Tag: Mary Virginia Swanson

Deadline: January 21st: MACK First Book Award 2019

MACK
Call for Submissions: First Book Award 2019
Deadline: Received by 21 January 2019

“The First Book Award is a photography publishing prize open to photographers who have not previously had a book published by a third party publishing house (this does not include self-published print on demand projects).

The award was established in 2012 to support emerging photographers. The call for submissions emphasises a predilection for projects conceived in book form: works that find a voice through the book.

From 2012 to 2018, the award was not an open submission; each year, a diverse array of international nominators were asked to recommend suitable projects.

Submissions for the First Book Award 2019 are not limited to nominated projects and the award is open to all emerging artists who wish to submit a coherent book project. Please see the Submission Guidelines page for further details.

Previous winners include: Anne Sophie Merryman (2012), Paul Salveson (2013), Joanna Piotrowska (2014), Ciarán Óg Arnold (2015), Sofia Borges (2016) and Emmanuelle Andrianjafy (2017).

GUIDELINES

The First Book Award is a photography prize for photographers and artists who have not previously had their work published by a third party publishing house. This does not include self-published books or print-on-demand projects.

  • Submissions must consist of coherent book projects and not portfolios of images in book form.
  • Any text within the book must be supplied with an English translation.
  • All submissions must be received as paper book dummies. Digital submissions in the form of PDFs, ebooks or apps will not be considered.
  • All submissions must either be unpublished or self-published book projects. Books that have already been published by a third party publishing house will not be considered.
  • Submissions received after January 21, 2019 will not be considered for the prize.

Please include your current email address, contact details and address as part of your submission.

Book dummies will only be returned if packaging and prepaid postage is included. Books will be returned in April 2019, after the shortlist has been announced. Neither MACK nor any of the sponsors will be held responsible for loss or damage to books submitted.

Please send submissions to: First Book Award, MACK, Studio E, Ground Floor, Emperor House, Dragonfly Place, London SE4 2FL

For all enquiries: fba@mackbooks.co.uk.

AWARD

  • A panel of judges will together assess all submitted dummies, shortlisting ten. From the shortlist, a single project will be chosen as the winner to be published by MACK.
  • The winning project will be announced at the opening of Photo London at Somerset House, London, in May 2019 and the book will be published in time for that announcement.
  • The winning artist will exhibit their work in a special display devoted to their work at Photo London 2019, in an exhibition to coincide with the award announcement.

JUDGES

  • Sarah Allen
    Sarah Allen is a photography specialist. She is Assistant Curator at Tate Modern where she curates displays and exhibitions as well as researching acquisitions for the international collection. Her most recent project was Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art. She has also curated the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize nominated presentation of Mark Ruwedel at Tate (2018) as well as Martin Parr (2018), Workers Photography (2018), Daido Moriyama (2017), Kaveh Golestan (2017) and Gyorgy Kepes (2017). She has a specialist focus on photobooks and is curator of the Martin Parr photobook collection.
  • Emma Bowkett
    Emma Bowkett is Director of Photography at the Financial Times FT Weekend Magazine. Joining in 2009, she was integral to the small creative team who reworked the visual language of the magazine for the 2010 re-launch. Emma has curated exhibitions for the Triennale der Photographie Hamburg, Peckham 24 in London and in 2018 co-curated PhotoEast festival. She is a visiting university lecturer, and regularly participates at international portfolio reviews, festivals, art fairs and awards.
  • Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa
    Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is a photographer and a writer who has contriubted essays to publications by Vanessa Winship, George Georgiou, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Marton Perlaki and Paul Graham. He has been an artist-in residence at Light Work, guest edited the Aperturn Photobook Review, and written for Aperture, FOAM, the Barbican, The Photographer’s Gallery and Rutgers University Press. His debut monograph, One Wall a Web, was published by ROMA Publications in 2018. He has lectured at Yale, Cornell, New York University and The New School.
  • Polly Fleury
    Polly Fleury is Director of Special Projects at the Wilson Centre for Photography where she works closely with museums, artists, galleries and publishers bringing historical and contemporary photography to public view.
  • Michael Mack
    Michael Mack is the publisher of MACK.”

For the full prospectus and to view past winners visit: www.firstbookaward.com

Deadline January 28th: Art+Science

A Smith Gallery
Call for Entries: Art+Science
Deadline: Monday, January 28, 2019
Entry Fee: $38 for the first 5 images, $7 per each additional image.

