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Deadline March 7th: THE FENCE 2016

Photoville
Call for Entries: THE FENCE 2016: An Outdoor Photography Exhibition Series

Deadline: Monday, March 7, 2016
Fee: $40 per series (3-6 images)

“THE FENCE is an outdoor photography exhibition series, with an audience of more than 3 million visitors.

For our 5th edition this year, we’re pleased to announce the addition of a $5,000 cash prize and a Leica T camera package for the Jury’s Choice Winner, as well as the expansion of THE FENCE to Santa Fe, NM.

Selected photography projects will be presented in a series of large-scale, curated, outdoor exhibitions across 5 cities in the United States: Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, and Santa Fe.

Once submissions are completed, an international jury of photography professionals will be called upon to review and select 40 photographers whose submitted work exemplifies the essence of “community” across cultural boundaries and geographical lines.

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work that fits under one or more categories: Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, and Play.”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: http://fence.photoville.com.

Deadline April 9th: The Fence 2014

Call for Entries: The Fence 2014
Deadline: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Entry Fee: $40 per series (6 images)

“Each year, THE FENCE – Brooklyn’s premiere summer-long, outdoor photographic exhibition – invites photographers from around the world to explore and define the meaning of community across cultural boundaries and geographical lines.  THE FENCE is a collaboration between United Photo Industries, Photo District News (PDN), Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Flash Forward Festival, and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) as they join forces to curate and produce this unique site-specific exhibition aimed at fostering conversations, and exploring new thematic directions in photography.

Armed with the task of curating such a large, public exhibition, we assemble a jury of more than 30 highly-respected photography professionals from around the world, who offer their time, energy and years of experience to curate this monumental outdoor exhibition – presenting the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world to a combined audience of over 1.5 million visitors each summer.

Submission Guidelines

  • There are 5 submission categories you may choose from that capture the essence of community: HOME, STREETS, PEOPLE, CREATURES, PLAY
  • All submissions will be automatically considered for all three FENCE locations (at no extra cost)
  • The FENCE is open to all photographers worldwide
  • All types of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged.
  • We are only accepting image series – no single images (sorry!)
  • Each image series can contain up to 6 images
  • The fee for each submission of an image series is $40 (USD)
  • You can submit the same image series across multiple categories
  • You can submit multiple image series to the same category
  • Images should be saved as JPG files
  • Images should measure 1400px on their longest side and saved at 72dpi (If it’s a wide photo, 1400 pixels across. If it’s vertically oriented, 1400 pixels tall)
  • Images should have a color profile of Adobe RGB (1998) or sRGB.”

Click here to submit and for the full prospectus.

October 6th, Boston: Opening Reception “Vivian Maier: A Woman’s Lens”

Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University | Photographic Resource Center
Opening Reception: Vivian Maier: A Woman’s Lens
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 4:00-7:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

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© Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection.

“Since the discovery of her negatives in a Chicago storage locker in 2007, Vivian Maier (1926-2009) has garnered international attention for her poignant street photography, almost none of which she printed during her lifetime. Including street scenes from Chicago and New York in the 50s and 60s, as well as striking self-portraits, Vivian Maier: A Woman’s Lens will be the first showing of the mysterious photographer’s work in the Greater Boston area. Don’t miss this opportunity to view a rare talent whose rich, and little-known, life story is still unfolding.”

Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University
Kniznick Gallery
515 South Street
Waltham, Massachusetts  [map]

In conjunction with the exhibition:

Unearthed Treasures: The Street Photography of Vivian Maier
A slide lecture by WSRC Scholar Karin Rosenthal
Tuesday, October 15 from 12:30 – 2 pm

Photographer and exhibition co-curator Karin Rosenthal will discuss Maier’s style and vision, placing her in the context of other photographers of her era, and will examine some of the complex issues surrounding Maier’s life and work.

Vivian Maier’s Fractured Archive: A Woman’s Story
A slide presentation by Pamela Bannos
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm

After receiving privileged access to 20,000 Vivian Maier images, including her earliest known work, Paul Bannos–Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University–elucidates how Maier’s disjointed archive complicates our reading of her life and motivations. This presentation will explore a paradoxical life and its messy aftermath, and examine the emergence of Maeier’s lifelong passion through eyes other than her own.”

