International Photography Agents, Galleries, Print Sales Resources and More!

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Photographic artists–where do you find a photographers agent for your work?

Our PDF resource for photographers lists dozens of photography agents and representatives internationally!

We are receiving wonderful feedback from photographic artists who are working with our new Photographers Resources PDF of International Photography agents, galleries, print sales resources and much more.

Photographic Artists have been requesting this resources, and so after extensive effort, we have made it available for the first time in January 2014.

Yesterday, we added many more photography galleries to this growing list.

Get the Photographers Resources PDF here.

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Available Now: New Resources PDF for Photographers

Photographers Resources: International Photography Representatives and Photographer Agents, Print Sales Publishers, Gallerists and More in our new PDF!

New! Available for this first time now in early 2014. To get this PDF click here.

Our new PDF list contains the email contacts and clickable links to the websites of dozens of fine art photographer agents and photographer representatives internationally.

This PDF also lists photography galleries in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and more.

In this PDF you will find  clickable links to international fine art and commercial photography publishers, art licensing companies and publishers, stock photo resources and digital photography resources, art consultants seeking photographs + art videos for their corporate clients. This PDF has categories of resources for photography organizations, photography grants and fellowships, and photography magazines and blogs that accept submissions from photographers and publish photography, as well as many other resource categories. Any resources useful to fine art photographers, and fine art photographers who also do some commercial work, are listed in this PDF.

We know that photographers want more visibility for their work. Want to earn an income from their photographs, and advance their careers and increase their reputations. We research and continually add new links, resources, and contact information you can use on this PDF list.

This PDF Content list Categories:

  • Photography Agents and International Photography Representatives
  • Agents Representing Photographers and other artists
  • Stock Photography and Digital Resources/Monetize Your Images
  • Online Galleries and Print Sales for Photographers
  • Art Collector Sites and groups interested in photography
  • Photography Galleries and Organizations: Europe Photography Galleries, USA, Canada, South American Photography Galleries, Australia and Asia Photography Galleries
  • Galleries that Represent Artists and Photographers
  • Museums and Photography Curators and Critics
  • Photography Communities and Artist Registries
  • Apps for Sales and Promotions
  • Photography Awards, Grants, Fellowships
  • International Art Consultants that purchase photographs
  • Photography Publishers
  • Art Licensing Companies that contract with photographers
  • Copyright Organizations
  • Photography Magazines, Blogs, books to submit to for feature exposure
  • merchandising /Branding Agents and Reps Internationally
  • MISC: Film, TV, Video Resources
  • Print Resources for Photographers

 Get this PDF here.

 

Special Offer from Levi’s + SkillShare: 6 Online Classes in Urban Photography, Creating Typographic Art Inspired by Sound, Designing Meaningful Tattoos, Vintage Illustration, Flash Fiction, and Stop Motion Videos!!

 

Levi’s has teamed up with SkillShare (a site that allows people to enroll in really hip online classes) to offer 6 classes from visionary artists with 100% of class proceeds going to arts+music education for kids through 826 National.

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Jay Burton’s Photographic Art: The Sensual Flowering of an Unclothed Woman

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Elusive, Jay Burton

Flower photography has been a long-time interest of photographic artist Jay Burton, who says that his fascination with flowers lies in “the intricacy and sensuality of floral structure” and in “the challenge of producing a unique, striking flower image.” Jay Burton is a nationally exhibited, award-winning photographer who began making photographic images at the early age of eight. Jay holds a Ph.D. in theatre, and teaches drama in community colleges, where he also directed and designed sets and  theatrical lighting. He believes that his work in theatre compliments his work in photography and vice versa. Both arts are, in his opinion “about meaningful moments, ideas, feelings, and pictures.”

A few years ago, Jay became interested in the possibilities of abstract photography.  While exploring those two interests–flowers and abstraction–, he began work with what he has come to call “middle ground macros.” Jay explains that middle ground macros “fall somewhere between a typical macro, such as an insect’s eyeball, and an extreme close-up, like a whole flower.”

Summer Morning, Jay Burton

Summer Morning, Jay Burton

In his choice of lens-to-subject distance and shallow depth of field, Jay generates a level of abstraction that retains intricacy and sensuality in his image subjects.

“In editing and cropping these images, I realized that they could be organized by juxtaposition, which created new and different relationships between the parts and formed a completely unique larger image. I chose the grid as a convenient framework for this juxtaposition.” Jay says that “both the single images and the images that make up the grids are of different parts of the subject and are often shot at different times and on different days.”