“Has photography ever really been disconnected from Science? From the invention of the pinhole camera about one thousand and twenty years ago by the Arab mathematician, physicist, and Astronomer, Ibn al-Haytham, up to today’s use of radiology to produce works of art, science and art have been inseparable. Photography is the perfect intersection of Art and Science.

JUROR: Linda Alterwitz
Alterwitz is an interdisciplinary artist with diverse interests in the fields of medical research and the natural environment. Her work encourages an awakening of the senses toward a subtle shift of consciousness, offering people a connection with the unseen.

“The Art and Science movement is not new, yet its reach is currently building momentum. More than producing aesthetic images derived from scientific data, science-inspired artists find connections that reflect a common purpose – one that integrates the authenticity of science and the communicative power of art. The sci-art movement promotes dialogue and offers a platform in hopes of improving the world in which we live.

I am the writer and editor for the Art + Science column on Lenscratch Magazine in which I showcase work by photographers who address a genre of photography that lives at the intersection of art and science.  Up to 33 of the final selections to this call will be featured in a Lenscratch post highlighting this Art + Science exhibition.”  —Linda Alterwitz

Awards
Juror’s Selection – $325.00
Director’s Selection – $250.00
Visitors’ Award – $100.00
Discretionary Honorable Mentions – each receiving an exhibition catalogue
Up to 33 of the final selections will be featured in a LenScratch Art+Science post.

Eligibility
Submissions are open to all photographers both professional and amateur. International entries are welcomed.   Work previously exhibited in the gallery or featured on the blog are not eligible.

Submission Guidelines
Digital images should be:

  • 1000 pixels on the longest side saved in JPEG format at 72 ppi.
  • Each image should be labeled with consecutive numbers followed by your name, i.e. 1FirstName_LastName.jpg. The number should correspond with the number on the application form
  • Each entry should have both diptych images included.  If you are not able to put them in the same digital file, please contact amanda@asmithgallery.com for assistance. 
  • Please do not watermark your images. 
  • If you need help sizing your images, please follow this link https://convert.town/image-dpi
  • Online: Fill out our online application to apply, send images, and make payment with Paypal.
  • You will receive an email confirmation upon receiving the entry and payment. You can also fill and submit the online application, print out your confirmation email, and mail it with a check for your fees to the address below. 

Submission by mail: Please prepare a submission form with your name, address, email address and phone number along with a list of the titles and printing process of each entry.  The number of each title should correspond to the image number on the CD.  CD’s and submission form should be mailed to:

A Smith Gallery
P O Box 175
Johnson City, TX 78636

The gallery will send an email confirmation upon receiving the entry and payment.

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://asmithgallery.com/salon-call-for-entry.

Application Deadline EXTENDED to January 28th: “Your Work & Its Audience: Making the Match” with MVS & Special Guests in NYC

YOUR WORK & ITS AUDIENCE: MAKING THE MATCH

With Mary Virginia Swanson & Special Guests
New York City, May 5 – 11, 2019
Hosted by La Luz Workshops

Application Deadline EXTENDED to Monday, January, 28, 2019

There are only a few spots left for this workshop. If you are interested in joining us, please apply as soon as possible.

This workshop is for photographers who wish to increase their awareness about today’s diverse markets for imagery and gain a broader understanding of how to reach their target audiences.

Through a series of illustrated lectures, individual sessions, and conversations with some of the leading industry professionals today, you will learn about the nuances of editing your work for multiple presentations, fine art print sales, exhibition opportunities, securing commissions to make new work, as well as other essential topics.

Together, we will look at where your work is now and where it can be.

If you are interested in joining us, please APPLY TODAY.

OUR SPECIAL GUESTS ARE…
Elizabeth Krist – Photo Editor, Reviewer, Independent Curator (Monday & Tuesday)

Joan Liftin – Photographer, Photo Book Editor, Educator (Tuesday)

Esa Epstein – Executive Director and Curator at sepiaEYE Gallery (Wednesday)

Jane Yeomans – Photo Editor at Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine  (Thursday)

Taia Kwinter – Managing Editor at Aperture Foundation (Friday)

To learn more about this workshop and what YOU will learn from Mary Virginia and her line-up of industry experts, check out La Luz’s YouTube channel here.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Photographers who are serious about their work, whether they are working professionals or one day aspire to be, those who wish to increase their awareness about today’s diverse markets for imagery and those who wish to gain a broader understanding of how to reach their target audiences.

