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“First announced in 1990, the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize was created by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University 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.
Like Lange and Taylor, and all serious documentarians, the competitive applicants to this prize have a point of view derived from an in-depth understanding of place, history, and the current situation, in concert with a personal relationship to the proposed work. Ultimately, their commitment is to use documentary expression to motivate the thinking and reflection of others.
In 2011, in recognition of the changing environment in which documentary artists conduct their work, the Center for Documentary Studies decided to reframe the prize guidelines. The re-launched 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 idea of “writing” has been expanded to allow words to be represented by audio and video or used 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 winner receives $10,000, features in Center for Documentary Studies’ print and digital publications, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library, Duke University.
The Lange-Taylor Prize is open to documentary artists of any age and nationality 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. Single artists as well as collaborative teams are eligible.
Applicants may submit a portfolio of any combination of the below, for a maximum of 20 uploads. The submission guidelines are designed to accommodate a wide variety of projects. Please submit your materials in a form that best represents your project via http://dukearts.slideroom.com.”
For the full prospectus and variations on media accepted for submission, visit: http://documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/dorothea-lange-paul-taylor-prize/how-to-enter.
“The Aperture Summer Open is an annual open-submission exhibition at Aperture Foundation’s gallery in New York, featuring a wide variety of work drawn from all kinds of photographers. Selected annually by a prominent curator or editor, the exhibition seeks to reveal and report on critical themes and trends driving international contemporary photographic practice. The exhibition opens the doors of the Foundation to all photographers, both well- and lesser-known, as it fosters and promotes new ideas and talent.
The 2016 Summer Open will be curated by Charlotte Cotton, taking its cue from her recent Aperture publication Photography Is Magic.
Entrants must be current Aperture Foundation Members through April 8, 2016. To purchase your membership, please visit aperture.org/join. Upon purchase, you will receive a unique, invitational passcode code that will allow you to enter the 2016 Summer Open through www.callforentry.org. The passcode will begin with “SO2016” and will end with three unique numbers.
If you are already an Aperture Foundation Member, you should have received an e-mail on Monday, February 8 containing your passcode that will allow you to enter. If you did not receive this code or are unsure of your current Member status, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to Submit
All work entered should be contemporary (made within the last five years). If submitting multiple works they do not need to be from a single body of work. You will also need to include:
- Your name, address, and phone number
- The name your work should be credited to, if different from above
- A current resume or 150 word biography
- Between 1-12 images along with the date the work was created, type of photographic medium or other mediums used in creating the work, size, and caption or title
- Statement of up to 250 words about the work submitted. This statement should serve as a short description of the format of your work, as well as your aims for your practice and a discussion of the magical properties of photography.
Most photographs selected will be shown unframed, and attached to the walls of the gallery with pins or magnets. If your work requires specific installation instructions or additional required equipment or materials, please be sure to note this in the description of the image.”
Valid Aperture membership through April 8, 2016 is required to enter, there is no additional submission fee. Join here: http://aperture.org/join.
For the full prospectus visit http://aperture.org/summeropen.
Call for Submissions: Summer 2016 Issue
Deadline: Monday, March 7, 2016
Fee: $20 per series (3-10 images)
Emerging Photographer is a submission-based magazine, showcasing the work of up-and-coming photographers with around five years or less of professional experience. Submissions are now open for the Summer 2016 issue.
We are looking for photographers with a fresh perspective, compelling imagery and an insatiable drive to make an impact within the photography community. The featured photographers will be selected by the editors of Emerging Photographer, PDN and Rf, and their work will appear in the print issue and in a digital edition on issuu.com.
Emerging Photographer is distributed to art buyers, photo editors and creative directors. It has also been distributed at various galleries, Photo LA, PDN‘s 30 events and MOPLA, and exhibited at a pop-up exhibition at MOPLA last summer. This issue, select photographers will have the opportunity to sell prints of their work through CoEdit Collection, an online gallery and space for artists to share their images and ideas with a larger audience. We are always looking for new opportunities for the next group of selected photographers.
- Fine Art
- A feature in Emerging Photographer magazine.
- Print distribution to a targeted list of 8,000 industry creatives, plus additional distribution at major photography festivals and events.
- Online promotion to PDN‘s network of 200k followers.
