2018 Spring Books By Magenta

posted February 2, 2018 in Announcements, Books

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The printing press is working overtime at Magenta central. We are pleased to announce all the books we will we launch by May 2018 starting off with a small artists catalogue with Kim Dorland and Arsenal Contemporary in NY, Same Old Future, opening March 8th. Sentimental by Michelle Groskopf will open in Los Angeles in conjunction with MOPLA on April 12th. Details of the book launch and exhibition will be announced very soon! And we like to take this time again to THANK ALL our patrons for making Michelle’s book a reality, we have listed your names here.

LandMarks2017/Reperes2017 in conjunction with PIA (Partners in Art) will hit the printing press early May. As you can see there are SO many great things on the horizon and we are really happy to see so many more books being published.

Flash Forward/Flash Back: New Content

posted February 1, 2018 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2018

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More great news about our newest platform. As we have mentioned in previous newsletters (and above), we are continuing to add to the dedicated Flash Forward/Flash Back site with results that are both compelling and exciting.

What have our past grant winners been working on? Find out as we catch up with 2016 Flash Forward Project Grant Winner Jake Naughton (Dual Shadows), and 2017 Project Grant Winner Maya Fuhr (Malleable Privilege). We also feature 2018 entry highlights, and a selection of past winners. Do have a look and let us know what you think.

Canadian Artists: Black Dog Publishing Bankruptcy

posted January 25, 2018 in Announcements

To the Canadian Arts Community with regard to Black Dog Publishing

With the announcement of the bankruptcy of Black Dog Publishing, The Magenta Foundation would like to offer some assistance. The arts-publishing arm of our organization can help you regenerate the momentum you have lost with regard to any publishing plans you may have had with Black Dog. We will not be able to recover any funds, but if you want your books to move forward, we can help.

The Magenta Foundation embraces the printed matter in every way. Our book fair /editiontoronto encourages more people to publish their work, helping to build a bigger and better community of visual artists and their supporters.

Don’t be deterred by unfortunate circumstances that have interrupted your plans. Publishing is a very worthwhile endeavour, one that we will continue to pursue and champion.

Drop us a line anytime to discuss a new partnership!

Flash Forward Flash Back: Our New Website is LIVE

posted December 15, 2017 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2018, Flash Forward Flash Back

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We are so happy to announce this. Stage 1 of Flash Forward Flash Back is now live! There is much more to come in the days and months ahead, but for now, please enjoy the past and present winners of the Flash Forward Competition as we showcase their stories on our new platform here: flashforwardflashback.com.

Also DO pay attention to all the early bird entries for this years 2018 competition. We will highlight some very special entries, such as Kirsten Leah Bitzer’s, over here: flashforwardflashback.com/flash-forward-2018-best-entries.

And a special note from all of us at The Magenta Foundation… We want to wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday season with all the very best for 2018. Let’s all step in the right direction and make positive changes to the world by being kind and thoughtful to everyone we meet. See you in 2018!

Edition Editions: The Online Store

posted December 14, 2017 in Announcements, Edition Toronto

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Happy December, Magenta Friends! Hope you are about to embark on a happy and relaxing holiday season.

We just wanted to remind you that if you visited the Edition Toronto Book Fair in October (or especially if you couldn’t make it), Edition Toronto has a lovely online shop to explore at editioneditions.com.

Among the publications and artist multiples is a limited edition globe object and USB key, containing interactive art by Alex McLeod. Available in three colours: Black, White, and Grey – each version contains a different video. Also included are Inuit artist Nicotye Samayualie’s latest work, artist books by Tau Lewis and Celia Perrin Sidarous, as well as John Hiltunen, Joe Becker, Colin Zipp, Jesse Harris, Graham Gillmore and others. Check it out here, and let us know what you think! We’re always happy to hear from you on Magenta’s Facebook page or that of Edition Toronto.

Sentimental on Kickstarter: Final Days

posted November 27, 2017 in Announcements

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We are continuing to raise funds for the publication of Sentimental by Michelle Groskopf and we still, surprisingly, need your help. There is more than $2,000 left to raise (as of this posting) so we need everyone to step up. Less than 5 days are left to help her reach her crowdfunding goal to make this book a reality.

There’s been much talk about helping and raising the profile of female photographers, now’s our chance to show that we support these women and we support one of the best street photographers of our time, Michelle. Please check out what’s on offer on the Kickstarter page where you can pledge.

Her campaign and her work have been featured in Lenscratch, Refinery29, The Phoblographer and she’s been named one of Huffington Post’s 10 Best Street Photographers In The World.

