Fortnightly recap of art world news.
U.S. Forest Service to Charge $1,500 for photographs made on federal property.
“The U.S. Forest Service is finalizing plans to fine photographers who shoot on federal wild lands without a permit. Under the measure, still photography and commercial filming in Congress-designated wilderness areas would require a permit, and shoots would also have to be approved and meet certain criteria like not advertising any product or service and being educational.” —Hunter Schwarz
Read the full story (The Washington Post)
Atlanta Celebrates Photography Opens This Week
This October, Atlanta Celebrates Photography marks its 16th annual festival with free events and exhibitions at more than 120 participating venues. It is the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the United States, providing experiences that engage and educate diverse audiences through lens-based media.
Read the full list of events (Atlanta Celebrates Photography)
Stevie Nicks Releases Vintage Self-portraits for Upcoming Exhibition
“Channeling Cindy Sherman or a less-than anonymous version of Vivian Maier, Nicks' portraits incorporate mirrors and costumes to create different personas. Some characters look like they were plucked from a Shakespearean cabaret, others seem to distill the essence of the woman behind Fleetwood Mac, her wild hair appearing as untamed as your best friend's. Either way, the photos provide a historic look into the memories of Nicks' "rock star" years.” —Katherine Brooks
Read the full story (Huffington Post)
Auction Results: Edward Weston: The Master Set
“The results of Sotheby’s various owner Photographs sale earlier this week in New York were a bit of a good news/bad news story. The bad news was that the massive collection of Edward Weston images printed by Cole Weston didn’t sell, thereby torpedoing the numbers for the auction (given its estimate of $2-3 million).”—Loring Knoblauch
Read the full story (Collector Daily)