Deadline November 5th: Clarence John Laughlin Award

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Submissions: Clarence John Laughlin Award
Deadline: Monday, November 5, 2018
Application fee: $25

“The Clarence John Laughlin Award was created to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

The Clarence John Laughlin Award annually grants one $5000 prize and an exhibition in the NOPA gallery to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

Both emerging and established photographers residing in the U.S. may apply. There are no restrictions on subject matter or genres.

2018 Juror: Marcela Correa, Independent Curator, New Orleans, LA.

Eligibility
Both emerging and established photographers residing in the U.S. may apply. The New Orleans Photo Alliance invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to apply. Still images made from all photographic processes, both traditional and digital will be considered. There are no restrictions on subject matter or genres. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal and emotional statements are all welcome. Still photography or photographic techniques should be integral to the works submitted.

Work Samples
Applicants must submit a portfolio of 10-20 image files representing a cohesive body of work. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to build a strong series of images. If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical nature, you may use one or more of the required images for installation or detail views.

Written Statements
Applicants must submit a written statement explaining their images, process and intent. The purpose of the statement is to give the juror a better understanding of your work while they are viewing it. Your statement should be clear, concise and relate to the work samples you submit. Applicants will also be required to submit a bio or resume and a brief “description of work” summary.

Judging Criteria
The main criteria for selection will be the strength of the applicant’s portfolio and written statement.”

For the full prospectus visit: https://neworleansphotoalliance.org/2018-clarence-john-laughlin-award-application-guidelines.

CLICK! Upcoming opportunities in Durham NC during Click!120

CLICK!120 Photography Festival
October 3-7, 2018

Click!120 in Durham, NC is quickly approaching.  There are some great opportunities to sign up for before the festival begins on October 3rd.

Visit their website for other lectures, exhibitions and more during Click!120. https://clickphotofest.org


Click!’s Last Call for Entries:  Photo Book Exhibition 
Deadlines: Online entry due September 28th | Book Delivery due October 1st
Entry fee: $35 per book entered

“The Click! Photography Festival is pleased to announce our first Click! Photo Book Exhibition. Winners will be exhibited at Horse & Buggy Press during the Click! Photography Festival on October 6th between 11 and 1. Entries will be eligible for one of three purchase awards given by the Joseph C. Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Books should be self-published or hand made and primarily photographic in nature, though other mediums are allowed. Submissions should be books of your own work or a collaboration.

Online entry forms with payment should be completed by September 26th. Please indicate the sales price of the book, or if it is not for sale. 20% of book sales will go to Horse & Buggy Press. Books should be shipped to Horse & Buggy press in order to arrive by October 1.”

Full prospectus: https://clickphotofest.org/call-for-entries/photo-book-exhibition/


Click! Academy – Few spaces remain:

Projects in Progress: A Group Session with Mary Virginia Swanson
October 4, 9:30 – 11:45 am
Registration Fee: $65

“10 photographers in succession will share their project-in-progress in print form (not digital) during a 10 – minute open discussion with MVS.

In this group format, each photographer will tell MVS briefly and succinctly:

  • What the project is about.
  • Who the target audience is.
  • What the status of production is – early phase? in progress? Nearing completion?
  • What your preferred final format is for the project (i.e. exhibition, publication, dedicated website etc.).
  • MVS will share her response to the work and ideas for moving your project forward.
  • When not presenting their work all participants are invited to observe the discussions she has with each of the with other participants.
  • All 10 accepted participants will receive an email from MVS on how to best prepare for their session.
  • Register here.

Note: This session limited to a total of 10 participants is a companion to the public seminar: From Concept to Audience: THE LIFE OF A PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT also at the Durham Arts Council from 12:30pm – 2:30pm on Oct. 3rd. RSVP required for From Concept to Audience.

Deadline Extended to June 29th: Critical Mass

Photolucida
Call for Entries: Critical Mass
Deadline Extended: Friday, June 29, 2018 at noon PST
Fee: $75

“Critical Mass began as a way to help photographers get their work into the conversation. In-person portfolio review events are a bigger expense and time commitment. We wanted to create an online platform that would make it easier and more efficient for photographers to promote their work to a wide selection of professionals in the field.

