Tag: documentary photography

May 4th, NYC: LIVE from the NYPL: Bruce Davidson | Matt Dillon

New York Public Library
LIVE from the NYPL: Bruce Davidson | Matt Dillon
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7:00–9:00 PM
Tickets: $25

“For over half a century, Bruce Davidson has documented the landscape of human life through the lens of his camera. He comes to LIVE in celebration of the publication of Bruce Davidson: Magnum Legacy, the authoritative text on his career, vision, and influence, written by photography critic Vicki Goldberg. Joining him on stage is actor Matt Dillon, a great admirer and collector of Davidson’s work.”

Celeste Bartos Forum, NYPL
42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York, NY 10018

Deadline May 9th: Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize

Duke University | Center for Documentary Studies
Call for Submissions: Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize
Deadline: Monday, May 9, 2016
Fee: $65

“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.

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.

Eligibility
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.

Submission Guidelines
Applicants upload portfolio and submit payment online to http://dukearts.slideroom.com:

  • 

Applicants may submit a portfolio of any combination of the below, for a maximum of 20 uploads:
    • Up to 19 images (photographs/graphics + text) in digital format from an ongoing project (jpg/pdf). Please label images with captions, to include title, year, format. and/or
    • Up to 15-pages of double-spaced writing (edited oral history, descriptive narrative, poetry) from an ongoing project in pdf format. Please include name, address, telephone number, and email address on the first page.
      Note: In the case of a combined pdf of writing and photographs, the document should include no more than 19 images and no more than the equivalent of 15 pages of double-spaced writing.  and/or

    • Up to 10 minutes total of time-based media (whether audio, narrated slide show, video) (mp3/mp4/mov) from an ongoing project. Please label uploads with title, year, format. SlideRoom can also accept links to YouTube/Vimeo.
  • 1-page project description (pdf). Please provide context for the material you are submitting—the nature, duration, and future of the project, where and when the submitted work was made, and your ultimate intentions for the work. How will winning the Lange-Taylor Prize further your work on this project?
  • 1-page statement (pdf) that addresses the use and relationship of words and images in your work. If your project combines audio recordings, text, photographs, and video, for instance, please submit a sample of each and address how these elements “rely on and exploit, in intriguing and effective ways, the interplay of words and images in the creation and presentation” of your work. How is this interplay advantageous in fulfilling the goals of your documentary project?
  • 1-page biography or C.V. for each project partner (pdf).”

For the full prospectus visit: http://documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/dorothea-lange-paul-taylor-prize.

Tucson, April 23rd: Gallery Tour with Rebecca Senf & Film Screening of “Kandahar Journals”

Center for Creative Photography
Saturday, April 23, 2016

1:00 PM – Gallery Tour with Chief Curator Rebecca Senf
“Rebecca (Becky) Senf, chief curator of the Center for Creative Photography, will give a tour of The Lives of Pictures: Forty Years of Collecting at the Center for Creative Photography, currently on view in the CCP galleries. She will give her personal take on the show, sharing the stories of some of her favorite artworks and giving attendees a behind-the-scenes look at how the exhibition was conceived and produced.”

2:00 PM – Film Screening of Louie Palu’s “Kandahar Journals”
Louie Palu, award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker, will be in attendance for the screening of his new film, “Kandahar Journals,” which addresses the impossibility of conveying the reality of war through photographs. This film is shown as part of the Arizona International Film Festival. Click here for trailer and details.”

Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium & Gallery
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

Deadline April 30th: The 15th Annual Inge Morath Award

Magnum Foundation | Inge Morath Foundation
Call for Submissions: The 15th Annual Inge Morath Award
Deadline:
Saturday, April 30, 2016

“The Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Foundation announce the 15th annual Inge Morath Award. The annual award of $5,000 is given to a female photographer under the age of 30, to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. One award winner and up to two finalists are selected by a jury composed of Magnum photographers and the director of the Inge Morath Foundation.

Project Presentation 

  • Your submission must be delivered as a PDF file. (How do I create a PDF with a Mac? How do I create a PDF with a PC?)
  • The first page of your PDF should show your name and the title of your project. Each subsequent page should present a single photograph (unless groups of images are required) with caption (if relevant), using the full frame of the PDF page.
  • Please do NOT format your PDF as a slideshow. Also, please do not password-protect your file.

Image Specifications

  • Your image submission must include 40 – 60 photographs (1200 pixels on the longest side @ 150 DPI saved as a JPEG compression at 8 minimum).
  • Create a folder containing your individual images. Please use numbered filenames indicating the image sequence, with the number coming first in the file name and then last name; for example: 01_Smith, 02_Smith, 03_Smith etc. (use only two digit numbers; 01, 02, 03, etc.).

Required Support Material

  • Project description. This should describe the project and how the Award will be used to complete work on the project.
  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum three pages) including name, email address, telephone number, and mailing address.
  • Scan of ID clearly showing date of birth. All applicants must be under the age of 30 on April 30th, 2016 (in other words, if April 30th is your birthday, and you’re turning 30, then you’re no longer eligible to submit a proposal).”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit https://ingemorath.submittable.com/submit.

