When it rains, it pours. In the past twenty four hours I've stumbled into many sightings of our former Review and/or Critical Mass participants getting their work out in big ways:
PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS has announced their PDN 30 and Alejandro Chaskelbierg, Lucas Foglia, Martine Fougeron, and Toni Greaves are among those selected.
ORION MAGAZINE has a great story illustrated with photographs by Sonja Thomsen. You can read the story online, but I'm not going to. I'm going to actually get myself down to a newstand and shell out the money to have that one in print.
note: for those of you attending our Reviews in April, Jason Houston, Orion's Picture Editor, will not only be one of our Reviewers, but he'll be giving a "lunchtime chat" one of those days also.
TWO WAY LENS has posted yet another great interview. This time it's Jessica Todd Harper. One line that immediately stood out, in her response about her path to success:
"in addition to luck, were two other key factors: a willingness to be rejected (often) and a body of work at the ready for the times when I was fortunate enough not to be."
And last but not least, former CM Book Award Winner, Louie Palu, has done a fascinating series of video podcasts for the ATLANTIC:
I'm so glad he finally got down on the ground, and that he talked about it in the commentary. Right before he mentioned it I'd been yelling at the screen: "Get down! Take cover!" Follow the link above to watch the whole series.
Wow, one more sighting just came in: looks like CM2008 Book Award Winner Priya Kambli's going to be completing a residency at Light Work in December. Priya, I used to live in Syracuse. Bring a good coat and ask me for restaurant recommendations. Congrats to all.