at home….


I am totally exhausted. Whipped from traveling. Specifically from the recent Sydney HeadOn photo fest where (Based On A True Story) was featured at ACP, a Burn show was the most popular thing in town, and I did a workshop as well, with some brilliant essays the result. Yet too much. And wrong time zone. However, I do really get a lot out of these photo fests. I can scout out new talent, make real live contact with this audience, and see some terrific shows. Oh yes, for sure the dancing parties in Sydney in my house were almost non stop, so jet lag cannot be blamed for all. I am my own worst enemy.


Burn is just blowing up at these fests. The work from this audience is sought all over the place, all of the time. We cannot keep up unless we can hire a full time curator. You may remember we were featured in a big way at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan last fall. We will have upcoming a slide show in Arles, France, at Recontres d’Arles. NOW, next week the Burn EPF grant announcement kicks off the big Saturday event at Look3 in Charlottesville, Virginia. BurnBooks will have a book signing as well featuring “Burn 02″, Anton Kusters “Yakuza”, Michael Loyd Young’s new “Changes in Latitude” book, and I will be signing my new work from Rio “(Based On A True Story)”.

But right now, on this spectacular weather holiday weekend, I am at home. Luxuriating. Piddling in the garden, talking to my cats, riding my bike to the beach, reassuring my friends by email that I still love them, and preparing for Look3. For it is for sure Look3 that is my real HOME. Michael “Nick” Nichols and I go way back. Back to Magnum, back to NatGeo and well just close. A true friend. He and his wife Reba, sons Ian and Eli, are sort of part of my own family. We don’t see each other often, but we are close nevertheless. Nick’s original in his back yard showing of slides by the famous and the not so famous was like a family picnic with pictures, and has evolved into Look3.

Yup, Look3 is now a big event, but it is still totally “down home” and I have been looking forward to Look all year. I see my friends both local and international and well it is simply the place I really want to hang. If you want to come and show me work in the most relaxed atmosphere, come to Look3. Buy me a beer and I will do a portfolio review. Of course, I will end up buying YOU a beer and doing a review, but that’s just the way it goes. I do also have a two day official workshop on “How To Publish Your Book” before the festivities begin, so swing by there if you can. I might be able to help you. After that, my work is done, and I will just sit back and watch the shows, look at the exhibitions, and well just have a good time.

This year beloved maestro of ceremonies Vince Musi and Washington Post’s David Griffin are the curators of Look. Bruce Gilden, Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb, David Doubilet, Maggie Steber, Ernesto Bazan, Eugene Richards, Lynsey Addario, Donna Ferrato, Stanley Greene , Medford Taylor (“Bulldust” now on Burn) and a host of other friends are the super stars, but I will spend most of my time with this audience if you show up. I think everyone knows this already.

If you are an emerging photographer, there is just absolutely no better place to be. Editors from New York and Europe are on hand, and well if you have great work, this is the time to get “discovered”. Never that simple of course, but if I were trying to break into the biz, and I had work to show, this is where I would go above all other fests. When I was in my twenties, we never had anything like this. So Nick and crew, and me too, have tried to create something we never had. Like the way I feel about Burn.

Where was Look3 and Burn when I needed them? This is the point.

So come to Virginia. Southern hospitality. Advertised correctly as the fest of “peace, love, and photography”. Not to be too sentimental, but it really is Love3. Good vibes all around, and for sure a great way to get your summer started.

If I know you already, then great reunion to be. If I do not, then I am looking forward to meeting you.



Related links

LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph


70 Responses to “at home….”

  • Good evening Ed :)

  • ALL, DO NOT MISS THE NATGEO (June issue)… David Alan Harvey … OBX


    HOME INDEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is your YEAR AMIGO!!!!!!!!

  • Hi all,

    I have an extra Look3 ticket at the early $115 price that I am trying to sell. I already spoke to the Look3 office and they said that all I need to do is tell them the person’s name. The total cost was $121 and it would work well to be paid through paypal. I can also provide the email receipt I received from Look3 when I purchased it.

    Many thanks!



