Tag: Mary Virginia Swanson

PDNedu Spring 2016 Issue with Article by MVS Now Available

PDNedu

The Spring 2016 Issue of PDNedu is now available and features “Ask MVS” on page 22, Mary Virginia Swanson: Advises on Licensing Existing Work.  You can read the article and the rest of the magazine (for free!) by following this link: http://digitalmag.pdnedu.com/pdnedu/2016spring.

Deadline March 7th: THE FENCE 2016

Photoville
Call for Entries: THE FENCE 2016: An Outdoor Photography Exhibition Series

Deadline: Monday, March 7, 2016
Fee: $40 per series (3-6 images)

“THE FENCE is an outdoor photography exhibition series, with an audience of more than 3 million visitors.

For our 5th edition this year, we’re pleased to announce the addition of a $5,000 cash prize and a Leica T camera package for the Jury’s Choice Winner, as well as the expansion of THE FENCE to Santa Fe, NM.

Selected photography projects will be presented in a series of large-scale, curated, outdoor exhibitions across 5 cities in the United States: Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, and Santa Fe.

Once submissions are completed, an international jury of photography professionals will be called upon to review and select 40 photographers whose submitted work exemplifies the essence of “community” across cultural boundaries and geographical lines.

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work that fits under one or more categories: Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, and Play.”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: http://fence.photoville.com.

Deadline May 9th: 2016 Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize

Duke University | Center for Documentary Studies
Call for Entries: 2016 Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize
Deadline: Monday, May 9, 2016, midnight EST
Entry Fee: $65

“First announced in 1990, the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize was created by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. In 1941 Lange and Taylor published An American Exodus, a book that renders human experience eloquently in text and images and remains a seminal work in documentary studies.

Like Lange and Taylor, and all serious documentarians, the competitive applicants to this prize have a point of view derived from an in-depth understanding of place, history, and the current situation, in concert with a personal relationship to the proposed work. Ultimately, their commitment is to use documentary expression to motivate the thinking and reflection of others.

In 2011, in recognition of the changing environment in which documentary artists conduct their work, the Center for Documentary Studies decided to reframe the prize guidelines. The re-launched Lange-Taylor Prize supports artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit, in intriguing and effective ways, the interplay of words and images in the creation and presentation of their work. The idea of “writing” has been expanded to allow words to be represented by audio and video or used in graphic novel format. As in the past, edited oral histories, creative narratives, and poetry (that is both personal and social) are also encouraged.

The winner receives $10,000, features in Center for Documentary Studies’ print and digital publications, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library, Duke University.

Eligibility
The Lange-Taylor Prize is open to documentary artists of any age and nationality who are involved in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit, in intriguing and effective ways, the interplay of words and images in the creation and presentation of their work. Single artists as well as collaborative teams are eligible.

Submission Guidelines
Applicants may submit a portfolio of any combination of the below, for a maximum of 20 uploads. The submission guidelines are designed to accommodate a wide variety of projects. Please submit your materials in a form that best represents your project via http://dukearts.slideroom.com.”

For the full prospectus and variations on media accepted for submission, visit: http://documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/dorothea-lange-paul-taylor-prize/how-to-enter.

February 25th, Tucson: Lecture by Mary Virginia Swanson

ASMP Arizona Tucson
Lecture by Mary Virginia Swanson: Understanding the Value of Your Work Within Multiple Markets

Thursday, February 25, 2016ASMP_Tucson_2016
6:30 Social hour with light refreshments
7:00 Lecture with Q&A and a discussion to follow

One of the most exciting recent developments for photographers is the growth of new markets for their work.  The value of their work is different for each buyer.  In this seminar, Mary Virginia Swanson will demystify new markets within today’s diverse photography marketplace and assess the role photography plays within them.  She will discuss how to identify new buyers of images and the most effective approaches when introducing oneself and considerations for which artists must be mindful when taking their artwork across multiple markets.

Free for all students with school ID
$10 for ASMP members | $20 for non-members
RSVP is required by February 20 to martha@marthalochertphotography.com.

