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“The ICP / GOST First Photo Book Award aims to promote and support the work of previously unpublished photographers and artists through the production of a first book by the ICP / GOST imprint.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

Deadline May 31st: The 2019 Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant

Aaron Siskind Foundation
Call for Submissions: The 2019 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant
Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM EDT
Application fee: $25 USD

“The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $15,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field.

Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Students enrolled in a college degree program are not eligible to apply. Please note: students who will graduate before the 2019 application deadline are eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being considered for new awards.

Eligible Work: All forms of photographically based work regardless of subject matter, genre, or process are eligible. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work.

Fellowship recipients will be notified after the application review process is complete. Names of recipients and panelists will be announced shortly thereafter. The decisions of the Aaron Siskind Foundation and its designated judging panel as to who receives fellowship support will be final, private, and without appeal. As required by law, award funds must be used to further the artist’s creative endeavors. Recipients will be asked to provide a summary of the uses to which award funds are put. Award funds will be taxable to recipients in Tax Year 2019.

Submission Guidelines

  • Applicant Profile: Name and contact information
  • Work Samples: A portfolio of ten (10) digital images showing representative, recent work. If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical or installed nature, or aspects of detail, use one or more of the ten images for that purpose. Exactly ten (10) images must be submitted. The files must be:
    • Under 5MB each
    • One of the following file formats: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, or .tga.
    • Slideroom will resize images larger than 1280 x 1280 x 72 ppi to fit the system.
  • Text descriptors for each image: Title, Dimensions, Year, and Description. The “Description” box should be used for a short explanation or background information for each photo.
  • Artist Statement: (250 words maximum) The purpose of the Statement is to give the panel a better understanding of your work while they are viewing it. It should be very clear and concise, and relate to the specific works you are submitting.
  • Career summary, artist resume/CV, or short bio (500 words maximum)
  • Applications must be submitted through the Slideroom application portal at https://siskindfoundation.slideroom.com.”

For the complete prospectus and to apply visit: www.aaronsiskind.org/application.html.

Deadline April 19th: Candela Books + Gallery UNBOUND 8

Candela Books + Gallery
Call for Submissions: UNBOUND8
Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2019

“This annual summer group exhibition is the only open call we hold each year and is dedicated to featuring a wide range of photographic artworks and fine art photography and artists’ books from 40-50 fine art photographers. UnBound! generates opportunities and exposure beyond the traditional group or juried show by providing a collection opportunity for artists. 

During the exhibition, an annual gala event is held to raise funds, which allows Candela to purchase select works from the exhibition. Works acquired by the event proceeds are then added to the gallery’s Candela Collection. The mission of the Candela Collection is to support photographers through the purchase of original photographic work and to actively pursue opportunities to donate said works to notable permanent collections. The Candela Collection currently includes 62 photographic artworks and 11 fine art photography books.

Our hope is that photographers will support our UnBound! exhibition with their active participation just as we hope to support their work and careers in return. All accepted artists will have their artwork featured at Candela Gallery, a gallery space in the downtown arts district of Richmond, Virginia.

THERE ARE NO FEES TO SUBMIT!!

Deadline for Submissions:  April 19th, 2019
Notification of Acceptance:  May 6th, 2019
Accepted work should arrive at Gallery no later than:  June 21st, 2019″

For the complete prospectus and to apply visit: https://candelabooks.com/unbound8-call-for-submissions.

Deadline May 31st: The Photo Review 35th Annual International Photography Competition

The Photo Review
Call for Entries: 35th Annual International Photography Competition
Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019

“This year’s Photo Review International Photography Competition will be juried by noted critic, curator, and author Lyle Rexer. The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2019 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.

Because their work was seen in The Photo Review, past winners have been given one-person exhibitions, have had their work reproduced in other leading photography magazines, and have sold their work to collectors throughout the country.

Fees
An entry fee of $35 for up to three images, and $8 for each additional image, entitles all entrants to a copy of the full-color catalogue. In addition, all entrants may subscribe to The Photo Review for $36, a 20% discount. (Higher rates apply for non-US subscribers.)

All entries will be registered through Smarter Entry. Digital images can be uploaded using Smarter Entry here.

View Contest Rules.

Juror
Noted critic, curator, and writer Lyle Rexer will be the juror for the 2019 Photo Review Photography Competition. He is the author of several books on art and photography, including The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography (2009) and Photography’s Antiquarian Avant Garde: the New Wave in Old Processes (2002). In addition, he has published numerous catalogue essays and articles on art, architecture, and photography and contributed to such publications as The New York TimesArt in America, Aperture, Parkett, BOMB, and DAMn. As a curator, he has organized exhibitions in the United States and internationally, most recently The Edge of Vision, a selection of contemporary abstract photography. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York and is a columnist for Photograph magazine.