- Selected photographers will have the opportunity to consult with and sell their winning series through CoEdit Collection.”
For the full prospectus and to submit visit https://emerging.pdncontests.com.
“The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years) from a long-term project—fifteen images; fifteen to twenty pages of writing.
The upcoming prize competition will be for photography. The winner of the competition will receive $3,000 and will have his or her work featured in Document, a periodical published by the Center for Documentary Studies, as well as on the Center’s website. The winner’s work will also be placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library, Duke University.
The 2014 prize, for photography, was given to Iveta Vaivode for “Somewhere on a Disappearing Path,” in which she explores the rural landscape and, perhaps, the last inhabitants, of Pilcene, Latvia, to create a new family album, one full of images of memories she’s imagined.
You will be asked to provide the following:
- 15 film or digital photographs in original format (for example, 35mm, 4×5, or 8×10.)
Please label scans with title, year, and format.
- 1-page statement in pdf format
Please provide context for the photographic essay you are submitting, including the duration of your project and whether it is completed or ongoing. Describe your intentions for the work. Also, if some of your images have been published together in essay form, please include information about where and when they appeared, and how the essay as submitted for the competition is different (or not).
- 1-page biography or C.V. in pdf format
- $35 entry fee
Applicants upload work and submit payment online to http://dukearts.slideroom.com from November 2, 2015, to February 16, 2016. We do not accept submissions through postal services or email.
For the full prospectus, previous award recipients, and FAQs visit: http://documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/cds-documentary-essay-prize.
“Photo District News (PDN), the award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer, has been covering the professional photographic industry for more than 30 years.
In addition to special award of monetary value, the PDN Photo Annual provides entrants with immeasurable exposure in the industry. The competition is consistently acknowledged in Photoshelter’s guide to photography contests for its recognition among photo editors and buyers. Winners’ galleries are published in PDN with additional print distribution to influential creatives looking for new and established talent. The PDN Photo Annual has a reputation for prestige and value.
All photographer’s retain their copyright. Winning work will only published in the print and online winners’ gallery and in promotion related to PDN Photo Annual.
- The $15,000 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture
The Arnold Newman Prize was established by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation in 2009 to recognize and reward excellence in new directions in photographic portraiture. The annual prize winner receives an award of $15,000 and is recognized in ceremonies in New York and at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine. The prize is funded by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation with support from Maine Media Workshops, the American Society of Media Photographers, and PDN.
The prize winner is determined through a two-step process; the first being the submission of work to the PDN Photo Annual competition. Finalists are chosen from the initial submissions and are invited to submit a portfolio of prints and a proposal for a new photographic project. The award money will provide financial support to the winner to complete the photographic project.
- The Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund $4,000 Professional and $2,000 Student Awards
The Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund is sponsored by Parsons The New School for Design and PDN. This award recognizes students and emerging professionals who have outstanding achievements in humanistic photography.
- The $2,500 Sony Emerging Talent Award
The Sony Emerging Talent Award will award an exceptional up-and-coming photographer with a $2,500 cash prize. This year, Sony, in partnership with PHaT Photo and PDN, will offer the winner the opportunity to create a photo essay illustrating the theme “Rediscover Your City” with Sony’s PlayMemories apps, which will be showcased at the PDN Photo Annual Party and featured in a spread in PDN and PHaT Photo.
- The $3,000 PDN Publisher’s Choice Award
The PDN Publisher’s Choice Award can be awarded to any winner of the PDN Photo Annual. The selected photographer will also receive a one-page profile in an issue of PDN.
- ADVERTISING/CORPORATE WORK
Advertising is open to all commissioned advertising campaigns. Personal advertising concepts should be entered in the Personal category. Corporate Work includes projects such as annual reports, catalogs, calendars, promotional stills for motion pictures, marketing work and non-profit commissions for corporate brands. Advertisements with design layouts must be approved by the agency for contest submission.
Open to all commissioned magazine and editorial work. Personal work in the style of editorial photography should be entered in the Personal category. Please do not submit tear sheets.
- PHOTO BOOKS
Mail-in entry and digital upload required. Please see the FAQ “Are mail-in entries allowed?” for mail-in information. Self-published books are welcome. Series entry only (for uploading a selection of layouts + cover)
Open to all published photojournalism and documentary projects, in addition to personal documentary projects.
