Tag: Flash Forward

Deadline December 15: Flash Forward 2015

Magenta Foundation
Call for Entries: Flash Forward 2015
Deadline: Monday, December 15, 2014

Fee: $50 USD | $50 CAD | £30 GBP

“The Magenta Foundation is pleased to announce Year Eleven of Flash Forward, its Emerging Photographers Competition.

Flash Forward 2015 is an open call for submissions, open to all photographers working in Canada, the UK and the US. Applicants must be 34 years of age or under as of December 31, 2015

One cash prize of $6,000 will be awarded to the 2015 Bright Spark, an emerging photographer whose submitted body of work is identified by the jury as being extraordinarily accomplished. IN ADDITION, an Artists Multiple BOOK Prize has been added to this year’s competition. A photographer, selected by The Magenta Foundation Team, will be published. Details to be announced in the coming months.

As in the past, all 2015 Flash Forward Winners and Honourable Mentions will have their work published in the catalogue that chronicles the annual juried competition.

The Flash Forward group show, made up of a selection of photographs from the accompanying annual catalogue, will travel from Toronto to Boston and other places to be announced.


  • Canada
    • Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie, Managing Editor / Books & Exhibitions, The Magenta Foundation
    • Erin Elder, Manager, Business Development & Partnerships, The Globe and Mail
    • Eva Michon, Co-founder & Editor of Bad Day magazine
  • United Kingdom
    • Rebecca McClelland, Group Photography Editor & Creative Director, Ian Parry Scholarship
    • Gemma Barnett, Print Sales Manager, The Photographers’ Gallery
    • Cheryl Newman, Photography Director, Telegraph Magazine
  • United States
    • David Alexander Arnold, Photo Editor, Travel + Leisure
    • Elizabeth Avedon, Independent Curator and Writer, L’Oeil de la Photographie
    • Emily Keegin, Photography and Art Director
    • Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography
    • Divya Rao Heffley, Program Manager, Hillman Photography Initiative, Carnegie Museum of Art
    • Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries; Co-Founder, Photoville
    • Alyssa Coppelman, Independent Photo Editor
    • Meg Handler, Editor-at-Large, BagNews
    • Kate Gilbert, Independent Public Art Curator
    • Julie Grahame, Editor and Publisher, aCurator
  • Invited International Jurors
    • Mauro Bedoni, Photo Editor, COLORS magazine
    • Raphaëlle Stopin, Curator, Writer; Photography Art Director, International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France.”

 For the full prospectus and to submit visit: magentafoundation.org/flash- forward.


June 1st, Boston: Opening Reception, Flashed: New England Photographers Group Show

Magenta Foundation | Flash Forward Festival
Opening Reception: Flashed: New England Photographers Group Show
Friday, June 1, 2012, 6:00-9:00 pm

Open to the public.

“Eunice Hurd of the Robert Klein Gallery and Jason Landry of Panopticon Gallery are excited to announce FLASHED, a group exhibition showcasing ten photographers whose roots are in New England.”

450 Harrison Avenue, Unit #75
Garden Level
Boston, Massachusetts  [map]

Also, with 1 week to go, the Magenta Foundation is getting ready for the Flash Forward Festival at the Fairmont Battery Wharf, June 7-10.  Click here to see all lectures, workshops, exhibitions and gallery tours they have planned for the week.

Deadline December 31st: Magenta Flash Forward 2012

Magenta Foundation
Call for Entries: Flash Forward 2012

Deadline: Saturday, December 31, 2011
Fees: Canada $50 | USA $50 | UK £40

“The Magenta Foundation is pleased to announce Year Eight of Flash Forward.  The competition is an open call to photographers working in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom who are 34 years of age and under.


-Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie — Photo Editor, enRoute Magazine
-Erin Elder, Manager — Business Development & Partnerships, Digital Media, The Globe & Mail
-J.J. Kegan McFadden — Director/Curator; PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts
-Erin Stump — Erin Stump Projects

-Diane Smyth — British Journal of Photography, London
-Stefanie Braun — Senior Curator, Photographers’ Gallery
-Francesca Sears — Director of Profile, Panos Pictures

-Holly Stuart Hughes — Editor, Photo District News
-Daniel Cooney — Daniel Cooney Fine Art
-Paul Moakley — Deputy Photo Editor, TIME

Invited International Jurors:
-Lisa Botos — 0oi Botos Gallery, Hong Kong
-Sujong Song — Independent Curator and Publisher, Korea

COMPETITION PRIZING has INCREASED, and the Bright Spark Award winner will receive $5,000.  As in the past, all 2012 Flash Forward Winners and Honourable Mentions will have their work published in the catalogue that chronicles the annual juried competition.  The 2012 Flash Forward Group Exhibition Opening will take place as part of the Flash Forward Festival’s program of nightly events.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions are easy, but please read all guidelines before submitting. Here’s what you will need to submit:

  1. Up to 10 digital images of your work (if you would prefer to submit fewer, that’s fine too):
    • Resolution: low (72 dpi)
    • Format: .jpg, .gif or .png only. Please be aware that your files will be viewed by the jurors on the web, and if you submit files in .tif, .psd or other non-web-viewable formats, they will not be visible and you will be disqualified.
    • Size: 700 pixels on the longest side, and a file size NO larger than 500 kb.
    • The caption/title, medium and dimensions for each image you intend to submit, including English translations if the captions are not in English. These do not need to be directly attached to the image file in any way — the image upload form provides fields for filling this information in.
    • Please choose the images that you submit from a concise body of work which you feel best represents the style you work within.
  2. An artist’s statement regarding your work.
  3. A brief one-paragraph bio suitable for use in a book or exhibition catalogue.
  4. A complete CV (curriculum vitae) focussing on your artistic career.
  5. Your complete contact information, including address, phone number, e-mail, web address if any, etc.”

Click here to submit.

Panel Discussion from Flash Forward Boston: The Future of Photobooks

On Saturday, June 4th at the Flash Forward Festival in Boston Andy Adams, Miki Johnson, Shane Lavalette, Michael Itkoff, Bruno Ceschel, and Alan Rapp participated in a panel discussion on The Future of Photobooks, moderated by Stephen Mayes, Managing Director, VII Photo.  “The discussion explored the state of photobook production, consumption and distribution in the Internet Era.”

If you were not able to attend the festival, you can see a video of the discussion here or on Andy Adams’ website.  Scroll down on the page on his website so you don’t miss the extensive list of online photobook resources Andy has up there as well (thanks, Andy!).

The Future of Photobooks: Flash Forward Festival Discussion from FlakPhoto.com on Vimeo.

June 2nd-5th: Flash Forward Festival in Boston Preparation

Flash Forward Festival Boston is at the end of next week and they are getting ready.  You can see their progress and how they are transforming Fairmont Battery Wharf here.

June 2-5, 2011
The Festival is free and open to public.

To learn more about the Festival visit the Flash Forward website or read an older post here.

June 2nd-5th, Boston: Flash Forward Festival

The Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Festival Boston
Emerging photographers from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Four free days of Art Shows, Exhibitions & Lectures

June 2-5, 2011
Fairmont Battery Wharf
2 Battery Wharf
Boston, Massachusetts 02109  [map]

“This international four-day annual event is an extension of The Magenta Foundation’s successful annual emerging photographers competition, Flash Forward. The competition, established as a platform to promote emerging artists from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, is one of the most important art incubators in the world.

Visitors will have the chance to connect with important industry personalities, gallerists, content developers and potential patrons, and enjoy public art all while gaining insight into the state of the contemporary photography scene. Whether you are an emerging or established photographer, an arts-based media professional or just a lover of photography, this festival experience is for you.”

Click here for a PDF of the schedule.
Click here for a list and descriptions of lectures.
Click here for a list of the exhibitions.


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