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Deadline April 30th: The 15th Annual Inge Morath Award

Magnum Foundation | Inge Morath Foundation
Call for Submissions: The 15th Annual Inge Morath Award
Saturday, April 30, 2016

“The Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Foundation announce the 15th annual Inge Morath Award. The annual award of $5,000 is given to a female photographer under the age of 30, to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. One award winner and up to two finalists are selected by a jury composed of Magnum photographers and the director of the Inge Morath Foundation.

Project Presentation 

  • Your submission must be delivered as a PDF file. (How do I create a PDF with a Mac? How do I create a PDF with a PC?)
  • The first page of your PDF should show your name and the title of your project. Each subsequent page should present a single photograph (unless groups of images are required) with caption (if relevant), using the full frame of the PDF page.
  • Please do NOT format your PDF as a slideshow. Also, please do not password-protect your file.

Image Specifications

  • Your image submission must include 40 – 60 photographs (1200 pixels on the longest side @ 150 DPI saved as a JPEG compression at 8 minimum).
  • Create a folder containing your individual images. Please use numbered filenames indicating the image sequence, with the number coming first in the file name and then last name; for example: 01_Smith, 02_Smith, 03_Smith etc. (use only two digit numbers; 01, 02, 03, etc.).

Required Support Material

  • Project description. This should describe the project and how the Award will be used to complete work on the project.
  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum three pages) including name, email address, telephone number, and mailing address.
  • Scan of ID clearly showing date of birth. All applicants must be under the age of 30 on April 30th, 2016 (in other words, if April 30th is your birthday, and you’re turning 30, then you’re no longer eligible to submit a proposal).”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit https://ingemorath.submittable.com/submit.

April 8th, San Francisco: Artist Talk by Janet Delaney with Introductory Presentation by Paccarick Orue

Artist Talk by Janey Delaney with Introductory Presentation by Paccarick Orue
Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Tickets at the door or online: $10 general | $5 students with ID


© 2016 Janey Delaney

Janet Delaney is a fine art photographer who focuses her attention on the urban-scape.  Most recently she has been documenting the changes taking place in the SoMa district of San Francisco.

Delaney has received three National Endowment for the Arts Grants and the Phelan Award. Her photographs are in collections of the San Francisco Museum of Art, the de Young Museum, and the Pilara Foundation among others. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally. In late 2013 She published South of Market with Mack of London. This work, done between 1978 and 1986, was exhibited in a one-person show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, in 2015. For fifteen years she held the position of adjunct lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley and in 2015 taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the San Francisco Art Institute.”


© 2016 Paccarik Orue

Paccarik Orue was born and raised in Lima, Peru and resides in San Francisco, California where he earned a BFA from the Academy of Art University. His work has been shown at Blue Sky Gallery, Rayko Photo Center, SF Camerawork, Book & Job Gallery, Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, SOMArts and it has been featured in PDN, Juxtapox, The New York Times, KQED, Conscientious, Nueva Luz, Lenscratch among others. He was selected by PDN as one of the 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2016 and has been awarded En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship Award (2013-2014.) Orue’s first monograph, There Is Nothing Beautiful Around Here, was published by Owl & Tiger Books in 2012.”

San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street  (at Jones Street)
San Francisco, CA 94133 [map]

Deadline TODAY, March 25th: CENTER “Project Launch Grant” & “Review Santa Fe”

Calls for Entries: Project Launch Grant and Review Santa Fe

Deadline for both: Friday, March 25, 2016

“The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working in fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works, as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities.

This grant is awarded to complete or nearly completed projects that would benefit from the grant award package. It requires signature of a contract to participate in an exhibition during Review Santa Fe.

2016 Jurors

  • Frank Kalero, Photoquai Biennale Art Director, 2013 & 2015 (Paris), Founder of magazine Ojodepez (Madrid) and Punctum (New Delhi), Co-Founder Goaphoto festival, (Goa, India)
  • Alison Nordström, PhD, Independent Curator; Artistic Director, Fotofestiwal Lodz (Poland)
  • Ingo Taubhorn, Curator, House of Photography Hamburg

2016 Awards

Submission Guidelines
Work derived from all photographic processes are accepted, as well as mixed media work that is photo-based (only still images are accepted, no multimedia components). Work can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted.

  • Please submit 15 – 20 images from a body of work
  • A project statement (325 words maximum length)
  • Application $35 members / $45 non-members.”

For the full prospectus visit http://visitcenter.org/project-launch/.

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“The Review Santa Fe Photo Festival, November 3-6, 2016, is the premier juried portfolio review event in the world. Considered one of the most important events for photographers who seek career advancement, this conference and exhibition series is designed to facilitate relationships between photographers and leading industry professionals looking for new work.

Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, up to 100 photographers meet with up to 45 of today’s most relevant and esteemed reviewers comprised of curators, editors, publishers, gallerists and others who can offer professional development advice and opportunities. These leading photo professionals come to Santa Fe seeking out new talent, including professionals from The New Yorker, MSNBC, TIME Magazine, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, and The Library of Congress.

Submission Guidelines

  • Please submit 15 – 20 images from a body of work
  • A project statement (325 words maximum length)
  • Application $45 members / $55 non-members.”

For the full prospectus visit http://visitcenter.org/overview.

April 15 & 16, Conference in Seattle: Collaborations for Cause 2016

Blue Earth Alliance
Collaborations for Cause 2016
April 15 & 16, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“Join an innovative community of non-profit and cause-driven organizations, documentary photographers, filmmakers, change-makers and communications professionals for two days of inspiration and education on the collaborative future of visual storytelling to affect social change.

Each of the presentations will harness the power for visual storytellers, writers, funders, nonprofits, educators, corporations, and public agencies to join together to learn new strategies, tools, and ideas to leverage the power of story and impact social change.  This year’s presenters:

  • Louie Schwartzberg – Keynote Speaker, Moving Art 24/7 Time-Lapse Film
  • Tom Kennedy – Keynote Speaker, Using Collaboration to Make Impactful Change
  • Romeo Durscher – Drones for Good
  • David Patton – Distribution in Social and Digital Platforms: Feeding Your Beasts
  • Tim Greyhavens – Comfort the Afflicted and Afflict the Comfortable: Aligning Photography and Philanthropy to Tell Your Story
  • Julia K. Parrish – Head, Heart or Gut? Making Science Matter to Coastal Communities
  • Russell Sparkman – On the Horizon: What’s Changing and Why You Should Care
  • Bruce Farnsworth & Nicole Donaghy – Forgotten on the Bakken: Illustrating Fracking’s Impact on Traditional Ways of Life
  • Sara Terry – The Aftermath Project, War is Only Half the Story: From Project to Non-Profit
  • Kristie McLean – The Power of Story: Building Bridges and Advocacy for Obstetric Fistula
  • Jeff Cappella – What They See Matters: Testing the Effectiveness of Images
  • Alasdair Turner – Raising Awareness: Visual Stories of Science
  • Greg Constantine – Nowhere People: Fueling Long Term Projects ThroughCollaborative Approaches and Strategies
  • Amy Benson & Scott Squire – A Different Ending: When Documentary Filmmaking and Nonprofit Messaging Conflict
  • Benj Drummond & Sara Joy Steele – High hopes: Storytelling to Make Science More Inclusive and Relevant
  • Daniel Beltra (just added!)”

For more information visit blueearth.org/conference/2016.
To register for one day or both go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaborations-for-cause-innovations-in-visual-storytelling-for-impact-tickets-19952505481.

PDNedu Spring 2016 Issue with Article by MVS Now Available


The Spring 2016 Issue of PDNedu is now available and features “Ask MVS” on page 22, Mary Virginia Swanson: Advises on Licensing Existing Work.  You can read the article and the rest of the magazine (for free!) by following this link: http://digitalmag.pdnedu.com/pdnedu/2016spring.

Deadline February 29th: The 2016 FotoVisura Grant

Call for Entries: The 2016 FotoVisura Grant

Deadline: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT
Fee: Free for active Visura members.

“The Grant empowers photographers by supporting the production and development of a long-term personal photography project. Visura awards one winner with a $5000.00 cash prize. Other photographers are recognized with various levels of recognition from finalist to honorable mention.

The Grant has a three-tiered mission:

  1. Support a personal project that brings awareness to a socio-cultural and/or political cause relevant to today’s world.
  2. Recognize photographers for their images, stories, and dedication.
  3. Present to key industry editors photographers’ personal project.

This grant is for photographers worldwide, who have worked on or are working on a long term project that has not been published in a major media outlet (online or print).  Former FotoVisura Grant winners are: Justin Maxon, Erin Trieb, Andrea Gjestvang, Javad Parsa, and Álvaro Laíz.

Application Procedure
Your application must include the items listed below. The grant is open to active Visura members with a Plus, PRIME or GUILD account. There is no application fee.

