“The Clarence John Laughlin Award was instituted by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) in 2010 to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.
Both emerging and established photographers residing in the U.S. may apply. The New Orleans Photo Alliance invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to apply. Still images made from all photographic processes, both traditional and digital will be considered. There are no restrictions on subject matter or genres. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal and emotional statements are all welcome. Still photography or photographic techniques should be integral to the works submitted.
- $25 application fee, to be directed through Paypal immediately after your application has been successfully uploaded.
- A portfolio of 10 – 20 images. Images can originate in any format but must be submitted digitally through our online application process.
- Each image submitted should be in jpeg format, 12 inches on the longer side, sized at 72 pixels per inch, saved at the highest setting available (usually 10 or 12). Name your files with your last name then first name and image title using underscores to separate. Example: Doe_Jane_ImageTitle.jpg
- Each image submitted will also require a title, dimensions, materials (specifying print medium, i.e. toned silver gelatin print) and year created. Each image file and its accompanying information will be entered and uploaded one at a time. You will have the opportunity to review and rearrange the sequence of your portfolio after all files have been uploaded.
- A concise description of work, limited to 260 characters maximum, which will be visible to the juror alongside your image portfolio.
- A written statement explaining your images, process and intent, 500 words maximum. A Word document should be copied and pasted into the appropriate area at the beginning of the application form.
- Biography or resume/CV. A Word document file should be copied and pasted into the appropriate area at the beginning of the application form.”
For the full prospectus and to apply visit: http://neworleansphotoalliance.org/grants/CJL_Award/guidelines.php.
“LensCulture’s Emerging Talent Awards 2015 is our 3rd annual call to discover the world’s best emerging photographers. Our international jury will select 50 outstanding emerging photographers — from all cultures, all points of view, with no age limit.
We invite you to enter one of the best opportunities for career-changing exposure to our global audience of over 1.4 million, worldwide recognition, an exhibition in San Francisco, projections at photo festivals worldwide, $20,000 in grants, and much more.
- Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator of Photography, Guggenheim
- Jon Jones, Director of Photography, The Sunday Times Magazine
- María García Yelo, Deputy Director, PhotoEspaña
- Ada Takahashi, Principal, Robert Koch Gallery
- Sacha Lecca, Deputy Photo Editor, Rolling Stone Magazine
- Todd Hido, Photographer
- Mary Virginia Swanson, Advisor to Artists and Arts Organizations
- Jim Casper, Editor-in-Chief, LensCulture”
For the full prospectus and to submit, visit: www.lensculture.com/emerging-talent-awards-2015.
“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]