Awards

  • Prizewinners exhibited at the University of the Arts Photography Gallery, Philadelphia
  • Accepted entries reproduced in The Photo Review journal and on our website
  • Editor’s Selections exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries

Prizes

  • A $500 purchase prize from Haverford College
  • A $500 prize from Blue Flower
  • a Wacom Intuos tablet
  • a Lambert 12L camera bag from Cecilia
  • a 20″x24″ silver gelatin fiber print from Digital Silver Imaging
  • camera bags from ThinkTank Photo and Mission Workshop
  • “The Complete Photographer’s Set” from Tog Tees
  • several Kodak Printomatic Instant Print Cameras
  • a $200 gift certificate from Shades of Paper, a leading supplier of inkjet photo paper”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: http://www.photoreview.org/wordpressindex/2019-competition.

Deadline June 19th: The Print Center 94th Annual International Competition

The Print Center
Call for Entries: 94th Annual International Competition
Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2019
Entry Fee: $45 for 5 images

“The Print Center is very pleased to announce the 94th ANNUAL International Competition juried by Charlotte Cotton and Gretchen Wagner. Cotton is a curator of photography and author, she is Curator-in-Residence at the California Museum of Photography, Riverside and recently published Photography Is Magic (Aperture, 2015). Wagner is the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum and co-curator/co-author of Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now (Saint Louis Art Museum, 2018).

The ANNUAL is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in new and intriguing ways, both in content and process.

Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.

Jurors

  • Charlotte Cotton is a Los Angeles-based curator of photography and writer. She is Curator-in-Residence at the California Museum of Photography, Riverside and the author of Photography Is Magic (Aperture, 2015).
  • Gretchen Wagner is the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit http://printcenter.org/100/94th-competition.

Deadline April 24th: 10th Kassel Dummy Award 2019

FotoBookFestival
Call for Entries: 10th Kassel Dummy Award 2019
Deadline: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Fee: 36€ per book

“We are happy to announce our 10th KASSEL DUMMY AWARD in 2019! This year we again invite all photographers worldwide to take part and to send us their unpublished photobook mock-up for the KASSEL DUMMY AWARD contest. In a first round, the best 50 books will be shortlisted by a jury at the end of April 2019. These books will be exhibited at several international photo events. From the shortlisted titles, 3 winners will be chosen by an international jury during Photo España in Madrid in June 2019. The book that wins will be produced and published by our new festival cooperation partner MAS, the leading Turkish photobook printing and binding house from Istanbul, in cooperation with the Fotobookfestival Kassel. Any photographer from around the world can enter. There is a charge of 36 € per entry and book, with options for sending back the books you entered. Take your chance and take part with your book by 24 April 2019!”

To view previous winners of the award as well as the titles shortlisted click here.

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://fotobookfestival.org/produkt/kassel-da-2019-registration.

DEADLINE APRIL 9th: PhotoEspaña Portfolio Reviews

PhotoEspaña
Call for Entries:
Discoveries PHE19 Portfolio Reviews
Deadline: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Discoveries PHE is a professional meeting for photographers that will be held on June 3rd and 4th, 2019, coinciding with the Official Opening of PHotoEspaña, at the  headquarters of PIC.A Escuela Internacional Alcobendas PHotoEspaña, in the Miguel Delibes Space (Avenida de la Magia, 3. 28100 Alcobendas-Madrid).

Descubrimientos PHE offers the possibility for selected artists to have individual appointments with national and international experts, in order to create a space where photographers can:
Show your photographs to curators and editors
Receive individual advice for your work
Discover trends in the world of image
Share your project with a community of creators
Expand your professional network

How to participate?

  • Fill in the registration form, in all its fields
  • Upload photographs, up to a maximum of 15, in jpg format (700px on its shortest side and a maximum of 300kb).
  • There are no restrictions on technique, theme or year.
  • We recommend that the photographs belong to the same series.
  • It is required to pay the pre-registration fee (10 euros), non-refundable, following the steps of the form.

Selection
A jury will select the participants, a maximum of 70, and a waiting list. The organization will communicate by e-mail the result of the selection. The list will be available on PHotoEspaña’s website.

Registration
The selected photographers will receive a second communication with indications for:
– Pay the registration fee (240 euros) before 30 April 2019.
– Send a selection of 10 preferences from the list of experts; appointments will be made with at least 3 of those chosen.
– Each person will have a total of six appointments.

Portfolio review
– Each appointment will be 20 minutes, and will be organized with strict punctuality.
– Reviews will be in Spanish and English.
– Portfolios can be presented on paper or in digital format (it is necessary to bring the support).
– The organization will do its best to ensure that each photographer is interviewed with the greatest number of their preferences from the list of reviewers.
– Each photographer’s agenda will be sent before the start of review.

Dates
– Closing date: Tuesday 9 April 2019
– Announcement of selected participants: Thursday 25 April 2019
– Deadline of registration payment: Thursday 2 May 2019
– Portfolio Reviews: Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 June 2019
– Official Inauguration of PHotoEspaña: Wednesday 5 June 2019

Rates
– Non-refundable pre-registration: 10 euros
– Registration: 240 euros.
– Extra appointments: 30 euros

Registration includes:
– 6 individual appointments
– Invitation to the Official Inauguration of PHotoEspaña
– Festival Guide

 

Award
An external jury will choose the winner of Descubrimientos 2019 from among all the participants.  The winner will have an individual exhibition in the next edition of the Festival. 2018 winner was Roger Grases.

