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Deadline February 17th: “The Same But Different” Juried by Darren Ching

New York Center for Photographic Art
Call for Entries: The Same But Different 2015-16
Deadline: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at midnight PDT
Fee: $35 for 3 diptychs, $10 for each additional.

“The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.). Winners will receive over $5,000 in cash awards and be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

As with the theme, this call is the same but different from most of our others.  We will still have a wonderful juror, great cash prizes, an online gallery and a winners’ catalog. That will be the same.  The difference will be that cash awards will be larger in lieu of the gallery show we usually produce for Prize Winners and Juror Selections.

Juror: Darren Ching, Co-Owner, Klompching Gallery.

Same But Different
The New York Center for Photographic Art is challenging photographers to pair 2 photographs and present them in diptych format (both images in one file).  Not any 2 images; rather 2 that seem the same, but different enough to make each unique.  They may be 2 versions of an image that you processed differently, or the same scene at different times of day.  You might have two portraits of the same person with a feature or features that distinguish the 2 images. The possibilities are endless and the room for interpretation and creativity equally vast.

This call is a little different and one we hope you have fun with when selecting your submissions.

Using the diptych format, send us your pairs of images – two images that are THE SAME BUT DIFFERENT.

Eligibility
This Call for Entry is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers.  NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible.

Exhibition and Awards
Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1500.  The image will be featured on the home page of the NYC4PA website, in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog.

  • First Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $500. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
  • Second Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $400. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
  • Third Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $300. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
  • Jurors’ Selections: 20 additional images will be included in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
  • Honorable Mention: 20 additional images will be presented with a certificate of honorable mention, listed in the Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: http://www.nyc4pa.com/#!same—different-2015—6/c8ea.

Deadline February 4th: Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Reviews

New York Times Lens Blog | CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism
Call for Submissions: Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Reviews
Deadline: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT
Submission Fee: NONE

“Applications are now open for the Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Review, sponsored by the New York Times Lens blog and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. And it’s free — because we think that it should be the quality of the work that matters, not how much money you have.

This will be an opportunity for people in the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other — and have fun.

Saturday, April 2, will be for all photographers 21 and older. Each participant will receive six private critiques. Sunday, April 3, will be solely for photographers 18 to 27 and will consist of at least four private critiques for each participant, as well as workshops on how to best present, promote and publish your photographs. We will screen all applicants and choose 100 participants for Saturday and 50 for Sunday. All kinds of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged.

Submission Guidelines
To enter, submit no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects. The files should be jpegs, 1200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I.  We will inform those who are accepted by March 1st.

Please note: Photographers who attended last year’s review are not eligible to apply this year. Photographers who attended two or three years ago can apply for this year’s review, but they must submit new work and expectations will be higher.”

For the complete prospectus and to submit go to: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/fourth-annual-new-york-portfolio-review.

Deadline January 31st: CPW’s “Photography Now 2016″ Juried by James Estrin

Center for Photography at Woodstock
Call for Entries: Photography Now 2016

Deadline: January 31, 2016 at midnight MDT
Deadline Extended: Monday, February 8, 2016

“Photography Now 2016, the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s annual call for entries. Eight to ten photographers will be selected to be featured in the group exhibition in CPW’s gallery from April 16 – June 19, 2016.

This year CPW has invited James Estrin, senior staff photographer for The New York Times, and a founder and co-editor of The New York Times’ Lens Blog to select the winning entries!

Additionally one photographer will be selected for the Directors’ Purchase Prize in which a print is purchased for CPW‘s Permanent Print Collection!

Juror
James Estrin is a senior staff photographer for The New York Times. He is also a founder of Lens, the Times’s photography blog, co-editted with David Gonzalez.  Mr. Estrin has worked for The Times since 1987 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team in 2001.  In addition to photographing, editing and writing, he produces audio and video for nytimes.com.

Eligibility
CPW’s annual Photography Now exhibition celebrates the plurality of photography. From traditional to digital, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. Straight photography, fine art, narrative, documentary, landscape, social issues, still life, mixed media incorporating photography, photographic installations, and digital imaging and collage – are all eligible!

Purchase Prize
One print by a photographer from the exhibition will be chosen and purchased for CPW’s Permanent Print Collection, held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. CPW’s Collection holds over 1,750 works of art by such program artists as Larry Fink, Robert Heinecken, David Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Lilo Raymond, and Steven Shore, and many more!

Past Purchase Prize recipients include Morgan Ashcom, Lucas Foglia, Thomas Jackson, Ilona Szwarc, among others.

Timeline
Results will be announced in early March. Selected participants will be given instructions on how, when, and what to send for exhibition.

Selected artists will have their work exhibited in CPW’s gallery from April 16 – June 19, 2016.

Submission Requirements

  • 6, 10, or 20 images (uploaded to CAFE specifications)*
  • Artist Statement (up to 2000 characters) or Bio (up to 1 page)
  • Appropriate entry fee
  • Proof of eligibility for students and seniors (age 65 and up)

*All applicants must be registered users on callforentry.org. Image upload instructions are provided by callforentry.org once you have registered for your free account. Exhibition print sizes will not determine eligibility, however will be considered when selecting the number of framed pieces that will be included in the exhibition.

