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Call for submissions to “THE QUALITIES OF LIGHT” Flat File exhibition at the Center for Creative Photography open now through September 30th; on view November 19, 2019 – May 9, 2020.

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 https://ccp.arizona.edu/exhibitions-events/events/call-submissions-qualities-light

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.”
http://www.radiusbooks.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/612445495858189/

Deadline August 29th: Leica Women Foto Project | Award

Leica
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.

Prize
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 www.us.leica-camera.com 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: https://us.web.leica-camera.com/World-of-Leica/Leica-Women-Foto-Project/Leica-Women-Foto-Project-Award/Official-Award-Rules.

To apply visit: https://www.leicawomenfotoproject.com/submit/142411/leica-women-foto-project-award.

Deadline August 25th: 2nd Kyiv International Festival of Photo Books

2nd Kyiv International Festival of Photo Books
Deadline: Monday, August 25, 2019
Free to enter.

“This festival is for those who appreciate or are interested in artistic photography, modern or classical. Who wants to turn pages of various books with works of photo art, collected on one day at one place, or to buy a book, for yourself or for a gift. Who wants to chat directly with publishers of these books and photographers. Who wants to listen to thematic lectures or to join other events that will be held within the festival.

The central event of the festival is a fair of photo books from Ukrainian and foreign publishing houses, art galleries and book stores specializing in such literature, as well as directly from photographers who have published their art photo books.

Along with the fair, we will have an exhibition of private collections of photo books and photo magazines. The lecture hall will host lectures on photo books and photography and open presentations of photo book projects for all day. The festival will hold a review of photo book projects by experts as well. On the second floor of IZONE there will be a cafe.

The festival is conducted in partnership with IZONE Creative Community.

If you wish to take part in the festival with photo books, yours or that you sell, see the section Participants. You can also view the list of participants there.

If you have an idea / project of not yet printed photo book, and would like to present it publicly – we will provide you with such opportunity! For free! You will have a large screen and interested audience that can ask questions or give a critique back. Details here.”

Deadline July 31: 4th Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography 2019

Photo IS:RAEL
Call for Entries: 4th Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography 2019
Deadline: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 (early registration closes Monday, July 15)

Submission fee: $42 | $54 starting July 16

“The Meitar Award for Excellence in photography, a collaboration between PHOTO IS:RAEL and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund, will be awarded for the fourth time this year for a body of work that demonstrates excellence in the field of photography.

SHORT LIST
An independent jury will select 20 photographers for the shortlist. These photographers will be showcased in a group exhibition at the International Photography Festival in November 2019 in Tel Aviv . All works will be judged anonymously based on their originality and quality. 2018 Short List »

THE WINNER
The jury will choose the winner who submitted a body of work which in their opinion has the potential to form a part of an upcoming solo exhibition. The winner will receive a grant of $14,000, as well as a solo exhibition at the International  Photography Festival in Tel Aviv ,2020. The grant includes prize money of $2,500, a yearlong cooperation with a professional curator and the production of a solo exhibition at the 2020 International Photography Festival. 2018 Winner »

The jury will choose the body of work that in their opinion has the potential to form a part of an upcoming solo exhibition.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

  • All images must be in JPEG/JPG format, at least 1000 px on their long side and no bigger than 2mb each.
  • 6-12 images from one body of work. Judges are looking for a unique and interesting personal language expressed in a body of work. By the terms ‘body of work’ we are referring to a group of separate images united together around a particular theme, or a number of pictures that when shown together make up a cohesive whole.”

For the full prospectus, FAQs, and to view work from past award recipients, visit: www.photoisrael.org/meitar.

Deadline EXTENDED until July 19th: Critical Mass 2019

Photolucida
Call for Entries: Critical Mass 2019
EXTENDED! Deadline: FRIDAY July 19, 2019 (12:00 noon, PDT)
Submission fee is $75 for 7-10 images

“The aim of Critical Mass is to provide participants with career-building opportunities and to promote the best emerging and mid-career artists working today. Critical Mass is about exposure, connection, and community – as well as these notable awards!

