spotlight: Scott Dalton and Matt Eich

In this issue we introduce you to the two 2011 hcp fellowships recipients. this year’s competition was juried by brian paul clamp, director of clampart (new york, ny). the fellowship call for entries is open to all hcp members; a record 208 members submitted this past season. the carol crow memorial fellowship is awarded to … Continued

Shaping the Image: 28th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition

Every year HCP proudly holds a call for entries for its Annual Juried Membership Exhibition. Juried by an internationally acclaimed specialist in the field, members’ work is selected for exhibition in the HCP galleries. this year we were delighted to have Hannah Frieser, Director of Light Work (Syracuse, NY) as our juror. Of the more … Continued

Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out

Edmund Clark has been awarded the 2009 International Photography Award by the British Journal of Photography for this work. Soon, the book of Guantanamo: If the light goes out will be published by Dewi Lewis Publishing (October 2010) with supporting exhibitions in the UK, Europe and Australia. US exhibition venues are yet to be announced. … Continued

Photos Souvenirs

Photo Souvenirs is a body of work that traces three phases of life: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Comprising 45 images in all, each phase consists of 15 images which are presented both in a photo album format (7.8 x 11.8 inches) hand bound in a clamshell case, and as larger individually framed prints (20.8 x … Continued

Collaborations VII: Portraits of Self

Each year HCP sponsors a non-competitive educational outreach program called Collaborations. Now in its seventh year, Collaborations VII is a celebration of photography which encourages collaboration and teamwork amongst Houston-area high school students. Students from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds are invited to participate in collectively planning and executing an exhibition of their own photographs. … Continued

Photo Opportunities

For most, to sightsee is to photograph. Embarking on treasure hunts to tourist destinations renowned for monuments of grandeur, we pursue the extraordinary. Framing sites of mass tourism in our viewfinders, we create photographic souvenirs that are integral to the touristic experience. These products, coined “photograph-trophies”1 by Susan Sontag, separate our leisurely pleasures from the … Continued

Borrowed Dreams

On a recent visit to Lorna Bieber’s studio a friend looked at me and asked, “Where have I seen that before?” I suggested that he saw it on the exhibition section of the HCP website. “No, no. You’re going to think I’m crazy, but I’ve seen that image in a dream.” When Lorna Bieber sets … Continued

The Lure of Cartography

Whereas “cartography,” the discipline of producing geographical maps, is fairly precise, “mapping” is exquisitely polysemic. “Mapping” has meanings in neuroscience, mathematics, genetics, robotics, marketing, Googling, GPSing, etc. During the age of European exploration and expansion, the beginning of which coincided with the Renaissance, cartographers began to use ever more refined theories and tools (e.g., the … Continued

In the Kitchen by Dona Schwartz

Dona Schwartz tagged a photo of you in her kitchen, to see this photo follow the text. In the age of Facebook, when all our visual diaries are open to the world, In the Kitchen provides a smart coalescence of imagery, poetry, and prose that successfully enhances this pervasive impulse to follow the characters in … Continued