It’s bound to be some of the best photos you’ll see in Portland: this is the last week to check out Only Photographs, on display at Newspace Center for Photography. Jake Stangel (a photographer himself, and a dual resident of Portland and San Francisco) curates the quality show (ending this Sunday, June 26).
Some faves are Samantha Contis’s work from her series The Boys—a group of tender portraits of boyhood, as well as Caitlin Teal Price’s forray into William-Eggleston weirdness with Annabelle Annabelle (previously on display at the gallery for Brooklyn-based photo mag Capricious).
In the mean time, you can peruse Too Much Chocolate—another great curatorial effort by Stangel. The site is an online photo community directed towards editorial, fine art, and commercial photographers. It also means to “function like a co-op in form: readers are encouraged to contribute to the site by authoring interview and features of their own design/content.” Browse the “Sunday Showcases,” read interviews, or sift through heaps of helpful information for photographers just starting out (like this how-to on landing a meeting/job with a big publication—Stangel’s long list of clients includes ESPN, Wall Street Journal, the Museum of Contemporary Craft, and SPIN).