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Website updated November 17, 2014
14 competitions, 1 with deadline of November 24, members' workshops in Texas, New Mexico, North Carolina, California and Mexico; and exhibits

Current TPS Exhibits, Call For Entries and Other News

Mary Ellen MarkAlternative Processes Call for Entries
Deadline: January 19, 2015
TPS is excited to announce its latest Call for Entries, which seeks imagery derived from alternative photographic processes and historical printing methods including Albumen, Argyrotype, Cyanotype, Dusting-On Process, Gum Bichromate, Gumoil, Inkjet Photopolymer Gravure, Van Dyke Brown, Wet Plate Collodion, and all photographic image making techniques that incorporate the integration of traditional mediums such as printmaking, ceramics and painting. Conventional, unmodified digital inkjet prints are not acceptable for entry.

This exhibition will be juried by Christopher James, author, artist, photographer, University Professor and Director of the MFA Photography Program at Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA. For more information about the juror and how to enter, visit the Alternative Processes page by following this link.

I believe the future of photographic, and photographically integrated, image making will find its inspirations and grounding in the syntax and philosophical foundations that embrace the physical act of making art. ~ Christopher James

Member's Only Show Winner Announcement!Mary Ellen Mark
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 Prize 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 left:First Place Winner © Dianne Yudelson

To view the selected members' photographs, click here.

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.

Matt LankesBoyhood: Twelve Years on Film
UT Press and Matt Lankes new book release
Photographs by Matt Lankes.

Texts by Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland, and Matt Lankes.
Over two hundred images taken on set over twelve years, as well as commentary by Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, and others, create a behind-the-scenes portrait of a critically acclaimed feature film—Richard Linklater's Boyhood. $33.50

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Mary Ellen MarkBig News for Marfa!
New Executive and Official "art site".
Ballroom Marfa welcomed Executive Director Susan Sutton at a Sound Speed Marker cocktail receptionon October 10th. Sutton, a regular visitor to Far West Texas, joins Marfa after a four-year tenure at Houston's Menil Collection. Read more about the new executive director on the Ballroom Marfa blog.

After a year of negotiations between Ballroom Marfa and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Prada Marfa has been declared an "art museum site," with Elmgreen & Dragset's sculpture as its sole exhibit. For more info, read the Prada Marfa Explainer.

Workshop Opportunities

Mary Ellen MarkCarnival in Argentina
with Harvey Stein Photo Workshops LLC and Josefina Moran. February 14-22, 2015

The third year of this travel workshop to beautiful Buenos Aires and Argentina for nine days of photographing some of the special events and places of this surprising country. The base is a charming, old world tango hotel in Buenos Aires where we spend several evenings photographing exciting Carnival and make day trips to several colonial towns outside of Buenos Aires.

On another day you travel by private van to San Antonio de Areco, the prettiest town in the Pampas for a different experience of Argentina. We stroll down picturesque colonial streets that date from the early 18th Century. There will be several class meetings to critique work and discuss our progress and interests. The cost of the workshop is $2,500. Full payment ($2500 or $3000) is due by December 1, 2014. If you have questions, please call Harvey at 212-316-9157 or email at

image left: Drummer at Carnaval, Buenos Aires ©Harvey Stein 2013
image right: White Sands Sunset © Craig Varjabedian

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.

Photography and Personal Vision at Focus Ranch with Karen SchulmanMary Ellen Mark
Slater, Colorado on June 14-20, 2015

Join Karen Sschulman at Focus Ranch, a real working cattle ranch located on the western Colorado and Wyoming border in a section of the Northern Rocky Mountains about 50 miles northwest of Steamboat Springs. The ranch headquarters are nestled in the Upper Little Snake River Valley, surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Madre Mountain range, providing incredible sunrises and sunsets.

In addition to the photography sessions, you'll enjoy delicious meals, comfortable lodging and opportunities to participate in various optional activities, including horseback riding, hiking and fishing. Karen's expertise includes use of digital cameras as well as various alternative photographic processes. She will offer her inspiration and guidance for those with all levels of photographic skill. Additionally, Karen will be offering OPTIONAL Creative iPhoneography sessions for participants with an iPhone or iPad. What fun!


Recent Member's News
Mary Ellen MarkCarol Hayman is the Featured Artist at Women Printmakers Studio in Austin, Texas, Thru November 8th.

Two images from Malcolm Easton's Preservation series were recently selected for The Photo Review 2014 Competition Issue. Malcolm also had two pieces in the exhibition HOME at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, July 2014.

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

Lifesaver by Linda J. Hirsch received Honorable Mention in the Faber Birren Color Award Show at the Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery in Stamford, Connecticut.

image left: Featured Artist image at WPA Studio: Carol Hayman; image right: Lifesaver © Linda J. Hirsch

More Members' News, click here.


Upcoming Member Exhibitions

Mary Ellen MarkWendell Mayes Gallery. 1110 Dragon Street, Brownwood. 214.727.5101. A Retrospective of Fine Art Photography: photographs by Roger Levesque, thru November 21.

PhotoPlace Gallery. 3 Park Street. Middlebury, VT. 804.359.3633. Tues-Fri, 11a-4p & Sat by appointment. The Built Environment, group exhibition including images by Mark Collins and Scott Martin. November 18 thru December 13.Mary Ellen Mark

image left: Women, Men © Scott Martin; image right: Burrow Spiders © Dianne Yudelson. image left: by Roger Levesque.

More Members' Exhibits, click here

Upcoming Competition Deadlines
Mary Ellen MarkSmithsonian 2014 Best Photo Contest
Deadline: November 28 @ 3pm ET

The 12th Annual Photo Contest is open through November 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET.  Contestants can submit up to 15 photos to each of the following six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, The American Experience, Altered Images, and Mobile Photos. Grand Prize winner is awarded $2500. For more information, to see last year's winners and to enter, follow this link. image right: 2012 Smithsonian Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner, Bjorn Olesen

AX3: 2014 Photography Competition
Deadline: November 30, 2014
The AX3 – American Aperture Awards are an international open call for photography possessing uncommon vision. This opportunity is open to photographers of all backgrounds who capture images that make the unknowable known. Recognizing photos that captivate us also free us to identify our desires, we invite ALL types of photographers — professional, non-professional/amateur, student and mobile photography— in the following Mary Ellen Markcategories: Abstract, Advertising, Architecture/Cityscape, Collage, Documentary, Experimental, Fashion, Landscape/Seascape/Nature, Nudes, People/Portraits, Political, Photojournalism, Still Life, Street Photography, Video/Moving Images. For more information and how to enter, click here.

Portraiture: Expressions and Gestures
PhotoPlace Gallery
Deadline: December 1, 2014
A flicker of a smile, a twinkle in the eyes, a subtle gesture of the hand, the blur of spontaneous movement — photography is uniquely capable of capturing the briefest slice of a subject's life. Good portraits give us insight into the subject; great portraits can give us insight into what it is to be human. For Portraiture: Expression and Gesture, we seek portraits (self- or otherwise) that inform us about the subject.

Juried by Karen E. Haas, the Lane Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Portraiture will be exhibited at PhotoPlace Gallery from February 24 through March 20, 2015. Submission fee: $30 for five photographs, $7 for each additional photograph.
For more information, and to enter, click here.

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