Tag: Mary Virginia Swanson

March 14th, Houston: MVS Seminar “Who Buys Prints? An Update on the Marketplace for Fine Prints”

FotoFest Biennial 2018 | Professional Development Seminar
Who Buys Prints? An Update on the Marketplace for Fine Prints
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 10:00 am—4:00 pm

Today, challenges to the traditional artist/dealer relationship are impacted by changes in consumer interests and purchasing habits, and the rise of new sales venues for acquiring art. In addition to sales through galleries, purchases occur at art fairs and via online sales venues, through third-parties such as art consultants & interior designers as well as acquiring works directly from artists. The centuries-old art market is ripe for new models.

Confirmed industry panelists are as follows: PEGGY SUE AMISON, Creative Director, East West, Dubai UAE | DARREN CHING, co-owner, KlompChing Gallery, NYC | NATASHA EGAN Executive Director, MoCP, Chicago | private collector JOAN MORGENSTERN, Houston | LIANA SCHWAITZBERG,  Corporate Art Advisor, MKG Art Management, Houston | and LISA VOLPE, Associate Curator, MFA Houston.

Join us for the seminar between Review Sessions 1 & 2, at the Whitehall Houston Hotel.

Tickets: Meeting Place Registrant $40 / General Admission $80 / Student with ID $40

To register visit: http://home.fotofest.org/2018_professional-development-seminars/who-buys-prints.aspx.

Upcoming January Deadlines: Aperture Portfolio Prize / CatchLight Fellowship / NY Portfolio Reviews

Aperture Portfolio Prize
Deadline Wednesday, January 31, 2018

“The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

The first-prize winner will be featured in Aperture Magazine and will receive a $3,000 cash prize and an exhibition in New York.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://www.picter.com/aperture/portfolio-prize-2018/

2018 CatchtLight Fellowship
Deadline Wednesday, January 31, 2018

“CatchLight exists because we believe in the power of visual storytelling to drive social change. In an increasingly divided landscape, there has never been a better time to bind our world together with empathy and compassion. A CatchLight Fellowship serves as an incubator — a space to receive financial support, unlock individual potential, and leverage partnerships. We are seeking storytellers who use art as a catalyst to spark new conversations, and whose work is poised to be significantly amplified by collaboration, mentorship, and networking.

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://catchlight.submittable.com/submit/102315/2018-catchlight-fellowship.

2018 New York Portfolio Review
Deadline Thursday, January 25, 2018

“Since we believe that only the quality of your work should matter — not who you know, how much money you have or your race, gender, ethnic background or sexual orientation, we are again bringing together 160 talented photographers with 75 top photo editors, publishers, video producers, gallery owners and curators on April 21st and 22nd.

Applications are now open for the free (yes, free) sixth annual New York Portfolio Review, sponsored by The New York Times Lens blog, the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism and United Photo Industries. Participation is open to anyone over 18 years, and all types of photography will be considered.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/03/multimedia/new-york-portfolio-review-2018.html.

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

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 September 15th: The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2017

Paris Photo | Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Photobook Awards 2017

Deadline (entries received by): Friday, September 15, 2017, 12:00 noon EST

The First PhotoBook Prize
A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

Fee for First PhotoBook: $30 per book.

The PhotoBook of the Year Prize
This prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year. Ten books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

Fee for PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher.

The Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize
Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year. Five books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The shortlisted books, accompanied by the jury’s comments, will be featured in the fall 2017 edition of The PhotoBook Review issue 013 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.

Fee for Photography Catalogue of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher.


  • Book title, year of publication, and publisher information
  • A short description / summary of the book and why it’s being submitted that particular category
  • The photographer or author’s name, as well as the designer and editor’s names
  • Book dimensions (in inches and centimeters), number of pages, the edition number or print run
  • A short description of where the book is sold.

For details on how to enter, judging criteria, past winners, and more visit: https://aperture.picter.com.

Deadline April 29th: HCB Award 2017

Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation
Call for Entries: HCB Award 2017
Deadline: Saturday, April 29, 2017

“Presented by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the HCB Award supports the creation of a photography project which could not be achieved without this help. It is intended for a photographer who has already completed a significant body of work, close to the documentary approach. The candidate must be supported by an institution — museum, gallery, independent curator, publisher, etc.

The HCB Award is presented once every two years and grants the indivisible amount of 35 000 euros.

A pre-selection committee reviews all applications. The jury members can access all dossiers during the final deliberations. The winner is selected by an international jury of seven prominent personalities of the art world.  Each jury member has one voice. The final decision of the jury remains undisputable. The winner’s artwork project will be exhibited at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson and published as a book, in the spring 2019.

For the complete prospectus visit: http://www.henricartierbresson.org/en/hcb-prize/prize.
For Application Dossier PDF click here.

Deadline Extended November 7th: 16th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Juried Photography Exhibition

Texas Woman’s University
Call for Entries: 16th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Juried Photography Exhibition
Deadline Extended: Monday, November 7, 2016 October 31, 2016
Entry Fee: $35 for 5 images | $60 for 10 images

“Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artist’s Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera. Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition.

The exhibition and endowment was established by Christine Shank and a small group of graduate students and named in memory of the mother of Professor Susan kae Grant. Exhibition proceeds fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment which supports photography scholarships for future graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts.”

