Robert Frank Film Festival

If you’re in Santa Fe, NM from August 3-5, you can check out the Robert Frank Film Festival, put on by Center and the Film Center at Cinemacafé. While many people know Frank for his still images, notably ‘The Americans’, he was also very interested in using films as a means to express what he could not say in a still image. He made over 25 films in his lifetime. The Festival will show 12 of the films over the 3 days, and his complete film works will be available on DVD at the site (or, you can pre-order the DVD through photo-eye)

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Mountain Workshops Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Mountain Workshops, taking place this year in Danville, KY. Applicants can choose from one of three tracks: The Photojournalism Workshop, The Picture Editing Workshop, or The Multimedia Workshop. All three tracks are sure to provide a great experience. All of the Workshops start on October 17, and spaces are limited (The Multimedia Workshop only has 8 open spots, so if you’re interested get your information in soon.) Faculty for 2007 Photojournalism Workshop includes Renee Byer, Rick Loomis, Mary Calvert, Josh Meltzer, Jonathan Newton, and Charles Bertram. While The Mountain Workshops have had a multimedia staff and produced several pieces over the last several years, this is the first year that there is a Workshop track specifically focusing on Multimedia. The Multimedia Workshop is designed to be an advanced training opportunity focusing on content gathering and narrative. Participants will work one-on-one with coaches and the support…

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Open Society Institute: Moving Walls 13

If you are in New York City the evening of June 12, you should stop by the Opening Reception for Moving Walls 13, presented by The Open Society Institute (OSI), part of theSoros Foundation. For more information and to RSVP, check out the invite. If you won't be in NYC that day, the exhibition is open to the public through February 29, 2008, at the OSI Headquarters, located at 400 West 59th Street. Moving Walls is a photographic exhibition series sponsored by the Open Society Institute. "The series represents the transitional condition of open societies and the promotion and maintenance of democratic values." Moving Walls 13 includes work from Robin Bowman, Edward Burtynsky, Friends of Island Academy/International Center of Photography, Margot Herster, Olivier Jobard, and Carl De Keyzer.

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Festival of the Photograph

Don't forget- The Festival of the Photograph will be taking place this weekend (June 7-9) in Charlottesville, VA. This is the first official year for the festival, which has grown out of a gathering hosted by National Geographic photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols. Most of the tickets for the three featured talks (William Albert Allard, Sally Mann, and Eugene Richards) are sold out, but there will be plenty of tickets available to the final show, "Works", which will include a special musical performance, along with work by many photographers, including Donna Ferrato, Paolo Pellegrin, David Alan Harvey, Alexandra Boulat, Alex Webb, Jonas Bendiksen, and many many others. There are also a number of exhibitions around town, including a collaborative installation, YourSpace, where everyone is encouraged to bring in digital files to print and hang, or to display as digital slide shows. If you can get to Charlottesville, go- this weekend promises to be…

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NPPA Multimedia Immersion Program and Photojournalism Summit- Now Underway

The NPPA Multimedia Immersion Summit in Portland, OR, is underway! You can follow it from home, see what's happening behind the scenes, and find some great tips, including a section on Gathering Quality Audio, put together by Josh Meltzer from the Roanoke Times and Scott Sharpe from the News and Observer. The Multimedia Immersion portion of the Summit began yesterday, and the Photojournalism Summit takes place on June 1 and 2 (walk-in registration is still available for this portion, if you're in the area.) Check their site throughout the weekend for more updates.

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