Featured Exhibit/April 15, 2009
Uzbekistan: Images from the Land of Ghosts
Photographs by Kevin Bubriski
A doctor and veteran of the Soviet Afghanistan war now teaches at the medical college in Bukhara.
These photographs of Uzbekistan by Kevin Bubriski are from the 2007 spring and summer
season after the icy bite of winter had left the Central Asian steppe. The photographs celebrate the quotidian rituals, chores, and pleasures
of the Uzbek people. Students on holiday after their last exams;
veterans of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, now medical school
professors and surgeons; elders on pilgrimage; and families at the
market selling or bartering their bread, yogurt, watermelon, cherries,
and tomatoes. Images of the ancient majestic tiled walls and blue domes
of Samarkand's Registan, Bukhara's Kalon Mosque and Khiva' madrassas
have a firm place in our art histories, computers' databases and
individual visual memories. But the sight of everyday people of
Uzbekistan is easily lost without the currency and immediacy of new
photographic images to remind us of their resilience, courage and
View the Exhibit.
New York Photo Festival, May 13-19
SDN is proud to be a media sponsor of the New York Photo Festival, curated by William A. Ewing, Chris Boot, Jody Quon, and Jon Levy. These world-renowned curators all bring their personal visions in contemporary photography to the main pavilions of the 2009 edition of The New York Photo Festival. More information.
The NYPH'09 Portfolio Review will be the centerpiece of the new Review Pavilion. It is a platform for all levels of aspiring and professional photographers to present their body of work for review and critique by leading experts in the fields of photography, art, media, and advertising and to receive guidance and mentorship for future artistic and commercial career development. The portfolio review will be run by photography book publisher powerHouse Books.
For more information, visit the website at www.nyphotofestival.com
Call for Entries: Documentary Photography
Deadline May 12, 2009. Documentary photography has
the power to tell stories, create social change, awaken
emotions, and show the intimate and unseen. This exhibition will
feature the artistic viewpoint of the documentary photographer.
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to photographers world wide, both
amateur and professional. The Center for Fine Art Photography invites
photographers working in all media, styles, and schools of thought to
participate in this exhibition. Experimental and mixed techniques are
welcome. Juror: Ed Kashi. Ed Kashi is a photojournalist dedicated to
documenting the social and political issues that define our times. His
images have appeared in National Geographic, the New York Times Magazine, Time, MediaStorm, GEO, Newsweek, and many other domestic and international publications. For more information, the Center for Fine Arts Photography.
SocialDocumentary.net is a new website for photographers, NGOs, journalists, editors, and students to create and explore documentary websites investigating critical issues facing the world today. Recent exhibits have explored oil workers in the Niger River Delta, male sex workers in India, Central American immigrant women during their journey north, and Iraqi and Afghan refugees in Greece. Click here to view all of the exhibits.