Call for Entry | PDN presents The Curator

The search for undiscovered fine-art photographers is on through May 3.
Photo by Amy Friend
Six new and emerging fine-art photographers will exhibit their work this summer at Foley Gallery in New York City through PDN‘s The Curator. The annual competition will also award each photographer with $200 to B&H and $250 to Moab Paper, plus a $3,500 award to one grand-prize winner.

One of last year’s winners, Amy Friend, was selected for her series “Dare alla Luce” (Italian for “to bring to the light”), through which she explores the relationship between presence and absence. Friend worked with a collection of vintage photographs retrieved from both personal and impersonal sources, altering each print with small holes through which she shines light, then subsequently re-photographing them. See more of her work, along with the other winning photographers from 2015, here.

Photo by Amy Friend

CATEGORIES

Portraits  |  Still Lifes  |  Abstract/Mixed Media  |  Landscapes  |  Urban Scenes  |  Student Work


JUDGES
Thea Traff
Associate Photo Editor
THE NEW YORKER
MaryAnn Camilleri
Founder, The Magenta Foundation
Director, Flash Forward Festival Boston
More judges to be announced.

PRIZES
ONE GRAND-PRIZE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
» $3,500 cash prize

WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:
$200 gift card from B&H
VIP Expo Pass to PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2016
$250 gift card from MoabPaper.com
PHOTO+ Premium Portfolio Membership

Six winning photographers will gain exposure beyound measure through a group fine-art photography exhibition and opening reception at foley gallery, New York City, sponsored by PDN.

One selected photographer will be considered for The New Yorker‘s Photo Booth blog.


Visit pdncuratorawards.com to enter this year’s competition.

ENTER TODAY!

Call for Entry | The Feminine Bond

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Due: April 15, 2016
Special exhibitions: “The Feminine Bond”
Streit House Space

We invite you to submit a selection of three images that explore the notion of the feminine bond. Women bond through familial relations, age, sexual orientation, race, and marital status. This nexus provides support for one another and consists of traditions, rituals, and connections. Show us how you have captured “The Feminine Bond” in your photographic works.

Juror: Deedra Baker
Deedra Baker is a photographer and book artist currently based in Denton, TX. Her work and research focuses on themes of adolescence, femininity, identity, and sexuality. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011, from Washburn University in Topeka, KS, where she was the recipient of numerous honors, such as the Charles and Margaret Pollak Award and Sibberson Award. She is currently working toward a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts with a Photography Concentration and Intermedia Secondary Concentration at Texas Woman’s University. Selections from her body of work have been featured nationally in exhibitions and publications including, Chowan University National Juried Exhibition, Light Leaked, PhotoSpiva National Photographic Competition and Exhibition, and Voyeur: Repositioning the Gaze.

Send 3 images (jpegs) as attachments to streithousespace@gmail.com with the subject line “The Feminine Bond.”
300dpi, sized at 1500px on the longest side.
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Submissions deadline is April 15th

Selected artists will be notified shortly after the deadline.

Submissions that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be considered.

http://streithousespace.com/Submissions

Call for Entry | 36th Annual Spring Photography Contest

Photo Contest - Enter Today

ENTER YOUR IMAGES TODAY!

Due: April 15, 2016 / Mary 20, 2016

36th ANNUAL SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

1st PLACE :: $2,000 cash award plus…
• Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art lens ($999)*

2nd PLACE ::  $1,500 cash award plus…
• Sigma 24mm 1.4 DG HSM | ART lens ($849)*

3rd PLACE ::  $1,000 cash award

4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) ::  Five $125 awards

200 HONORABLE MENTIONS
All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

* Lens award for US residents only. First and Second Place winners in all other countries will receive additional award of $500 in lieu of lens.


The top 16 winning photos will be published in the November 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum. All contest finalists will be published in the hardcover book Best of Photography 2016(December 2016).

    • Early entry fee is $4.95 per photo uploaded or postmarked on or before April 15, 2016
    • Final entry fee is $5.95 per photo uploaded or postmarked on or before May 20, 2016
    • Rights remain with photographer.
    • Subject matter is open.

Photographer’s Forum Magazine is published by Serbin Communications, Inc.

Serbin Communications, Inc. offers commercial photographers, illustrators and art representatives a wide range of marketing vehicles—digitally, in print and in person. Through programs such as AtEdge, SiteDesignWorks, Photographer’s Forum Magazine and Directory of Illustration, Medical Illustration + Animation, PLAY! Illustration and Verso Limited Editions, we’ve become an essential part of the creative marketing toolkit.

Call for Entry | Black and White 2016


Image Credits | Vicki Reed, Tony Ysursa, Jamey Stillings
THEME | Black and White 2016
All capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit.

JUROR | Rodney Smith
Rodney Smith is a legendary photographer with an impeccable sense of style and an eye to match. His own work is mostly Black and White and only shoots film. Smith’s forty year career includes work for New York Times, GQ and BMW amongst others.
HONORS | AWARDS

Juror’s Selection| $400.00

Director’s Selection | $200.00

Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks

Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and a three image submission for an upcoming call for entry.

