“LensCulture’s Emerging Talent Awards 2015 is our 3rd annual call to discover the world’s best emerging photographers. Our international jury will select 50 outstanding emerging photographers — from all cultures, all points of view, with no age limit.
We invite you to enter one of the best opportunities for career-changing exposure to our global audience of over 1.4 million, worldwide recognition, an exhibition in San Francisco, projections at photo festivals worldwide, $20,000 in grants, and much more.
- Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator of Photography, Guggenheim
- Jon Jones, Director of Photography, The Sunday Times Magazine
- María García Yelo, Deputy Director, PhotoEspaña
- Ada Takahashi, Principal, Robert Koch Gallery
- Sacha Lecca, Deputy Photo Editor, Rolling Stone Magazine
- Todd Hido, Photographer
- Mary Virginia Swanson, Advisor to Artists and Arts Organizations
- Jim Casper, Editor-in-Chief, LensCulture”
For the full prospectus and to submit, visit: www.lensculture.com/emerging-talent-awards-2015.
“Michael Kenna’s landscapes are unpopulated, simple, serene, and subtle.
Often using very long exposures at night or dawn to soften the hard edge of reality, his minimalist images demand quiet attention from the viewer. Described as elegant, pure, and ephemeral, his work speaks eloquently to the strength of simple beauty.
A public reception will immediately follow the lecture in the Great Hall.”
Cincinnati Art Museum, Fath Auditorium (parking $4 for non-members)
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio [map]
“University of Arizona photo professor Frank Gohlke will give a talk about his current project, a study of wild apple forests in Kazakhstan, funded by a Fulbright Scholar Research Grant. Gohlke’s apple passion dates back 40 years to a commencement address delivered by the late John Szarkowski to the graduating class of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Gohlke’s fascination grew during a three-year stay in Middlebury, Vermont, where he first experienced apple cider fresh from a press. “Apples” by Frank Browning (North Point Press, 1998), introduced Gohlke to the wild apple forests of Kazakhstan, from which domesticated apples grown across the world are derived.
Gohlke’s lecture will include photographs of earlier projects that presage aspects of the Kazakhstan work, and a group of images made since December 2013 in the first stage of the current project.”
1030 North Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona 85721
“Mark Klett is a photographer interested in the intersection of cultures, landscapes and time. His background includes working as a geologist before turning to photography.
Klett has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Japan/US Friendship Commission. Klett’s work has been exhibited and published in the United States and internationally for over thirty years, and his work is held in over eighty museum collections worldwide. He is the author/co-author of fifteen books.”
200 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
“The Foundation’s Individual Photographer’s Fellowship (IPF) program encourages and celebrates artistic achievement in contemporary photography by supporting the creative endeavors of artists working in photography and photo-based art media.
The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of IPF grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the United States, who reside in the U.S., and who are at least 21 years of age. Recipients must provide legal proof of eligibility and a verifiable social security number.
Who May Not Apply: Students enrolled in a college degree program. Students who graduate before the 2013 application deadline are eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being considered for new awards. At this time, artists on temporary visas such as the O-1 visa are not eligible to apply.
Eligible Work: Still photography regardless of subject matter, genre, or process. Works submitted may be traditional photography projects or experimental works, but photographic techniques must be pivotal to the works submitted. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work. Examples of Non-Eligible Work: Film, video, interactive multimedia.
- Applicant Profile: Name and contact information
- Work Samples: A portfolio of ten (10) digital images showing representative, recent work. If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical or installed nature, or aspects of detail, use one or more of the ten images for that purpose.
- Exactly ten (10) images must be submitted. They will be projected for the panelists via high-definition digital projectors and viewed at roughly 30 x 40 inches per image. Images must be standard baseline JPEG files with the .jpg extension. The recommended color profile is sRGB. Maximum file size is 1.8 MB. Image size can be no larger than 1920 x 1920 pixels (smaller images will be shown against a 1920 x 1920 black background). Images should be 72 PPI; any higher will unnecessarily increase your file size.
- Text descriptors for each image: Title, Year Completed, Medium, Dimensions
Note: There are also fields for image “Value” and “Description” in the application. We don’t include this information in our review process. “Description” can be left blank. $0.00 can be entered for image “Value”. Whatever you enter in these fields — it will not be seen by jurors.
- Work Statement: (500 words maximum) The purpose of the Statement is to give the panel a better understanding of your work while they are viewing it. It should be very clear and concise, and relate to the specific works you are submitting.
- Career summary, artist resume/CV, or short bio (500 words maximum).”
Further details and to apply visit www.callforentry.org.
