Tag: Flash Forward Festival

Deadline April 9th: The Fence 2014

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.

Submission Guidelines

  • 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.”

Click here to submit and for the full prospectus.

May 16th-19th, Boston: Flash Forward Festival

Magenta Foundation
Flash Forward Festival Boston
May 16-19, 2013
Free and open to the public.

“Flash Forward Festival Boston programming provides opportunities for all photography enthusiasts, offering insight into an evolving image industry while promoting the self-sufficiency of artists.
 
Set within the Boston cityscape, the four-day festival is based out of the Fairmont Battery Wharf, offering an in-depth experience through organized networking events and educational programming that brings internationally respected industry professionals together to share their knowledge. Programming includes curated indoor and outdoor exhibitions, galleries throughout Boston, a Harborwalk exhibition series featuring work from local galleries, along with lectures, panel discussions, and nightly events. This official program guide contains all the information that you will need to plan your itinerary.”

Click here to view a PDF of the festival catalog to see the great line up of lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and more.

Visit the Festival’s website to see specific Education, Exhibition and other Events.

Deadline April 15th: The FENCE 2013 at Photoville

Call for entries: The FENCE 2013 at Photoville
Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2013
Fee: $35 per series (6 images)

United Photo Industries, Photo District News (PDN), and Brooklyn Bridge Park welcome their newest partner, Flash Forward Festival, as they once again join forces to curate and produce THE FENCE 2013 – the annual summer-long outdoor photo exhibition that drew over 1 million visitors during its 10 week run at Brooklyn Bridge Park in 2012.Photographers of all levels are invited to submit their best image series that capture the essence of “community” and fit into one or more of the competition categories: HOME, STREETS, PEOPLE, CREATURES, PLAY.

All images will be considered by an internationally renowned jury and resulting images will make up THE FENCE, which is expanding this year to a new city – creating TWO public photography installations!

In addition to our 1000ft long photographic installation displayed in Brooklyn Bridge Park in NYC, we are partnering with Boston’s Flash Forward Festival, to produce a special curated version of THE FENCE, displayed along the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston – offering even more opportunities for visibility for all participating photographers.

Click here for a detailed list of this year’s jurors.

Submission Guidelines
Amateurs and Professionals.  To enter electronically, please visit fence.photovillenyc.org to register. Once the registration process has been completed, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Simply log onto the website and follow the online instructions to upload images from your computer. Images formatted in JPEG or TIFF measuring 1,200 pixels on their long dimension are preferred. Images may be color profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or not color-managed. For more information on electronic submission guidelines see our FAQ.”

June 8th-10th, Boston: 250 Books from the iPL Collection at the Flash Forward Festival

Flash Forward Festival | Indie Photobook Library
250 Books from the iPL Collection on View at the Festival
Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10, 2012, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“The Indie Photobook Library is pleased to be part of the Flash Forward Festival again. This time in Boston, Massachusetts. Nate Grann and Larissa Leclair have selected 250 books from the iPL archive for the pop up exhibition. Click here for the list on the iPL website.”

Fairmont Battery Wharf
2 Battery Wharf
Boston, Massachusetts 02109

June 6th, Boston: 7th Annual Focus Awards

The Griffin Museum of Photography
7th Annual Focus Awards
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $95

“The Focus Awards recognize individuals making critical contributions to the promotion, curation and presentation of photography.

The awards this year celebrate five people and organizations instrumental in building greater awareness of the photographic arts in the general public.

The Focus Awards have been presented in the following categories:

  •  The Lifetime Achievement Award – Eelco Wolf
    Given to an individual whose ongoing commitment to photography has created far reaching impact.
  • The Rising Star Award – Aline Smithson
    Given to an emerging force that the photographic community is watching with great enthusiasm.
  • The New England Beacon Award – Stephen Jareckie
    Given to a local individual whose work brings prominence to the local photographic scene.
  • The Spotlight Award – Rixon Reed
    Given to an entity that consistently shines a light on photography and has created a far reaching impact in the field.
  • The Quicksilver Award – Keith Jenkins
    Given to an individual who has made significant advances in using and exploring new technologies, as well as innovative approaches to photography utilizing nontraditional ways to showcase photography as an ever changing media.

The Focus Awards kicks off the Flash Forward Festival.”

Fairmont Battery Wharf
377 Commercial Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02109

June 7th-10th, Boston: Flash Forward Festival 2012

Magenta Foundation
Flash Forward Festival Boston
June 7-10, 2012
Admission: Free and open to the public.

This year is “the second annual Flash Forward Festival Boston, an extension of The Magenta Foundation’s successful Flash Forward Annual Competition for Emerging Photographers. Acknowledged as a critically important vanguard for introducing emerging talent from Canada, the UK and the US to a global audience, the annual competition continues to seek new ways to engage those interested in photography. The addition of this festival component is designed to provide opportunities for anybody interested in emerging photography, the evolving image industry surrounding it, and the self-publishing phenomenon.”

“This new installment of the Festival had our Programming Committee [Erin Elder, Clare Jordan, Robyn McCallum, Andy Adams and MaryAnn Camilleri] exploring the topics that interest and influence our industry. The committee, made up of professionals working in the commercial, fine art and social media aspects of the photography world, found loads of common ground and know that they’ve come up with timely and informative topics for lectures, panel discussions and seminars. After all, who doesn’t want to learn how to:

  • Make more money as a freelancer
  • Build a social media campaign [or even start one, for that matter]
  • Raise essential funds for projects or
  • Learn how Art Directors find work?

Along with bringing you some top-notch exhibitions, the Flash Forward Festival is all about ‘How to Succeed in Business’, and we are thrilled to share this noteworthy line up of guests and talks with you.  Special guests this year include:

  • Chris Dixon from Vanity Fair, and Natalie Cusson from enRoute, will talk about their roles as Design and Art Directors of leading magazines.
  • John Knight, co-founder and editor of iPad-exclusive Once Magazine, will talk about his experience creating an app that uses this dynamic platform that challenges traditional economic models of publishing and re-imagines what a photo story can be.
  • Tina Ahrens from Emphas.is will inform photojournalists and photographers about the ins and outs of HOW TO FUND THEIR PROJECTS!
  • Canadian photographer Tony Fouhse will talk about the twists and turns of working on a project, what happens to influence that process, and how to adapt to change along the way.”

Set within the Boston cityscape, the five-day festival is based out of the Fairmont Battery Wharf, offering an in-depth experience through organized networking events and educational programming that brings internationally respected industry professionals together to share their knowledge with the next generation of photographers. Programming includes curated indoor and outdoor exhibitions, a Harborwalk exhibition series featuring work from local galleries, along with lectures, panel discussions, and nightly events. This official program guide contains all the information that you will need to plan your itinerary.”
Information from Flash Forward March newsletter.

To learn more about the festival, visit their website: www.flashforwardfestival.com.

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