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Deadline: January 21st: MACK First Book Award 2019

MACK
Call for Submissions: First Book Award 2019
Deadline: Received by 21 January 2019

“The First Book Award is a photography publishing prize open to photographers who have not previously had a book published by a third party publishing house (this does not include self-published print on demand projects).

The award was established in 2012 to support emerging photographers. The call for submissions emphasises a predilection for projects conceived in book form: works that find a voice through the book.

From 2012 to 2018, the award was not an open submission; each year, a diverse array of international nominators were asked to recommend suitable projects.

Submissions for the First Book Award 2019 are not limited to nominated projects and the award is open to all emerging artists who wish to submit a coherent book project. Please see the Submission Guidelines page for further details.

Previous winners include: Anne Sophie Merryman (2012), Paul Salveson (2013), Joanna Piotrowska (2014), Ciarán Óg Arnold (2015), Sofia Borges (2016) and Emmanuelle Andrianjafy (2017).

GUIDELINES

The First Book Award is a photography prize for photographers and artists who have not previously had their work published by a third party publishing house. This does not include self-published books or print-on-demand projects.

  • Submissions must consist of coherent book projects and not portfolios of images in book form.
  • Any text within the book must be supplied with an English translation.
  • All submissions must be received as paper book dummies. Digital submissions in the form of PDFs, ebooks or apps will not be considered.
  • All submissions must either be unpublished or self-published book projects. Books that have already been published by a third party publishing house will not be considered.
  • Submissions received after January 21, 2019 will not be considered for the prize.

Please include your current email address, contact details and address as part of your submission.

Book dummies will only be returned if packaging and prepaid postage is included. Books will be returned in April 2019, after the shortlist has been announced. Neither MACK nor any of the sponsors will be held responsible for loss or damage to books submitted.

Please send submissions to: First Book Award, MACK, Studio E, Ground Floor, Emperor House, Dragonfly Place, London SE4 2FL

For all enquiries: fba@mackbooks.co.uk.

AWARD

  • A panel of judges will together assess all submitted dummies, shortlisting ten. From the shortlist, a single project will be chosen as the winner to be published by MACK.
  • The winning project will be announced at the opening of Photo London at Somerset House, London, in May 2019 and the book will be published in time for that announcement.
  • The winning artist will exhibit their work in a special display devoted to their work at Photo London 2019, in an exhibition to coincide with the award announcement.

JUDGES

  • Sarah Allen
    Sarah Allen is a photography specialist. She is Assistant Curator at Tate Modern where she curates displays and exhibitions as well as researching acquisitions for the international collection. Her most recent project was Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art. She has also curated the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize nominated presentation of Mark Ruwedel at Tate (2018) as well as Martin Parr (2018), Workers Photography (2018), Daido Moriyama (2017), Kaveh Golestan (2017) and Gyorgy Kepes (2017). She has a specialist focus on photobooks and is curator of the Martin Parr photobook collection.
  • Emma Bowkett
    Emma Bowkett is Director of Photography at the Financial Times FT Weekend Magazine. Joining in 2009, she was integral to the small creative team who reworked the visual language of the magazine for the 2010 re-launch. Emma has curated exhibitions for the Triennale der Photographie Hamburg, Peckham 24 in London and in 2018 co-curated PhotoEast festival. She is a visiting university lecturer, and regularly participates at international portfolio reviews, festivals, art fairs and awards.
  • Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa
    Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is a photographer and a writer who has contriubted essays to publications by Vanessa Winship, George Georgiou, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Marton Perlaki and Paul Graham. He has been an artist-in residence at Light Work, guest edited the Aperturn Photobook Review, and written for Aperture, FOAM, the Barbican, The Photographer’s Gallery and Rutgers University Press. His debut monograph, One Wall a Web, was published by ROMA Publications in 2018. He has lectured at Yale, Cornell, New York University and The New School.
  • Polly Fleury
    Polly Fleury is Director of Special Projects at the Wilson Centre for Photography where she works closely with museums, artists, galleries and publishers bringing historical and contemporary photography to public view.
  • Michael Mack
    Michael Mack is the publisher of MACK.”

