Tag: documentary photography
“Award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced images of some of the most important conflict and humanitarian crises that have made headlines around the world. Numerous museums and galleries have featured his work, including The Louvre, United Nations, and The Council on Foreign Relations. Co-founder of the photo agency VII, his work is published by magazines worldwide.
He has published three critically acclaimed collections of his photography: Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul and Haiti:12 January 2010. Haviv has been the central character in three films including National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk that explores the hazards inherent in combat photography. In addition, Haviv regularly speaks about his work on television and radio such as ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, The Charlie Rose Show, Good Morning America, BBC, CNN and NPR.
Presented in conjunction with with Ron Haviv’s workshop Finding Your Visual Voice in Photojournalism. To learn more click here. ”
Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University | The Honickman Foundation
Call for Entries: CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography
Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:59 pm EDT
Entry Fee: $70
“Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University and The Honickman Foundation (THF), based in Philadelphia, co-sponsor this prestigious biennial prize for American photographers. The only prize of its kind, the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition is open to North American and Canadian photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work and who use their cameras for creative exploration, whether it be of places, people, or communities; of the natural or social world; of beauty at large or the lack of it; of objective or subjective realities. The prize honors work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose.
Winners of the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography receive a grant of $3,000, publication of a book of photography, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of the prizewinners. The winner will also be given a solo exhibit at the Center for Documentary Studies and the photographs will then be placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke University’s Rubenstein Library.
Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator of the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, will serve as panel judge for the selection committee that chooses the semifinalists and finalists for the prize.
The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is open to North American citizens of any age who have yet to publish a book-length work, defined as a publication that focuses on the photographer’s work, contains more than 30 of the photographer’s images, and is sold through conventional book distribution channels.
The prize’s focus is on creating an opportunity for photographers who are engaged in the creation of a continued, active, and vital body of work to publish a first book. To this end, photographers who have a self-published, print-on-demand, or limited-edition book (with a print run of 100 copies or more) that is currently being promoted and sold on the Internet are not eligible for the award.
If you have self-published or been published in a limited edition, we require that you disclose this information in your artist’s statement and biography and send a copy of the publication. We additionally request that you submit an entirely new body of work for consideration or that no more than 5 images from the originally published body of work are included in the 40 images you submit.
Submit applications and payment online to fbp.slideroom.com:
- 40 photographs drawn from an ongoing or recently completed project, which represent a coherent body of work suitable for publication. At least twenty-five of these images must have been made within the last three years (from 2010 on). Those who have submitted work in a previous competition should be sure to include at least twenty new images in their application.
- 1-page document with all 40 captions. Please include a separate caption list for all 40 images that provides information on where and when the picture was made.
- 1-page artist’s statement. Provide context for the forty images, describe the larger body of work, including how long the project has been in progress, and how the photographs constitute a potential book.
- 1-page biography or CV.”
For the full prospectus and to learn more about the prize visit: firstbookprizephoto.com.
Eddie Adams Workshop: Barnstorm XXVII
Applications due: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Application fee: $50
“The Eddie Adams Workshop is an intense four-day gathering of the top professionals in photojournalism, along with 100 carefully selected students. The Workshop’s purpose is to create a forum in which an exchange of ideas, techniques, and philosophies can be shared between both established members and newcomers of the profession of picture journalism. The Workshop is tuition-free, and 100 students are accepted based on the merit of their portfolios from a pool of college students, professionals with 3 years or less experience, and U.S. military photographers.”
This year’s workshop will be October 10-13, 2014 in Jeffersonville, New York.
Artist Talk & Opening Reception by Ruben Natal-San Miguel,
NYC: Concrete Jungle
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 2:00-3:00
“Ruben Natal–San Miguel work has been widely exhibited and published. His work is mostly focused on the ongoing gentrification throughout the five boroughs of New York City and the documentation of the eminent loss of street life and traditions that were part of the various city neighborhoods.”
The exhibition will be on view until June 20, 2014.
