“We are thrilled to announce that we will be celebrating our 5th year in our home on the Brooklyn Waterfront and we will be centrally located in the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza directly under the iconic bridge in DUMBO! There will be containers! exhibitions! talks & workshops! Our Smorgasburg Beer Garden with night time events, and this year we will be more immersed throughout the park than ever before – giving our photographers and partners even more exposure to the masses!
We are working with some of our great partners from years past as well as some “new blood” – but we’re always looking for new programming partners to join our PHOTOVILLE family, so we’ve reserved a few containers just for that!
From now till May 20, we will be accepting proposals and if a project seems like it would be a good fit within the land of PHOTOVILLE, we will reach out to discuss how to make it all work financially (rental & production expenses), logistically, and most importantly, creatively!”
For further details and the proposal submission form visit: https://form.jotform.com/60035563250143.
“For over half a century, Bruce Davidson has documented the landscape of human life through the lens of his camera. He comes to LIVE in celebration of the publication of Bruce Davidson: Magnum Legacy, the authoritative text on his career, vision, and influence, written by photography critic Vicki Goldberg. Joining him on stage is actor Matt Dillon, a great admirer and collector of Davidson’s work.”
Celeste Bartos Forum, NYPL
42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York, NY 10018
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.
“Born and raised in El Salvador to a Palestinian/Jewish family, artist Muriel Hasbun works through an intergenerational, transnational and transcultural vision, constructing contemporary narratives and establishing a space for dialogue where individual and collective memory spark new questions about identity and place. Her talk is part of the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, which features presentations by digital photographers, hardware and software developers and industry experts. Presented by MPS Digital Photography.”
SVA, Room 418F
136 West 21st Street
New York, NY [map]
“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.
The 2016 Summer Open will be curated by Charlotte Cotton, taking its cue from her recent Aperture publication Photography Is Magic.
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 email@example.com.
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.
The Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University – Tisch School of the Arts
Black Portraiture[s] II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-staging Histories
February 19 & 20, 2016, 8:45 AM – 6:00 PM
Registration is free & required for attendance.
“This two-day event reconstructs a selection of panels from the most recent conference in the series held at Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy here at New York University’s Washington Square campus.
Black Portraiture[s] II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-staging Histories, explored the impulses, ideas, and techniques undergirding the production of self-representation and desire, and the exchange of the gaze from the 19th century to the present day in fashion, film, art, and the archives. Thus, the seventh conference will revisit that amazing experience that attracted over 800 attendees – an occasion that brought together artists and scholars from an assortment of disciplines and practices and offered comparative perspectives on the historical and contemporary role played by photography, art, film, literature, and music in referencing the image of the black body in the West.
Discussions will focus on aesthetics, style, history, and music in describing a sense of place and identity. The conference will also invite visitors to conduct a diverse visual reading of the notion of a black portrait while challenging conventional perspectives on identity, beauty, cosmopolitanism, and community in Africa and its diaspora. We hope you will join us in New York City!”
Vanderbilt Hall – Tishman Auditorium
New York University School of Law
40 Washington Sq. South
This event is currently sold out, to be put on the waitlist, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-portraitures-ii-revisited-tickets-19847959782.
New York Times Lens Blog | CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism
Call for Submissions: Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Reviews
Deadline: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT
Submission Fee: NONE
“Applications are now open for the Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Review, sponsored by the New York Times Lens blog and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. And it’s free — because we think that it should be the quality of the work that matters, not how much money you have.
This will be an opportunity for people in the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other — and have fun.
Saturday, April 2, will be for all photographers 21 and older. Each participant will receive six private critiques. Sunday, April 3, will be solely for photographers 18 to 27 and will consist of at least four private critiques for each participant, as well as workshops on how to best present, promote and publish your photographs. We will screen all applicants and choose 100 participants for Saturday and 50 for Sunday. All kinds of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged.
To enter, submit no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects. The files should be jpegs, 1200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I. We will inform those who are accepted by March 1st.
Please note: Photographers who attended last year’s review are not eligible to apply this year. Photographers who attended two or three years ago can apply for this year’s review, but they must submit new work and expectations will be higher.”
For the complete prospectus and to submit go to: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/fourth-annual-new-york-portfolio-review.
“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 Portfolio Prize is open to Aperture Foundation Members, who also enjoy invitations to special events, exclusive discounts on Aperture publications, and opportunities to meet and engage with artists and leaders in the photo community.
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.
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 visit: http://aperture.org/portfolio-prize.
Klompching Gallery, New York
Call for Entries: FRESH: The Wall/The Page/The Internet
Klompching Gallery’s Annual Summer Show
Deadline: June 13, 2015 at midnight EST (Deadline WILL NOT be extended)
“FRESH is the annual summer show produced and presented by the eponymous KLOMPCHING GALLERY. This year, FRESH is partnering with two innovative media enterprises: BLINK magazine and AT LENGTH online.
In 2015, FRESH will crossover from the wall to the page to the internet, reﬂecting the three ways in which photography is displayed, published and disseminated. It’s also gone global and is inviting submissions from photographers worldwide.
Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching, Owner of the KLOMPCHING GALLERY, NYC
What FRESH 2015 is looking for:
We are looking for the very best examples of new contemporary fine art photography. Submissions of single bodies of work with a consistent vision and originality—photography that is FRESH!
Open to all photographers worldwide.
- THE WALL: Three to five photographers will be selected for a four-week exhibition, giving each artist the opportunity to show their work at the KLOMPCHING GALLERY in New York City, a highly regarded gallery for contemporary fine art photography.
- THE PAGE: The exhibited photographers will be published in a feature in BLINK magazine, the acclaimed “go-to” magazine for contemporary photography, selected in 2012 as a “Tastemaker” by PDN (Photo District News).
- THE INTERNET: The exhibited photographers will be interviewed in a special feature on At Length, the online culture magazine.
- ADDITIONALLY: Ten additional photographers will be selected for the KLOMPCHING GALLERY’s “FRESH ONLINE SHOWCASE.”
To Enter FRESH 2015 please visit: www.klompching.com/FRESH2015/info.htm.