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December 2–3, NYC: Workshop with James Estrin, Mary Virginia Swanson, & Sarah Leen

EDIT, SEQUENCE, PRESENT AND PROMOTE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS
With James Estrin, the co-editor of the New York Times Lens blog; Mary Virginia Swanson; and Sarah Leen, photo editor for National Geographic magazine

Learn to select, sequence and publish visual stories.

MVS will be joining NYT Staff Photographer and Lens Blog co-editor James Estrin at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to teach this workshop.  More details will be announced soon.

Many people can take decent photographs. Few photographers understand how to edit, sequence and present their work. These skills will enable you to be better visual storytellers and will help you distinguish yourself from other photographers.

In this intensive weekend workshop you will learn how to edit and sequence photo essays and long-term projects. We will cover story structure, photo editing for presentation in magazines, books, exhibitions or on the web. The workshop will also focus on how to market your stories and yourself.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced.

Class meets Saturday, December 2, 10 AM – 6 PM and Sunday, December 3, 11:30 AM – 6 PM
Tuition: $600

To register visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edit-sequence-present-and-promote-your-photographs-with-james-estrin-and-guests-mary-virginia-tickets-37212513630.

Deadline January 31st: CPW’s “Photography Now 2016” Juried by James Estrin

Center for Photography at Woodstock
Call for Entries: Photography Now 2016

Deadline: January 31, 2016 at midnight MDT
Deadline Extended: Monday, February 8, 2016

“Photography Now 2016, the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s annual call for entries. Eight to ten photographers will be selected to be featured in the group exhibition in CPW’s gallery from April 16 – June 19, 2016.

This year CPW has invited James Estrin, senior staff photographer for The New York Times, and a founder and co-editor of The New York Times’ Lens Blog to select the winning entries!

Additionally one photographer will be selected for the Directors’ Purchase Prize in which a print is purchased for CPW‘s Permanent Print Collection!

Juror
James Estrin is a senior staff photographer for The New York Times. He is also a founder of Lens, the Times’s photography blog, co-editted with David Gonzalez.  Mr. Estrin has worked for The Times since 1987 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team in 2001.  In addition to photographing, editing and writing, he produces audio and video for nytimes.com.

Eligibility
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 collage – are all eligible!

Purchase Prize
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 Heinecken, David Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Lilo Raymond, and Steven Shore, and many more!

Past Purchase Prize recipients include Morgan Ashcom, Lucas Foglia, Thomas Jackson, Ilona Szwarc, among others.

Timeline
Results will be announced in early March. Selected participants will be given instructions on how, when, and what to send for exhibition.

Selected artists will have their work exhibited in CPW’s gallery from April 16 – June 19, 2016.

Submission Requirements

  • 6, 10, or 20 images (uploaded to CAFE specifications)*
  • Artist Statement (up to 2000 characters) or Bio (up to 1 page)
  • Appropriate entry fee
  • Proof of eligibility for students and seniors (age 65 and up)

*All applicants must be registered users on callforentry.org. Image upload instructions are provided by callforentry.org once you have registered for your free account. 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.

Entry Free
$50 for 6 images*
$60 for 10 images
$100 for 20 images

*$20 OFF entry fee for Students/Seniors with proof of status. For Student/Senior discount coupon code, email info@cpw.org with proof of eligibility.”

For the full prospectus and to submit go to: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3150.

Deadline October 19th: LensCulture Visual Storeytelling Awards 2014

LensCulture
Call for Entries: Visual Storytelling Awards 2014
Deadline: Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 11:59 pm PDT

Fee: $60 for up to 20 images

“You’re invited to enter this international call to discover the best visual storytellers today — from all corners of the world!

We believe photographs tell stories that can reach the broadest audiences — across all cultures, languages, political borders and age groups. There are no limits for these Awards — we are wide open to all themes and approaches. Show us your story!

Jurors

  • James Estrin, Lens Blog Co-Editor, The New York Times
  • Magdalena Herrera, Director of Photography, Geo France
  • Dewi Lewis, Founder, Dewi Lewis Publishing
  • Yumi Goto, Curator, Editor, Festival Organizer, Gallerist
  • Jim Casper, Editor & Publisher, LensCulture

For the full prospectus visit: www.lensculture.com/visual-storytelling-awards-2014.

January 7th, NYC: Opening Reception for “Observance” Photographs by James Estrin

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© 2014 James Estrin/The New York Times

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]

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