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Deadline TODAY, June 5th: The Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Entries: The Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography
Deadline: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

2018 GRANT GUIDELINES
The Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) to honor the life and work of Michael P. Smith, one of New Orleans’ most legendary and beloved documentary photographers. The MPS Fund awards cash prizes and exhibition opportunities to Gulf Coast photographers whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a cultural documentary project.

JUROR: Gregory Harris, Assistant Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art

MPS 2018 Award Details: $5,000 cash award | Featured exhibition in the NOPA Gallery | online exhibition permanently archived on the NOPA website.

ELIGIBILITY
Both emerging and established photographers residing in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are eligible to apply for the MPS Fund’s annual grants. The subject matter for the proposed project is not limited to the Gulf Coast geographic region but the photographers main residence must be within these 5 states.”

For the full prospectus and to see previous MPS winners visit: http://neworleansphotoalliance.org/photography-grants-new-orleans/.

Deadline June 12th: The Print Center 93rd Annual International Competition

The Print Center
Call for Entries: 93rd Annual International Competition
Deadline: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Entry Fee: $45 for 5 images

“The Print Center is very pleased to announce the 93rd ANNUAL International Competition juried by José Diaz and Lisa Sutcliffe. Diaz is the Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Lisa Sutcliffe is the Curator of Photography and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum.

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:

  • José Diaz is the Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
  • Lisa Sutcliffe is Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Milwaukee Art Museum.”

To view the full prospectus or submit visit: http://printcenter.org/100/93rd-competition.

Deadline June 1st: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Contemporary Photography Competition

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Call for Entries: Contemporary Photography Competition
Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018
Entry Fee: $30 for a maximum of 10 images

“Two artists will win $5,000 each and concurrent solo exhibitions from April 11, 2019 – May 25, 2019. PPAC understands that contemporary photography takes many forms, and we are open to all photography, digital imaging, film/video, and lens-based installation work.

Juror: Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: philadelphiaphotoartscenter.submittable.com/submit.

Deadline May 31st: The Photo Review 34th Annual International Photography Competition

The Photo Review
Call for Entries: 34th Annual International Photography Competition
Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018

“This year’s Photo Review International Photography Competition will be juried by Sarah Meister, Photography Curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2018 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. And Forrest Old, director of the Red Filter Gallery, will select a photographer for a one-person show at the online gallery.

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.

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 will be able to subscribe to The Photo Review for $36, a 20% discount. (Higher rates apply for non-US subscribers.)”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.photoreview.org/wordpressindex/2018-competition.

SOLD OUT! May 19-20 in NYC: Beyond Print: The Life of Your Photobook Beyond Publication

BEYOND PRINT: THE LIFE OF YOUR PHOTOBOOK BEYOND PUBLICATION

Hosted by APERTURE FOUNDATION
May 19–20, 2018, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Who should attend: Photographers who hope to publish their projects, or have recently done so.

As personal photographic projects come to completion, producing a publication can be an invaluable means to share the work with a broader audience.

Whether your book is published by a trade publisher, a small press, or you elect to publish your work yourself your publication date is just the beginning of the journey for your book and much of the market efforts will likely will fall to you. There are avenues for exposure within national press read by the photobook community and the broader public, based on the subject of your project. If you wish for your book to function as an path to new audiences via additional platforms, targeted research and presentation formats must be championed such as exhibitions with related educational programing can extend awareness and attention to the book throughout the tour of the show. From examining existing and desired audiences to the possibility of exhibitions this workshop will broaden perspectives and methods that aid in securing exposure for your book and your work.

Tuition for this two-day workshop is $500 and includes lunch and light refreshments for both days.D
Discount available for currently enrolled students and Aperture members at the $250+ level.

To get on the waiting list for this course visit: aperture.org/workshops-classes/swanson-2018.

Deadline May 18th: 2018 Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant

Aaron Siskind Foundation
Call for Submissions: 2018 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant
Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Fee: $25

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 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 2018 application deadline are eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being considered for new awards.

Eligible Work: Still photography regardless of subject matter, genre, or process. The use of the lens must be pivotal. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work.

Requirements:

  • 10 images
  • Artist Statement (250 words maximum)
  • Career Summary/CV/Short Bio (500 words maximum)
  • Entry Fee: $25.00
  • Applications must be submitted through the Slideroom application portal at siskindfoundation.slideroom.com.

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 2018.”

Deadline April 17th: Candela Books + Gallery UNBOUND7

Candela Books + Gallery
Call for Submissions: UNBOUND7
Deadline: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

“Candela Books + Gallery announces our seventh annual invitational and juried exhibition: UnBound7! The summer group exhibition will feature work from a wide range of fine art photographers. An UnBound7! gala event, will raise funds to purchase select works from the exhibition. Works purchased by Candela through this event will subsequently be included in the 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.

UnBound! generates opportunities and exposure beyond the traditional group or juried show. Our hope is that photographers will support us with their active participation just as we hope to support their work and careers in return. All accepted photographers will have their artwork featured at Candela Gallery, a gallery space in the downtown arts district of Richmond, Virginia.