September 26th, Boston: Artist Talk by Mary Ellen Mark

Photographic Resource Center
Artist Talk by Mary Ellen Mark
Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Tickets: Free for students of member schools | $5 for members & students | $10 for non-members

“Mary Ellen Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions, and editorial magazine work. She has published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, andVanity Fair. For over four decades, she has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Today, she is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers.”

BU College of General Studies, Room 129
871 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts  [map]

May 16th-19th, Boston: Flash Forward Festival

Magenta Foundation
Flash Forward Festival Boston
May 16-19, 2013
Free and open to the public.

“Flash Forward Festival Boston programming provides opportunities for all photography enthusiasts, offering insight into an evolving image industry while promoting the self-sufficiency of artists.
 
Set within the Boston cityscape, the four-day festival is based out of the Fairmont Battery Wharf, offering an in-depth experience through organized networking events and educational programming that brings internationally respected industry professionals together to share their knowledge. Programming includes curated indoor and outdoor exhibitions, galleries throughout Boston, a Harborwalk exhibition series featuring work from local galleries, along with lectures, panel discussions, and nightly events. This official program guide contains all the information that you will need to plan your itinerary.”

Click here to view a PDF of the festival catalog to see the great line up of lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and more.

Visit the Festival’s website to see specific Education, Exhibition and other Events.

May 13-22: Registration Open for New England Portfolio Reviews

New England Portfolio Reviews
Registration: May 13, 22, 2013

Reviews will be held June 7-8, 2013 at the Boston University Photonics Center

“The New England Portfolio Reviews is an opportunity for emerging and established photographers to meet with curators, teachers, gallerists, and other image professionals. The Reviews will serve individuals who are just embarking on their careers and those who have several years of experience and are hoping to reach new audiences by initiating connections with leading figures in the busy New England photography world.

Click here to see this year’s list of reviewers.

Registration and Rates

  • New this year: All participants who register by the May 22 deadline will have the same chance at their first choices of reviewers!
  • While registering you will be able to sign up for the Portfolio Walk. You must register for at least one review in order to participate in the Portfolio Walk on Saturday afternoon. There is a $20 fee to register for the Portfolio Walk.
  • After you complete your registration and payment, you will receive an email from Click & Pledge acknowledging your payment. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact the PRC.
  • We will send out schedules on May 31. Due to the nature of portfolio reviews, we cannot guarantee that you will receive the reviewers that you requested.
  • Refunds are allowed up until May 28, with a 15% administrative fee deducted from your refund. To request a refund, please contact the PRC.

1-3 review: $50 member / $65 general per review
4-6 reviews: $45 member / $60 general per review
7+ reviews: $40 member / $55 general per review

Attendees who are members of either the Griffin Museum of Photography or the Photographic Resource Center at the time of registration qualify for member rates.”

For further information visit newenglandportfolioreviews.com.

Deadline April 15th: The FENCE 2013 at Photoville

Call for entries: The FENCE 2013 at Photoville
Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2013
Fee: $35 per series (6 images)

United Photo Industries, Photo District News (PDN), and Brooklyn Bridge Park welcome their newest partner, Flash Forward Festival, as they once again join forces to curate and produce THE FENCE 2013 – the annual summer-long outdoor photo exhibition that drew over 1 million visitors during its 10 week run at Brooklyn Bridge Park in 2012.Photographers of all levels are invited to submit their best image series that capture the essence of “community” and fit into one or more of the competition categories: HOME, STREETS, PEOPLE, CREATURES, PLAY.

All images will be considered by an internationally renowned jury and resulting images will make up THE FENCE, which is expanding this year to a new city – creating TWO public photography installations!

In addition to our 1000ft long photographic installation displayed in Brooklyn Bridge Park in NYC, we are partnering with Boston’s Flash Forward Festival, to produce a special curated version of THE FENCE, displayed along the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston – offering even more opportunities for visibility for all participating photographers.

Click here for a detailed list of this year’s jurors.

Submission Guidelines
Amateurs and Professionals.  To enter electronically, please visit fence.photovillenyc.org to register. Once the registration process has been completed, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Simply log onto the website and follow the online instructions to upload images from your computer. Images formatted in JPEG or TIFF measuring 1,200 pixels on their long dimension are preferred. Images may be color profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or not color-managed. For more information on electronic submission guidelines see our FAQ.”

