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Deadline December 2nd: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2015

Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2015
Deadline: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 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.

Portfolio Prize – Guidelines
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.

How to Enter

  1. Become an Aperture Member to enter the 2015 Portfolio Prize!
    For more information on membership benefits, visit aperture.org/join.
  2. Get your passcode.
    Upon online purchase of an Aperture membership, you will receive an e-receipt containing a unique invitational call passcode to enter the 2015 Aperture Portfolio Prize. If your annual membership is current through December 3, 2014, there is no additional fee to enter the prize. Please check your inbox for an e-mail containing an invitational call passcode.
  3. Enter via callforentry.org until Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 12 noon EST.
    You will be prompted for free registration with CaFÉ. Once you are registered, click “Apply to Calls” and enter your invitational call passcode to enter the Aperture Portfolio Prize. You will be asked to provide the following:

    • 15 images with title/caption information (see FAQ for guidelines on how to submit fewer images)
    • Statement of up to 250 words about your work
    • Résumé/CV

If you would like to submit more than one portfolio, contact apertureprize@aperture.org.

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 and to see previous winners visit: www.aperture.org/portfolio-prize.

Deadline September 12th: Paris Photo & Aperture PhotoBook Awards 2014

Paris Photo & Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: PhotoBook Awards 2014
Deadline: Friday, September 12, 2014

“Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the 2014 edition of The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography. We are excited to reveal the introduction of a third award category, Photography Catalogue of the Year, which joins the PhotoBook of the Year and First PhotoBook categories.

Judging
The awards will be judged in two stages. An initial jury will meet in New York to select the shortlisted entries in both categories. The final winners will be decided by a separate jury that will meet in Paris immediately before Paris Photo begins. The initial jury will include representatives of both Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation, and the final jury will include neither.

Each award winner will be chosen from the juried shortlist, all of which will be exhibited at Paris Photo. The fall 2014 issue of The PhotoBook Review (published by Aperture Foundation) will feature all of the shortlisted books.

Following their display during Paris Photo, an exhibition of the thirty shortlisted books will travel to Aperture Gallery in New York and may be exhibited at other venues.

Prizes
The First PhotoBook Prize: A $10,000 prize 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 shortlisted books, accompanied by the jury’s comments, will be featured in the fall 2014 edition of The PhotoBook Review (published by Aperture Foundation). This issue will be released at Paris Photo. Copies will be also be available at the Aperture Gallery, as well as distributed with Aperture magazine and through other distribution partners. The prize-related contents will be viewable on the Aperture website.

Entry Fee

First PhotoBook: $30 per book

PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher

Photography Catalogue of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher”

For the full prospectus and eligibility details visit: www.aperture.org/photobookawards

Deadline April 9th: Aperture Summer Open

Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Summer Open
Deadline: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Fee: Aperture Membership (Student $50 | Individual $75)

“In July 2014, Aperture Foundation will mount its first Aperture Summer Open, an open-submission exhibition for which all image-makers are eligible.

The theme of the first Summer Open is photography itself. New work may be entered in any genre, by any author, whether established or aspiring, professional or enthusiast, young or old. The photographs to be exhibited will be selected by Aperture’s executive director, Chris Boot.

Entry Requirements:

  • Membership with Aperture Foundation is the sole requirement for entry into the Summer Open. It also covers entrance into the 2015 Portfolio Prize. (Please note that subscription to Aperture magazine does not constitute membership with Aperture Foundation).
  • To purchase your membership, please visit aperture.org/join. Upon purchase, you will receive a unique entry code that will allow you to enter the Summer Open.
  • If you are already an Aperture Foundation Member, you will receive an e-mail containing a unique entry code that will allow you to enter. If you do not receive this code or are unsure of your current Member status, please contact summeropen@aperture.org.
  • Photographs entered should be contemporary (made within the last five years). They may be part of a series (some photo series may be selected for exhibition), or stand-alone photographs.

To complete your entry, you will need the following:

  • Your name, address, and phone number
  • The name your work should be credited to, if different from above
  • Between 1 and 10 images. The image-preparation specifications can be found here.
  • Date of photographs, plus (if relevant) caption or title
  • Final exhibition print sizes (paper sizes and image sizes)
  • Statement of up to 150 words about the work submitted (optional, but if photographs from a series are being submitted, series details will be helpful).”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.callforentry.org

Deadline September 13th: Paris Photo & Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards

Paris Photo & Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Photobook Awards 2013
Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2013

“Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2013 PhotoBook Awards. Entries will be accepted from May 6 through September 13, 2013. Thirty shortlisted entries in total will be exhibited, and the award winners will be announced, at Paris Photo, November 14-17, 2013.

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.”

Click here for the submission guidelines.
Visit aperture.awardsengine.com/submitentry to register and enter.

May 15th, NYC: Opening Reception for “Life’s a Beach” by Martin Parr

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GB. England. Kent. Margate. 1986. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Aperture
Opening Reception for Life’s a Beach  by Martin Parr
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:00-9:00 pm

“Join Aperture and Martin Parr for the opening reception for Life’s a Beach, featuring the best selections from Parr’s beach photography, presented in conjunction with the May release of the beach-bag-size edition of Life’s a Beach. Parr has been photographing beaches for thirty years, documenting all aspects of them, including close-ups of sunbathers, rambunctious swimmers caught mid-plunge, and the eternal sandy picnic underway. This selection brings to the fore Parr’s engagement with a cherished subject matter—that rare public space in which general absurdities and local quirks seamlessly fuse together.”

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street
New York, New York  [map]

Deadline February 28th: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2013

Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2013

Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 12:00 noon EST
Entry Fee: $25 + Current subscription to Aperture magazine.

