Tag: Jennifer Blessing

Deadline June 30th: The Photo Review

Call for Entries: The Photo Review
Deadline: Monday, June 30, 2014, midnight PDT
Fee: $35 for 3 images, $8 for each additional image.

“This year’s Photo Review International Photography Competition will be juried by Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator of Photography, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2014 competition issue and on our website. Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

View the Winners’ Galleries and selected other entries.


  • Prizewinners exhibited at the University of the Arts Photography Gallery, Philadelphia
  • Accepted entries reproduced in The Photo Review journal and website
  • Editor’s selections exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries

Submission Guidelines

All photographs, black and white, color, non-silver, computer-manipulated, etc., are eligible. The catalogue will be printed in full color. Submit files through Smarter Entry
here, or submit unframed prints up to 16″x20″. (Prints larger than 16″x20″ may be submitted in a reduced size; original size will be noted.) Name and title or identifying labels must be attached to the back, upper left-hand corner of each print. Images submitted to Smarter Entry should be 1280 pixels in the longest dimension. If accepted, higher resolution images will be required for reproduction.

Online image submissions:

  • To prepare your images for uploading, please adhere to the following image file specifications:
  • sRGB or RGB color space (standard) – NOT CMYK (typically used by printing industry)
  • 72 ppi resolution
  • sized to 1,280 pixels on the longest side, the other size width or height proportional
  • layers flattened
  • 8 bit mode
  • JPG format
  • JPG compression at level 7 (medium)
  • Label files with your last name-first initial-number (e.g.: WestonE01). Do not use characters other than a period preceding jpg in the
  • file name. The following characters will lead to image uploading problems:!@#$%^&*()_+’

Address print entries to The Photo Review, 140 East Richardson Avenue, Suite 301, Langhorne, PA 19047, USA. See “Shipping Instructions” for return requirements, or just mark “Do Not Return” on your entry card.”

View the full prospectus here: www.photoreview.org/compete.htm.

September 21st, NYC: “Sympathy, Affect, & the Photographic Image”

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Discussion: Empathy, Affect, and the Photographic Image
Friday, September 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm
$10 | $7 members | FREE for students with a valid ID

“In conjunction with Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective, leading scholars discuss the role that empathy plays in the interactions among photographer, subject, and viewer. Organized by Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, and moderated by George Baker, University of California, Los Angeles.”

1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, New York  [map]

Deadline October 19th: The Print Center 86th Annual International Competition: Photography

The Print Center
86th Annual International Competition: Photography
Juror: Jennifer Blessing, Curator of Photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Deadline: Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fees: $45 | $60 outside US | $5 for members, for 5 images
For non-members the submission fee includes a 1 year membership to the Print Center

“The Print Center’s Annual International Competition is one of the most prestigious and oldest competitions in the United States. Alternating yearly between printmaking and photography, it provides a unique opportunity for local, national and international artists to compete in a forum which emphasizes individual talent and expressiveness. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting artists who utilize photography in intriguing ways, both in terms of content of the imagery and process in which it was made. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic practice are encouraged to enter.

Awards + Prizes
A purchase award for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, up to $3,000 in purchase, cash and material prizes and a two-year contract from The Print Center Gallery Store. Selected artists included in the online exhibition are eligible to receive all awards. Three artists will be chosen to mount solo exhibitions at The Print Center, which will take place January – March, 2013; those artists will receive a $200 honorarium. (Pending funding, especially for international artists, this amount may increase.)

Online Exhibition
An online exhibition on The Print Center’s website will highlight the selected artists and will include all images submitted by those artists, biographical information and links to artists’ own websites. A group of ten finalists will have more extensive information on the site, with additional images and supporting commentary from the juror and/or The Print Center’s Curator.

The competition is open to all artists. All forms of art are acceptable as long as photography is a critical component of the work. Work submitted must have been completed in the last three years. Up to five images may be submitted and only one entry per person.

Submissions are accepted online only at Slide Room.


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