W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund calls for entry

May 13, 2015

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Announces Call for Entries for 36th Annual Grant in Humanistic Photography

Memorial Fund awards a $30,000 grant and $5,000 fellowships to photographers with projects produced in the spirit of W. Eugene Smith’s humanistic approach to storytelling

New York, NY – March 27, 2015 – The W. Eugene Smith Fund announced today it will begin accepting applications for its annual Grant in Humanistic Photography on April 15, 2015. Photographers interested in applying for the grant can learn more by visiting SmithFund.org. Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2015.

In addition, The Smith Fund also announced that applications for the 2015 Howard Chapnick Grant will be accepted from June 1 through June 30, 2015. The Howard Chapnick Grant is presented for leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing, research, education and management.

The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project follows the tradition and humanistic approach to storytelling of W. Eugene Smith who dedicated his 45-year career as a photographer to documenting the human condition with compassion and portraying his subjects dignity. Now in its 36th year, this Grant honors the legendary American photo essayist and his picture making practice.

The recipient of the 2015 Smith Award will receive a $30,000 grant to complete a current or future documentary project. In addition, one or more Fellowships totaling $5,000 will be given to photographers whose work represents exemplary efforts in humanistic photography.

“Each year we are both humbled and inspired by the quality of work that is submitted to the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund,” said Marcel Saba, president of the Smith Fund Board of Trustees. “We are honored to have supported so many remarkable photographers and incredible projects which have presented the human condition and spirit from around the world. In having the privilege of awarding these grants, the Smith Fund acknowledges the financial support of many organizations. Our goal as an organization has remained constant since 1978: to provide photographers with the necessary funding so they may tell their stories through photographs, in the spirit of Gene Smith.”

Each year, the Fund’s Board of Trustees appoints a three-member international jury who meet twice during the adjudication process. Finalists are selected on the basis of the substantive (and intellectual) merit of their project. Finalists are then asked to submit a comprehensive photographic print portfolio, to write (if necessary) a more detailed and focused proposal and to answer questions about their project. The Grant and Fellowship recipients are selected basis of these submissions.

The Howard Chapnick Grant was established in 1996 to honor the memory of Howard Chapnick who led Black Star photo agency, and acknowledges the value of his enormous contribution to photography. The annual $5,000 grant may be used to finance a range of qualified undertakings, which might include a program of further education, research, a special long-term sabbatical project, or an internship to work with a noteworthy group or individual. This grant is not to be used for the creation of photographs.

Photographers interested in learning more or applying for either grant should visit SmithFund.org.

Lou Desiderio
Synergy Communications, Inc.
Tel: 917-627-0912
Email: lou@pr-synergy.com

Today is the 100th birthday anniversary Billie Holiday

April 7, 2015

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When i first came to New York I had a room on west 87th street, off central park west, across from where Billie Holiday once lived. I’ll just go and put on some of her music. fine for a new york rainy afternoon.

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Herman Leonard, Billie Holiday, NYC, 1949, (2007.90.65)

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Today is the 100th birthday anniversary of Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday was born on April 7, 1915 and died on July 17, 1959 in New York City.

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A week long centennial broadcast can be heard on WKCR, here.
#BillieAt100

Beginning with the Teddy Wilson led recordings, July 1935, continuing with the recordings made under Billie Holiday’s leadership, and all of the recordings with Lester Young, (including songs like “Twenty-Four Hours a Day,” “Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo,” “You Let Me Down,” “These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You),” “I Cried for You,” “I Wished on the Moon,” “It’s Like Reaching for the Moon,” “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “No Regrets,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Mean to Me,” “Me, Myself and…

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Yellowstone and beyond; homeward bound

March 9, 2015

finally we make it to Island Park Idaho deciding to commute to Yellowstone and forego the hassle of moving rooms etc. due to road closures, repairing a bridge, parts of the park were closed. oh well

yellowstone national park meadow

yellowstone national park meadow

but between mountains and meadows and a few aspens we would have to make due.

yellowstone national park autumn meadow

yellowstone national park autumn meadow

fisherman in yellowstone national park

fisherman in yellowstone national park

catching lunch or dinner makes me wish  i had a set up. there is so much to see and discover in this park it’s becoming one of if not the favorite national park.

