Featured Exhibit/April 27, 2009
Over the Road: Long-haul Truck Drivers
Photographs by Michael Ruggiero
A Coffee Shop, I-95, Connecticut.
In the spring of 1990, Michael Ruggiero began making frequent trips on
the interstate highways of America riding along with long-haul truck
drivers or driving in his 1980 VW bus. Ruggiero's aim was to
photograph the cross-country truck driver's life "over the road" from
coast to coast. These highway men, once at the center of popularity in
American culture, are revealed in images of portraits, truck stops,
rest areas, and landscapes and are soon to be published in book form.
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.