Thursday, October 29, 2009

Postcards from the Edge 2010

It's time to donate your work!!!

The fabulous Postcards from the Edge Benefit is open for submissions now!!!

Do something good and support Visual AIDS and your work could hang on the wall next to Nan Goldin or Jack Pierson or Jeff Koons.

The 12th Annual Postcards from the Edge benefit for Visual AIDS
Hosted by ZieherSmith in their new space at 516 West 20th Street, NYC

Friday, January 8 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 9 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, January 10
from 12 noon – 4 p.m.

Postcards From the Edge is a Visual AIDS benefit show and sale of over 1500 original, postcard-sized works of art by established and emerging artists. All artworks are sold for $75 each, on a first-come, first-served basis. The works are signed on the back and exhibited so the artists' signatures cannot be seen. While buyers receive a list of all participating artists, they don't know who created which piece until purchased. All proceeds support the work of Visual AIDS. Click HERE for more information.

If you are an Artist interested in participating, please click HERE for details and submission forms. Deadline is Thursday, December 10, 2009.

Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving the legacy, because AIDS is not over.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Family Trees

Three new Family Trees have been added to the portfolio on my website.

Bruce wrote three new wonderful poems for my images.

Check it out here

© Michael Werner and Bruce Long


in-Public is a collective of photographers from around the world dedicated to Street Photography.

On their website is a lot of good work to find. For everyone interested in Street Photography a fantastic resource.

This is what they say about in-Public:

in-Public was set up in 2000 to provide a home for Street Photographers.

Our aim is to promote Street Photography and to continue to explore its possibilities, we are a non commercial collective. All the photographers featured here have been invited to show their work because they have the ability to see the unusual in the everyday and to capture the moment. The pictures remind us that, if we let it, over-familiarity can make us blind to what’s really going on in the world around us.

Check it out and browse through all the portfolios on their site.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region.

The organization fulfills this mission by offering educational programs, photographic exhibitions, lectures by practicing artists, and affordable access to high-end digital equipment for the creation of photographs. PPAC is a resource for both practicing artists as well as individuals interested in learning about all aspects of contemporary photography. PPAC provides needed technical services and instruction and promotes the relationships and connections that will lead to a more vibrant photography community.

The center is a great place in the greater Philadelphia area, with exhibitions, book signings, lectures and much more.

On November 5, from 7 p.m. is a lecture and book signing by Mitch Epstein , His newest book American Power will be the subject. Don't miss such a superb event!!!!

There is so much more to discover and read on their website.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Unseen - A Photographers Salon

Don't miss one of the best shows in New York this Fall

UNSEEN - A Photographers Salon

Unseen is an introduction to some of New York’s most promising, hard working, and creative minds in the photography field whose bold ideas, themes, and techniques work to transcend the history of photographic art.

Ruben Natal - San Miguel curated an extraordinary show with an amazing line up of fantastic photographers.

If you are in New York, make sure to see the show. The opening is October 22, 6p.m. - 8.30 p.m. at Randall Scott Gallery, 111 Front Street #204, Brooklyn

The show runs from October 22 through November 21

Friday, October 09, 2009

Scott Pasfield

Scott Pasfield does a lot of fantastic work, Fine Art, Assignments, Portraits and more.

His project Gay America is extraordinary. Scott traveled all over America and made portraits of out and proud gay men happily living their lives in the state they call home. To every photo belongs a short story written by the man in the photo.

I was fascinated by the project and the wonderful photos when I saw them the first time.

This project has to be a book and I would be one of the first ones to buy it.

Visit Scott's website and make sure to see also his other projects.

Alex, Seward, AK

Brent & Charlie, Loranger, LA

Ted, Peaks Island, ME

Kris, Danny & Jonathan, Quincy, MA

© all images Scott Pasfield

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Good Morning America IV

I Love My Family, Cardwell Housing Hanau

No Smoking Cardwell Housing Hanau

Metal Cans, Cardwell Housing Hanau

© all images Michael Werner

Monday, October 05, 2009

Good Morning America III

Garbage Bin Cardwell Housing

Barbecues Cardwell Housing

Blue Buick Cardwell Housing

© all images Michael Werner

Friday, October 02, 2009

Good Morning America II

Chi Chi's Mexican Restaurant at the former Skyline Club, Hanau

Sign Cardwell Housing

Cardwell Housing

© all images Michael Werner

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Good Morning America

Last week I added my new series Goodnight America to my website. Goodnight America shows the former American army and housing bases in my hometown Hanau. After the last Americans left Hanau in 2008 the places once full of life are now empty and deserted.

The last few days I scanned old slides I took when the Americans were still here. They show a totally different world to now. Many memories come back when I look at the images.

Maybe it will be a short series called Good Morning America and is an introduction to the other series.

The images below are from the old slides. I will post more in the next days.

car in front of Yorkhof Kaserne, Hanau

François Kaserne Hanau

Sign Cardwell Housing Hanau

© all images Michael Werner