Photo Center NW Juried Show/book

Many thanks to Crista Dix of wall space gallery for choosing my work to be a part of Photo Center NW's 15th Annual Juried show--two of my favorite images from other photographers in the exhibit can be seen above. The opening is this Friday in Seattle; everything you need to know is right here.

Two of my images were also picked by the Photo Center's curators for inclusion in their 4th annual publication which can be purchased (or perused) here.

Nils Jorgensen Flak Photo of the day

Knightsbridge, London, 2004 Photo © Nils Jorgensen / Featured in Street Photography Now

Photo above Featured on Flak today; read an interesting and in-depth review of the book here on Blake Andrews's blog.


Lenscratch Family exhibit

On Thanksgiving the prolific and wonderful blogger/photographer Aline Smithson of Lenscratch put up an online exhibit of photographs from an open submission on the theme of Family. Above are some of my favorites--see the rest here; my contribution is below. We spent Thursday at our house with a group of good friends and a bunch of pie, couldn't ask for more. It was a lovely day--I hope yours was too.
© Elizabeth Fleming


Happy happy birthday my sweet Edie

Can't believe my baby is 7 today. Happy birthday to my lovely Edie.


Andi Schreiber

© Andi Schreiber

A little Saturday eye candy for you--love this shot by Andi Schreiber of WonderLust. Her book Lush Light recently received an Honorable Mention in Blurb's Photography.Book.Now competition, see her entry here. Enjoy your weekend!


The Corcoran / aCurator

Larissa Leclair just put this image of my photo being projected on the side of the Corcoran up on twitter--pretty nuts! See all of the other photographer's projections here. My image is also highlighted on aCurator along with Richard RenaldiSophia WallaceBrea SoudersJen DavisCarrie WillManjari SharmaShen WeiDorothee DeissDavid WrightPhillip ToledanoSusan WorshamBrian UlrichBen Handzoand LaToya Ruby Frazier; read the write-up here. Thanks to Julie Grahame, aCurator editor in chief, for including me.

Jo Ann Walters

© Jo Ann Walters

I just discovered the work of  Jo Ann Walters today on Gabriela Herman's blog--Walters's series Vanity + Consolation is on display now at Kris Graves Projects and all I can say is wow, and how did I not know about her before? These are the kinds of photographs that make me feel awe, along with a bit of envy. The above picture in particular is striking because when it comes to "art" photography (versus family snapshots) smiling people in general, and smiling children in particular, can be problematic. There is always the danger of sentimentality, and of cuteness, something I've touched on as part of a previous post here, and am always afraid of in my own work. Instead what I find above is an almost painful tenderness: the smiling girl feels incidental in comparison to the two children wholeheartedly embracing. That kind of abandon, the full-on affection, is such a product of a certain age, and I see my girls in their stances. It is an entirely fleeting moment, and somehow seems like an image that belongs to the past; there is a bittersweet sense that these children are now all grown up--and the mother in the background, with her own tenderness on display, becomes an archetype of maternal affection. To have a photograph that could potentially be overly "happy" instead make me feel a certain kind of painful recognition is quite a feat.

There is a blurb from Laura Wexler that further puts into writing what I feel when I look at Walters's imagery: "Here are childhood's intimations as well as adult recollection; here is a finely chiseled, technically beautiful piece of art; a pensive, searing, almost sacred meditation on the ordinary." Unfortunately I can't get Walters's site to show anything but the first page, so we'll have to rely on Gabi and Kris for now--thanks to both for sharing such amazing work.


100 Portraits-Ben Huff's take

© Ben Huff
I enjoyed reading Ben Huff's post on the Flak show just now, check it out here. Speaking of Ben, his image Seuss Tree above is available for sale in an edition of 30 for $50 each. I've been a fan of this photo since the first time I saw it and am excited to have it be part of my small but growing collection. Get yours here.

And speaking of my photo collection, in looking at the various images up on our walls I realized I apparently have a thing for trees. I'm not sure why I never noticed the connection before; at some point I'll have to post the various pictures together so you can see what I mean.

Reminder: FotoWeek DC starts tonight!

100 Portraits -- 100 Photographers: Selections from the FlakPhoto.com Archive

Andy Adams's Curatorial statement:

For the past four years I've been publishing FlakPhoto.com, a website that features contemporary photography from an international community of artists. This fall, I teamed up with curator and Indie Photobook Library creator Larissa Leclair to produce a photo projection for FotoWeek DC, which is showing at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, November 6-13, 2010. In the spirit of the public art projection at the festival we've mounted this online exhibition, so the global photo community can experience the work of these 100 photographers from anywhere in the world. If you enjoyed these portraits, by all means mention the project in your blog and share it with friends, students and colleagues on Facebook or Twitter. Larissa and I will be joining the other NightGallery curators for a Behind the Projections panel discussion at the Corcoran on Saturday, November 6. If you're planning to be in Washington, D. C. for the festival, come by and say hello!

Exhibition Statement

As an added fine art component to FotoWeek DC's NightGallery projections, the screening features 100 dynamic portraits from an exciting group of contemporary photographers in all stages of their careers, each selected from the digital archive on FlakPhoto.com. Our decision to highlight work from this website celebrates the role that a thriving online photography community plays in the discovery and dissemination of work produced by significant artists in the Internet Era. Contemporary photo culture is marked by a continuous flow of images online, and our aim is to take a moment to recognize some of the noteworthy photographs published in this ever-expanding archive over the past four years. In this context, projected several times larger than life, these portraits look back at us and embody a louder voice in the discourse of the gaze. To see the entire list of artists go here.


collect.give Giveaway

A signed copy of my Life is series of small moments magazine has just gone up as the collect.give monthly giveaway. From the website:

If you’re like us, you love photography books in all forms – traditionally published, self-published, zines and magazine style books.  As a bonus to buying a print on collect.give, we’ll give away a free photo book each month, generously donated by one of our participating photographers.  To be eligible to win a book, email kevin@collectdotgive.org and tell us which print you purchased (in that given month), along with the date. At the end of each month, we’ll draw the name of one lucky winner, who will receive the book directly from the photographer. New books will always be added to the list, including upcoming publications with the work of photographers Dalton Rooney and Ben Huff. 

Good luck if you enter to win; keep an eye out for future giveaways from the likes of Dave Jordano and Lacey Terrell.

*For some reason I'm having trouble formatting this post--there are links to the site where it says "collect.give monthly giveaway" and to Jordano and Terrell's websites even though the links aren't readily apparent, thanks.