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May 22, 2013

The impetus for this article was a recent conversation with self-described “Analog Man,” a fine arts photographer who uses only film and has no interest in social media, yet wants to sell his work. I was intrigued by the whys and wherefores of that stance in this digital age. Knowing a couple of other photographer friends who were similarly reluctant -- but many more who do share online -- I set out to discover what photographers think about this issue.

The impetus for this article was a recent conversation with self-described “Analog Man,” a fine arts photographer who uses only film and has no interest in social media, yet wants to sell his work. I was intrigued by the whys and wherefores of that stance in this digital age. Knowing a couple of other photographer friends who were similarly reluctant -- but many more who do share online -- I set out to discover what photographers think about this issue.

Being familiar with many of these photographers' work, I will warn you, we are talking to some heavy-duty talent here. And, bonus: all of this talent comes with well-thought-out stances about why they do what they do.

August 7, 2012

We are proud to announce that the recipient for the 2012 Coalition of Photographic Arts Artist Incentive Award is CoPA member William Zuback. He will receive a $500 cash award to use to help fund one of his upcoming photography projects.

photo: "Suspicious Behavior" by William Zuback

We are proud to announce that the recipient for the 2012 Coalition of Photographic Arts Artist Incentive Award is CoPA member William Zuback. He will receive a $500 cash award to use to help fund one of his upcoming photography projects.

Numerous CoPA members submitted essays written on one of their photographs. We asked them to comment about its context, value, and how it relates to their artistic vision and purpose. Artists were

asked to also explain in detail a future photography project they are planning to pursue (or currently working on) and how the CoPA Artist Incentive Award will help them to complete it.

William’s submission was about his work “The Suspicious Behavior Series.” From Mr. Zuback:

September 24, 2013

Submissions are now open for the 7th Annual Midwest Juried Exhibition, to be held at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, 839 S. 5th St., Milwaukee WI 53204. This year's esteemed juror is Karen Irvine, curator and associate director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia College Chicago.

Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2013 –January 18, 2014

Submissions are now open for the 7th Annual Midwest Juried Exhibition, to be held at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, 839 S. 5th St., Milwaukee WI 53204

Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2013 –January 18, 2014

 

KAREN IRVINE, JUROR

Karen Irvine is Curator and Associate Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.

She has organized over forty exhibitions of contemporary photography at the MoCP and other institutions and written essays for numerous artist monographs and magazines. Irvine is a part-time instructor of photography at Columbia College Chicago. She received an MFA in photography from FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic, and an MA in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Eligibility

This juried exhibition is open to all photographic artists who reside in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, and Iowa, who may submit up to four entries with a $40, non-refundable entry fee. There is no fee for active/paid CoPA members; this is considered a membership benefit.