Earlier this month, coauthors Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes met at the Phoenix Art Museum to participate in the jurying process for the INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks. The jurying was then completed by:
Abigail Nersesian, Librarian, Phoenix Art Museum
Jennifer Barnella, Retail Sales Manager, Phoenix Art Museum
Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography
Becky Senf, Norton Family Curator, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum
Larissa Leclair, Founder, Indie Photobook Library.
“The jury reviewed 271 submissions from 15 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The exhibition represents the 151 books they chose, as examples of the wide range of photobooks being produced today.”
The exhibition will be on view, August 23 to September 28, 2014 at:
Phoenix Art Museum
Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography
NE corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Or, if you can’t make it to Phoenix to pore over the books in person, you can view them online by following the links in the list of accepted books at infocus-phxart.org/photobooks.
“The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host a photo art exhibit that invites members of the community to share their photographic talent and eye for everything that is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEaM). The “Atomic STEaM Photography Show” exhibition will open on November 8, 2014, and will display photography ranging from the literal engineering feats of the Great Wall of China and the Great Pyramid of Giza, to the abstract interpretation of science as seen through a plant experiencing photosynthesis. Though all photographs must relate in some way to the overall theme of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, they are open to interpretation by the photographer.
Any individual, from a professional photographer to a student with a camera phone, may submit a photograph to this competition/exhibition with the hope to not only win a cash prize but to also have their work on display in a nationally accredited, Smithsonian affiliated museum. All winning entries will debut at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History from November 8, 2014, through January 4, 2015.
Panel of Jurors
Thomas Barrow, Emeritus Professor of Art and Art History, University of New Mexico
Mary Anne Redding, Chair of Photography Department, Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Steve Yates, Fulbright Scholar, Museum Curator, Photographic Artist, International Lecturer and Writer
1st Place Award – $500 Cash Prize
2nd Place Award – $250 Cash Prize
3rd Place Award – $150 Cash Prize
Three Honorable Mention Awards – $50 Cash Prizes”
For the full prospectus and to enter visit: www.nuclearmuseum.org/see/exhibits/atomic-steam-photography-show.
“Stephen Marc will discuss his use of archival documents and images as well as extensive research in his creative process. Marc constructs compelling layered narratives made up of his panoramic photographs of historical landscapes interwoven with found remnants of the past—racially charged caricatures and cartoons, trade cards, illustrations and slave documents. The results are challenging, visually charged images of the places and remnants of the African Diaspora. In his artist statement, Marc writes, “My work is an interpretive relocation of, and commentary on, the limited representations and accounts of the black experience, into the early years of the 20th century, that were usually defined from outside the community. My intent is to allow the haunting of the past to symbolically resurface providing a layered contextualization of what was…”
Marc is one of two highly established artists invited to anchor the current exhibition, Unpacking the Archives: Frameworks for Change—Activate Now!, co-curated by Dennie Eagleson, former creative director of the Herndon Gallery, and Raewyn Martyn, visiting professor of visual arts at Antioch College.”
Antioch College, Herndon Gallery
South Hall Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, Ohio
“The aim of Critical Mass, and all Photolucida programming, is to provide participants with career-building opportunities and to promote the best emerging and mid-career artists working today.
Critical Mass is a program about exposure and community. The idea is simple—photographers (from anywhere) submit a 10-image portfolio. This work is then pre-screened by a committee of approximately 25 jurors. From those votes, 200 finalists are determined. The 200 finalists then pay an additional submission fee and their work goes on to a jury of over 200 of the world’s best photography professionals who have agreed to view and vote on the finalists’ work. See the list of jurors!
Although the primary intent of Critical Mass is exposure (which is a benefit to all who enter), we are pleased to also offer awards each year. The awards for Critical Mass 2014 are:
Monograph Award – One photographer will be chosen for Photolucida’s prestigious monograph award. A hardbound book of their work will be published, distributed internationally, and given to all jurors and entrants in this year’s Critical Mass.
Artist Residency Award – One photographer will be chosen for a four-week residency in 2015 at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Captiva Island (Florida) estate.
