premier fine art photography gallery in Houston,Texas.
Catherine has been in the gallery business for sixteen years and shows works by both classic and contemporary artists. The gallery is a member of AIPAD (the Association of International Photography Arts Dealers) and exhibits around the country.
Catherine is on the advisory committee and annual auction committee for Houston Center for Photography and sits on the board of Through the Lens – Houston, an organization that empowers economically disadvantaged students through the art of photography.

TIMELINE 

This call will have two rounds of judging.

FEBRUARY 1, 2016 we will start accepting entries on rfotofolio.org at INPrint.

MARCH 15, 2016 midnight CST, round one deadline.

MARCH 20, 2016 e-mail notifications will go out to artist that have made it to the second round.

APRIL 6, 2016 deadline to receive work for second round judging.

Notifications to the selected artist will be mid-April 2016
Return of non chosen work will be mid-April 2016

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please read both the first round and second round requirements before entering INPrint.

First Round

Pay the 15.00 fee via PayPal.  You must pay your fee using the PayPal button.

PayPal
Please send up to five images to callforentry@rfotofolio.org with your PayPal invoice number.

Prepare your files with the following specifications:
Longest dimension should not exceed 1024 pixels; (minimum 600 px width)
Saved as a JPEG at a setting of 12.
No Watermarks / Copyright Units / Logos on images

File naming is as follows.
LAST NAME _FIRST NAME_ TITLE.jpg
,  for example Smith_Ann_Carousal_.jpg

SECOND ROUND

You must be willing to mail the work to us for final judging.
You must provide us with a pre-paid return mailing label.
The final size (presentation size) of any work can not be larger than 8 1/2 by 11.
Your work may be smaller.
Work that is presented to the judges must be the way you would present your work to the public.

We look forward to seeing your work.

 


Fran Forman

Fran Forman


 

Josephine Sacabo

Josephine Sacabo


 

Watchtower © Heidi Kirkpatrick

Watchtower © Heidi Kirkpatrick


 

Joanne Teasdale

Joanne Teasdale


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© J.Rosenthal

© Keith Taylor

© Keith Taylor

 Thank you to the photographers that share their work with us.

To learn more about these artist please visit their sites.

Joanne Teasdale

Heidi Kirkpatrick

Fran Forman

Josephine Sacabo

K.K. DePaul

Keith Taylor

To learn more about the Catherine Couturier Gallery just click on the name.

Thank you to our sponsors.

 

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Through the Lens with Photographer Matt Roberts

 

Shadow Dance © Matt Roberts

Shadow Dance © Matt Roberts

Rfotofolio is pleased to share the work of photographer Matt Roberts.

Would you tell us a little about yourself?

I have been a very active photographer since the 60’s, but strictly as an avocation, not a vocation.  After studying photography at Pratt Institute, I tried working as a commercial photographer’s assistant, but I hated it and decided to pursue a career outside of photography, so that I could keep my photography strictly personal.  I ended up working on the business side of magazine publishing, almost all of it at Conde Nast where I had stints as the head of marketing for The New Yorker, GQ, and Vogue, among others. I retired about two years ago. I have been married to my wife, Cathy, for thirty-eight years and am the father of three grown sons, one of whom is a very gifted photographer.

How did you get started in photography? 

One of my earliest memories is of looking at the catalogue for “The Family of Man” exhibit that took place at MOMA.  I was hooked.  My father got me a Brownie when I was in 3rd grade, and by high school I had set up a darkroom in the bathroom of our N.Y.C. apartment.

Times Square © Matt Roberts

Times Square © Matt Roberts

Which photographers and other artists” work do you admire?

I love the grace and empathy of Roy DeCarava and Jerry Liebling; the quiet, atmospheric beauty of Saul Leiter’s work; the ahead –of -their- time color photos of Vancouver by Fred Herzog; Dave Heath’s beautifully composed, melancholic work.  Also Bill Brandt, Walker Evans, Philip Perkis, Paul Strand, W. Eugene Smith . . . .  I could go on.

How has being a photographer affected your day-to-day life?

It has made me more observant and open to the beauty of the everyday. I’ve always wanted to grab the window seat.

If you could spend a day with any other photographer living or from the past who would it be?

I would spend a day out shooting with Helen Levitt or Roy DeCarava.  There’s so much humanity and depth of emotion in their
work. It’s amazing how consistently they were able to capture and express it.  I could learn a lot from them.

Would you share with us an image that has taught you something.

One of the earliest I took of my girlfriend (now wife) — was taken my first week of grad school at Pratt.
The assignment was to tape over your viewfinder and photograph the first hour of the day. It taught me the value of not over-thinking, to go with your instincts, and to be open to the serendipity of chance. Forty years later, the resulting out-of-focus “portrait” is still one of my favorites.

© Matt Roberts

© Matt Roberts

What is the inspiration for your work?

I don’t work in a single genre: I like doing street photography, landscapes, beaches, family photos . . . .   I think the common inspiration is just my immediate surroundings, and trying to transform them into personal, evocative “narratives.”

Father,Son, and Sand © Matt Roberts

Father,Son, and Sand © Matt Roberts

What do you want people to take away from your images?

An emotion. And the pleasure of seeing something familiar or seemingly mundane in a new light.

What challenges do you face as an artist?

Having my work seen!  For a long time it didn’t matter too much to me — I just wanted to create work that I wanted to look at. But now, with overflowing chests of drawers, boxes of work stuffed under beds, etc. I would like to share it more. The irony is that with the internet there are now more venues than ever in which to be seen, but there’s such an overabundance of images out there that it’s easy to get lost.

Is there one thing that you would like to tell people about your creative process?

I try to always carry my camera with me so that I am constantly looking and can be open (hopefully)
to the possibilities of whatever comes my way. I never pose or set up photographs — not that I have a
bias against that kind of photography — it just isn’t something that I’m personally interested in pursuing.
At the end of the day, I guess my main goal is to create images that I like to look at — AND go back to.
If they resonate and stir an emotion in other people, all the better.

What’s next?

Keep on keeping on — and try to remain true to myself. Without trying to sound too “reactionary”, that means
resisting a lot of the current trends in photography, like the overly “conceptual”, thinking-over-feeling
direction. I have to say, in each of the last few years, I have walked out of MOMA’s “New Photography”
shows feeling very depressed about the future of the medium, despite their clear intent of stretching its
boundaries. And this year, walking from the Picasso sculpture exhibit to “New Photography” was like going from the
sublime to the ridiculous (not to mention cold, mannered, emotionally empty, and completely forgettable!)

One thing I’m doing with my own work is converting series of images into video format (especially the Commute
photographs.) I would love the challenge of taking over a space and showing a single day’s images — individual
photos, triptychs, videos etc. We’ll see . . . .

The Sights © Matt Roberts

The Sights © Matt Roberts

To learn more about the work of Matt Roberts please visit his site at, Matt Roberts. 

Thank you to the photographers that share their work with us.

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