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01/21/2017

Light Sensitive 2017

Art Intersection
Gilbert, AZ

 

Art Intersection presents Light Sensitive, an annual juried exhibition of images created using traditional and alternative photographic processes. Past work has included analog c-prints, platinum/palladium, cyanotype, gelatin silver, gum bichromate, wet plate collodion tintypes and ambrotypes, chemigrams, and other printing processes. Both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional work maybe submitted.

The Art Intersection curatorial staff will select three artists from Light Sensitive to show additional work during the (re)View exhibition in November 2017.

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01/22/2017

Black and White

Jadite Gallery
NYC, New York

 

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $3,000 in cash awards, be featured in a New York Gallery Exhibition, on the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the Black and White 2016 catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

Juror: Mark Sink

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01/23/2017

The Color of Light

PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, VT

 

“Three themes interest me most in photography: light, color and moments.

“Light produces color. Light can be soft or intense; color can provoke or excite. It can also inform. At their best, light and color can come together at a moment in time to create an atmosphere, an emotional response and/or a sense of place. And for me, that is the power and joy of the color of light.”     — Arthur Meyerson, Juror

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01/25/2017

Aperture Portfolio Prize


 

The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify high-quality work by new voices in contemporary photography. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

 

The first-prize winner will be published in Aperture magazine and will receive a $3,000 cash prize along with an exhibition at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore in New York. Additionally, the winner and up to four runners-up will be featured in an online gallery. All finalists are announced in the foundation’s e-newsletter, which reaches over fifty thousand subscribers across the globe, including curators, critics, and members of the photography community. The winner and runners-up may also have an opportunity to participate in Aperture Foundation’s limited-edition print program.

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01/25/2017

Black & White (& Blue)

Darkroom Gallery
Essex Jct., VT

 

Summary: The idea for this exhibition started as strictly black and white, but it occurred to us that black and white is not the only monochrome photographic process, and that the same power to suggest is characteristic of other historic methods that yield images in blue (cyanotype), sepia (albumin), and silver (platinum), for example.  Thus we decided to open this exhibition to all forms of monochromatic photography.

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01/27/2017

RPF 2017: Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes

Reclaim Photography Festival 2017
West Midlands, England

 

Free to enter

Reclaim Photography West Midlands, England announces its open call for submissions for its second international photography festival: Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes.   The Festival will take place across a range of venues and galleries in Birmingham, Dudley and Wolverhampton, from 6 May to 7 June 2017.

To accompany the street events a traveling gallery exhibition, hosted by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Wolverhampton Art Gallery, will offer the public a unique opportunity to see a selection of photographs by UK and international amateur, professional and world renowned photographers.

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01/31/2017

All About Photo.com: The Mind’s Eye


 

The second edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photo essay, The Mind’s Eye investigates the depth and thoughts behind each image. Cash awards.

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01/31/2017

Istanbul Photo Awards 2017


 

Istanbul Photo Awards is an international news photo contest for professionals by Anadolu Agency.

The contest expanded in 2017 with new categories including Nature& Environment Single / Story and Portrait Single/ Story. Besides “Photo of the Year”, there is a special award named “Young Photographer”, which will be given for the first time to a photojournalist under the age of 28.

 

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02/01/2017

2017 Midwest Photo Emerge

Midwest Center for Photography
Witchita, Kansas

 

This is the fifth year of the EMERGE competition. We are looking to give one $250 EMERGE Fellowship Award and exhibition opportunities to several emerging photographers. This fellowship opportunity is geared toward emerging photographers looking to launch their art careers through the exposure of exhibition. Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and will also be featured online.

Open to all emerging photographers nationwide. All photographic media is welcome; black & white gelatin silver prints, color c-prints, digital prints, etc.

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02/01/2017

54th Annual Juried Competition

Masur Museum of Art
Monroe, LA

 

The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium.

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02/01/2017

Artadia 2017 Los Angeles Awards


 

Artadia is now accepting applications for the 2017 Los Angeles Awards from all visual artists who have lived and worked within Los Angeles County for a minimum of two years. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected through a two-tier jury process that employs a panel of prominent curators and one artist in the winter of 2017. This is the third Los Angeles Award cycle.

The Awards are based on merit: defined as a rigorous engagement with a set of ideas embodied in materials, a depth of practice and a clearly articulated and developed voice. Artadia does not fund projects.

Previous jurors have recommended that artists submit work that has been created within the past three years. Though you may submit more than one slide of the same artwork, we recommend that you provide a representative sample of the breadth of your creative work.

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02/03/2017

L.A. Photo Curator: What Remains with curator Jody Miller


 

Note from Jody Miller: “We are almost always intrigued by what is left behind, either when a disaster strikes or simply when a home (or a city) is abandoned. The theme of ruin and abandonment provides a great deal of emotional impact and the imagery produced from these places of ruin can stay with us for a long time. There is a sense of time standing still and unreality that prods us with so many questions, yet provides very few answers.

‘Remains’ can be physical remains, or they could be the remains of an emotional nature: the breakup of a relationship, a loss of a loved one, the end of a period of our lives. The choice is yours, but it must embody the theme of “what remains”.