Critical Mass gets photographers’ work in front of 200 top museum curators, gallerists, publishers, editors, and media producers. That’s a lot of eyes. As an individual photographer, it’s difficult to make connections with professionals at this level – much less with 200 of them. In Critical Mass, photographers (from anywhere) submit a 10-image portfolio. The 200 finalists who proceed past the first, pre-screening round then have their work reviewed and voted on by the full panel of 200 jurors. It’s an unprecedented way to get your work in front of the right people!

We are again extending merit-based scholarships to MFA program students, after receiving suggestions from Photography program faculty. The work of these students will be in the finalist category of Critical Mass. (Deadline to send nominations June 7th!)

Critical Mass works.

The professionals chosen for the Critical Mass jury are continually looking for new work. Every year, we hear a flurry of success stories. Curators report back with lists of photographers they’ve given exhibitions to. Photographers email us about photo editors who have highlighted their work in the media. Museum professionals tell us about artists they’ve added to their collections. Career-building connections happen in Critical Mass.

Finalists’ Round
Photographers selected for the finalists round pay an additional $200. Their work is then sent on to the full panel of 200 jurors. All finalists receive a print of their choice offered through the Critical Mass Print Collecting Initiative!

Before you register, please read the Entry Guidelines to learn how to prepare your submission. Then, visit the Critical Mass registration page to submit your work!”

For the full prospectus with list of prizes, past Top 50 finalists and winners, and to apply visit: www.photolucida.org/critical-mass.

Deadline TODAY, June 5th: The Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Call for Entries: The Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography
Deadline: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

2018 GRANT GUIDELINES
The Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) to honor the life and work of Michael P. Smith, one of New Orleans’ most legendary and beloved documentary photographers. The MPS Fund awards cash prizes and exhibition opportunities to Gulf Coast photographers whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a cultural documentary project.

JUROR: Gregory Harris, Assistant Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art

MPS 2018 Award Details: $5,000 cash award | Featured exhibition in the NOPA Gallery | online exhibition permanently archived on the NOPA website.

ELIGIBILITY
Both emerging and established photographers residing in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are eligible to apply for the MPS Fund’s annual grants. The subject matter for the proposed project is not limited to the Gulf Coast geographic region but the photographers main residence must be within these 5 states.”

For the full prospectus and to see previous MPS winners visit: http://neworleansphotoalliance.org/photography-grants-new-orleans/.

Deadline June 12th: The Print Center 93rd Annual International Competition

The Print Center
Call for Entries: 93rd Annual International Competition
Deadline: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Entry Fee: $45 for 5 images

“The Print Center is very pleased to announce the 93rd ANNUAL International Competition juried by José Diaz and Lisa Sutcliffe. Diaz is the Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Lisa Sutcliffe is the Curator of Photography and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum.

The ANNUAL is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in new and intriguing ways, both in content and process.

Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.

Jurors:

  • José Diaz is the Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
  • Lisa Sutcliffe is Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Milwaukee Art Museum.”

To view the full prospectus or submit visit: http://printcenter.org/100/93rd-competition.

Deadline June 1st: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Contemporary Photography Competition

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Call for Entries: Contemporary Photography Competition
Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018
Entry Fee: $30 for a maximum of 10 images

“Two artists will win $5,000 each and concurrent solo exhibitions from April 11, 2019 – May 25, 2019. PPAC understands that contemporary photography takes many forms, and we are open to all photography, digital imaging, film/video, and lens-based installation work.

Juror: Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: philadelphiaphotoartscenter.submittable.com/submit.

Deadline May 31st: The Photo Review 34th Annual International Photography Competition

The Photo Review
Call for Entries: 34th Annual International Photography Competition
Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018

“This year’s Photo Review International Photography Competition will be juried by Sarah Meister, Photography Curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2018 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. And Forrest Old, director of the Red Filter Gallery, will select a photographer for a one-person show at the online gallery.

Because their work was seen in The Photo Review, past winners have been given one-person exhibitions, have had their work reproduced in other leading photography magazines, and have sold their work to collectors throughout the country.

An entry fee of $35 for up to three images and $8 for each additional image, entitles all entrants to a copy of the full-color catalogue. In addition, all entrants will be able to subscribe to The Photo Review for $36, a 20% discount. (Higher rates apply for non-US subscribers.)”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.photoreview.org/wordpressindex/2018-competition.

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