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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.


Seasons of Crisis, Faces of Hope Photography Campaign
The Seasons of Crisis, Faces of Hope competition wants you to capture an extraordinary moment in time. The image should spread awareness of people in crisis, as well as present the message; even in life’s darkest moments, a glimmer of hope always exists. Photos will be chosen based on the participants ability to clearly carry out this message. The top 15 photos will be on display in our traveling exhibition beginning Nov. 2011 and running through Sept. 2012. Prizes will be awarded based on the following categories: Professional, Amateur and Kids.
Contest will run from Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 through Monday, Oct. 3, 2011.
For more information contact Amy Koshy at

Just a quick reminder that 214Trans4m by Daniel Kusner and Bryan Amann opens TONIGHT at the Magnolia Gallery from 8pm-11pm. We hope to see you there! -Scott & Nicole

The Magnolia Gallery presents

When transgender models strike poses beside landmarks in Texas’ most conservative metroplex, the results can be exquisitely photogenic yet ideologically conflicting. But the creative team of Daniel Kusner and Brian Amann hasn’t shied away from the challenge. “214 Trans4m,” is a collaborative a photo series that aims to capture Dallas’ history, architecture and stereotypes, all while straddling the invisible divide that separates the feminine and masculine. Kusner and Amann construct each image as if they’re producing a small movie. Each project involves casting characters, choosing wardrobe, scouting locations, styling and building props.

Some regard Dallas (now that George and Laura Bush are our neighbors) as the Lone Star State’s cradle for reactionaries and traditionalists. Where men are men, and women are women. But Big D is too big to surrender to such narrow definitions. Like places of interest for the average visiting tourist, “214 Trans4m” invites Dallasites to look at their own city — but in a different light.

Some images from the Kusner+Amann portfolio include:
• “Dallas in Wonderland” featuring local drag artist Jenna Skyy becomes Lewis Carroll’s “Alice,” kneeling beside the painted X on Elm Street and pointing toward the Texas Schoolbook Depository. True to her character, “Alice” incorporates mathematics to gauge the magic bullet’s path on the spot where a commander-in-chief’s head was ripped apart by a sniper.
• “Breakfast at Neiman’s” features doe-eyed goddess Chaselyn Wade becomes a modern version of “Holly Golightly,” a down-at-heel party gal who can taste an unsullied life while gazing into a downtown window display of Dallas’ poshest retailer.
• “Callas in Dallas,” features trans showgirl Erica Andrews emulating Maria Callas reenacting the day that the New York Metropolitan Opera fired, who then gave the performance of a lifetime as Medea at the State Fair Music Hall.

The title of this photo is “Memora-Beale-ia,” featuring local drag performer Richard D. Curtin who morphs into a daffy Edith Bouvier Beale dancing before the Kennedy Memorial to inspire our admiration for a forsaken structure whose design was approved by Edith’s famously tasteful cousin.

Daniel Kusner is a former editor of Dallas Voice and publisher of Spread magazine. He blogs at His fascination with drag artistry began when the KISS Army recruited him at the age of seven.
Bryan Amann’s photos have appeared in Elle Décor: Germany, Out Traveler and Dallas Voice. His work has been exhibited at Dallas City Hall, Baylor’ Chas. A Sammons Cancer Center, The African American Museum in Fair Park, The Trinity River Audubon Center. Amann’s photos can be seen at

WHO: Daniel Kusner and Bryan Amann
WHAT: “214 Trans4m”
WHERE: Magnolia Gallery, inside the Magnolia Theatre: 3699 McKinney Ave. Dallas. Texas.
WHEN: Sept. 8, 2011 to Oct. 12, 2011
PHONE: 214-683-9134
CURATORS: Nicole Cullum Horn and Scott Horn

Magnolia Gallery
inside the Magnolia Theatre
3699 McKinney Ave.
curated by Nicole Cullum Horn & Scott Horn

2011 Dallas Great Streets Visual Essay Contest

The city of Dallas invites you to express your desires, dreams and ideas about what makes a Great Street in Dallas. This contest is designed to help us understand from the citizen’s perspective what works well in our streets and thoroughfares now and what could work better to make Dallas a great community.

We hope to spark your creativity to learn what you think about this valuable but often forgotten part of our public space — the street. We want to know what you like about particular streets in Dallas or how you would like to see them improved. Help us make Dallas streets even better by participating in the Great Streets Visual Essay Contest and be part of the Dallas Complete Streets project.

The Dallas Great Streets Visual Essay Contest is open to everyone. Winning entries will receive exciting prizes!

