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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Photography Internship at the American Jewish Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Photography Internship at the American Jewish Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

During the course of the Too Shallow for Diving: the 21st Century is Treading Water exhibition you will be working to document the artists at work in the galleries and Jewish Community Center; a series of events with environmental organizations and a number of artist workshops.

The nature of this assignment is people-oriented and photo-journalistic. Your challenge will be to capture artists at work in unposed portraits and then, participants interacting with each other and with workshop leaders. You will be working with the exhibition curator as well as the Museum Director.

Your photographs will be used in a forthcoming catalogue for the exhibition, featuring an essay by Elaine A. King, Carnegie Mellon Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism. The catalogue will provide you with an impressive portfolio piece in print; with full photo credits. These photographs will also be used for the exhibition's online presence, web site and social media.

The position is unpaid, part-time and calls for scheduling over the course of a week-long installation period beginning Friday May 6. The exhibition's opening event is the evening of May 14th with a series of workshops and events to follow May through the end of July - with a mix of shooting during the day, evenings and weekends. A credited internship can be set up through the museum and your degree-granting institution.

You will be using your own camera and photographic toolkit. We will provide a portable drive for file storage.

Your direct supervisor will be the exhibition's curator, arts educator and artist Carolyn Speranza ( ) and secondarily the American Jewish Museum Director, Melissa Hiller. ( )

Email your PDF resume and link(s) to photo portfolio(s) to with Photography Internship at the American Jewish Museum in the subject line. Please tell us what interests you about this position; why your photographic style presents us with a good match; and how your work habits will give us a dependable and awesome intern.

Exhibition Details: Too Shallow for Diving press release is attached.

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