Insidious, Jay Burton

Insidious, Jay Burton

“After shooting, there are fifteen steps in creating a final printed grid. Creative decisions and discovery occur at every step in the process. By far, the most complicated step is the creation of a working grid; this requires finding new ways of arranging individual shots to create connections and thus an entirely new, cohesive image.”

Once he’d  produced a number of flower grids, Jay applied the same concept and process to the female form, or, more accurately portions of the female form. The results were very different, but no less satisfying for the photographer. “Shortly after that, I recognized that foods could also provide very sensual subject matter. At present I am exploring other subject matter, but I have not abandoned any of the earlier series.”

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Spanish Guitar, Jay Burton

Jay completes all the work manipulating his camera shots on his computer, but the end products, which are limited edition prints, are created by a genuine photographic process on light-sensitive paper.

The guiding considerations for Jay Burton’s current work are “suggestion and sensuality.”  Jay Burton sees more subtle sensuality in a flower image than in a boudoir photograph. For Jay, a grid composed of parts of the female form “can be far more suggestive than a photograph of an unclothed woman.”

Helix, Jay Burton

Helix, Jay Burton

View larger versions of Jay Burton’s sensual images on his website http://jayburtonphotography.com   and on his blog Unnatural light http://unnaturallight.com

Stocksy United: New Co-Op Where Photographers Share Ownership and Profits

 

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Stocksy United is calling itself a new artist-owned co-op.

Stocksy United has developed a new model for stock photography focused on shared ownership and profit-sharing. The new site is owned by its photographer-members and dedicated to paying them the highest possible fee for their photographs.

Photographers who are members of Stocksy United will receive 50% royalty on each transaction and 100% of extended licensing fees. Members will also receive equity in the company giving them input on business operations and 90% of all profits will be divided among the members at the end of the year.

Founder of the new Stocksy United , Bruce Livingstone also previously founded iStockphoto. Livingstone says–“There’s no reason these artists shouldn’t be able to earn a living from what they produce.”  He believes that Stocksy United will  change the stock photography industry permanently—and for the better.

It’s expected that this philosophy of sharing will certainly make Stocksy United the preference for conscious-minded designers looking for quality images.

ArtStack

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Yesterday, I joined the ArtStack site.

ArtStack is something like Pinterest, only strictly for sharing images of art past and present–including your own which you can easily upload. Follow other artists, galleries, museums and brands on ArtStack.

Free Entry Friday Dec 21st ONLY for the It’s Liquid International Art Contest

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ENTER the Contest and SUBMIT your artworks FOR FREE, only for Friday, December 21, 2012!

To to take part in the contest FOR FREE, send all the needed material(in a zip/rar folder containing the filled submission form, a short biography, videography for video artists, CV and your artworks according to the terms in the art. 2 of contest’s rules) by 12:00 p.m. of Friday, December 21, 2012, by wetransfer.com or by e-mail, to info@itsliquid.com or to itsliquidcontest.submission@gmail.com (more info at http://www.itsliquid.com/contest/submit-now).

It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, offers to artists, architects and designers from all over the world the possibility to participate with their works to It’s LIQUID International Contest – Second Edition 2012, with a free theme and divided into ten categories:

– painting

– sculpture and installation

– photography

– video-art

– computer graphics

– architecture

– performing art

– product design

– fashion design

– illustration

Official website: www.itsliquid.com/contest 

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Artist Tip: How To Create Google+ Albums of Your Art Images

Nothingness (Peaches), oil on canvas panel, 12 x 12 inches, Lena Levin, 2012

When art is over, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches, Lena Levin, 2012

Lena Levin shares instructions on how to create photo albums of your art on Google + :

If you add photos not from the main Google+ page, but from the “Photos” tab, you can do either of two things:

1. Add one or several photos from your computer and create a new album out of them; after you have done that, Google+ automatically offers you to share (at which point you can add some text to make a post to accompany the photos). If there are three photos or less, the post will include a “panel” with all of them; if there are more, it will show a panel with the first three.

2. Essentially the same thing happens if you add your photos to one of your already existing albums: Google+ offers you to share, and, by default, it will include in the post only newly added photos: if there are three or less, they will be all visible together, in a panel.

The latter option works better if you have “thematic” albums — in this way, if someone clicks on a photo to view a larger version, they might also browse the whole album (note: if you click “Photos” from my profile, you will see that I have lots of such albums). It works as a “gentle nudge” to the followers to browse more of your work. 🙂 Quite often, this really happens — I see that someone goes through the older images and adds “+1″s or comments.

And it also offers those willing to share your work to their followers an option to share a whole album, rather than a single post or a single image.

I cannot give you links, because I am figuring this all myself, more or less (especially because they rather frequently change how it all works… :).

