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DALLAS CYCLE STYLE is looking for half a dozen photographers who are available to shoot for a few hours on Saturday April 21st 2012 (Earth Day weekend!) The GOAL: to create artistic/professional photos of cyclists around town for our 2nd annual Cyclist Census.

Photographers can choose their own locations if they have a good spot in mind to catch some everyday cyclists (not necessarily the spandex-in-training cyclists, though that’s fine too) or – we have a list of some good spots they can choose from. We’re looking for the 2012 Face of Biking in Dallas and as we found last year, a talented photographer can steal the show. So…this year, we’re making it a photo competition too! We’ll have prizes for 1st through 3rd and honorable mention winners (chosen by a panel of professionals), as well as the People’s Choice Face of Biking in Dallas winners announced at the Cycle Style Fashion Event April 28th, 2012 – 10pm at the Continental Lofts Gallery in Deep Ellum.

Here’s an idea of the types of photos we’re looking for (fun! colorful! exuding personality!) Lights, reflectors & assistants are all allowed.

©Elliott Munoz

©Jarrod Fresquez

©Stevan Koye

©Jarrod Fresquez

The commitment will involve picking up the release forms and sandwich board a week or so before the day of shooting (from either a North Dallas or Oak Cliff location) and then dropping-off your signed release forms, sandwich board and CD/DVD/returnable flash drive with hi res image files at same location before noon the Sunday after the event. It will involve a pretty quick turn-around to get the photos up for online voting before the winners are announced at the next Saturday event!

Interested photographers should contact Amanda at More details at



PhotoVelo in the Dallas Observer
Sunday, October 16, at Eno’s Pizza Tavern
If you ever had to compete in a scavenger hunt as a kid, you’ll probably remember it wasn’t very difficult. The clues were easy, the objects in plain sight and it was really only a race of speed, which made the scavenging part so unnecessary. Flash forward to now and the grown-up version of that competition really isn’t child’s play. You need mental strength and a strategy to win adult scavenger hunts, and for PhotoVelo you also need a bike. Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is hosting their third annual bicycle photo scavenger hunt in which individuals and teams of two to four cyclists are given a list of items to photograph around Oak Cliff. All you need are your bike, map, a Sharpie and your camera. Oh, plus you need a place to print or develop your pictures, and we can tell you with certitude that Walgreens needs to take down that one-hour photo sign. So if you live in dark ages, have the darkroom ready to go when the race begins at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Eno’s Pizza Tavern. You can register for free by emailing or showing up in person before noon on Sunday, and stay after the race ends at 4 p.m. for live music and an early dinner at Eno’s. The winner of PhotoVelo gets a free meal at Eno’s (up to $75), and second place snags tickets to the DMA. Hey, if you don’t win you got a free workout, so really everyone’s a winner.

Hi all –
P1xels continues to dominate my life. It’s why I have not released any music in two years. The good news is that I still get excited every day when I see some of the new work that comes in to the site, Pixels At An Exhibition. If you visit the site, you will see why. It’s been quite an adventure: I love the artists and their art. We’ve been getting a lot of press coverage lately and I expect that to increase exponentially once we announce the first ever major show at a major east coast museum
(I can’t announce formally just yet), opening next spring.

So we have a new show opening this weekend …
New works of iPhone photography from around the world from a number of incredible artists who are a part of this global, and emergent art community. Pixels: The Art of the iPhone is an astounding show, and will run until October 30. Please join us at the reception. Several of the artists will be there.

You can see a quick run-through of the show here:

The Giorgi Gallery is located right underneath the Claremont Hotel, at:
2911 Claremont Ave.
Berkeley, California

Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat.: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m.

The OPENING RECEPTION is this Saturday, September 24, 6 to 10 p.m.

It is possible to see the gallery by appointment. Please write us or call 510-612-6124.

Don’t forget that we receive new images every day from around the world at Pixels At An Exhibition.
Everyone needs a dose of beauty on a daily basis!

So, yes, this is an amazing and exciting show … I hope you all can make it.