For the full prospectus and to view past winners visit: www.firstbookaward.com

Deadline January 28th: Art+Science

A Smith Gallery
Call for Entries: Art+Science
Deadline: Monday, January 28, 2019
Entry Fee: $38 for the first 5 images, $7 per each additional image.

“Has photography ever really been disconnected from Science? From the invention of the pinhole camera about one thousand and twenty years ago by the Arab mathematician, physicist, and Astronomer, Ibn al-Haytham, up to today’s use of radiology to produce works of art, science and art have been inseparable. Photography is the perfect intersection of Art and Science.

JUROR: Linda Alterwitz
Alterwitz is an interdisciplinary artist with diverse interests in the fields of medical research and the natural environment. Her work encourages an awakening of the senses toward a subtle shift of consciousness, offering people a connection with the unseen.

“The Art and Science movement is not new, yet its reach is currently building momentum. More than producing aesthetic images derived from scientific data, science-inspired artists find connections that reflect a common purpose – one that integrates the authenticity of science and the communicative power of art. The sci-art movement promotes dialogue and offers a platform in hopes of improving the world in which we live.

I am the writer and editor for the Art + Science column on Lenscratch Magazine in which I showcase work by photographers who address a genre of photography that lives at the intersection of art and science.  Up to 33 of the final selections to this call will be featured in a Lenscratch post highlighting this Art + Science exhibition.”  —Linda Alterwitz

Awards
Juror’s Selection – $325.00
Director’s Selection – $250.00
Visitors’ Award – $100.00
Discretionary Honorable Mentions – each receiving an exhibition catalogue
Up to 33 of the final selections will be featured in a LenScratch Art+Science post.

Eligibility
Submissions are open to all photographers both professional and amateur. International entries are welcomed.   Work previously exhibited in the gallery or featured on the blog are not eligible.

Submission Guidelines
Digital images should be:

  • 1000 pixels on the longest side saved in JPEG format at 72 ppi.
  • Each image should be labeled with consecutive numbers followed by your name, i.e. 1FirstName_LastName.jpg. The number should correspond with the number on the application form
  • Each entry should have both diptych images included.  If you are not able to put them in the same digital file, please contact amanda@asmithgallery.com for assistance. 
  • Please do not watermark your images. 
  • If you need help sizing your images, please follow this link https://convert.town/image-dpi
  • Online: Fill out our online application to apply, send images, and make payment with Paypal.
  • You will receive an email confirmation upon receiving the entry and payment. You can also fill and submit the online application, print out your confirmation email, and mail it with a check for your fees to the address below. 

Submission by mail: Please prepare a submission form with your name, address, email address and phone number along with a list of the titles and printing process of each entry.  The number of each title should correspond to the image number on the CD.  CD’s and submission form should be mailed to:

A Smith Gallery
P O Box 175
Johnson City, TX 78636

The gallery will send an email confirmation upon receiving the entry and payment.

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://asmithgallery.com/salon-call-for-entry.

Deadline December 10th: 2019 New York Portfolio Review

New York Times Lens Blog
Applications Now Open for the 2019 New York Portfolio Review
Deadline: Monday, December 10, 2018, 11:59 PM EST

“It takes time, passion and obsession to make great work. But you also need the opportunity to have your work seen in the first place. And since we at Lens believe only the quality of work should matter — not your connections or bank account — we are again bringing together 160 talented photographers with 75 top photo editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners and video producers, for the 7th annual New York Portfolio Review on March 30 and 31 in New York City.

Applications are now open for the free (as always) review, which is produced by The New York Times Lens column, the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York and United Photo Industries. Participation is open to anyone over 18 years old, and all types of photography will be considered. But remember, the deadline is Dec. 10 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Now a mainstay of photo events in the United States, the review convenes the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other — and have fun.

