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September 12 & 19, NYC: MVS Workshop at Aperture Foundation

This fall MVS will teach her first workshop for the Aperture Foundation at their Chelsea offices.

Mary Virginia Swanson: Securing Support for your Long-Term Project
Saturday, September 12, and Saturday, September 19, 2015
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., both days
Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, N.Y.

From the event website:

“Join Mary Virginia Swanson for a two-part workshop designed for photographers who would like to learn how to secure funding for a long-term personal project through drafting a successful proposal and budget, as well as learn how to build awareness for that project. The workshop will also explore various types of funding, as well as different approaches to expanding your audience.
On the first day, Swanson will present an extensive illustrated lecture, which provides an overview of public, private, and corporate support; the role of a fiscal agent; and how to navigate funding data. In addition, participants will learn about the importance of broadening awareness for their projects via public presentations, websites, and print and social-media marketing. At the end of the first session, participants will be assigned the task of producing a statement about their project, a budget, and a short list of potential funding sources.
During the second session, the group will discuss each participant’s project documents. The websites of each participant will be projected for discussion on enhancing project presence. Lunch will be served both days.”

http://www.aperture.org/workshops-classes/swanson2015/

Deadline July 28th: Photolucida’s Critical Mass 2015

Photolucida
Call for Entries: Critical Mass 2015
Deadline: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

“Registration is now open for Photolucida’s Critical Mass! Awards this year include the monograph award, a solo exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery, and a prestigious four-week artist’s residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Captiva Island estate. The Critical Mass Top 50 exhibition will be shown at a super-cool venue (TBA!), and will be curated by Alison Nordström.

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.

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 2015 are:

  • Monograph Award – One photographer will be chosen for Photolucida’s prestigious monograph award. A hardbound book of their work will be published, distributed, and shipped to all jurors and photographers in this year’s Critical Mass.
  • Artist Residency Award – One photographer will be chosen for a four-week residency 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, 2016.

Submission Details
Registration (opens on June 15th & closes on July 28th)
$75 ($90 for international submissions due to higher book shipping costs)

Finalists’ Round
The finalists will be announced at the end of August 2015. 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 (PDF) to learn how to prepare your submission. Then, visit the Critical Mass registration page to submit your work.”

To see the previous Top 50 selected artists visit: www.photolucida.org/critical-mass/top-50.

Deadline July 15th: NOPA’s 2015 Clarence John Laughlin Award

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Entries: Clarence John Laughlin Award
Deadline: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 11:59 PM CDT
Application fee $25 + NOPA membership $35 = $60

The Clarence John Laughlin Award was instituted by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) in 2010 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.

Juror
Dr. Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography, Harn Museum of Art.

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.

Application Requirements

  1. $25 application fee, to be directed through Paypal immediately after your application has been successfully uploaded.
  2. A portfolio of 10 – 20 images.  Images can originate in any format but must be submitted digitally through our online application process.
  3. Each image submitted should be in jpeg format, 12 inches on the longer side, sized at 72 pixels per inch, saved at the highest setting available (usually 10 or 12). Name your files with your last name then first name and image title using underscores to separate. Example: Doe_Jane_ImageTitle.jpg
  4. Each image submitted will also require a title, dimensions, materials (specifying print medium, i.e. toned silver gelatin print) and year created.  Each image file and its accompanying information will be entered and uploaded one at a time.  You will have the opportunity to review and rearrange the sequence of your portfolio after all files have been uploaded.
  5. A concise description of work, limited to 260 characters maximum, which will be visible to the juror alongside your image portfolio.
  6. A written statement explaining your images, process and intent, 500 words maximum.  A Word document should be copied and pasted into the appropriate area at the beginning of the application form.
  7. Biography or resume/CV.  A Word document file should be copied and pasted into the appropriate area at the beginning of the application form.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: http://neworleansphotoalliance.org/grants/CJL_Award/guidelines.php.

Deadline June 15th: The Photo Review Annual International Photography Competition

The Photo Review
Call for Entries: Annual International Photography Competition
Deadline: Monday, June 15, 2015
Fee: $35 for 3 images, $8 per additional

“The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2015 competition issue and on our website. Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. And Mr. Miller will select one photographer for inclusion in the summer group show at his gallery.