Nous avons eu un bon temps merveilleux à la bastille sur l’évêque et voici les photos pour la prouver!
*(We certainly had a wonderful good time at Bastille on Bishop and here are the pictures to prove it!)
Thank you for stopping by to see us!
Love & Photographs,
The A Team

French Mimes

*to download your FREE photo file, visit, select “Shop&Blog” then “Artists&Events” to find the BASTILLE 2011 gallery. Click on any thumbnail to view image large and there is a “download original” link in the lower right which allows you to save the picture to your computer.

*Click the above image to view it LARGE.
We are teaming up with Dallas Cycle Chic and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff to bring you some joyous and fun filled events the week of April 9 – 17th. We know you have been waiting for us to announce the Dallas Rides Photo Contest Exhibit ever since we got all snowed up last month, and you’ve been chomping at the bit to hear details on the upcoming POLARIDE that we teased you about on Facebook!

Well, here’s everything you ever wanted to know about the way your April will shape up. Dallas is rolling out this new and really nifty Bike Plan for the city, and we are in full support and want to show it by capturing the beautiful bicycle culture that is blossoming here. What better way to capture beauty than through photography? (I know, right?)

Of all the festivities during the week, we want you, our darling photopolus readers to pay special attention to three:

1. “Cyclist Census & Face of Biking in Dallas” April 9 from 12 – 6 p.m. …. We are looking for a few fun photographers to pick one of these spots for a portion of the day to photograph cyclists at each point. You will be provided with a packet full of model releases and details, and you will retain the rights to all of your photos. We just might want to exhibit and post a few of them to brag about our city and the pretty bicyclists in it! Email us if you’re in, and let us know which location you’re interested in.

– Beauty Bar (Henderson near Greenville)
– Transit Bicycle Co (on Blackburn near the West Village)
– McKinney (as in the city of – on Main Street)
– Denton (at the courthouse in the Square)
– Bicycles Plus (in Snider Plaza just off Hillcrest and Lovers)
– Downtown (Pegasus Plaza at Main and Akard)
– Bishop Arts District (in Oak Cliff by the Streetcar Mural)
– Deep Ellum (on Main at Walton between the taco joint and the cafe)

2. “Dallas Rides Photo Exhibit” April 10 from 7 – 10 p.m. upstairs at Eno’s
You all submitted some amazing shots last month, and the finalists will showcase their work! Come prepared to purchase some bike photo art with one of these super-cute-must-be-on-your-wall photographs. Congratulations to the finalists *woot woot*:

Clay Coleman
Jill Stegall
Chris Curnutt
Jigna Vyas Gosal
Walraj Gosal
Alisha Ippolito
Maria Belen Rodriguez

3. “SPRING POLARIDE 2011” April 16th from 12 – 5 p.m. Get your team together (maximum 4 people), and email us your team name. Then show up at Eno’s for our 3rd Bicycle Photo Scavenger Hunt!
All of you who have participated the last two kept asking us for more. And we deliver! So don’t resist the temptation to come along. Just email us with your questions, and we’ll get ya lined up.

Click on the flyer for other great Dallas Cycle Chic events, and we’ll see you ’round the town…

February 24, 2011

In dating and in love, the common advice is always: “It will come when you’re not looking for it.”

I think the foundation of this idea is true and it applies to all things in life, not just love. But I would like to make a slight alteration to this idea. Events, people, love, and success appear when you’ve made space for it in your life.

Last fall I started an unconventional art gallery with my long time friend, fellow artist, Kesha Bruce. We started to promote the work of an amazing roster of artists and started having conversations as gallery directors and art dealers. All of sudden I am no longer an artist in search of a gallery. My head space changed and shifted and I no longer felt the burning need to sign on with the perfect gallery.

When you’re searching for love, a career break, a baby, or any of those normal human desires, your need for it can take over. The need grows larger and larger and before long, there is no room for the very thing you want most. All the spaces are occupied by the need. This is ironic given that we perceive the need as an emptiness, a lack of something.

With the creation of Baang and Burne Contemporary and a clear vision on how I am to proceed forward with my artistic career, I contracted. I became a heavier mass while taking up less space, trading 50lbs of cotton for 50 lbs of gold so to speak. Then all of sudden, I was offered an exhibition by an amazing gallery in SoHo, NYC.