Additionally:

Artists’ selected for the exhibition will receive the following:

  • Press releases sent to artists’ choice of media outlets
  • Professional installation images
  • Invitation to complimentary portfolio reviews, lunch and portfolio sharing
  • Promotion on The Center’s large social media platform
  • In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists’ websites

 

For More Information about the Black and White 2016 Call For Entries, click here

Call for Entry | Emerging Photographer

Photo by Luisa Dorr

Due: March 7, 2016
Emerging Photographer | PDN
Each issue, Emerging Photographer features a new group of talent with five or less years of professional experience, selected by editors from Emerging PhotographerPDN and Rangefinder.

We love the diverse work we receive from photographers around the world, all with different styles and stories to tell. One of last year’s selected photographers, Luisa Dorr, immediately grabbed our attention with her documentary series on a young girl, Maysa, who aspires to become Miss Brazil. From the intimacy of the photos, to her use of beautiful light, to the careful 10-image edit of her series, we knew that Dorr deserved a platform for her series. She and nine other photographers each received features in the Winter 2015 issue, which was sent to photo editors, art buyers and creative directors, in addition to galleries and photo festivals. Digital editions are posted on issuu.com (see them atwww.issuu.com/eephotogroup).

We want your work for the next issue. Visit emerging.pdncontests.com to enter. for more information on how to enter.

Photos by Luisa Dorr

prizes

»  A feature in Emerging Photographer magazine

»   Print distribution to a targeted list of 8,000 industry creatives, plus additional distribution at major photography festivals and events

»  Online promotion to PDN‘s network of 200k followers

Selected photographers will have the opportunity to consult with and sell their winning series throughCoEdit Collection

categories
Travel/Landscape
Fine Art
Documentary
Portrait/Fashion

Visit emerging.pdncontests.com for all information on how to enter. Check out the FAQpage for category descriptions, guidelines for entering and more.

Join PHOTO+ membership to receive a 30% offentry fees.

Call for Entry | THE FENCE 2016

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Due: March 7,2016
THE FENCE

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

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work that explores the theme of ‘community’ through the lens of:

Home | Streets | People | Creatures | Nature | Play

THE FENCE offers a unique opportunity for photographers to present powerful photography in the public realm, and share their work with millions of people when/where they least expect it. By re-contextualizing the use of large format outdoor photographic displays normally reserved for advertising, THE FENCE becomes more than a showcase for photography – it becomes a shared public experience.

Call for Entry | TPS 25

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Due: March 21, 2016
TPS 25: The International Competition | Texas Photographic Society
Juror: Rixon Reed

Texas Photographic Society is delighted to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this annual call for entry. To commemorate the long-standing history of the international competition, this year’s juror, Rixon Reed, will select the work of 25 photographers for the exhibition. This call is open-themed, and submissions from artists of all levels are encouraged.

Calendar of Events
02-02-16  Call for entry announced
03-21-16  Entries due
04-15-16  Emails sent to entrants
05-23-16  Matted and framed prints due in Alpine, Texas
06-03-16  Show opens at Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, Texas
08-31-16  Show closes; travels to Martin Museum of Art in Waco, Texas, among other venues

Awards
First Place = $500
Second Place = $300
Third Place = $200
Director’s Award = $200
Up to 5 Honorable Mentions may be awarded

Entry Fees
Entry fee is $30 for 5 images, plus $6 for each additional image. Photographers may enter up to 10 images. Please don’t forget to include your membership fee, if also joining TPS at the time of entry.

Eligibility
TPS 25: The International Competition is open to artists of all levels internationally. You do not need to be a member of the Texas Photographic Society to enter this competition. However, you may join TPS and enter this show at the same time (read more about TPS member benefits). Works exhibited previously in a TPS show are not eligible, and all entries must be submitted digitally. Current members of the TPS Board are permitted to enter but are not eligible for awards.

Instructions for entry are outlined below, following the juror’s bio and statement.

About the Juror
Rixon Reed, Founder and Director of photo-eye and Art Photo Index in Santa Fe, New Mexico

After graduating from the University of Arkansas, Rixon Reed attended NYU film school and later worked for Lee Witkin managing the Witkin Gallery photobook department in New York in the mid-1970s.

Reed started photo-eye in Austin, Texas, in 1979 as a mailorder book business and issued the first photo-eye Booklist—at the time, one of the very few ways you could buy a curated selection of photobooks via mail. The photo-eye Booklist became a widely read catalogue of the best photobooks published. In 1991, Reed moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and opened photo-eye as a combined gallery and retail bookstore space. In 1996, photo-eye opened on the web as one of the first online galleries and specialty bookstores.

Today, photo-eye Gallery is located in Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts District showing acclaimed contemporary photographers along with emerging artists. In a separate location, photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space showcases the best in photobooks while exhibiting book-related projects.

