“[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
The Camera Club of New York (CCNY) is pleased to announce an open call for applications for its Annual Juried Photography Competition. Photographers and photo-based artists working in any genre are eligible to apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cohesive body of work.
Selected applicants will be featured in an exhibition at Photoville sponsored by CCNY and on our website. The first place selection will receive a $500.00 cash award.
Charlotte Cotton is a writer and curator. She has held positions including a curator of photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, head of programming at The Photographers’ Gallery, London. She has also been head of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photographs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is the author of The Photograph as Contemporary Art, and founder of Words Without Pictures and eitherand.org.
The competition is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older who are CCNY members. CCNY staff, Board members, workspace fellows, artists-in-residence, and their families are not eligible. Only photographs or photo-based work will be considered.
There is no fee to apply, but all applicants must be active members of the CCNY. A one-year Participating Membership is $48, which covers the 6-10 images that each applicant could upload in this competition.
Submissions will only be accepted through CallforEntry.org:
- Work Sample: Each applicant may submit between six to ten (6-10) images for consideration. Additional images will not be considered.
- Entry Form: Complete the competition entry form on our online system. This shouldn’t take too long, but you would need to create a free log-in account on CAFÈ first.
- Artist statement and resume (optional): Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide an Artist Statement (200 words or less) and a one-page resume. Artist statements should address the work submitted.”
View the full prospectus and apply here.
“Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the 2014 edition of The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography. We are excited to reveal the introduction of a third award category, Photography Catalogue of the Year, which joins the PhotoBook of the Year and First PhotoBook categories.
The awards will be judged in two stages. An initial jury will meet in New York to select the shortlisted entries in both categories. The final winners will be decided by a separate jury that will meet in Paris immediately before Paris Photo begins. The initial jury will include representatives of both Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation, and the final jury will include neither.
Each award winner will be chosen from the juried shortlist, all of which will be exhibited at Paris Photo. The fall 2014 issue of The PhotoBook Review (published by Aperture Foundation) will feature all of the shortlisted books.
Following their display during Paris Photo, an exhibition of the thirty shortlisted books will travel to Aperture Gallery in New York and may be exhibited at other venues.
The First PhotoBook Prize: A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first photobook is judged to be best of the year.
The PhotoBook of the Year Prize: Will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year.
The shortlisted books, accompanied by the jury’s comments, will be featured in the fall 2014 edition of The PhotoBook Review (published by Aperture Foundation). This issue will be released at Paris Photo. Copies will be also be available at the Aperture Gallery, as well as distributed with Aperture magazine and through other distribution partners. The prize-related contents will be viewable on the Aperture website.
First PhotoBook: $30 per book
PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher
Photography Catalogue of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher”
For the full prospectus and eligibility details visit: www.aperture.org/photobookawards
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.