The thing we desire the most cannot appear until we are ready for it and when we’ve made room for it.

Will you make some room on your calendar and join me at the opening reception for “Sustain” photographic works from my epic series Wok the Dog at HousProjects.

31 Howard St, 2nd FL
March 4, 2011

If you like this post, please retweet it and share it with your friends. I look forward in meeting you.

PS. Interestingly, both Kesha Bruce and Michael Kirchoff (another amazingly talented artist on B+B’s roster) were both offered great exhibition opportunities within 3 months of the formation of B+B. The burning desire went away and we all made space in our lives for other things.

To own a limited edition print of “Number 14, Casablanca, Morocco, 2010”

“Twins” 1988 ©Toni Parks.
Published: January 28, 2011
IN Gordon Parks’s 1942 photograph “American Gothic — Washington, D.C.,” a grim-faced cleaning woman in a well-worn polka-dot dress stands against the backdrop of an American flag. With a broom in one hand and a mop beside her, she stares directly at the camera.

In “Twins,” shot 46 years later by Mr. Parks’s daughter, Toni Parks, two equally unsmiling young girls wear frilly headdresses and festive tops. They, too, gaze straight into the lens.

These images and more are currently on view in “Bridging the Gap: Photography by Gordon Parks and Toni Parks,” at the Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle. Curated by Katrina Rhein, the gallery’s director, the show is the first two-person exhibition featuring the father-daughter pair. It presents nearly 70 pieces from the college’s collection, including photographs spanning seven decades and an assortment of books and videos by and about the artists.

The relationship between the Parkses and the College of New Rochelle dates back 20 years. In 1991, in recognition of Mr. Parks’s work, the school opened the Gordon A. Parks Gallery and Cultural Arts Center on its campus in the South Bronx; in 1992, it granted Mr. Parks an honorary degree. At the time, Ms. Parks was working at the college as both a counselor for adults returning to school and a photographer during graduations. She has since curated exhibitions at the Gordon A. Parks Gallery, and shown her work there on several occasions, most recently in a solo exhibition in 2009.

But exhibiting at the Castle Gallery, as well as showing her work alongside her father’s, remained unfulfilled goals until now. “This is a dream come true,” Ms. Parks said at the show’s opening in December.

Given the photographers’ familial relationship, gallery visitors might find themselves focusing on the parallels among the works rather than appreciating the individual images. But, Ms. Rhein said, “Each piece in this exhibition stands on its own. I believe there are as many dissimilarities as there are similarities.”

“Gordon was a mentor to Toni, schooling her on life and the arts, ” she said, but they had “different processes for seeking out subjects and creating works.”

Mr. Parks’s many accomplishments include directing the film adaptation of his autobiographical novel, “The Learning Tree,” in 1969, and the blaxploitation film “Shaft” in 1971; writing memoirs, novels and books of poetry; performing as a jazz pianist; and composing orchestral scores. But he was most prolific as a photographer. He was the first African-American to work for Vogue and Life magazines, with subjects ranging from well-known actors and entertainers to victims of abject poverty in the United States and abroad.

Both ends of this spectrum are represented here in 10 black-and-white photographs, which Mr. Parks donated to the college in 1991. Among them are highlights from his 20-year stint at Life, including “Red Jackson, Harlem,” part of his first assignment for the magazine, a photo essay shot in 1948 about the Midtowners gang; and “Bessie Fontenelle and Children at Welfare Office,” part of another photo essay, this one from 1968, taken during a monthlong stay in the Fontenelle family’s Harlem tenement. Then there’s Muhammad Ali after his fight with Henry Cooper in 1966, his face glistening with beads of sweat, the intensity of his glare palpable.

The exhibition’s title, proposed by Ms. Parks, conveys multiple meanings. One suggests the gap that Mr. Parks, who died in 2006, referred to in his 2005 memoir, “A Hungry Heart,” between the primarily white audiences of his magazine photos and the residents of the ghettos where he often shot. Another reference recognizes Mr. Parks’s middle name, Alexander, making his initials, G.A.P. Finally, the exhibit bridges the work of Mr. Parks, who discovered his photographic calling early in life, and Ms. Parks, who said she did not pick up a camera until she was in her 40s.