The first session, on Saturday, March 30, will be for photographers 21 and older. Each participant will receive six private critiques. The second session, on Sunday, March 31, will be solely for photographers 18 to 27 and will consist of at least four private critiques for each participant, as well as free workshops on how to best present, promote and publish photographs. We will screen all applicants and choose 100 participants for Saturday and 60 for Sunday.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/lens/applications-open-for-the-2019-new-york-portfolio-review.html.

Application Deadline EXTENDED to January 28th: “Your Work & Its Audience: Making the Match” with MVS & Special Guests in NYC

YOUR WORK & ITS AUDIENCE: MAKING THE MATCH

With Mary Virginia Swanson & Special Guests
New York City, May 5 – 11, 2019
Hosted by La Luz Workshops

Application Deadline EXTENDED to Monday, January, 28, 2019

There are only a few spots left for this workshop. If you are interested in joining us, please apply as soon as possible.

This workshop is for photographers who wish to increase their awareness about today’s diverse markets for imagery and gain a broader understanding of how to reach their target audiences.

Through a series of illustrated lectures, individual sessions, and conversations with some of the leading industry professionals today, you will learn about the nuances of editing your work for multiple presentations, fine art print sales, exhibition opportunities, securing commissions to make new work, as well as other essential topics.

Together, we will look at where your work is now and where it can be.

If you are interested in joining us, please APPLY TODAY.

OUR SPECIAL GUESTS ARE…
Elizabeth Krist – Photo Editor, Reviewer, Independent Curator (Monday & Tuesday)

Joan Liftin – Photographer, Photo Book Editor, Educator (Tuesday)

Esa Epstein – Executive Director and Curator at sepiaEYE Gallery (Wednesday)

Jane Yeomans – Photo Editor at Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine  (Thursday)

Taia Kwinter – Managing Editor at Aperture Foundation (Friday)

To learn more about this workshop and what YOU will learn from Mary Virginia and her line-up of industry experts, check out La Luz’s YouTube channel here.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Photographers who are serious about their work, whether they are working professionals or one day aspire to be, those who wish to increase their awareness about today’s diverse markets for imagery and those who wish to gain a broader understanding of how to reach their target audiences.

Deadline October 25th: New Orleans Photo Alliance CURRENTS 2018

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Entries: NOPA Members Showcase CURRENTS 2018
Deadline: October 25, 2018, 12 am/midnight CST
Fee: $25 + NOPA Membership

“New Orleans Photo Alliance members are invited to submit work for consideration in CURRENTS 2018. The exhibit will open on December 7 at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in conjunction with the 2018 PhotoNOLA Festival.

RELEVANT DATES
Deadline: October 25, 2018, 12 am/midnight CST
Notification: November 10, 2018
Receipt of artwork: Nov 27, 2018
Installation of exhibition: December 3 ~ 5, 2018
Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2018 ~ February 15, 2019
Opening Reception & Juror’s Talk: Friday Dec 14, 5-7pm
Exhibition closes: February 15, 2019

JUROR
Anjuli Lebowitz is an exhibition research associate in the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, where she works on exhibitions and publications. Previously, she was a Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow in the department of photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she curated Faith and Photography: Auguste Salzmann in the Holy Land. Anjuli earned a Ph.D. from Boston University, an M.A. from CUNY Hunter College, and a B.A. with honors from Williams College.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
> Open theme
> Submit 5-10 jpegs, from a cohesive body of work
> Artist statement + brief project description are also required
> All art submitted must be original work, created by the applicant
> $25 application fee to be directed through Paypal immediately after your application has been successfully uploaded.
> New Orleans Photo Alliance reserves the right to use selected images in web and print for exhibition related publicity purposes; NOPA will properly credit the photographers
> Images exhibited in previous CURRENTS exhibitions are not eligible for submission

ELIGIBILITY
Submission is open to all current members of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Applicants may join at time of entry. You will need to create an Entry Thingy account in order to participate in this Call for Entries.

