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April 24-25th: Philadelphia Art Book Fair

Philadelphia Art Book Fair
Friday, April 24 & Saturday, April 25, 2015
Free and open to the public.

“Presented by Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and The Print Center, the Philadelphia Art Book Fair is a two-day event featuring new releases from photo and art book publishers, as well as artist books, zines, and publications from art institutions.

“With 50 Exhibitors from 10 States and the Philadelphia Region, the Philadelphia Art Book Fair also features conversations and keynote lectures from experts in the field, and a party on Friday night!”

The Annex on Filbert
830 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  [map]

April 14th, Doylestown, PA: Artist lecture: Kate Breakey

© 2015 Kate Breakey

Michener Art Museum
Artist lecture: Kate Breakey
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 1:00-2:00 pm

“A former professor of photography at the University of Texas at Austin, native Australian Kate Breakey now lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. She first received international recognition for her large-scale, hand-colored photographs then adds layers of transparent oil paint and pencil.

Small Deaths, on view at the Michener Art Museum from March 14 – July 12, 2015 in the Fred Beans Gallery, features thirty extraordinary, hand-colored, oversized images of the birds, flowers, and insects that photographer Kate Breakey has memorialized through her work. The brilliance of her palette draws viewers to a close-up and unexpected confrontation with mortality. The images are life-size silver gelatin contact prints toned by hand with a golden wash. Breakey’s work has appeared in over 30 one-woman exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. She received the Photographer of the Year Award in 2004 from the Houston Center for Photography.

Online registration is closed. Please call 215-340-9800 for ticket availability.

The James A. Michener Art Museum
138 South Pine Street
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

April 25th, Los Angeles: ASPP Presents “Understanding Copyright & Building a Copyright Centered Workflow”

American Society of Picture Professionals
Understanding Copyright & Building a Copyright Centered Workflow
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 11:00-1:00

“Should you register your copyrights?  What is a copyright anyway?  Should you really be worried about people stealing your images on the Internet?  How has the legal landscape for photographers changed with the emergence of Internet photo sharing?  How do you protect your images while still “getting your work out there?”

In this information-packed seminar, photographer and copyright lawyer Chris Reed will answer these questions and more, helping you build best practices for copyright registration and management into your existing image processing workflows.  Part legal tutorial, part software tutorial, this seminar will help you understand essential copyright concepts that apply to you and your business, and teach you how to maximize your rights without sacrificing exposure.

Speaker – Christopher S. Reed

Chris is a lawyer and a photographer based in Los Angeles.  On the legal front, Chris specializes in copyright and entertainment law; photographically, he focuses largely on landscape and travel photography.”

Admission
General: $18.00 | ASPP Members: Free | ASMP / APA Members: $10.00
For further details and to register click here.

Blankspaces DTLA
529 S. Broadway, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013  [map]

Deadline April 12th: “EXPOSURE: The 19th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition”

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

 

Deadline April 30th: LensCulture Earth Awards 2015

LensCulture
Call for Entries: Earth Awards 2015
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 11:59 pm PDT

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?

Awards

  • $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.

Deadline May 7: Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize

Duke University | Center for Documentary Studies
Call for Entries: Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize

Deadline: Thursday, May 7, 2015
Fee: $65 USD (up to 20 uploads)

“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.

Deadline April 9: 2015 PDN Curator Fine Art Contest

2015 PDN Curator Fine Art Contest
Deadline: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Fee: $55 for single and series (2 to 6 images)*
* Please note that a series must be visually related and is limited to six images.

“Six winners will be selected to exhibit their fine-art photography in a group show with an opening reception this summer in New York City. The Curator exhibition has previously been hosted by Industria Superstudio, Industrial Color and Milk Studios.

The winners will also be published in a gallery in the July issue of PDN and an extended online gallery and will receive:

Jurors

  • Brian Clamp, Director, ClampArt
  • Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries
  • Matthew Leifheit, Photo Editor, Vice Media
  • Michelle Dunn Marsh, Executive Director, PCNW, Founder, Minor Matters Books
  • Deborah Willis, Professor, Photographer and Curator

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: www.pdncuratorawards.com.