Given her father’s accomplishments and reputation, Ms. Parks’s avoidance of the field was understandable. “Of course he was intimidating!” she said. “That’s why it took me so long.”

A tall, slender woman with silver hair that falls past her shoulders, Ms. Parks, 70, was raised in White Plains, where she studied piano and musical composition; she currently lives in England. As soon as she started shooting, she said, she knew she had found her passion. She recalled presenting an early contact sheet to her father and telling him, “I don’t care what you say — this is me!”

The “me” that is on display in “Bridging the Gap” includes a dozen color shots of a dress rehearsal of “Martin: A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.,” the five-movement ballet re-enacting Dr. King’s life that Mr. Parks wrote, scored and helped to choreograph, and that he later directed and narrated as a film. “It was my first professional assignment,” Ms. Parks said. “Martin” aired in 1990 on PBS on what would have been Dr. King’s birthday.

The exhibition also contains images taken by Ms. Parks in Manhattan between 1986 and 1993: black-and-white portraits and street scenes, and several Cibachrome prints, including an urban sunset and moonrise. “In New York, there are so many types of people and so many things happening within one block,” said Ms. Parks, who is a member of Kamoinge, a collective of African-American photographers founded in 1963 and based in New York. “Whatever I see that delights me, I take the photograph.”

“Bridging the Gap: Photography by Gordon Parks and Toni Parks” runs through Feb. 20 at the Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle. Six of Mr. Parks’s feature films will be screened in the gallery on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16. For a schedule of films, gallery hours and more information: or (914) 654-5423.

we did this and highly recommend you do it too – was super awesome and so fun making ambro & tintypes w/ our pal Frank.
reserve your spot today – space is limited!

SLPS and FotoWeek DC present another wonderful evening of food, photography, music, art and friends this Friday, November 12th for their fifth Slideluck Potshow in Washington, DC.

7pm Potluck * 9pm Slideshow

FotoWeek Central – Satellite
3333 M Street NW * Between 33rd & 34th * Washington, DC

Purchase $10 Tickets here

click HERE for the Facebook event RSVP page.

Participating Artists in SLPS DC V include:

Astrid Riecken * Brandon Thibodeau * Brendan Hoffman * Chip Somodevilla * Daniel Afzal * David Rae Morris * Evan Abramson * Guy Martin * Hannele Lahti * Jay Westcott * Joan Lobis Brown * Jonathan Hanson * Ken Cedeno * Kerry Payne * Krisstofer Tripplaar * Kristian Thacker * Kurt Lengfield * Laura Elizabeth Pohl * Lee Gainer * Leena Jayaswal * Melina Mara * Lianne Milton * Lisa McCarty * Mary Calvert * Michael Lang * Michelle Frankfurter * Nancy Breslin * Nicholas McClelland * Noah Deveraux * Robb Hill * Shawn Thew * Stephen Crowley * Tara Kocourek * TJ Kirkpatrick * White House Photo Office

FotoWeek DC celebrates the transformative power of photography through the exhibition of inspiring and provocative images, diverse programming, and collaboration with the local and international community.

Don’t forget that this is also a potluck dinner! We encourage you to trot out your very finest dish to enjoy and share with the rest of us! We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

Hey Artist Friends!
Do you live or work in Oak Cliff? If so, here’s a chance to sell your art at the 2nd Annual Cliff Fest: More Than Just a Taste on Sunday, November 14, noon to 6pm. Cliff Fest is the one festival each year where we focus solely on what makes Oak Cliff so great: the talent within. This year’s fest will once again take place in the Bishop Arts District. Cliff Fest is a day of local food tasting, local shopping, local performances and meeting your neighbors!
We are calling local artists to set up shop for the day, to sell and show off your work.
To exhibit your creative wares, register online at the link below.

Artists, register here
10 x 10 Space without Tent $75.00 USD
10 x 10 Space with Tent $150.00 USD
10 x 20 Space without Tent $140.00 USD
10 x 30 Space without Tent $200.00 USD

Non profit groups register here for a discounted rate (proof of non-profit status required)

Contact us at with questions.

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