Call for Entries: INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks
Deadline: Thursday, July 31, 2014 (delivered by)
“INFOCUS, the Photography Support Organization of Phoenix Art Museum, invites photographers to submit a self-published photography book for a juried exhibition to be presented in the Norton Photography Gallery of Phoenix Art Museum. Accepted submissions will be exhibited from August 23 to September 28, 2014. The purpose of the exhibition is to explore the range of ways that artists are using newly available commercial technologies to self-publish photobooks in order to express themselves.
Abigail Nersesian, Librarian, Phoenix Art Museum
Jennifer Barnella, Retail Sales Manager, Phoenix Art Museum
Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography
Becky Senf, Norton Family Curator, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum
Mary Virginia Swanson, Co-author, Publish Your Photography Book
Darius Himes, Co-author, Publish Your Photography Book
Larissa Leclair, Founder, Indie Photobook Library
- We are looking for self-published photography books that employ newly available commercial technologies – one where the artist acted as the publisher (worked with a designer, or designed it themselves, used an online service or went to a press).
- Books can be any subject including retrospective, project-based, souvenir albums, fictional narrative, exhibition catalogues, poetic, biographical, children’s books, or otherwise.
- Collaborative or collective books are welcomed.
- There is a submission limit of two different titles per artist, please.
- A completed submission form printed in hard copy must be included with each title. Click the button at left to use the convenient online submission form or you may download the form from the link provided.
- No entry or hanging fee will be charged.
- Books with writing by one of the jurors are ineligible.
- Employees of Phoenix Art Museum and the Center for Creative Photography are ineligible to enter.
- Submissions will not be returned. Those selected by the jury will be exhibited at Phoenix Art Museum’s Norton Photography Gallery from August 23 to September 28, 2014.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submissions are due at Phoenix Art Museum by the end of the business day, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Books received after that date will not be considered.
Mail Submissions to:
INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
To drop off your book(s) in person:
Come to Phoenix Art Museum Research Library in the Wolfswinkel Education Building
1625 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
Thursdays, between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This exhibition was inspired by the Cleveland Museum of Art’s DIY: Photographers and Books”
Visit www.infocus-phxart.org/photobooks to submit.
“The aim of Critical Mass, and all Photolucida programming, is to provide participants with career-building opportunities and to promote the best emerging and mid-career artists working today.
Critical Mass is a program about exposure and community. The idea is simple—photographers (from anywhere) submit a 10-image portfolio. This work is then pre-screened by a committee of approximately 25 jurors. From those votes, 200 finalists are determined. The 200 finalists then pay an additional submission fee and their work goes on to a jury of over 200 of the world’s best photography professionals who have agreed to view and vote on the finalists’ work. See the list of jurors!
Although the primary intent of Critical Mass is exposure (which is a benefit to all who enter), we are pleased to also offer awards each year. The awards for Critical Mass 2014 are:
Monograph Award – One photographer will be chosen for Photolucida’s prestigious monograph award. A hardbound book of their work will be published, distributed internationally, and given to all jurors and entrants in this year’s Critical Mass.
Artist Residency Award – One photographer will be chosen for a four-week residency in 2015 at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Captiva Island (Florida) estate.
Solo Show Award – One photographer will be chosen for an exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland during Portland Photo Month in April, 2015. The exhibition will be one of the highlights of Photolucida’s biennial Portfolio Reviews event.
May 5th – 31st early-bird price: $65 ($80 for international submissions)
May 31st – July 16th: $75 ($90 for international submissions)
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.
To learn more about Critical Mass and see previous Top 50 entrants visit: www.photolucida.org/critical-mass.
“Applications are now open for the NY ART BOOK FAIR 2014! For the ninth edition of Printed Matter’s NY ART BOOK FAIR, we will return to MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, from September 26th through 28th, 2014.
To apply as an exhibitor, please visit nyartbookfair.com and click the application link at the top of the page. Applications will close on June 30th, 2014. We will start to allocate booths as early as June 15, so please don’t delay!”
Ticket registration opens Wednesday, May 7 at 12:00 pm PDT and Thursday, May 8 at 9:30 am PDT HERE.
“The Iris Nights lecture series is a public program offered free of charge, by online reservation, on a first-come, first-served basis.”
The publishing industry is undergoing extraordinary changes. The print-on-demand revolution has opened up new possibilities, and it has never been easier or more affordable to produce a book of your photographs. The traditional publishing path has the advantage of a highly specialized team who brings their expertise in design, production, marketing and distribution systems. With self-publishing, you can create exactly the book you envision, but without the support of professionals at a publishing house. In the changing landscape of the photo book industry which publishing scenario is right for you at this time in your career?
In this presentation, Mary Virginia Swanson will discuss both avenues to publishing, and help participants determine the pros/cons for their unique needs. Swanson will share resources from Publish Your Photography Book, a respected title she coauthored with Darius Himes, which has recently been updated and expanded (Princeton Architectural Press, Spring 2014).