650 N. 6th Avenue (southeast corner of 6th Ave & 4th St)
Martha Lochert Photography in the Balfour Walker / Chris Mooney Photo Studios
Parking in dirt lot SE of building or along curb, carpool when possible.

 

Deadline April 6th: Aperture Summer Open Curated by Charlotte Cotton

Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Summer Open
Deadline: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at 12:00 noon EST

“The Aperture Summer Open is an annual open-submission exhibition at Aperture Foundation’s gallery in New York, featuring a wide variety of work drawn from all kinds of photographers. Selected annually by a prominent curator or editor, the exhibition seeks to reveal and report on critical themes and trends driving international contemporary photographic practice. The exhibition opens the doors of the Foundation to all photographers, both well- and lesser-known, as it fosters and promotes new ideas and talent.

Juror
The 2016 Summer Open will be curated by Charlotte Cotton, taking its cue from her recent Aperture publication Photography Is Magic.

Entry Requirements
Entrants must be current Aperture Foundation Members through April 8, 2016. To purchase your membership, please visit aperture.org/join. Upon purchase, you will receive a unique, invitational passcode code that will allow you to enter the 2016 Summer Open through www.callforentry.org. The passcode will begin with “SO2016” and will end with three unique numbers.

If you are already an Aperture Foundation Member, you should have received an e-mail on Monday, February 8 containing your passcode that will allow you to enter. If you did not receive this code or are unsure of your current Member status, please contact membership@aperture.org.

What to Submit
All work entered should be contemporary (made within the last five years). If submitting multiple works they do not need to be from a single body of work. You will also need to include:

  • Your name, address, and phone number
  • The name your work should be credited to, if different from above
  • A current resume or 150 word biography
  • Between 1-12 images along with the date the work was created, type of photographic medium or other mediums used in creating the work, size, and caption or title
  • Statement of up to 250 words about the work submitted. This statement should serve as a short description of the format of your work, as well as your aims for your practice and a discussion of the magical properties of photography.

Most photographs selected will be shown unframed, and attached to the walls of the gallery with pins or magnets. If your work requires specific installation instructions or additional required equipment or materials, please be sure to note this in the description of the image.”

Valid Aperture membership through April 8, 2016 is required to enter, there is no additional submission fee.  Join here: http://aperture.org/join.
For the full prospectus visit http://aperture.org/summeropen.

Deadline March 7th: “Emerging Photographer” Summer 2016 Issue

Emerging Photographer
Call for Submissions: Summer 2016 Issue

Deadline: Monday, March 7, 2016
Fee: $20 per series (3-10 images)

Emerging Photographer is a submission-based magazine, showcasing the work of up-and-coming photographers with around five years or less of professional experience. Submissions are now open for the Summer 2016 issue.

We are looking for photographers with a fresh perspective, compelling imagery and an insatiable drive to make an impact within the photography community. The featured photographers will be selected by the editors of Emerging Photographer, PDN and Rf, and their work will appear in the print issue and in a digital edition on issuu.com.

Emerging Photographer is distributed to art buyers, photo editors and creative directors. It has also been distributed at various galleries, Photo LA, PDN‘s 30 events and MOPLA, and exhibited at a pop-up exhibition at MOPLA last summer. This issue, select photographers will have the opportunity to sell prints of their work through CoEdit Collection, an online gallery and space for artists to share their images and ideas with a larger audience. We are always looking for new opportunities for the next group of selected photographers.

Categories

  • Travel/Landscape
  • Fine Art
  • Documentary
  • Portrait/Fashion

Prizes

  • A feature in Emerging Photographer magazine.
  • Print distribution to a targeted list of 8,000 industry creatives, plus additional distribution at major photography festivals and events.
  • Online promotion to PDN‘s network of 200k followers.
  • Selected photographers will have the opportunity to consult with and sell their winning series through CoEdit Collection.”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit https://emerging.pdncontests.com.