Lena Levin’s website is www.lenalevin.com.

The Global Photography Project is open for registration

I just received this news from Roberto Muffoletto, head of the VASA project–The VASA Global Photography Project is open for registration.  Besides teams of international photographers (8-10) working together on a project, participants are reviewed for a juried exhibition.  Take a look at http://www.vasa-project.com/gpp/mail/1/ for more information.

Online Catalog of Prints and Photographs

Some artists openly comment on their reference materials–such as Shepard Fairy who has used vintage Russian posters as resources for his art-making.

Many other artists wish to keep their reference sources hidden. Perhaps with some digging, you can uncover some of the obscure images for your personal use within the United States Library of Congress in Washington DC– a massive collection that comprises tens of millions of books and manuscripts as well as 15 million prints and photographs. The good news is that the images are free to download.

Through the website you have access to the online catalog Prints and Photographs that consists of 69 very diverse collections, including 18th century British cartoons, 19th century American baseball cards, old Japanese prints, theater posters, black and white photographs of the Middle East, promotional posters from the First World War and of course beautiful pictures of recent American history.

Unfortunately, not all collections are accessible online. But the images of the collections that are available are often very large TIFF files for download, making them perfect for large format printing.

How do you go about a search within such a massive collection? If you only want large images, here is a research tip. Once you click on one of the 69 collections, you are taken to a page “About this collection”  in the left column. Above is ‘View All’. If  you click on *view All*,  you will be shown all the images. If you select the check box ‘Larger image available’, only the large files come up.

Selling Art: A F*R*E*E* New Guide + Artist Event Strategy + Co-Op Ad Op

New Guide: Selling Nature Photography

This free guide, released in partnership with Outdoor Photographer magazine, Selling Nature Photography  explores how successful nature photographers have built their businesses and the secrets to getting the attention of leading buyers. You’ll also discover the most popular avenues for selling nature photography today, and how personalizing your pitches could get you sales.

The PDF covers 4 main areas:

  • Selling Stock Images
  • Fine Art Sales
  • Making Money Offering Workshops and Tours,Print Sales and Books
  • Editorial Sales

Get this Free 34 page PDF here . Painters, sculptors and all artists — reading this guide may spark ideas for making sales or help you polish your sales pitches for your artwork.

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Painter Alessandro Brentel turned his online art portfolio into a sales event which he titled “100 ARTWORKS 1 ARTIST !!” The event offers one hundred of his paintings for sale in his Ebay Wikipediart online store. The artist invited buyers to attend the sale using Facebook event invitations. This is clever and perhaps the idea will work for you as well.

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There is a co-op advertising opportunity in American Art Collector Magazine w/ Xanadu Gallery for a two page spread in the September issue of the publication. You can share your work with art collectors as part of this co-op ad for only $120.

Simple steps to participate:

Step #1 | Register Click here:

Click Here to Register for the Ad

If the ad is already sold out when you try to register you can try for stand by status by going to:

http://www.xanadugallery.com/AACStandby/index.asp

Only register for stand by status if you receive a message that the ad is sold out.

Artists who sign up for standby but don’t make it into this issue will automatically be placed in the next issue. In essence, signing up for Standby status guarantees you placement in the next ad.


Step #2 | Register Upload your image to Xanadu Gallery website by going to:

Upload Link

http://www.xanadugallery.com/AACUpl/Upload.asp

Follow the instructions on the upload page to send us your image and information

Please Upload your Image As Soon as Possible to Guarantee Placement in the September Issue

 

 

New Calls for Artists

CALL FOR A COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION
a project of FKL (Forum Klanglandschaft) – The Rad’Art Project / Artéco association
For this exhibition artists are asked to imagine a device which protects humans from excessive noise or sound– something like the way sunglasses protect us from excessive light, as an accessory, a nice object to be worn. Sunglasses, very common objects, initially just useful, became a “vanity object”, a habit, a vice, and many famous designers started designing them, so their meaning and usefulness became something more.Now, especially in cities, there is another sense organ which is subjected to an excessively strong stimulation: our ears. Reports about the acoustic pollution in our cities are worrying and the limitations to the intensity of noise which the laws impose are indiscriminate and generally not enough to defend us adequately from the dangerous consequences.It may be necessary, thus, to use a device which provides a filter to sounds, as the sunglasses filter light. It could also become necessary and urgent to design such devices not only considering their usefulness, as in the case of the ear muffs which defend the workers from acoustic stress, but also considering their “design”.

