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April 16th, Cincinnati: Artist Talk by Lucas Foglia

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© 2014 Lucas Foglia

Cincinnati Art Museum | University of Cincinnati, DAAP
Artist Talk by Lucas Foglia
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm

“Between 2006 and 2013, Lucas Foglia traveled throughout rural Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming, some of the least populated regions in the United states.  Frontcountry is a photographic account of people living in the midst of a mining boom that is transforming the modern American West.”

University of Cincinnati, DAAP 3410
Cincinnati, Ohio [directions]

April 15th, Tucson: Artist Talk by Rebecca Najdowski: Desert Pictures

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© 2014 Rebecca Najdowski

Center for Creative Photography
Artist Talk by Rebecca Najdowski: Desert Pictures

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

“In this presentation visual artist and writer Rebecca Najdowski will discuss how both the physical and conceptual terrains of the desert come to the surface in her artwork. This manifests in color analogue photograms, video, installation, and augmented reality interventions. In her practice she explores the potential of expanding photographic logic into other mediums through the creation of light installations and the engagement with materiality and limits of representation of photography and video. Najdowski uses the desert as a site to address notions of landscape, the sublime, phenomenology, perception, and the shifting territories of the intangible and the concrete. Currently, she is a Visiting Professor of Photography at the University of Arizona and the Artist Fellow at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson.”

Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

Deadline May 12th: Photographer’s Forum 34th Annual Spring Photography Contest

Photographer’s Forum
Call for Entries: 34th Annual Spring Photography Contest

Deadline: Monday, May 12, 2014, 11:59 pm EDT

“Established in 1977, Photographer’s Forum magazine is an award-winning quarterly publication dedicated to quality reproduction of photography in the United States and Canada. Each issue strives to facilitate communication and publication experience among emerging professionals.

Winning photographs will be published in the November 2014 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine.

Fee
Early Entry Date: April 14, 2014, 11:59 pm EDT, $4.95/image.
Final Entry Date: May 12, 2014, 11:59 pm EDT, $5.95/image.

First Place
$2,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine plus…
• Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM|Art lens (MSRP $1,160)
• Chimera OB2 PRO Kit #6024 (Octa 2 Beauty Dish reflector and Versi Octa Speed Ring) (MSRP $399)

Second Place
$1,500 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine plus…
• Sigma 18-250mm lens (MSRP $800)

• Manfrotto Professional Backpack 50 camera bag (MSRP $264)

Third Place
$1,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine

Fourth Place
Five $125 cash awards

100 Honorable Mentions
All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2014 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a gold embossed certificate of outstanding merit from Photographer’s Forum.”

To submit visit: pfmagazine.com/photography-contest/?idev_id=1006.

April 8th, NYC: Art + Business: Navigating the New Landscape, Panel Discussion

Parsons The New School for Design
Panel Discussion: Art + Business: Navigating the New Landscape
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, doors at 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.  Registration encouraged.

Michelle Bogre, Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons, lawyer, documentary photographer and author, moderates a panel discussion presented by the Parsons Institute for Intellectual Property.

Panelists:
Mona Kuhn, contemporary artist
Fabrice Nadjari, entrepreneur and photographer
Andrea Blanch, editor-in-chief of Musee Magazine
Michael Foley, gallery owner, Foley Gallery
Anna Walker Skillman, gallery director and curator, Jackson Fine Art

Sustaining a robust photograph practice today requires not just the obvious level of creativity, but a good hint of marketing, branding and social media management, a constant attention to new storytelling tools as well as a working knowledge of the gallery culture, dealer-artist relationships, copyright and contract law. What is the new landscape of photography? How do you sustain a vibrant practice? How can platforms such as Instagram or Facebook enhance a creative practice and its visibility? And in this ever-changing landscape, how have the relationships of the traditional players of the art world evolved?

To tackle these topics the Parsons Institute for Intellectual property (PiiP), brings together a panel of experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds in art and photography, the gallery world, modern law, social media and marketing who will discuss the things you need to know about how to navigate the various intersections of art, business and law.