Deadline Extended to February 23rd: 2016 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography

Center for Documentary Studies
Call for Entries: 2016 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography
Deadline: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Extended to: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Submission Fee: $35

“The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years) from a long-term project—fifteen images; fifteen to twenty pages of writing.

The upcoming prize competition will be for photography. The winner of the competition will receive $3,000 and will have his or her work featured in Document, a periodical published by the Center for Documentary Studies, as well as on the Center’s website. The winner’s work will also be placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library, Duke University.

The 2014 prize, for photography, was given to Iveta Vaivode for “Somewhere on a Disappearing Path,” in which she explores the rural landscape and, perhaps, the last inhabitants, of Pilcene, Latvia, to create a new family album, one full of images of memories she’s imagined.

Submission Guidelines
You will be asked to provide the following:

  • 15 film or digital photographs in original format (for example, 35mm, 4×5, or 8×10.)
    Please label scans with title, year, and format.

AND

  • 1-page statement in pdf format
    Please provide context for the photographic essay you are submitting, including the duration of your project and whether it is completed or ongoing. Describe your intentions for the work. Also, if some of your images have been published together in essay form, please include information about where and when they appeared, and how the essay as submitted for the competition is different (or not).
  • 1-page biography or C.V. in pdf format
  • $35 entry fee

Applicants upload work and submit payment online to http://dukearts.slideroom.com from November 2, 2015, to February 16, 2016. We do not accept submissions through postal services or email.

For the full prospectus, previous award recipients, and FAQs visit: http://documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/cds-documentary-essay-prize.

Extended Deadline February 24th: PDN Photo Annual

Photo District News
Call for Entries: PDN Photo Annual 2016
Extended Deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Photo District News (PDN), the award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer, has been covering the professional photographic industry for more than 30 years.

In addition to special award of monetary value, the PDN Photo Annual provides entrants with immeasurable exposure in the industry.  The competition is consistently acknowledged in Photoshelter’s guide to photography contests for its recognition among photo editors and buyers.  Winners’ galleries are published in PDN with additional print distribution to influential creatives looking for new and established talent.  The PDN Photo Annual has a reputation for prestige and value.

All photographer’s retain their copyright.  Winning work will only published in the print and online winners’ gallery and in promotion related to PDN Photo Annual.

Competition Prizes

  1. The $15,000 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture
    The Arnold Newman Prize was established by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation in 2009 to recognize and reward excellence in new directions in photographic portraiture. The annual prize winner receives an award of $15,000 and is recognized in ceremonies in New York and at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine. The prize is funded by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation with support from Maine Media Workshops, the American Society of Media Photographers, and PDN.
    The prize winner is determined through a two-step process; the first being the submission of work to the PDN Photo Annual competition. Finalists are chosen from the initial submissions and are invited to submit a portfolio of prints and a proposal for a new photographic project. The award money will provide financial support to the winner to complete the photographic project.
  2. The Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund $4,000 Professional and $2,000 Student Awards
    The Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund is sponsored by Parsons The New School for Design and PDN. This award recognizes students and emerging professionals who have outstanding achievements in humanistic photography.
  3. The $2,500 Sony Emerging Talent Award
    The Sony Emerging Talent Award will award an exceptional up-and-coming photographer with a $2,500 cash prize. This year, Sony, in partnership with PHaT Photo and PDN, will offer the winner the opportunity to create a photo essay illustrating the theme “Rediscover Your City” with Sony’s PlayMemories apps, which will be showcased at the PDN Photo Annual Party and featured in a spread in PDN and PHaT Photo.
  4. The $3,000 PDN Publisher’s Choice Award
    The PDN Publisher’s Choice Award can be awarded to any winner of the PDN Photo Annual. The selected photographer will also receive a one-page profile in an issue of PDN.