Critical Mass began as a way to help photographers get their work into the conversation. In-person portfolio review events are a bigger expense and time commitment. We wanted to create an online platform that would make it easier and more efficient for photographers to promote their work to a wide selection of professionals in the field.

Critical Mass gets photographers’ work in front of 200 top museum curators, gallerists, publishers, editors, and media producers. That’s a lot of eyes. As an individual photographer, it’s difficult to make connections with professionals at this level – much less with 200 of them. In Critical Mass, photographers (from anywhere) submit a 10-image portfolio. The 200 finalists who proceed past the first, pre-screening round then have their work reviewed and voted on by the full panel of 200 jurors. It’s an unprecedented way to get your work in front of the right people!

Critical Mass 2019 awards include:

  • Blue Sky Solo Show Award
  • Robert Rauschenberg Residency Award
  • Publication in GUP International Photography Magazine
  • Critical Mass TOP 50 Exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art (Carmel, California – curated by Elizabeth Avedon)

Photolucida is pleased to award scholarships to Critical Mass to MFA program photography students – are you a faculty member with a nomination? Let us know by June 24th!

Submission Details

Pre-screening Round
Every submission is juried by our Pre-Screening Panel, a group of 25-30 museum curators, gallerists, publishers and more. Through this four-week process, the 200 finalists are announced and move on to the next round of jurying.

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. All finalists receive a copy of GUP #63, which highlights the work of a number of Critical Mass Finalists.

Jurors have the option of leaving comments for photographers.”

Read the full prospectus and apply at: www.photolucida.org/critical-mass.

Deadline July 15: The 2019 Arnold Newman Prize For New Directions in Photographic Portraiture

Maine Media Workshops+Colleges
Call for Entries: The 2019 Arnold Newman Prize For New Directions in Photographic Portraiture
Deadline: Monday, July 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM EDT
Fee: $55 per submission of 12 images

The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture is a $20,000 prize awarded annually to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in photographic portraiture. In addition to the winner, the jury selects three finalists each year who are invited to participate in an exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography.

The Prize is generously funded by the Arnold & Augusta Newman Foundation and proudly administered by Maine Media Workshops + College. The Griffin Museum of Photography hosts the annual exhibition of work by the winner and three finalists each October.

Prize
The jurors will select one (1) winner and three (3) finalists for the 2019 Arnold Newman Prize. The winner will receive $20,000. This prize is unrestricted and may be used however the winning artist wishes. The winner and three finalists will be officially announced in August 2019 and their work will be featured in an exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA from October 1 to 30, with an opening reception on October 10. Artists will be responsible for shipping framed (or otherwise exhibition ready) work to/from the Griffin.

The jurors for the 2019 Prize are:

  • Elizabeth Avedon, Photobook and Exhibition Designer, Writer, and Curator
  • Jessica Dimson, Deputy Photo Editor at The New York Times
  • Paula Tognarelli, Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography

What to submit:

  1. The core of your submission is a cohesive group of 12 images that are all a part of a single project, portfolio, or series focused on photographic portraiture
  2. Artist Statement about the series you are submitting (500 word limit)
  3. A brief bio telling us who you are as an artist (250 word limit)
  4. CV (uploaded in pdf format)
  5. A brief statement about how winning The Arnold Newman Prize would impact and further your career goals
  6. There is a $55 fee per submission. All fees are paid through Submittable and are non-refundable.”

For the full prospectus, to see past award recipients, and to apply visit: https://www.mainemedia.edu/life-at-mmwc/calls-for-entry/arnold-newman-prize.

Deadline September 13th: Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2019 (early bird deadline June 30)

Paris Photo | Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: PhotoBook Awards 2019
Deadline: September 13, 2019
Early bird deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2019

“Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.

What winners receive

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.

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.

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 2019 edition of The PhotoBook Review issue 017 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.