  • Projects may be ongoing or recently completed unpublished personal projects
  • Limit one project per photographer
  • You may submit a project that is ‘published’ or ‘private’ within the Visura system
  • Applicants must commit to be active members through February 2017
  • Applicants must be willing to link their Visura news blog with any publication that writes asking to feature the recognized work

Preparation Material
How to submit: All submissions are made via a “Project” created from your Visura dashboard or site manager.
What to submit: Each Entry consists of a project made up of a series of images (minimum of 15 images, maximum 35), a short synopsis and a long written reflection about the project.

  • Image size: minimum 1600px on the longest dimension (22.5 inches @ 72 dpi, JPG format). Each image must have a caption. Do not include your name in the caption.
  • Written Statements: include as “Project Text”
    • Include a project summary: In 100 words describe what the Project is about, including location, timeframe, and any information that is pertinent.
    • Include an expanded written statement (minimum 800 characters, max 3500 characters) that includes what the long term project is about, where and when it takes place, why is this project important to you, and any other pertinent information related to the story.”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: http://visura.co/grant/submit.

Deadline March 7th: THE FENCE 2016

Call for Entries: THE FENCE 2016: An Outdoor Photography Exhibition Series

Deadline: Monday, March 7, 2016
Fee: $40 per series (3-6 images)

“THE FENCE is an outdoor photography exhibition series, with an audience of more than 3 million visitors.

For our 5th edition this year, we’re pleased to announce the addition of a $5,000 cash prize and a Leica T camera package for the Jury’s Choice Winner, as well as the expansion of THE FENCE to Santa Fe, NM.

Selected photography projects will be presented in a series of large-scale, curated, outdoor exhibitions across 5 cities in the United States: Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, and Santa Fe.

Once submissions are completed, an international jury of photography professionals will be called upon to review and select 40 photographers whose submitted work exemplifies the essence of “community” across cultural boundaries and geographical lines.

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work that fits under one or more categories: Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, and Play.”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: http://fence.photoville.com.

Deadline May 9th: 2016 Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize

Duke University | Center for Documentary Studies
Call for Entries: 2016 Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize
Deadline: Monday, May 9, 2016, midnight EST
Entry Fee: $65

“First announced in 1990, the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize was created by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. In 1941 Lange and Taylor published An American Exodus, a book that renders human experience eloquently in text and images and remains a seminal work in documentary studies.

Like Lange and Taylor, and all serious documentarians, the competitive applicants to this prize have a point of view derived from an in-depth understanding of place, history, and the current situation, in concert with a personal relationship to the proposed work. Ultimately, their commitment is to use documentary expression to motivate the thinking and reflection of others.

In 2011, in recognition of the changing environment in which documentary artists conduct their work, the Center for Documentary Studies decided to reframe the prize guidelines. The re-launched Lange-Taylor Prize supports artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit, in intriguing and effective ways, the interplay of words and images in the creation and presentation of their work. The idea of “writing” has been expanded to allow words to be represented by audio and video or used in graphic novel format. As in the past, edited oral histories, creative narratives, and poetry (that is both personal and social) are also encouraged.

The winner receives $10,000, features in Center for Documentary Studies’ print and digital publications, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library, Duke University.

The Lange-Taylor Prize is open to documentary artists of any age and nationality who are involved in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit, in intriguing and effective ways, the interplay of words and images in the creation and presentation of their work. Single artists as well as collaborative teams are eligible.

Submission Guidelines
Applicants may submit a portfolio of any combination of the below, for a maximum of 20 uploads. The submission guidelines are designed to accommodate a wide variety of projects. Please submit your materials in a form that best represents your project via http://dukearts.slideroom.com.”

For the full prospectus and variations on media accepted for submission, visit: http://documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/dorothea-lange-paul-taylor-prize/how-to-enter.

Tonight, February 23rd, NYC: Artist Talk by Muriel Hasbun

© Muriel Hasbun

© 2016 Muriel Hasbun

School of Visual Arts
Artist Talk by Muriel Hasbun
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:00–9:00 PM
Free and open to the public.

“Born and raised in El Salvador to a Palestinian/Jewish family, artist Muriel Hasbun works through an intergenerational, transnational and transcultural vision, constructing contemporary narratives and establishing a space for dialogue where individual and collective memory spark new questions about identity and place. Her talk is part of the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, which features presentations by digital photographers, hardware and software developers and industry experts. Presented by MPS Digital Photography.”

SVA, Room 418F
136 West 21st Street
New York, NY  [map]


February 25th, Tucson: Lecture by Mary Virginia Swanson

ASMP Arizona Tucson
Lecture by Mary Virginia Swanson: Understanding the Value of Your Work Within Multiple Markets

Thursday, February 25, 2016ASMP_Tucson_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, Mary Virginia 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
Parking in dirt lot SE of building or along curb, carpool when possible.



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