Juror: Dr. Julia Dolan, Minor White Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum

Awards (seleceted by Juror)

  • Solo Exhibition at TWU East | West Galleries (2018)
  • Coupralux: $200.00 Print Certificate
  • Red River Paper: $200.00 Red River Paper Coupon
  • Freestyle Photographic Supplies: $250.00 Gift Certificate
  • Imaging Spectrum: $200.00 Certi cate for Epson Professional Inkjet Paper
  • Arlington Camera: $100.00 Gift Certificate

Submission Guidelines & Eligibility
Judging will be done online, through SlideRoom.com. Please go to twuvisualarts.slideroom.com [16th Annual JEG Photography Exhibition] for further application instructions and requirements.

All photographic and related processes are encouraged including digital, non-silver and photographic book arts. Pieces must not exceed 60” in any dimension.”

To download the full prospectus as a PDF, click here.

NYC, September 16-18: Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair

Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair
September 16-18, 2016

“Printed Matter presents the eleventh annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 16 to 18, 2016, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.

Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by 370 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from at least 29 countries. A full list of this year’s exhibitors can be found here.

Opening Night Preview
Join us on Thursday, September 15 from 6 to 9 pm, at MoMA PS1 for our opening night preview. The evening will feature special live performances in the PS1 courtyard by Liquid Asset and Beat Detectives.

Entry to the Preview costs $10 (Members $5), proceeds going to support NYABF16. The first 2,000 visitors to pre-pay online or to pay at the door (while supplies last) will receive a Ticket Edition by Ken Kagami (pictured left). Pre-purchase a ticket for the opening night preview here!

For NYABF’s event schedule can be found here.

Deadline Extended to September 15th: Visura The 2016 Photojournalism Grant

Call for Submissions: The 2016 Photojournalism Grant
Deadline: Thursday September 15, 2016 (11:59 PM UTC)

“The 2016 Photojournalism Grant empowers photojournalists by supporting their work, mission, and career. Visura awards one winner with a $5000 cash prize. The winner will be announced at the 2016 Lucie Awards in New York City on Sunday, October 23, 2016.

The Grant has a three-tiered mission:

  1. recognize and support professional photojournalists worldwide;
  2. support an ongoing or a new project;
  3. get the work of photojournalists in front of key industry editors and buyers worldwide.


  • Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography, The New York Times Magazine
  • Lynsey Addario, Photojournalist
  • Hideko Kataoka, Director of Photography, Newsweek Japan
  • Nicolas Jimenez, Director of Photoraphy, Le Monde
  • Maggie Steber, Photojournalist

General Requirements
Your application must include the items listed below. There is no entry fee during the application process.

  • Who can submit: Photojournalists worldwide. All Applicants must have an active PLUS, PRIME or GUILD membership account to submit for consideration.
  • How to submit: All submissions are made via a “Project” created from your Visura’s dashboard.
  • What to submit: Each Entry consists of a project made up of a series of images (minimum of 15 images, maximum 35), a short synopsis and a long written reflection about the project
    • Image Specs: minimum 1600px on the longest dimension (22.5 inches @ 72 dpi, JPG format)
    • Text: Include a short synopsis and a long written reflection about the project, in first-person, saved as the Project Text. Ex. What is the story or project about? Where does it take place? If more than one place, please specify. If completed, when was it photographed? If ongoing, when did you begin the story/project? What is the story you want to convey?

Application Procedure

  • All submissions are made via a “Project” created from your Visura photographer’s dashboard
  • Projects may be ongoing or a recently completed project
  • Image size: minimum 1600px on the longest dimension (22.5 inches @ 72 dpi, JPG format)
  • Include a written reflection, in first-person, as the Project text (see below for details)
  • Limit one project per photographer
  • Projects may be ‘published’ or ‘private’ within the Visura system

For the complete prospectus visit: http://visura.co/assignments/submit/13.

Deadline June 30th: Multiple Exposures Gallery “Photo ’16”

Multiple Exposures Gallery
Call for Entry: Photo ’16
Deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:50 PM EDT
Fee: $35 for 3 images

“You are invited to submit to Photo ‘16, a national juried fine art photography exhibit at Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.  The exhibition will be held October 18, 2016 – November 27, 2016.  All artists 18 years of age or older who work in traditional, digital, or alternative photographic processes are invited to submit.  We cannot accept entries from outside the U.S.  There is no theme.  Awards include $500 (Juror’s Selection) and $250 (Gallery Selection).

Sam Abell, Distinguished photographer, teacher, writer, lecturer and National Geographic documentary photographer.

Submission Guidelines

  • Entries must be completed online through Submittable here.
  • Artists may submit up to three images.  Images must be JPGs, sized at 1600 px on the long side, 300 ppi, and sRGB color space. No watermarked images will be considered.
  • Artists are encouraged to include an artist bio of 200 words or less.”

For the full prospectus visit: http://www.multipleexposuresgallery.com/photo16-prospectus.


Deadline May 31st: TheDocumentaryProjectFund

Deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

“TheDocumentaryProjectFund, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving communities through photography, would like to announce its Fall 2015 Fall Call for Entries. Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2015 through November 15, 2015. Two awards will be given:

  • A $5000 award to an established photographer
  • A $3500 Emerging Vision Award will go to a photographer who is either in the beginning stages of a career or undergoing a career transition.

TheDPF is looking for talented documentary photographers proposing visually exciting, issue oriented projects within or around their communities.

For more information and to apply visit: thedocumentaryprojectfund.org.”


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