Its been a couple of weeks since I’ve had time to sit down and compile a weekly collection of news and tidbits from the photographic world. However, there are some noteworthy things this week, and I don’t mean it to be Yosemite-centric, I promise!
- The Yosemite Renaissance is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a juried art exhibition. The deadline for submissions is November 14.
- The Ansel Adams Gallery National Park photo contest deadline is coming up at the end of October. I need to get my entries together!
- Watching the recent Ken Burns series on our national parks, I was particularly struck by the art of Chiura Obata. Some of his wood cuttings and water colors from the Sierra Nevada region are simply breathtaking and are very moving for me. To see some of Obata’s work, click on the link above–I hope you enjoy them!
- This is more personal, and not necessarily photographically related, but how much plastic did you throw away today? As people who care for and want to nurture our planet, it is a good time to think about the choices we make, and their long-term effects.
- Finally this week, Jim Goldstein started his 2009 blog project of buying prints from your favorite photographers. According to Jim:
“The goal of this project is to introduce fine art photography, photography books, print exchanges, and other photography related products to photography fans of all walks of life. It is also to spur photography fans to think in terms of financially supporting talented photographers so they can continue to do what they love.”
So, support your favorite photographers! I need to do just that, possibly through a print exchange…
I think that’s all I know this week; have a great one!