March 7th, Boston: Artist Talk by France Scully Osterman “The Light at Lacock”

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© 2013 Mark Osterman & France Scully Osterman

Photographic Resource Center
France Scully Osterman: The Light at Lacock
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Admission: $10 General | $5 members & students | Free for BU community & PRC member institutions

France Scully Osterman will discuss her first collaboration with her husband, Mark Osterman, The Light at Lacock: Sun Sketches at the Twilight of Photography, currently on display at the PRC in The Doors of Perception. The couple created a collection of paper negatives using William Henry Fox Talbot’s original process of photogenic drawing and his earliest camera designs. They trod the same ground as the inventor in the village of Lacock, England, and revisited the miracle of the first chemical sketches made by nature alone. Along the way the couple made some discoveries of their own. Limitations of the early process and an inclement climate eventually guided the Ostermans to concentrate on photographing the effect of light that surrounds a subject rather than that which illuminates it. The results are painterly but also fugitive. As in Talbot’s time, the same light that created these images also destroys them. And so, it is only by the ironic marriage with the digital pigment print that now displaces photography that these colorful sun sketches can be exhibited for the first time.”

BU Photonics Center, Room 206
8 St. Mary’s Street,
Boston, Massachusetts [map]

December 5th, Boston: Artist Talk by Platon “Facing Power”

© 2012 Platon

Photographic Resource Center
Artist Talk by Platon, Facing Power
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Admission: $10 General | $5 PRC members | Free for BU community & students of PRC affiliated institutions

“In this lecture, photographer Platon will share his experience photographing an eclectic mix of subjects from cultural icons to politicians, world leaders, change makers, and human rights activists, as well as his award winning portfolios for The New Yorker. He will focus on his recent collaborations with the Human Rights Watch and will discuss highlights from his ‘Burmese Defenders’ project, his portfolio on the Egyptian Revolution, and the lasting impact of his trip to Russia to photograph civil society in the wake of the 20 year anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union.”

BU Kenmore Classroom Building, Room 101
565 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts [map]

Deadline December 3rd: Unconventional Inventions: Innovative, Unusual & Alternative Approaches to Photography

Photographic Resource Center | Endicott College School of Visual and Performing Arts
Call for Entries: Unconventional Inventions: Innovative, Unusual and Alternative Approaches to Photography
Deadline: Monday, December 3, 2012

“The Photographic Resource Center at Boston University (PRC) is partnering with Endicott College School of Visual and Performing Arts in this exciting call for entries and exhibition. We seek submissions from photographers and other artists who are working in or with photography while also expanding upon the expressive abilities of the medium. The seven-week exhibition will be held at Endicott College’s Carol Grillo Gallery in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts March 11 – April 26, 2013. The opening reception will be Thursday, March 14, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Six to eight photographers will be selected from the entries by esteemed jurors from the Boston photography community.

This riveting show will feature artists who take unconventional and innovative approaches to photography by pushing the boundaries of the medium, using alternative or new processes and techniques, integrating photography with other arts or new technologies, or experimenting with scale or frame. We are open to all work considered “outside the box” as Unconventional Inventions will celebrate photography’s wonderful eccentricities.

Jurors
Francine Weiss, PRC Curator & Loupe Editor
Howard Yezerski, Director, Howard Yezerski Gallery (Boston, MA)
Christopher James, Director of MFA Program in Photography and Photography Department Chair at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University

Fees
$25 for PRC Members. If you are not currently a PRC member, you may join the PRC while paying the entry fee online.

Submission Guidelines

  1. To submit work for this call for entries, you must be a member of the PRC through June 2013. At payment, you can either join the PRC or extend your current membership.
  2. Send up to ten JEPGs (under 1mb each) to unconventional@prcboston.org with an artist statement and resume. After sending work, please visit here to make your entry fee payment online.
  3. You must submit your JEPGs, artist statement, resume, and complete payment by 11:59pm on Monday, December 3, 2012 in order to be considered.
  4. Selected artists are required to ship or drop off work to Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts by Friday, March 1, 2013. If work is shipped, the artist must provide suitable packing materials. Neither the PRC nor Endicott College will be responsible for damaged work that is not accompanied by suitable packing material.
  5. Work MUST be ready to hang or install. If special installation is required, detailed instructions must be provided with the work and, if at all possible, the artist is requested to be present to supervise installation.
  6. Selected artists are required to pick up their work from Endicott after the exhibition OR provide a prepaid bill of lading with Fedex, UPS, or similar shipping service. Artwork pick up dates are listed below.”

Click here to read the full prospectus.

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