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December 6-7th, Pittsburgh: The 2nd Annual Photography Book Market

Silver Eye Center for Photography
The 2nd Annual Photography Book Market
Saturday & Sunday, December 6-7, 2014, 12:00-6:00 pm

“Silver Eye Center for Photography presents its second annual Photography Book Market on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7, from 12 to 6 pm!

Explore the vibrant world of independent photo books at the weekend-long event with books from:

Conveyor Arts,
Gratuitous Type,
Houseboat Press,
Nomadic Bookshelf,
Spaces Corners, and
– Silver Eye Center for Photography.

Browse this extraordinary array of books, enjoy winter refreshments, see presentations by publishers and artists, and find unique gifts for all the art, photography, and book lovers on your list.

Questions about this event can be directed to jzipay@silvereye.org.”

Silver Eye Center for Photography
1015 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203

Deadline December 2nd: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2015

Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2015
Deadline: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at noon EST

“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.

Portfolio Prize – Guidelines
First prize is $3,000 and an exhibition at Aperture Gallery. The first-prize winner and up to five runners-up will be featured on Aperture’s website, accompanied by a brief statement written by Aperture staff. All winners are announced in the foundation’s e-newsletter, which reaches fifty thousand subscribers across the globe, including curators, critics, and members of the photography community. Winners will also have the opportunity to participate in the Aperture Foundation limited-edition print program.

How to Enter

  1. Become an Aperture Member to enter the 2015 Portfolio Prize!
    For more information on membership benefits, visit aperture.org/join.
  2. Get your passcode.
    Upon online purchase of an Aperture membership, you will receive an e-receipt containing a unique invitational call passcode to enter the 2015 Aperture Portfolio Prize. If your annual membership is current through December 3, 2014, there is no additional fee to enter the prize. Please check your inbox for an e-mail containing an invitational call passcode.
  3. Enter via callforentry.org until Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 12 noon EST.
    You will be prompted for free registration with CaFÉ. Once you are registered, click “Apply to Calls” and enter your invitational call passcode to enter the Aperture Portfolio Prize. You will be asked to provide the following:

    • 15 images with title/caption information (see FAQ for guidelines on how to submit fewer images)
    • Statement of up to 250 words about your work
    • Résumé/CV

If you would like to submit more than one portfolio, contact apertureprize@aperture.org.

Competition Criteria
When examining competition entries, Aperture’s editors and curatorial staff will consider the following criteria:

  • Is the work new, i.e., created in the last five years?
  • Is a theme or topic carried throughout the portfolio in a consistent manner?
  • Do the individual images have strong composition and strong use of color or tone?
  • What technical and presentation choices has the photographer made, and are they appropriate for the work? For example, is there a clear reason for using sepia-toned black-and-white versus a digitally enhanced palette?
  • Does the body of work take an innovative or unique approach to the subject matter?”

For the full prospectus and to see previous winners visit: www.aperture.org/portfolio-prize.

Deadline November 18th: Open Society “Moving Walls 23: Group Exhibition”

Open Society Foundation
Call for Entries: Moving Walls 23: Group Exhibition
Deadline: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST

“The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting proposals for our next exhibition, Moving Walls 23, opening in June 2015 at Open Society Foundations–New York.

We are seeking photo-based documentary projects that address a social justice or human rights issue in any region where the Open Society Foundations are active.

Since 1998, Moving Walls has showcased over 200 photographers in 22 group exhibitions—at our offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and London—that align with the Open Society Foundations’ mission to advance human rights and social justice.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any emerging or veteran photographer who is working long-term to document a human rights or social justice issue may apply for Moving Walls.
  • We welcome all applicants, and especially encourage those from underrepresented groups (e.g., applicants from Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East; people representing marginalized groups; and women). All submissions will be considered. The Open Society Foundations does not discriminate based on any status that may be protected by applicable law.

Purpose and Priorities
We are particularly interested in work that provides a fresh perspective and expands the visual language of documentary photography. Therefore, we invite photographers and artists to submit documentary-based work that uses new or creative visual strategies, investigative/storytelling approaches, or technologies. We seek applicants who reflect a diversity of global perspectives, especially those that are under-represented in mainstream narratives and media. Five to six projects will be selected.

We will cover the cost of: printing/framing; $2,500 participation fee; travel cost reimbursement/coverage to attend the opening reception and related events (attendance required); and return shipment of photographs.