They could be a precious or fashion object which could be worn with pride, pleasure, enjoyment.
Starting from this vision of such a possible future, we are proposing to all interested in collaborating,  to design or build an object which can be used for this purpose: protect our hearing–design devices with different shapes, with different filtering degrees for different needs.

These purposefully designed and built prototypes will be exhibited in December 2012 at Rad’Art (Mercato Saraceno), and published in a catalogue along with written descriptions.

FKL and Artéco reserve the possibility to organize, with the collected materials, further exhibitions, in Italy and abroad.
AURICOLI DA RUMORE is a metaphorical operation: the objects we will exhibit, even if they actually work, won’t be easily wearable at this moment. By simulating such a need, and designing such an object, we mainly intend to make us think about the existence of a real problem.
We wish to point out that we are not asking for a technologically efficient object: we are staying within a symbolic and poetic universe.
The sunglasses defend us from sunshine, which is a natural thing, and cannot be eliminated.
The Auricoli da Rumore, instead, should defend us from acoustic pollution, which is a typically human problem, and we wish that its solution will follow also different and more radical ways.

Please, send your work (objects, prototypes, projects and/or photos), together with a short written explanation and a short curriculum vitae ( preferably in Word), to this address by 09.30.2012:

Bando Auricoli da Rumore (BAR)
FKL – The Rad’Art Project / Artéco association
Casella postale 1227109
Ufficio postale di Piavola
Via Turati, 10
47025 Piavola di Mercato Saraceno (FC)

ITALY

Simultaneously send an email
auricoli@paesaggiosonoro.it
and/or: info@rad-art.org

For further information, please contact:
Francesco Michi, Italian coördinator FKL (Forum Klanglandschaft): michi@arteco.org
Anton Roca, art director The Rad’Art Project roca@arteco.org

Further information on the web sites:
www.paesaggiosonoro.it
www.rad-art.org

OPPORTUNITY | CALL FOR ARTWORKS:
Apg@Atl; The Airport Show APG photographers to be exhibited and promoted during Atlanta Celebrates Photography.The Show will feature One 6-image exhibition and Six 4-image exhibitions in the central atrium of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.
There is no theme. Submissions should consist of a minimum of 6 images that work together as a group as well as being strong individual images.JUROR: Amy Miller, Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography.ACP is an annual city-wide festival held during the month of October with over 150 photo related exhibitions and events hosted by a diverse network of venues. ACP supports Atlanta’s emergence as an international center for photography

Link: http://apgphoto.org/download/2012/entryforms/airport-2012.pdf

Deadline: Sat Aug 4th, 2012

Location:

Atlanta Photography Group
75 Bennett Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
United States of America

What You Can Learn From This Artist’s Approach

After I accepted Dan St. Andrei’s friend request on Facebook, he sent me this note:

Thanks for accept, Marie!
It is also a great pleasure for me to invite you to visit my online portfolio. Your opinion will be challenging for me.
Have a nice weekend,
Dan
www.danandrei.com

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Dan St. Andrei in an art director, photographer and painter specializing in advertising, art photography and graphic design. Dan is based in Lisbon, Portugal, and also have studios in Miami, FL and Bucharest, Romania.

His line “Your opinion will be challenging for me” caught my attention. It signaled his professionalism and confidence. His site is impressive too!

Dan’s approach impressed me.  Some artists can learn from his approach.

Here are a couple of examples of how *not* to present your art–

I’ll never forget one artist who asked me to review her site to select art for one of my projects. I took the time to go over her site and copied one of her titles directly from her website then let her know that I could use that one for the project.  She immediately emailed her reply  *that’s not my title!”   Her site is in such a mess that her art is mis-titled and she used that as impetus for lashing out. Another artist sent me a PDF of 100 numbered images to review. There were problems with his numbering on his images. Midway down the list numbers began repeating so that two completely different images had the same number.  It may sound harsh, but most would have trashed the PDF and not replied. But I was kind enough to reply and inform him of the problem. In his responding reply, rather than correct his numbering system and resend the corrected PDF,  he sent me instructions that I should count –1,2,3, etc. Like I needed a lesson in how to count to 100!

Get your materials in order before sending them out. If you need help you will find my ebook guide for artist making submissions  and submission resource lists here.

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4 Pop Surrealism Fine Art Prints by Michael Krasowitz–NEW! In Our Amazon Store!

New York City artist Michael Krasowitz will be exhibiting at The Armory in the early part of next month.

We are pleased to have 4 of his prints in our store! Each title is printed in a limited edition of 50 on acid-free paper.

The 4  prints are from a series that Michael describes as follows:

“These images began as a project where I would create an image each day on the computer, a form of visual diary. As the project evolved a surreal world emerged bringing to life these biomorphic forms.”

