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Deadline November 19th: 2020 New York Portfolio Review

The New York Times photo department | Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York | United Photo Industries
Call for Applications: 2020 New York Portfolio Review
Deadline: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11:59 PM EDT

From James Estrin of the New York Times:
“We will once again bring together 110 talented photographers with 75 top photo editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners and video producers, for the 8th annual New York Portfolio Review on March 27, 28 and 29, 2020 in New York City.

We will screen all applicants and choose 110 participants who will all attend all three days. This year there will be travel grants to assist between 15 and 20 participants to attend the review, thanks to the generosity of Prince Claus Fund, Open Society Foundations, and The Chris Hondros Fund. Once the participants are chosen those that wish to apply for financial assistance will have the opportunity to do so.

Participation is open to anyone over 18 years old, and all types of photography will be considered. Please note: Photographers who attended last year’s review are not eligible to apply. Those who attended once in previous years can apply for this year’s review, but they must submit new work. Those who have already attended the review twice cannot apply.

To Apply
To enter, submit no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects, using the form on this page. The files should be JPEGS, 1,200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I.

We will inform those who are accepted by Dec. 18, 2019. Be sure to triple-check the email address you submit.”

For the complete prospectus, list of reviewers and to apply visit:

Deadline October 29th: Silver Eye Fellowship 20

Silver Eye Center for Photography
Call for Entries: Silver Eye Fellowship 20
 Deadline: Monday, October 28, 2019, 11:59 pm EDT

“Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 20, our annual international photography competition. Winners receive a cash award and a solo exhibition with free Lab @ Silver Eye production support for their show. Winning exhibitions will take place in the summer of 2020. The Fellowship Award recognizes a rising talent or established photographer from anywhere in the world, and the Keystone Award is given to an exceptional photographer living or making work in the state of Pennsylvania.

Julie Crooks, Assistant Curator, Photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario and the Keystone Award Juror is Dan Leers, Curator of Photography at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

All U.S. and international amateur and professional photographers, age 18 and older at the time of submission, may apply. Silver Eye staff and their relatives, board members, current interns, and past Fellowship winners are not eligible to apply. Only residents of Pennsylvania or photographs made in Pennsylvania are eligible for the Keystone Award.


  • Fellowship Award: Summer 2020 Solo exhibition at Silver Eye + $3,000 cash prize 
  • Keystone Award: Summer 2020 Solo exhibition at Silver Eye + $1,500 cash prize 
  • Honorable Mentions: Six honorable mentions with online features

  Entry Fees

  • General Submissions are $50 for one (1) submission of 20 images to Fellowship 20
  • Current Lab @ Silver Eye Members submission are $10 for one (1) submission of 20 images to Fellowship 20
  • Additional entries of 20 images are $25 each”

For the complete prospectus visit:

To apply visit:

October 15th, Portland, OR: Lecture by MVS “The Life of a Photographic Project: From Concept to Audience”

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR

Fee: $20 for ASMP Members, OPPA/PPA Members, Blue Sky Gallery Members, FREE for students with valid ID.| $50 for non-members | Consider arriving early to view PAM’s newest exhibition “Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…” prior to attending Swanson’s lecture (requires Museum entrance fee).

Mary Virginia Swanson will be giving a public presentation in Portland, Oregon next Tuesday evening at the Portland Art Museum’s Whitsell Auditorium from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Swanson will walk us through recommended steps to ensure your project has the strongest possibility of sponsorship, exhibitions and publications. Ensuring the success of your next big photography project begins here. This event is co-sponsored by ASMP Oregon Chapter and the Portland Art Museum’s Photography Council.

Deadline October 1st: Currents 2019 – NOPA Members Showcase

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for entries: Currents 2019 – NOPA Members Showcase
Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Submission Fee: $25
Submission Fee + NOPA Membership: $60

From NOPA’s website:

“Photographers are invited to submit work for consideration in CURRENTS 2019. CURRENTS is an annual exhibition which highlights the diverse photographic work being created by New Orleans Photo Alliance members. The exhibit will open in December at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in conjunction with the 2019 PhotoNOLA festival.

Curator: Jon Feinstein, photographer, curator, writer, co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation and content director at The Luupe.

Submissions are open to all current New Orleans Photo Alliance members, and applicants may join at time of entry. However, we ask that you do not enter if your work was accepted for CURRENTS 2018, or resubmit any images that have been featured in previous Currents exhibitions. Different images from a previously featured series are eligible. Please note that selected artists typically have multiple pieces accepted into the show.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Open theme.
  • Submit 5-10 jpegs, from a cohesive body of work.
  • Artist statement + brief project description are also required.
  • You will have to create an account through EntryThingy in order to submit your entry.
  • All art submitted must be original work, created by the applicant.
  • New Orleans Photo Alliance reserves the right to use selected images online and in print for exhibition-related publicity purposes; NOPA will properly credit the photographers.
  • Accepted works should be presented professionally, wired and ready to hang.


  • Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Notification: October 15, 2019
  • Receipt of artwork: Nov 25, 2019
  • Installation of exhibition: Dec 2-5, 2016
  • Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2019 – February 9, 2020
  • Opening Reception & Juror’s Talk: Friday, December 13, 5-7 pm
  • Take down: Feb 10, 2020.”

For the complete prospectus and to apply visit:

PhotoNOLA! Registration opens Thursday, September 12th at 10 a.m. CDT for the PhotoNOLA 2019 Portfolio Reviews

PhotoNOLA, the annual four-day New Orleans Festival of Photography produced by the New Orleans Photo Alliance, hosts within its programming a popular 2-day Portfolio Review on December 12th & 13th. Participating industry experts include gallery directors, a broad range of curators (seated institutional curators, curators of corporate and private collections), book acquisition editors, photo editors, directors of not-for-profit arts venues, sage advisors and more (list here). Registration opens online on SEPTEMBER 12th, typically filling to capacity in the first few minutes.

Read the FAQ’s here, be informed and prepared to register. And whether or not you are among the first 70 photographers to register, be sure to come and take in all that this wonderful Festival has to offer. Full calendar here, with more events to be added – but plan on staying in New Orleans for all four days of the Festival filled with community gatherings, workshops, education, gallery talks and much, much more. Huge thanks to the NEW ORLEANS PHOTO ALLIANCE and the team of passionate volunteers who help make this special gathering happen each year (est. 2006), all to our great benefit. See you there!

Deadline September 25th: Humble Arts Foundation Group show 63 “Love, Actually”

Humble Arts Foundation Online Opportunity
Call for Entries: Group Show 63 ” Love, Actually”
Deadline: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Fee: NONE!

From Humble’s website:

“Humble’s next open call, our final online exhibition of 2019, is as simple as the title suggests. It’s about love, actually.

Around the world, political and social division threatens irreparable damage. Let’s finish out the year with some warmth. Show us love in all forms. Show us empathy. Show us why, right now, despite what pulls us apart, we can come together and have faith in a positive future.

(Bonus if you can find some way to huggingly reference Hugh Grant. Just kidding. Sort of.)

Deadline: September 25th, 2019

(please read carefully. No, really. Please read carefully. We love you too.)

  • Please submit your 50-75 word bio, statement, and other information via THIS FORM.
  • Email up to five (5) JPGs (sRGB color profile works best.) at 1,500 pixels on the longest side to with “HAF LOVE Submission” in the subject line and each image titled with your name and the title of the image (i.e. Andy_Warhol_Banana_01)
  • IMPORTANT: Please do NOT submit zipped folders of images.
  • ALSO IMPORTANT: Please do NOT watermark your images. We promise you, if we use them, we will give you proper attribution, but we cannot take your submissions seriously if you don’t trust us.

Want quicker visibility on your submissions? AFTER submitting via email, Hashtag #HAFLOVE @humbleartsfoundation on Instagram.

FEE: None. (also, please don’t call it a “contest” or “competition.” It’s an OPPORTUNITY, folks 🙂 We <3 you. )

Humble’s co-founder Jon Feinstein will select images to feature in HAFNY’s online Group Show #63: Love, Actually, which will go live on Humble’s website in late 2019 and potentially be shared on Humble’s Instagram. We will announce selected photographers via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram feed and through our mailing list.”

Deadline September 30th: “THE QUALITIES OF LIGHT” Flat File exhibition at the Center for Creative Photography

From the Center for Creative Photography’s website :

“Enter for an opportunity to have your work displayed at the Center for Creative Photography!

The Center for Creative Photography invites photographers to submit up to five (5) photographic artworks to be presented in conjunction with The Qualities of LIGHT: A View from the Archive at the Center for Creative Photography. Finalists will be identified by a panel of jurors comprised of Center for Creative Photography curatorial staff, former LIGHT Gallery directors and other photographic community members.

A celebration of the legacies of LIGHT, a significant early photography gallery, The Qualities of LIGHT: A View from the Archive at the Center for Creative Photography will focus on characteristics identified by those who visited, worked, showed, and were impacted by the gallery. Each section of the exhibition will be headed by one of five essential qualities articulated by this community. LIGHT was Transparent, one of the five sections, will reflect on the importance of a spirit of transparency to the gallery – the physical layout of which fostered an open environment that facilitated interaction and education. A bank of flat file drawers played a critical role in extending this spirt of transparency. Accessible to the public, the flat file drawers allowed visitors to go beyond the exhibitions and view the gallery’s entire inventory, creating opportunities for discovery and the informal exchange of knowledge.