Guidelines
Download and review the full application instructions at www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/moving-walls, and then submit your application online at: apply.movingwalls.org/23.

Deadline October 31st: HCP 2015 Fellowship Exhibition

Houston Center for Photography
Call for Entries: 2015 Fellowship Exhibition
Deadline Extended: Friday, October 31, 2014 at midnight

Fee: $35 + $30 HCP membership

“Two fellowship recipients will be awarded $3,000 each and a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2015. One Houston-based artist (residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston including the Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas) will receive the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship and another artist from anywhere in the world, outside the Houston area, will receive the HCP Fellowship.

All Entrants must be, or become, HCP members at the time of submission.To become an HCP member, click here

Juror
Paul Kopeikin, Owner, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.”

For a complete checklist of submission guidelines and to apply, visit www.callforentry.org.

October 11th, Rochester, MI: Artist Talk by Susan kae Grant and Opening Reception

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© 2014 Susan kae Grant

Oakland University Art Gallery
Shadows of the Invisible
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11, 6:00-9:00 pm
Artist Talk by Susan kae Grant at 5:00 pm

“The ability of photography to reveal what is invisible to the naked eye has a rich history dating back to the advent of the medium. Often typifying the conflation of science and art characterizing early photography, the pursuit of the invisible by means of light-sensitive emulsions remains a compelling source of fascination for contemporary image-makers and their audience. Within the realm of art, this preoccupation with the unseen manifests itself in remarkable fashions ranging from the poetics of evocation to the dread of the unknown.

Bringing together the intriguing work of seven international photo-based artists, Shadows of the Invisible casts light upon a spectrum of energy fields, emanations, perceptual imaginings, and subconscious imaging rendered tangible by photographic technologies.

The exhibition will be on view October 11 – November 23, 2014.  Featuring: Michael Flomen, David Maisel, Marie-Jeanne Musiol, Susan kae Grant, Shimpei Takeda, Amy Theiss Giese and Chrysanne Stathacos.”

Oakland University Art Gallery
208 Wilson Hall
Rochester, Michigan 48309

Artist talk to be held in 124 Wilson Hall.

Deadline October 24th: HCP 2015 Fellowship Exhibition

Houston Center for Photography
Call for Entries: 2015 Fellowship Exhibition

Deadline: Friday, October 24, 2014
Fee: $35 (+ membership $35 = $70)

“Two fellowship recipients will be awarded $3,000 each and a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2015. One Houston-based artist (residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston including the Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas) will receive the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship and another artist from anywhere in the world, outside the Houston area, will receive the HCP Fellowship.

Juror
Paul Kopeikin, Owner, Kopeikin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA).

Submission Guidelines
All Entrants must be, or become, HCP members at the time of submission.To become an HCP member, click here.

  • Carefully edit a group of no more than 10 images or videos that describe your current lens-based work
  • an artist statement
  • a resume, c/v, or bio
  • specific information for each piece:
    o Title (for identification purposes)
    o Year of exposure
    o Size (height X width)
    o Medium of finished work (inkjet print, chromogenic print, etc.)
    o Pricing (estimate of final print value)
  • Upload all submission materials to callforentry.org.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.hcponline.org/exhibitions/fellowships.

October 7th, Austin: Lecture by Alejandro Cartagena

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© 2014 Alejandro Cartagena

Harry Ransom Center
Lecture by Alejandro Cartagena
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm

“For nearly ten years, Cartagena has explored the relationship between Mexico’s urban centers and the suburbs built around them, examining the ways in which explosive growth has altered the landscape and affected the lives of residents. In this artist’s talk, Cartagena discusses the development of projects including Suburbia Méxicana, Carpoolers, and his latest work, Systematic Landscapes. Through these projects, Cartagena has found a way to shed light on issues surrounding the recent homeownership boom in Mexico by presenting many of the actors involved, from the buyers to the public bureaucrats promoting government loans. Cartagena explains how Mexico’s social and political context has proven to be both a benefit and a threat to many of these new buyers, opening up opportunities and challenges.

