“Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the 2015 edition of The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.
The First PhotoBook Prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first photobook is judged to be best of the year. The PhotoBook of the Year Prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year.
The Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize will be awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution(s) responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year.
Thirty-five shortlisted entries in total will be exhibited and the award winners will be announced at Paris Photo, November 12-15, 2015.
- First PhotoBook early bird discount:
$30$20 per book.
- PhotoBook of the Year early bird discount:
$60$50 for first entry from a given publisher, $30$25 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher.
- Photography Catalogue of the Year early bird discount:
$60$50 for first entry from a given publisher, $30$25 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher.”
To see the 2014 Photobook Award winners, click here.
For the full prospectus visit: http://www.aperture.org/photobookawards/entry-details.
To submit visit: http://aperture.awardsengine.com/submitentry.
“We are excited to announce our second Black & White National Juried art show, opening August 1, 2015. And again this year, we are privileged to have another of NY’s art elite as our juror, Christiane Paul, a curator of Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. With her guidance, we look forward to another spectacular show.
This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D media, including film/video when part of an installation.All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. Note: Crafts, kit work or reproductions of original works in other media (such as giclee), unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered.
- BEST of SHOW GOLD: $1000 – At the Opening Reception, the artist whose work is juried as ‘Best of Show’ by Christiane Paul will receive a $1000 cash prize.
- BEST of SHOW SILVER: $500 – At the Opening Reception, the artist whose work is juried ‘Best of Show Silver’ by Christiane Paul will receive a $500 cash prize.
- PEOPLES’ CHOICE: $250 – The artist whose work is voted ‘Best’ by attendees during the course of the show will receive a $250 cash prize. CURATORS’ CHOICE: $250: – The artist whose work the Show Curators choose for excellence will receive a $250 cash prize.
- CERTIFICATE of RECOGNITION: $1000 – $100 each for ten winners. All selections will be made by the juror, Christiane Paul.
Submissions & Fees
Only original works may be submitted. Works may be submitted in one or multiple media.
Early Bird Submissions (through midnight, May 26, 2015): $45 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.
Submissions between May 27 and midnight June 10, 2015: $65 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.”
For the full prospectus visit: http://bwac.org/2015/04/black-white-2015.
“Photographer Emmet Gowin talks about his creative evolution over five decades, the genesis of the exhibition Hidden Likeness, and his experience integrating his art with the Morgan’s collections.
The exhibition Hidden Likeness: Photographer Emmet Gowin at the Morgan will be open at 5:30 pm for program attendees.” The exhibition will be on view May 22 – September 20, 2015.
The Morgan Museum & Library
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, New York 10016 [map]
2015 PDN Curator Fine Art Contest
Deadline: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Fee: $55 for single and series (2 to 6 images)*
* Please note that a series must be visually related and is limited to six images.
“Six winners will be selected to exhibit their fine-art photography in a group show with an opening reception this summer in New York City. The Curator exhibition has previously been hosted by Industria Superstudio, Industrial Color and Milk Studios.
The winners will also be published in a gallery in the July issue of PDN and an extended online gallery and will receive:
- $200 gift card from B&H
- VIP Expo Pass to PDN PhotoPlus Expo Oct 22–24, 2015
- $250 gift card to moabpaper.com
- PHOTO+ Premium Portfolio Membership
- Brian Clamp, Director, ClampArt
- Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries
- Matthew Leifheit, Photo Editor, Vice Media
- Michelle Dunn Marsh, Executive Director, PCNW, Founder, Minor Matters Books
- Deborah Willis, Professor, Photographer and Curator
For the full prospectus and to submit visit: www.pdncuratorawards.com.
“We know how hard it is to be a photographer today and that every break counts. That’s why we are again putting together 150 photographers and 75 of the most influential editors, curators, gallerists and book publishers for two days of private photo critiques on April 11 and 12.
And … wait for it … it’s free.
Applications are now open for the Third 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. This will be an opportunity for people in the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other — and have fun.
Saturday, April 11 will be for all photographers 21 and older, each of whom will receive six private critiques. Sunday, April 12 will be solely for photographers 18 to 27 and will consist of four private critiques for each participant, as well as talks by Santiago Lyon, director of photography for The Associated Press, on building an editorial portfolio, and by the photographer Phil Toledano on the creative process, as well as a panel on working with galleries. You can find a list of this year’s reviewers at the bottom of this page.
