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September 27, 2012

2012 WIP-LTI/Lightside Individual Project Grant recipients!

Humble Arts Foundation, Women in Photography and LTI-Lightside Photographic Services are pleased to announce Tema Stauffer as the 2012 WIP–LTI/Lightside Individual Project Grant recipient and Anna Beeke as our 2012 Kodak Materials Grant recipient.

 



Tema Stauffer: Nikia, May 2012, from the series Paterson

 

The $3,000 award will assist Tema Stauffer with Paterson, a documentary series of street portraits depicting residents of Paterson, New Jersey during the years following the economic crisis in 2008. In her words: I began the Paterson series in November 2009 in an attempt to examine the impact of economic decline on residents of this historic American city.  I’ve since made more than fifty bus trips to Paterson over these past three years and have photographed more than a hundred residents who I’ve approached on the street to ask if they would be willing to be photographed.


The Kodak Materials Grant will aid Anna Beeke with her project Forest, which began with the compulsion to visit the place where she began life and the belief that if she did, she would surely find something interesting there. In Beeke’s case, Washington State led her into the forest where she has discovered a place of enchantment full of adventure and the unknown.

 


Anna Beeke: Untitled, from the series Forest

 

 

To review previous grant recipient projects, please click HERE for the LTI-Lightside Individual Project Grant Archive.

 

Tema Stauffer is a photographer based in Brooklyn whose work has been exhibited at Jen Bekman Gallery and Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery in New York. Her bio lists a lengthy selection of awards, grants and entries in national and international solo and group exhibitions. She has taught at four universities and is also a writer and curator. Stauffer’s work has been seen in the New York Times, The Chicago Reader and W Magazine among many other publications. A full bio will accompany our next post detailing the Patterson project.

 

Anna Beeke is a documentary and fine art photographer based in Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited at Clamp Art and the Aperture Foundation in New York as well as numerous venues around the United States and abroad. A full bio will accompany her upcoming solo Humble Arts / Women in Photography online show featuring the project Forest.

 

LTI / Lightside Photographic Services offers fine art and commercial photography clients the complete service of overseeing and organizing all stages of processing, printing and presentation with an emphasis on personal involvement that helps resolve their visual presentation concerns in an informed and efficient manner. Our clients include fine art and commercial photographers, galleries, museums, art consultants, curators, collectors and publications who need their photography expertly prepared for exhibition or reproduction.
 
Women in Photography is an innovative website founded by artists Amy Elkins and Cara Phillips, which features the work of international female artists. WIP is an internet-based project that exhibits work outside of the traditional model of the commercial art world, allowing it to reach a global audience. Mixing emerging photographers with artists that have achieved high levels of success, the project is a resource for photographers, editors, curators, art dealers, and art enthusiasts alike to discover and enjoy the work of female artists. WIP presents a solo exhibition monthly.
 
Humble Arts Foundation is a 501c3 dedicated to supporting and promoting new art photography. The New York-based non-profit serves the international art community by way of exhibition and publishing opportunities, bi-annual artist grants, and educational programming. Founded in 2005 by Amani Olu and Jon Feinstein, Humble has been a pioneering hub for new art photography and serves as an international resource for collectors, curators, artists, art professionals, educators and the public.
 
Guest Juror, Sasha Wolf
opened the Sasha Wolf Gallery in the summer of 2007 after spending a number of years as a private photography dealer. The gallery specializes in contemporary photography and represents emerging and mid-career artists such as Elinor Carucci, Paul McDonough, Andrew Borowiec and Katherine Wolkoff among others. Prior to her work in the fine art photography world, Sasha worked as a writer, director and producer in the film and television industries and is an award winning short filmmaker. Her last film, Joe, was nominated for the Palme d’Or du court métrage at Cannes and has screened all over the world. Sasha also conducts reviews and judges work for institutions, universities and non-profits numerous times per year. She is a founding member of the gallery collective, Project 5, and a co-owner of The Exhibition Lab, a study center for fine art photography.
 

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September 7, 2011

2011 WIP-LTI/Lightside Individual Project Grant

 

Cristina De Middel: Iko Iko

 

Humble Arts Foundation, Women in Photography and LTI-Lightside Photographic Services are delighted to announce Cristina de Middel as the 2011 WIP–LTI/Lightside Individual Project Grant recipient. The $3,000 award will assist her with Afronauts, a series of photographs depicting Zambia’s failed attempt to put a man on the moon. You can see the full project here.

 

Furthermore, we are pleased to award the $1,000 WIP–LTI/Lightside Materials grant to Brea Souders to support a new series of photographs that examine her European ancestry. Souders work will be featured in Women in Photography’s next online exhibition on October 5, 2011.

