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February 25th, Tucson: MVS Lecture on “Understanding the Value of Your Work Within Multiple Markets”

ASMP Arizona Tucson
Understanding the Value of Your Work Within Multiple Markets

Thursday, February 25, 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, 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
Tucson, Arizona
Parking in dirt lot SE of building or along curb, carpool when possible.

Click here to download the flier for this event (PDF).

Deadline February 4th: Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Reviews

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.

Submission Guidelines
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.

Deadline January 31st: CPW’s “Photography Now 2016″ Juried by James Estrin

Center for Photography at Woodstock
Call for Entries: Photography Now 2016

Deadline: January 31, 2016 at midnight MDT
Deadline Extended: Monday, February 8, 2016

“Photography Now 2016, the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s annual call for entries. Eight to ten photographers will be selected to be featured in the group exhibition in CPW’s gallery from April 16 – June 19, 2016.

This year CPW has invited James Estrin, senior staff photographer for The New York Times, and a founder and co-editor of The New York Times’ Lens Blog to select the winning entries!

Additionally one photographer will be selected for the Directors’ Purchase Prize in which a print is purchased for CPW‘s Permanent Print Collection!

Juror
James Estrin is a senior staff photographer for The New York Times. He is also a founder of Lens, the Times’s photography blog, co-editted with David Gonzalez.  Mr. Estrin has worked for The Times since 1987 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team in 2001.  In addition to photographing, editing and writing, he produces audio and video for nytimes.com.

Eligibility
CPW’s annual Photography Now exhibition celebrates the plurality of photography. From traditional to digital, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. Straight photography, fine art, narrative, documentary, landscape, social issues, still life, mixed media incorporating photography, photographic installations, and digital imaging and collage – are all eligible!

Purchase Prize
One print by a photographer from the exhibition will be chosen and purchased for CPW’s Permanent Print Collection, held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. CPW’s Collection holds over 1,750 works of art by such program artists as Larry Fink, Robert Heinecken, David Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Lilo Raymond, and Steven Shore, and many more!

Past Purchase Prize recipients include Morgan Ashcom, Lucas Foglia, Thomas Jackson, Ilona Szwarc, among others.

Timeline
Results will be announced in early March. Selected participants will be given instructions on how, when, and what to send for exhibition.

Selected artists will have their work exhibited in CPW’s gallery from April 16 – June 19, 2016.

Submission Requirements

  • 6, 10, or 20 images (uploaded to CAFE specifications)*
  • Artist Statement (up to 2000 characters) or Bio (up to 1 page)
  • Appropriate entry fee
  • Proof of eligibility for students and seniors (age 65 and up)

*All applicants must be registered users on callforentry.org. Image upload instructions are provided by callforentry.org once you have registered for your free account. Exhibition print sizes will not determine eligibility, however will be considered when selecting the number of framed pieces that will be included in the exhibition.

Entry Free
$50 for 6 images*
$60 for 10 images
$100 for 20 images

*$20 OFF entry fee for Students/Seniors with proof of status. For Student/Senior discount coupon code, email info@cpw.org with proof of eligibility.”

For the full prospectus and to submit go to: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3150.

Deadline February 7th: “EXPOSURE: The 20th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition”

Photographic Resource Center
Call for Entries: EXPOSURE: The 20th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition
Deadline: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm MDT
Submission Fee: $40 + current PRC or Institutional membership

“The PRC invites entries for EXPOSURE: The 20th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition and seeks a broad range of work, including both traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography. Since its inception in 1996, over 300 photographers have shown in the PRC Juried Exhibitions—including an array of established photographers and those cited as “ones to watch.” Each year, a respected member of the photographic community—from curators to gallerists to photo editors—is asked to select ten to fifteen artists. After selecting the artists, the jurors select between two and five pieces per person, thus offering artists the opportunity to showcase a series at a deeper level and making for an enriching experience for audiences as well.

Jurors

  • Anita Douthat (PRC Director of Exhibitions, then Curator, 1985 – 1992), now Associate Director, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  • John P. Jacob (PRC Director of Exhibitions, then Executive Director, 1992 – 2000), now McEvoy Family Curator for Photography at Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • Leslie K. Brown (PRC Curator, 2001 – 2009), now independent curator, educator, and PhD candidate, Boston University, Cambridge, MA
  • George Slade (PRC Curator, Program Coordinator, and Loupe Editor, 2010 – 2011), now Founder, Executive Director TC Photo and Principal, re:photographica, Minneapolis, MN
  • Francine Weiss (PRC Curator and Loupe Editor, 2012-2014), now independent curator, Collection Manager at Fitchburg Art Museum, Visiting Critic and Faculty, New Hampshire Institute of Art’s low-residency MFA Photography Program, and Instructor, Boston University, Boston, MA.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3203.

