92nd Street Y
Observance: Photographs of Spiritual Experience by James Estrin
Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 5:00-7:00 pm
“New York Times photographer James Estrin has been exploring and documenting spiritual experience since he started working at the Times in 1987.
The images were taken in a variety of sacred spaces including churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, prison sweat lodges, kitchen tables and childbirth suites. Together they reveal the search for transcendence and the divine as an essential part of the human experience.”
This exhibition will be on view January 7 – March 3, 2014.
Milton J. Weill Art Gallery
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York City [map]
“CPW’s annual Photography Now exhibition celebrates the plurality of photography. From traditional to digital, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. Straight photography, fine art, narrative, documentary, landscape, social issues, still life, mixed media incorporating photography, photographic installations, and digital imaging and collages – are all eligible! Eight to ten photographers will be selected to be featured in the group exhibition in CPW’s gallery from April 5 – June 15, 2014.
Julie Grahame is the publisher of aCurator.com, a full-screen photography magazine, and the associated aCurator blog, named one of the ten best photo sites by the British Journal of Photography and one of Life.com’s top 20. She is also the editor for Photography&Architecture.com, and represents the Estate of Yousuf Karsh.
Exhibition & Purchase Prize
Selected artists will have their work exhibited in CPW’s gallery from April 5 – June 15, 2014.
One print by a photographer from the exhibition will be chosen and purchased for CPW’s Permanent Print Collection, held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. CPW’s Collection holds over 1,750 works of art by such program artists as Larry Fink, Robert Heiniken, David Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Lilo Raymond, and Steven Shore, amongst others!
- 6, 10, or 20 images (uploaded to CAFE specifications)*
- Artist Statement (up to 2 pages) or Bio (up to 1 page)
- Appropriate entry fee
- Proof of eligibility for students and seniors (age 65 and up)
*Image upload instructions provided by CAFE once you are a registered user. Exhibition print sizes will not determine eligibility, however will be considered when selecting the number of framed pieces that will be included in the exhibition.
- $50 for 6 images*
- $60 for 10 images
- $100 for 20 images
*$30 for Students/Seniors with proof of status for 6 images. For Student/Senior discount coupon code, email email@example.com with proof of eligibility.
For students: Send a copy of the front and back of your current validated student i.d. confirming enrollment (dates must be visible.) If I.D. is not dated, send a copy of unofficial transcripts along with the front and back of student I.D.
For Seniors: any government issued i.d. that shows birthday.
Submissions for Photography Now 2014 are through CaFE.org. To enter, click here.“
“Christopher Churchill (b. 1977) is a documentary photographer working often in large format on narrative projects and commissions. His photographs are held in various public collections and have been shown widely, often in surveys of American culture.”
In conjunction with the exhibition See, Hear, Feel: The Photographs of Debra Bloomfield and Christopher Churchill. On view December 7, 2013 – March 23, 2014.
This lecture is presented by INFOCUS.
Phoenix Art Museum, Singer Auditorium
NE corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
“The 2014 Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project is open for submissions for photographers self-publishing on fotovisura.com. New members are welcome to submit.
The Grant aims to support personal photography projects and encourage the production and development of photography outside of the commercial realm. The Grant recognizes photographers as judged by their images, story, dedication and commitment of the photographer to the story or concept. Additionally, we consider the extent that he or she is willing to go to bring about positive change in society.
It is our belief that this profession needs to recognize its emerging leaders—and the FotoVisura Grant stands for recognizing, celebrating and supporting the international community of emerging photographers and its leaders.
The Grant is divided into two categories:
- The FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project
- The Spotlight Grant for Outstanding Student Project
FotoVisura Grant Judges (view bios)
Elizabeth Cheng Krist, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine
William A. Ewing, Director of Curatorial Projects for Thames & Hudson
Simon Barnett, Director of Photography, CNN Digital
MaryAnne Golon, Director of photography and Assistant Managing Editor, Washington Post
Caroline Smith, Photography Director, Marie Claire Magazine
Patricia Nagy Travieso, Executive Editor, Elle Magazine International Editions
Adriana Teresa Letorney, co-founder, FotoVisura
Spotlight Student Grant Judges (view bios)
Emma Raynes, Program Director, Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund
Clara de Tezanos, Co-founder and Director, La Fototeca
Angelika Hala, Photo Editor, Stern Magazine
Amy Wolff, Photo Editor (PDN30), Photo District News
Mirjam Evers, Executive Producer, Eddie Adams Workshop
Graham Letorney, co-founder, FotoVisura
Win funding, exposure and exhibition opportunities:
- FotoVisura Grant: $2,000
- Spotlight Grant: $1,000
- FotoVisura invites a select group of finalists to participate in online and gallery exhibitions.”
