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INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks – Selected Photobooks

Earlier this month, coauthors Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes met at the Phoenix Art Museum to participate in the jurying process for the INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks.  The jurying was then completed by:

Mary Virginia Swanson, Darius Himes and Becky Senf at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Abigail Nersesian, Librarian, Phoenix Art Museum
Jennifer Barnella, Retail Sales Manager, Phoenix Art Museum
Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography
Becky Senf, Norton Family Curator, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum
Larissa Leclair, Founder, Indie Photobook Library.

“The jury reviewed 271 submissions from 15 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The exhibition represents the 151 books they chose, as examples of the wide range of photobooks being produced today.”

The exhibition will be on view, August 23 to September 28, 2014 at:

Phoenix Art Museum
Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography
NE corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Or, if you can’t make it to Phoenix to pore over the books in person, you can view them online by following the links in the list of accepted books at infocus-phxart.org/photobooks.

Deadline August 29th: Atomic STEaM Photography Show 2014

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
Call for Entries: Atomic STEaM Photography Show 2014
Deadline: Friday, August 29, 2014
Fee: $15, unlimited images.

“The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host a photo art exhibit that invites members of the community to share their photographic talent and eye for everything that is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEaM). The “Atomic STEaM Photography Show” exhibition will open on November 8, 2014, and will display photography ranging from the literal engineering feats of the Great Wall of China and the Great Pyramid of Giza, to the abstract interpretation of science as seen through a plant experiencing photosynthesis. Though all photographs must relate in some way to the overall theme of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, they are open to interpretation by the photographer.

Any individual, from a professional photographer to a student with a camera phone, may submit a photograph to this competition/exhibition with the hope to not only win a cash prize but to also have their work on display in a nationally accredited, Smithsonian affiliated museum. All winning entries will debut at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History from November 8, 2014, through January 4, 2015.

Competition Theme
Science
Technology
Engineering
Art
Mathematics

Panel of Jurors
Thomas Barrow, Emeritus Professor of Art and Art History, University of New Mexico
Mary Anne Redding, Chair of Photography Department, Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Steve Yates, Fulbright Scholar, Museum Curator, Photographic Artist, International Lecturer and Writer

Awards
1st Place Award – $500 Cash Prize
2nd Place Award – $250 Cash Prize
3rd Place Award – $150 Cash Prize
Three Honorable Mention Awards – $50 Cash Prizes”

For the full prospectus and to enter visit: www.nuclearmuseum.org/see/exhibits/atomic-steam-photography-show.

September 11, Santa Fe: Lecture by MVS “To Be Published or Self-Publish?”

September 11, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Santa Fe University of Art & Design | ASMP New Mexico
Lecture by Mary Virginia Swanson: To Be Published or Self-Publish? Options for Artists Today
Q&A and book signing hosted by photo-eye will follow the lecture.
Free and open to the public.

The publishing industry is undergoing extraordinary changes. The print-on-demand revolution has opened up new possibilities, and it has never been easier or more affordable to produce a book of your photographs. The traditional publishing path has the advantage of a highly specialized team who brings their expertise in design, production, marketing and distribution systems. With self-publishing, you can create exactly the book you envision, but without the support of professionals at a publishing house. In the changing landscape of the photo book industry which publishing scenario is right for you at this time in your career?

In this presentation, Mary Virginia Swanson will discuss both avenues to publishing, and help participants determine the pros/cons for their unique needs. Swanson will share resources from Publish Your Photography Book, a respected title she coauthored with Darius Himes, which has recently been updated and expanded (Princeton Architectural Press, Spring 2014).

Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Tipton Hall
1600 St. Michael’s Drive (just east of Cerrillos Drive) on the University campus
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Download a PDF of the flier here.

July 14th, Portland, ME: Artist Talk by Richard Renaldi

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© 2014 Richard Renaldi

Maine College of Art
Artist Talk by Richard Renaldi
Monday, July 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Free and open to the public.

