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“The Clarence John Laughlin Award was instituted by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) in 2010 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.
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.
- $25 application fee, to be directed through Paypal immediately after your application has been successfully uploaded.
- A portfolio of 10 – 20 images. Images can originate in any format but must be submitted digitally through our online application process.
- Each image submitted should be in jpeg format, 12 inches on the longer side, sized at 72 pixels per inch, saved at the highest setting available (usually 10 or 12). Name your files with your last name then first name and image title using underscores to separate. Example: Doe_Jane_ImageTitle.jpg
- Each image submitted will also require a title, dimensions, materials (specifying print medium, i.e. toned silver gelatin print) and year created. Each image file and its accompanying information will be entered and uploaded one at a time. You will have the opportunity to review and rearrange the sequence of your portfolio after all files have been uploaded.
- A concise description of work, limited to 260 characters maximum, which will be visible to the juror alongside your image portfolio.
- A written statement explaining your images, process and intent, 500 words maximum. A Word document should be copied and pasted into the appropriate area at the beginning of the application form.
- Biography or resume/CV. A Word document file should be copied and pasted into the appropriate area at the beginning of the application form.”
For the full prospectus and to apply visit: http://neworleansphotoalliance.org/grants/CJL_Award/guidelines.php.
“The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2015 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 Mr. Miller will select one photographer for inclusion in the summer group show at his gallery.
Laurence Miller, Director, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City
- Prize winners exhibited at the University of the Arts Photography Gallery, Philadelphia
- One photographer chosen for summer group show at the Laurence Miller Gallery
- Accepted entries reproduced in The Photo Review journal and website
- Editor’s Selections exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries
All photographs, black and white, color, non-silver, computer-manipulated, etc., are eligible. The catalogue will be printed in full color. Submit files through Smarter Entry here, or submit unframed prints up to 17″x22″. (Prints larger than 17″x22″ may be submitted in a reduced size; original size will be noted.) Name and title or identifying labels must be attached to the back, upper left-hand corner of each print. Images submitted to Smarter Entry should be 1280 pixels in the longest dimension. If accepted, higher resolution images will be required for reproduction.
To prepare your images for online image submission, please adhere to the following image file specifications:
- sRGB or RGB color space (standard) – NOT CMYK (typically used by printing industry)
- 72 ppi resolution sized to 1,280 pixels on the longest side, the other size width or height proportional
- 8 bit mode
- JPG format, compression at level 7 (medium)
- Label files with your last name-first initial-number (e.g.: WestonE01). Do not use characters other than a period preceding jpg in the file name. The following characters will lead to image uploading problems: ‘!@#$%^&*()_+.”
For the further details and the full prospectus visit: www.photoreview.org/wordpressindex/events/2015competition.
Klompching Gallery, New York
Call for Entries: FRESH: The Wall/The Page/The Internet
Klompching Gallery’s Annual Summer Show
Deadline: June 13, 2015 at midnight EST (Deadline WILL NOT be extended)
“FRESH is the annual summer show produced and presented by the eponymous KLOMPCHING GALLERY. This year, FRESH is partnering with two innovative media enterprises: BLINK magazine and AT LENGTH online.
In 2015, FRESH will crossover from the wall to the page to the internet, reﬂecting the three ways in which photography is displayed, published and disseminated. It’s also gone global and is inviting submissions from photographers worldwide.
Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching, Owner of the KLOMPCHING GALLERY, NYC
What FRESH 2015 is looking for:
We are looking for the very best examples of new contemporary fine art photography. Submissions of single bodies of work with a consistent vision and originality—photography that is FRESH!
Open to all photographers worldwide.
- THE WALL: Three to five photographers will be selected for a four-week exhibition, giving each artist the opportunity to show their work at the KLOMPCHING GALLERY in New York City, a highly regarded gallery for contemporary fine art photography.
- THE PAGE: The exhibited photographers will be published in a feature in BLINK magazine, the acclaimed “go-to” magazine for contemporary photography, selected in 2012 as a “Tastemaker” by PDN (Photo District News).
- THE INTERNET: The exhibited photographers will be interviewed in a special feature on At Length, the online culture magazine.
- ADDITIONALLY: Ten additional photographers will be selected for the KLOMPCHING GALLERY’s “FRESH ONLINE SHOWCASE.”
To Enter FRESH 2015 please visit: www.klompching.com/FRESH2015/info.htm.
“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.
“Photographer Emmet Gowin talks about his creative evolution over five decades, the genesis of the exhibition Hidden Likeness, and his experience integrating his art with the Morgan’s collections.
The exhibition Hidden Likeness: Photographer Emmet Gowin at the Morgan will be open at 5:30 pm for program attendees.” The exhibition will be on view May 22 – September 20, 2015.
The Morgan Museum & Library
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, New York 10016 [map]
“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.