Skylight Studios (in the Century City Plaza area)
10050 Constellation Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
“Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the 2014 edition of The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography. We are excited to reveal the introduction of a third award category, Photography Catalogue of the Year, which joins the PhotoBook of the Year and First PhotoBook categories.
The awards will be judged in two stages. An initial jury will meet in New York to select the shortlisted entries in both categories. The final winners will be decided by a separate jury that will meet in Paris immediately before Paris Photo begins. The initial jury will include representatives of both Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation, and the final jury will include neither.
Each award winner will be chosen from the juried shortlist, all of which will be exhibited at Paris Photo. The fall 2014 issue of The PhotoBook Review (published by Aperture Foundation) will feature all of the shortlisted books.
Following their display during Paris Photo, an exhibition of the thirty shortlisted books will travel to Aperture Gallery in New York and may be exhibited at other venues.
The First PhotoBook Prize: A $10,000 prize 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 shortlisted books, accompanied by the jury’s comments, will be featured in the fall 2014 edition of The PhotoBook Review (published by Aperture Foundation). This issue will be released at Paris Photo. Copies will be also be available at the Aperture Gallery, as well as distributed with Aperture magazine and through other distribution partners. The prize-related contents will be viewable on the Aperture website.
First PhotoBook: $30 per book
PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher
Photography Catalogue of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher”
For the full prospectus and eligibility details visit: www.aperture.org/photobookawards
“The 2nd annual LA Art Book Fair will take place January 30 – February 2, 2014, once again at the wonderful Geffen Contemporary Building at MOCA. Last year’s inaugural fair was attended by 15,000 visitors and featured 220 exhibitors presses, independent publishers and antiquarians. Printed Matter is very excited to be returning to LA to showcase some of the dynamic activity taking place in the local artists’ book community and globally. The 2014 LA Art Book Fair will also feature an expanded range of programs and discussions to further dialogue around the field of artists’ publications.
The LA ART BOOK FAIR is the companion fair to the NY ART BOOK FAIR, held every fall in New York. 27,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY ART BOOK FAIR in 2013.”
For the list of scheduled events and exhibitors (national and international) visit: laartbookfair.net.
Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair
September 20-22, 2013
Free Opening Preview: Thursday, September 19th, 6:00-9:00 pm
“Printed Matter presents the eighth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 20 to 22, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.
Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Last year, the fair featured 283 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-six countries, and was attended by more than 25,000 people.
Join us for our opening night preview featuring a live set from MASKS on the steps of MoMA PS1. Comprised of New York City-based duo Alexis Georgopoulos and Max Ravitz, the group incorporates elements of underground dance music through analog synthesizers and drum machines. Supporting MASKS, one of the most enigmatic artists on the L.I.E.S. roster, Terekke (aka Matt Gardner) makes subliminal, dub–influenced, tape hiss–fueled basement house.”
If you’re in the area, this is a must see event!
Hours and Location
Friday, September 20, 12–7 pm
Saturday, September 21, 11 am–9 pm
Sunday, September 22, 11 am–7 pm
“The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) presents Unfolding Images: A photobook exhibition juried by Seth Curcio, associate director of Pier 24 Photography. All (18+) are encouraged to apply. Unfolding Images will take place December 2 through December 30, 2013 at the CAC. Organized to celebrate the printed image in book form, through photography and repurposed images, Unfolding Images will be designed as a functioning library and reading room, allowing visitors the opportunity to review the selected books in person at the CAC during PhotoNOLA 2013. All books will be evaluated based on the strength of the individual photographs or images, the editing and sequencing of images, layout and design, and the photobook as a physical object. Both self-published and commercially published books, created after January 1, 2012 are eligible.
All publications selected for the Unfolding Images exhibition will automatically be placed into the CAC’s photobook library. Books not selected for the December exhibition will be considered for placement in the CAC Photobook Library for future exhibition & public viewing opportunities.”
For the full prospectus and to register visit: www.cacno.org/visualarts/exhibition/2013/08/unfolding-images-call-for-entries.
“Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2013 PhotoBook Awards. Entries will be accepted from May 6 through September 13, 2013. Thirty shortlisted entries in total will be exhibited, and the award winners will be announced, at Paris Photo, November 14-17, 2013.
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.”
“Flash Forward Festival Boston programming provides opportunities for all photography enthusiasts, offering insight into an evolving image industry while promoting the self-sufficiency of artists. Set within the Boston cityscape, the four-day festival is based out of the Fairmont Battery Wharf, offering an in-depth experience through organized networking events and educational programming that brings internationally respected industry professionals together to share their knowledge. Programming includes curated indoor and outdoor exhibitions, galleries throughout Boston, a Harborwalk exhibition series featuring work from local galleries, along with lectures, panel discussions, and nightly events. This official program guide contains all the information that you will need to plan your itinerary.”
Click here to view a PDF of the festival catalog to see the great line up of lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and more.