An exciting opportunity for five Junior Fellows to participate in a 3-day Image-Text Symposium at Ithaca College from June 11-14, 2014.
The symposium brings together eleven fellows: 6 nationally and internationally recognized practitioners – artists, writers, publishers, editors – and 5 early career artists, for a collaboration at the intersection of photography and writing in contemporary art and publishing. Across three days of experimentation, adventure and creative exchange, the group will develop material for an original art book publication to initiate an independent press associated with Ithaca College. This is not a scholarly event, but a collaborative encounter, in part a brainstorming session towards launching an image-text MFA program, and an opportunity to work with and learn from an emerging artist-and-writer community.
This year’s participating Senior Fellows are: Bruno Ceschel, Jason Fulford, Jen Hofer, Claudia Rankine, Hannah Whitaker and Matvei Yankelevich. The directors are Nicholas Muellner and Catherine Taylor. You can read more about them, the symposium, and the application process here: http://www.imagetextithaca.com
Junior Fellows will be selected by the program directors and senior fellows, through an international call for entries. Selected fellows will attend the three day event free of charge, with lodging and meals provided by Ithaca College.
Junior Fellows may be photographers, writers, or artists working in both disciplines. Early career artists as well as advanced students are eligible to apply.
In anticipation of the opening of my exhibition at Weinstein Gallery this Friday featuring projects from the last ten years, a number of people have asked, “What is Siren?”
My last major project was Broken Manual. The subject of these photographs was entirely male. Anxious to photograph something besides bearded loners, I started a project on women with pictures made in Rome, Los Angeles, Moscow, New Orleans and Minneapolis. But before completing this project, Brad Zellar and I started The LBM Dispatch. As a consequence, this work is still on the back burner with no plans for future publication.
However, I have already published one book from this project: La Belle Dame Sans Merci. The publisher, Punctum Press, has recently uncovered a box of the Italian edition (with an inserted English translation). We are selling signed copies for $250. Purchase yours here:
A meditation on John Keats, Rome, pale men, beautiful women and pineapples by the photographer Alec Soth.
La Belle Dame Sans Merci
by Alec Soth
Curated by Marco Delogu
with an essay by Francesco Zanot
52 pages, 12.5” x 15.25”
published 2011 by Punctum Press
Edition of 500 (250 Italian / 250 English)
Signed Italian Edition (with English translation insert: