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December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Arnold Newman Distinguished Lecture in Photography

Lecture: Dawoud Bey – Representing


December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Arnold Newman Distinguished Lecture in Photography

Dawoud Bey, Distinguished College Artist and Professor of Art at Columbia College Chicago

Join renowned photographer Dawoud Bey for a lecture celebrating the final day of Representing: Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans. Bey often works collaboratively to depict individuals and daily life within varied communities. Notable photographic series include Harlem USA (1975-1979) and a 15-year photographic study of adolescents. A graduate of Empire State College and Yale University School of Art, Bey is a recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and his photographs have been exhibited and collected worldwide.

Blue Moon Camera Customer Show 2017

Blue Moon Camera and Machine celebrates our sixteenth anniversary with a presentation of our Fifteenth Annual Customer Show. As one of the last optical printing labs in the country, Blue Moon Camera handles film from thousands of photographers around the globe throughout the year. Tens of thousands of images pass through the lab – some destined for the walls of a gallery, others for an esteemed place on the refrigerator.

We're always excited for this show as it is an opportunity to exhibit the work of our incredibly talented customer-base. It's also an opportunity for a unique community of creatives to get together and have a fantastic time. 

We hope to see you all there, dressed in your finest, ready to get into some shenanigans with the Blue Moon Camera Crew.

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December 2nd - December 31st

Opening Reception at 4 venues in St. Johns on December 2nd from 7-9pm, followed by a dance social at 45th Parallel

45th Parallel Wines
8527 N Lombard  
Tue-Thu 12pm-8pm; Fri 12pm-9pm; Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 12pm-7pm    
Anna Bannana's
8716 N Lombard
Mon-Thu, Sun 6:30am-9pm; Fri 6:30am-10pm; Sat 7:30am-10pm; Sun 7:30am-9pm

Leisure Public House
8002 N Lombard    
Mon-Fri 2pm-2am; Sat-Sun 10am-2am

The Fixin' To
8218 N Lombard
Projecting photos one night only during opening reception!

Minor White Captures the Ornate Beauty of Portland's Past

A year-end reminder from Jennifer Stoots about the worthy Portland insitutions that depend on your support. 

Stewart Harvey
Playa Fire: Spirit and Soul at Burning Man

Playa Fire is a photographic pilgrimage that chronicles the creative evolution of Burning Man, and the desert panorama that has drawn millions to this revolutionary cultural phenomenon over the past 30-years. Through the lens of award-winning photographer, Stewart Harvey, Playa Fire features over 250 breathtaking photographs, many never-before-seen, and a privileged inside look at the creation and evolution of this historic festival. Growing up in 1950s Oregon, brothers Stewart and Larry Harvey rebelled against their small-town culture and the conformist norms of Eisenhower’s America. Stewart turned to photography. Larry, drawn by the siren call of the burgeoning counter-cultural movement, relocated to San Francisco, where he met a group of alternative artists like himself. Camera always in hand, Stewart has documented the creative journey of Larry and his friends—as well as creating a body of work that addresses the primal underpinnings of one of the most important cultural, artistic, and social movements of the twentieth century: Burning Man.


That evening nine legendary photographers will be inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame: Harry Benson, Ernest H. Brooks, Edward S. Curtis, William Eggleston, Anne Geddes, Ryszard Horowitz, James Nachtwey, Cindy Sherman, and Jerry Uelsmann.



Anne and I are thrilled that Kenny Rogers - our longtime friend, and former student - will be receiving 2017 International Photography Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award this Friday, November 17, 2007 in St. Louis. Here's an excerpt from the statement about the award, “Kenny Rogers, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, photographer, and author, will receive the 2017 IPHF Lifetime Achievement Award, the first of its kind awarded by the IPHF."

A ‘Touring Newspaper’ Launches in Portland



The first issue is from Portland. Tell me what’s in there.

The first issue talks about the history of oppression in Portland and the beautiful creative community coming from that. I go way way back in time to how people ended up in Oregon in the first place, and then I flash forward to now and call out artists like the Last Artful, Dodgr, Blossom, and the EYRST label, people that I see as the new face of what Portland could be.

Now you can get your Museum News in the Photography Council Monthly Bulletin

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Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205

Public tours of all photography exhibitions and other Portland Art Museum exhibits, click here to see the Museum's Event Calendar.

Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Anne Marie Musselman

December 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Brown Bag Lecture Talk series is a presentation of the Portland Art Museum's Photography Council and is generously sponsored by Canon and Pro Photo Supply.

In the Beginning

Minor White’s Oregon Photographs

DEC 9, 2017 – MAY 6, 2018

Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans
Through DEC 3, 2017

Bringing together studio portraits from an important North Portland family album, vernacular snapshots, and Polaroids to demonstrate the rich diversity of African-American life and experience from the late 1800s through the 1990s.

Around the Town and On the Road

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Photographic Art Dealers of Association

Bill Finger, Transit of Venus

November 25th - December 29th, 2017

Camerawork Gallery
2255 NW Northrup Street
(Linfield School of Nursing - Peterson Hall)
Portland, OR 97210
Gallery Hours: 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday, Saturday 9am-5pm

Architectural Heritage Center  Parting Shots: Minor White’s Images of Portland, 1938-1942 thru Saturday December 23rd.  Read a great article in Portland Monthly

Augen Gallery TERRY THOMPSON • RECENT PRINT ACQUISITIONS December 7–30, First Thursday Opening Reception for the Artist: December 7, Artist Talk: Saturday, December 9 at Noon

Stewart Harvey Photo Book Signing
Playa Fire: Spirit and Soul at Burning Man

Sarah Grew, Photography as Drawing

The show runs from November 18th through January 11th.
The artist reception will be Saturday November 18th from 3-6 pm.
The O’Brien Photo Gallery
2833 Willamette, Ste. B
Eugene, OR 97405
541 729 3572
Open weekdays, call to be sure we’re open!

Alison Carey, Mark Hooper, and Grace Weston, ULTRA Real

November 14, 2017 – February 3, 2018
Wine Reception: November 14th, 6 – 8 pm

Archer Gallery
Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
T-W-Th 10am – 7pm, F-S 12-5pm

Lightbox Photographic   Christa Blackwood is thrilled to jury LightBox’s annual nude exhibition and is interested in seeing nudes presented in unique and meaningful ways, i.e., nudes that meld photographic technique with ideas and surprise.    Submission Info


This year Slideluck continues to bring exciting activity across the globe. Read on to find out about our current programming, projects, press and opportunities to get involved!



lideluck accepts submissions for events all over the world. The process is the same for all events you submit to.

On the Shelf

The Story behind the Storey

Vivian Maier, Through a Clearer Lens

No one would find the prospect of posthumous fame more appalling than the photographer Vivian Maier. In life, she fanatically concealed her traces: She liked strong bolts on her doors, fake names (she had at least three in rotation) and what seemed to be a spurious French accent. She rarely discussed or shared her work. Many assumed she was homeless.

A new biography, “Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife,” by Pamela Bannos, strives to rescue Maier all over again, this time from the men who promulgated the Maier myth and profited off her work; chiefly Maloof, who controlled her copyright for a time. After a legal battle — “the Vivian Mire,” one critic called it — her estate passed into a trust last year, where it will be held for possible heirs and eventually released into the public domain.

Many know her as the reclusive Chicago nanny who wandered the city for decades, constantly snapping photographs, which were unseen until they were discovered in a seemingly abandoned storage locker. When the news broke that Maier had recently died and had no surviving relatives, Maier shot to stardom almost overnight. Bannos contrasts Maier's life has been created, mostly by the men who have profited from her work. Maier was extremely conscientious about how her work was developed, printed, and cropped, even though she also made a clear choice never to display it.

A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife
By Pamela Bannos
Illustrated. 362 pages. The University of Chicago Press. $35.

On the Screen

Movie Madness sequel: Fund raising continues




Digital Photography II class with Senseney Stokes  January 9th – March 22nd, 2018  T/Th 9:00am-11:50pm  $450
Clark College  FAC 105  1933 Fort Vancouver Way  Vancouver, WA 98663  360-992-2182

Photography II/III class with Senseney Stokes  January 9th – March 22nd, 2018  T/Th 9:00am-11:50pm   Clark College  FAC 105  1933 Fort Vancouver Way  Vancouver, WA 98663  360-992-2182  $450

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