“A conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, Eugene Richards joined VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in 1968 and found himself working in a community service organization in eastern Arkansas. Running afoul of the Ku Klux Klan earned him a serious beating and numerous threats, but he left Arkansas with a series of haunting photographs of rural poverty that launched his career. For seventeen years, he traveled the world as a photojournalist for the agency Magnum and now focuses on his own projects. Intensely personal and deeply felt, his work also reflects a lifelong commitment to social activism, whether he is photographing the ravages of cocaine addiction, his first wife’s struggle with breast cancer, or the emotional aftermath of 9/11.”
This lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition on display March 14 – April 27, 2014 at the UK Art Museum and is part of the Robert C. May Endowment Photography Lecture Series.
“Light Work is pleased to announce the 2014 Light Work Grants in Photography competition. Light Work began offering grants to CNY artists in 1975 to encourage the production of new photographic work in the region. Three $2,000 grants will be awarded to photographers who reside within an approximate 50-mile radius of Syracuse, N.Y. The recipients of these grants are invited to display their work in a special exhibition at Light Work, and their work will also be reproduced in Light Work’s award-winning publication, Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual.
Three judges from outside the grant region will review the applications. Their decisions are based solely on the strength of the candidate’s portfolio and completed application. Individuals who received this award in 2009 or earlier are eligible to re-apply. Full-time students are not eligible.”
Click here to see past grant recipients.
Apply online at: lightwork.slideroom.com/#/Login
“Michael Kenna’s landscapes are unpopulated, simple, serene, and subtle.
Often using very long exposures at night or dawn to soften the hard edge of reality, his minimalist images demand quiet attention from the viewer. Described as elegant, pure, and ephemeral, his work speaks eloquently to the strength of simple beauty.
A public reception will immediately follow the lecture in the Great Hall.”
Cincinnati Art Museum, Fath Auditorium (parking $4 for non-members)
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio [map]
“Photographic portraits are part of everyday life in almost all parts of the world. From fine art to spontaneous selfies, from hyper-perfect photoshopped portraits to seductive (and often fictitious) social media profile pics, to mobile phone snaps altered with digital nostalgia filters. Some are candid, some are staged, some are outrageous and silly, others are just plain beautiful.
We at LensCulture are on a mission to discover a full range of great 21st century photo portraits. We are open to everything. All points of view. All levels of expertise. All corners of the world. All ideas of portraiture.
Natasha Egan, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College
Jason Landry, Owner and Director, Panopticon Gallery
Louise Clements, Artistic Director, QUAD & FORMAT International Photography Festival
Jim Casper, Founder and Editor, LensCulture; Co-Founder and Director, LensCulture FotoFest Paris
Portfolio Category: $55 for a related series of 5 images, $5 for each additional image, no limit.
Single Image Category: $35 for first image, $5 for each additional entry, no limit.”
For the full prospectus, including prizes and how to enter visit: www.lensculture.com/awards?utm_source=lc&utm_medium=topnav&utm_campaign=pa14
“David Taylor received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 to support his project, Working the Line, in which he documented every border monument between the US and Mexico from El Paso/Juarez to San Diego/Tijuana. Taylor writes, “My travels along the border have been done both alone and in the company of agents. In total, the resulting pictures are intended to offer a view into locations and situations that we generally do not access and portray a highly complex physical, social and political topography during a period of dramatic change.” In 2012 Radius Books published his first book on the project, titled Working the Line.”
Arizona State University
Lattie Coor Hall, Room 195
976 S. Forest Mall
Tempe, Arizona [map]
The Choice Awards
Fee: $30 member/$40 non-member per category or $70/$85 for all three categories for 6 images.
“The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. The Awards are divided into three categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, and Gallerist’s Choice. The winners receive recognition via exhibition, publication, portfolio reviews and more.
The Choice Award winners are invited to participate in The Curve exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2014 during the flagship event, Review Santa Fe to maximize exposure.