Yellowstone touring bus

Yellowstone touring bus

yellowstone geyser

yellowstone geyser

steam rises from a yellowstone geyser

steam rises from a yellowstone geyser

mineral stream in a geyser pool

mineral stream in a geyser pool

plant in a geyser pool

plant by a geyser pool

and of course what everybody goes to the park to see Tatanka

tatanka, buffalo

tatanka, buffalo

mary making friends with tatanka

mary making friends with tatanka

not too close just close enough.

oblivious to people around him

oblivious to people around him

male elk

male elk

Old Faithful geyser

Old Faithful geyser

and one of the things i love at the park are the Mammoth Hot springs

Mammoth Hot springs, Yellowstone National park

Mammoth Hot springs, Yellowstone National park

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

mary on top of Mammoth Hot Springs

mary on top of Mammoth Hot Springs

Two silly adventures at Mammoth Hot Springs

Two silly adventures at Mammoth Hot Springs

we are at the Mammoth Hot Springs is at the northern part of Yellowstone. time to move on our final destination Glacier National Park

Lake Mc Donald, Glacier National Park

Lake Mc Donald, Glacier National Park

here is Glacier National park lake McDonald one of the smoothest glacier lakes i’ve dipped my toes in so much different than the eastern side of the park Saint Mary lake. I’ve camped at Saint Mary’s lake at Rising Sun campground which is serene compared to the big western Apgar campground and park headquarters along with RV parking.

Lake Mc Donald, Glacier National Park

Lake Mc Donald, Glacier National Park

Apgar village autumn

Apgar village autumn

the weather was dicy those white clouds turned grey wet and nasty. the Going to the Sun road was closed half way up due to repairs. we did manage to drive to the top at Logans Pass but couldn’t see much other than clouds.

glacier national park

glacier national park

glacier national park

glacier national park

clouds

clouds

really made the road spooky, it’s narrow anyways with steep drop-offs and in summer people take their RV’s along it.

Rising to the Sun road

Going to the Sun road on a clear day

Clear mountain stream

Clear mountain stream

Glacier tour bus

Glacier tour bus

not many of them around as we were there on the season closing day. not many glaciers either due to global warming. i had seem more ten years before but even then they were melting.

aspens in Glacier national park

aspens in Glacier national park

you can see puffs of white glacier snow on the mountain. mary was disappointed.

Glacier landscape

Glacier landscape

mary sitting on boat dock Lake Mc Donald

mary sitting on boat dock Lake Mc Donald

Lake Mc Donald lodge

Lake Mc Donald lodge

laundry trash day.

Aspen turning color Glacier National park

Aspen turning color Glacier National park

time to move on home wanting to sleep in our own bed. miscellaneous sites heading east

antiques lot outside of Glacier

antiques lot outside of Glacier

but before we go we found a shopping site but mary wouldn’t allow me to buy another car.

rusty jalopy and other stuff

rusty jalopy and other stuff

penguin coldest spot in USA

penguin coldest spot in USA

train

train

Tin warriors

Blackfeet Tin warriors

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gardians

gardians

oh the sights we’ve seen experienced together.

Rainbow

Rainbow

this country is so beautiful and it’s much better having someone to share it with. may you all share your journey with someone you love.

rainbow

rainbow

rainbow

rainbow

many rainbows

many rainbows

rainbow

rainbow

so like all trips, the sun shines and rain drops fall. rainbows are special as is finding the right traveling companion to spend your life with. i feel blessed to have found mine.

jene

 

 

 

 

almost at the end of our journey

March 2, 2015

how could we top the upper antelope valley slot canyons, i am not sure we can but we continue on our travels. leaving our Bryce national park campground at Ann’ inns i ask about the aspen trees turning fall colors. i’ve head so much about them and on our last trip missed then entirely. Off we go up rt 14 through the Dixie National Forest onto rt 148 towards the Cedar Breaks national monument. we were up there last weekend he said. wow so cool as i head for the car can’t wait to tell mary.

so here we go on our way to north towards Yellowstone National Park, a good two day drive.

Green aspens

Green aspens

rt 14 along side the road through the Dixie national forest woo who.

aspens turning

aspens turning

 

Aspens turning yellow

Aspens turning yellow

higher we climb

Golden aspens

Golden aspens

Golden Aspens

Golden Aspens

aspens

aspens

now we arrive at Cedars Breaks National monument

Cedars Breaks National Monument

Cedars Breaks National Monument

a small version of Bryce National Monument

Ceders National Monument

Ceders National Monument

Cedars Breaks national monument

Cedars Breaks national monument

and behind us

Brian Heads Mountain

Brian Heads Mountain

which is a major ski resort on the other side of the mountain close to I15.

