“Prodigious effort is going into programs and initiatives that create supply – opportunities to educate artists and help them create and exhibit work – which is resulting in a dramatic increase in the number of fine art photographers and huge volumes of their art. Little support focuses on creating a demand for this art. Demand is not keeping up with supply, and if not corrected, will create a huge imbalance where there is an abundance of art but no audience for it. Crusade for Art is dedicated to cultivating demand for art.
Artists are on the front lines and are best positioned to be change-makers.
Crusade for Art aims to educate, inspire, and support artists to create unique, approachable programs that bring new audiences to art and allow them to engage with art in a meaningful way. By inspiring, mentoring, teaching, and funding, Crusade for Art will empower artists to focus on creating demand for art and thereby encourage systemic changes to create a new crop of art lovers, patrons, and collectors.
The centerpiece of Crusade for Art is a $10,000 grant that will be awarded to an individual photographer or group of photographers with the most innovative plan for increasing their audience and collector base. The unrestricted grant is created both to generate and highlight these innovations, and to underwrite the execution of the best idea.
A sizable financial award to artists who are creatively exploring this systemic problem of demand will put our greatest resource – the brainpower of our creative force, our artists – against this challenge and have the best chance of finding solutions.”
For details and to apply for this grant visit: crusadeforart.org/grant-guidelines
“In July 2014, Aperture Foundation will mount its first Aperture Summer Open, an open-submission exhibition for which all image-makers are eligible.
The theme of the first Summer Open is photography itself. New work may be entered in any genre, by any author, whether established or aspiring, professional or enthusiast, young or old. The photographs to be exhibited will be selected by Aperture’s executive director, Chris Boot.
- Membership with Aperture Foundation is the sole requirement for entry into the Summer Open. It also covers entrance into the 2015 Portfolio Prize. (Please note that subscription to Aperture magazine does not constitute membership with Aperture Foundation).
- To purchase your membership, please visit aperture.org/join. Upon purchase, you will receive a unique entry code that will allow you to enter the Summer Open.
- If you are already an Aperture Foundation Member, you will receive an e-mail containing a unique entry code that will allow you to enter. If you do not receive this code or are unsure of your current Member status, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Photographs entered should be contemporary (made within the last five years). They may be part of a series (some photo series may be selected for exhibition), or stand-alone photographs.
To complete your entry, you will need the following:
- Your name, address, and phone number
- The name your work should be credited to, if different from above
- Between 1 and 10 images. The image-preparation specifications can be found here.
- Date of photographs, plus (if relevant) caption or title
- Final exhibition print sizes (paper sizes and image sizes)
- Statement of up to 150 words about the work submitted (optional, but if photographs from a series are being submitted, series details will be helpful).”
For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.callforentry.org
Center for Creative Photography
Penelope Umbrico: Photography as Subject
A conversation with Kate Palmer Albers
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.
“Penelope Umbrico and UA art history professor Kate Palmer Albers will discuss the artist’s photo-based installations, video, and digital media works that explore the ever-changing technologies of image making, and the ever-increasing production and consumption of images on the Internet. Utilizing photo-sharing and consumer websites as an expansive archive, Umbrico navigates between producer and consumer, local and global, and the individual and the collective. Her works question the idea of the “democratization” of photography and media, where pre-scripted images, made with tools programmed to function in predetermined ways, undermine a claim to authorship, subjectivity and individuality. For Umbrico, all images within this emergent environment are evidence of something other than what they depict.”
Center for Creative Photography
Volkerding Print Viewing Room
1030 N. Olive Road
Call for Entries: The Fence 2014
Deadline: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Entry Fee: $40 per series (6 images)
“Each year, THE FENCE – Brooklyn’s premiere summer-long, outdoor photographic exhibition – invites photographers from around the world to explore and define the meaning of community across cultural boundaries and geographical lines. THE FENCE is a collaboration between United Photo Industries, Photo District News (PDN), Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Flash Forward Festival, and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) as they join forces to curate and produce this unique site-specific exhibition aimed at fostering conversations, and exploring new thematic directions in photography.
Armed with the task of curating such a large, public exhibition, we assemble a jury of more than 30 highly-respected photography professionals from around the world, who offer their time, energy and years of experience to curate this monumental outdoor exhibition – presenting the work of 40 talented photographers from around the world to a combined audience of over 1.5 million visitors each summer.
- There are 5 submission categories you may choose from that capture the essence of community: HOME, STREETS, PEOPLE, CREATURES, PLAY
- All submissions will be automatically considered for all three FENCE locations (at no extra cost)
- The FENCE is open to all photographers worldwide
- All types of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged.
- We are only accepting image series – no single images (sorry!)
- Each image series can contain up to 6 images
- The fee for each submission of an image series is $40 (USD)
- You can submit the same image series across multiple categories
- You can submit multiple image series to the same category
- Images should be saved as JPG files
- Images should measure 1400px on their longest side and saved at 72dpi (If it’s a wide photo, 1400 pixels across. If it’s vertically oriented, 1400 pixels tall)
- Images should have a color profile of Adobe RGB (1998) or sRGB.”
“Win $1000 and an exhibition at the Daylight Project Space!
Lars Boering, Dutch Photographers Association
Julian Cox, Deyoung Museum
Louise Clements, Format Festival
Elissa Curtis, MSNBC
Holly Hughes, PDN
Manik Katyal, Emaho Magazine
Submit: 15-20 images, captions, one-page artist’s statement, bio and CV at daylightphotoawards.com (click “Add to Cart” button to be brought to the submission page).”
“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]