Rather than faithfully recreate these drawers, restaging their content as it would have been at the time, the Center intends to invoke their intention in the exhibition. We hope to provide visitors to The Qualities of LIGHT an equivalent experience by facilitating an opportunity to discover new work by photographic artists working today.

Accepted submissions will be displayed in flat file drawers at the Center for Creative Photography as part of the exhibition from December 14, 2019 to May 9, 2020. ”

LIGHT Gallery was in business from 1971 – 1987 and was a significant component of our then young field as it brought contemporary photography of its day into the art collecting market. To learn submission details and full list of Jurors, visit

Radius Book Pop-up Sale/Book Signing this Saturday

From Radius Books in Santa Fe:

“Join us in Santa Fe as we celebrate 12 years of beautiful books, and honor the artists and contributors who make it all possible.

Saturday, August 24
10 am – 3 pm Pop-up Bookstore + Auction with music, food trucks and more.

Location: the parking lot behind Radius Books (tented)
227 E Palace Ave. Suite W, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

We are expecting over 150 artist/writer/curator members of the Radius Family—we hope to see you there.”

October 15th, Portland, OR: Lecture by MVS “The Life of a Photographic Project: From Concept to Audience”

October 15, 2019
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

“The Life of a Photographic Project: From Concept to Audience”
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 5:30-7:30 PM
Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
Fee: $20 for ASMP Members, OPPA/PPA Members, Blue Sky Gallery Members | $50 for non-members | FREE for students with valid ID. Register here.

When an idea for a project crystallizes and the passion to produce new work consumes us, artists begin a journey unlike any other. Understanding your desired audience and the impact of your project are critical to achieving the expectations and results you desire.

Ensuring the success of your next big photography project begins here.

Mary Virginia Swanson, will walk us through recommended steps to ensure your project has the strongest possibility of sponsorship, exhibitions and publications.  Topics Include:

  • Developing project concept and defining audience.
  • Identifying / establishing relationships with sponsors, collaborators and venues.
  • Researching / testing production materials appropriate to desired audience.
  • Defining marketing strategies to share work in production with industry professionals.
  • Expand presence to print, web and social media platforms through which to share the project content.

This event is co-sponsored by the ASMP Oregon Chapter and the Portland Art Museum’s Photography Council.

Deadline August 29th: Leica Women Foto Project | Award

Call for Entries: Leica Women Foto Project | Award
Deadline: Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM ET

“As part of the Leica Women Foto Project, Leica Camera USA is seeking three U.S. photographers to receive an award to support a personal project that is relevant to today’s social and political climate. The mission of the Leica Women Foto Project is to educate, encourage and empower photographers to demonstrate the importance and impact of a woman’s point of view. The award serves as a catalyst to reframe how we see, how we think, and how we express our visual narrative.

Applicants will be reviewed on the basis of quality of photography, dedication to the medium of photography, sophistication of project, as expressed through the female perspective with narratives that broaden perspectives, ideas and conversations on today’s social climate.

Three (3) winners will each receive a cash prize of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00 USD) payable via check, as well as a one (1)-year loan of a Leica Q2 camera. At the end of the term, the cameras will be passed on to the next three winners of the 2020 award to continue the legacy. A replacement Leica camera will be offered to the initial set of recipients to continue documenting their journey through the lens of a Leica. (See Award Rules here for details.)

Photo entries will be reviewed by a panel of renowned judges including:

  • Karin Kaufmann Art Director & Chief Representative, Leica Galleries International
  • Maggie Steber VII Agency photographer and Guggenheim fellow
  • Elizabeth Avedon Independent curator, photo book and exhibition designer
  • Laura Roumanos Executive producer and co-founder, United Photo Industries
  • Deborah Willis University professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and author of Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery

Each member of the Panel will individually score each submission using the following criteria: 

  1. Category 1: Quality of Photography 
  2. Category 2: Dedication to the Medium of Photography
  3. Category 3: Sophistication of project

The three (3) entrants with the highest total scores will be declared the recipients of the award. In the event of a tied score resulting in more than three (3) recipients of the award, the entrant with the highest Head Judge’s score will be deemed the recipient of the award. Recipients of the award will be announced on or about October 16, 2019 on and on @LeicaCameraUSA on Facebook and Instagram. Must be 21 years or older to participate and reside in the United States.

Submission Guidelines
Candidates for the award are requested to submit a series of 10 images from a personal or long-term project, made on any digital or film camera of any make, model or brand, with at least 4 images created between 2018-19. Alongside the images, applicants are required to submit a 500 word proposal describing their personal project and its relevance in today’s social climate, including detail of how the funds will be allocated.”

To read the full submission guidelines and award rules visit:

To apply visit:


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