“Exhibitions of Richard Renaldi’s photographs have been mounted in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. In 2006, Renaldi’s first monograph, Figure and Ground, was published by Aperture. His second monograph, Fall River Boys, was released in 2009. Richard is the founder and publisher of Charles Lane Press, an independent publisher that showcases important new projects by contemporary photographers. Renaldi’s forthcoming monograph, Touching Strangers, will be published by the Aperture Foundation in the spring of 2014.
Each summer, MECA invites visiting artists, curators, and scholars to participate in the MFA curriculum. In addition to critiques and studio visits with students Visiting Artists deliver a lecture that is free and open to the public.”
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.
“Stephen Marc will discuss his use of archival documents and images as well as extensive research in his creative process. Marc constructs compelling layered narratives made up of his panoramic photographs of historical landscapes interwoven with found remnants of the past—racially charged caricatures and cartoons, trade cards, illustrations and slave documents. The results are challenging, visually charged images of the places and remnants of the African Diaspora. In his artist statement, Marc writes, “My work is an interpretive relocation of, and commentary on, the limited representations and accounts of the black experience, into the early years of the 20th century, that were usually defined from outside the community. My intent is to allow the haunting of the past to symbolically resurface providing a layered contextualization of what was…”
Marc is one of two highly established artists invited to anchor the current exhibition, Unpacking the Archives: Frameworks for Change—Activate Now!, co-curated by Dennie Eagleson, former creative director of the Herndon Gallery, and Raewyn Martyn, visiting professor of visual arts at Antioch College.”
Antioch College, Herndon Gallery
South Hall Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, Ohio
“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.
“Award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced images of some of the most important conflict and humanitarian crises that have made headlines around the world. Numerous museums and galleries have featured his work, including The Louvre, United Nations, and The Council on Foreign Relations. Co-founder of the photo agency VII, his work is published by magazines worldwide.
He has published three critically acclaimed collections of his photography: Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul and Haiti:12 January 2010. Haviv has been the central character in three films including National Geographic Explorer’s Freelance in a World of Risk that explores the hazards inherent in combat photography. In addition, Haviv regularly speaks about his work on television and radio such as ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, The Charlie Rose Show, Good Morning America, BBC, CNN and NPR.
Presented in conjunction with with Ron Haviv’s workshop Finding Your Visual Voice in Photojournalism. To learn more click here. ”
“LensCulture’s Emerging Talent Awards 2014 is an international competition to showcase outstanding emerging photographers — from all cultures, all points of view, with no age limit.
Our mission at LensCulture is to discover and share the best of contemporary photography. New and emerging photographers often make the freshest, most exciting work — but it’s hard to gain attention when you are relatively new and not widely known. That’s where we can make a big difference. We reach an audience of more than 500,000 — and with these awards, we want to highlight many emerging talents who deserve worldwide attention.
Corey Keller, Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA
Olivier Laurent, Associate Editor, British Journal of Photography, London, UK
Sujong Song, Festival Director, Curator, Author, Daegu Photo Biennale,Seoul, Korea
Clare Grafik, Head of Exhibitions, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
Jim Casper, Editor & Publisher, LensCulture, Paris, France
The competition is designed to provide immediate exposure for talented photographers:
- Every day, select entrants are chosen by our editors to appear on our public Competition Gallery and social media channels, seen by over 500,000 people worldwide. Enter now to be amongst the first considered for this special feature.
- After the June 22nd, 2014 Midnight PT deadline, our jury will select five winners to each receive a $2,000 cash grant as well as the Top 50 photographers, all of whom will receive significant exposure on LensCulture’s site, social media channels, and in festival screenings around the world.
- A number of top-rated finalists may still make the LensCulture Editors’ Cut and receive an invitation for a LensCulture Portfolio Account. This provides many on-going opportunities for exposure to our global audience of over 500,000.
We are open to all genres of photography. All points of view. All corners of the world. If you are a photographer beginning to seek global recognition, show us your work!
Emerging photographers, regardless of their age, are encouraged to enter. We consider an “emerging” photographer as anyone who has not yet received significant international recognition. Currently enrolled students or 2014 graduates can enter the competition with a $20 discount on entry fees. There is not a separate student category, just a discounted fee for students. All entries are treated equally. Please see our FAQ for more details.
Please submit up to 10 photographs that work well together as a series — either as a visual narrative, or images that work well together in theme or style. Edit your selections carefully: winners will be judged on the strength of their submissions as unified groups of photos, not as individual photographs.
- General Entry Fees: $55 for a related series up to 10 images, $5 for each additional image, no limit.
- Student Entry Fees: $35 for a related series up to 10 images, $5 for each additional image, no limit.”
