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Deadline July 7, 2014: En Foco: New Works Photography Fellowship Awards #18

En Foco
Call for Entries: New Works Photography Fellowship Awards #18

Deadline: Monday, July 7, 2014

“En Foco, Inc. invites U.S. based photographers of Latino, African and Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and Pacific, to submit work to the New Works Photography Fellowship Awards #18. The program encourages artists to create or continue an in-depth photographic series, in any photo-based fine art or documentary style/genre.

Our aim is to identify and promote talented emerging and mid-career artists, creating a cross-cultural dialogue and providing artists with exposure and growth opportunities. There is no fee to apply.

Juror
Danielle Jackson, Bronx Documentary Center

Requirements

  • Your work should address issues that are relevant to your personal experience. Photographic imagery should contain a cultural consciousness that is grounded in identity and the search for a personal statement. This is completely open to your interpretation. Visit www.enfoco.org to view works by prior winners.
  • You may propose a new project idea, or propose to continue an existing body of work. Decisions will be based upon quality of images submitted.
  • If selected, your new work must consist of 15-20 exhibition-quality images. En Foco’s staff will curate the group exhibition in 2015, at which time the honorarium is paid.
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to become En Foco members. Basic membership includes a subscription to Nueva Luz photographic journal, a 1/2 hour in-house Portfolio Review, free admission at photo museums, discounts to En Foco workshops, and invitations to all En Foco events. Additional membership levels include more extensive benefits and substantial discounts.

Submission Requirements

  • Register at CallforEntry.org, and follow the directions for sizing and uploading your images.
  • A written project proposal/description (no more than 500 words). Describe specific aspects of your work such as subject matter, context, content, location, and personal relevance.
  • A one-page biography and/or resume.
  • A statement about your work as an artist.
  • Fifteen tightly edited images from the same series. CaFÉ image preparation tips can be found at: https://www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml
  • For more submission tips, go to: www.enfoco.org/index.php/programs/submissions/ (scroll down for New Works FAQs).

 

May 31st, NYC: Artist Talk & Opening Reception: Ruben Natal-San Miguel “NYC: Concrete Jungle”

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© 2014 Ruben Natal-San Miguel

En Foco
Artist Talk & Opening Reception by Ruben Natal-San Miguel,
NYC: Concrete Jungle
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 2:00-3:00
Reception: 3:00-4:00

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
tel: 212-923-6054

November 12th, NYC: En Foco | An Evening of Art & Cocktails

En Foco
An Evening of Art & Cocktails (+ Silent Auction)
Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 6:00-9:00 pm
Tickets: $75 (+ other options)

“The Board of Directors of En Foco cordially invites you to join us for an evening of Art and Cocktails. This year, we celebrate the artists in our nationally travelling exhibition & book, En Foco/In Focus: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection.

Among the honorees in attendance, are Charles Biasiny-Rivera, Delilah Montoya, Valdir Cruz, Ricky Flores, Groana Melendez, George Malave, Jane Tam, Wendel White and more.

Take this unique opportunity to purchase one of only 50 collectors edition books, which have been pre-signed by many of the artists; meet several of the En Foco artists in the Collection; or purchase prints in the Silent Auction.

Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate with us, and have this special book in your collection for posterity.

Silent Auction
Prints: by George Malave, Jared Soares, Noelle Theard, Pixy Liao, Alex Morel, Pete Pin, Steve Cagan, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Daniel Ballesteros, Miriam Romais, Frank Gimpaya, Lola Flash, Groana Melendez, and Sonia Louise Davis. Preview the work on our BLOG.

Other auction items include: consultations with photo marketing maven M.V. Swanson with her Publish Your Photography Book ($300 value each); Dulce Pinzon’s signed “Superheros” book ($25 value); La Palapa Cocina Mexicana’s famous brunch for four ($100 value); Gift Certificates to Zuppa (2 @ $100 ea) & Guapo restaurants (2 @ $50) in Yonkers, General Art Framing ($100 value), Sueños Restaurant, and more!”