“Exhibitions of Richard Renaldi’s photographs have been mounted in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. In 2006, Renaldi’s first monograph, Figure and Ground, was published by Aperture. His second monograph, Fall River Boys, was released in 2009. Richard is the founder and publisher of Charles Lane Press, an independent publisher that showcases important new projects by contemporary photographers. Renaldi’s forthcoming monograph, Touching Strangers, will be published by the Aperture Foundation in the spring of 2014.

Each summer, MECA invites visiting artists, curators, and scholars to participate in the MFA curriculum. In addition to critiques and studio visits with students Visiting Artists deliver a lecture that is free and open to the public.”

Maine College of Art
Porteous Building, Osher Hall
522 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101  [map]

Deadline July 31st: INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks

INFOCUS
Call for Entries: INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks

Deadline: Thursday, July 31, 2014 (delivered by)

“INFOCUS, the Photography Support Organization of Phoenix Art Museum, invites photographers to submit a self-published photography book for a juried exhibition to be presented in the Norton Photography Gallery of Phoenix Art Museum. Accepted submissions will be exhibited from August 23 to September 28, 2014. The purpose of the exhibition is to explore the range of ways that artists are using newly available commercial technologies to self-publish photobooks in order to express themselves.

Jury
Abigail Nersesian, Librarian, Phoenix Art Museum
Jennifer Barnella, Retail Sales Manager, Phoenix Art Museum
Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography
Becky Senf, Norton Family Curator, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum
Mary Virginia Swanson, Co-author, Publish Your Photography Book
Darius Himes, Co-author, Publish Your Photography Book
Larissa Leclair, Founder, Indie Photobook Library

Guidelines

  • We are looking for self-published photography books that employ newly available commercial technologies – one where the artist acted as the publisher (worked with a designer, or designed it themselves, used an online service or went to a press).
  • Books can be any subject including retrospective, project-based, souvenir albums, fictional narrative, exhibition catalogues, poetic, biographical, children’s books, or otherwise.
  • Collaborative or collective books are welcomed.
  • There is a submission limit of two different titles per artist, please.
  • A completed submission form printed in hard copy must be included with each title. Click the button at left to use the convenient online submission form or you may download the form from the link provided.
  • No entry or hanging fee will be charged.
  • Books with writing by one of the jurors are ineligible.
  • Employees of Phoenix Art Museum and the Center for Creative Photography are ineligible to enter.
  • Submissions will not be returned. Those selected by the jury will be exhibited at Phoenix Art Museum’s Norton Photography Gallery from August 23 to September 28, 2014.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submissions are due at Phoenix Art Museum by the end of the business day, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Books received after that date will not be considered.
Mail Submissions to:

INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

To drop off your book(s) in person:
Come to Phoenix Art Museum Research Library in the Wolfswinkel Education Building
1625 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
Thursdays, between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This exhibition was inspired by the Cleveland Museum of Art’s DIY: Photographers and Books

Visit www.infocus-phxart.org/photobooks to submit.

July 11th, Yellow Springs, OH: Reception and Artitst Talk by Stephen Marc

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Reception and Artist Talk by Stephen Marc
Friday, July 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Stephen Marc will discuss his use of archival documents and images as well as extensive research in his creative process. Marc constructs compelling layered narratives made up of his panoramic photographs of historical landscapes interwoven with found remnants of the past—racially charged caricatures and cartoons, trade cards, illustrations and slave documents. The results are challenging, visually charged images of the places and remnants of the African Diaspora. In his artist statement, Marc writes, “My work is an interpretive relocation of, and commentary on, the limited representations and accounts of the black experience, into the early years of the 20th century, that were usually defined from outside the community. My intent is to allow the haunting of the past to symbolically resurface providing a layered contextualization of what was…”

Marc is one of two highly established artists invited to anchor the current exhibition, Unpacking the Archives: Frameworks for Change—Activate Now!, co-curated by Dennie Eagleson, former creative director of the Herndon Gallery, and Raewyn Martyn, visiting professor of visual arts at Antioch College.”