Deadline February 16th: 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
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.

Deadline December 2nd: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2016

Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2016
Deadline: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 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.

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.

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 visit: http://aperture.org/portfolio-prize.

November 18th, Webinar: Business as unUsual – 21st Century Copyright & You

ASMP Business as unUsual
21st Century Copyright & You
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM EST

“No legislative act has a greater impact on your ability to earn a living as a creator than copyright. For the first time since 1976, Congress and the Copyright Office are engaged in serious talks to significantly modernize the Copyright Act and the Copyright Office itself. Global corporations with deep pockets have already aligned against the interests of independent creators. Only our numbers and a strong unified voice can counter their lobbyists and their messaging. ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy will give you a solid understanding of what’s at play and how you can contribute to the process to ensure that you’ll be able to earn a living in this new era of copyright.

Please note: Live attendance is limited. All registrants and ASMP Members will have free access to a recording after the event. Non-members who have not registered may access the recording for $4.99.”

To register for this event go to: http://bit.ly/1Res8sc.

 

Deadline EXTENDED to November 2nd: 15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition

Texas Woman’s University East | West Galleries
Call for Entries: 15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition
Deadline: Monday, October 26, 2015 EXTENDED to MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2015
Fee: Basic Application, 1-5 images $35 | Extended Application, 1-10 images $60

“Theme: “Nourish: Food as Sustenance and Pleasure”

Food is the foundation of life: both sustenance for our bodies and the source of great pleasure. Juror Dr. Rebecca Senf is looking for photographs of food, defined in an inclusive way.  She would like to see photographs that address what people eat, the relationship of food to love and nurturing, farming and food production, food allergies, repulsive food, food still lifes and even photographs about photographing food. Other types of food pictures are also welcome.

Photographers who have worked extensively on the topic of food are encouraged to apply, with the possibility that the juror could solicit additional works for the exhibition during the jurying process.​

Juror
Dr. Rebecca Senf, the Norton Family Curator of Photography, a joint appointment at the Center for Creative Photography and the Phoenix Art Museum.

Eligibility
This exhibition is open to anyone creating photographic images. All photographic and related processes are encouraged including digital, non-silver and photographic book arts. Pieces must not exceed 60” in any dimension.”

For the full prospectus: http://www.twu.edu/images/visual-arts/JEG_2016_Brochure_Gradient_08.05.15.pdf (opens as a PDF).
To apply go to: twuvisualarts.slideroom.com.

Deadline November 15th: TheDocumentaryProjectFund

TheDocumentaryProjectFund
Deadline: Sunday, November 15, 2015

“TheDocumentaryProjectFund, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving communities through photography, would like to announce its Fall 2015 Fall Call for Entries. Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2015 through November 15, 2015. Two awards will be given:

  • A $5000 award to an established photographer
  • A $3500 Emerging Vision Award will go to a photographer who is either in the beginning stages of a career or undergoing a career transition.

We are looking for talented documentary photographers proposing visually exciting, issue oriented projects within or around their communities.

For more information and to apply visit: thedocumentaryprojectfund.org.”

Deadline September 18th: CPW’s Photographers’ Fellowship Fund 2015

The Center for Photography at Woodstock
Call for Entries: Photographers’ Fellowship Fund 2015
Deadline: Friday, September 18, 2015
No application fee.

“Since 1980, The Center for Photography at Woodstock has provided regional photographers with significant recognition and support through the Photographers’ Fellowship Fund award. As of 2009, one $2,500 grant is awarded annually to a regional artist working in photography and related media.

To date, CPW has awarded over $76,000 in Photographers’ Fund Fellowships to 87 artists. Past recipients include Kenro Izu, Andrea Modica, Lucinda Devlin, Craig J. Barber, Tanya Marcuse, Isaac Diggs, among others.  To view the archive of past recipients, click here.

Juror
Vince Aletti, Photography Critic, The New Yorker.

Eligibility
Only artists working in photography who live in the following New York State Counties are eligible to apply to the Photographers’ Fellowship Fund: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, and Washington. Proof of residency is required.

Artists working in photography, digital imagery, mixed media and or artwork which incorporate photography are welcome to apply.”

For the full prospectus visit: www.cpw.org/create/photo-fellowship.

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