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December 2–3, NYC: Workshop with James Estrin, Mary Virginia Swanson, & Sarah Leen

EDIT, SEQUENCE, PRESENT AND PROMOTE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS
With James Estrin, the co-editor of the New York Times Lens blog; Mary Virginia Swanson; and Sarah Leen, photo editor for National Geographic magazine

Learn to select, sequence and publish visual stories.

MVS will be joining NYT Staff Photographer and Lens Blog co-editor James Estrin at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to teach this workshop.  More details will be announced soon.

Many people can take decent photographs. Few photographers understand how to edit, sequence and present their work. These skills will enable you to be better visual storytellers and will help you distinguish yourself from other photographers.

In this intensive weekend workshop you will learn how to edit and sequence photo essays and long-term projects. We will cover story structure, photo editing for presentation in magazines, books, exhibitions or on the web. The workshop will also focus on how to market your stories and yourself.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced.

Class meets Saturday, December 2, 10 AM – 6 PM and Sunday, December 3, 11:30 AM – 6 PM
Tuition: $600

To register visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edit-sequence-present-and-promote-your-photographs-with-james-estrin-and-guests-mary-virginia-tickets-37212513630.

Deadline November 14th: The Print Center’s 92nd Annual International Competition

The Print Center
Call for Entries: 92nd Annual International Competition
Deadline: November 14, 2017, 11:59PM EST
Entry Fee: $45

“The Annual International Competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in intriguing ways, both in content and process.

Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.

Judges
Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe
Keliy Anderson-Stale, Photographer

Eligibility
Any artist using photography and/or printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Work submitted must have been completed in the last three years. Up to five images may be submitted and only one submission per person is allowed.

Accepted formats:
Images: Up to 5 MB/each: jpg, png, gif
Videos: Up to 250 MB/each: mov, wmv, flv, mp4

Each uploaded file must be labeled with Title, Date, Medium (e.g. etching, inkjet, gelatin silver, lithograph) and Size (paper size, video duration or installation size).

Awards + Prizes
Three solo exhibitions at The Print Center to be held May – August 2018; inclusion in online exhibition of portfolios; The Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award; Michener Art Museum Photography Patrons Circle Purchase Prize; and over $2,000 in other purchase, cash and material prizes, including a new prize from the Awagami Factory, Japan.

  • Online Exhibition
    An online exhibition of the Finalists and Semifinalists selected by the jurors will be mounted on The Print Center’s website. This will be comprised of the images submitted to Slideroom by those artists as part of their application, as well as biographical information and links to the artists’ own websites. Finalists will have more extensive entries on the site, including additional images (Finalists will be contacted by The Print Center to obtain additional information and images).
  • Solo Exhibitions
    Three artists will be selected from the Finalists to receive solo exhibitions May – August 2018 at The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA. These artists will receive a $200 honorarium (pending funding, especially for international artists, this amount could be larger). Artists are responsible for delivering or shipping their work to and from The Print Center and all related costs, including framing when appropriate. The Print Center will install and de-install work and promote the exhibitions through a press release, mailed announcement cards, website, email newsletter and other social media outlets.
  • The Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award
    Selected by the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one work will be accessioned into the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection.
  • Michener Art Museum Photography Patrons Circle Purchase Prize
    Selected by the Curatorial Department of the Michener Art Museum, one photograph by an American artist will be accessioned into the Museum’s Permanent Collection, with a preference for photography representing the Mid-Atlantic region.”

For the complete prospectus and to enter visit: http://printcenter.org/100/92nd-competition/.

October 27th, NYC: MVS Presenting at PhotoPlus Expo “Who Buys Prints? Understanding the Fine Print Market Today”

PhotoPlus Expo
Who Buys Prints? Understanding the Fine Print Market Today
Friday, October 27, 2017: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

In a time when many fine-print sales occur through third parties such as art consultants and interior designers, at art fairs or online, this seminar and accompanying professional panel will review the current and future market for fine prints. Attendees will gain an understanding of the legacy of collection photographs in the United States, an awareness of challenges to the traditional gallery representation model, an overview of the new markets for photographs, and perspective on representing yourself in the fine print market.  Session Number: FB5

To receive a 15% discount on a conference pass or a free Expo pass, register through this link: https://l.feathr.co/v1/photo-plus-2017-mary-virginia-swanson-m

October 25–28, 2017
Javitts Convention Center, New York City

Deadline September 15th: The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2017

Paris Photo | Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Photobook Awards 2017

Deadline (entries received by): Friday, September 15, 2017, 12:00 noon EST

The First PhotoBook Prize
A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

Fee for First PhotoBook: $30 per book.

The PhotoBook of the Year Prize
This prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year. Ten books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

Fee for PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher.

The Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize
Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year. Five books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The shortlisted books, accompanied by the jury’s comments, will be featured in the fall 2017 edition of The PhotoBook Review issue 013 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.

Fee for Photography Catalogue of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Book title, year of publication, and publisher information
  • A short description / summary of the book and why it’s being submitted that particular category
  • The photographer or author’s name, as well as the designer and editor’s names
  • Book dimensions (in inches and centimeters), number of pages, the edition number or print run
  • A short description of where the book is sold.

For details on how to enter, judging criteria, past winners, and more visit: https://aperture.picter.com.

Registration for PhotoNOLA Portfolio Reviews opens THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 10 a.m. CDT

First-come, first-served: Registration for The New Orleans Photo Alliance’s 2017 PhotoNOLA Portfolio Reviews opens next Thursday, September 7th at 10:00 a.m. CENTRAL TIME and typically all 70 spaces sell out in less than 5 minutes. Don’t oversleep…  Full details on the PhotoNOLA Festival website:
www.photonola.org

DEADLINE July 14th, Midnight EDT: Aaron Siskind Foundation IFP Grant

From the ASF website: “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.”

