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Deadline December 10th: 2019 New York Portfolio Review

New York Times Lens Blog
Applications Now Open for the 2019 New York Portfolio Review
Deadline: Monday, December 10, 2018, 11:59 PM EST

“It takes time, passion and obsession to make great work. But you also need the opportunity to have your work seen in the first place. And since we at Lens believe only the quality of work should matter — not your connections or bank account — we are again bringing together 160 talented photographers with 75 top photo editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners and video producers, for the 7th annual New York Portfolio Review on March 30 and 31 in New York City.

Applications are now open for the free (as always) review, which is produced by The New York Times Lens column, the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York and United Photo Industries. Participation is open to anyone over 18 years old, and all types of photography will be considered. But remember, the deadline is Dec. 10 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Now a mainstay of photo events in the United States, the review convenes the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other — and have fun.

The first session, on Saturday, March 30, will be for photographers 21 and older. Each participant will receive six private critiques. The second session, on Sunday, March 31, will be solely for photographers 18 to 27 and will consist of at least four private critiques for each participant, as well as free workshops on how to best present, promote and publish photographs. We will screen all applicants and choose 100 participants for Saturday and 60 for Sunday.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/lens/applications-open-for-the-2019-new-york-portfolio-review.html.

Application Deadline EXTENDED to January 28th: “Your Work & Its Audience: Making the Match” with MVS & Special Guests in NYC

YOUR WORK & ITS AUDIENCE: MAKING THE MATCH

With Mary Virginia Swanson & Special Guests
New York City, May 5 – 11, 2019
Hosted by La Luz Workshops

Application Deadline EXTENDED to Monday, January, 28, 2019

There are only a few spots left for this workshop. If you are interested in joining us, please apply as soon as possible.

This workshop is for photographers who wish to increase their awareness about today’s diverse markets for imagery and gain a broader understanding of how to reach their target audiences.

Through a series of illustrated lectures, individual sessions, and conversations with some of the leading industry professionals today, you will learn about the nuances of editing your work for multiple presentations, fine art print sales, exhibition opportunities, securing commissions to make new work, as well as other essential topics.

Together, we will look at where your work is now and where it can be.

If you are interested in joining us, please APPLY TODAY.

OUR SPECIAL GUESTS ARE…
Elizabeth Krist – Photo Editor, Reviewer, Independent Curator (Monday & Tuesday)

Joan Liftin – Photographer, Photo Book Editor, Educator (Tuesday)

Esa Epstein – Executive Director and Curator at sepiaEYE Gallery (Wednesday)

Jane Yeomans – Photo Editor at Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine  (Thursday)

Taia Kwinter – Managing Editor at Aperture Foundation (Friday)

To learn more about this workshop and what YOU will learn from Mary Virginia and her line-up of industry experts, check out La Luz’s YouTube channel here.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Photographers who are serious about their work, whether they are working professionals or one day aspire to be, those who wish to increase their awareness about today’s diverse markets for imagery and those who wish to gain a broader understanding of how to reach their target audiences.

October 26th, PhotoPlus Expo: MVS Presenting “To Be Published or Self Publish?” + Discounted Registration!

PDN PhotoPlus Expo
To Be Published or Self Publish? An Overview of Publishing Models Today
Session Number: FA6 | Room: 1E14
Friday, October 26, 2018: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

With the print-on-demand revolution, it has never been easier or more affordable for artists to produce and market a book of their work. While the traditional publishing path has the advantage of a seasoned team with experience in design, production, marketing and distribution, self-publishing allows the artist full creative control. Which approach is best for you and your work? Mary Virginia Swanson will demystify the process for both scenarios, as well as lend advice on marketing your book at its release and beyond.

Conference registration required for attendance.
Register through this link for a 15% discount on conference registration or a free Expo pass: https://l.feathr.co/PPE18_Mary-Virginia-Swanson-9.
Pricing for conference registration is here, for individual Conference Sessions (like this session), 1-day or 3- day passes, Keynote passes etc.

Javits Convention Center, New York City

Deadline October 25th: New Orleans Photo Alliance CURRENTS 2018

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Entries: NOPA Members Showcase CURRENTS 2018
Deadline: October 25, 2018, 12 am/midnight CST
Fee: $25 + NOPA Membership

“New Orleans Photo Alliance members are invited to submit work for consideration in CURRENTS 2018. The exhibit will open on December 7 at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in conjunction with the 2018 PhotoNOLA Festival.