Categories

  • ADVERTISING/CORPORATE WORK
    Advertising is open to all commissioned advertising campaigns. Personal advertising concepts should be entered in the Personal category. Corporate Work includes projects such as annual reports, catalogs, calendars, promotional stills for motion pictures, marketing work and non-profit commissions for corporate brands. Advertisements with design layouts must be approved by the agency for contest submission.
  • MAGAZINE/EDITORIAL
    Open to all commissioned magazine and editorial work. Personal work in the style of editorial photography should be entered in the Personal category. Please do not submit tear sheets.
  • PHOTO BOOKS
    Mail-in entry and digital upload required. Please see the FAQ “Are mail-in entries allowed?” for mail-in information. Self-published books are welcome. Series entry only (for uploading a selection of layouts + cover)
  • PHOTOJOURNALISM/DOCUMENTARY
    Open to all published photojournalism and documentary projects, in addition to personal documentary projects.
  • SPORTS
    Sports is open to all types of sports and action imagery.
  • SELF-PROMO
    Self-promo is open to online and print promotions, as well as photography website design. Please select single entries for screenshots of websites (judges will visit your URL). For multi-page print promos, please select series entry to upload multiple layouts—there is NO mail-in entry available.
  • PERSONAL
    Open to all personal photography projects.
  • STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY
    All stock submissions must be currently licensed by stock agencies and approved by the agency for contest submission.
  • VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA
    Videos, short films and multimedia presentations must be hosted on a third-party site, such as Vimeo; entries will include a URL to the work. Single entry only.
  • STUDENT WORK
    The student category is open to all types of still photography produced at an undergraduate or graduate level (must be 18 or older to enter). Recent graduates may submit work produced before graduation, permitting it was created betweenFebruary 2015–Feburary 2016.

Entry Fees

  • Professional: Single Image $60 | Series, 2–6 images $70.
  • Student: Single Image / Series $35.
  • Extended deadline entries add a $10 per entry late fee.
  • 30% discount with PHOTO+ membership.”

For the full prospectus and to enter visit: https://www.pdnphotoannual.com.

Deadline March 4th: “Photography Now!” Juried by Laura Valenti

Umpqua Valley Arts Association
Call for Entries: Photography Now!
Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016

Juror
“Laura Valenti is a photographer, curator, educator, and arts director based in Portland, Oregon. She works as Outreach Director at Photolucida, a nonprofit that works to build connections between photographers and the gallery and publishing worlds.

Eligibility
Eligible to all artists using photography as a media to submit up to (3) entries in all themes and photographic processes. All work must be display-ready upon arrival.  UVAA commission rates are 30% for UVAA members and 40% for non-members.  Entries must be original works of art and entirely created by the entrant. No work will be accepted into this show which is in violation of any copyright. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years.  Work must not have been previously exhibited at UVAA.

Criteria

  • Entries submitted must be digital jpeg files uploaded to your free Cafe Account. Entries and awards will be judged by the juror from digital jpeg files. All entries must be made through the CaFE website (www.callforentry.org
  • Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work nor withdraw the work once it is accepted.
  • All entries must be for sale.
  • All artwork must fit through a standard 3-foot wide door and weigh less than 50 lbs.
  • UVAA reserves the right to refuse upon arrival any work that does not match the image or meet hanging criteria or is of unacceptable quality.
  • UVAA reserves the right to reproduce artwork from digital images for publicity purposes.

Entry Fee
Non-refundable $20 (Members) and $30 (Non-Members) fee for 1–3 artwork entries.
(if applicable, Checks payable to UVAA)

Awards
1st Place: $500 | 2nd Place: $200 | 3rd Place: $100.”

For the full prospectus and to apply go to: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3132.

Exhibitor Registration Deadline February 17th: Philadelphia Art Book Fair 2016

Philadelphia Art Book Fair 2016
Extended Exhibitor Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Philadelphia Art Book Fair is a two-day event that features a range of exhibitors from photography and art book publishers, small and large, to individual artists and institutions, as well as a keynote lecture.  The event will be held Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2.

To submit an application to be a vendor visit: http://www.phlartbookfair.com/apply/.

Presented by Philadelphia Photo Arts Center & The Print Center.

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