And We’re OFF! Packing Right, Packing Tight

The gear is back in the bag for another hand carried adventure to Europe.
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Back to the Cote D’azur for the biggest, baddest, advertising festival in the world:
The Cannes Lions!.
We’re going to this full out, massive event to find out what the current trends in photography are in the world of marketing.
Not the gear. Not the galleries. The work that is commercial. The work that gets the money.
With Getty Images as huge sponsors of the event, there will be a ton of photography to discover.
we hope.
Worst case, some Wine, old friends, great food and the Riviera. It’s not a Vegas trade show, but what is?

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Seriously, this is the place to see what the global standards are for great work. They will be awarded, discussed, dissed, mis-understood, applauded, and then after the week is done, perhaps go down in history.

Plus we will be bringing you a very cool announcement for photographers on Monday. It will affect a ton of you, and hopefully open some huge doors for the rest.
I can’t talk about it yet, but the phone calls this morning were outstanding.
Make sure you come back on Monday for that.

In the meantime, we’ll be getting over jet lag, sending back missives on the work, and photographing in some different light.

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Just remember, this is the Cannes ADVERTISING festival. The film festival was a few weeks ago. Honestly in Cannes there is a new festival almost weekly.
The ad fest was referred to as the Fake Cannes, (the real Cannes being the film fest) in a video presentation I was part of a few years back.

But make no mistake…there is nothing fake about the business behind this festival.This one makes the money and the world go round.

We’ll see how the economy is affecting those in this part of the business. And just how everyone is getting their periodicals.

One of the most telling comments I heard recently was when a creative magazine did a major redesign and solicited comments. One person wrote: “does the redesign include a time machine so I can go back to when magazines were relevant?”
Ouch.

OK, the weekly giveaway will be posted shortly, but I have to pick out the mags I’m taking for the flight.

Cheers!
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  • Diane Arbus-In The Beginning
  • July 12th – November 27th, 2016
  • 945 Madison Avenue
  • New York, NY 10021
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  • Whitney Museum
  • HUMAN INTEREST:
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  • APR 27, 2016–FEB 12, 2017
  • 99 Gansevoort Street
  • New York, NY 10014
  • Tel: 212.570.3600
  • Getty Center
  • Richard Learoyd: In the Studio
  • August 30 – November 27, 2016
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Nan Goldin
  • May 26 – Feb 12, 2017
  • 11 West 53 Street
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel:212-708-9400
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • Matthew Brandt-River and Sky
  • November 3–January 21, 2017
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • EDWARD BURTYNSKY: ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS (1981 – 2012) AND SALT PANS (2016)
  • NOVEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 31, 2016
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Peter Fetterman Gallery
  • UNSEEN: Silhouettes and Shadows
  • December 10, 2016 – February 25, 2017
  • 2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • 90404
  • Phone: 310.453.6463

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