 

Brea Souders: Sunburn in Naples

 

We would like to thank Heather Darcy Bhandari, Director of Mixed Greens for being a guest juror and all the applicants for their incredible submissions. Additionally, we thank Women in Photography, Humble Arts Foundation and Kodak for their continued support and commitment to the WIP-LTI/Lightside Women in Photography Individual Project Grant.


LTI / Lightside Photographic Services offers fine art and commercial photography clients the complete service of overseeing and organizing all stages of processing, printing and presentation with an emphasis on personal involvement that helps resolve their visual presentation concerns in an informed and efficient manner. Our clients include fine art and commercial photographers, galleries, museums, art consultants, curators, collectors and publications who need their photography expertly prepared for exhibition or reproduction.

 

Women in Photography is an innovative website founded by artists Amy Elkins and Cara Phillips, which features the work of international female artists. WIP is an internet-based project that exhibits work outside of the traditional model of the commercial art world, allowing it to reach a global audience. Mixing emerging photographers with artists that have achieved high levels of success, the project is a resource for photographers, editors, curators, gallerists, and viewers alike to discover and enjoy the work of female artists. WIP presents a solo exhibition monthly.

 

Humble Arts Foundation is a 501c3 dedicated to supporting and promoting new art photography. The New York-based non-profit serves the international art community by way of exhibition and publishing opportunities, bi-annual artist grants, and educational programming. Founded in 2005 by amani olu and Jon Feinstein, Humble has been a pioneering hub for new art photography, and serves as an international resource for collectors, curators, artists, art professionals, educators, and the public.

 

Mixed Greens represents US-based artists that specialize in conceptually driven and figurative work in a diversity of media. They currently represent nineteen artists who are at varying stages of their careers.

 

Guest Juror, Heather Darcy Bhandari is the Director of Artist Relations at Mixed Greens. Since joining the gallery in 2000, she has curated over fifty exhibitions while managing a roster of nearly two-dozen artists. Heather’s passion and enthusiasm for artists has led her to curate independent exhibitions, sit on the board of NURTUREart (a nonprofit in Brooklyn giving opportunities to unrepresented artists and curators), and co-author ART/WORK, a professional development book for artists published in 2009 by Simon and Schuster. She’s a member of the New Art Dealer’s Alliance (NADA), College Art Association, and is co-chair of programming for ArtTable. She is also an adjunct professor at Brown University.  She has lectured, and participated in portfolio reviews and panel discussions across the country.  Heather received a BA in visual arts and anthropology at Brown University and an MFA in painting from Pennsylvania State University. Before joining Mixed Greens, she worked at contemporary galleries Sonnabend and Lehmann Maupin in New York City.

 

 

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May 26, 2011

Women in Photography Moves to Humble Arts Foundation




Women in Photography and Humble Arts Foundation are proud to announce that wipnyc.org — an innovative website founded by artists Amy Elkins and Cara Phillips, which features the work of international female artists — is moving to hafny.org.

The transition could not have come at a better time; WIP will celebrate its third anniversary as well as its 59th exhibition in June. WIP generates exposure for emerging and established female artists through its online exhibitions, panel discussions, and collaborations with museums and galleries. WIP has been fortunate enough to work with Aperture Foundation, LACMA, MoCP, Lesile Tonkonow, Lightwork, and to participate in Young Curators, New Ideas II at P.P.O.W Gallery, among many other collaborations. With support from LTI/Lightside Photographic Services and Kodak, WIP makes an annual $3,000 Individual Project grant and a $1,000 Kodak Materials grant to women photographers. WIP, LTI/Lightside Photographic Services, and Kodak have awarded over $7,500.

Humble Arts Foundation largely inspired WIP’s founding mission and has generously provided promotional, design, technical, and logistical support since WIP’s 2008 inception. Humble Arts Foundation now expands its support by hosting WIP’s monthly exhibitions on its website. WIP is thrilled to join Humble’s excellent program, which includes the biennial exhibition 31 Women in Art Photography, The Collectors Guide to New Art Photography as well as online exhibitions such as group and solo show.

The WIP archives will remain at wipnyc.org so fans and supporters can continue to enjoy its previous exhibitions, including Rhona Bitner, Talia Chetrit, Lisa Kereszi, Laura Letinsky, Birthe Pointek, and Alessandra Sanguinetti. The move to Humble Arts Foundation will allow WIP’s exhibitions to reach a larger audience and will help merge the vision of both organizations.

Thank you for reading and please stay tuned for the next show featuring Pamela Pecchio and more information regarding the 2011 WIP-LTI/Lightside Individual Project Grant.

