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Glittering Prizes: Magenta Foundation Announces $10,000 Grant

Magenta Foundation   Monday January 11, 2016

The Magenta Foundation has announced the launch of the $10,000 Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Project Grant, which will support artists who need funds to continue long-term projects or to help them finish what they have been working on. The grant essentially extends the foundation’s Flash Forward program, which invests in artists though recognition, publication, exhibitions, social media and other outlets, including the annual Flash Forward festival in Boston. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 15.   Read the full Story >>

Calendar: Flash Forward Festival Boston (June 7 to 12)

flashforwardfestival.com   Wednesday May 23, 2012

Mark your calendars for the second annual Flash Forward Festival Boston, running from June 7 to 12. The festival is an extension of the Magenta Foundation’s successful Flash Forward Annual Competition for emerging photographers from Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. The event kicks off grandly with the Griffin Museum Focus Awardson June 6. There are exhibitions, panel discussions (American Photography 27 winner Tony Fouhse will be a featured speaker) and a mini book fair.   Read the full Story >>

Books, 1: A Decade of Winners From the Flash Forward Festival

The Magenta Foundation   Tuesday August 12, 2014

A decade ago, the Magenta Foundation, a Canadian non-profit arts organization, launched the multi-city Flash Forward Festival to spotlight emerging photographic talent in Canada, the US, and the UK. This September, the group is publishinga boxed-set bookfeaturing winners from the fest’s first 10 years, including photographers who have gone on to wider success, such as Matt Eich, Adam Makarenko, Michal Chelbin, Peter Di Campo, Jessica Dimmock, Ilona Szwarc and Eamon Mac Mahon.   Read the full Story >>

Art News: Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Jurors Withdraw Over Bank Funding

PDN   Wednesday March 27, 2019

Four jurors for this year’s Magenta Foundation Flash Forward emerging-photographer competition have withdrawn in protest of the competition’s major sponsor, TD Bank Group, notes PDN. The bank is one of several financial institutions that have provided financing for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, the $3.8 billion oil pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois. Three photography organizations, Authority Collective, Natives Photograph and Women Photograph, also wrote an open letter to the organization asking it to reconsider its funding from TD Bank.   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: The 2018 Flash Forward Emerging Artist Competition

The Washington Post   Friday May 18, 2018

The Washington Post spotlights winners of the Magenta Foundation’s 2018 Flash Forward Emerging Artists Competition — including Brazilian photographer Luisa Dörr, winner of the Racial Issues category with her images of a young woman taking part in the Young Miss Brazil Black Beauty. Amsterdam-based photographer Jan Hoek wins the LGBTQ category, which looks at the fashions of transgender sex workers in Cape Town, South Africa. This was the first year that areas of special interest were introduced.   Read the full Story >>

Call For Submissions: Be Part of "The Fence" at Photoville 2013

Photoville   Thursday March 21, 2013

We’re already looking forward to Photoville 2013 (which will take place in Brooklyn Bridge Park from September 19 though 29.) This year the producers of the event join forces with Flash Forward Festival to curate and produce THE FENCE 2013: The summer-long outdoor photo exhibition drew over one million visitors in Brooklyn last year, and this year the exhibit also travels to Boston! Photographers of all levels are invited to submit images that capture the essence of “community” in several categories. The deadline in April 15.   Read the full Story >>

Annals of Advertising: Airbnb Preaches Tolerance After Election

ADWEEK   Wednesday November 16, 2016

Appearing after the election of Donald Trump as president of the United State, a new ad from Airbnb preaches tolerance. Produced in-house, the no-frills one-minute spot features the faces of men and women flashing by along with on-screen text that begins, "We believe that no matter who you are, where you're from, or where you travel, you should be able to belong.” Says Airbnb CMO Jonathan Mildenhall: "The energy from the election made acceptance all the more important for moving us forward as a global community.”   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Brazilian Photographer Explores Loneliness in Crowds

feature shoot   Wednesday May 14, 2014

City life is a paradox in which a person can feel alone while surrounded by millions of others, notes Feature Shoot, which spotlights Rio de Janeiro-based photographer Calé’s series “Seekers.” (The work is on view at the Flash Forward festival in Boston through May 29. Go herefor more information.)  Calé’s images at first appear to be technically flawed, but in fact he uses blur and overexposure to isolate individuals in urban settings. The result is a haunting study of disconnection and anonymity.   Read the full Story >>

Friday Future Photo: A New Anti-Paparazzi Device

theguardian   Friday June 7, 2013

The art of paparazzi-style photography is about to take a great leap forward as more and more people start wearing Google Glass. But a new device patented by a pair of Californians aims to thwart invasive celebrity snappers, whether they’re Glassholes or traditional photogs. The handheld device reportedly will rotate and emit “multiple deterrents” in the form of a focused beam of light, a strobe light and a flash,” explains PetaPixel, which features diagrams that show how it might work. The inventors think the thing might also be of use to the CIA, notes the Guardian.   Read the full Story >>