Entry Free
$50 for 6 images*
$60 for 10 images
$100 for 20 images

*$20 OFF entry fee for Students/Seniors with proof of status. For Student/Senior discount coupon code, email info@cpw.org with proof of eligibility.”

For the full prospectus and to submit go to: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3150.

Deadline February 7th: “EXPOSURE: The 20th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition”

Photographic Resource Center
Call for Entries: EXPOSURE: The 20th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition
Deadline: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm MDT
Submission Fee: $40 + current PRC or Institutional membership

“The PRC invites entries for EXPOSURE: The 20th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition and seeks a broad range of work, including both traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography. Since its inception in 1996, over 300 photographers have shown in the PRC Juried Exhibitions—including an array of established photographers and those cited as “ones to watch.” Each year, a respected member of the photographic community—from curators to gallerists to photo editors—is asked to select ten to fifteen artists. After selecting the artists, the jurors select between two and five pieces per person, thus offering artists the opportunity to showcase a series at a deeper level and making for an enriching experience for audiences as well.

Jurors

  • Anita Douthat (PRC Director of Exhibitions, then Curator, 1985 – 1992), now Associate Director, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  • John P. Jacob (PRC Director of Exhibitions, then Executive Director, 1992 – 2000), now McEvoy Family Curator for Photography at Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • Leslie K. Brown (PRC Curator, 2001 – 2009), now independent curator, educator, and PhD candidate, Boston University, Cambridge, MA
  • George Slade (PRC Curator, Program Coordinator, and Loupe Editor, 2010 – 2011), now Founder, Executive Director TC Photo and Principal, re:photographica, Minneapolis, MN
  • Francine Weiss (PRC Curator and Loupe Editor, 2012-2014), now independent curator, Collection Manager at Fitchburg Art Museum, Visiting Critic and Faculty, New Hampshire Institute of Art’s low-residency MFA Photography Program, and Instructor, Boston University, Boston, MA.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3203.

Deadline February 16th: 2016 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography

Center for Documentary Studies
Call for Entries: 2016 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography
Deadline: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Submission Fee: $35

“The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years) from a long-term project—fifteen images; fifteen to twenty pages of writing.

The upcoming prize competition will be for photography. The winner of the competition will receive $3,000 and will have his or her work featured in Document, a periodical published by the Center for Documentary Studies, as well as on the Center’s website. The winner’s work will also be placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library, Duke University.

The 2014 prize, for photography, was given to Iveta Vaivode for “Somewhere on a Disappearing Path,” in which she explores the rural landscape and, perhaps, the last inhabitants, of Pilcene, Latvia, to create a new family album, one full of images of memories she’s imagined.

Submission Guidelines
You will be asked to provide the following:

  • 15 film or digital photographs in original format (for example, 35mm, 4×5, or 8×10.)
    Please label scans with title, year, and format.

AND

  • 1-page statement in pdf format
    Please provide context for the photographic essay you are submitting, including the duration of your project and whether it is completed or ongoing. Describe your intentions for the work. Also, if some of your images have been published together in essay form, please include information about where and when they appeared, and how the essay as submitted for the competition is different (or not).
  • 1-page biography or C.V. in pdf format
  • $35 entry fee

Applicants upload work and submit payment online to http://dukearts.slideroom.com from November 2, 2015, to February 16, 2016. We do not accept submissions through postal services or email.

For the full prospectus, previous award recipients, and FAQs visit: http://documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/cds-documentary-essay-prize.

Deadline December 2nd: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2016

Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2016
Deadline: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at noon EST

“The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

The Portfolio Prize is open to Aperture Foundation Members, who also enjoy invitations to special events, exclusive discounts on Aperture publications, and opportunities to meet and engage with artists and leaders in the photo community.

First prize is $3,000 and an exhibition at Aperture Gallery. The first-prize winner and up to five runners-up will be featured on Aperture’s website, accompanied by a brief statement written by Aperture staff. All winners are announced in the foundation’s e-newsletter, which reaches fifty thousand subscribers across the globe, including curators, critics, and members of the photography community. Winners will also have the opportunity to participate in the Aperture Foundation limited-edition print program.

Competition Criteria
When examining competition entries, Aperture’s editors and curatorial staff will consider the following criteria:

  • Is the work new, i.e., created in the last five years?
  • Is a theme or topic carried throughout the portfolio in a consistent manner?
  • Do the individual images have strong composition and strong use of color or tone?
  • What technical and presentation choices has the photographer made, and are they appropriate for the work? For example, is there a clear reason for using sepia-toned black-and-white versus a digitally enhanced palette?
  • Does the body of work take an innovative or unique approach to the subject matter?”

For the full prospectus visit: http://aperture.org/portfolio-prize.