The entry fee for this grant is $20USD. Applications must be submitted through the Slideroom application portal.

For more information: http://www.aaronsiskind.org/grant.html

DEADLINE EXTENDED: JUNE 26, Midnight CDT: TPS NATIONAL PHOTO AWARD

June 22, 2017
6:00 pm

TPS National Photography Award: CASH AWARD/EXHIBITION

Deadline
Entries due June 26, 2017 (midnight MST); info and submit http://texasphoto.org/photography-award

JURORS: Martina Lopez, Professor of Photography, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana and Andrew Kensett, Assistant Curator, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona

Texas Photographic Society is delighted to announce a new award program for artists residing in the United States who have a consistent body of photographic work. The recipient will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize; a solo exhibition at Red Maple Gallery, a new Participating Space in the Museum District during FotoFest 2018 in Houston, Texas; a solo exhibition at LHUCA in Lubbock, Texas; and international exposure in the photo community! This call is open to all subject matter, aesthetic approaches, and photographic processes. Two-dimensional work is preferred, and submissions from artists of all levels are encouraged.  

Submit Your Entry via CaFÉ™

Awards & Recognition
• $2,000 cash prize
• Solo exhibition at Red Maple Gallery for FotoFest 2018 in Houston, TX
• Solo exhibition at LHUCA (Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts) in Lubbock, TX
• The exhibition will be available to travel to other venues in Texas and beyond
• One page in the FotoFest 2018 Participating Spaces exhibition catalog
• Printed exhibition postcards for the FotoFest 2018 Meeting Place reviewers’ bags
• International visibility via the FotoFest 2018 catalog, website, and promotional materials
• Jurors may select up to 10 “Finalists,” providing additional recognition to entrants

Deadline May 27th: FRESH: The Summer Photography Exhibit at KLOMPCHING GALLERY in NYC

Klompching Galery, New York
Call for Entries: FRESH: The Summer Photography Exhibit
Deadline: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Fee: $50, 6-10 images from a single project

“FRESH is the annual summer show produced and presented by the Klompching Gallery. This year’s FRESH curators are W.M. Hunt and Darren Ching.

Since 2011, FRESH has been looking for the very best examples of contemporary fine art photography. Submissions of single bodies of work with a consistent vision and originality—photography that is FRESH!

FRESH Exhibit
Three to five photographers will be selected for a four-week exhibition opening in July, giving each artist the opportunity to show their work at the Klompching Gallery in New York City, a highly regarded gallery for contemporary fine art photography. Photographers selected for the FRESH exhibit will be interviewed in a special feature on At Length, the online culture magazine.

Ten additional photographers will be selected for Klompching Gallery’s FRESH Online Showcase.

FRESH 2017 CATALOG. All exhibiting on online FRESH photographers will be featured in the printed edition of the FRESH catalog.”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: https://www.klompching.com/fresh2017-call-for-entries.

Deadline April 29th: HCB Award 2017

Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation
Call for Entries: HCB Award 2017
Deadline: Saturday, April 29, 2017

“Presented by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the HCB Award supports the creation of a photography project which could not be achieved without this help. It is intended for a photographer who has already completed a significant body of work, close to the documentary approach. The candidate must be supported by an institution — museum, gallery, independent curator, publisher, etc.

The HCB Award is presented once every two years and grants the indivisible amount of 35 000 euros.

A pre-selection committee reviews all applications. The jury members can access all dossiers during the final deliberations. The winner is selected by an international jury of seven prominent personalities of the art world.  Each jury member has one voice. The final decision of the jury remains undisputable. The winner’s artwork project will be exhibited at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson and published as a book, in the spring 2019.

For the complete prospectus visit: http://www.henricartierbresson.org/en/hcb-prize/prize.
For Application Dossier PDF click here.

Deadline April 30th: Inge Morath Award

The Inge Morath Foundation | Magnum Foundation
Call for Entries: Inge Morath Award
Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017

“The Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Foundation are pleased to announce the 16th annual Inge Morath Award, a $5,000 grant given to a female photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. One Awardee and up to two finalists are selected by a jury composed of Magnum photographers, the Executive Director of the Magnum Foundation, and Inge Morath Foundation.

Because Morath devoted much of her enthusiasm to encouraging women photographers, her colleagues at Magnum Photos established the Inge Morath Award in her honor.

Submission Requirements

Project Presentation 

– Your submission must be delivered as a PDF file. (How do I create a PDF with a Mac? How do I create a PDF with a PC?)
– The first page of your PDF should show your name and the title of your project. Each subsequent page should present a single photograph (unless groups of images are required) with caption (if relevant), using the full frame of the PDF page.
– Please do NOT format your PDF as a slideshow. Also, please do not password-protect your file.Image Specifications

– Your image submission must include 20 photographs (1200 pixels on the longest side @ 150 DPI saved as a JPEG compression at 8 minimum).
– Create a folder containing your individual images. Please use numbered filenames indicating the image sequence, with the number coming first in the file name and then last name; for example: 01_Smith, 02_Smith, 03_Smith etc. (use only two digit numbers; 01, 02, 03, etc.).

Required Support Material

– Project description (250-300 words). This should be concise but descriptive in how the Award will be used to complete work on the project.
– Curriculum Vitae (maximum three pages) including name, email address, telephone number, and mailing address.
– Scan of ID clearly showing date of birth. All applicants must be under the age of 30 on April 30th, 2017 (in other words, if April 30th is your birthday, and you’re turning 30, then you’re no longer eligible to submit a proposal).”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: https://ingemorath.submittable.com/submit.

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