Dejavu Boutique
223 East 60th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Ave)
New York, New York  [map]

December 4th, NYC: Opening Reception for Alejandra Regalado “In Reference To”

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© 2013 Alejandra Regalado

En Foco
Alejendra Regalado, In Reference To

Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 5:00-7:30 pm

Alejandra Regalado‘s project, In Reference To is a photographic project about Mexican female immigrants across the U.S. In Reference To explores issues of cultural identity, femininity and the relationship between these themes and personal objects. When completed in 2014, In Reference To will be a five-part series: New York, Idaho & Oregon, Texas, Illinois and California. Each will feature 100 Mexican women who immigrated to the United States at different points in their lives, alongside the 100 personal objects each woman chose to represent their most personal connection to Mexico and the lives they left behind when they immigrated to the U.S.”  To learn more about this project read The Blue Review’s article.

The exhibition will be on view October 27, 2013 – February 7, 2014.

Pregones Theater
571 – 575 Walton Avenue
(btwn 149 & 150th St, one block west of the Grand Concourse)
Bronx, New York

En Foco New Works Photography Fellowship Awards #17 Winners Announced!

En Foco
New Works Photography Fellowship Awards #17 – Winners Announced

Congratulations to the artists selected for this year’s New Works Photography Fellowship Awards Program. Of the hundreds of applications received, the recipients are:

Paccarik Orue
Elva Maria Salinas

Tomiko Jones
William Wilson
An Rong Xu

Note from the juror, Mary Virginia Swanson

The experience of reviewing the portfolios of photographs submitted to New Works #17 proved to be an extremely challenging task. The work of the applicants informed and challenged me, and made me eager to see and learn more. Many of the projects asked the viewer to look outward and consider issues from different perspectives, while others invited us to look inside and reconsider who we are as individuals living among others on this planet.

August 7th, NYC: En Foco New Works #16 Closing Reception

En Foco
New Works #16: En Foco’s Photography Fellowship Awards Exhibition
Closing Reception: Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 5:00-9:00 pm

“New Works #16 features work by Mercedes Dorame, Yijun Pixy Liao, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Daniel Ballesteros and Jared Soares.”

This year’s competition was juried by Natasha Egan, Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL.  For more information about this year’s selected artists and the award, visit www.enfoco.org.  The exhibition will be up until August 30, 2013.

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
450 Grand Concourse (at 149th Street)
Bronx, New York  [map]

Deadline Extended to July 7th: En Foco New Works Competition #17

En Foco
Call for Entries: New Works Competition #17
Deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 1:59 am EDT

Deadline Extended to: Sunday July 7, 2013 (10:59pm PST /11:59pm MST /12:59am CST/1:59am EST)

“En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship Awards is an annual program selecting several U.S. based photographers of Latino, African or Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and Pacific, through a free, national call for entries.

New Works helps artists to create or complete an in-depth photographic series exploring themes of their choice, and provides the infrastructure needed for national visibility and a professional exhibition of their new work in the New York area. The goal is to identify and promote talented emerging and mid-career artists, creating a cross-cultural dialogue and providing artists with exposure and growth opportunities.

Work can be in any photo-based style or genre (documentary, autobiographical, landscape, abstract, digital, pinhole, etc), or photo-based medium (installation, mixed media, alternative processes, etc).

Juror: Mary Virginia Swanson, Marketing Consultant/Trusted Advisor to Artists, Author and Educator, mvswanson.com

Requirements

  1. Your work should address issues that are relevant to your personal experience. Photographic imagery should contain a cultural consciousness that is grounded in identity and the search for a personal statement. This is completely open to your interpretation. Visit www.enfoco.org to view works by prior winners.
  2. You may propose a new project idea, or propose to continue an existing body of work. Decisions will be based upon quality of images submitted.
  3. If selected, your new work must consist of 15-20 exhibition-quality images. The group exhibition will be curated by En Foco’s staff in 2014, at which time the honorarium is paid.
  4.  Although not required, applicants are encouraged to become En Foco members. Basic membership includes a subscription to Nueva Luz photographic journal, a 1/2 hour in-house Portfolio Review, free admission at photo museums, discounts to En Foco’s portfolio review sessions, and invitations to all En Foco events. Additional membership levels include more extensive benefits and substantial discounts.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Register at CallforEntry.org, and follow the directions for sizing and uploading your images.
  2. A written project proposal/description (no more than 500 words). Describe specific aspects of your work such as subject matter, context, content, location, and personal relevance.
  3. A one-page biography and/or resume.
  4. A statement about your work as an artist.
  5. Fifteen tightly edited images from the same series. CaFÉ image preparation tips can be found at: https://www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1316&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes.