Amy Elkins and Cara Phillips
Founding Curators

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September 15, 2010

2010 WIP – LTI / Lightside Individual Project Grant winners

Angela Strassheim: Evidence #1, 2009

 

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 WIP-LTI/Lightside Individual Project Grant and Kodak Materials Grant. The $3000.00 prize goes to Angela Strassheim for her series Evidence

Angela’s project was borne of her insider’s knowledge of professional forensic photography: she holds a Forensic & Biomedical Photography Certification from the Metro-Dade County, Forensic Imaging Bureau in Miami, Florida. It was through her experience in the field using the protein revealing chemical agent “Blue Star” (which has been flagrantly aggrandized on numerous detective TV dramas) that she began to imagine Evidence as a fine art series.

 

Our $1000.00 Kodak Materials grant goes to Tiana Markova-Gold for her project Supporting the Human Rights of Sex Workers in Macedonia.

Tiana Markova-Gold: Kristina, from Supporting the Human Rights of Sex Workers in Macedonia, 2010


Tiana Markova-Gold is a freelance documentary photographer based in Brooklyn. Since the spring of 2007 she has been working on an in-depth project about the lives of women in prostitution in New York City. In 2009 she traveled extensively through Asia, Nigeria and Brasil documenting social services projects with a particular focus on women and girls.

 

Click on the images above to see more of each project. Use the links below to connect with the artists and sponsors individual websites.


Links for additional information on the artists and sponsors:

 

Humble Arts Foundation, Women in Photography

 


LTI / Lightside would like to acknowledge the considerable efforts of Amy Elkins and Cara Phillips of Women In Photography, Amani Olu and Jon Feinstein of Humble Arts Foundation and last but not least our astute guest judge, Karen Irvine of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago.

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April 1, 2010

31 Women in Art Photography

31 Women in Art Photography
Humble Arts Foundation
Affirmation Arts
March 6 – April 10, 2010



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Installation views courtesy of Nat Ward and Humble Arts Foundation

 


There are two things that struck me about Humble’s second edition of 31 Women in Art Photography. The first came in the form of plain statistics that I received from Humble co-founder, Amani Olu:

 

“This year in New York City hundreds of galleries and museums will mount group and solo exhibitions. On average, less than 25% of the artists presented in these exhibitions will be women. Less than 20% of those artists will be women photographers, and even less will be emerging.”

 

This is the key to understanding why HAF has championed this project for the second time and provides a clear reflection of its principles as a foundation. Not coincidentally, this is also a core reason why LTI / Lightside signed on to be the exhibition sponsor as well as co-founding the Women in Photography LTI / Lightside Individual Project Grant last year.

The second is easily recognizable to anyone who visits the show … it’s the extraordinary level of professionalism on display, which is not just evident in the work, but also in the presentation of the exhibition itself. 31 Women in Art Photography is simply a beautiful show to behold. The Affirmation Arts space, with its 20′ sky-lit ceiling and diffuse natural light enhances what many have remarked upon as one of the strongest curated shows to open during this year’s New York Art Fair week.

 

 

Humble does a great job of spreading the word … and in this day and age it’s always tempting to skim the reviews and click through the jpegs online. In this case, however, those of you in New York might consider this … don’t miss it!

 

 

 

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July 29, 2009

2009 WIP / Lightside Individual Project Grant winners!



erika larsen
Erika Larsen: from the project Sami, The People


LTI/Lightside and Women In Photography are pleased to announce that Erika Larsen has been awarded the $3000.00 Individual Project Grant for her project Sami, The People


Erica Allen

Erica Allen: from the project Untitled Gentleman

 

We are equally pleased to have extended an additional $500.00 materials grant to Erica Allen for her project Untitled Gentlemen.

 

Click on the images above to see more of each project. Use the links below to connect with the artists and sponsors individual websites.


Links for additional information on the artists and sponsors:

 

Erika Larsen, Erica Allen, Humble Arts Foundation, Women in Photography


Lightside and LTI wish to thank Amy Elkins and Cara Phillips of Women in Photography, Amani Olu of Humble Arts Foundation and the National Arts Club for their effort, support and guidance in making this project a reality. A special thanks goes out to all the entrants whose excellent work made the selection process so difficult.

 

 

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July 8, 2009

After Color: Curated by Amani Olu

After Color
Bose Pacia Gallery
July 8 / August 21, 2009

 

Curator Amani Olu (Humble Arts Foundation) “examines how artists employ conceptual black + white photography to strengthen their ideas and how such usage comments on the dominance of large-scale color photography as seen in the contemporary art world over the last 25 years”.

 


Talia Chetrit:Gradient Tool #1, 2009

 

 


Michael Buheler-Rose: Edition, 2009

 

Lightside and LTI provided conventional black + white printing, mounting and framing services for Talia Chetrit’s photographic Gradient Toolseries and framing for Michael Buhler-Rose’s mixed media Editionseries.

 

 

 

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