Grants and Opportunities
The Portuguese Embassy and the Instituto Camões offer two grants for two Portuguese photographers. Once the call ends and the participants are announced, among all the works received from Portuguese artists, a selection of two will be made. Those ones will be able to attend the activity without having to pay the registration fee (240 euros).

The Institut d’Estudis Baleàrics – IEB supports one more year the activity of Descubrimientos. Thanks to their collaboration, ten artists resident or born in one of the Balearic Islands will be able to participate with no registration fee, if they are selected, in Descubrimientos and attend all the activities and exhibitions that take place during the Opening week of the festival.

Futures is a new photography platform that pools the resources and talent programmes of leading photography institutions across Europe in order to increase the capacity, mobility and visibility of its selected artists.Futures is an initiative of the European Photography Platform.
If you are selected for Descubrimientos you can be one of the five artists that PHotoEspaña proposes for 2019″

For the list of reviewers, full prospectus, and to apply visit: http://www.phe.es/en/descubrimientos-phe19-open-call-open.

Deadline March 31st: Film Photo Award

Call for Entries: Film Photo Award
Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Fees: $35 Non-Students / $25 Students

“The Film Photo Award offers two award cycles per year, each providing three distinct grants of Kodak Professional Film to photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field and are motivated to continue the development of still, film-based photography in the 21st century.

The Film Photo Award is open to all emerging, established, and student photographers worldwide, 18 years old or older.

Awards
During each spring and fall award cycle, 3 film grants will be awarded:

  • New Project Award: applicants will select either 200 rolls of 35mm, 200 rolls of 120, or 300 sheets of 4×5 Kodak Professional film.
  • Continuing Project Award: applicants will select either 200 rolls of 35mm, 200 rolls of 120, or 300 sheets of 4×5 Kodak Professional film.
  • Student Project Award: applicants will select either 100 rolls of 35mm, 100 rolls of 120, or 150 sheets of 4×5 Kodak Professional film.

Juror
Aline Smithson
, Photographer and Editor-and-Chief of the daily web journal, Lenscratch.

Eligibility
Anyone 18 years old or older, worldwide.

Students must be currently enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time of submission. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. You do not need to be studying photography specifically.

Requirements
Detailed explanation of application materials here.

  1. Project Proposal
  2. CV, Resume, or Bio
  3. 10 Examples of Past Work
  4. Inventory List
  5. Submission Fee

Evaluation Criteria
Applicants will be considered on the basis of artistic excellence and the promise of future achievement. Submissions include 10 examples of past work, a proposal for a new or continuing film-based project, CV or Bio, & Inventory List.”

To see the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.filmphotoaward.com.

Deadline March 30th: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Artist Residency Program

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Call for Entries: 2019-2020 Artist Residency Program
Deadline March 30, 2019 at midnight EDT
Application fee: $25

“The intention of the PPAC Artist Residency program is to assist talented, self-directed and committed artists in the creation of work by providing necessary financial support, access to high-end facilities and proper technical assistance and education. Our hope is to create a transformative experience that enriches the individual artist and the community of PPAC.

Accepted artists will receive a $3,000 honorarium, will have printer and scanner hourly rental fees waived and will receive a $1,500 credit to be applied to ink usage fees and paper in the Artist Lab. If necessary, a $1,000 stipend will be provided for travel and/or housing.

The length of each individual residency is restricted to a month, but the timing is flexible. Artists should propose a project that fits within the residency term of June 1, 2019, to May 1, 2020.

The month-long residency should be used to advance your artistic practice in a meaningful way. Artists may submit proposals that include the continuation or completion of work already in process, or the creation of new work.

Accepted artists will be required to work collaboratively with PPAC to design two public program events. These programs are flexible and open to your interpretation and interests. Please do not include proposals for these events in your application.

Restrictions
Because the Artist Residency program is intended to support working artists, students are not eligible to apply.

Required Application Materials
All artists must propose a project within the month-long residency term. A letter of intent should clearly address the goals and expected outcomes of the residency, give a specific time frame, along with a preferred month of participation and should outline which lab equipment will be used. A separate artist statement should discuss your most recent work and should clearly outline your process and personal interest in making the work.

  • $25 application fee (to offset costs in accepting and reviewing application materials)
  • Letter of intent
  • CV
  • One page artist statement
  • 15 – 20 jpegs of work related to the intended project, or recent work
  • Please submit your application here.

Application materials will be reviewed by PPAC’s Artist Residency Committee. PPAC is unable to respond to inquires about the status of a submission, nor is the Artist Residency Committee able to offer feedback or reasoning for rejected submissions.

View current and past Artists in Residence here.”

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