Sports is open to all types of sports and action imagery.
Self-promo is open to online and print promotions, as well as photography website design. Please select single entries for screenshots of websites (judges will visit your URL). For multi-page print promos, please select series entry to upload multiple layouts—there is NO mail-in entry available.
Open to all personal photography projects.
- STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY
All stock submissions must be currently licensed by stock agencies and approved by the agency for contest submission.
Videos, short films and multimedia presentations must be hosted on a third-party site, such as Vimeo; entries will include a URL to the work. Single entry only.
- STUDENT WORK
The student category is open to all types of still photography produced at an undergraduate or graduate level (must be 18 or older to enter). Recent graduates may submit work produced before graduation, permitting it was created betweenFebruary 2015–Feburary 2016.
- Professional: Single Image $60 | Series, 2–6 images $70.
- Student: Single Image / Series $35.
- Extended deadline entries add a $10 per entry late fee.
- 30% discount with PHOTO+ membership.”
For the full prospectus and to enter visit: https://www.pdnphotoannual.com.
“Laura Valenti is a photographer, curator, educator, and arts director based in Portland, Oregon. She works as Outreach Director at Photolucida, a nonprofit that works to build connections between photographers and the gallery and publishing worlds.
Eligible to all artists using photography as a media to submit up to (3) entries in all themes and photographic processes. All work must be display-ready upon arrival. UVAA commission rates are 30% for UVAA members and 40% for non-members. Entries must be original works of art and entirely created by the entrant. No work will be accepted into this show which is in violation of any copyright. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years. Work must not have been previously exhibited at UVAA.
- Entries submitted must be digital jpeg files uploaded to your free Cafe Account. Entries and awards will be judged by the juror from digital jpeg files. All entries must be made through the CaFE website (www.callforentry.org)
- Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work nor withdraw the work once it is accepted.
- All entries must be for sale.
- All artwork must fit through a standard 3-foot wide door and weigh less than 50 lbs.
- UVAA reserves the right to refuse upon arrival any work that does not match the image or meet hanging criteria or is of unacceptable quality.
- UVAA reserves the right to reproduce artwork from digital images for publicity purposes.
Non-refundable $20 (Members) and $30 (Non-Members) fee for 1–3 artwork entries.
(if applicable, Checks payable to UVAA)
1st Place: $500 | 2nd Place: $200 | 3rd Place: $100.”
For the full prospectus and to apply go to: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3132.
“The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.). Winners will receive over $5,000 in cash awards and be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.
As with the theme, this call is the same but different from most of our others. We will still have a wonderful juror, great cash prizes, an online gallery and a winners’ catalog. That will be the same. The difference will be that cash awards will be larger in lieu of the gallery show we usually produce for Prize Winners and Juror Selections.
Same But Different
The New York Center for Photographic Art is challenging photographers to pair 2 photographs and present them in diptych format (both images in one file). Not any 2 images; rather 2 that seem the same, but different enough to make each unique. They may be 2 versions of an image that you processed differently, or the same scene at different times of day. You might have two portraits of the same person with a feature or features that distinguish the 2 images. The possibilities are endless and the room for interpretation and creativity equally vast.
This call is a little different and one we hope you have fun with when selecting your submissions.
Using the diptych format, send us your pairs of images – two images that are THE SAME BUT DIFFERENT.
This Call for Entry is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers. NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible.
Exhibition and Awards
Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1500. The image will be featured on the home page of the NYC4PA website, in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog.
- First Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $500. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
- Second Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $400. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
- Third Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $300. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
- Jurors’ Selections: 20 additional images will be included in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
- Honorable Mention: 20 additional images will be presented with a certificate of honorable mention, listed in the Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog.”
For the full prospectus and to apply visit: http://www.nyc4pa.com/#!same—different-2015—6/c8ea.
New York Times Lens Blog | CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism
Call for Submissions: Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Reviews
Deadline: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT
Submission Fee: NONE
“Applications are now open for the Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Review, sponsored by the New York Times Lens blog and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. And it’s free — because we think that it should be the quality of the work that matters, not how much money you have.
This will be an opportunity for people in the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other — and have fun.
