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Website updated September 18, 2014
10 competitions, 1 with deadline of October 1, members' workshops in Texas, New Mexico, North Carolina, California and Mexico; and exhibits

Current TPS Exhibits, Call For Entries and Other News

Mary Ellen MarkMember's Only Show Winner Announcement!
Congratulations to the following 30 photographers selected by Jim Casper of LensCulture for TPS' 30th Anniversary commemorative Members' Only Show!
Our 27th Annual Members' Only Show will open on October 27 at Options Gallery in Odessa, TX. Stay tuned for the release of the exhibition catalog next month. First Proze goes to Dianne Yudelson. Second Prize: Cheryl Meadow. Third prize: Francis Crisafio. And Honorable mentions: Suzanne Demaree, Deb Kreimborg, Linda Morrow, Jan Anderson-Paxson, Dolores Smart.

image:© Dianne Yudelson

TPS 2014 Print Program photographers for 2014 have been selected. Members joining at the Friend, or Benefactor levels may choose from an exclusive selection of fine prints by prominent, contemporary photographers. This year's artists are: Cheryl Medow (Santa Monica, CA), Craig Barber (Woodstock, New York), Lupita Murillo Tinnen (Oak Point, Texas), Fran Forman (Watertown, Massachusetts), and Ann George (Shreveport, Louisiana). See more prints.

Today, join 1,290 others following TPS on facebook. You may have missed the following stores: Costa Concordia salvage, When Age Produces Beauty: Photographs of Legends at Work, Day to Night: 24 Hours in One Photo, Timelapse video shows nine years of 9/11 reconstruction, and 34 Amazing Photos of American Cities From 100 Years Ago.

Mary Ellen MarkThe 2014 Daguerreian Society Symposium
The 2014 Daguerreian Society Symposium will be held in Austin, Texas on September 26-29, 2014 at the Texas State Library and ArchivesMary Ellen Mark (website). The 2014 Daguerreian Society Annual Symposium will be held at the Texas State Library and Archives. Our opening reception will take place here on Friday, September 26, 2014, from 6 to 8 pm, along with an exhibition of early Texas photography.For more information, click here.

The Daguerreian Society brings together people from all over the world who are united by a common interest in the history of photography. Our members include students and teachers... museum curators and scientists... collectors and dealers... historians, photographers and artists. We formed in 1988 as agroup "dedicated to the history, science, and art of the daguerreotype."

image is a part of the Daguerreian Society's NEA Research Database (

Photohive Silent Auction Extended to September 21st
Photohive's silent auction has been extended thru Sunday, September 21st at 5pm. Works are on view at the Southwest School of Art, Russell Hill Rogers lecture hall, Navarro Campu, 1201 Navarro, San Antonio, TX 78205. Particpants include Timothy Brine, Amy Holmes George, Sherry Griffi, Mark Menjivar, Libby Rowe, Trish Simonite, Sarah Sudhoff, and Tom Turner. All proceeds will fund programming and student awards in 2015.
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Workshop Opportunities

Mary Ellen MarkDay of the Dead Photography Workshop with Carol Watson
in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
October 30-November 4, 2014

Scheduling the workshop during Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) allows the participants to experience and capture one of the most colorful holidays in Mexico. With its narrow cobblestone streets, leafy courtyards, fine architectural details and sumptuous interiors, San Miguel de Allende is arguably the prettiest town in Mexico. The workshop includes accommodation in a beautiful casa in the historical center of the city. This workshop has a limit of 10 participants so register early!!! Click here for more information and to register.

image left: Day of the Dead © Carol Watson
image right: White Sands Sunset © Craig Varjabedian
Mary Ellen Mark

White Sands Landscape Photography with Craig Varjabedian
Sponsored by Eloquent Light Photography
September 23-26, 2014

Eloquent Light Photography Workshops invites photographers from all over the world to experience the grandeur of White Sands National Monument. The dunes of White Sands stretch hundreds of miles of Southern New Mexico desert, their gypsum fields glistening in the enchanted light. Participants will explore the state's legendary allure, from the rhythm of rolling sand dunes to the stark dichotomy of earth and sky. Award winning photographer Craig Varjabedian will lead the workshop, sharing his twenty-five years experience with the medium and providing hands-on guidance to each student. To learn more about this workshop and the Eloquent Light Photography Workshops, please visit or call (505) 983-2934 to reserve your space.

