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Sunday, May 21, 2006

I saw Moby on Mulberry and Spring.

Also spotted Gideon Yago on W4th and Broadway.

oh "celebrity" sightings are sooo exciting. for a mere second.

First blog post now on Jen Bekman; merely an introduction post.. there will be actual Jen Bekman posts coming.

It's frustrating to know that I need to network in order to get somewhere. So I started my summer planning quite early in the year, not realizing that there are not enough days in the week for me to accomplish them all. Also, I didn't realize that I would get so many offers. Talk about some high confidence, eh. I'm grateful for having all these choices but seriously speaking, I'm not much of a gallery person. It's important for me to learn what goes on in a gallery, how pieces are picked, why they are, why people represent certain artists, etc but it's more beneficial if I'm actually able to ask such questions. I'm really glad to be interning at Jen Bekman because I know Jen's approachable with such questions and she's able to answer them. Plus, it helps to work directly with her.

So with a packed schedule, I'm willing to turn down unpaid offers to free up my time by either getting a job or working on my photography. A job would be nice, preferably one where I keep busy and not in terms of staring at a computer screen or a file cabinet. A job can also help pay for some photo supplies and help me save for my travels.

There's a great article on Gothamist about the popularity of unpaid internships. Tis why it's another reason for me to turn down my extra gallery internship.. because well, they'll expect me to file from 10-6pm.

mm.. something that's been ticking me off everytime I say I'm from Brooklyn to most art-related people; their reaction is to say "Oh, Williamsburg?" No, my little darlings, I live in the populated immigrants area where Italians use to reside, tis Bensonhurst. Even Wikipedia knows it used to be a Mafia haven. ha! We're no punks anymore.. just a whole lotta Chinese, Muslim, and a bunch of Hispanics looking for day labor jobs along 65th street. No wars going on here.. for that, read the war between Williamsburg and Park Slope.

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3 Comments:
Blogger Aneeduh said...

seriously go work at quizno or arby. build some connections to make documentation pics a la fast food nation.

11:18 PM  
Blogger kelly said...

I'm a bum, sorry for not meeting you. We shall next week!

Oh by the way you need to teach me some coolness because I have to impress the people I may be working for soon. Help!

1:15 AM  
Blogger kelly said...

Har, har and thanks for the advice Jen!

1:32 AM  

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Jane Tam has moved to a different domain. Please forward your links to http://janetam.com. Jane is a 21 year old Photography student placed in Syracuse University but originally from New York City. She enjoys all sorts of music but you can classify her as the stereotypical indie kid. Slightly offensive and bitter sometimes, this blog is a place to vent frustrations but also a blog to display current photo/art projects as well as encourage new talent from music to art to films; basically whatever tickles Jane's fancy.

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