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Sasha Wolf and Jess T Dugan’s workshop sold out at the 2017 Filter Photo Festival so Filter is offering it again this April in case you missed your chance!

Join Sasha Wolf and Jess T. Dugan for an immersive weekend of professional practices. This weekend workshop includes full-day seminars on Saturday and Sunday with an optional Friday night critique. This workshop is ideal for photographers looking to gain insight into professional aspects of the art world.

For more info or to register, click here.

CONGRATULATIONS TO SWP ARTIST, KRIS GRAVES

The Artist, 2014

Kris has been chosen as the first recipient of the newly created Anne Wilkes Tucker Young Photographers Endowment for 2017-2018.

The Anne Wilkes Tucker Young Photographers Endowment is an annual acquisition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, that celebrates the outstanding achievement of an emerging photographer 35 and under.

Anne Wilkes Tucker is the founding curator of the MFAH’s photography department. In her 40-year career at the Museum, Tucker built the photography collection from a scant 141 prints to a collection of more than 30,000 photographs. This endowment celebrates Anne’s foresight by continuing the acquisition of excellent emerging photographers.

Sasha’s workshop at Filter Festival

Sasha is very excited to be teaching a workshop at this year’s Filter Festival with her friend, photographer, Jess Dugan. 

GETTING SEEN, GETTING SHOWN: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES FOR THE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER

Jess T. Dugan and Sasha Wolf
Filter Festival
Chicago, IL
September 21, 2017
Click here for more information and to register. 

Kris Graves on August PDN cover

Sasha’s solo booth installation of Kris Graves’s Testament Project  at the Art on Paper fair graces the cover of PDN’s August issue. Inside the magazine is a conversation with Sasha about the impact of online marketplaces  and art fairs on the brick and mortar gallery.
Kris Graves

ARTIST NEWS: Kris Graves Shortlisted for Aperture Portfolio Prize

We are so happy to announce that Kris Graves was shortlisted for the 2017 Aperture Portfolio prize

This year, Aperture’s Staff reviewed more than 700 portfolios, submitted from all over the world. The winner of the 2017 Aperture Portfolio Prize will be announced in May 2017, and will be published in Aperture magazine, receive a cash prize, and present an exhibition at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore in New York.

We here at SWP are so proud of Kris. 

Congratulations as well to the other four finalists:
Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Nancy Floyd, Balarama Heller, and Natalie Krick. 

New Work: Tema Stauffer

Most of the pictures in Tema Stauffer’s new body of work, Upstate, are made in and around Columbia County nestled along the Hudson River in upstate NY. You can see more of the work here.

FAIR NEWS: Kris Graves at Art on Paper

Please come visit us at the Art on Paper fair this week!
You can find us in booth C3.

This year will be a solo booth featuring the Testament Project portraits by Kris Graves.

“The Testament Project is an exploration and re-conception of the contemporary black experience in America. More often than not, black people are portrayed in the extreme—either as very rich or very poor, they are demonized, infantilized, ridiculed, idolized or hyper-sexualized; and within the art canon there is a noticeable scarcity of black representation.
In these glowing portraits, control of the colored lighting is given to my subjects, in order to create a space that is participatory and empowered. By including subjects in the creation of the scene and the altering of color, I seek to create photographs that portray individuality in addition to their blackness.”

INTRODUCING: KRIS GRAVES

“The Testament Project is an exploration and re-conception of the contemporary black experience in America. More often than not, black people are portrayed in the extreme—either as very rich or very poor, they are demonized, infantilized, ridiculed, idolized or hyper-sexualized; and within the art canon there is a noticeable scarcity of black representation.”

More of Kris’ work, as well as his biography, press, and publications, can be found on his artist’s page.

caleb charland

NEW WORK: CALEB CHARLAND

In his most recent (truly astounding) work Charland resumes his explorations of the natural world while at the same time continuing to push the boundaries of darkroom possibilities. As with his previous Double Index images- last seen in his exhibition, Redshift- one sheet of paper is used as both the receiver of the information and the transmitter. In this case, specifically, the water image is folded over onto the upper portion of the paper and used as a negative to print the sky.

Doug Fogelson