Letter from the Editor

By Peggy Roalf   Monday November 5, 2007

I'm holed up in my living room with my laptop, writing this issue of DART, and trying not to be distracted by the beautiful autumn light that inevitably arrives with the return of Standard Time. That makes it countdown time to the launch of American Illustration 26 and American Photography 23. And Mark Heflin is putting the finishing touches on the displays that ...   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: A Round-Up of Technology That Will Be Changing Photography

By David Schonauer   Thursday April 20, 2017

Photography today is not the same as photography a decade ago. And photography tomorrow will look different from how it does now: Technology begets technology, moving the state of the art forward at an ever-increasing rate. Today we round up a number of stories looking at where photography is headed, from an innovative design that turns an iPhone into a MacBook to an algorithm ...   Read the full Story >>

What We Learned This Week: Contest Deadlines and CES

By David Schonauer   Friday January 15, 2016

This week the big news in photography came from Las Vegas. New photography and video gear poured out of CES, and we took note of some of the interesting products, including Nikon's new flagship DSLR, the D5. With the new year upon us, we also featured a round-up of imminent deadlines for various photojournalism contests. In addition, we reported that the Magenta Foundation has ...   Read the full Story >>

Oaxaca Journal, V.9

By    Thursday January 24, 2008

It has been over a year since the U.S. State Department lifted its travel warning against visiting Oaxaca, Mexico. This had been a death sentence to the economy, which is largely dependent on tourism. Hotels were empty, restaurants empty, tour buses empty, pockets empty. Flash forward to the end of last December. The streets are now full of vendors selling an explosion of colorful ...   Read the full Story >>

Edifice Rex: Hearst Tower

By Peggy Roalf   Friday September 15, 2006

MANHATTAN'S FIN-DE-SIECLE CREATIVITY-DRIVEN NEW MEDIA ZONE, dubbed Silicon Alley, had a kind of mystique that derived as much from it's virtual invisibility as from its 24/7 ethos. Only after the dot.com crash, when moving vans began lining up after dark to cart away desks and Aero chairs, and neighborhood lamp posts sprouted office equipment sale flyers, did its geography become evident. By 2001, a ...   Read the full Story >>

Finding a Story: H. Lee

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday February 25, 2015

It would be wryly interesting if in human history the cultivation of marijuana led generally to the invention of agriculture, and thereby to civilization.—Carl Sagan, The Dragons of Eden Back in the 1970s, when Carl Sagan was musing on the history of mankind, the counties north of the Bay Area began to be populated by a new breed of first-generation farmers. They moved ...   Read the full Story >>

Burning Man 2017 and Beyond

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday August 31, 2017

For all the would-be burners out there who were unable to snag a $475-ticket to this year’s festival—yes, the 40-second window didn’t work for most—this DART page is devoted to the phenomenon known as Burning Man. Since 1986, revelers from far and wide have trekked to the temporarily constructed Black Rock City, located in Black Rock Desert, for a week of art, music, dancing, ...   Read the full Story >>

Friday notePad 04.12.2013

By Peggy Roalf   Friday April 12, 2013

The mid-February fire that damaged Pratt Institute’s landmark Main Building destroyed work by 35 of the 44 senior drawing and painting students in the BFA program. For many of them, most of the work they produced during their four years of study went up in smoke, leaving them with nothing to show for their thesis exhibitions at Pratt, or for grant and graduate school ...   Read the full Story >>

Jeff Liao's Grand Concourse

By Peggy Roalf   Friday July 31, 2009

I first saw Jeff Liao's extreme panoramas when his Habitat 7 series won The New York Times "Capture the Times" photo contest in 2005, which was selected to appear in American Photography 22. This was also his MFA thesis project at the School of Visual Arts. Flash forward to this Sunday, at the Bronx Museum, and you can see his latest view of the ...   Read the full Story >>

Ask an Artist: Why Draw?

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday March 4, 2015

The question, “Why Draw?” is probably best answered by the question, “Why Not?” But on Monday night, landscape architect Diana Balmori and illustrator Jorge Colombo took the question by the horns in an entertaining presentation at the New York Public Library's Mid-Manhattan branch "Author at the Library" series Ms. Balmori offered a capsule history of the art of landscape design through an artist’s perspective, ...   Read the full Story >>

Oaxaca Journal V.6

By Dart Admin    Tuesday March 6, 2007

Before the idea of becoming an artist was even a scribble in my mind, I was determined to become an entomologist, or "bugger", as I declared to a friend of my parents, who worked at the Museum of Natural History. The study of insects, especially butterflies, was my first love. Almost as soon as I became enthralled, I heard about a seemingly mythical place ...   Read the full Story >>

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