RELEVANT DATES
Deadline: October 25, 2018, 12 am/midnight CST
Notification: November 10, 2018
Receipt of artwork: Nov 27, 2018
Installation of exhibition: December 3 ~ 5, 2018
Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2018 ~ February 15, 2019
Opening Reception & Juror’s Talk: Friday Dec 14, 5-7pm
Exhibition closes: February 15, 2019

JUROR
Anjuli Lebowitz is an exhibition research associate in the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, where she works on exhibitions and publications. Previously, she was a Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow in the department of photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she curated Faith and Photography: Auguste Salzmann in the Holy Land. Anjuli earned a Ph.D. from Boston University, an M.A. from CUNY Hunter College, and a B.A. with honors from Williams College.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
> Open theme
> Submit 5-10 jpegs, from a cohesive body of work
> Artist statement + brief project description are also required
> All art submitted must be original work, created by the applicant
> $25 application fee to be directed through Paypal immediately after your application has been successfully uploaded.
> New Orleans Photo Alliance reserves the right to use selected images in web and print for exhibition related publicity purposes; NOPA will properly credit the photographers
> Images exhibited in previous CURRENTS exhibitions are not eligible for submission

ELIGIBILITY
Submission is open to all current members of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Applicants may join at time of entry. You will need to create an Entry Thingy account in order to participate in this Call for Entries.

Questions, please email: currents@neworlensphotoalliance.org or seth@neworelansphotoalliance.org”

To apply visit: https://neworleansphotoalliance.org/currents-2018.

October 18th, Richmond, VA: Candela Gallery “AN EVENING WITH DENISE BETHEL”

Candela Books + Gallery
An Evening with Denise Bethel
Thursday, October 18th, 5:30-7:30 PM, Talk at 6:00 PM

“RESURRECTING THE IMPORTANT | The Nineteenth Century and Contemporary Photography

Recent years have seen a number of contemporary photographers turn to 19th-century photographic processes, from the daguerreotype, ambrotype, and tintype to the wet plate and the camera obscura. What things do these anachronistic methods bring to the field of contemporary photography? Is it possible to re-direct a medium now accustomed to the speed and ease of a cell phone camera? This talk will explore what might be learned from the photographers of the 19th century and how these lessons are being used by some of the most adventurous artists of today.

Denise Bethel, formerly Chairman of the Photographs Department at Sotheby’s, Inc., spent over three decades in the photographs auction business in New York, where she set world records for artists ranging from Southworth & Hawes and Alfred Stieglitz to Edward Weston and Diane Arbus. A Richmond native, she holds a B. A. from Hollins College, Virginia, and an M. A. from London’s Courtauld Institute of Art, where her second year was funded by a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts graduate fellowship. She is now an independent advisor, writer, and lecturer based in New York City.”

Candela Books + Gallery
214 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220

Deadline November 5th: Clarence John Laughlin Award

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Submissions: Clarence John Laughlin Award
Deadline: Monday, November 5, 2018
Application fee: $25

“The Clarence John Laughlin Award was created to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

The Clarence John Laughlin Award annually grants one $5000 prize and an exhibition in the NOPA gallery to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

Both emerging and established photographers residing in the U.S. may apply. There are no restrictions on subject matter or genres.

2018 Juror: Marcela Correa, Independent Curator, New Orleans, LA.

Eligibility
Both emerging and established photographers residing in the U.S. may apply. The New Orleans Photo Alliance invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to apply. Still images made from all photographic processes, both traditional and digital will be considered. There are no restrictions on subject matter or genres. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal and emotional statements are all welcome. Still photography or photographic techniques should be integral to the works submitted.

Work Samples
Applicants must submit a portfolio of 10-20 image files representing a cohesive body of work. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to build a strong series of images. If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical nature, you may use one or more of the required images for installation or detail views.

Written Statements
Applicants must submit a written statement explaining their images, process and intent. The purpose of the statement is to give the juror a better understanding of your work while they are viewing it. Your statement should be clear, concise and relate to the work samples you submit. Applicants will also be required to submit a bio or resume and a brief “description of work” summary.

Judging Criteria
The main criteria for selection will be the strength of the applicant’s portfolio and written statement.”

For the full prospectus visit: https://neworleansphotoalliance.org/2018-clarence-john-laughlin-award-application-guidelines.

Deadline October 22nd: Vox Populi 2019 Guest Artist & Exhibitions Open Call

Vox Populi
Call for Entries: 2019 Guest Artist & Exhibitions Open Call
Deadline: Monday, October 22, 11:59pm EDT
Fee: $35 for

About The Open Call
“During its 30th year of existence, Vox Populi is pleased to announce our annual open call to guest artists, curators and collaborators to extend and challenge their artistic practice. We are seeking applications for exhibitions by national and international artists, curators, and collaborators from outside the larger Philadelphia area and without commercial representation, who want to find new audiences.

Vox Populi is interested in proposals that take place in experimental media and employ alternative methodologies, pushing boundaries in terms of form and content. We seek work that takes risks, is ambitious, timely, and experimental.

Vox Populi accepts applications for solo exhibitions by individuals or collective proposals to show in one of our four gallery spaces. We cannot accept requests for a specific gallery. Selected guests are expected to arrange for their installation and de-installation. Upon acceptance, the work(s) must be ready and available to exhibit in 2019. Vox Populi’s membership will select and group submitted projects. Selected proposals will receive an honorarium of $500.

All the artist collectives at Vox will be reviewing the applications for this guest artists call. More information on past and current work Vox has supported can be found in our exhibition archive.