Washington Heights Branch/NYPL
1000 St. Nicholas Avenue @ 160th Street
New York, NY 10033
“Blue Earth sponsors documentary projects whose goal is to educate the public about critical environmental and social issues. We are primarily interested in work that is educational and informational in nature and will consider proposals of any geographic scope involving the photographic and motion picture mediums. Our standard contract sponsors the project for two years.
Blue Earth offers fiscal accountability to the projects we accept for sponsorship. As a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, Blue Earth is eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions from private foundations, individuals, or other entities.
Along with this fiscal accountability, we also offer other services. When you join our community of visual storytellers, we offer mentorship throughout the life of your project sponsorship, publicity on our blog and newsletters, help with PR and marketing, and more depending upon individual needs.
We accept submissions for sponsorship twice each year, January 20th and July 20th. Materials must be received in our offices by the deadline. We announce recipients approximately two months later.”
For further details, previously and currently sponsored projects, and the application process visit: www.blueearth.org/projects/submit.cfm.
“The Open Society Documentary Photography Project invites proposals for the 2014 Audience Engagement Grant Program, revised and updated this year to include two tracks of support for project development and project implementation.
We are seeking documentary photographers, photo-based artists, and socially engaged practitioners who use their work to go beyond representing a human rights or justice issue to creating change.
Track One: Project Development
Grantees will receive funding to attend an Open Society–organized retreat in December of 2014. This event will be designed in collaboration with Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program, whose nationally recognized workshops provide participants with essential practical tools and strategies to help them move their project and career goals forward. Attendees will become part of a larger Audience Engagement Grant cohort, with opportunities to connect both during the conference and after. Track One Guidelines PDF.
Track Two: Project Implementation
Grantees will receive funding to execute (or continue executing) their projects as well as attend December’s retreat. Track Two Guidelines PDF.
- Documentary photographers, photo-based artists, and socially engaged practitioners who use their work to move target audiences beyond the act of looking, to directly participate in activities or processes that lead to change around an issue.
- Individuals who establish meaningful partnerships with others committed to realizing change and who bring a complementary set of skills and expertise.
- Projects that use photography or photo-based art creatively and innovatively to reach a project’s unique audience.
- Projects with goals that are ambitious, yet realistic and achievable.
Download and carefully review each track’s guidelines here for more detailed information on eligibility and criteria. Submit your applications online at: osf.submittable.com/submit.
If you have questions about which track you should apply for, or if your project is eligible, please contact Anna Overstrom-Coleman at: firstname.lastname@example.org (include the subject line: “Audience Engagement Grant”).
We will hold a webinar information session on Monday, May 19, 2014. Please check our Facebook page in early May for more details on this event.”
View the full prospectus at www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/audience-engagement-grant.
“The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.
The Smith Grant was established in 1978 following the death of Gene Smith, the legendary American photo essayist. It is today the most prestigious honor in documentary photography. Every year it recognizes a photographer who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion.
The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, INC., a not-for-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, independently administers the grant program that provides photographers with the financial freedom to carry out or complete major photographic essays. For 2013, the amount of the grant will be $30,000. An additional $5,000 in fellowship money will be dispersed, at the discretion of the jury, to one or more finalists deemed worthy of special recognition. Awards will be presented in a ceremony held in New York City in early October.
Applicants will need to provide:
- Background in Photography: Formal education, workshops, apprenticeships, self-teaching, etc.
- Photographic Experience: Staff positions, freelance work, etc
- Awards, Grants, Other Qualifications and Distinctions
- Photographic Essays Previously Completed: Books (Title & publisher), Exhibitions (Title, location & city)
- Professional References: Include name, address, telephone number
- Title and Brief Summary of Smith Grant Project
- The applicant must affirm that the proposed project is ongoing.
- Applicants should include a written proposal that is concise, journalistically realizable, visually translatable, and humanistically driven. It should be no longer than 2 pages and submitted as a microsoft word document.
- Applicants should provide educational and professional qualifications.