Saturday, April 2, will be for all photographers 21 and older. Each participant will receive six private critiques. Sunday, April 3, will be solely for photographers 18 to 27 and will consist of at least four private critiques for each participant, as well as workshops on how to best present, promote and publish your photographs. We will screen all applicants and choose 100 participants for Saturday and 50 for Sunday. All kinds of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged.
To enter, submit no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects. The files should be jpegs, 1200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I. We will inform those who are accepted by March 1st.
Please note: Photographers who attended last year’s review are not eligible to apply this year. Photographers who attended two or three years ago can apply for this year’s review, but they must submit new work and expectations will be higher.”
For the complete prospectus and to submit go to: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/fourth-annual-new-york-portfolio-review.
“Photography Now 2016, the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s annual call for entries. Eight to ten photographers will be selected to be featured in the group exhibition in CPW’s gallery from April 16 – June 19, 2016.
This year CPW has invited James Estrin, senior staff photographer for The New York Times, and a founder and co-editor of The New York Times’ Lens Blog to select the winning entries!
Additionally one photographer will be selected for the Directors’ Purchase Prize in which a print is purchased for CPW‘s Permanent Print Collection!
James Estrin is a senior staff photographer for The New York Times. He is also a founder of Lens, the Times’s photography blog, co-editted with David Gonzalez. Mr. Estrin has worked for The Times since 1987 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team in 2001. In addition to photographing, editing and writing, he produces audio and video for nytimes.com.
CPW’s annual Photography Now exhibition celebrates the plurality of photography. From traditional to digital, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. Straight photography, fine art, narrative, documentary, landscape, social issues, still life, mixed media incorporating photography, photographic installations, and digital imaging and collage – are all eligible!
One print by a photographer from the exhibition will be chosen and purchased for CPW’s Permanent Print Collection, held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. CPW’s Collection holds over 1,750 works of art by such program artists as Larry Fink, Robert Heinecken, David Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Lilo Raymond, and Steven Shore, and many more!
Past Purchase Prize recipients include Morgan Ashcom, Lucas Foglia, Thomas Jackson, Ilona Szwarc, among others.
Results will be announced in early March. Selected participants will be given instructions on how, when, and what to send for exhibition.
Selected artists will have their work exhibited in CPW’s gallery from April 16 – June 19, 2016.
- 6, 10, or 20 images (uploaded to CAFE specifications)*
- Artist Statement (up to 2000 characters) or Bio (up to 1 page)
- Appropriate entry fee
- Proof of eligibility for students and seniors (age 65 and up)
*All applicants must be registered users on callforentry.org. Image upload instructions are provided by callforentry.org once you have registered for your free account. Exhibition print sizes will not determine eligibility, however will be considered when selecting the number of framed pieces that will be included in the exhibition.
$50 for 6 images*
$60 for 10 images
$100 for 20 images
*$20 OFF entry fee for Students/Seniors with proof of status. For Student/Senior discount coupon code, email email@example.com with proof of eligibility.”
For the full prospectus and to submit go to: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3150.
Photographic Resource Center
Call for Entries: EXPOSURE: The 20th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition
Deadline: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm MDT
Submission Fee: $40 + current PRC or Institutional membership
“The PRC invites entries for EXPOSURE: The 20th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition and seeks a broad range of 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 ten to fifteen artists. After selecting the artists, the jurors select 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.
- Anita Douthat (PRC Director of Exhibitions, then Curator, 1985 – 1992), now Associate Director, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
- John P. Jacob (PRC Director of Exhibitions, then Executive Director, 1992 – 2000), now McEvoy Family Curator for Photography at Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
- Leslie K. Brown (PRC Curator, 2001 – 2009), now independent curator, educator, and PhD candidate, Boston University, Cambridge, MA
- George Slade (PRC Curator, Program Coordinator, and Loupe Editor, 2010 – 2011), now Founder, Executive Director TC Photo and Principal, re:photographica, Minneapolis, MN
- Francine Weiss (PRC Curator and Loupe Editor, 2012-2014), now independent curator, Collection Manager at Fitchburg Art Museum, Visiting Critic and Faculty, New Hampshire Institute of Art’s low-residency MFA Photography Program, and Instructor, Boston University, Boston, MA.”
For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3203.