Application Timeline
Deadline: Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11:59pm
Notification: November 2018
Exhibitions: two month exhibitions TBA 2019

Submission Guidelines
Artists can submit available works (1-10 work samples) for exhibition or specific proposals; site-specific installation proposals for new works must include images of previous works or installations.

Please note, this is an opportunity for artists, curators and collaborators living outside of the greater Philadelphia region to gain exposure with a Philadelphia audience. Vox Populi will only consider applications outside of a 50 mile radius from the city.”

For the full prospectus and to see a floor plan of the exhibition space go to: http://voxpopuligallery.org/news/now-accepting-guest-artist-applications-for-2019

The application is available via Slideroom.

CLICK! Upcoming opportunities in Durham NC during Click!120

CLICK!120 Photography Festival
October 3-7, 2018

Click!120 in Durham, NC is quickly approaching.  There are some great opportunities to sign up for before the festival begins on October 3rd.

Visit their website for other lectures, exhibitions and more during Click!120. https://clickphotofest.org


Click!’s Last Call for Entries:  Photo Book Exhibition 
Deadlines: Online entry due September 28th | Book Delivery due October 1st
Entry fee: $35 per book entered

“The Click! Photography Festival is pleased to announce our first Click! Photo Book Exhibition. Winners will be exhibited at Horse & Buggy Press during the Click! Photography Festival on October 6th between 11 and 1. Entries will be eligible for one of three purchase awards given by the Joseph C. Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Books should be self-published or hand made and primarily photographic in nature, though other mediums are allowed. Submissions should be books of your own work or a collaboration.

Online entry forms with payment should be completed by September 26th. Please indicate the sales price of the book, or if it is not for sale. 20% of book sales will go to Horse & Buggy Press. Books should be shipped to Horse & Buggy press in order to arrive by October 1.”

Full prospectus: https://clickphotofest.org/call-for-entries/photo-book-exhibition/


Click! Academy – Few spaces remain:

Projects in Progress: A Group Session with Mary Virginia Swanson
October 4, 9:30 – 11:45 am
Registration Fee: $65

“10 photographers in succession will share their project-in-progress in print form (not digital) during a 10 – minute open discussion with MVS.

In this group format, each photographer will tell MVS briefly and succinctly:

  • What the project is about.
  • Who the target audience is.
  • What the status of production is – early phase? in progress? Nearing completion?
  • What your preferred final format is for the project (i.e. exhibition, publication, dedicated website etc.).
  • MVS will share her response to the work and ideas for moving your project forward.
  • When not presenting their work all participants are invited to observe the discussions she has with each of the with other participants.
  • All 10 accepted participants will receive an email from MVS on how to best prepare for their session.
  • Register here.

Note: This session limited to a total of 10 participants is a companion to the public seminar: From Concept to Audience: THE LIFE OF A PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT also at the Durham Arts Council from 12:30pm – 2:30pm on Oct. 3rd. RSVP required for From Concept to Audience.

November 3, Albuquerque: Panel & Presentation About Bill Jay at SPE SW

November 3, 2018
1:00 pmto4:30 pm

Society for Photographic Education Southwest Conference

Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay
A film written, directed, and produced by British photographer and educator, Grant Scott.

Film screening and panel discussion during the Society for Photographic Education Southwest Conference.

BILL JAY (1940-2009), British photohistorian, photographer and editor of Creative Camera and Album was a beloved professor at Arizona State University from the day he arrived, fresh from securing graduate degrees at University of New Mexico (MA ’74, MFA ’76). Jay’s life and his many contributions to our field is now the subject of a documentary film by fellow British photographer Grant Scott titled “DO NOT BEND: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC LIFE OF BILL JAY” which will have its US debut at this conference. The film has met wide acclaim at screenings in London, Wales and Scotland. Bill’s family, industry colleagues, former students and friends are among them dozens of contributors to the film.

Scott, Senior Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire will introduce his film and participate in a concluding panel discussion. Joining him will be Jay’s colleague from UNM & ASU, James Hajicek and several of his students including Mary Virginia Swanson, Jared Platt and more.”

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Honors College Forum

October 26th, New York: MVS Presenting at PhotoPlus Expo

October 26, 2018
11:00 amto12:30 pm

PDN PhotoPlus Expo
To Be Published or Self Publish? An Overview of Publishing Models Today

With the print-on-demand revolution, it has never been easier or more affordable for artists to produce and market a book of their work. While the traditional publishing path has the advantage of a seasoned team with experience in design, production, marketing and distribution, self-publishing allows the artist full creative control. Which approach is best for you and your work? Swanson will demystify the process for both scenarios, as well as lend advice on marketing your book at its release and beyond.

Conference registration required for attendance.
Register through this link for a 15% discount on conference registration or a free Expo pass: https://l.feathr.co/PPE18_Mary-Virginia-Swanson-9.
Pricing for conference registration is here, for individual Conference Sessions (like this session), 1-day or 3- day passes, Keynote passes etc.

Session Number: FA6 | Room: 1E14
Friday, October 26, 2018: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Javits Convention Center, New York City
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