Solo Show Award – One photographer will be chosen for an exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland during Portland Photo Month in April, 2015. The exhibition will be one of the highlights of Photolucida’s biennial Portfolio Reviews event.
May 5th – 31st early-bird price: $65 ($80 for international submissions)
May 31st – July 16th: $75 ($90 for international submissions)
Finalists’ Round: Photographers selected for the finalists round pay an additional $200. Their work is then sent on to the full panel of 200 jurors.
To learn more about Critical Mass and see previous Top 50 entrants visit: www.photolucida.org/critical-mass.
“[Edward] Hopper was a master at using light to expressively illuminate his subject. I also like the fact that almost all of his human subjects are contemplative. There is, for the most part, no action. This sense of quietude contributes to the open-ended quality of the narratives, and leaves room for significant emotional depth. This seems a lot like real life, and what I would like to carry over in my work.” — Richard Tuschman
The exhibition will be on view June 6 – July 19, 2014.
This opening reception is in conjunction with photo-eye’s new gallery space grand opening. The new photo-eye Gallery is located at:
541 S. Guadalupe St.
(in the Railyard Arts District)
Santa Fe, New Mexico [map]
“What is a photograph? The origins of the word photography give us the broad idea of writing with light, while dictionary definitions tend to describe photography as we have known it, rather than offering some essential quality against which to measure. However we may define a photograph, what is certain is that its close connection with the world we see continues to pay a powerful role in art-making.
For this call we are looking for work that addresses this issue within our A Matter of Light theme. As usual we encourage artists working with photography in unconventional ways to submit—including (but not limited to) assemblage, historic processes, installation, mixed media, hand crafted processes, etc.
Awards for the different categories include:
- Exhibition award: Featured in our next annual group exhibition
- Featured artist portfolio with interview
- Complimentary copy of print and digital issue
- Merchandise grab bag from our store
- and more TBA.
International. The juried showcase is open to all photo-based artists.”
For the full prospectus and to apply visit: diffusionmag.com/a-matter-of-light.
“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.
Danielle Jackson, Bronx Documentary Center
- 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.
- 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).“
PhotoMidwest Invitational 2014
Call for Entries: Of Midwest, By Midwest: Photography and Midwestern Culture
Deadline: June 30, 2014
Fee: $45 for 3 images.
“Of Midwest, By Midwest: Photography and Midwestern Culture.” Photographs of the Midwest by residents of 13 Midwestern states.
Entries must be by photographers based in the Midwestern United States or highlight the people, places, and culture of the Midwest. All photographic imagery is eligible for submission. This includes traditional film, alternative process, digital, and all post-production techniques. For purposes of this exhibition, the Midwest is defined as: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Wally Mason, Curator, Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University.
Photographs selected for this exhibition will be featured at the Overture Center for the Arts, one of southern Wisconsin premier gallery spaces. Photographers are invited to join juror Wally Mason and members of the PhotoMidwest Board for a reception and gallery walk on Thursday, September 25. The gallery walk will provide an opportunity to learn more from Mason about his jurying process and to meet other skilled photographers working in the Midwest. Each selected image will also be featured in PhotoMidwest’s online Lumen Gallery. In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and framed/mounted image for gallery exhibition. All chosen artists will be included in the exhibition catalog.
Juror’s Selection: At the reception for Of Midwest, By Midwest, juror Wally Mason will select the three top images. Cash awards will be $500 for Best in Show, $250 for First Runner Up, and $100 for Second Runner Up.”
Visit www.callforentry.org for the full prospectus and to apply.
“Newspace Center for Photography is pleased to open the call for entries to our 8th Annual Juried Exhibition. Selections will be made by Melanie McWhorter, photographer and Book Division Manager of photo-eye. All styles of work will be considered for inclusion.
Melanie will also select one photographer who will receive a solo exhibition at Newspace Center for Photography in 2015.
$40 for 5 images. No limit to number of entries.
Newspace Toy Camera (and higher) members may submit (up to 5 images) for free.”
Visit www.newspacephoto.org/gallery/call-for-entries to submit.
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