The program is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Attendees may enter to win a copy of ’s Suburia Mexicana and a set of Ransom Center postcards. ”

Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street (at Guadalupe St)
Austin, Texas 78712

October 8-12, Cincinnati: FotoFocus Biennial 2014 Lectures & Performances

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FotoFocus Biennial 2014
Memorial Hall Program
October 8-12, 2014

“FotoFocus Biennial 2014 is a month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art. Centered around historic Washington Park, the Biennial 2014 features special exhibitions and five days of lectures, panel discussions, screenings and performances in and around Memorial Hall on October 8–12.”

The Memorial Hall Program of events includes film screenings of Vivian Maier: A Quiet Pursuit and Somewhere to Disappear, With Alec Soth, a conversation between Elena Dorfman and Alice Gray Stites, a forum on Street Photography, a performance by John Waters, This Filthy World, and so much more.  For the full list of programing visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org/memorial-hall-program.

Tickets are required to attend Memorial Hall events ($15 Student | $25 Regular), you can purchase them here.

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 [map]

FotoFocus is month long celebration and there are many other lectures, panel discussions, and exhibitions participating in FotoFocus throughout the month of October that are free and open to the public.  Visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org/participating-venues for the complete list of events.

October 17th, Phoenix: InFOCUS PhotoBid 2014 Exhibition & Silent Auction

Phoenix Art Museum
InFOCUS PhotoBid 2014 Exhibition & Silent Auction
Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm
Tickets: $35 Advance | $40 At door

Online bidding is now open!  You can view the fabulous work available and place your bid here.

“Organized by INFOCUS, the photography support organization of Phoenix Art Museum, and curated by Dr. Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography at the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum, the PhotoBid Silent Auction and Raffle features more than 50 signed limited-edition photographic prints and books by acclaimed photographers throughout Arizona and the United States.

Bid online and in person for museum-quality photographs in a diverse variety of media. All of the auction items will be on display in the Norton Gallery October 4-17.”

Phoenix Art Musem
Norton Photography Gallery
Central Ave and McDowell Ave
Phoenix, Arizona

Deadline December 15: Flash Forward 2015

Magenta Foundation
Call for Entries: Flash Forward 2015
Deadline: Monday, December 15, 2014

Fee: $50 USD | $50 CAD | £30 GBP

“The Magenta Foundation is pleased to announce Year Eleven of Flash Forward, its Emerging Photographers Competition.

Flash Forward 2015 is an open call for submissions, open to all photographers working in Canada, the UK and the US. Applicants must be 34 years of age or under as of December 31, 2015

Prizes
One cash prize of $6,000 will be awarded to the 2015 Bright Spark, an emerging photographer whose submitted body of work is identified by the jury as being extraordinarily accomplished. IN ADDITION, an Artists Multiple BOOK Prize has been added to this year’s competition. A photographer, selected by The Magenta Foundation Team, will be published. Details to be announced in the coming months.

As in the past, all 2015 Flash Forward Winners and Honourable Mentions will have their work published in the catalogue that chronicles the annual juried competition.

The Flash Forward group show, made up of a selection of photographs from the accompanying annual catalogue, will travel from Toronto to Boston and other places to be announced.

Jurors

  • Canada
    • Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie, Managing Editor / Books & Exhibitions, The Magenta Foundation
    • Erin Elder, Manager, Business Development & Partnerships, The Globe and Mail
    • Eva Michon, Co-founder & Editor of Bad Day magazine
  • United Kingdom
    • Rebecca McClelland, Group Photography Editor & Creative Director, Ian Parry Scholarship
    • Gemma Barnett, Print Sales Manager, The Photographers’ Gallery
    • Cheryl Newman, Photography Director, Telegraph Magazine
  • United States
    • David Alexander Arnold, Photo Editor, Travel + Leisure
    • Elizabeth Avedon, Independent Curator and Writer, L’Oeil de la Photographie
    • Emily Keegin, Photography and Art Director
    • Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography
    • Divya Rao Heffley, Program Manager, Hillman Photography Initiative, Carnegie Museum of Art
    • Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries; Co-Founder, Photoville
    • Alyssa Coppelman, Independent Photo Editor
    • Meg Handler, Editor-at-Large, BagNews
    • Kate Gilbert, Independent Public Art Curator
    • Julie Grahame, Editor and Publisher, aCurator
  • Invited International Jurors
    • Mauro Bedoni, Photo Editor, COLORS magazine
    • Raphaëlle Stopin, Curator, Writer; Photography Art Director, International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France.”

 For the full prospectus and to submit visit: magentafoundation.org/flash- forward.

 

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