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Deadline November 19th: 2020 New York Portfolio Review

The New York Times photo department | Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York | United Photo Industries
Call for Applications: 2020 New York Portfolio Review
Deadline: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11:59 PM EDT

From James Estrin of the New York Times:
“We will once again bring together 110 talented photographers with 75 top photo editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners and video producers, for the 8th annual New York Portfolio Review on March 27, 28 and 29, 2020 in New York City.

We will screen all applicants and choose 110 participants who will all attend all three days. This year there will be travel grants to assist between 15 and 20 participants to attend the review, thanks to the generosity of Prince Claus Fund, Open Society Foundations, and The Chris Hondros Fund. Once the participants are chosen those that wish to apply for financial assistance will have the opportunity to do so.

Participation is open to anyone over 18 years old, and all types of photography will be considered. Please note: Photographers who attended last year’s review are not eligible to apply. Those who attended once in previous years can apply for this year’s review, but they must submit new work. Those who have already attended the review twice cannot apply.

To Apply
To enter, submit no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects, using the form on this page. The files should be JPEGS, 1,200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I.

We will inform those who are accepted by Dec. 18, 2019. Be sure to triple-check the email address you submit.”

For the complete prospectus, list of reviewers and to apply visit:

Deadline October 29th: Silver Eye Fellowship 20

Silver Eye Center for Photography
Call for Entries: Silver Eye Fellowship 20
 Deadline: Monday, October 28, 2019, 11:59 pm EDT

“Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 20, our annual international photography competition. Winners receive a cash award and a solo exhibition with free Lab @ Silver Eye production support for their show. Winning exhibitions will take place in the summer of 2020. The Fellowship Award recognizes a rising talent or established photographer from anywhere in the world, and the Keystone Award is given to an exceptional photographer living or making work in the state of Pennsylvania.

Julie Crooks, Assistant Curator, Photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario and the Keystone Award Juror is Dan Leers, Curator of Photography at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

All U.S. and international amateur and professional photographers, age 18 and older at the time of submission, may apply. Silver Eye staff and their relatives, board members, current interns, and past Fellowship winners are not eligible to apply. Only residents of Pennsylvania or photographs made in Pennsylvania are eligible for the Keystone Award.


  • Fellowship Award: Summer 2020 Solo exhibition at Silver Eye + $3,000 cash prize 
  • Keystone Award: Summer 2020 Solo exhibition at Silver Eye + $1,500 cash prize 
  • Honorable Mentions: Six honorable mentions with online features

  Entry Fees

  • General Submissions are $50 for one (1) submission of 20 images to Fellowship 20
  • Current Lab @ Silver Eye Members submission are $10 for one (1) submission of 20 images to Fellowship 20
  • Additional entries of 20 images are $25 each”

For the complete prospectus visit:

To apply visit:

Deadline October 1st: Currents 2019 – NOPA Members Showcase

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for entries: Currents 2019 – NOPA Members Showcase
Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Submission Fee: $25
Submission Fee + NOPA Membership: $60

From NOPA’s website:

“Photographers are invited to submit work for consideration in CURRENTS 2019. CURRENTS is an annual exhibition which highlights the diverse photographic work being created by New Orleans Photo Alliance members. The exhibit will open in December at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in conjunction with the 2019 PhotoNOLA festival.

Curator: Jon Feinstein, photographer, curator, writer, co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation and content director at The Luupe.

Submissions are open to all current New Orleans Photo Alliance members, and applicants may join at time of entry. However, we ask that you do not enter if your work was accepted for CURRENTS 2018, or resubmit any images that have been featured in previous Currents exhibitions. Different images from a previously featured series are eligible. Please note that selected artists typically have multiple pieces accepted into the show.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Open theme.
  • Submit 5-10 jpegs, from a cohesive body of work.
  • Artist statement + brief project description are also required.
  • You will have to create an account through EntryThingy in order to submit your entry.
  • All art submitted must be original work, created by the applicant.
  • New Orleans Photo Alliance reserves the right to use selected images online and in print for exhibition-related publicity purposes; NOPA will properly credit the photographers.
  • Accepted works should be presented professionally, wired and ready to hang.


  • Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Notification: October 15, 2019
  • Receipt of artwork: Nov 25, 2019
  • Installation of exhibition: Dec 2-5, 2016
  • Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2019 – February 9, 2020
  • Opening Reception & Juror’s Talk: Friday, December 13, 5-7 pm
  • Take down: Feb 10, 2020.”

For the complete prospectus and to apply visit:

PhotoNOLA! Registration opens Thursday, September 12th at 10 a.m. CDT for the PhotoNOLA 2019 Portfolio Reviews

PhotoNOLA, the annual four-day New Orleans Festival of Photography produced by the New Orleans Photo Alliance, hosts within its programming a popular 2-day Portfolio Review on December 12th & 13th. Participating industry experts include gallery directors, a broad range of curators (seated institutional curators, curators of corporate and private collections), book acquisition editors, photo editors, directors of not-for-profit arts venues, sage advisors and more (list here). Registration opens online on SEPTEMBER 12th, typically filling to capacity in the first few minutes.

Read the FAQ’s here, be informed and prepared to register. And whether or not you are among the first 70 photographers to register, be sure to come and take in all that this wonderful Festival has to offer. Full calendar here, with more events to be added – but plan on staying in New Orleans for all four days of the Festival filled with community gatherings, workshops, education, gallery talks and much, much more. Huge thanks to the NEW ORLEANS PHOTO ALLIANCE and the team of passionate volunteers who help make this special gathering happen each year (est. 2006), all to our great benefit. See you there!

Deadline September 25th: Humble Arts Foundation Group show 63 “Love, Actually”

Humble Arts Foundation Online Opportunity
Call for Entries: Group Show 63 ” Love, Actually”
Deadline: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Fee: NONE!

From Humble’s website:

“Humble’s next open call, our final online exhibition of 2019, is as simple as the title suggests. It’s about love, actually.

Around the world, political and social division threatens irreparable damage. Let’s finish out the year with some warmth. Show us love in all forms. Show us empathy. Show us why, right now, despite what pulls us apart, we can come together and have faith in a positive future.

(Bonus if you can find some way to huggingly reference Hugh Grant. Just kidding. Sort of.)

Deadline: September 25th, 2019

(please read carefully. No, really. Please read carefully. We love you too.)

  • Please submit your 50-75 word bio, statement, and other information via THIS FORM.
  • Email up to five (5) JPGs (sRGB color profile works best.) at 1,500 pixels on the longest side to with “HAF LOVE Submission” in the subject line and each image titled with your name and the title of the image (i.e. Andy_Warhol_Banana_01)
  • IMPORTANT: Please do NOT submit zipped folders of images.
  • ALSO IMPORTANT: Please do NOT watermark your images. We promise you, if we use them, we will give you proper attribution, but we cannot take your submissions seriously if you don’t trust us.

Want quicker visibility on your submissions? AFTER submitting via email, Hashtag #HAFLOVE @humbleartsfoundation on Instagram.

FEE: None. (also, please don’t call it a “contest” or “competition.” It’s an OPPORTUNITY, folks 🙂 We <3 you. )

Humble’s co-founder Jon Feinstein will select images to feature in HAFNY’s online Group Show #63: Love, Actually, which will go live on Humble’s website in late 2019 and potentially be shared on Humble’s Instagram. We will announce selected photographers via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram feed and through our mailing list.”

Deadline September 30th: “THE QUALITIES OF LIGHT” Flat File exhibition at the Center for Creative Photography

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

Deadline August 29th: Leica Women Foto Project | Award

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.

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 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:

To apply visit:

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

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.

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 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.


  • 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:

Deadline EXTENDED until July 19th: Critical Mass 2019

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:


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