dakota days….


I am now in Sydney on the craziest schedule of all time. Literally going from one event to another and a workshop on top of it. Last night we projected the student slide show at the Bondi Beach Pavillion with a preamble warm up power show by Stephen DuPont. Thank you Stephen. During this past week I had Kerry Payne, Imants Krumins, David M. Smith, Andrew Quilty, Sam Harris, and Andrew Johnstone all come to make presentations to those I am mentoring here. All added to the mix and match of seeking styles and authorship by the class. Some of the student work will show up here on Burn.

Rolled into all of this was my (based on a true story) opening and book launch. Of course the most popular show in town is the Burn in Print show with many of you exhibited along with Monteleone, Werning, Frazier, Schiffer, and Nachtwey. So it can be safely said I think that Burn had a presence at the HeadOn fest in Sydney. So much so that last nights party after the student show has left me a bit bleary as I go off now to Australian Centre for Photography and an exhibit walk and then rushed to Semi-Permanent designers conference for a showing of the new book.

Woa, I overbooked for sure. Worse , I have not recovered fully from my one week on the road with Antoine D’Agata in North Dakota (above) which segued right into Sydney which rolls me right into Look3 in Charlottesville. I am taking the summer off.

All of this takes energy. Yet all of it gives energy as well. My recommendation for young photographers is to be sure to pay forward to the next generation. This is not a revelation. We all know this, and most do contribute for sure. For those of us working on Burn, we are seeing more possibilities than we can handle. A nice dilemma I guess, but one must always be careful not to get too many things going at once. I know this intellectually, but have a hard time saying “no” in reality.

Thank you for your patience here on Burn for my absence the last couple of weeks. After all, I do not want to neglect this most loyal audience on the net. All of you have built Burn, and I think all of you know you can be a part of it. My  original concept of bringing the audience into real play has happened. You should see the Burn show at Bondi right now. Or visit my classroom and see bloggers on Burn helping to teach my students. All pretty damned heartwarming. Ok gotta run. Back soonest.


60 Responses to “dakota days….”

  • MUSIC CREDITS : BOOBOOTIN (a very talented Israeli friend , great great music )

  • Panos..

    enjoyed that last one with stills very much! Thanks!

  • PANOS,

    great pictures. I like the one with the stills very much, too. It has some outstanding pictures.

  • Thank you … gracias.. Grazie… Danke…ευχαριστώ

  • a civilian-mass audience

    Wow……..the three Musketeers!!!

    Ok,you do deliver PANOS…you Greco devil…
    Ouzo on me!

    And yeah,BOUBOUTIN rocks…!


  • a civilian-mass audience

    And please…credit to the civilians who are behind the photophilosophers

    KIM …you are amazing …!!! And THANK YOU!

  • A short Bruce Davidson video…

  • Thanks for sharing that Paul – It’s beautiful. Bruce Davidson’s work is beautiful…

    I wanted to share my project with the Burn community; I always feel that the timing is wrong. But, as they say, there’s no time like the present. It’s called “Poverty Now” I am photographing the changing face of Poverty in the U.S. I’m travelling across the nation to do this – I’ll let you read the rest from the following page. I need help to do the travelling and continue the work I’ve begun.


  • JASON..:)
    Very courageous of you!! Good luck with your project, sounds very important!
    Congrats and I hope kick starter will help enough!
    Keep us updated!

  • Thank you Panos! I sure hope I can raise the money – I’m doing what I can – applying for grants and such in case kickstarter doesn’t pan out in my favor. nothing more heartbreaking than knowing, wanting and needing to make work about something that so personally important and not having the funds to do the extent that’s needed… So far I’m off to a fairly good start. Need to raise more… for those not aware of how it works – unlike charities collecting change with some goal in mind, on Kickstarter if 100% of the goal is not reached by the deadline, no funds are collected… Eh what am I doing… I’m preaching to the choir. THANK YOU PANOS!

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