Fall Color in the Texas Hill Country 2014
with Alan Montgomery and Mike Marvins
November 21-23

Alan and Mike are both fourth generation pros who have been  travelling and photographing the Hill Country for years. You can look forward  seeing new places and even ones you might know in a new and inspiring way. You’ll  learn and practice things that can improve your photography no matter what your personal style may be. Plus, lots of fun. Please contact Alan at or 713-526-1747 to reserve your space. The workshop is limited to 10 people so we can spend plenty of individual time with each person. The cost for the workshop is $300.00 plus your hotel and food.


Mary Ellen MarkRecent Member's News
A visual feast for Malaga, Spain at the Heritage Municipal Museum this autumn features 164 artists from 25 countries, including Marilyn Maxwell who won 1st Place in the Wildlife category based on "Rare Cheetahs" and "Only Two" from the "At Risk" Series. All ten images depict species under attack from poachers, habitat destruction, and human development. Marilyn's portion of the sale proceeds will go to the following charities:

Work by Sandra Chen Weinstein will be included in the Cirumstance Exhibition at Pingyao International Photography "Life of Photography, World of Dream" 2014 in China from September 19-25.

Tom Athey had three large canvas pieces (photo-collage; jpegs attached) accepted to the People'sMary Ellen Mark Gallery show in Austin, Texas.

Mary Ellen MarkRead an interview with Harvey Stein Documenting Coney Island for over 40 Years: Interview with Harvey Stein.

Mark Paulda has released El Paso 120 and is now available at Barnes and Nobles. In this book, Paulda subverts the notion that El Paso is merely a desert city in the middle of nowhere by taking his audience on journeys to striking destinations within a 120-mile radius of the border city.

Linda Alterwitz is currently participating in these group exhibitions:San Francisco International Photography Exhibition Gallery Photographica, Center Forward at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins,thru August 30th, Life is Beautiful The Western Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, October 24-26th, 2014.

image top-left: from Circumstance Exhibition © Sandra Chen Weinstein; image left: Photo Booth, Coney Island, 1978 © Harvey Stein; image right: El Paso 120 © Mark Paulda

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Upcoming Member Exhibitions
Northlight Gallery
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. 1001 Forest Mall Tempe, AZ. 480.965.6536. Family Matters: including photographs by H. Jennings Sheffield. Opens September 9, thru October 18.

Fontbonne University GalleryMary Ellen Mark
Fontbonne University of Fine Arts. 6800 Wydown Blvd. St. Louis, MO. Mon-Thurs: 9a–4p; Fri: 9a–3p. Photographs by Ellen Jantzen, thru September 26, 2014.

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
1 Hawk Drive (75 S. Manheim Boulevard for GPS). 845.257.3844. Worlds of Wonder, curated by Ian Berry and including work by Kay Kenny, thru November 9, 2014.

image right: Ellen Jantzen

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Upcoming Competition Deadlines

Mary Ellen Mark
High and Dry @ Texas Tech's International Cultural Center
Deadline: October 3, 2014

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the dry lands theme of this annual juried exhibition The choice of subject (be it animal, vegetable, or mineral) is up to the photographer, but the shot must have been taken in an arid or semiarid region. Images selected for exhibition will be shown at the galleries of Texas Tech University's International Cultural Center from November 21, 2014 to January 16, 2015. Awards are $600 for first place, $300 for second, and $150 for third. Juror is Jean Caslin (Vice President for TPS and Partner at Caslin Gregory & Associates, Houston). Click Here for Complete Details.

Kids (Not Cute) @ Umbrella Arts in NYC
Deadline: October 20, 2014

Conceived and juried by Harvey Stein, Director of Photography, Umbrella Arts; photographer, educator, author, curator.
Seeking images of KIDS that are a bit unusual and out of the ordinary, not the conventionally cute and sentimental images that are often seen. The photographs can be amusing, interesting, sad, frank and biting. The tone can convey an appreciation for the joys and Mary Ellen Markdifficulties experienced by KIDS in the essentially absurd predicament of growing into an adult world. KIDS pictured in environments from home to zoo, from city streets to rural and suburban places, from the neighborhood to the ends of the earth, with or without their fellow man or KIDS are all sought. For more information and how to enter, click here.

Dreams and Hallucinations
Deadline: October 29, 2014
Darkroom Gallery is calling for images that skirt your subterranean world; dreamlike scenes with nonsensical subjects and/or multi-layered meanings. From jubilant, ethereal dreams to dark hallucinations, the subconscious can guide us in making powerful works or art.
Juror: Russell Joslin, the Editor & Publisher of SHOTS Magazine the past fourteen years. SHOTS is an independent, reader-supported quarterly journal of fine art photography that reaches an international audience. For more information and how to enter, click here.

Image left: Hatgi and Sink © Russell Joslin

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