Deadline EXTENDED to November 2nd: 15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition

Texas Woman’s University East | West Galleries
Call for Entries: 15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition
Deadline: Monday, October 26, 2015 EXTENDED to MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2015
Fee: Basic Application, 1-5 images $35 | Extended Application, 1-10 images $60

“Theme: “Nourish: Food as Sustenance and Pleasure”

Food is the foundation of life: both sustenance for our bodies and the source of great pleasure. Juror Dr. Rebecca Senf is looking for photographs of food, defined in an inclusive way.  She would like to see photographs that address what people eat, the relationship of food to love and nurturing, farming and food production, food allergies, repulsive food, food still lifes and even photographs about photographing food. Other types of food pictures are also welcome.

Photographers who have worked extensively on the topic of food are encouraged to apply, with the possibility that the juror could solicit additional works for the exhibition during the jurying process.​

Juror
Dr. Rebecca Senf, the Norton Family Curator of Photography, a joint appointment at the Center for Creative Photography and the Phoenix Art Museum.

Eligibility
This exhibition is open to anyone creating photographic images. All photographic and related processes are encouraged including digital, non-silver and photographic book arts. Pieces must not exceed 60” in any dimension.”

For the full prospectus: http://www.twu.edu/images/visual-arts/JEG_2016_Brochure_Gradient_08.05.15.pdf (opens as a PDF).
To apply go to: twuvisualarts.slideroom.com.

Deadline November 15th: TheDocumentaryProjectFund

TheDocumentaryProjectFund
Deadline: Sunday, November 15, 2015

“TheDocumentaryProjectFund, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving communities through photography, would like to announce its Fall 2015 Fall Call for Entries. Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2015 through November 15, 2015. Two awards will be given:

  • A $5000 award to an established photographer
  • A $3500 Emerging Vision Award will go to a photographer who is either in the beginning stages of a career or undergoing a career transition.

We are looking for talented documentary photographers proposing visually exciting, issue oriented projects within or around their communities.

For more information and to apply visit: thedocumentaryprojectfund.org.”

Deadline September 18th: CPW’s Photographers’ Fellowship Fund 2015

The Center for Photography at Woodstock
Call for Entries: Photographers’ Fellowship Fund 2015
Deadline: Friday, September 18, 2015
No application fee.

“Since 1980, The Center for Photography at Woodstock has provided regional photographers with significant recognition and support through the Photographers’ Fellowship Fund award. As of 2009, one $2,500 grant is awarded annually to a regional artist working in photography and related media.

To date, CPW has awarded over $76,000 in Photographers’ Fund Fellowships to 87 artists. Past recipients include Kenro Izu, Andrea Modica, Lucinda Devlin, Craig J. Barber, Tanya Marcuse, Isaac Diggs, among others.  To view the archive of past recipients, click here.

Juror
Vince Aletti, Photography Critic, The New Yorker.

Eligibility
Only artists working in photography who live in the following New York State Counties are eligible to apply to the Photographers’ Fellowship Fund: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, and Washington. Proof of residency is required.

Artists working in photography, digital imagery, mixed media and or artwork which incorporate photography are welcome to apply.”

For the full prospectus visit: www.cpw.org/create/photo-fellowship.

Deadline September 15th: CURRENTS 2015

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Entries: CURRENTS 2015:
NOPA Members Showcase
Deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Submission Fee: $25 | Submission Fee + NOPA Membership: $60

“New Orleans Photo Alliance members are invited to submit work for consideration in CURRENTS 2015. The exhibit will open in December at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in conjunction with the 2015 PhotoNOLA festival.

This annual exhibition was created to showcase contemporary photographic work created by NOPA members. The show includes work by as many as fifteen Alliance members, featuring several images by each selected photographer. CURRENTS 2015 will open on December 10 and run through January 24, 2016. The public reception and juror’s talk will be held on Friday, December 11.

Juror
Alexa Dilworth, Publishing and Awards Director, Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University

Eligibility
Submission is open to all current members of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Applicants may join at time of entry.

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 in web and print for exhibition related publicity purposes; NOPA will properly credit the photographers.
  • Accepted works should be presented professionally, wired and ready to hang.

Submission Requirements

  1. $25 application fee to be directed through Paypal immediately after your application has been successfully uploaded.
  2. An artist statement or project description, to be pasted into appropriate box when prompted at beginning of entry process.
  3. A concise description of the work, limited to 260 characters, which will serve as an introduction to your work, visible to juror alongside the thumbnail images. Can include title of series and a brief explanation of the project.
  4. A portfolio of 5 to 10 images. Images can originate in any format but must be submitted digitally through an online application process.
  5. Each image submitted should be in jpeg format, 10 inches wide, sized at 72 pixels per inch (720 pixels). Name your files with your last name then first name and image title using an underscore to separate the names. Example: Doe_Jane_ImageTitle.jpg,
  6. Each image submitted will also require a title, dimensions, medium, and year created. Each image file and its accompanying information will be entered and uploaded one at a time.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.neworleansphotoalliance.org/CFE/ET.php?cID=2417.

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