  • Ah, the energy is building….one more night here in Richmond, then home for a few days to regroup and then get to C’ville for LOOK3…going to drive, and take the long-ish way through some mountains, part of a path I traveled back in my youth…

    It is time…

    Perhaps a bottle of ouzo should sneak it’s way into my back-pack….

  • Justin… Cadiz seems a long time ago now! Great times though with the Webbs. A memorable week.

    Sidney… Well, that is very flattering indeed. I’ve been lucky enough to visit a good number of universities now in the US to present my work with the Pulitzer Center. Being with these students and showing them the images and stories is one of the things I enjoy the most. It’s always inspiring and motivating to be around!

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    ANDREWB…I can smell ouzo from miles away…

    Ouzo time is on…:)))

    Tick tock…

  • [Hook: Frank Ocean]
    Human beings in a mob
    What’s a mob to a king? What’s a king to a God?
    What’s a God to a non-believer who don’t believe in anything?
    Will he make it out alive? Alright, alright, no church in the wild

    [Verse 1: Jay-Z]
    Tears on the mausoleum floor
    Blood stains the Colosseum doors
    Lies on the lips of a priest
    Thanksgiving disguised as a feast
    Rolling in Rolls Royce Corniche
    Only the doctors got this, I’m hiding from police
    Cocaine seats, all white like I got the whole thing bleached
    Drug dealer chic, I’m wondering if a thug’s prayers reach
    Is Pious pious cause God loves pious?
    Socrates asked whose bias do y’all seek?
    All for Plato, screech
    I’m out here balling, I know y’all hear my sneaks
    Jesus was a carpenter, Yeezy he laid beats
    Hova flow the Holy Ghost, get the hell up out your seats, preach


    [Bridge: The-Dream]
    I live by you, desire
    I stand by you, walk through the fire
    Your love is my scripture
    Let me into your encryption

    [Verse 2: Kanye West]
    Coke on her black skin
    Make a stripe like a zebra, I call that jungle fever
    You will not control the threesome
    Just roll the weed up until I get me some
    We formed a new religion
    No sins as long as there’s permission
    And deception is the only felony
    So never fuck nobody without telling me
    Sunglasses and Advil, last night was mad real
    Sun coming up, 5 a.m., I wonder if they got cabs still?
    Thinking ’bout the girl in all leopard
    Who was rubbing the wood like Kiki Shepherd
    Two tattoos one read “No Apologies”
    The other said “Love is Cursed by Monogamy”
    It’s something that the pastor don’t preach
    It’s something that a teacher can’t teach
    When we die the money we can’t keep
    But we probably spend it all cause the pain ain’t cheap, preach


  • a civilian-mass audience

    Can I sing now?

  • a civilian-mass audience

    Helloooooooo….can I sing now?

  • a civilian-mass audience

    Can I?

  • a civilian-mass audience

    I am gonna sing…I can’t wait…

    Happy Birthday to YOU
    Happy Birthday to You!!!
    Happy Birthday Dear DAHHHHH

    Happy Birthday to You.
    From good friends and true,
    From old friends and new,
    May good luck go with you,
    And happiness too.
    May you BURN like YOU do!!!
    Happy Birthday to You, cha, cha, cha.
    Happy Birthday to You, cha, cha, cha…
    Happy Birthday Dear DAH
    Happy Birthday to You, cha, cha, cha.


    P.S I request the help of an ACADEMIAN…a photo philosopher can help me too:)))))))

  • Civilian:

    You have connected me to purpose. A bottle (or two…or three) of Ouzo purchased at the border tariff-free will be used to celebrate Godfather’s birthday Wednesday night.

    (And the birthdays of all Burnians in attendance – in spirit or otherwise.)

  • Mr Harvey’s BirthDay?!?!?!


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    JEFF…no,noooooo….don’t buy ouzo…border people don’t like ouzo…

    Buy olives instead…:)))))))))

    Viva BURNIANSSSSS…CARLO’S cool freaking fireworks!

    What not to LOVE…

    And where is the party? And my cake?…oime…

  • It’s PARTY TIME!!!


    Another book found a very nice home:

  • David…

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!!!!

  • Another trip around the sun David, what a trip it’s been. I’m dizzy just watching. I hope you have many more trips coming.
    Happy Birthday

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