Parsons The New School, Theresa Lang Center
55 W 13th Street
New York, New York  [map]

Deadline April 15th: Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Entries: Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography
Deadline: Tuesday, April 15, 2014,
midnight CDT
Application fee: $25

“The Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance to honor the life and work of Michael P. Smith, one of New Orleans’ most legendary and beloved documentary photographers.  The MPS Fund awards one $5000 grant annually to a Gulf Coast photographer whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a long-term cultural documentary project.

Both emerging and established photographers residing in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are eligible to apply. The subject matter for the proposed project is not limited to the Gulf Coast region.

Juror: Michael Famighetti, editor of Aperture magazine

Submission Guideline
In order to submit your application you will first need to create an Entry Thingy account.  Submit your application here.

  1. A portfolio of 20 to 25 images.
  2. Each image file must be in jpeg format at 72 dpi and 720 pixels wide (10 in). Save your images at the highest setting available (usually 10 or 12). Name your files with your last name, then first name, a title, and sequence number starting with 01. Example: Doe_Jane_The Farm_01.jpg, Doe_Jane_The Farm_02.jpg, Doe_Jane_The Farm_03.jpg. You must add caption information and the year that you created the image.
  3. A concise description of your work (2-4 sentences), limited to 260 characters maximum, which the jurors will see alongside your portfolio. The ‘Description of work’ will be asked for near the end of your entry process. It is not the project statement.
  4. A written project statement of not more than 500 words, explaining your project’s scope and significance. Please include your plans on how you would use the grant. A Word document should be copied and pasted into the ‘Statement’ box at the beginning of the application form.
  5. A biography or resume/CV of not more than 500 words, describing awards, publications and other career highlights. A Word document file should be copied and pasted into the ‘Resume’ box at the beginning of the application form.
  6. A $25 application fee will be directed through PayPal immediately after you have uploaded your application.”

To see the full prospectus and see previous winners go to: neworleansphotoalliance.org/grants/MPS_Fund/index.php.

 

Deadline April 1st: Crusade Engagement Grant

Crusade for Art
Call for Entries: Engagement Grant
Deadline: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

application Fee: $20

“Prodigious effort is going into programs and initiatives that create supply – opportunities to educate artists and help them create and exhibit work – which is resulting in a dramatic increase in the number of fine art photographers and huge volumes of their art.  Little support focuses on creating a demand for this art.  Demand is not keeping up with supply, and if not corrected, will create a huge imbalance where there is an abundance of art but no audience for it.  Crusade for Art is dedicated to cultivating demand for art.

Artists are on the front lines and are best positioned to be change-makers.

Crusade for Art aims to educate, inspire, and support artists to create unique, approachable programs that bring new audiences to art and allow them to engage with art in a meaningful way. By inspiring, mentoring, teaching, and funding, Crusade for Art will empower artists to focus on creating demand for art and thereby encourage systemic changes to create a new crop of art lovers, patrons, and collectors.

The centerpiece of Crusade for Art is a $10,000 grant that will be awarded to an individual photographer or group of photographers with the most innovative plan for increasing their audience and collector base. The unrestricted grant is created both to generate and highlight these innovations, and to underwrite the execution of the best idea.

A sizable financial award to artists who are creatively exploring this systemic problem of demand will put our greatest resource – the brainpower of our creative force, our artists – against this challenge and have the best chance of finding solutions.”

For details and to apply for this grant visit: crusadeforart.org/grant-guidelines

Deadline April 9th: Aperture Summer Open

Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Summer Open
Deadline: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Fee: Aperture Membership (Student $50 | Individual $75)

“In July 2014, Aperture Foundation will mount its first Aperture Summer Open, an open-submission exhibition for which all image-makers are eligible.

The theme of the first Summer Open is photography itself. New work may be entered in any genre, by any author, whether established or aspiring, professional or enthusiast, young or old. The photographs to be exhibited will be selected by Aperture’s executive director, Chris Boot.

