“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.
April 27th Deadline: Nooderlicht International Photofestival Submissions “An Ocean of Possibilities”
“This Sunday, 27 April is the last chance to submit for An Ocean of Possibilities, the theme of the Noorderlicht 2014 International Photofestival. In a contemporary parallel to the vision of the Frisian author Jan Slauerhoff, the main exhibition looks at people around the world who want to think ‘outside the box’ and who, dissatisfied with the status quo, set out in search of alternatives.
Professional photographers and curators are welcome to submit their work or proposals throughout the year. Most Noorderlicht exhibitions we curate and produce ourselves, so we are always looking for interesting, innovative and high quality work for the annual Photofestival, the exhibitions in the Noorderlicht Photogallery and for contributions to the Noorderlicht Projects.
Your submission should be accompanied by (word or pdf file in Dutch or English only):
- curriculum vitae with full contact details
- clear description of the work
- synopsis of this description in 100 words at most
- any additional documentation you feel is needed, such as publications (not required)
- if applicable: any specifications for presenting the work that we must take into account, such as special (fixed) formats or materials
Your image files should be sent:
- in JPEG, JPG or TIFF format
- saved with a resolution of appr. 1000 x 1500 pixels
- in RGB or grayscale mode (no CMYK)
- in one layer
- with color profiles included, in case color management is used.”
For the full prospective visit www.noorderlicht.com/en/info/submitting-work.
“The Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is pleased to announce Documentary: 19th Annual Photography Exhibition, and our esteemed juror, Whitney C. Johnson. This year the theme is documentary. An artist statement is encouraged with your entry. Selected entries will be exhibited in Seattle, WA at PCNW August 2014. All photo processes are welcome.
Whitney C. Johnson, Director of Photography at The New Yorker.”
For the full prospectus visit: pcnw.org/gallery/call-for-entries/documentary19th-annual.
Entries to be submitted online only through CallforEntries.org here: http://bit.ly/1qsqNzf.
“In July 2014, Aperture Foundation will mount its first Aperture Summer Open, an open-submission exhibition for which all image-makers are eligible.
The theme of the first Summer Open is photography itself. New work may be entered in any genre, by any author, whether established or aspiring, professional or enthusiast, young or old. The photographs to be exhibited will be selected by Aperture’s executive director, Chris Boot.
- Membership with Aperture Foundation is the sole requirement for entry into the Summer Open. It also covers entrance into the 2015 Portfolio Prize. (Please note that subscription to Aperture magazine does not constitute membership with Aperture Foundation).
- To purchase your membership, please visit aperture.org/join. Upon purchase, you will receive a unique entry code that will allow you to enter the Summer Open.
- If you are already an Aperture Foundation Member, you will receive an e-mail containing a unique entry code that will allow you to enter. If you do not receive this code or are unsure of your current Member status, please contact email@example.com.
- Photographs entered should be contemporary (made within the last five years). They may be part of a series (some photo series may be selected for exhibition), or stand-alone photographs.
To complete your entry, you will need the following:
- Your name, address, and phone number
- The name your work should be credited to, if different from above
- Between 1 and 10 images. The image-preparation specifications can be found here.
- Date of photographs, plus (if relevant) caption or title
- Final exhibition print sizes (paper sizes and image sizes)
- Statement of up to 150 words about the work submitted (optional, but if photographs from a series are being submitted, series details will be helpful).”
For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.callforentry.org
Museum of Modern Art
Panel Discussion: Robert Heinecken: Art and Pornography
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm
“This panel, held in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, explores pornography in art as it pertains to Heinecken’s work and to visual culture in general over the last 40 years. Participants include film director and photographer Larry Clark, Sarah Nicole Prickett, editor of Adult magazine, and artists Marilyn Minter and A. L. Steiner. Moderated by Eva Respini, organizer of the exhibition and curator in MoMA’s Department of Photography.
Tickets ($15; $10 members and Corporate members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.”
