The antidote to the tyranny of technology

16 01 2012

Cal Anderson Park, Seattle © Michelle Bates

We like our toy cameras here at CorkAP (well not all of them), and today I came across an interesting link on Lenscratch to Holga Photographer Michelle Bates. There’s a link to an informative little video of her speaking at the TEDxRainier in Seattle.  Take a look at Michelle’s website for some Holga inspiration. Great stuff up there! Makes me want to get my Holga out again soon. It’s been too long!

– Rory





GoGo Clare Gallagher

22 09 2011

(c) Clare Gallagher

Northern Irish photographer Clare Galllagher recently sold an image to the Gift Of Gift Of program.

Gift of Gift of’s mission is to offer young art patrons an egalitarian opportunity to impact large collecting institutions and to aid emerging artists at a critical point in their careers.

Each year Gift of Gift of organizes an event in which photographs are exhibited for the consideration of collective purchase, to be offered as a donation to a major collecting institution. Event attendees receive a set number of votes with the purchase of event tickets. Attendees then vote on which of the exhibited artworks they think should become part of a museum’s permanent collection. Those artworks with the highest number of votes will be purchased with the pooled funds.

Clare earned a MFA Photography with Distinction at University of Ulster,Belfast, during 2009-2011. She has  exhibited in Belfast, Dublin, Montpellier, London, New York and Houston and will be shown later this year in Bratislava and Delhi. She is also a shortlisted artist for Saatchi’s New Sensations 2011.

I came across this news on Lenscratch

– Rory

(c) Clare Gallagher

 

 

 

 





Lenscratch online exhibition

26 06 2011

Aline Smithson has announced new categories for the ongoing Lenscratch online exhibitions. To see the latest, go to the Lenscratch blog post here.

Lenscratch is creating exposure opportunities for photographers with group on-line exhibitions. Photographers will be allowed ONE entry per exhibition and ALL photographs will be published. 

Obviously, this being the interweb, anybody can hold an online exhibition, and you can upload your photos pretty much anywhere. But Lenscratch would, in my opinion, fall into some kind of “better blog” category for photography and art. So it would be pretty cool to be part of this online exhibition! I’m going to enter something anyway

– Rory





Miriam O’Connor featured on Lenscratch

25 06 2011

(c) Miriam O'Connor

Excellent contemporary photography blog Lenscratch has featured Cork born photographer Miriam O’Connor this week. Miriam’s upcoming solo exhibition Attention Seekers will be at Third Space Gallery, Belfast – in conjunction with Belfast Photo Festival – August, 2011.

Read more about Miriam O’Connor at Lenscratch here, and at Miriam’s own page here.

– Rory