We will screen all applicants and choose 100 participants for Saturday and 60 for Sunday. All kinds of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged.
Please note: Photographers who attended last year’s review will not be eligible to apply this year. Photographers who attended two years ago can apply for this year’s review, but they must submit new work and expectations will be higher.
To enter, send us no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects, using the form here. The files should be jpegs, 1200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I. The deadline is Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. We will inform those who are accepted by March 4, 2015.”
View the full prospectus and apply at: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/third-annual-new-york-portfolio-review/?_r=1.
“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
- Become an Aperture Member to enter the 2015 Portfolio Prize!
For more information on membership benefits, visit aperture.org/join.
- 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.
- 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
If you would like to submit more than one portfolio, contact email@example.com.
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.
Desert Days and Nights: A Conversation with Kate Breakey
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7:30-9:00 pm
“Please join Tucson-based photographer Kate Breakey and Harper’s Magazine Art Director Stacey D. Clarkson for an evening of lively conversation about Breakey’s expansive, poetic bodies of work about light, place, and the marvelous complexities of the desert. Topics on the agenda for discussion are perseverance, triumph, rattlesnakes, jackrabbits, javelinas, clouds and coyotes in the moonlight.
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.”
36 E 30th Street
New York, New York 10016 [map]
“Photography, Expanded is an initiative that inspires documentary photographers to expand their storytelling beyond the image, and catalyzes collaboration across disciplines.”
In this full day event, we’ll dive into the new and innovative ideas emerging in digital media and journalism on social justice issues. Presentations, panel discussions, and a design challenge will feature leading media makers, designers, and communications strategists such as Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Hollow), Gabriel Dance (The Marshall Project), and Ivan Sigal (Global Voices), as well as representatives from global media companies and design agencies including Instagram and Purpose. Gain new critical insights and connect with potential collaborators to respond to the changing demands of the field.”
The New School
65 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York [map]
School of Visual Arts
Rosalind Solomon in Conversation with Charlotte Cotton
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Q & A and book signing to follow. Free and open to the public.
“Photographer Rosalind Solomon presents a dramatic interpretation of the work in her her latest book, THEM (Mack, 2014), accompanied by cellist Sam Im, and discusses her new work, which documents life in Israel and the West Bank in 2010 – 2011, with curator and writer Charlotte Cotton. Followed by a book signing and presented by BFA Photography.”
333 W 23rd Street
New York, New York [map]
“En Foco, Inc. invites U.S. based photographers of Latino, African and Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and Pacific, to submit work to the New Works Photography Fellowship Awards #18. The program encourages artists to create or continue an in-depth photographic series, in any photo-based fine art or documentary style/genre.
Our aim is to identify and promote talented emerging and mid-career artists, creating a cross-cultural dialogue and providing artists with exposure and growth opportunities. There is no fee to apply.
Danielle Jackson, Bronx Documentary Center
- Your work should address issues that are relevant to your personal experience. Photographic imagery should contain a cultural consciousness that is grounded in identity and the search for a personal statement. This is completely open to your interpretation. Visit www.enfoco.org to view works by prior winners.
- You may propose a new project idea, or propose to continue an existing body of work. Decisions will be based upon quality of images submitted.
- If selected, your new work must consist of 15-20 exhibition-quality images. En Foco’s staff will curate the group exhibition in 2015, at which time the honorarium is paid.
- Although not required, applicants are encouraged to become En Foco members. Basic membership includes a subscription to Nueva Luz photographic journal, a 1/2 hour in-house Portfolio Review, free admission at photo museums, discounts to En Foco workshops, and invitations to all En Foco events. Additional membership levels include more extensive benefits and substantial discounts.
- Register at CallforEntry.org, and follow the directions for sizing and uploading your images.
- A written project proposal/description (no more than 500 words). Describe specific aspects of your work such as subject matter, context, content, location, and personal relevance.
- A one-page biography and/or resume.
- A statement about your work as an artist.
- Fifteen tightly edited images from the same series. CaFÉ image preparation tips can be found at: https://www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml
- For more submission tips, go to: www.enfoco.org/index.php/programs/submissions/ (scroll down for New Works FAQs).“