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
11 West 53 Street
New York, New York [directions]
Tel: (212) 708-9400
Call for Entries: The Fence 2014
Deadline: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Entry Fee: $40 per series (6 images)
“Each year, THE FENCE – Brooklyn’s premiere summer-long, outdoor photographic exhibition – invites photographers from around the world to explore and define the meaning of community across cultural boundaries and geographical lines. THE FENCE is a collaboration between United Photo Industries, Photo District News (PDN), Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Flash Forward Festival, and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) as they join forces to curate and produce this unique site-specific exhibition aimed at fostering conversations, and exploring new thematic directions in photography.
Armed with the task of curating such a large, public exhibition, we assemble a jury of more than 30 highly-respected photography professionals from around the world, who offer their time, energy and years of experience to curate this monumental outdoor exhibition – presenting the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world to a combined audience of over 1.5 million visitors each summer.
- There are 5 submission categories you may choose from that capture the essence of community: HOME, STREETS, PEOPLE, CREATURES, PLAY
- All submissions will be automatically considered for all three FENCE locations (at no extra cost)
- The FENCE is open to all photographers worldwide
- All types of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged.
- We are only accepting image series – no single images (sorry!)
- Each image series can contain up to 6 images
- The fee for each submission of an image series is $40 (USD)
- You can submit the same image series across multiple categories
- You can submit multiple image series to the same category
- Images should be saved as JPG files
- Images should measure 1400px on their longest side and saved at 72dpi (If it’s a wide photo, 1400 pixels across. If it’s vertically oriented, 1400 pixels tall)
- Images should have a color profile of Adobe RGB (1998) or sRGB.”
“Win $1000 and an exhibition at the Daylight Project Space!
Lars Boering, Dutch Photographers Association
Julian Cox, Deyoung Museum
Louise Clements, Format Festival
Elissa Curtis, MSNBC
Holly Hughes, PDN
Manik Katyal, Emaho Magazine
Submit: 15-20 images, captions, one-page artist’s statement, bio and CV at daylightphotoawards.com (click “Add to Cart” button to be brought to the submission page).”
“A conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, Eugene Richards joined VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in 1968 and found himself working in a community service organization in eastern Arkansas. Running afoul of the Ku Klux Klan earned him a serious beating and numerous threats, but he left Arkansas with a series of haunting photographs of rural poverty that launched his career. For seventeen years, he traveled the world as a photojournalist for the agency Magnum and now focuses on his own projects. Intensely personal and deeply felt, his work also reflects a lifelong commitment to social activism, whether he is photographing the ravages of cocaine addiction, his first wife’s struggle with breast cancer, or the emotional aftermath of 9/11.”
This lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition on display March 14 – April 27, 2014 at the UK Art Museum and is part of the Robert C. May Endowment Photography Lecture Series.
The Choice Awards
Fee: $30 member/$40 non-member per category or $70/$85 for all three categories for 6 images.
“The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. The Awards are divided into three categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, and Gallerist’s Choice. The winners receive recognition via exhibition, publication, portfolio reviews and more.
The Choice Award winners are invited to participate in The Curve exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2014 during the flagship event, Review Santa Fe to maximize exposure.
- Curator’s Choice: Malcolm Daniel, Curator in Charge, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
- Editor’s Choice: Cheryl Newman, Director of Photography, The Telegraph, England
- Gallerist’s Choice: Steffi Schulze, Gallery Mangement, Camera Work, Germany
Project Development Grant
Fee: $30 member/$40 non-member for 8-10 digital files of a cohesive body of work.
“The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the works final stages.
This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and have not been exhibited or published. It requires signing of a contract to participate in an exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Arts, during Review Santa Fe.
Juror: Lisa Hostetler, PhD, Curator, George Eastman House; formerly Curator at the Smithsonian
- $5,000 Cash Award (some restrictions apply)
- Exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
- Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe
- Santa Fe Photographic Workshops tuition voucher (some restrictions apply)
- A full portfolio review on Eyeist (some restrictions apply)
- Special invitation to participate in the Art Photo Index
- Lenscratch publication
- Online exhibition at VisitCenter.org.”
For the submission guidelines and to apply for The Choice Awards or the Project Development Grant visit: www.centeryourcareer.org/2014/center/awards/guidelines.html.