- Up to 40 images, formatted as such:
- At least 1500 pixels on the long dimension
- Resolution: 72 dpi
- Name the files with your first and last names and use an underscore to separate the names. At the end of the file name add a sequence number starting with: 01. Example: John_Smith01.jpg, John_Smith02.jpg, John_Smith03.jpg.”
- Submit applications online or by mail.”
For the full prospectus and to apply visit: smithfund.org/eugene-smith-grant.
Vienna International Photo Awards
Deadline Thursday, May 15, 2014
Fee: 35 EUR for 1-5 images
“The Vienna International Photo Awards, or VIPA for short, mission is to draw more attention to documentary photography in Austria and worldwide. Ever since we have established the first edition, VIPA has become one of the leading documentary photography contests. We wanted VIPA to be different as we focus on a niche between press and art photography that is often lost sight of. The uniqueness of documentary photography lies in its rendering of a wide variety of themes, its distinct image characteristics and the plurality of perceptions in a way not found in press photography or art photography.
For VIPA 2014, we have 3 submission categories:
- Professional = Prize of 4.000 EUR
- Amateur = Prize of 3.000 EUR
- Smartphone = Prize of 2.000 EUR
- The competition is open for professional, amateur and student photographers from any country. Applicants must be 18 years old or over.
- Submissions must be based on a body of work and entries will consist of whole or partial photos series. Photographs can be in black and white or in color, in any format. Only digital files are accepted. Do not send original prints.
- There is no specific theme, only documentary photography. The submitted pictures have to focus on documentary photo-reportages such as social, cultural, political or environmental issues.
- All digital images should be provided as jpgs only, 72 dpi, image width not to exceed 1024 pixels on the longest side.
- Files should be titled as follows: surname.firstname.01.jpg
- For example: Name: Jacques Borgetto / Images to submit: 2
- Rename as: borgetto.jacques.01.jpg, borgetto.jacques.02.jpg.”
Visit thevipawards.com/2014 for the full prospectus, juror bios, and to submit.
April 27th Deadline: Nooderlicht International Photofestival Submissions “An Ocean of Possibilities”
“This Sunday, 27 April is the last chance to submit for An Ocean of Possibilities, the theme of the Noorderlicht 2014 International Photofestival. In a contemporary parallel to the vision of the Frisian author Jan Slauerhoff, the main exhibition looks at people around the world who want to think ‘outside the box’ and who, dissatisfied with the status quo, set out in search of alternatives.
Professional photographers and curators are welcome to submit their work or proposals throughout the year. Most Noorderlicht exhibitions we curate and produce ourselves, so we are always looking for interesting, innovative and high quality work for the annual Photofestival, the exhibitions in the Noorderlicht Photogallery and for contributions to the Noorderlicht Projects.
Your submission should be accompanied by (word or pdf file in Dutch or English only):
- curriculum vitae with full contact details
- clear description of the work
- synopsis of this description in 100 words at most
- any additional documentation you feel is needed, such as publications (not required)
- if applicable: any specifications for presenting the work that we must take into account, such as special (fixed) formats or materials
Your image files should be sent:
- in JPEG, JPG or TIFF format
- saved with a resolution of appr. 1000 x 1500 pixels
- in RGB or grayscale mode (no CMYK)
- in one layer
- with color profiles included, in case color management is used.”
For the full prospective visit www.noorderlicht.com/en/info/submitting-work.
“The Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is pleased to announce Documentary: 19th Annual Photography Exhibition, and our esteemed juror, Whitney C. Johnson. This year the theme is documentary. An artist statement is encouraged with your entry. Selected entries will be exhibited in Seattle, WA at PCNW August 2014. All photo processes are welcome.
Whitney C. Johnson, Director of Photography at The New Yorker.”
For the full prospectus visit: pcnw.org/gallery/call-for-entries/documentary19th-annual.
Entries to be submitted online only through CallforEntries.org here: http://bit.ly/1qsqNzf.