Brians  Head meadow

Brians Head meadow

and down the mountain we go headed to Parowan utah and I15 with  Salt Lake city  in our sites. but all this climbing around has gotten us hungry and we pull off I15  at exit 109 in Beaver Utah, allowing our hunger to guide us, where to go and we see what looks like a gas station but low and behold it’s a restaurant Timberline Inn. wow a gastronomic find, mary had a french dip and i had a chicken avocado sandwhich. unbelievably good. we stumbled on to something special. we asked the waitress about the place she told us they make their own breads and everything from scratch.it was started by a chief who trains everyone.

after lunch we continued north towards Salt Lake city looking for a motel on my smart phone i select a cute motel in the city. a good nights sleep then on the road again. looking for an air mattress as ours had died in Bryce Canyon RIP. no such luck in finding a new one we wasted hours driving and calling sporting good stores. oh well.

Orange aspens

Orange aspens

there were no inns available for us near Yellowstone and it was a long drive anyways so we stayed about 32 miles south of Yellowstone in a small fishing town in Island Park Idaho at the Anglers Inn. another one of our finds the inn is located on Henry’s Fork on Blue Spring Creek a world renowned fly fishing spot.

fly fishing

fly fishing

the view outside our room

Blue spring creek

Blue spring creek

and this is our creek side porch

Angler's Inn porch

Angler’s Inn porch

we ate our first dinner at anglers inn which was cosy and fine but we always like to explore a bit and the next evening found the last chance bar and grill at the Trouthunter Lodge almost next door. the food as excellent so much that we asked to meet the chief and complimented him on the food.

sunset

sunset

well because of the length of this post i’ll rest my weary fingers and hopefully finish this up next time.

jene

 

 

 

Honey

February 25, 2015

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what a great concept but glad i wasn’t an assistant that day.

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Full buckets of honey are dumped on the bodies of Blake Little’s human subjects, from young babies, to athletes, to 85-year-old women, drenching them in the gooey, golden syrup. For photo series, Preservation, the photographer uses the sticky stuff to capture varying body types, ages, races, and sizes like flies trapped in amber. “The honey has a way of democratizing people, to transform them in kind of a universal way,” Little explains in the behind-the-scenes video below.

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113th birthday of Ansel Adams

February 21, 2015

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It’s nice to see someone so directed so young in their life, wish i had that but my life was more like hunt, peck and discover.

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Ansel Adams, Sierra Club Commissary, 1929 (305.1991)

A shy and gifted child with a love for the outdoor, Ansel Adams became a member of the enivronmental organization Sierra Club when he was only 14. Very early in his career Adams published his work and writings in the Sierra Club’s bulletin and in 1928 he had his first exhibition at its headquarters in San Francisco.

This picture  shows a group of members gathering for a break at stunning campsite. It may have been during the yearly “High Trip”, a month-long hike that was organized each summer and took hundreds of the Club members to the most beautiful areas of the Sierra Nevada. Adams joined the trip in 1927 for the first time. In a short period of time Ansel Adams established himself as the main photographer of the Sierra Club and soon became known as both the artist of the Sierra…

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A New Cosplay alternative fashion magazine

February 12, 2015

A friend of mine Jason Paluck has developed a wonderful Cosplay as art magazine called Coswise. It’s available in digital and print editions via MagCloud.

January 1 (Brooklyn, NY) – CosWise, a new cosplay-as-art magazine, has released their first issue. As Brooklyn’s first photo art cosplay publication, they hope to bring the inspiring world of costuming, makeup, props, and performance art to fans around the world. CosWise will change the game by showcasing the art and creativity of cosplayers, including traditional anime, manga, and videogame cosplay. They will also feature steampunk, fantasy, sci-fi, and other original concept characters.

Bonnie-not to be fooled with.

Bonnie-not to be fooled with.

Readers of alternative or costuming magazines might be asking why CosWise won’t include articles, interviews, and how-to’s like other cosplay publications. “In looking to produce a publication of the highest quality photography, we put our energies and focus solely on the creativity and quality of the images,” says Greg Buyalos, CosWise Art Director. Cosplay, once just a burgeoning art form in the districts of Japan, has become pervasive in Western culture with the advent of fan conventions for comics and genre films. It has grown to influence popular culture, disrupting the worlds of TV, film, and publishing.