To apply and read the full prospectus visit: grant.fotovisura.com/submit.
The Terry O’Neill Photography Award 2013
Deadline: November 30, 2013
Fee: £25 | Student fee: £10 for 3-10 images per category
“The Terry O’Neill Photography Award is in its 8th year and recognised as one of the world’s leading photographic awards attracting thousands of entries each year. This year we are taking the Award to the next level to make it the most innovative, accessible and valuable photography prize, providing the winners and runner-ups with unparalleled levels of publicity that set a new benchmark for other photography awards.
The winners will have their work showcased in Terry O’Neill exhibitions in London and overseas and will be featured in the Sunday Times Magazine. £6500 of cash prizes can be won. The winner gets £3000 and two runners-up £2000 and £1000 respectively. The winner of the mobile device category wins £500.
Chair: Jon Jones, Director of Photography, Sunday Times Magazine
Lord Puttnam, film-maker and advertising industry pioneer
Aidan Sullivan, VP, Getty Images
Nina Berman, Associate Professor Columbia University, New York
Dr Michael Pritchard, Director-General, The Royal Photography Society
Bobbi Baker-Burrows, Director of Photography, Time-Life Books
Victoria Broakes, Victoria and Albert Museum (Curator, David Bowie Exhibition)
Rosie Arnold, Deputy Executive Creative Director, Bartle, Bogle Hegarty Advertising”
For the rules and to apply visit: www.oneillaward.com/Rules-and-Entry.aspx.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Call for Entries: The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2014
Deadline: Saturday, November 30, 2013
Fee: $45 for up to 5 images
“The debut of The National coincides with the launching of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s new collecting initiative focusing on contemporary photography, and the Museum’s goal is to develop The National into one of the country’s preeminent exhibitions of photography.
The exhibition is a hybrid invitational and juried exhibition, anchored by photography standouts Julie Blackmon, Sharon Harper, Richard Renaldi, Martina Lopez, and Nick Veasey, as well as the work of dozens of talented photographers from across the country pushing the boundaries of the medium with adventurous techniques and original subject matter.
In terms of aesthetic quality, technical innovation, and cultural relevance, contemporary photography has increasingly proven its dominance as a 21st Century art form. This new biennial exhibition, similar in prestige and quality to FWMoA Contemporary Realism Biennial, will feature prominent invited artists and juried entrants with the intention of showcasing the finest work being created or exhibited in the nation.
All artists whose work is juried into this exhibition will be recognized at the FWMoA website, and in an extended exhibit guide and/or color catalogue. Additionally, juried artists are eligible to receive one of the following prizes:
- First Prize: Museum purchase award and a solo exhibition in the coming year
- Second Prize: Museum purchase award
- 4 Juror’s Merit Awards for $500 each
Open to all artists who are 18 years or older who reside or have a representing gallery in the United States working in the varied field of Photography.
- Only works using photographic processes will be considered
- Works must have been created in the last 2 years (2011 to present)
- Two-dimensional work should not exceed 72 inches in any direction.
- Three-dimensional work should not exceed 150 pounds nor 40 inches in any direction.
- All accepted work must be prepared for exhibiting: framed or appropriately prepared for hanging and display (no saw tooth hangers).
- Completed submission form.
- 1-5 Images:
Digital images should be in JPEG format and named as such: LastName_FirstName_01Title.jpg.
**Pixel size must be no larger than 1500 x 2100; images no larger than 3 MB; resolution approximately 300 dpi.
This is important. Your submissions will not upload if your images do not meet these parameters.
- Selection of individual works for the exhibition and catalogue will be made from submitted images only.
- Online payment, check, or money order made payable to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
**Note: application will not be processed until payment is completed either online or received in the mail.
- Please direct all questions to Joslyn Elliott, Associate Curator of Exhibitions, at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
For the complete prospectus and to apply, click here.