- Curator’s Choice: Malcolm Daniel, Curator in Charge, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
- Editor’s Choice: Cheryl Newman, Director of Photography, The Telegraph, England
- Gallerist’s Choice: Steffi Schulze, Gallery Mangement, Camera Work, Germany
Project Development Grant
Fee: $30 member/$40 non-member for 8-10 digital files of a cohesive body of work.
“The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the works final stages.
This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and have not been exhibited or published. It requires signing of a contract to participate in an exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Arts, during Review Santa Fe.
Juror: Lisa Hostetler, PhD, Curator, George Eastman House; formerly Curator at the Smithsonian
- $5,000 Cash Award (some restrictions apply)
- Exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
- Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe
- Santa Fe Photographic Workshops tuition voucher (some restrictions apply)
- A full portfolio review on Eyeist (some restrictions apply)
- Special invitation to participate in the Art Photo Index
- Lenscratch publication
- Online exhibition at VisitCenter.org.”
For the submission guidelines and to apply for The Choice Awards or the Project Development Grant visit: www.centeryourcareer.org/2014/center/awards/guidelines.html.
“University of Arizona photo professor Frank Gohlke will give a talk about his current project, a study of wild apple forests in Kazakhstan, funded by a Fulbright Scholar Research Grant. Gohlke’s apple passion dates back 40 years to a commencement address delivered by the late John Szarkowski to the graduating class of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Gohlke’s fascination grew during a three-year stay in Middlebury, Vermont, where he first experienced apple cider fresh from a press. “Apples” by Frank Browning (North Point Press, 1998), introduced Gohlke to the wild apple forests of Kazakhstan, from which domesticated apples grown across the world are derived.
Gohlke’s lecture will include photographs of earlier projects that presage aspects of the Kazakhstan work, and a group of images made since December 2013 in the first stage of the current project.”
1030 North Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona 85721
“This event brings together top photography editors, publishers,curators, gallerists, and educators representing small, mid-sized, and major venues from around the U.S., to meet with engaged photographers, review their portfolios and encourage their careers and exchange opportunities.
To guarantee a high quality experience, the event will be pre-juried, with a limit of 60 participants. During the weekend of March 14-16, 2014, the selected photographers will each have ten, twenty-minute sessions with different reviewers over the course of two days, with ample opportunity for further networking. The weekend’s activities include a Friday evening lecture and reception, March 14th, open to the general public.
Entry Fee and Procedure: A non-refundable entry fee of $45 for each 20 images. Click Here for APPLICATION TICKET. The fee must be submitted online along with the completed forms.
Digital Submission Requirements
After receiving your entry fee, we will email you a link to where to upload your image submission via Dropbox.com. All two-dimensional works, using any photographic processes including digital and/or analog, are eligible for review. Digital image files need to be:
- No larger than 2MB per or Horizontal – 8 inches Vertical – 8 inches. Resolution 150 pixels/inch.
- Saved as JPEG
- Name each file in this format: Lastname_Firstname_imagenumber.jpg
- Please submit an accompanying pdf or word doc with a list of name, title, date, medium, and dimension of each piece.
Selection: A panel of jurors will be pre-screening the entries. 60 photographers will be selected for the weekend portfolio review. An additional fee of $595.00 is then required with confirmation, payable through the website or by check.”
For the full prospectus visit www.photoalliance.org.
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, Ca (at Jones Street) [map]
“Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. The competition is international, open to all geographical locations.
The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery from March 13-April 6, 2014. This is the 10 year anniversary exhibit for LACDA and will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.
Second place prizes: Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24×36 inches ($150-$200 in value) to be included in the anniversary exhibits opening on March 13!
Special consideration will be given to all entrants for inclusion in future shows at LACDA. Many entrants from past competitions have already been included in our exhibits.
Eve Schillo, L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Rex Bruce, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art”
For the full prospectus and to apply visit: lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.htm.