Ok drop them

Ok drop them

“There is a global disconnect with cosplayers,” says CosWise Graphic Designer Jason Paluck, aka Editing Ninja. “For example, cosplayers and their fans in America may not know about the cosplayers in Australia; those in Australia may not be aware of the cosplayers in France and so on.” In 2013, Paluck, along with partners Buyalos and Jennifer Levine cosplay-as-art magazine, started meeting to discuss ideas for what would become CosWise. “We wanted CosWise to connect cosplayers globally and help them grow their fan base.”

Robin's hood

Robin’s hood

Interested fans and cosplay newcomers can view and purchase the magazine on MagCloud at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/853471. Available in both Digital and Print formats, CosWise is available for consumption on the iPad, as a PDF, or on MagCloud’s WebViewer using the “Read Now” function. The 54-page issue features costumes and props from popular properties such as One Piece, Final Fantasy, and The Legend of Zelda, as well as original characters.

About CosWise

CosWise is an independent cosplay-as-art magazine featuring original & inspired costumes, props and makeup. The art book magazine brings costume photography to an international audience while based in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to an open submission policy, CosWise also produces and shoots with cosplay creatives like models, designers, stylists, make-up artists and more. If you live in, or plan to visit, the NY Metro area, contact CosWise about potential collaborations on your own concept or to be part of an upcoming shoot. Visit www.coswise.com for submission guidelines, advertising and more information.

Contact:

Jennifer Levine, Communications Manager

jennifer@coswise.com

Heading north

February 9, 2015

this was meant to finish up this series which i meant to do from the beaches of Hawaii where we were vacationing last month but there are so many distractions in paradise that i never had the time. no we didn’t take many pictures chased the elusive Green Turtles but the water was rough and full of sharks. did manage to get some surfers but they are a dime a dozen out there.

last post ended with the grand canyon with our next destination being Page Az. home to the slot canyons. one of the things we learned there besides how poor the Navajo’s who live on the reservation are kept. there is a huge power plant powered by Lake Powell dam on the reservation with not one watt going to the Navajo but sent out into the white world keeping the Navajo in the dark which maybe why they are up before dawn.

the internet has changed the economy for some of these people especially the slots. they now have a steady stream of visitors 11 months out of the year with december being the slow month. yes it does get cold out there so be prepared if you go. we booked a photographic tour of the upper antelope valley with a Navajo company called Chief Tsosie, there are two tours by different companies the lower canyon and upper we chose the upper. dumb luck maybe if we go back we can do both.

Antelope valley slot canyon

Antelope valley slot canyon

we were lucky to have only one other couple on our tour and our guide was very helpful moving us around to get the best possible pictures. but we had to shoot above other peoples heads mostly. we went in the afternoon which i am sure is different than the morning.

wall of Arizona slot canyon

wall of Arizona slot canyon

no matter what time of day it’s pretty specutular just being there.

Slot canyon floor to ceiling

Slot canyon floor to ceiling

the other photographer couple with us were very fussy brushing off their lenses, yes dusty for sure. we only had a two hour time slot with about half that in the canyon. we were fighting people time and light. i shot as fast and as wide open as i could sometimes just going 2.8. the other tog said his auto focus wasn’t working, where do you focus?

wall of upper slot canyon

wall of upper slot canyon

detail of rock

detail of rock

it’s all so sensual in the earth really cool. take a tripod for sure but know that there is a lot you won’t get, don’t forget to just enjoy the experience while you’re there, who knows when you’ll be back.

Arizona slot canyons

Arizona upper slot canyons

we were lucky to find lodging in a motel 6 at $156 per night in a smoking room, but could open the window giving us a nice view of this sunset.

Page arizona sunset

Page arizona sunset

sky painting

G 12 sunset

G 12 sunset

beware the national parks are full of bus tour people so our end of season camping ideas were squashed. heading north to Zion and Bryce canyons there were no rooms in the inns nor campgrounds. but i found a state campground called Coral Pink Sand  Dunes in the south of Utah close enough to drive to Zion National park and Bryce.

Coral Pink Sand dunes

Coral Pink Sand dunes

Coral Pink Sand dunes park

Coral Pink Sand dunes park

know what they do there? drive dune buggy’s day and night.

dune buggies at night

dune buggies at night

coral pink sands, dune buggies

coral pink sands, dune buggies

Stars, Utah night sky

Stars, Utah night sky

Milky way, Utah

Milky way, Utah

our camp site was pretty cool, no creepy crawly critters nor rain though going across the sands to bathroom i did see some trails, kept to the road after that.

campsite

campsite

yes this is how we planned to travel not having to check into motels to shower but this state park had very nice hot water showers.

picnic table with rain cover

picnic table with rain cover

if one can’t find national parks to stay in look for state parks as sometimes they are just as good if not better.

