Tag: Documentary

Deadline June 30th: LensCulture Emerging Talents 2015

Call for Entries: Emerging Talents 2015
Deadline: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11:59 PM PDT

Fee: $60 for up to 10 images ($35 for students & recent graduates)

“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.

2015 Jurors

  • 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.

September 29th, San Fracisco: Film Screening: “Fred Lyon – Living Through the Lens”

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Film Screening, Fred Lyon – Living Through the Lens
Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Tickets: Regular $10 | YBCA Member, Student, Senior, Teacher $8 | YBCA You FREE

“This world premiere is an intimate exposé of San Francisco photographer Fred Lyon, who is still going strong after seven decades behind the camera. Though Lyon is one of America’s leading advertising, interior design, architectural, food, wine, and travel photographers, he is best known locally for his mood-soaked street photography of San Francisco in the ’40s and ’50s. Lyon photographed the transformation of his treasured hometown into a center for optimism, prosperity, and growth after World War II, a truly extraordinary documentation of the City in black-and-white. Fred Lyon: Living Through the Lens tells the story of this prolific, innovative artist. (2013, 52 min, digital)”

Director Michael House and Fred Lyon will be present for the screening.

701 Mission Street
San Francisco, California

TODAY August 1st, NYC: Film and Conversation: “We Are Alive! The Fight to Save Braddock Hospital”

Still from the film We Are Alive! The Fight to Save Braddock Hospital. Photo courtesy of Tony Buba

Brooklyn Museum
Film and Conversation with LaToya Ruby Frazier and Tony Buba:
We Are Alive! The Fight to Save Braddock Hospital

Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm

We Are Alive! The Fight to Save Braddock Hospital (Tony Buba, 2012, 85 min.). This documentary chronicles the residents of Braddock, Pennsylvania, organizing to fight a corporate healthcare giant to keep their community hospital. Shot in cinema verité style, the film follows the work of the community over a two-year period through daily setbacks and struggles, portraying a town’s strength, dignity, and spirit.

The screening is presented in conjunction with the exhibition LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital. A conversation between Frazier and Buba follows the film. Tickets are included in Museum admission and are available in advance at www.museumtix.com or at the Visitor Center.”

Brooklyn Museum
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York

May 30th, Seattle: Artist Talk by Emily Hanako Momohara


© 2013 Emily Hanako Momohara

Photo Center NW 
Artist Talk by Emily Hanako Momohara
Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Tickets: $10 (suggested donation)

“Photo Center is proud to welcome photographic artist and filmmaker Emily Hanako Momohara to an artist talk at Photo Center NW. Momohara will be spending the month of June working in and around Seattle (and at PCNW) on a new documentary film about a woman named May Namba whose life has chronicled many of life’s hardest and cherished aspects: war, incarceration, freedom, discrimination, love, family, generosity, patriotism and perseverance. Learn more about the project here.

As part of her presentation, Momohara will discuss her other photography projects: Islands, Koden and Desert Sands. Intrigued by collective memory and its relationship to the imagination, her images combine the real and fictional to create places that explore myth and belonging. 
As in her documentary film, Momohara deals with issues of loss and legacy. Eerily beautiful and strangely quiet, Momohara’s photographs convey at once the idea of obscurity and the quest for information.”

Photo Center NW
900 12th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122

Deadline November 4th: Houston Center for Photography 2012 Fellowships

Houston Center for Photography
2012 Fellowships
Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2011
Entry fee: $35 for 10 images | open to all

“Two fellowship recipients will be awarded $2,500 each and a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2012. One Houston-based artist (residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston including the Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas) will receive the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship and another artist from anywhere in the world, outside the Houston area, will receive the HCP Fellowship. Christopher Rauchenberg of Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR) will jury the fellowship selection.

HCP Fellowships are geared towards the completion and presentation of new work; submissions of work in progress are acceptable. The competition is open to all
photographic, film/video, and lens-based installation work. One fellowship will be awarded to an artist residing within a 100- mile radius of Houston (including the  Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas). A second fellowship will be awarded to an artist living anywhere in the U.S or abroad. The entry fee is $35 for up to 10 images. Past recipients, HCP staff, Board, Advisory Council, Committee members and their significant others are not eligible.

Rules for Entry
Participants must be, or become, HCP members at the time of submission. Everyone must create a new account with Smarter Entry. Artists must submit a proposal for the Fellowship project, outlining its conceptual objective(s) and intended outcome(s). The proposal must not exceed 800 words in length and must be pasted into the notes section of the uploading process. Acceptance will be based on the unified body of work by each artist rather than on individual images. Preference will be given to new work or work created within the last two (2) years that has not been widely exhibited in the Houston area. A maximum of 10 digital image files (jpg, compression at 7 (medium), sRGB or RGB, 72ppi, no larger than 1280 pixels on the longest side, layers flattened, 8 bit mode, with file names not including characters other than a period) are acceptable. Upload the images in the reverse order you would like them to be displayed.  No slides, please. All files must be titled with a number corresponding to the entry form, your last name, title of work, and year of completion.”

For the full prospectus and to submit, click here.

All applications must be submitted online through SmarterEntry.com. We will not accept emailed submissions, CDs or actual prints.

May 13th, Austin: Postcards from America at the Harry Ransom Center

Harry Ransom Center
Postcards from America
Photography Discussion

May 13, 2011, 7:00 pm
Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall [map]

“As part of their Postcards from America tour, five Magnum photographers will discuss photography and ways to picture America for this discussion.

In the first of a series of trips around America, five Magnum photographers and one writer will be travelling from San Antonio, Texas, to Oakland, California, between May 12 and May 26, 2011. Informally meet photographers Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Alec Soth, Mikhael Subotzky, and writer Ginger Strand on the plaza in front of the Ransom Center from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. before their 7 p.m. discussion in the auditorium.”

VIEW A LIVE WEBCAST of this event starting at approximately 7 p.m. CST on Friday, May 13.

Deadline May 23rd: Call for Proposals: Documentary Photography Audience Engagement Grant

Open Society Foundations
Call for Proposals: Documentary Photography Audience Engagement Grant
A Grant to Encourage New Ways of Presenting Documentary Photography to the Public

Deadline: May 23, 2011, 5:00 pm (EST)

“The Audience Engagement Grant (formerly called the Distribution Grant) supports photographers to take an existing body of work on a social justice or human rights issue and devise an innovative way of using that work as a catalyst for social change. We are interested in well-designed projects that inspire audiences visually and create meaningful interactions with photographic content.

Projects should combine existing bodies of work with programming or tools that give viewers a deeper, more nuanced understanding of issues and empower them to participate in the process of improving their own or others’ realities. Projects should also include a partnership between a photographer and an organization that combines expertise in documentary photography with experience working on the topic or community the project addresses.”

Five to eight grants of $5,000 to $30,000 will be awarded.

Click here for the application guidelines.


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