“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.
- 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.
“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.
- 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.
“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.
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 when 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.
- 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 – At 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 – The 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 each for 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.
“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.
“You are invited to submit to Photo ‘15, a national juried fine art photography exhibit at Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. All artists 18 years of age or older who work in traditional, digital, or alternative photographic processes are invited to submit.
Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator and Head, Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
$500 (Juror’s Selection) and $250 (Gallery Selection)
Entries must be completed online here. Artists may submit up to three images, and are encouraged to include an artist bio of 200 words or less. There is no theme.”
For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.multipleexposuresgallery.com/photo15.
Barrett Art Center
Call for Entries: Photowork 15 National Juried Photography Exhibition
Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015
Fee: Members $30 | Non-members $40 for 4 images
Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM.
“Photowork is a premier national exhibition of new photographic images. The show is visited by art appreciators from a five-county area including parts of Connecticut and New York City. As a national show, this exhibition brings together photographers from across the country with artists from 30 to 40 states represented each year.
The spirit of the show is a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting edge images. The show celebrates the photograph both as FINE ART and as SOCIAL COMMENTARY. Winners in the past have included traditional 35mm photographs, silver gelatin prints, digital prints and even pinhole camera pictures! Cash prizes are awarded.”
For the complete prospectus and to apply visit: www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2547.
“The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.
The Smith Grant was established in 1978 following the death of Gene Smith, the legendary American photo essayist. It is today the most prestigious honor in documentary photography. Every year it recognizes a photographer who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion.
The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, INC., a not-for-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, independently administers the grant program that provides photographers with the financial freedom to carry out or complete major photographic essays. For 2013, the amount of the grant will be $30,000. An additional $5,000 in fellowship money will be dispersed, at the discretion of the jury, to one or more finalists deemed worthy of special recognition. Awards will be presented in a ceremony held in New York City in early October 2015.
The Fund’s Board of Trustees appoints a three-member international jury every year. The jury meets twice. At its first session it reviews all the applications and proposals, and selects finalists primarily on the basis of the substantive (and intellectual) merit of their project. The finalists are only then asked to submit a comprehensive photographic print portfolio, to write (if necessary) a more detailed and focused proposal, and to answer questions about their project.
At its second session, the jury reviews the new materials and proceeds to select the grant recipient and the beneficiaries of the fellowship money.
You must register on this website by clicking the ‘Apply for Grant’ link on the side navigation. There is a $50 fee for grant consideration. No preliminary materials will be returned. Applicants should submit:
- A Bio and/or CV submitted as a PDF not to exceed 2 pages. Name the file with your first and last name and use an underscore to separate the names. At the end of the filename add CV.
- The Project Proposal submitted as a PDF and not to exceed 2 pages. Name the file with your first and last name and use an underscore to separate the names. At the end of the filename add PP. This proposal should be titled and lead with a one paragraph executive summary of the project. The proposal following should be concise, journalistically realizable, visually translatable, and humanistically driven. The applicant must affirm that the proposed project is ongoing.
- IMAGES: Applicants can submit up to 40 images total. These should consist of representative images from the project being proposed to the W. Eugene Smith Fund. The applicant can include in his/her submission, past work that represents the candidate’s vision and his or her ability to execute the project being proposed to the fund. The images must conform to the following specifications: JPEG files with 1500 pixels on the long dimension saved at 72 dpi. Name the files with your first and last name and use an underscore to separate the names. At the end of the file name add a sequence number starting with: 01. Example: John_Smith01.jpg, John_Smith02.jpg, John_Smith03.jpg.”
For the full prospectus, grant requirements, and to apply visit: http://smithfund.org/eugene-smith-grant.
Photographic Resource Center
Call for Entries: EXPOSURE: The 19th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition
Deadline: Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 11:59 pm EDT
Fee for a series of 10 images: $40 + current PRC membership
“The PRC invites entries for EXPOSURE: The 19th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition and seeks a broad range 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 10 to 15 artists. The curator then selects 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.
Juror: Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
EXPOSURE is a great opportunity to view a slice of the best and brightest as selected by a nationally-renowned juror. In celebration of the PRC’s 30th anniversary in the 2006/2007 academic year and to reflect more accurately the mission and function of our annual photography competition, we changed the name of the PRC Members’ Exhibition to EXPOSURE: The Annual PRC Juried Exhibition. Past exhibiting photographers have included Claire Beckett, Victoria Crayhon, Eliot Dudik, Dave Jordano, Benjamin Lowy, Neeta Madahar, Rania Matar, Irina Rozovsky, Tara Sellios, Steve Smith, Martin Stupich, among many others.For details and images from previous Exposure exhibitions visit: www.bu.edu/prc/exposure/juriedexhibition.htm.
for the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2514
“LensCulture Earth Awards 2015 is a worldwide call for photography focused on nature, the environment, wildlife, landscape, conservation, sustainability, and how we live on the planet. We are awarding $25,000 in cash grants as well as many video projections at international photo festivals, visibility with LensCulture Insiders, a Printed Annual and more. These awards are open to a wide range of interpretations and approaches — from fine art celebrations of the beauty and wonders of nature, to hard-hitting in-depth documentary issues-based stories. Photography is a rich visual language that can express diverse perspectives in powerful, memorable ways. What is YOUR view of life on Earth today?
- $25,000 in cash awards plus opportunities for entrants to earn global recognition amongst today’s top photographers working on the subject of Earth.
- Video projections for Winners and Finalists at international photo festivals around the world.
- Direct visibility to our distinguished group of over 500 LensCulture Insiders from the photo industry: curators, gallerists, editors, creative directors and publishers.
- Opportunities for inclusion in the Earth Awards Competition Gallery, curated daily by our editors
Eligibility & Fees
The 2015 LensCulture Earth Awards invites all photographers whose work has a thematic focus on images inspired by our planet. 9 Top Winners plus 25 Finalists will receive significant opportunities to broaden their exposure in the global photography community.
Submit your best series or single images of all genres inspired by the planet — fine art, nature, landscape, documentary, environmental, wildlife, travel or conceptual.
- related series, up to 10 images: $60 USD
- Single image, 2-3 images: $45 USD
- Single image: $20 USD”
To read the full prospectus, see the list of judges and to apply visit: www.lensculture.com/earth-awards-2015.
“The year 2010 marked the twentieth anniversary of the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor documentary prize. First announced a year after the Center for Documentary Studies’ founding at Duke University, the prize was created to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. In 1941 Lange and Taylor published An American Exodus, a book that renders human experience eloquently in text and images and remains a seminal work in documentary studies.
In 2011, in recognition of the changing environment in which documentary artists conduct their work, we decided to reframe the prize guidelines. The relaunched Lange-Taylor Prize supports artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit, in intriguing and effective ways, the interplay of words and images in the creation and presentation of their work.
The updated guidelines expand on the idea of “writing” by allowing words to be represented by audio or in graphic novel format. As in the past, edited oral histories, creative narratives, and poetry (that is both personal and social) are also encouraged.
The new guidelines require that artists have already started their fieldwork and have collected representative samples of the project’s component parts. However, please note, the guidelines no longer stipulate that a writer and a photographer collaborate on a project. Single artists or collaborative teams working with text/audio/photographs/video/graphic novel format may apply.
The winner receives $10,000, a solo exhibition at the Center for Documentary Studies, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library, Duke University.”
For the complete overview and details on how to enter, visit: documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/dorothea-lange-paul-taylor-prize/how-to-enter.