Entry Requirements:

  • Membership with Aperture Foundation is the sole requirement for entry into the Summer Open. It also covers entrance into the 2015 Portfolio Prize. (Please note that subscription to Aperture magazine does not constitute membership with Aperture Foundation).
  • To purchase your membership, please visit aperture.org/join. Upon purchase, you will receive a unique entry code that will allow you to enter the Summer Open.
  • If you are already an Aperture Foundation Member, you will receive an e-mail containing a unique entry code that will allow you to enter. If you do not receive this code or are unsure of your current Member status, please contact summeropen@aperture.org.
  • Photographs entered should be contemporary (made within the last five years). They may be part of a series (some photo series may be selected for exhibition), or stand-alone photographs.

To complete your entry, you will need the following:

  • Your name, address, and phone number
  • The name your work should be credited to, if different from above
  • Between 1 and 10 images. The image-preparation specifications can be found here.
  • Date of photographs, plus (if relevant) caption or title
  • Final exhibition print sizes (paper sizes and image sizes)
  • Statement of up to 150 words about the work submitted (optional, but if photographs from a series are being submitted, series details will be helpful).”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.callforentry.org

March 27th, Tucson: “Penelope Umbrico: Photography as Subject”

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© 2014 Penelope Umbrico

Center for Creative Photography
Penelope Umbrico: Photography as Subject
A conversation with Kate Palmer Albers

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

Penelope Umbrico and UA art history professor Kate Palmer Albers will discuss the artist’s photo-based installations, video, and digital media works that explore the ever-changing technologies of image making, and the ever-increasing production and consumption of images on the Internet. Utilizing photo-sharing and consumer websites as an expansive archive, Umbrico navigates between producer and consumer, local and global, and the individual and the collective. Her works question the idea of the “democratization” of photography and media, where pre-scripted images, made with tools programmed to function in predetermined ways, undermine a claim to authorship, subjectivity and individuality. For Umbrico, all images within this emergent environment are evidence of something other than what they depict.”

Center for Creative Photography
Volkerding Print Viewing Room
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

March 26th, NYC: Panel Discussion “Robert Heinecken: Art and Pornography”

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Robert Heinecken (American, 1931–2006). Are You Rea #1. 1964–68.

Museum of Modern Art
Panel Discussion: Robert Heinecken: Art and Pornography

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm

“This panel, held in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, explores pornography in art as it pertains to Heinecken’s work and to visual culture in general over the last 40 years. Participants include film director and photographer Larry Clark, Sarah Nicole Prickett, editor of Adult magazine, and artists Marilyn Minter and A. L. Steiner. Moderated by Eva Respini, organizer of the exhibition and curator in MoMA’s Department of Photography.

Tickets ($15; $10 members and Corporate members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.”

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
11 West 53 Street
New York, New York  [directions]
Tel: (212) 708-9400

Deadline April 9th: The Fence 2014

Call for Entries: The Fence 2014
Deadline: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Entry Fee: $40 per series (6 images)

“Each year, THE FENCE – Brooklyn’s premiere summer-long, outdoor photographic exhibition – invites photographers from around the world to explore and define the meaning of community across cultural boundaries and geographical lines.  THE FENCE is a collaboration between United Photo Industries, Photo District News (PDN), Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Flash Forward Festival, and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) as they join forces to curate and produce this unique site-specific exhibition aimed at fostering conversations, and exploring new thematic directions in photography.

Armed with the task of curating such a large, public exhibition, we assemble a jury of more than 30 highly-respected photography professionals from around the world, who offer their time, energy and years of experience to curate this monumental outdoor exhibition – presenting the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world to a combined audience of over 1.5 million visitors each summer.

Submission Guidelines

  • There are 5 submission categories you may choose from that capture the essence of community: HOME, STREETS, PEOPLE, CREATURES, PLAY
  • All submissions will be automatically considered for all three FENCE locations (at no extra cost)
  • The FENCE is open to all photographers worldwide
  • All types of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged.
  • We are only accepting image series – no single images (sorry!)
  • Each image series can contain up to 6 images
  • The fee for each submission of an image series is $40 (USD)
  • You can submit the same image series across multiple categories
  • You can submit multiple image series to the same category
  • Images should be saved as JPG files
  • Images should measure 1400px on their longest side and saved at 72dpi (If it’s a wide photo, 1400 pixels across. If it’s vertically oriented, 1400 pixels tall)
  • Images should have a color profile of Adobe RGB (1998) or sRGB.”

Click here to submit and for the full prospectus.

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