“Photography, Expanded is an initiative that inspires documentary photographers to expand their storytelling beyond the image, and catalyzes collaboration across disciplines.”
In this full day event, we’ll dive into the new and innovative ideas emerging in digital media and journalism on social justice issues. Presentations, panel discussions, and a design challenge will feature leading media makers, designers, and communications strategists such as Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Hollow), Gabriel Dance (The Marshall Project), and Ivan Sigal (Global Voices), as well as representatives from global media companies and design agencies including Instagram and Purpose. Gain new critical insights and connect with potential collaborators to respond to the changing demands of the field.”
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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.
For the full prospectus and to learn more about the prize visit: firstbookprizephoto.com.
“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. ”
“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.
Eddie Adams Workshop: Barnstorm XXVII
Applications due: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Application fee: $50
“The Eddie Adams Workshop is an intense four-day gathering of the top professionals in photojournalism, along with 100 carefully selected students. The Workshop’s purpose is to create a forum in which an exchange of ideas, techniques, and philosophies can be shared between both established members and newcomers of the profession of picture journalism. The Workshop is tuition-free, and 100 students are accepted based on the merit of their portfolios from a pool of college students, professionals with 3 years or less experience, and U.S. military photographers.”
This year’s workshop will be October 10-13, 2014 in Jeffersonville, New York.
“Blue Earth sponsors documentary projects whose goal is to educate the public about critical environmental and social issues. We are primarily interested in work that is educational and informational in nature and will consider proposals of any geographic scope involving the photographic and motion picture mediums. Our standard contract sponsors the project for two years.
Blue Earth offers fiscal accountability to the projects we accept for sponsorship. As a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, Blue Earth is eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions from private foundations, individuals, or other entities.
Along with this fiscal accountability, we also offer other services. When you join our community of visual storytellers, we offer mentorship throughout the life of your project sponsorship, publicity on our blog and newsletters, help with PR and marketing, and more depending upon individual needs.
We accept submissions for sponsorship twice each year, January 20th and July 20th. Materials must be received in our offices by the deadline. We announce recipients approximately two months later.”
For further details, previously and currently sponsored projects, and the application process visit: www.blueearth.org/projects/submit.cfm.
“The Open Society Documentary Photography Project invites proposals for the 2014 Audience Engagement Grant Program, revised and updated this year to include two tracks of support for project development and project implementation.
We are seeking documentary photographers, photo-based artists, and socially engaged practitioners who use their work to go beyond representing a human rights or justice issue to creating change.
Track One: Project Development
Grantees will receive funding to attend an Open Society–organized retreat in December of 2014. This event will be designed in collaboration with Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program, whose nationally recognized workshops provide participants with essential practical tools and strategies to help them move their project and career goals forward. Attendees will become part of a larger Audience Engagement Grant cohort, with opportunities to connect both during the conference and after. Track One Guidelines PDF.
Track Two: Project Implementation
Grantees will receive funding to execute (or continue executing) their projects as well as attend December’s retreat. Track Two Guidelines PDF.
- Documentary photographers, photo-based artists, and socially engaged practitioners who use their work to move target audiences beyond the act of looking, to directly participate in activities or processes that lead to change around an issue.
- Individuals who establish meaningful partnerships with others committed to realizing change and who bring a complementary set of skills and expertise.
- Projects that use photography or photo-based art creatively and innovatively to reach a project’s unique audience.
- Projects with goals that are ambitious, yet realistic and achievable.
Download and carefully review each track’s guidelines here for more detailed information on eligibility and criteria. Submit your applications online at: osf.submittable.com/submit.
If you have questions about which track you should apply for, or if your project is eligible, please contact Anna Overstrom-Coleman at: email@example.com (include the subject line: “Audience Engagement Grant”).
We will hold a webinar information session on Monday, May 19, 2014. Please check our Facebook page in early May for more details on this event.”
View the full prospectus at www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/audience-engagement-grant.
Vienna International Photo Awards
Deadline Thursday, May 15, 2014
Fee: 35 EUR for 1-5 images
“The Vienna International Photo Awards, or VIPA for short, mission is to draw more attention to documentary photography in Austria and worldwide. Ever since we have established the first edition, VIPA has become one of the leading documentary photography contests. We wanted VIPA to be different as we focus on a niche between press and art photography that is often lost sight of. The uniqueness of documentary photography lies in its rendering of a wide variety of themes, its distinct image characteristics and the plurality of perceptions in a way not found in press photography or art photography.
For VIPA 2014, we have 3 submission categories:
– Professional = Prize of 4.000 EUR
– Amateur = Prize of 3.000 EUR
– Smartphone = Prize of 2.000 EUR
- The competition is open for professional, amateur and student photographers from any country. Applicants must be 18 years old or over.
- Submissions must be based on a body of work and entries will consist of whole or partial photos series. Photographs can be in black and white or in color, in any format. Only digital files are accepted. Do not send original prints.
- There is no specific theme, only documentary photography. The submitted pictures have to focus on documentary photo-reportages such as social, cultural, political or environmental issues.
- All digital images should be provided as jpgs only, 72 dpi, image width not to exceed 1024 pixels on the longest side.
- Files should be titled as follows: surname.firstname.01.jpg
– For example: Name: Jacques Borgetto / Images to submit: 2
– Rename as: borgetto.jacques.01.jpg, borgetto.jacques.02.jpg.”
Visit thevipawards.com/2014 for the full prospectus, juror bios, and to submit.
Museum of Modern Art
Panel Discussion: Robert Heinecken: Art and Pornography
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm
“This panel, held in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, explores pornography in art as it pertains to Heinecken’s work and to visual culture in general over the last 40 years. Participants include film director and photographer Larry Clark, Sarah Nicole Prickett, editor of Adult magazine, and artists Marilyn Minter and A. L. Steiner. Moderated by Eva Respini, organizer of the exhibition and curator in MoMA’s Department of Photography.
Tickets ($15; $10 members and Corporate members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.”
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
11 West 53 Street
New York, New York [directions]
Tel: (212) 708-9400
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.”