New Flash Forward Website!

posted November 24, 2017 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2018

Hello Magenta friends! Flash Forward is not just changing in terms of submissions and guidelines and overall direction, it’s also changing online as well, in keeping with our new direction for 2018.

Next week a revamped website launches and we hope you return to our website to check it out. We’ll be unveiling a new platform with a new way of seeing the work of past and present Flash Forward photographers. Please do reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter to let us know what you think, we’d love to hear from you on social media.

Flash Forward 2018 Call For Submissions

posted November 22, 2017 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2018

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Call for submissions is open! As of now, the Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Competition is open for submissions. Times are changing, and so are we. As mentioned previously, we’re embarking upon an important new direction this year. The competition is now open to photographers anywhere in the world. We’re also announcing 4 additional areas of special interest: Racial Issues, Climate and the Environment, LGBTQ Issues, Female-identifying Photographers. This open call for submissions ends January 15, 2018. Of note:

– Open to all photographers around the world.
– Applicants must be 34 years-of-age or under as of December 31, 2017.
– The submission fee is $25 USD.
Please review all submission guidelines and upload instructions before you submit your work: magentafoundation.org/flash-forward.

“This is a big deal,” said FFOTOIMAGE when they shared our news on Facebook, and we are confident you’ll agree. Please don’t hesitate to share and submit.

Flash Forward 2018’s New Direction

posted November 9, 2017 in Announcements, Flash Forward 2018

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Hello Magenta friends!

As we’ve shared before, there will be big changes for the next Flash Forward Emerging Artists’ Competition. We’re pleased to announce them here in further detail:

When the Flash Forward Emerging Artists’ Competition first began 13 years ago, the intention was to support and encourage emerging photographers in Canada and stack them up against their counterparts in the U.S. and U.K. to show that there was a group of talented voices not getting the exposure it deserved.

As we enter our 14th year, we are seeing a growing shift in perspective: The work of these young people is being taken seriously throughout the industry, as gallerists, art buyers and photo editors realize that this younger generation is better suited to tell the stories that speak to their peer group. You only need to look to the explosion of Instagram and the talent-mining that routinely happens there for major campaigns to see the change.

Because of this and in the spirit of standing up for under-served artists focusing on the major issues of our time, The Magenta Foundation is announcing a big change for Flash Forward.

Flash Forward 2018 will be a competition for ALL emerging photographers 34 years-of-age or under from all over the world in all forms of photography. It will have something for everyone in all ways the medium is represented today and introduce four important special-interest topics:

1] Racial Issues
2] Climate and the Environment
3] LGBTQ Issues
4] Female-identifying Photographers

The new Flash Forward awards will now include book awards as part of the yearly award: one large compendium of the 100 winners from the year and four artist catalogues, one for each special-interest focus. The competition will also have more ways to showcase the work submitted, thereby increasing the audience. Special guest editors will also be part of our exciting program revision. All the work will be seen on the new Flash Forward/ Flash Back website launching November 20th.

With this change in focus and these additional book awards, Magenta can start conversations that promote awareness, engagement, education and acceptance worldwide. We will create an expansive visual language base, supporting the work of artists who are doing all they can to make the world a better place—while showcasing and celebrating emerging talent in all its forms.

The new Flash Forward will be called: Flash Forward: Canada and the World.

As always, thank you for your support, and we look forward to this year’s reinvigorated competition and hope you do too.

Coming soon: Sentimental on Kickstarter

posted October 24, 2017 in Announcements

Sentimental by Michelle Groskopf

UPDATED: The Kickstarter campaign for Sentimental has launched. We’d appreciate your pledges here.

Hello again Magenta friends! On November 2nd, we’ll be helping to launch another great Kickstarter campaign with the artist Michelle Groskopf in support of her upcoming monograph that we are publishing, Sentimental. In her words…

“It’s finally happening. With the help of The Magenta Foundation and you, I’ll be publishing my very first monograph. Spanning several years, Sentimental will collect my favorite work in one definitive place. You’ll be able to buy the book in advance and enjoy perks like prints, portraits sessions and a few fun surprises. I’m writing to you all in advance because I need your help making this dream come true. Please join me in getting the word out. I’m happy to help by providing interviews, images and anything else you think might help increase the interest and excitement around Sentimental. Thank you in advance! I can’t do this without you.”

We hope we can count on you for backing of this project. Stay tuned for the launch of this crowdfunding campaign!