Deadline June 30th: En Foco New Works Photography Fellowship Awards #17

En Foco
Call for Entries: New Works Competition #17
Deadline, Sunday, June 30, 2013, 1:59 am EDT

“En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship Awards is an annual program selecting several U.S. based photographers of Latino, African or Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and Pacific, through a free, national call for entries.

New Works helps artists to create or complete an in-depth photographic series exploring themes of their choice, and provides the infrastructure needed for national visibility and a professional exhibition of their new work in the New York area. The goal is to identify and promote talented emerging and mid-career artists, creating a cross-cultural dialogue and providing artists with exposure and growth opportunities.

Work can be in any photo-based style or genre (documentary, autobiographical, landscape, abstract, digital, pinhole, etc), or photo-based medium (installation, mixed media, alternative processes, etc).

Juror: Mary Virginia Swanson, Marketing Consultant/Trusted Advisor to Artists, Author and Educator, mvswanson.com

Requirements

  1. Your work should address issues that are relevant to your personal experience. Photographic imagery should contain a cultural consciousness that is grounded in identity and the search for a personal statement. This is completely open to your interpretation. Visit www.enfoco.org to view works by prior winners.
  2. You may propose a new project idea, or propose to continue an existing body of work. Decisions will be based upon quality of images submitted.
  3. If selected, your new work must consist of 15-20 exhibition-quality images. The group exhibition will be curated by En Foco’s staff in 2014, at which time the honorarium is paid.
  4.  Although not required, applicants are encouraged to become En Foco members. Basic membership includes a subscription to Nueva Luz photographic journal, a 1/2 hour in-house Portfolio Review, free admission at photo museums, discounts to En Foco’s portfolio review sessions, and invitations to all En Foco events. Additional membership levels include more extensive benefits and substantial discounts.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Register at CallforEntry.org, and follow the directions for sizing and uploading your images.
  2. A written project proposal/description (no more than 500 words). Describe specific aspects of your work such as subject matter, context, content, location, and personal relevance.
  3. A one-page biography and/or resume.
  4. A statement about your work as an artist.
  5. Fifteen tightly edited images from the same series. CaFÉ image preparation tips can be found at: https://www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1316&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes.

May 17th, NYC: Opening Reception for “Cambodian Diaspora” by Pete Pin

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© 2013 Pete Pin

En Foco | Exhibitions
Pete Pin, Cambodian Diaspora
Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 2013, 4:30-6:00
Artist Talk at 6:00-7:00 pm

“En Foco’s Touring Gallery Community Exhibitions presents photographs from Pete Pin’s Cambodian Diaspora series.

Born in a Cambodian refugee camp where both parents worked in labor camps, Pin immigrated to the U.S. in 1983. Drawing from the experiences of his family as survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979), Pin photographs Cambodian communities throughout the United States. He documents the struggle and pain of the survivors and the direct descendants of the genocide that took millions of lives. The series is a testament to those who died, and an examination of where future generations are now. In an attempt to understand his heritage, Pin pays tribute to the lives of the survivors.

Pin states, “I have struggled for most of my life to understand the legacy of my people. They are among the most heavily traumatized people in modern memory, the human aftermath of a cultural, political, and economic revolution that killed an estimated two million, nearly a third of the entire population, within a span of four years. That tragedy casts a long shadow on the lives of Cambodians that bleeds generationally, manifesting itself across generations.”

Te exhibition will be up until July 19, 2013.

Montefiore Family Health Center
360 E. 193 Street
Bronx, New York 10458  [map]
Monday-Thursday, 8am-8pm
Friday, 8m-4pm; Saturday, 8am-12-pm

Deadline Extended, August 2nd: En Foco New Works Fellowship #16

En Foco has extended their deadline for the New Works Photography Fellowship Awards #16 to Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:00 am (midnight) PDT, 1:00am MDT, 2:00am CDT, 3:00am EDT.

For details and to submit, click here.

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