Juror
Laurence Miller, Director, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City

Awards

  • Prize winners exhibited at the University of the Arts Photography Gallery, Philadelphia
  • One photographer chosen for summer group show at the Laurence Miller Gallery
  • Accepted entries reproduced in The Photo Review journal and website
  • Editor’s Selections exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries

Specifications
All photographs, black and white, color, non-silver, computer-manipulated, etc., are eligible. The catalogue will be printed in full color. Submit files through Smarter Entry here, or submit unframed prints up to 17″x22″. (Prints larger than 17″x22″ may be submitted in a reduced size; original size will be noted.) Name and title or identifying labels must be attached to the back, upper left-hand corner of each print. Images submitted to Smarter Entry should be 1280 pixels in the longest dimension. If accepted, higher resolution images will be required for reproduction.

To prepare your images for online image submission, please adhere to the following image file specifications:

  • sRGB or RGB color space (standard) – NOT CMYK (typically used by printing industry)
  • 72 ppi resolution sized to 1,280 pixels on the longest side, the other size width or height proportional
  • 8 bit mode
  • JPG format, compression at level 7 (medium)
  • Label files with your last name-first initial-number (e.g.: WestonE01). Do not use characters other than a period preceding jpg in the file name. The following characters will lead to image uploading problems: ‘!@#$%^&*()_+.”

For the further details and the full prospectus visit: www.photoreview.org/wordpressindex/events/2015competition.

Deadline June 13th: Klompching Gallery’s Annual Summer Show “FRESH: The Wall/The Page/The Internet”

Klompching Gallery, New York
Call for Entries: FRESH: The Wall/The Page/The Internet

Klompching Gallery’s Annual Summer Show
Deadline: June 13, 2015 at midnight EST (Deadline WILL NOT be extended)
Fee: $45

“FRESH is the annual summer show produced and presented by the eponymous KLOMPCHING GALLERY. This year, FRESH is partnering with two innovative media enterprises: BLINK magazine and AT LENGTH online.

In 2015, FRESH will crossover from the wall to the page to the internet, reflecting the three ways in which photography is displayed, published and disseminated. It’s also gone global and is inviting submissions from photographers worldwide.

Curators
Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching, Owner of the KLOMPCHING GALLERY, NYC

What FRESH 2015 is looking for:
We are looking for the very best examples of new contemporary fine art photography. Submissions of single bodies of work with a consistent vision and originality—photography that is FRESH!

Eligibility
Open to all photographers worldwide.

Partners
BLINK magazine
At Length

Awards

  • THE WALL: Three to five photographers will be selected for a four-week exhibition, giving each artist the opportunity to show their work at the KLOMPCHING GALLERY in New York City, a highly regarded gallery for contemporary fine art photography.
  • THE PAGE: The exhibited photographers will be published in a feature in BLINK magazine, the acclaimed “go-to” magazine for contemporary photography, selected in 2012 as a “Tastemaker” by PDN (Photo District News).
  • THE INTERNET: The exhibited photographers will be interviewed in a special feature on At Length, the online culture magazine.
  • ADDITIONALLY: Ten additional photographers will be selected for the KLOMPCHING GALLERY’s “FRESH ONLINE SHOWCASE.”

To Enter FRESH 2015 please visit: www.klompching.com/FRESH2015/info.htm.

Deadline June 30th: LensCulture Emerging Talents 2015

LensCulture
Call for Entries: Emerging Talents 2015
Deadline: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11:59 PM PDT

Fee: $60 for up to 10 images ($35 for students & recent graduates)

“LensCulture’s Emerging Talent Awards 2015 is our 3rd annual call to discover the world’s best emerging photographers. Our international jury will select 50 outstanding emerging photographers — from all cultures, all points of view, with no age limit.

We invite you to enter one of the best opportunities for career-changing exposure to our global audience of over 1.4 million, worldwide recognition, an exhibition in San Francisco, projections at photo festivals worldwide, $20,000 in grants, and much more.

2015 Jurors

  • Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator of Photography, Guggenheim
  • Jon Jones, Director of Photography, The Sunday Times Magazine
  • María García Yelo, Deputy Director, PhotoEspaña
  • Ada Takahashi, Principal, Robert Koch Gallery
  • Sacha Lecca, Deputy Photo Editor, Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Todd Hido, Photographer
  • Mary Virginia Swanson, Advisor to Artists and Arts Organizations
  • Jim Casper, Editor-in-Chief, LensCulture”

For the full prospectus and to submit, visit: www.lensculture.com/emerging-talent-awards-2015.