Michael’s prints purchased from the Transmedia Artist Amazon Store ship flat to buyers (not rolled in mailing tubes).

Plastic People, by Michael Krasowitz, pigmented inkjet print on acid-free paper 10 x 8 inches

Plastic People, Fine Art Print on Paper by Michael Krasowitz –buy on Amazon here: http://amzn.com/B0079OGAIG

On the Avenue, Fine Art Print on Paper By Artist Michael Krasowitz  http://amzn.com/B0079OKHHQ

On the Avenue, by Michael Krasowitz, pigmented inkjet print on paper, 15 x 20 inches

Proposal, Fine Art Print on Paper by Artist Michael Krasowitz  http://amzn.com/B0079OOVB4

Proposal, by Michael Krasowitz, pigmented inkjet print on acid-free paper, 16 x 20 inches

Symbiosis, Fine Art Print by Artist Michael Krasowitz –available on Amazon.com here: http://amzn.com/B0079ORXOQ

Symbiosis, by Michael Krasowitz, pigmented inkjet print on acid-free paper, 11 x 20 inches

Free VASA Discussion Forums Begin Today–Topics: the End of the Photographic Print, Decision or Decisive Moments?, and the End of Photo Criticism

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Beginning December 7th and continuing until December 20th, Rui Cepeda, A. D. Coleman, and Roberto Muffoletto will be leading online discussions on current issues in photographic arts. Forum one: Dinosaur Bones: The End (and Ends) of Photo Criticism, explores the evolution and devolution of photography criticism over the past four decades. Forum two: Moments of Decision or Decisive Moments? Is photography about decisive moments presenting themselves to the photographer or about what the photographer decides to photograph? Forum three: The End of the Photographic Print and the Birth of the Image. This discussion will address issues related to the end of the photographic print and its shift to the digital image–atoms to pixels. To find the free registration option to introduce yourself and join in one or more of these discussions, visit the VASA site (http://vasa-project.com) and select “Forums & Discussions” from the menu.

Andy Mars Altered Reality Photo Art

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This is my latest Technorati article– published this morning–

Article first published as Andy Mars: Altered Reality Photo-Art on Technorati.

I enjoyed working with Andy Mars for the article on a series of subway distortion photographs she creatively turned into original one-of-a-kind artworks as well as a self-published book project.

Southern California Gallery Accepting Email Submissions from Artists

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Artist email submissions are becoming standard. Usually the gallerist who say they don’t like email submissions are the ones who receive hundred or even thousands of unsolicited artist submissions each week. But, I expect to see more of the smaller galleries putting out calls for artist to submit with submission guidelines requesting email submissions only. I have noted that more galleries post a *Submissions* heading their gallery website, that  list their submission guidelines and email address.

Also, lots of calls to submit links show up on Twitter. I just re-tweeted this call–follow me on Twitter @TransArtGuide

So I thought I’d share it here too:

This gallery is accepting email submissions. All the details here:

http://www.thehappeninggallery.com/Contact.html

There are two galleries in San Francisco with open calls to submit. One is online and brick and mortar and the other a physical gallery only. Both are listed in my share list of several hundred galleries (I don’t recall the names of these galleries at the moment). But If you’d like to get into more gallery submissions, here is a link to my Gallery Share List: http://bit.ly/GalleryList

Online Seminar: Navigating the Post-Photographic Era

Navigating the Post-Photographic Era
Instructor: Patrick Millard, www.patrickmillard.com
July 10-Aug 14, 2011
This seminar is taught from Pittsburgh, PA
Language: English
Workshop meets online Sunday Afternoons at 3pm EST (noon PST, 3pm EST, 9 pm CET)–link to register: http://bit.ly/iNGAoA
The world of photography in the digital world of 21st century innovation is in a state of continual flux.  Emerging technologies that allow photographic imagery without the use of a traditional camera, lens, or subject matter are beginning to have a presence in our mainstream culture.

In this seminar we’ll explore new technologies that are being unveiled through in-seminar discussions, dialogs, and practice.  The history of digital imaging in the post-photographic world will be outlined before embarking upon the use of web cams, cell phones, and virtual worlds for our hands-on image making assignments.

*Students should have access to a computer and photo editing software (preferably, but not necessarily, Adobe Photoshop), Second Life, Mozilla Firefox and Skype.

** This seminar begins with an introduction meeting on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at noon PM EST (3 pm EST, 9 pm CET), Online seminar meetings are 90 min. in length with interaction during the week.  Information for accessing the workshop will be sent to completed registrations.  For more information on this workshop contact vasa@vasa-project.com

Patrick Millard | Art:Photography
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