“The LensCulture Portrait Awards is the 2nd annual call for international portrait photography. The importance of portraiture is present in cultures across the world, illustrating the power and endurance of human connection. With over 145 countries represented on LensCulture, in over 15 languages, we’re seeking new global perspectives on the modern day portrait.
This is an open call for portrait photography from around the world. 6 Winners, 8 Juror’s Picks and 25 Finalists will be chosen.
- 1 image: $20 USD
- 2-3 images: $45 USD
- Series Competition, up to 10 images: $60 USD”
For the full prospectus (with details on cash awards, exposure and the jurors) and to apply visit: www.lensculture.com/portrait-awards-2015.
“FotoFocus Biennial 2014 is a month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art. Centered around historic Washington Park, the Biennial 2014 features special exhibitions and five days of lectures, panel discussions, screenings and performances in and around Memorial Hall on October 8–12.”
The Memorial Hall Program of events includes film screenings of Vivian Maier: A Quiet Pursuit and Somewhere to Disappear, With Alec Soth, a conversation between Elena Dorfman and Alice Gray Stites, a forum on Street Photography, a performance by John Waters, This Filthy World, and so much more. For the full list of programing visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org/memorial-hall-program.
Tickets are required to attend Memorial Hall events ($15 Student | $25 Regular), you can purchase them here.
1225 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 [map]
FotoFocus is month long celebration and there are many other lectures, panel discussions, and exhibitions participating in FotoFocus throughout the month of October that are free and open to the public. Visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org/participating-venues for the complete list of events.
“Our annual portraits exhibition brings artists from around the globe into the spotlight. A portrait is a visual representation that portrays the likeness of a person, place, animal, or object. All capture types and photographic processes welcome.
Debra Klomp Ching, Owner/Director, Klompching Gallery, NYC
With selection for this exhibition, the artists are invited to join C4FAP on the reception weekend for review with the juror, Debra Klomp Ching, and the Executive Director, Hamidah Glasgow. There will also be a group portfolio share and an artists’ lunch at C4FAP. An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition. In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and framed/mounted image for gallery exhibition. All chosen artists will be included in the exhibition catalog.
- Juror’s Selection: $500.00
- Director’s Selection: $250.00
- Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks
- Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.
The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions. Images selected by jurors for exhibition at the Center in the previous 12 months are NOT eligible. Images previously submitted but not yet selected for exhibition may be resubmitted.”
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.
“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.”
“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
“Mary Ellen Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions, and editorial magazine work. She has published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, andVanity Fair. For over four decades, she has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Today, she is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers.”
BU College of General Studies, Room 129
871 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts [map]
Sage Sohier, About Face: Facial Paralysis: “Many of us find fault with our faces: vanity, aging and insecurities all take their toll on our self-image, and few of us achieve our notions of perfection; but, we have the luxury of taking for granted our ability to show emotion through control of our facial expressions. more»”
Frank Yamrus: “In 2007, and after a short respite from taking pictures, I returned to my camera as a way to process my upcoming 50th birthday. My work always had an autobiographical persuasion but in this series I placed myself in the crosshairs of my own camera. Created over six years between my 47th and 53rd birthdays, I used life’s “big” moments— marriage, fatherhood and the loss of loved ones— as cornerstones to understanding my life’s decision but relied on the smaller moments— working in the yard or enjoying cotton candy— to help present a more congruous life. more»”
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street (at Jones Street)
San Francisco, California [map]
September 11th, Washington, DC: Artist Talk by Donna DeCesare “The Unsettling Impact of War and its Aftermath”
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Artist Talk by Donna DeCesare
The Unsettling Impact of War and its Aftermath
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $8 for members | $10 for non-members | $5 for students | Free for Corcoran students & staff
“How does the mayhem of war effect children? What turns suffering from cruelty toward resistance or resilience? Photographer/educator Donna DeCesare will explore the ways she has grappled with these questions in her own work. A sale of her new book Unsettled/Desasociego: Children in a World of Gangs follows her talk.”
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NW
“Shelby Lee Adams was born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, lived and grew up in the middle part of Johnson’s Fork, in Letcher County, Kentucky. An American environmental portrait photographer and artist, he is best known for his images of Appalachian family life. Adams has photographed Appalachian families since the mid-1970s. His work in Appalachia is from an insider’s point of view. These are people he knows personally, having met many families of the Appalachian mountains as a child traveling around the area with his uncle, who was a doctor.”
1030 N. Olive Road