Questions, please email: currents@neworlensphotoalliance.org or seth@neworelansphotoalliance.org”

To apply visit: https://neworleansphotoalliance.org/currents-2018.

Deadline November 5th: Clarence John Laughlin Award

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Submissions: Clarence John Laughlin Award
Deadline: Monday, November 5, 2018
Application fee: $25

“The Clarence John Laughlin Award was created 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.

The Clarence John Laughlin Award annually grants one $5000 prize and an exhibition in the NOPA gallery to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

Both emerging and established photographers residing in the U.S. may apply. There are no restrictions on subject matter or genres.

2018 Juror: Marcela Correa, Independent Curator, New Orleans, LA.

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.

Work Samples
Applicants must submit a portfolio of 10-20 image files representing a cohesive body of work. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to build a strong series of images. If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical nature, you may use one or more of the required images for installation or detail views.

Written Statements
Applicants must submit a written statement explaining their images, process and intent. The purpose of the statement is to give the juror a better understanding of your work while they are viewing it. Your statement should be clear, concise and relate to the work samples you submit. Applicants will also be required to submit a bio or resume and a brief “description of work” summary.

Judging Criteria
The main criteria for selection will be the strength of the applicant’s portfolio and written statement.”

For the full prospectus visit: https://neworleansphotoalliance.org/2018-clarence-john-laughlin-award-application-guidelines.

Deadline October 22nd: Vox Populi 2019 Guest Artist & Exhibitions Open Call

Vox Populi
Call for Entries: 2019 Guest Artist & Exhibitions Open Call
Deadline: Monday, October 22, 11:59pm EDT
Fee: $35 for

About The Open Call
“During its 30th year of existence, Vox Populi is pleased to announce our annual open call to guest artists, curators and collaborators to extend and challenge their artistic practice. We are seeking applications for exhibitions by national and international artists, curators, and collaborators from outside the larger Philadelphia area and without commercial representation, who want to find new audiences.

Vox Populi is interested in proposals that take place in experimental media and employ alternative methodologies, pushing boundaries in terms of form and content. We seek work that takes risks, is ambitious, timely, and experimental.

Vox Populi accepts applications for solo exhibitions by individuals or collective proposals to show in one of our four gallery spaces. We cannot accept requests for a specific gallery. Selected guests are expected to arrange for their installation and de-installation. Upon acceptance, the work(s) must be ready and available to exhibit in 2019. Vox Populi’s membership will select and group submitted projects. Selected proposals will receive an honorarium of $500.

All the artist collectives at Vox will be reviewing the applications for this guest artists call. More information on past and current work Vox has supported can be found in our exhibition archive.

Application Timeline
Deadline: Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11:59pm
Notification: November 2018
Exhibitions: two month exhibitions TBA 2019

Submission Guidelines
Artists can submit available works (1-10 work samples) for exhibition or specific proposals; site-specific installation proposals for new works must include images of previous works or installations.

Please note, this is an opportunity for artists, curators and collaborators living outside of the greater Philadelphia region to gain exposure with a Philadelphia audience. Vox Populi will only consider applications outside of a 50 mile radius from the city.”

For the full prospectus and to see a floor plan of the exhibition space go to: http://voxpopuligallery.org/news/now-accepting-guest-artist-applications-for-2019

The application is available via Slideroom.

CLICK! Upcoming opportunities in Durham NC during Click!120

CLICK!120 Photography Festival
October 3-7, 2018

Click!120 in Durham, NC is quickly approaching.  There are some great opportunities to sign up for before the festival begins on October 3rd.

Visit their website for other lectures, exhibitions and more during Click!120. https://clickphotofest.org


Click!’s Last Call for Entries:  Photo Book Exhibition 
Deadlines: Online entry due September 28th | Book Delivery due October 1st
Entry fee: $35 per book entered

“The Click! Photography Festival is pleased to announce our first Click! Photo Book Exhibition. Winners will be exhibited at Horse & Buggy Press during the Click! Photography Festival on October 6th between 11 and 1. Entries will be eligible for one of three purchase awards given by the Joseph C. Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Books should be self-published or hand made and primarily photographic in nature, though other mediums are allowed. Submissions should be books of your own work or a collaboration.