Early Bird Deadline June 5th: Paris Photo & Aperture Photobook Awards 2015

Paris Photo & Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Photobook Awards 2015
Final Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2015
Early Bird Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2015

“Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the 2015 edition of The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

The First PhotoBook Prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first photobook is judged to be best of the year. The PhotoBook of the Year Prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year.

The Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize will be awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution(s) responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year.

Thirty-five shortlisted entries in total will be exhibited and the award winners will be announced at Paris Photo, November 12-15, 2015.

Entry Fees

  • First PhotoBook early bird discount: $30 $20 per book.
  • PhotoBook of the Year early bird discount: $60 $50 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 $25 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher.
  • Photography Catalogue of the Year early bird discount: $60 $50 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 $25 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher.”

To see the 2014 Photobook Award winners, click here.

For the full prospectus visit: http://www.aperture.org/photobookawards/entry-details.
To submit visit: http://aperture.awardsengine.com/submitentry.

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
Call for Entries: Black & White National Juried art show
Deadline: Wednesday, June 10, 2015, midnight
(Early Bird, May 26)

“We are excited to announce our second Black & White National Juried art show, opening August 1, 2015.  And again this year, we are privileged to have another of NY’s art elite as our juror, Christiane Paul, a curator of Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art.  With her guidance, we look forward to another spectacular show.

Eligibility
​This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D media, including film/video w​hen part of an installation.​All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. Note: Crafts, kit work or reproductions of original works in other media (such as giclee), unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered.

Awards

  • BEST of SHOW GOLD: $1000​ – At the Opening Reception, the artist whose work is juried as ‘Best of Show’ by Christiane Paul will receive a $1000 cash prize.
  • BEST of SHOW SILVER:​ $​500 – A​t the Opening Reception, the artist whose work is juried ‘Best of Show Silver’ by Christiane Paul will receive a $500 cash prize.
  • PEOPLES’ CHOICE: $250 – T​he artist whose work is voted ‘Best’ by attendees during the course of the show will receive a $250 cash prize. CURATORS’ CHOICE: $250: – The artist whose work the Show Curators choose for excellence will receive a $250 cash prize.
  • CERTIFICATE of RECOGNITION: $1000 – $​100​ e​ach​ f​or ten winners. All selections will be made by the juror, Christiane Paul.

Submissions & Fees
​Only original works may be submitted. Works may be submitted in one or multiple media.
Early Bird Submissions (through midnight, May 26, 2015): $45 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.
Submissions between May 27 ​and midnight June 10, 2015: $65 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.”

For the full prospectus visit: http://bwac.org/2015/04/black-white-2015.

Deadline May 25th: LACDA 2015 “Top 40″ Juried Competition

LACDA
Call for Entries: LACDA 2015 “Top 40″ Juried Competition
Deadline: Monday, May 25, 2015

Fee: $35 for 3 files.

“Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) announces an open call for our juried competition featuring digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of 2D artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. This call is international, open to all geographical locations.

Forty artists and photographers will be selected! The selected winners receive one print up to 24×36 on museum quality paper to be shown in an international group exhibition in our gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists. Multiple entries are permitted, separate entry fee required for each set of three images submitted.

Juror: Joanna Szupinska-Myers, Curator of Exhibitions, California Museum of Photography.”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: http://lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html.

May 28th, NYC: An Evening with Emmet Gowin

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© 2015 Emmet & Edith Gowin

The Morgan Library & Museum
Artist Talk: An Evening with Emmet Gowin
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $15 | $10 for Members | Free for students with valid ID

“Photographer Emmet Gowin talks about his creative evolution over five decades, the genesis of the exhibition Hidden Likeness, and his experience integrating his art with the Morgan’s collections.

The exhibition Hidden Likeness: Photographer Emmet Gowin at the Morgan will be open at 5:30 pm for program attendees.”  The exhibition will be on view May 22 – September 20, 2015.

The Morgan Museum & Library
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, New York 10016  [map]

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