So here we are entering Utah where i’ve never been but have heard so much about with Zion national park as our first destination.

Checkerboard mesa, Zion National Park

Checkerboard mesa, Zion National Park

wow talk about something different here it is. when you enter from the east this is your first amazing sites.

Checkerboard Mesa, Zion national park, Utah

Checkerboard Mesa, Zion national park, Utah

this is a non drive through park with parking and shuttle buses into the canyons. lots of hiking trails streams and pools hidden somewhere.

lonely tree, Zion nat'l park utah

lonely tree, Zion nat’l park utah

Zion National park, Utah

Zion National park, Utah

Zion national park,Utah

Zion national park,Utah

rock face waterfalls, zion nat'l park

rock face waterfalls, zion nat’l park

this is on our hike to see the Emerald pools of the stream coming from the Emerald pools.

Emerald pool, zion nat'l park

Emerald pool, zion nat’l park

well we were traveling during dry season, oh well.

plant life, zion nat'l park

plant life, zion nat’l park

wood pattern

wood pattern

Mountain goat, zion national park, Utah

Mountain goat, zion national park, Utah

yes a pretty cool place to be and not too crowded but not empty. bus loads of tourists come into these parks from as far away as Los Angeles and Las Vegas along with other major cities. that’s why if one is traveling to our parks one must have advance reservations or will fine no room at the Inns. people come from all over the world to see our amazing country.

we did two days at Zion before moving on up the road to Bryce National park. we didn’t expect to stay in the park although we tried looking on line but found nothing. we found a place just outside the park called Ruby’s Inn a huge RV camping site with tent camping. but they did have something different, 8 authentic Teepees along side the road. of course we had to try them.

Ruby's Inn teepees

Ruby’s Inn teepees

we did have a wonderful dinner at the Bryce canyon lodge inside the park another well managed dinning room with excellent food and service.

mary in teepee

mary in teepee

as life happens it did rain one night and teepees aren’t waterproof, leaking in the center, the floor was covered with canvas so no fires inside but lots of water around us.

mary under the covers

mary under the covers

what we had to do in order to keep dry was to erect our tent in the middle of the teepee and put our sleeping bag in the tent. this is were life threw us a curve ball. our air mattress wouldn’t inflate. something happened to the battery case and nothing i did seemed to fix it and a slow leak in the mattress didn’t make for a comfortable nights sleep.ugh

we did manage to hold out but soon wanted to continue on and get a good nights sleep. mary did try to keep a diary at night by the light of our coleman lantern.

diary

diary

the weather wasn’t ideal for pictures going from overcast to partly cloudy but we were there so we made the best of it. we were tired of being on the road by now but continued anyways.

Bryce national park,utah

Bryce national park,utah

bryce national park

bryce national park

hoodoos, bryce national park

hoodoos, bryce national park

natural bridge, bryce national park, utah

natural bridge, bryce national park, utah

then the foggy clouds moved in

cloudy day,bryce nat'l park, utah

cloudy day,bryce nat’l park, utah

living amongst  clouds

living amongst clouds

three pine trees, bryce nat'l park

three pine trees, bryce nat’l park

hoodoo, bryce nat'l park,utah

hoodoo, bryce nat’l park,utah

one may walk a few mile trail amongst the Hoodoos, as the ancients called them but i wasn’t feeling up to it then which i now regret. we were chasing something different but probably should have stayed another day of so just the be able to walk around these formations.

next was going to be a big jump for us to wyoming and  Yellowstone National park being our next destination but on check out i asked about the Aspens turning and was told to go down this road over a mountain which was in full  bloom. ah but that’s another post. tune in again for the conclusion of our incredible journey.

jene youtt

now a change in direction

January 1, 2015

as we head north from Canyon De Chelly but because of roads going south is north, when we really wanted to go west, funny how that is in life to get where one wants to go we first must go here when here isn’t where we want to go at all. but we may find something we need of want. oh well.

to go north (really going south) we travel through the Painted desert which is pretty cool. places i had only heard about in school, i was educated in an old school curriculum of geography with wonder and curiosity. too bad the kids don’t get exposed to it now.

painted desert

painted desert

landscape

landscape

Tree in Painted desert

Tree in Painted desert

mesa

mesa

we just follow the roads open to discovery and really in awe of the landscape. what did the pioneers think when they first laid eyes on this scenery.  Then finding this The Petrified Forest wow

