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Deadline May 23rd: 2014 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship

Aaron Siskind Foundation
Call for Entries: 2014 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship
Deadline: Friday, May 23, 2014. 11:59 pm PDT
Application Fee: $10

“The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field.

Eligibility
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the United States, who reside in the U.S., and who are at least 21 years of age. Recipients must provide legal proof of eligibility and a verifiable social security number.

Who May Not Apply: Students enrolled in a college degree program. Students who graduate before the 2014 application deadline are eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being considered for new awards. At this time, artists on temporary visas such as the O-1 visa are not eligible to apply.

Eligible Work: Still photography regardless of subject matter, genre, or process. Works submitted may be traditional photography projects or experimental works, but photographic techniques must be pivotal to the works submitted. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work. Examples of Non-Eligible Work: Film, video, interactive multimedia.

Submission Guidelines
Applicants must apply through the Slideroom application portal. Applications will not be accepted by any other delivery method. Submission materials include:

  • Applicant Profile: Name and contact information
  • Work Samples: A portfolio of ten (10) digital images showing representative, recent work. If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical or installed nature, or aspects of detail, use one or more of the ten images for that purpose.
  • Exactly ten (10) images must be submitted. The files must be under 5MB each, and should be one of the following file formats: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, or .tga. Slideroom will resize images larger than 1280 x 1280 x 72 ppi to fit the system.
  • Text descriptors for each image: Title, Dimensions, Description. Please include the year completed in the Description box.
  • Artist Statement: (500 words maximum) The purpose of the Statement is to give the panel a better understanding of your work while they are viewing it. It should be very clear and concise, and relate to the specific works you are submitting.
  • Career summary, artist resume/CV, or short bio (500 words maximum).”

For the full prospectus visit: aaronsiskind.org/grant.html.

May 1st, Tucson: Artist Talk by Rosalind Solomon “Jumping Off Place: How My Life Animates My Work”

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© 2014 Rosalind Fox Solomon

Center for Creative Photography 
Rosalind Solomon: Jumping Off Place: How My Life Animates My Work
Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

“Artist Rosalind Fox Solomon will speak about how her life experience animates her work. Solomon will discuss sources of the internal, visual language that puts her in touch with her subjects.  She will speak of about her personal history and why at age 38, she began her life as an artist and photographer, revealing what led her to examine relationships and ritual; survival and struggle. Throughout her lecture, Solomon will share images, beginning with her earliest pictures in the American South and ending with a preview of her recent photographs from Israel and the West Bank which will be exhibited in Prague in September.  THEM, a book of Solomon’s photographs interspersed with fragmented texts, will be published by MACK in late May. Solomon’s images continue to be widely published and exhibited around the world”

Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

April 25th, Tucson: Anne Noble: In Search of an Ecological Sublime

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© 2014 Anne Noble

Center for Creative Photography 
Anne Noble: In Search of an Ecological Sublime

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the CCP in collaboration with the School of Art and the Institute of the Environment: Antarctica and the Arctic are poignant markers of the impact of climate change in the 21st Century. While there is a growing awareness of the fragility of these environments, photography continues to project an image of heroic untouched wilderness that is often unwittingly informed by 19th and 20th century European literary narratives and visual conventions. Anne Noble is a photographer and curator whose work spans still and moving image, installation and international curatorial commissions. On Friday April 25th, Noble will discuss the development of her series of Antarctic photographic projects that critically engage with heroic age histories and narratives of land, place, and environment. Noble will also discuss her recent work that explores the relationship between people and bees, in which she collaborates with scientists to create projects that incorporate the perspectives of both art and science within an aesthetic framework.  In 2003 Noble was awarded the Order of Merit for services to photography in New Zealand.  In 2009 she was a recipient of the New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate Award and was awarded the Massey University individual research medal.  Appointed Distinguished Professor of Fine Art at Massey University, Wellington in 2013, Noble is a PhD supervisor and mentors and supervises MFA students”

Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

Deadline May 4th: PCNW Documentary: 19th Annual Photography Exhibition

Photo Center Northwest
Call for Entries: Documentary: 19th Annual Photography Exhibition
Deadline: Sunday, May 4, 2014

Fee: $42 for 4 images.

“The Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is pleased to announce Documentary: 19th Annual Photography Exhibition, and our esteemed juror, Whitney C. Johnson. This year the theme is documentary. An artist statement is encouraged with your entry. Selected entries will be exhibited in Seattle, WA at PCNW August 2014. All photo processes are welcome.

Juror
Whitney C. Johnson, Director of Photography at The New Yorker.”

For the full prospectus visit: pcnw.org/gallery/call-for-entries/documentary19th-annual.
Entries to be submitted online only through CallforEntries.org here: http://bit.ly/1qsqNzf.

Deadline EXTENDED to April 23rd: Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Entries: Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography
Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2014,
midnight CDT
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, midnight CDT
Application fee: $25

“The Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance to honor the life and work of Michael P. Smith, one of New Orleans’ most legendary and beloved documentary photographers.  The MPS Fund awards one $5000 grant annually to a Gulf Coast photographer whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a long-term cultural documentary project.

Both emerging and established photographers residing in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are eligible to apply. The subject matter for the proposed project is not limited to the Gulf Coast region.

Juror: Michael Famighetti, editor of Aperture magazine

Submission Guideline
In order to submit your application you will first need to create an Entry Thingy account.  Submit your application here.