For a look at last year’s exhibition, go here: UnBound6! Exhibition

To celebrate the 7th UnBound! exhibition, Candela will host it’s annual UnBound! event on Saturday, July 28th. The gala will include food & drink, live music, curious entertainment… along with incredible photography. The ticket and raffle sales from this event will be used exclusively to purchase work from the exhibition for the Candela collection.

All work for the exhibition will be selected by Candela’s founder, Gordon Stettinius, and Associate Director, Ashby Nickerson.

Deadline for Submissions:  April 27th, 2018
Notification of Acceptance will go out:  May 11th, 2018
Accepted work should arrive at Gallery no later than:  June 22nd, 2018″

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://candelabooks.com/unbound7-call-for-submissions.

Deadline May 15th: Women Photograph 2018 Project Grants

Women Photograph
Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Fees: None

Women Photograph + Nikon Grants
These $5,000 grants will support photography projects — either new or in-progress — from visual journalists working in a documentary capacity.

Five grants are available, one of which will be earmarked for a non-binary or transgender photographer.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a story, rather than singles, as part of the grant application. The images need not be related to the project proposal. Multimedia projects are welcome.

Women Photograph + Getty Images Grant
Women Photograph has partnered with Getty Images to award a $10,000 grant in support of an ongoing documentary project from a professional photojournalist who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to their story. Applicants should submit portfolios of 20-25 images indicating that a substantial amount of work has already been completed, and that the photographer has a clear vision of what further work is needed to complete the project. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who evince a personal connection to – and engagement with – the communities they cover.

Deadline April 13th: PSPF No-Fee Slide Show Contest

Palm Springs Photo Festival
Call for Entries: No-Fee Slide Show Contest
Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018

“Each evening of the festival we present the work of 4 finalists. Your work could be seen by the faculty, sponsors and attendees of the Palm Springs Photo Festival on the large screen in the Annenberg Theater of the Palm Springs Art Museum.  You do not need to be attending the festival to submit a slideshow.

Guidelines
To enter our slideshow contest you are not obliged to create an actual slideshow.

  • Name all your jpgs in the order to be projected i.e.: PSPF1.jpg, PSPF2.jpg etc.
  • Create a folder with your name and enclose all your jpgs (2500 pixels on the long edge).
  • Add your music file to the folder. One vendor for royalty-free music is The Music Case 
  • Add your text file with title, description and contact info to the folder
  • Zip the folder into one compressed file before sending / uploading to us.
  • Send via dropbox, hightail.com, wetransfer.com or any other file transfer service to us at contest AT palmspringsphotofestival.com

If you choose to make a slideshow, we will use it for reference. If your show is selected for projection in our contest, we will remake it using your slideshow to guide us, using our software. Include your slideshow in a mac-readable format to your folder in this case.

You can send as many slide shows as you like. We accept Quicktime movies, Power Point and Keynote presentations.

Slide shows should not be longer than three minutes in duration and should have music. If you don’t include music, we’ll try to marry the work with compatible music at our end. All images should be sized to 2500 pixels on the long dimension. We request you send us a brief text about your project, including your name, address, email address and telephone number with your submission. There is no entry fee required.”

For the full prospectus visit: http://2018.palmspringsphotofestival.com/no-fee/

Deadline April 3rd: Kassel Dummy Award

Kassel Dummy Award 2018
Deadline: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Fee: 36 € per entry and book

One attraction of the FOTOBOOKFESTIVAL KASSEL is the dummy competition for the best unpublished photobook mock-up. Together with our cooperation partner VERLAG KETTLER, the festival invites all photographers worldwide to take part. The awards are:

  • 50 books will be selected for the shortlist and exhibited in Kassel and at other international photo events.
  • 3 winners will be chosen by an international jury.
    • First Prize will be produced and published by Kettler, Germany.
    • Second and Third Prize is a book production voucher given by our partner k-books, who specializes in high-quality book productions in small quantities.

The three winners will be chosen by a world-class jury on Saturday 2nd June in Kassel. The 2018 Final Jury members:

  • Valentina ABENAVOLI, Photographer and co-founder of Akina Books, Istanbul
  • Morten ANDERSEN, Photographer, Oslo
  • Pierre BESSARD, Founder of Editions Bessard, Paris
  • JH ENGSTRÖM, Photographer, Värmland / Paris
  • Dana LIXENBERG, Photographer, Amsterdam / New York
  • Susan MEISELAS, Photographer, Magnum Photos, New York
  • Corinne NOORDENBOS, Photographer and Educator, Amsterdam
  • Andrea SCHMIDT, Art Historian and Publishing Director at Verlag Kettler, Dortmund
  • Salvatore VITALE, Photographer and Editor in Chief of YET Magazine, Lausanne / Lugano”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: http://2018.fotobookfestival.org/kassel-dummy-award-2018.

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