“Los Jardines de México presents three related bodies of work, La Fosa Común, Akna and El Jardín de Juegos by Janelle Lynch. Images of overlooked or obscure urban and rural landscapes, they explore aspects of the life cycle—loss, death, regeneration—while simultaneously celebrating life and its intricate beauty.”
The exhibition will be on view until April 14, 2013.
February 8th & 19th, Albuquerque: Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Martin Stupich “Remnants of the First World”
University of New Mexico Art Museum
Opening Reception for Martin Stupich, Remnants of the First World
Friday, February 8, 2013, 5:00-7:00 pm
Artist Talk on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.
“We build and shape our landscapes and terrains—gardens, bridges, truck stops, quarries, canals and dams—to suit both our physical and emotional desires. Yet this is not without consequences. This exhibition presents a selection of potent images from a larger body of work that Martin Stupich has explored and recorded since the 1970s. These images of some of our most ambitious, often permanent structures are breathtaking to behold yet also pose questions about what it is we are leaving behind as the “remnants” of our culture and time. As the photographer has remarked “These remnants of the first world are the evidence, the trail of clues we leave as we plow ahead….” Stupich clearly works within a historical sphere which harks back to the nineteenth-century and includes some of the great camera artists of that era such as Timothy O’Sullivan, Carleton Watkins and Darius Kinsey.”
The exhibition is located in the Van Daren Coke Gallery and will be on display February 19 – May 25, 2013.
Martin Stupich will give an artist talk at the museum on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 5:30 pm.
UNM Art Museum
Albuquerque, New Mexico [map]
“Los Jardines de México presents three related bodies of work, La Fosa Común, Akna and El Jardín de Juegos by Janelle Lynch. Images of overlooked or obscure urban and rural landscapes, they explore aspects of the life cycle—loss, death, regeneration—while simultaneously celebrating life and its intricate beauty.
La Fosa Común is a series of photographs made with an 8×10 camera in Mexico City’s common grave. The site is a burial place for the indigent and unidentified. Also made with an 8×10 camera, Akna is a series of portraits of tree stumps in a nature reserve that explores the theme of rebirth. “Akna,” in Mayan, means “mother” and is the goddess of birth and fertility. Made with a 4×5 camera, El Jardín de Juegos depicts the relics of a children’s recreation area, void of people and eclipsed by nature and neglect.”
The exhibition will be on view January 25 – April 14, 2013.
Artist’s Talk, Book Signing and Reception: March 29, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm
Deadline January 23rd: CENTER Choice Awards, Project Grant, Project Launch Grant, Santa Fe Prize and Teaching Award
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.
Curator’s Choice: Tina Schelhom, Curator, Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Georgia & Founding Director, Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany
Editor’s Choice: Susan White, Photography Director, Vanity Fair
Gallerist’s Choice: Lauren Panzo, Director, Pace/MacGill Gallery
Project Development Grant
The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a $5,000 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 fine art or documentary 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: Denise Wolff, Senior Editor, Book Program, Aperture
Project Launch Grant
The Project Launch grant is presented to an outstanding photographer working in fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a $10,000 cash award to help complete or disseminate the works as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities.
This grant is awarded to completed projects that would benefit from the grant award package. It requires signature of a contract to participate in an exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Arts, during Review Santa Fe.
Santa Fe Prize
The biennial Santa Fe Prize for Photography recognizes and supports a gifted and committed photographer who has completed, or is near completion of, a meaningful body of work. Cash prize of $10,000 and participation in Review Santa Fe.
Juror: Maggie Blanchard, Director, Twin Palms Publishing
The Excellence in Teaching Award honors a high school, college or postgraduate teacher’s dedication with a $3,000 award. Educators in all areas of photographic teaching are eligible, including fine art, documentary, history and criticism.
Juror: Stephan Hillerbrand, University of Houston, Houston, TX”
Visit CENTER’s website for submission details, www.visitcenter.org/competitions.
City Gallery at Waterfront Park
Opening Reception: Defining Focus: Views of the Coast
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 5:00-7:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
“Defining Focus combines the aerial photography of Yve Assad and the macro photography of David Batchelder to examine the Lowcountry shoreline. These images show a world that is both familiar and otherworldly. Assad and Batchelder are able to capture the flow, light, and texture of the shore in each of their photographs, offering unique and engaging vantage points. Both are able to challenge the eye by creating pieces that demand interpretation.
Assad will host a lecture at the gallery January 20th at 3 p.m
Batchelder will host a lecture at the gallery February 23rd at 3 p.m.”
This exhibition will be on view until March 3, 2013.
City Gallery at Waterfront Park
34 Prioleau Street
Charleston, South Carolina [map]