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


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

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

» $3,500 cash prize

$200 gift card from B&H
VIP Expo Pass to PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2016
$250 gift card from
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 to enter this year’s competition.



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 (see them

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

Photos by Luisa Dorr


»  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

Fine Art

Visit 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 Curator, PDN

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Due: March 26, 2015
The Curator Exhibition | PDN

$3,500 Cash Prize

$200 gift card from B&H
VIP Expo Pass to PDN PhotoPlus Expo Oct 22–24, 2015
$250 gift card to
Premium Portfolio Membership

Six winners will be selected to exhibit their fine-art photography in a group show with an opening reception this summer in New York City. The Curator exhibition has previously been hosted by Industria Superstudio, Industrial Color and Milk Studios.

The winners will also be published in a gallery in the July issue of PDN and an extended online gallery.

March 26, 2015

Still Lifes
Abstract/Mixed Media
Urban Scenes
Student Work

To be announced.

$45 for single and series (2 to 6 images)*
* Please note that a series must be visually related and is limited to six images.

30% Discount with a Membership

For more information and details, click here.

Apply | March Opportunities

March Opportunities

Call for Entry:

  • Emerging Photographer | Due: March 5, 2015
  • Still Life: The Inanimate Subject | Due: March 15, 2015
    MPLS Photo Center
    Juror: Russel Joslin
  • Travellers | Due: March 19, 2015
    Blank Wall Gallery
  • The Curator Exhibition | Due: March 26, 2015


  • DMA McDermott Internships | Due: March 13, 2015
    Dallas Museum of Art