“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 haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

Prizes
First prize is $3,000 and an exhibition at Aperture. The first-prize winner and up to five runners-up will be featured on Aperture’s website (for approximately one year), accompanied by a brief editorial statement written by Aperture staff. Winners are announced in Aperture’s e-newsletter, which reaches forty thousand subscribers. Winners will also have the opportunity to offer their prints via the Aperture Foundation limited-edition print program.

Submission Guidelines

  • 15 images with title/caption information
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of up to 250 words about your work
  • Aperture magazine print or digital subscriber number
  • $25 entry fee, payable during the online entry process
  • Submit all materials via CallForEntry.org, here.

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

  • Is the work new, e.g., created in the last five years?
  • Is a theme or topic carried throughout the portfolio (of up to 15 images) in a consistent manner?
  • Are the individual images strong compositionally and in their 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?”

October 9th, NYC: Artist Talk by Barbara Kasten

© 2012 Barbara Kasten

Aperture 
Artist Talk by Barbara Kasten

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

“Join Aperture and Parsons the New School for Design for a lecture by photographer Barbara Kasten. Influenced by the Bauhaus and Constructivism, Kasten explores modes of reorganizing the visual environment. With geometric shapes, mirrors, glass, lighting gels, and a lighting crew recruited from the film industry, she creates abstract interpretations of interior spaces and architectural details. More recently, Kasten has transformed the human form in a series of hazy nudes.”

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street
New York, New York  [map]

September 15th, NYC: Artist Talk by Helen Sear

© 2012 Helen Sear

Aperture
Artist Talk and Book Signing by Helen Sear
Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

Klompching Gallery and Ffotogallery present at Aperture a talk and book signing with British artist Helen Sear. Helen Sear’s third solo exhibition, on view September 13–October 26, at the Klompching Gallery, features two new series, Sightlines and Pastoral Monuments, being shown for the first time in the United States.

Helen Sear: Inside The View was published by Ffotogallery in February 2012, and is the first significant publication that charts the key artworks made by Helen Sear, over the course of her thirty years as an active artist.”

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street
New York, New York  [map]

September 12th, Washington, DC: “Photography Changes Everything: A Conversation at the Smithsonian”

Aperture | Smithsonian American Art Museum
Photography Changes Everything
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 7:00-8:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

Photography Changes Everything harnesses the extraordinary visual assets of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums to trigger an unprecedented and interdisciplinary dialogue about how photography does more than record the world. Join Marvin Heiferman, editor; David Griffin, visuals editor at the Washington Post; Bruce Hoffman, director of security studies at Georgetown University; and Philip Kennicott, art and architecture critic at the Washington Post, for a lively discussion, moderated by Merry Foresta, founding director of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative, with a book signing to follow.”

Smithsonian American Art Museum
McEvoy Auditorium, Lower Level
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC  [map]

Deadline September 10th: The Paris Photo | Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2012

Paris Photo | Aperture Foundation
PhotoBook Awards 2012
Deadline: Monday, September 10, 2012

Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation announce The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

 The Awards will focus on two major categories: First PhotoBook and PhotoBook of the Year. A pre-selected shortlist of thirty titles will be profiled in The PhotoBook Review; will be exhibited at Paris Photo at the Grand Palais and at Aperture Gallery in New York; and will tour to other venues, to be determined. The initial selection will be made by Phillip Block, Deputy Director of Programs and Director of Education at International Center of Photography; Chris Boot, Executive Director of Aperture Foundation; Lesley Martin, Publisher, Aperture Foundation; Julien Frydman, Director of Paris Photo; James Wellford, senior international photo editor at Newsweek magazine.

A final jury in Paris, including Els Barents, Director of the Huis Marseille Museum of Photography; Roxana Marcoci, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Curator of the Paris Photo 2012 Platform; Edward Robinson, LACMA associate curator of photography; Thomas Seelig, Curator of the Fotomuseum Winterthur, will select the winners for both prizes, which will be revealed at the opening of Paris Photo on November 14, 2012.

First PhotoBook
A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer/artist* whose first photobook is deemed by an independent jury to be best of the year.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • A book in which the dominant content is photography, produced in physical form, and distributed either for purchase or free of charge.
  • A book which is the first by the given photographer/artist is eligible for entry, whether a first self-published book, a first limited-edition book, a first gallery-published collection, a first book made available by print-on-demand, or a first book published by a publisher for release in the book trade. A first book published by an established publisher is eligible for entry even if the photographer/artist previously released a self-published book or a limited-edition book for distribution outside the trade. However, once a photographer/artist has had a book published by a mainstream publisher in the book trade, a subsequent book (whether self-published or not) is not eligible for entry.
  • May be released by a publisher (in a trade or limited edition) or self-published.
  • First books eligible for entry include those produced via print-on-demand.
  • A book released by a publisher is eligible if it is the first trade book by the given photographer/artist, even if an earlier limited-edition or self published book has previously been made available by that artist/photographer.
  • Books must be produced or published between September 1, 2011, and September 8, 2012. Books produced before September 8, 2012, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2012, are also eligible.

PhotoBook of the Year
The PhotoBook of the Year Prize will be awarded to the photographer/artist*, and publisher responsible, whose book is deemed by an independent jury to be the best of the year.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • A book in which the dominant content is photography, produced in physical form, and published in an edition of no less than one hundred copies.
  • Books must be produced or published between September 1, 2011, and September 8, 2012. Books produced before September 8, 2012, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2012, are also eligible for entry.

*Books by or featuring the work of more than one photographer/artist are eligible in both categories.

Entry Fee
First PhotoBook: $30 per book
PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher”

Click here for the submission guidelines.
Click here to apply online.

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