Contest Term:
The contest term for the 2011 Dallas Great Streets Visual Essay Contest is from 12:00 a.m. on July 18, 2011 to 11:59 p.m. on August 22, 2011.
Contest Rules:

By entering, participants agree to allow their photos or videos, name, city, and state of residence (school and grade for youth participants) to be published as award winners or to be used on web-based or printed publications owned or produced by the city of Dallas, sponsors of the Dallas Great Streets Visual Essay Contest, or interagency partners of the city of Dallas. The photos or videos will be used to promote the Dallas Complete Streets Project. Entrants retain ownership and use of their photographs.

By entering, participants warrant that their entry materials are original and do not infringe on any third party’s rights. By entering, participants release and hold harmless the City of Dallas, sponsors or inter-agency partners from any liability.

If a recognizable person is in the photograph, a model release must be submitted with the entry and liability is limited to the value of prize(s).

The City of Dallas may share your contact information with sponsors and inter-agency partners of the Dallas Complete Streets Project.

The City of Dallas and sponsors shall have the right to verify, in their sole judgment, winner eligibility. All decisions by the Dallas Great Streets Photo Essay Contest judges will be final and binding.
Contest Information:

Please read the following information carefully.

The Dallas Great Streets Visual Essay Contest is open to everyone. Entrants must enter their photos/videos into one of the following divisions:

Pro – Entrants whose income depends on photography/videography or if you consider yourself qualified to compete in the Pro division.

Amateur – Beginning or amateur photographers/videographers at least 18 years of age and experienced photographers/videographers who do not receive a major part of their income from photography.

Youth – Beginning or intermediate photographers/videographers aged 17 or under.

The focus of this contest is on effective communication of your ideas and opinions about street design and how it affects the attractiveness and function of a place. We are looking for your ideas about what makes a great Dallas street. Entries in all divisions may feature any street in Dallas, including streets with residential, retail, entertainment, mixed use, office, business, school, or university uses. Entry photos/videos should express what you, the entrant, like about your featured Dallas street and if or how you would make that Dallas street better. Entries may combine visual media with audio, written, or graphic commentary to communicate your ideas and opinions about what makes a great street.

Each participant may submit one video that is no more than two minutes in length or up to six photographs as a single submission. Videos may include photos. Any text included in the submission may not exceed 200 words. Graphic communication techniques are not limited.

Each submission must feature only one(1) street in Dallas, although street elements from other streets may be used to illustrate how you would make your featured Dallas street better.

The deadline for submitting entries is 11:59 p.m. August 22, 2011. Entries may be submitted beginning at 12:00 a.m., July 18, 2011 and must be received no later than 11:59 p.m., August 22, 2011. Photos or videos taken before the Contest Term are eligible.

By Email
To submit your entry via email, please attach your photos and the contest entry form to the following address:

The size limit for your entire submission package must be less than 20MB. If selected for publication, entrants may need to provide higher resolution photos later.

By Website:
Click here to submit your entry through the online submission form.

The size limit of the attached photos/videos must be less than 20MB, entrant may need to provide higher resolution photos later.

By Mail
To submit your entry via email, please include the contest entry form with your photo/video entry and e-mail to the following address:

2011 Dallas Great Streets Visual Essay Contest
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla-Room 5C-North
Dallas, TX 75201

Prizes will be awarded to winning photos/videos submissions in each division — Pro, Amateur and Youth — and one grand prize winner will be awarded from any division.

1st Place — $125.00
2nd Place — $50.00
3rd Place — $25.00
Honorable Mention — Recognition
Grand Prize — $500.00

A panel of judges well versed in visual communication and street design will judge the contest. The grand prize winner, place winners 1, 2, 3 and honorable mentions will be determined at the judges’ discretion. Entries will be judged on relevance to Dallas Complete Streets project goals, effective communication, creativity, and artistic merit.

For more information about Dallas Complete Streets project goals, click here.

For additional questions, please e-mail @
To receive updates about the Dallas Complete Streets project, please register here.
Thank you and we look forward to your participation in the Dallas Great Streets Visual Essay Contest!


As a local political election starts early voting tomorrow, so do we! We actually start right now, with polling you, our dear readers to find out what image from the finalists of the “Dallas Rides” photo contest speaks to you the most. The winner shall receive a sweet little goody bag with some deals and offers from a handful of our favorite local retail establishments.

So tell us now, which photo SCREAMS, “Dallas Rides!” Voting will continue through Tuesday, May 10 and the winner will be announced shortly there after.

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Magnum portfolio submissions open now through May 15 – read the rules here.