Petrified forest park

Petrified forest park

petrified trees

petrified trees

 more trees

more trees

must say it’s pretty impressive just riding around in the car but not much else to do because i don’t think you can wander around certainly not picking up souvenirs.

hillside tree

hillside tree

fallen tree

fallen tree

these two parks flow together as one which is pretty cool. there are plenty of place to buy  petrified wood in Holbrook Az which we didn’t do because it was getting late and we wanted to find a room. we tried finding lodgings at the Wigwam motel #6

wigwam motel

wigwam motel

wigwam motel

wigwam motel

but they are booked far in advance and had no cancellations. there are three surviving motels out of 7 that originally existed. oh well maybe another time and place. we head west to sleep.

the way we were traveling, not knowing what days we would be where pre-booking lodging was almost impossible. the way we did it was booking via my cell phone as we traveled mostly through www.booking.com reading the reviews there and on tripadvisor. we found people write the damnedest things we never experienced. we stayed in quality inns, motel 6’s, red roof inns and a restored Grand Hotel, Big Timber Mt, which they say is haunted, i snooped around but didn’t see or feel anything amongst the antiques. we were in room 8, mary slept soundly. full plate of bacon and eggs for breakfast got us on our way.

the san francisco mountains are sacred to the local native tribes which upon seeing them rise in our front window i fully understand. i can’t really explain it but this afternoon between the lighting, clouds and the road they looked magical and beyond us into Flagstaff nestled underneath.

i got our brakes and wheels checked in Flagstaff and didn’t like the answer on one if not two of our wheels were out of alinement and the shop who could do service us was closed for the weekend.  but we decided to continue our northward journey to the grand canyon instead of staying two more nights.

we arrived safety without an event and checked in to the thunderbird motel with a partial view of the canyon. it’s nothing special room wise but who stays in their room at a place like this? we both have been to the grand canyon before with different people but every time i stand on the edge looking into it i am amazed.

i always wonder what the first person to see this grand canyon though?

lone tree on a ridge, grand canyon, az

lone tree on a ridge, grand canyon, az

as is seeing a place  you’ve seen before though different eyes. mary and i had been here before with other people but now we shared it together making it our special memory.

mary on canyon edge

mary on canyon edge

we had hoped to camp there but campgrounds were full, i understand they are pretty nice but a lot of people use them from all over the world. we carried a full camping setup packed in the car. we learned on our first american journey the importance of have a spare sleeping bag for when the first one gets wet.

colorado river,grand canyon, az

colorado river,grand canyon, az

sunset, grand canyon az

sunset, grand canyon az

sunset with clouds

sunset with clouds

sunset

sunset

then it gets dark along the rim. we ate dinner at the iconic El Tovar restaurant. lovely room overlooking the canyon which was a big disappointment because of the food, ugh. i had fish mush covered in thick white gravy, uneatable. i sent it back not ordering anything else, the manager was slow to arrive at our table but didn’t give me a hassle. eat breakfast there, i had eggs benedict with  southwest spices. odd for sure.

the next night we ate at the bright angel lodge in the Arizona room which also overlooked the canyon was much plainer but what a difference in how the room was managed and the quality of food. the busboy commented that this was the best manager he’d ever worked for. dinner was great and we thanked the manager for all his hard work, he was busy setting up tables constantly moving around the room.

daytime found us walking the rim of the canyon, taking the shuttle bus to the many lookout points and finally after checking out the next day driving out the eastern entrance towards our next destination page az. we were pushing towards seeing the aspens turning color this time which we missed on our last journey along with discovering a new america.

til next time

jene

Phila Museum of Art Seeks Photographer

December 29, 2014

Originally posted on LOOK UNDERFOOT:

The Museum is seeking a studio photographer with exceptional digital retouching skills and a minimum of 2 years of experience in art object/fashion photography, studio/on location lighting and medium format digital cameras. The Museum Photographer will be involved in a dynamic, creative environment and must be able to effectively coordinate a range of high volume projects. Experience in styling on or off figure fashion, portraiture and installation/architecture photography is a plus. 
The candidate must have strong communication skills, be extremely organized, be a proactive problem solver, be very detail oriented, and work well with others.

The photographer’s primary responsibility is the photographic documentation, digital post-production, and digital archiving of original works of art in the museum’s Costume and Textiles, and Prints, Drawings and Photography collections. Additional duties may include photographing exhibitions/installations and related events, occasional portrait work, and the maintenance of the studio and its related photography equipment.

We are…

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