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Saturday, October 18, 2003
  AOM subscriber Site of the Moment

We'll occasionally post links to sites of studioNOTES or AOM subscribers. Here's that of Mikhail Lemkhin, new to AOM but not to photography: www.lemkhin.com. You may recognize some of the names of his portraits: Andrey Sakharov, Vaclav Havel, Derek Walcott, Czeslaw Milosz, Randy Newman, Michelangelo Antonioni, Susan Sontag, Allen Ginsberg, Israel Lopez, Joseph Mankiewicz, Eduardo Galeano, Seamus Heaney, David Mamet, Dizzy Gillespie, Joseph Brodsky, Shirley Maclaine, Art Spigelman, Bill Viola, Lawrence Ferlinhetti, Ruth Bernhard, Susan Sontag among many others. His work is in a number of museums and a big collection of his photographs has been purchased by Stanford University (Green Library). He is the author of several hundred articles, a dozen short stories, and a novella, all of which appeared in Russian, European, and American periodicals.
Lemkhin is a member of The International P.E.N. Club, a member of Federation Internationale de L' Art Photographique and a member of the National Press Photographers Association and the author of two books issued by major publishers. 
Monday, October 13, 2003
  AOM #1 of 20,500,000? 19,400,000? 9,100,000

The number keeps changing, almost daily, but if you search Google for the words art opportunities, at the top of the list is Art Opportunities Monthly. Sometimes there are 20,500,000 hits listed, sometimes another number, but for the last couple of months it's always been above four million. Not bad for a site that's been on line for a relatively short while and which was submitted to search engines only about five months ago. 
Sunday, October 12, 2003
  Rejection Really Hurts, UCLA Psychologists Find

Gallery says no, juried competition says no, potential buyer says no. You don't care, right? You just move on the the next challange. You're tough, not one of those Oh-I've-just-got-to-express-myself-this-weekend artists.

It may not be that easy. According to Dr. Matthew D. Lieberman, one of the researchers in a new study about rejection, "Rationally we can say being excluded doesn't matter, but rejection of any form still appears to register automatically in the brain, and the mechanism appears to be similar to the experience of physical pain."

Read the full story here: ScienceDaily: Rejection Really Hurts, UCLA Psychologists Find. "Two key areas of the brain appear to respond to the pain of rejection in the same way as physical pain, a UCLA-led team of psychologists reports in the Oct. 10 issue of Science." 
  Department of Art & Technology

Department of Art & Technology. From the site: "The US Department of Art and Technology is the principal conduit for facilitating the artist's need to extend aesthetic inquiry into the broader culture where ideas become real action. It also serves the psychological and spiritual well-being of all Americans by supporting cultural efforts that provide immunity from the extension of new media technologies into the social sphere."

Of course, there is no real US Department of Art and Technology, but the site is done well enough that hasty and careless readers may not know know the difference.  
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