How to enter

  • Generate your submission form
  • Complete payment via picter.com
  • Send your photobook(s) with your submission form(s) to Aperture Foundation in New York

You will need to provide the following information for each book submitted:

  • 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
  • An image or render of the book cover (JPG file)

Entry Fees

  • First PhotoBook: $30 per book
  • PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher
  • Photography Catalogue of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher

From May 29, 2019 to June 30, 2019: Early Bird Special

  • First PhotoBook: $20 per project
  • PhotoBook of the Year: $50 for first project from a given publisher, $20 for each subsequent project from the same publisher
  • Photography Catalogue of the Year: $50 for first project from a given publisher, $20 for each subsequent project from the same publisher

Delivery of Books

All books must be received by Aperture’s New York office before September 13, 2019. This date does not include postmark. All entries must be physically received by this date and there will be no refunds if the books are not delivered on time. Books should be sent to:

Aperture Foundation
Attn: PhotoBook Awards
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Please note, books must arrive with their submission form to Aperture Foundation by September 13, 2019. You can print out your submission form on Picter. Detailed instructions to print the submission form here.

Juror information

The awards will be judged in two stages. An initial jury will meet in New York to select the shortlisted entries in both categories. The final winners will be decided by a separate jury that will meet in Paris immediately before Paris Photo begins. The initial jury will include representatives of both Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation, and the final jury will include neither. Each award winner will be chosen from the juried shortlist, all of which will be exhibited at Paris Photo. The fall 2019 issue of The PhotoBook Review (published by Aperture Foundation) will feature all of the shortlisted books. Following their display during Paris Photo, an exhibition of the thirty-five shortlisted books will travel to Aperture Gallery in New York and may be exhibited at other venues.”

For the full prospectus visit: https://contests.picter.com/photobook-awards-2019.

Early Bird Deadline May 31st: ICP / GOST First Photo Book Award

International Center of Photography | GOST Books
Call for Submissions: ICP / GOST First Photo Book Award
Early Bird Deadline: Friday, May 31
, 2019 | Submission Fee: $25
Deadline: Monday, September 2, 2019 | Submission Fee: $35

“The ICP / GOST First Photo Book Award aims to promote and support the work of previously unpublished photographers and artists through the production of a first book by the ICP / GOST imprint.

The winner will have their first book designed, edited, printed and published by the ICP / GOST imprint, including distribution, press and promotion with the opportunity to exhibit the work at a venue to be confirmed. The winner also receives a portion of personal copies of the book from the first print run.

The award is open to artists of any age, working in the medium of photography whose work has yet to be published in book form by a mainstream publisher. The Call for Entries is now open and will run until the 2 September 2019. The judges will be announced shortly and the shortlist and winner will be announced in the fall.

Submission Requirements
The submission must include:

  • A selection of 35-100 digital image files
    All images must be 1500 pixels on the long side and uploaded as JPG files.
  • Artist CV/Résumé
  • Statement about the work
  • Brief artist bio
  • Application fee.

For the complete prospectus and to apply visit: http://gostbooks.com/bookaward

Deadline May 20th: CANON Female Photojournalist Grant 2019

Visa Pour l’Image
Call for Submissions: CANON Female Photojournalist Grant 2019
Deadline: Monday, May 20, 2019
Entry is free

“For the ninteenth year in a row, Canon and Visa pour l’Image will be presenting the prestigious Canon Female Photojournalist Grant to an outstanding female photographer in recognition of her contribution to photojournalism.

This year’s festival features the exhibition of the 2018 grant-winner Laura Morton, on her project “University Avenue,” addressing income inequality in the California Bay Area in the shadow of Silicon Valley.

At the final evening show on Saturday, September 7, the 2019 winner will receive the grant which has prize money of €8000.”

For a list of past recipients and to download the contest rules and application form visit: www.visapourlimage.com/en/festival/awards-and-grants/bourse-canon-de-la-femme-photojournaliste.

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