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Deadline July 15: The 2019 Arnold Newman Prize For New Directions in Photographic Portraiture

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Call for Entries: The 2019 Arnold Newman Prize For New Directions in Photographic Portraiture
Deadline: Monday, July 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM EDT
Fee: $55 per submission of 12 images

The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture is a $20,000 prize awarded annually to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in photographic portraiture. In addition to the winner, the jury selects three finalists each year who are invited to participate in an exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography.

The Prize is generously funded by the Arnold & Augusta Newman Foundation and proudly administered by Maine Media Workshops + College. The Griffin Museum of Photography hosts the annual exhibition of work by the winner and three finalists each October.

The jurors will select one (1) winner and three (3) finalists for the 2019 Arnold Newman Prize. The winner will receive $20,000. This prize is unrestricted and may be used however the winning artist wishes. The winner and three finalists will be officially announced in August 2019 and their work will be featured in an exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA from October 1 to 30, with an opening reception on October 10. Artists will be responsible for shipping framed (or otherwise exhibition ready) work to/from the Griffin.

The jurors for the 2019 Prize are:

  • Elizabeth Avedon, Photobook and Exhibition Designer, Writer, and Curator
  • Jessica Dimson, Deputy Photo Editor at The New York Times
  • Paula Tognarelli, Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography

What to submit:

  1. The core of your submission is a cohesive group of 12 images that are all a part of a single project, portfolio, or series focused on photographic portraiture
  2. Artist Statement about the series you are submitting (500 word limit)
  3. A brief bio telling us who you are as an artist (250 word limit)
  4. CV (uploaded in pdf format)
  5. A brief statement about how winning The Arnold Newman Prize would impact and further your career goals
  6. There is a $55 fee per submission. All fees are paid through Submittable and are non-refundable.”

For the full prospectus, to see past award recipients, and to apply visit: https://www.mainemedia.edu/life-at-mmwc/calls-for-entry/arnold-newman-prize.


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