Online entry forms with payment should be completed by September 26th. Please indicate the sales price of the book, or if it is not for sale. 20% of book sales will go to Horse & Buggy Press. Books should be shipped to Horse & Buggy press in order to arrive by October 1.”

Full prospectus: https://clickphotofest.org/call-for-entries/photo-book-exhibition/


Click! Academy – Few spaces remain:

Projects in Progress: A Group Session with Mary Virginia Swanson
October 4, 9:30 – 11:45 am
Registration Fee: $65

“10 photographers in succession will share their project-in-progress in print form (not digital) during a 10 – minute open discussion with MVS.

In this group format, each photographer will tell MVS briefly and succinctly:

  • What the project is about.
  • Who the target audience is.
  • What the status of production is – early phase? in progress? Nearing completion?
  • What your preferred final format is for the project (i.e. exhibition, publication, dedicated website etc.).
  • MVS will share her response to the work and ideas for moving your project forward.
  • When not presenting their work all participants are invited to observe the discussions she has with each of the with other participants.
  • All 10 accepted participants will receive an email from MVS on how to best prepare for their session.
  • Register here.

Note: This session limited to a total of 10 participants is a companion to the public seminar: From Concept to Audience: THE LIFE OF A PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT also at the Durham Arts Council from 12:30pm – 2:30pm on Oct. 3rd. RSVP required for From Concept to Audience.

Thursday, September 6 at 10 AM CST: PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review Registration Opens

PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review 2018: Registration opens/closes this Thursday, September 6 at 10:00 AM CST (sharp!)

Participation in this portfolio review is filled via an on-line system on a first-come, first-served basis, and it takes about 5 minutes to process the registration of 70 photographers (+ a small waiting list). This year’s roster once again reflects the diverse opportunities for photographs today, from curators at public and corporate collections, sage international AIPAD-level gallerists and private collectors, photo editors, photo book publishers, heads of non-profit spaces that make a difference in their communities and more.

During the broader Festival there will be fantastic exhibitions on view at both the Ogden, NOMA and local galleries, curator walk-throughs, one-day workshop offerings, my annual education seminar – this year tacking strategizing a social media plan for marketing your work – a ride range of programming for your benefit. You can’t decide to attend later – it will fill within minutes of registration opening this Thursday at 10 a.m. Central time. See you there?

Deadline October 1st: Photography and Social Justice – Magnum Foundation

Magnum Foundation – Photography and Social Justice 

Magnum Foundation Application Form 

Deadline: Monday, October 1st, 2018 

“Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program expands diversity and creativity in the field of documentary photography through capacity-building and critical explorations of photography and social change.

Each year, the program supports a diverse, international group of Photography and Social Justice Fellows who are passionate about challenging injustice, pursuing social equality, and advancing human rights through photography. With New York City as a cultural resource, the program provides space for interdisciplinary experimentation, mentored project development, and cross-cultural, critical discourse at the intersection of photography and social justice. During the program, Fellows work on projects in their home communities* with support from Magnum Foundation’s mentors.

CRITERIA:

• Early-career documentary photographers, artists, and photojournalists

• Activists who use photography in their change-making practice

• Journalists who would like to deepen their engagement with photography

• Scholars who incorporate images and image-making in their research and scholarship

• Preference is given to those who have not had previous opportunity to do a formal course of study in photography at the university level.

• Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English. All instruction will be in English and there will be no simultaneous translation for instruction or discussion during the course sessions.

• We are especially seeking applications from people of color, women, individuals who are part of social, political, or cultural groups who are currently or historically oppressed or excluded, and individuals who are LGBTQ or non-binary. Refugees are welcome to apply.”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: https://www.magnumfoundation.org/news/2018/8/1/open-call-photography-and-social-justice-fellowship

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