Elizabeth Avedon, awarded Griffin Museum Lifetime Achievement 2017 – The Eye of Photography

On October 22nd 2017 The Griffin Museum of Photography, near Boston, gave Elizabeth Avedon a  Lifetime Achievement award,  for promoting new and emerging photographers, and “whose ongoing commitment to photography has created far-reaching impact”. Elizabeth Avedon, a book designer for decades, for years a frenetic writer on young photographers and their work on her blog, the daughter-in-law of the famous photographer, is also a contributor to The Eye of Photography since its debut. Today’s edition is entirely dedicated to her.

The New York Times Portfolio Reviews By Elizabeth Avedon – Day 1 – The Eye of Photography

The Fourth Annual “New York Portfolio Review” sponsored by the New York Times LENS Blog and the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism, took place over a recent weekend. Leading editors, museum curators, book publishers and gallerists reviewed the work of 150 or more photographers chosen out of over 2,500 applicants. All kinds of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — was included and the reviews are completely free for all photographers chosen to attend. From a Reviewers standpoint, the quality of the work is extremely high as the work has been screened by top photo professionals.

Clay Patrick McBride Talks To Elizabeth Avedon – The Eye of Photography

When I picked up a camera, I was a lost kid. It became a compass for me. I traveled everywhere with it. A passport. I went to the places on old pirate maps that  say “here they be monsters.” It gave me a place to slay dragons that were haunting me as an angsty teenager. It gave me confidence. Somewhere along the way the camera became a way to make a living and I lost how it was hardwired to my heart. It became a cash resister. The music business was a little hallowed and empty. It lacked any real depth. Pushy micro managing publicists making my life difficult, none of that Leibovitz John Lennon access. It was a job. I wanted to go back and understand why I use this thing called a camera - to see into the darkness. I wanted to make pictures from my depths. I had new dragons and monsters to deal with. It was time to get lost and wander around the subway. My underworld.

Elizabeth Avedon in Santa Fe, Part 1

In a statement by Tamas Dezso about his work, he writes,“The map of Hungary is speckled with capsules of time. During the political transformation twenty years ago, as the country experienced change it simply forgot about certain places – streets, blocks of flats, vacant sites and whole districts became self-defined enclosures, where today a certain out-dated, awkward, longed-to-be-forgotten Eastern Europeanness still lingers.