FRANCE. Paris. 1996. Magnum meeting to review portfolios. ©Burt Glinn/Magnum Photos

Information on submitting portfolios:
Submissions for 2011 are now open. Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2011

Magnum Photos is a co-operative owned and run by its members/photographers. They meet once a year during the last weekend in June to discuss the organization’s affairs. One day of the meeting is set aside for looking at and voting on potential new members’ portfolios.

Successful applicants will be invited to become a “Nominee Member”, a category of membership which presents an opportunity for Magnum and the individual to get to know each other. At this stage there are no binding commitments on either side. In 2007 three new nominee members were accepted.

Photographers based in the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East who wish to be considered should get their portfolios to Magnum Photos’ London office. Please email if you have any further questions. Please note that Magnum London is only considering digital submissions.
Those residing in the Americas should submit their portfolios to our New York office, which can be contacted at Please note that Magnum New York is only considering digital submissions.
Photographers within Europe (excluding the United Kingdom) must submit portfolios to our Paris office:
Photographers based in Japan must submit portfolios to our Tokyo office:

Applicants must make their own arrangements to deliver and collect their portfolios if required. Magnum Photos cannot take responsibility for any portfolios sent by the post. Please make sure that all material is clearly labeled with contact details, content and the specific format. All portfolios will be ready for collection in July.

Please note that these are provisional details and are liable to change. Please phone or e-mail Magnum offices closer to the time to check dates.

We regret that due to confidentiality reasons, Magnum cannot give out personal information regarding our photographers, nor can we enter into correspondence regarding any decision made about Nomineeship.

Form of Submission:
– Up to 80 images can be submitted digitally. Images only please. Do not submit images in a movie or slideshow format.
– The resolution of each image must be 72 dpi and cannot exceed 1200 pixels on the longest side.
– Images should be submitted on a CD-ROM as JPEG files with compression 8-10.
– Your images should be numbered in the order that you wish them to be presented, with the number coming first in the file name (to ensure the correct sequence use two digits, example: 01, 02, 03) and then your last name. (eg. 01Smith, 02Smith, 03Smith etc.)
– Please do not use any spacing in the name.
– Please include a statement about your work, resume, bio and current contact information as .doc or .pdf files on the same CD.
– Please test the CD before you send it to us and be sure to label it with your name and contact details.
– If you wish to have your materials returned you must include a self addressed stamped envelope with the correct postage, UPS or Fedex waybill and the proper material to ship it back in. If you would like to make arrangements pick up your submission you may do so by contacting the appropriate office.

If your portfolio does not meet these requirements, it will not be considered.

There are no such restrictions for submitting books, photographs or portfolios. However, your editing skills will be deemed as important as your ability to photograph so please bear this in mind when refining your submission.
Submissions should be sent to your nearest Magnum office:

Submissions must be postmarked no later than May 15, 2011 to be considered.
(Please note that Magnum New York and Magnum London ONLY consider digital submissions)

Magnum Photos Inc./ Portfolio Review
151 West 25th Street 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Magnum Photos Inc./ Portfolio Review
19 Rue Hegesippe Moreau
75018 Paris

Magnum Photos Inc./ Portfolio Review
63 Gee Street
London EC1V 3RS
United Kingdom

Magnum Photos Inc. / Portfolio Review
Tokyodo Jimbocho
No.3 Building 7th Floor
1-1-17 Kanda Jimbocho,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051


Lenscratch is creating exposure opportunities for photographers with group on-line exhibitions. Photographers will be allowed ONE entry per exhibition and ALL photographs will be published.

Submission Guidelines:
Image size: 72dpi at 1000px on the long side
Send name, title, location, and link to your work (website or other)
In the subject of your e-mail, type the name of the exhibition (FAMILY, etc) and e-mail to:
If your images are sized incorrectly or the submission is incomplete, they will not be posted.

Submission Categories and Due Dates:

Due Date: March 12th
Send one image that best represents LUCK. Post will run on St. Patrick’s Day

Due Date: April 25th
Send your favorite SELF PORTRAIT. Post will run on May 1st

Due Date: July 1st
Send your favorite image of SUMMER. Post will run on July 4th


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”

A new book called Ruins of Detroit displays Detroit’s downtown landmarks in decay: Abandoned hotels, houses and schools line the streets as a reminder of the city’s economic downfall over the past century. The devastation takes on an eery beauty, as captured by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre. Click here for full slideshow and article.

Huffington Post | Nicole Hardesty First Posted: 01-26-11 02:19 PM | Updated: 01-26-11 02:26 PM

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