April 15 & 16, Conference in Seattle: Collaborations for Cause 2016

Blue Earth Alliance
Collaborations for Cause 2016
April 15 & 16, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“Join an innovative community of non-profit and cause-driven organizations, documentary photographers, filmmakers, change-makers and communications professionals for two days of inspiration and education on the collaborative future of visual storytelling to affect social change.

Each of the presentations will harness the power for visual storytellers, writers, funders, nonprofits, educators, corporations, and public agencies to join together to learn new strategies, tools, and ideas to leverage the power of story and impact social change.  This year’s presenters:

  • Louie Schwartzberg – Keynote Speaker, Moving Art 24/7 Time-Lapse Film
  • Tom Kennedy – Keynote Speaker, Using Collaboration to Make Impactful Change
  • Romeo Durscher – Drones for Good
  • David Patton – Distribution in Social and Digital Platforms: Feeding Your Beasts
  • Tim Greyhavens – Comfort the Afflicted and Afflict the Comfortable: Aligning Photography and Philanthropy to Tell Your Story
  • Julia K. Parrish – Head, Heart or Gut? Making Science Matter to Coastal Communities
  • Russell Sparkman – On the Horizon: What’s Changing and Why You Should Care
  • Bruce Farnsworth & Nicole Donaghy – Forgotten on the Bakken: Illustrating Fracking’s Impact on Traditional Ways of Life
  • Sara Terry – The Aftermath Project, War is Only Half the Story: From Project to Non-Profit
  • Kristie McLean – The Power of Story: Building Bridges and Advocacy for Obstetric Fistula
  • Jeff Cappella – What They See Matters: Testing the Effectiveness of Images
  • Alasdair Turner – Raising Awareness: Visual Stories of Science
  • Greg Constantine – Nowhere People: Fueling Long Term Projects ThroughCollaborative Approaches and Strategies
  • Amy Benson & Scott Squire – A Different Ending: When Documentary Filmmaking and Nonprofit Messaging Conflict
  • Benj Drummond & Sara Joy Steele – High hopes: Storytelling to Make Science More Inclusive and Relevant
  • Daniel Beltra (just added!)”

For more information visit blueearth.org/conference/2016.
To register for one day or both go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaborations-for-cause-innovations-in-visual-storytelling-for-impact-tickets-19952505481.

Deadline May 9th: 2016 Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize

Duke University | Center for Documentary Studies
Call for Entries: 2016 Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize
Deadline: Monday, May 9, 2016, midnight EST
Entry Fee: $65

“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.

Eligibility
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.

Submission Guidelines
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.

Deadline Extended to February 23rd: 2016 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography

Center for Documentary Studies
Call for Entries: 2016 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography
Deadline: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Extended to: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Submission Fee: $35

“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.

Submission Guidelines
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.

AND

  • 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.

Deadline February 4th: Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Reviews

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.

Submission Guidelines
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.

Deadline November 15th: TheDocumentaryProjectFund

TheDocumentaryProjectFund
Deadline: Sunday, November 15, 2015

“TheDocumentaryProjectFund, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving communities through photography, would like to announce its Fall 2015 Fall Call for Entries. Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2015 through November 15, 2015. Two awards will be given:

  • A $5000 award to an established photographer
  • A $3500 Emerging Vision Award will go to a photographer who is either in the beginning stages of a career or undergoing a career transition.

We are looking for talented documentary photographers proposing visually exciting, issue oriented projects within or around their communities.

For more information and to apply visit: thedocumentaryprojectfund.org.”

Deadline July 15th: NOPA’s 2015 Clarence John Laughlin Award

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Entries: Clarence John Laughlin Award
Deadline: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 11:59 PM CDT
Application fee $25 + NOPA membership $35 = $60

The Clarence John Laughlin Award was instituted by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) in 2010 to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

Juror
Dr. Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography, Harn Museum of Art.

Eligibility
Both emerging and established photographers residing in the U.S. may apply. The New Orleans Photo Alliance invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to apply. Still images made from all photographic processes, both traditional and digital will be considered. There are no restrictions on subject matter or genres. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal and emotional statements are all welcome. Still photography or photographic techniques should be integral to the works submitted.

Application Requirements

  1. $25 application fee, to be directed through Paypal immediately after your application has been successfully uploaded.
  2. A portfolio of 10 – 20 images.  Images can originate in any format but must be submitted digitally through our online application process.
  3. Each image submitted should be in jpeg format, 12 inches on the longer side, sized at 72 pixels per inch, saved at the highest setting available (usually 10 or 12). Name your files with your last name then first name and image title using underscores to separate. Example: Doe_Jane_ImageTitle.jpg
  4. Each image submitted will also require a title, dimensions, materials (specifying print medium, i.e. toned silver gelatin print) and year created.  Each image file and its accompanying information will be entered and uploaded one at a time.  You will have the opportunity to review and rearrange the sequence of your portfolio after all files have been uploaded.
  5. A concise description of work, limited to 260 characters maximum, which will be visible to the juror alongside your image portfolio.
  6. A written statement explaining your images, process and intent, 500 words maximum.  A Word document should be copied and pasted into the appropriate area at the beginning of the application form.
  7. Biography or resume/CV.  A Word document file should be copied and pasted into the appropriate area at the beginning of the application form.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: http://neworleansphotoalliance.org/grants/CJL_Award/guidelines.php.

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