Antioch College, Herndon Gallery
South Hall Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, Ohio

Deadline July 16th: Critical Mass 2014

Photolucida
Call for Entries: Critical Mass 2014
Deadline: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at noon PDT

“The aim of Critical Mass, and all Photolucida programming, is to provide participants with career-building opportunities and to promote the best emerging and mid-career artists working today.

Critical Mass is a program about exposure and community. The idea is simple—photographers (from anywhere) submit a 10-image portfolio. This work is then pre-screened by a committee of approximately 25 jurors. From those votes, 200 finalists are determined. The 200 finalists then pay an additional submission fee and their work goes on to a jury of over 200 of the world’s best photography professionals who have agreed to view and vote on the finalists’ work. See the list of jurors!

Awards
Although the primary intent of Critical Mass is exposure (which is a benefit to all who enter), we are pleased to also offer awards each year. The awards for Critical Mass 2014 are:

Monograph Award – One photographer will be chosen for Photolucida’s prestigious monograph award. A hardbound book of their work will be published, distributed internationally, and given to all jurors and entrants in this year’s Critical Mass.

Artist Residency Award – One photographer will be chosen for a four-week residency in 2015 at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Captiva Island (Florida) estate.

Solo Show Award – One photographer will be chosen for an exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland during Portland Photo Month in April, 2015. The exhibition will be one of the highlights of Photolucida’s biennial Portfolio Reviews event.

Submission Details

May 5th – 31st early-bird price: $65 ($80 for international submissions)

May 31st – July 16th: $75 ($90 for international submissions)

Finalists’ Round: Photographers selected for the finalists round pay an additional $200. Their work is then sent on to the full panel of 200 jurors.

To enter, download the entry guidelines to learn how to prepare your submission. Then, visit the Critical Mass registration page to submit your work.”

To learn more about Critical Mass and see previous Top 50 entrants visit: www.photolucida.org/critical-mass.

June 21st, Woodstock, NY: Artist Talk by Ron Haviv

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© 2014 Ron Haviv

Center for Photography at Woodstock
Artist Talk by Ron Haviv
Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Admission: $7 | $5 members, seniors, students

“Award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced images of some of the most important conflict and humanitarian crises that have made headlines around the world. Numerous museums and galleries have featured his work, including The Louvre, United Nations, and The Council on Foreign Relations. Co-founder of the photo agency VII, his work is published by magazines worldwide.

He has published three critically acclaimed collections of his photography: Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul and Haiti:12 January 2010. Haviv has been the central character in three films including National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk that explores the hazards inherent in combat photography. In addition, Haviv regularly speaks about his work on television and radio such as ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, The Charlie Rose Show, Good Morning America, BBC, CNN and NPR.

Presented in conjunction with with Ron Haviv’s workshop Finding Your Visual Voice in Photojournalism. To learn more click here.

CPW
59 Tinker Street
Woodstock, New York 12498  [map]
Phone: 845-679-9957

Deadline June 22nd: LensCulture Emerging Talent Award 2014

LensCulture
Call for Entries: Emerging Talent Award 2014
REMINDER – Deadline: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:59 pm PDT

“LensCulture’s Emerging Talent Awards 2014 is an international competition to showcase outstanding emerging photographers — from all cultures, all points of view, with no age limit.

Our mission at LensCulture is to discover and share the best of contemporary photography. New and emerging photographers often make the freshest, most exciting work — but it’s hard to gain attention when you are relatively new and not widely known. That’s where we can make a big difference. We reach an audience of more than 500,000 — and with these awards, we want to highlight many emerging talents who deserve worldwide attention.