Center for Fine Art Photography
International Call for Entries: Portfolio ShowCase Volume 7
Deadline: Thursday, November 28, 2013
“There is no theme for this exhibition. The images will be evaluated as a cohesive body of work, rather than individual images. Fifteen photographers will be chosen to display their twelve-image portfolios in the Center’s Portfolio ShowCase Volume 7 book and online exhibition.
Juror: Alexa Becker holds an MA in art history and is the acquisitions editor for photography and art books for Kehrer Verlag, in Heidelberg, Germany.
The exhibition is open to photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions.
Online Exhibition and Awards
With selection for this exhibition, featured artist’s work will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants, and other advocates of fine art photography. Participants will be included in the Center’s Online Gallery exhibition as well as have their accepted portfolio published in the Portfolio ShowCase Volume 7 Book. Select artists also will receive a blog feature at the Center’s blog, PERSPECTIVES.
- ONE SOLO EXHIBITION AWARD One artist will be chosen for a solo exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography.
- PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE GROUP SHOW The Center will exhibit prints from the selected artists in conjuction with the book launch to promote the artists.
- JUROR’S SELECTION The juror will select one portfolio to be the first presented in the book and will select an image from the portfolio to be the book cover.
There is no limit to the number of portfolios that may be submitted. Applicants signing up for membership at the time they submit will receive the automatic discounted entry fee.
- Members: $50 for the first portfolio (12 images)
- Non-Members: $65 for the first portfolio (12 images)
- Additional portfolios may be submitted for $85.”
November 15th, Santa Fe: Opening Reception: “Le Rêve” with Susan kae Grant, Kamil Vojnar, Krzysztof Wladyka
“This exhibition at VERVE is a collection of photographs that dispels the belief that photography offers an accurate rendering of persons, places, things and events–Realism. The images by these three fine art photographers are created, constructed and choreographed by the artist to, at first blush, appear as accurate and objective renderings of what they portray. They summon the viewer to first comprehend them as an accurate rendition, only to then provoke the viewer to see them in a completely different light. Unmistakably aesthetic, this imagery of persons, places, things and events is to be seen and understood as metaphors–to tell a different story or stories, or perhaps a story of a dream–Surrealism…. This exhibition is therefore a theater, an itinerary of animated pictorial elaborations—images of the dream. In each instance, however, the image content is always inviting and the compositions have patterns, structure and narrative. The works are pleasing to the eye.”
VERVE Gallery of Photography
219 East Marcy Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico
“Award-winning photographer Ashley Gilbertson presents his work about memorials to fallen soldiers and discusses the responsibility of governments and society to deal with the consequences of war. For advance tickets, please visit www.museumtix.com.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath. ”
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
“The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is seeking entries for a photography exhibition juried by Eric Paddock, Curator of Photography, Denver Art Museum.
The exhibition will be a survey of new work made within the past three years, and is a rare chance to get your work seen by this renowned photography curator. There is no theme.
A $500 purchase award will be given for Best of Show, chosen by the juror on site at CPAC. The selected image will become part of CPAC’s permanent photography collection. Three honorable mention awards will be made. An exhibition catalog will be published.
Selections for the exhibitions will be announced no later than Friday, December 9th; framed artwork must be received by the gallery no later than Tuesday, January 3rd, 8 pm. The exhibition will be at CPAC: January 9 – February 15, 2014.
Works submitted must have been made within three years of the exhibition deadline. All lens-based media are eligible, including but not limited to images made by film or video camera, scanner, screen-capture, digital camera, and any means of mobile photography. Entry is open to regional, national, and international artists, members and non-members of CPAC.
- Title jpeg entries with Last name and first initial first, i.e.: SmithJ_title.jpg.
Improperly titled jpegs will not be accepted.
- Jpegs should not exceed 2.5MB in size and 800 pixels on the longest dimension.
- Exhibition print sizes must be specified.
- Submit jpegs and Entry Form via email to email@example.com.”
Click here for the Entry Form (PDF) and complete guidelines.
Visit www.cpacphoto.org/2013/10/call-for-entries-juror-eric-paddock for details.