Visit www.lensculture.com/emerging-talent-awards-2014 for the full prospectus and to apply.
Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University | The Honickman Foundation
Call for Entries: CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography
Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:59 pm EDT
Entry Fee: $70
“Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University and The Honickman Foundation (THF), based in Philadelphia, co-sponsor this prestigious biennial prize for American photographers. The only prize of its kind, the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition is open to North American and Canadian photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work and who use their cameras for creative exploration, whether it be of places, people, or communities; of the natural or social world; of beauty at large or the lack of it; of objective or subjective realities. The prize honors work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose.
Winners of the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography receive a grant of $3,000, publication of a book of photography, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of the prizewinners. The winner will also be given a solo exhibit at the Center for Documentary Studies and the photographs will then be placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke University’s Rubenstein Library.
Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator of the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, will serve as panel judge for the selection committee that chooses the semifinalists and finalists for the prize.
The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is open to North American citizens of any age who have yet to publish a book-length work, defined as a publication that focuses on the photographer’s work, contains more than 30 of the photographer’s images, and is sold through conventional book distribution channels.
The prize’s focus is on creating an opportunity for photographers who are engaged in the creation of a continued, active, and vital body of work to publish a first book. To this end, photographers who have a self-published, print-on-demand, or limited-edition book (with a print run of 100 copies or more) that is currently being promoted and sold on the Internet are not eligible for the award.
If you have self-published or been published in a limited edition, we require that you disclose this information in your artist’s statement and biography and send a copy of the publication. We additionally request that you submit an entirely new body of work for consideration or that no more than 5 images from the originally published body of work are included in the 40 images you submit.
Submit applications and payment online to fbp.slideroom.com:
- 40 photographs drawn from an ongoing or recently completed project, which represent a coherent body of work suitable for publication. At least twenty-five of these images must have been made within the last three years (from 2010 on). Those who have submitted work in a previous competition should be sure to include at least twenty new images in their application.
- 1-page document with all 40 captions. Please include a separate caption list for all 40 images that provides information on where and when the picture was made.
- 1-page artist’s statement. Provide context for the forty images, describe the larger body of work, including how long the project has been in progress, and how the photographs constitute a potential book.
- 1-page biography or CV.”
For the full prospectus and to learn more about the prize visit: firstbookprizephoto.com.
“The Howard Chapnick Grant was introduced in 1996 to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing research, education and management. The Grant was established to honor the memory of Howard Chapnick, and acknowledge the value of his enormous contribution to photography.
The annual $5,000 grant may be used to finance any of a range of qualified undertakings, which might include a program of further education, research, a special long-term sabbatical project, or an internship to work with a noteworthy group or individual. According to the Fund’s Board of Trustees, special consideration will be given to projects that promote social change and/or serve significant concerns of photojournalism. The grant is not intended to be used for the production of photographs, which will continue to be funded by the main grant of the Smith Fund.
Recipients of the Howard Chapnick Grant will be selected by the Board of Trustees of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund in Humanistic Photography.
To apply or nominate someone fill out the Online Form.”
For details and to see a list of previous recipients visit: smithfund.org/howard-chapnick-grant.
“[Edward] Hopper was a master at using light to expressively illuminate his subject. I also like the fact that almost all of his human subjects are contemplative. There is, for the most part, no action. This sense of quietude contributes to the open-ended quality of the narratives, and leaves room for significant emotional depth. This seems a lot like real life, and what I would like to carry over in my work.” — Richard Tuschman
The exhibition will be on view June 6 – July 19, 2014.
This opening reception is in conjunction with photo-eye’s new gallery space grand opening. The new photo-eye Gallery is located at:
541 S. Guadalupe St.
(in the Railyard Arts District)
Santa Fe, New Mexico [map]
“What is a photograph? The origins of the word photography give us the broad idea of writing with light, while dictionary definitions tend to describe photography as we have known it, rather than offering some essential quality against which to measure. However we may define a photograph, what is certain is that its close connection with the world we see continues to pay a powerful role in art-making.
For this call we are looking for work that addresses this issue within our A Matter of Light theme. As usual we encourage artists working with photography in unconventional ways to submit—including (but not limited to) assemblage, historic processes, installation, mixed media, hand crafted processes, etc.
Awards for the different categories include:
- Exhibition award: Featured in our next annual group exhibition
- Featured artist portfolio with interview
- Complimentary copy of print and digital issue
- Merchandise grab bag from our store
- and more TBA.
International. The juried showcase is open to all photo-based artists.”
For the full prospectus and to apply visit: diffusionmag.com/a-matter-of-light.