Jurors
Corey Keller, Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA
Olivier Laurent, Associate Editor, British Journal of Photography, London, UK
Sujong Song, Festival Director, Curator, Author, Daegu Photo Biennale,Seoul, Korea
Clare Grafik, Head of Exhibitions, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
Jim Casper, Editor & Publisher, LensCulture, Paris, France

Awards
The competition is designed to provide immediate exposure for talented photographers:

  • Every day, select entrants are chosen by our editors to appear on our public Competition Gallery and social media channels, seen by over 500,000 people worldwide. Enter now to be amongst the first considered for this special feature.
  • After the June 22nd, 2014 Midnight PT deadline, our jury will select five winners to each receive a $2,000 cash grant as well as the Top 50 photographers, all of whom will receive significant exposure on LensCulture’s site, social media channels, and in festival screenings around the world.
  • A number of top-rated finalists may still make the LensCulture Editors’ Cut and receive an invitation for a LensCulture Portfolio Account. This provides many on-going opportunities for exposure to our global audience of over 500,000.

Submission Guidelines
We are open to all genres of photography. All points of view. All corners of the world. If you are a photographer beginning to seek global recognition, show us your work!

Emerging photographers, regardless of their age, are encouraged to enter. We consider an “emerging” photographer as anyone who has not yet received significant international recognition. Currently enrolled students or 2014 graduates can enter the competition with a $20 discount on entry fees. There is not a separate student category, just a discounted fee for students. All entries are treated equally. Please see our FAQ for more details.

Please submit up to 10 photographs that work well together as a series — either as a visual narrative, or images that work well together in theme or style. Edit your selections carefully: winners will be judged on the strength of their submissions as unified groups of photos, not as individual photographs.

  • General Entry Fees: $55 for a related series up to 10 images, $5 for each additional image, no limit.
  • Student Entry Fees: $35 for a related series up to 10 images, $5 for each additional image, no limit.”

Visit www.lensculture.com/emerging-talent-awards-2014 for the full prospectus and to apply.

Deadline September 15th: CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University | The Honickman Foundation
Call for Entries: CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:59 pm EDT
Entry Fee: $70

Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University and The Honickman Foundation (THF), based in Philadelphia, co-sponsor this prestigious biennial prize for American photographers. The only prize of its kind, the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition is open to North American and Canadian photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work and who use their cameras for creative exploration, whether it be of places, people, or communities; of the natural or social world; of beauty at large or the lack of it; of objective or subjective realities. The prize honors work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose.

Winners of the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography receive a grant of $3,000, publication of a book of photography, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of the prizewinners. The winner will also be given a solo exhibit at the Center for Documentary Studies and the photographs will then be placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke University’s Rubenstein Library.

Judges
Sandra S. Phillips
, senior curator of photography at SFMOMA, will judge the seventh biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition in 2014.

Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator of the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, will serve as panel judge for the selection committee that chooses the semifinalists and finalists for the prize.

Eligibility
The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is open to North American citizens of any age who have yet to publish a book-length work, defined as a publication that focuses on the photographer’s work, contains more than 30 of the photographer’s images, and is sold through conventional book distribution channels.

The prize’s focus is on creating an opportunity for photographers who are engaged in the creation of a continued, active, and vital body of work to publish a first book. To this end, photographers who have a self-published, print-on-demand, or limited-edition book (with a print run of 100 copies or more) that is currently being promoted and sold on the Internet are not eligible for the award.

If you have self-published or been published in a limited edition, we require that you disclose this information in your artist’s statement and biography and send a copy of the publication. We additionally request that you submit an entirely new body of work for consideration or that no more than 5 images from the originally published body of work are included in the 40 images you submit.

Submission Guidelines
Submit applications and payment online to fbp.slideroom.com:

  • 40 photographs drawn from an ongoing or recently completed project, which represent a coherent body of work suitable for publication. At least twenty-five of these images must have been made within the last three years (from 2010 on). Those who have submitted work in a previous competition should be sure to include at least twenty new images in their application.
  • 1-page document with all 40 captions. Please include a separate caption list for all 40 images that provides information on where and when the picture was made.
  • 1-page artist’s statement. Provide context for the forty images, describe the larger body of work, including how long the project has been in progress, and how the photographs constitute a potential book.
  • 1-page biography or CV.”

For the full prospectus and to learn more about the prize visit: firstbookprizephoto.com.

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