In 2013, Reed created Art Photo Index to help curators, gallerists, publishers and other photo professionals discover new work by emerging talent. Art Photo Index is a resource and search engine of nearly 37,000 works by over 3,700 photographers from 90 countries.

Juror’s Statement
In today’s image-laden world, it’s not hard to find interesting photographs to view. There are an incredible number of websites with constant streams of images, but usually with very little context. Scroll through them long enough and you’ll almost always find something to linger on. But for me, it’s rare that these images give me the desire to delve deeper and learn more about the work scrolling past me.

So, what do I respond to?

As a bookseller who sees hundreds of new titles each year, I get most excited about work that uses the medium in aesthetically interesting ways. I’m drawn to all kinds of imagery from documentary, street photography, portraiture, nudes, to constructed photographs and studio work. In judging whether or not a book is successful, I ask myself, does this present an unusual viewpoint? How creative is the design? Does the form it takes make sense aesthetically with the work it contains?

As a gallerist, I’m drawn to artists who are exploring their world in exciting new ways and producing images with fresh ideas and/or aesthetic beauty. I’m particularly interested in the use of alternative processes in the age of the digital image or unusual uses of digital photography.

But ultimately, when looking at individual images, I want to be struck by their originality. I want to feel the image emotionally and I want it to be smartly done.  I want to find images that make me think, “Here is a creative mind working on something different.”

WE HAVE A NEW ONLINE ENTRY FORM FOR SUBMITTING WORK TO COMPETITIONS

Prepare Your Files
1. Files should be 1200 pixels in the longest dimension and saved in JPEG format on the highest quality setting. Images should also be saved in Adobe RGB color space.

2. Label each file as FirstName_Lastname_ followed by consecutive numbers. For example: Sam_Jones_1.jpg, Sam_Jones_2.jpg, etc. Please don’t forget to include the “jpg” extension.

3. Do NOT use spaces in the file name, and do NOT use special characters such as :;’”/?}{()[ ]+=*&^%$#@! (use only alpha-numeric characters).

4. Please prepare the following information for each image: (1) print title; (2) print process/medium; and (3) price or NFS.

Submit Your Entries and Make Payment via Online Entry Form
Please select the “Enter Now” button above and follow the prompts to make your payment online (or by check) and then upload your files. If you experience difficulties with this online entry form, please notify TPS Executive Director Amy Holmes George atamy@texasphoto.org.

Sales
TPS encourages the sales of exhibited work and will not seek commission from print sales. The opening venue for this exhibition, Museum of the Big Bend, will collect a 30% commission on all works sold in their space. Print your name, address, telephone number(s), and price on the back of each accepted print. If your print is Not-For-Sale, simply note NFS but provide a dollar amount for record-keeping purposes. If you do not indicate a dollar value, the artwork will be listed as NFS.

Liability
TPS will exercise all due care when handling your work, but will not be held responsible for loss, damage, or replacement.

Reproduction
TPS retains the right to display, project, and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only. Individual photographers still retain copyright to his/her own individual images. Also, an exhibition catalog will be created to showcase the selected works.

If Your Work is Accepted
* Prints must be matted AND framed for submission.

1. Send one exhibition print for each photograph that is accepted.

2. Prints must be mounted and overmatted using 16″ x 20″ white mat board with at least 2″ of matte visible on all sides of the print. Maximum print size is 12″ x 16″.  Smaller prints, 3″ x 5″ for example, are acceptable if they are mounted and overmatted to the 16″ x 20″ size. To ensure consistency in presentation, please frame your work using simple black metal frames with plexiglass ONLY. Also, please use hanging wire on the backside of your print. TPS reserves the right to exclude works from the exhibition that are not matted and framed according to specifications.

3. Include return postage for prints to be shipped back to you when the exhibition concludes. Prints WITHOUT postage will NOT be returned. Prints will be returned in the container in which they were received.

4. No packing “peanuts,” and please be considerate of our limited storage space when choosing your packaging.

5. Prints must arrive at Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, TX, no later than May 23, 2016.

If you have questions after reading all the guidelines, please contact us atshows@texasphoto.org.

Call for Entry | Open Call – Streit House Space

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Due: March 1, 2016
Open Call | Streit House Space

Streit House Space is an online gallery that aims to merge the presentation of the physical and virtual photographic image. Photographers submit their work via email which is then printed, displayed on a wall, documented and finally posted online. Images are printed only once which makes them a singular and unique object.

Streit House Space is run by Jordanna Kalman who has taken a lot of photographs, run a few galleries, and spends a lot of time taping things to the wall.

Submissions to the gallery:

If you would like to participate in the project please send us an email with a link to your website.
streithousespace@gmail.com

Please put “submission” in the subject line of your email.
If you are selected you will receive an email with instructions for preparing your work for the gallery.

Deadlines for each quarter are March 1st, May 1st, July 1st and September 1st.