  1. A portfolio of 20 to 25 images.
  2. Each image file must be in jpeg format at 72 dpi and 720 pixels wide (10 in). Save your images at the highest setting available (usually 10 or 12). Name your files with your last name, then first name, a title, and sequence number starting with 01. Example: Doe_Jane_The Farm_01.jpg, Doe_Jane_The Farm_02.jpg, Doe_Jane_The Farm_03.jpg. You must add caption information and the year that you created the image.
  3. A concise description of your work (2-4 sentences), limited to 260 characters maximum, which the jurors will see alongside your portfolio. The ‘Description of work’ will be asked for near the end of your entry process. It is not the project statement.
  4. A written project statement of not more than 500 words, explaining your project’s scope and significance. Please include your plans on how you would use the grant. A Word document should be copied and pasted into the ‘Statement’ box at the beginning of the application form.
  5. A biography or resume/CV of not more than 500 words, describing awards, publications and other career highlights. A Word document file should be copied and pasted into the ‘Resume’ box at the beginning of the application form.
  6. A $25 application fee will be directed through PayPal immediately after you have uploaded your application.”

To see the full prospectus and see previous winners go to: neworleansphotoalliance.org/grants/MPS_Fund/index.php.

 

April 17th, Portland: Lecture by Lauren Greenfield

Photolucida | Portland Photo Month
Lecture by Lauren Greenfield

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00-9:00 pm

Lauren Greenfield is considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture, gender and consumerism as a result of her photographic monographs “Girl Culture,” “Fast Forward,” and “THIN” which have been widely published and exhibited by major museums internationally. Greenfield directed the acclaimed 2012 documentary “The Queen of Versailles,”, earning the Sundance Film Festival Directing award in 2012 for documentaries. She has been named one of the 25 most influential photographers working today.

This event is free and open to the public, but spaces are limited. Please RSVP to to reserve your seat: info@photolucida.org.”

Wieden+Kennedy
224 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, Oregon  [map]

April 28th, NYC: PROOF’s Annual Benefit & Auction

PROOF: Media for Social Justice
4th Annual Benefit & Auction
Monday, April 28, 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm

“This event will benefit PROOF’s innovative multi-media approach to visual storytelling, education and training programs that encourage public discourse on human rights abuses worldwide.  The cocktail reception and photography exhibition is an excellent opportunity for guests to bid on extraordinary fine art photographs by notable photographers including Ruben Amador, Allen Ginsberg, Kenro Izu, Elliott Landy, Susan Meiselas, Prabir Purkayastha, Fazal Sheikh, Harvey Stein and many others.

PROOF: Media for Social Justice is a 501 (c) 3 organization that uses visual storytelling to create exhibitions, publications and on-site activities in places with some of the world’s most troubled histories. PROOF partners with international agencies and NGOs to produce exhibitions and programming that document injustice and human rights abuses and tell individual stories of moral courage.”

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.  Click here to purchase online.

Too see a catalog of work in the auction visit: proof.org/proof-annual-auction.

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
547 West 27th Stree
New York, New York [map]

April 22nd, Tucson: “Sand Rushes In: the desert, the border, the body in the work of Sama Alshaibi”

Center for Creative Photography 
Sand Rushes In: the desert, the border, the body in the work of Sama Alshaibi

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

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© 2014 Sama Alshaibi

“In her first Center of Creative Photography artist talk since joining the Photography faculty at the School of Art (University of Arizona) in 2006, multi-media artist and Associate Professor Sama Alshaibi will discuss the major themes of her work. Her evolution as an artist concerned with the body’s complicated relationship to land through a compromised nationalistic lens has moved towards universal spaces of conflict. Connecting borders, bodies and site through allegorical devices and a variety of media (through video, installation, sculpture, photography and social media platforms), Alshaibi’s work suggests the repeated and recycled history of domination, power and control. Alshaibi’s talk will also reflect upon her significant career successes over the past year: her participation at the 55th Venice Biennial and FotoFest 2014 Biennial, the upcoming new work in the inaugural Honolulu Biennial, her soon to be published monograph with Aperture Foundation as well as being awarded University of Arizona’s 1885 Distinguished Scholar title and grant, her third major teaching award in her years at University of Arizona.”

Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

April 16th, Cincinnati: Artist Talk by Lucas Foglia

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© 2014 Lucas Foglia

Cincinnati Art Museum | University of Cincinnati, DAAP
Artist Talk by Lucas Foglia
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm

“Between 2006 and 2013, Lucas Foglia traveled throughout rural Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming, some of the least populated regions in the United states.  Frontcountry is a photographic account of people living in the midst of a mining boom that is transforming the modern American West.”

University of Cincinnati, DAAP 3410
Cincinnati, Ohio [directions]

April 15th, Tucson: Artist Talk by Rebecca Najdowski: Desert Pictures

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© 2014 Rebecca Najdowski

Center for Creative Photography
Artist Talk by Rebecca Najdowski: Desert Pictures

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

“In this presentation visual artist and writer Rebecca Najdowski will discuss how both the physical and conceptual terrains of the desert come to the surface in her artwork. This manifests in color analogue photograms, video, installation, and augmented reality interventions. In her practice she explores the potential of expanding photographic logic into other mediums through the creation of light installations and the engagement with materiality and limits of representation of photography and video. Najdowski uses the desert as a site to address notions of landscape, the sublime, phenomenology, perception, and the shifting territories of the intangible and the concrete. Currently, she is a Visiting Professor of Photography at the University of Arizona and the Artist Fellow at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson.”

Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

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