Deadline April 17th: Candela Books + Gallery “UnBound4″

Candela Books + Gallery
Call for Submissions: UnBound4
Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2015

Candela Books + Gallery announces our fourth annual invitational and juried exhibition: UnBound4! The summer group exhibition will feature work from a wide range of fine art photographers. An UnBound4! gala (as in good times) 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 Candela Collection mission is to support photographers through the purchase of their original photographic work and to actively pursue future opportunities to donate said works to notable permanent collections.

All artwork accepted for exhibition will be selected by the Candela founder, Gordon Stettinius, and Associate Director, Ashby Nickerson.

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 Books + Gallery, a gallery space in the downtown arts district of Richmond, Virginia.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://candelabooks.com/call-for-submissions-unbound4.
To download a PDF of the prospectus, click here.

Reminder: Deadline 3/20 for proposals, FotoFest 2015 “Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet

From the FotoFest 2016 Website: SEEKING SUBMISSIONS  (complete details here)

“FotoFest’s 2016 Biennial of Photography and New Media Art will be FotoFest’s sixteenth consecutive Biennial. Over 1,000 photographic and new media artists exhibited works during the 2014 Biennial, and overall attendance was 275,000 people. Curators, artists, collectors, publishers, critics and arts audiences from over 32 countries attended the Biennial.

The FotoFest 2016 Biennial takes place March 12-April 24, 2016.

FotoFest has announced the focus of the 2016 Biennial – Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet. The exhibitions and related programs will be curated by FotoFest Executive Director Steven Evans with FotoFest Co-founders Frederick Baldwin and Wendy Watriss.

To reach as broad a constituency of artists as we can, FotoFest is calling for submissions of work around the 2016 theme.

FOTOFEST 2016 BIENNIAL – THE THEME

Across the globe, millions of people are addressing the crises that are affecting the sustainability of life as we know it on this planet. 400,000 people recently participated in international demonstrations concerning the issues of environmental change. Thousands of others are responding, with small and large projects, to the challenges of protecting, preserving and developing the resources of the planet in sustainable ways.

What role is art playing in these processes of change?

How are artists addressing the issues of global change as they affect the planet?
FotoFest is interested in reviewing projects that show how art and artists are addressing the needs of our planet and the ways in which we use the world’s resources. This theme includes innovative ways in which art is interpreting and representing the problems of the planet and how human society is adding to these problems.

We do not want to focus simply on representation(s) of the problems, unless there is a very innovative or unusual approach to portraying and/or envisioning the problems. Our goal is to show how people are confronting the challenges and acting – how art and artists are contributing to change. We are looking for pro-active projects and perspectives, and are giving priority to projects examining new ideas and solutions.

We are interpreting sustainability very broadly. The threats to sustainability are not only environmental with reference to the physical environment and its resources – water; biodiversity; energy; air and soil. We also are concerned with population, migration, agriculture and food production, material consumption, and issues of wealth and poverty.”

Review complete details here: http://home.fotofest.org/2016/submissions.aspx#.VQrc_kvib3A

Deadline April 8th: Aperture Summer Open

Aperture
Call for Entries: Summer Open
Deadline: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12:00 noon EST

“In July 2015, Aperture Foundation will host its second open-submission exhibition for which all photographers are eligible. The theme for this year’s Summer Open is Black Mirror, and it will be curated by Michael Famighetti, editor of Aperture magazine.

Do we live in a world wilder than science fiction? The 2015 Aperture Summer Open borrows its title from the British television series Black Mirror, which imagines a dystopian near-future—a Twilight Zone for the age of the smartphone. The name Black Mirror refers to the omnipresent screens through which our lives are mediated today, and the show depicts a society in which technology ominously defines and shapes our relationships and each facet of daily life.

We’re more than thirty years beyond Orwell’s imagined 1984, and yet we continue to live in a moment of anxiety about what the future holds. Aperture’s Summer Open asks contributors to consider the future and the idea that we inhabit a world that is stranger, and in some ways more frightening, than that predicted by the authors of science fiction. What does it mean when our current reality echoes what were once outlandish fictional narratives? As today becomes tomorrow, what might the future look like in photographs? We seek a wide range of submissions, representing diverse subjects and approaches to photography, that are in some way engaged with questions about what the world has become and is becoming.”

For the full prospectus visit: www.aperture.org/summeropen/entry-details.

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