Jody Miller was showcased in LensCulture as one of “21 Great Female Photographers”/2016

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02/04/2017

Montana- The Last Best Place

Old Main Gallery
Bozeman, MT

 
 Old Main Gallery is hosting our first juried photography show.
Theme: Montana the last best place.
Juror: Steven B. Jackson
Curator of Art and Photography at the Museum of the Rockies &
adjunct professor with the Film and Photography Department at Montana State University
02/05/2017

Architectural Photography

Southeast Center for Photography
Greenville, South Carolina

 

The photographing of buildings and similar structures that are aesthetically pleasing and accurate representations of their subjects.Throughout the history of photography, buildings have been highly valued photographic subjects, mirroring society’s appreciation for architecture and its cultural significance.

The SE Center is looking for all forms of Architectural imagery, black-and-white and color, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for Architectural Photography is Tillman Crane. Tillman Crane’s distinctive platinum photographs combine 19th century materials with a 21st century aesthetic. His passion for photography continues to evolve as he embraces new technology while furthering his mastery of the platinum/palladium print. The focus of his imagery remains on the unique sense of place in the ordinary, everyday locations where he lives and teaches.

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date.

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02/06/2017

Punctum

PH21 Gallery
Budapest, Hungary

 

Roland Barthes in his Camera Lucida famously introduced the concept punctum in opposition with studiumStudiumrefers to the manifest content of the photograph that is responsible for creating interest in the image, and we may be interested in the subject of photographs for all sorts of reasons. However, it is only images with punctum that capture our attention for the sake of their formal photographic qualities, regardless of their depicted content. It is a detail of the image that sharply captures our attention, attracts us to the photograph and makes it stand out of the thousands of other photographs we encounter. It is a formalist condition, and discovering the presence of punctum in an image depends on the searching eye of the spectator. Thus punctum is regarded as a highly subjective notion by many, while others may argue that there could be objective ways of demonstrating the presence of punctum in some works. It is likely among the most challenging tasks for a photographer to create images with punctum but this is precisely what we are looking for in this exhibition.

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02/13/2017

PHmuseum 2017 Grant

Cortona on the Move
Cortona, Italy

 

The PHmuseum grant aims to enable photographers from around the world to produce a new or continue an ongoing documentary photographic story and to recognize emerging talent. Former editions awarded photographers like Diana Markosian, Clementine Schneidermann, Max Pinckers and Alejandro Chaskielberg.

We are offering a diverse package of prizes which will create great visibility for the photographers and their project.

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02/15/2017

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition (CIFAC)

Agora Gallery
New York, NY

 

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition (CIFAC) is marking its 32nd year of celebrating artists and extraordinary art from around the globe on the renowned NYC art stage. For decades, the competition has successfully opened up new opportunities and enhanced the careers of emerging and mid career artists while promoting the great tradition of art and ensuring its continued vibrancy in our modern world.

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02/19/2017

Fine Art Photography Awards 2017


 

Info: 20 categories divided for professional and amateur level of expertise. Select your best work, submit your photos and have a chance to win over $5,000 in awards.

Prizes:
– $3000 – Professional Fine Art Photographer of the Year
– $2000 – Amateur Fine Art Photographer of the Year

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02/21/2017

Sidney Zuber Photography Award

Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix, Arizona

 

INFOCUS is now calling for entries for the 2017 INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award. The award is granted biennially to an emerging or early career photographer who demonstrates artistic promise. The competition is open to photographers who are residents of the United States, working in all photographic media and styles.

Award

The artist selected for the INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award will receive an unrestricted cash award of $5,000. One or more artworks by the winning photographer will be displayed for up to two months at Phoenix Art Museum. The award winner will also be honored at a reception at the Museum on April 26, 2017, and will be reimbursed up to $1,500 for travel expenses to attend. Selected artist(s) will be featured in INFOCUS event announcements and social media promotion by both Rebecca Senf and the INFOCUS organization, and will have their websites (if available) linked from the INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award web page.

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02/24/2017

Intimate View a photographic call for entry


 

Artists are invited to submit thematic work which reveals a private or intimate perspective on a personal subject, which can range from portraits to landscapes or still-life.

Juror:  David Hilliard

02/24/2017

Intimate View: Juried Group Show

Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions
Boston, MA

 

Juried Group Show at New England School of Photography

Artists are invited to submit thematic work which reveals a private or intimate perspective on a personal subject, which can range from portraits to landscapes or still-life.

The exhibition is open to all photographers working in analog and digital mediums, color and black & white, including alternative processes. Any format, camera, and style is acceptable.

Juror: David Hilliard

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02/27/2017

Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition

Saville and Schwabs Gallery
Cumberland, Maryland

 

Any work that contains as it’s primary element a photograph or photographs in any format or medium, but does not fit into either of the other two categories. The photograph(s) can be time-varying or static and may be embedded in an external construct of the artist’s creation. The overall construct and presentation will have equal weighting with the photographic image in judging the merits of the entry.

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02/27/2017

Shot of Love


 

Elston Gunn is a new all analog quarterly ‘zine focusing on the expressive and emotive elements of photography. We are looking for film photographers to contribute to our first issue, which we aim to publish in print this Spring.

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02/28/2017

“Bliss” International Call for Artists and Writers by ArtAscent


 

Bliss is a state of joy. Joy can be fed by and expressed in happy, funny or healing stories and artworks. Some ideas of bliss delve into the spiritual within us, states of zen, the idea of manifesting and affirmations, or simple moments of being fully present. This issue will be a collection of feel-good content that magnifies the sunny side of life. It will focus on the bliss within us and the people we love, and not religion nor religious deities. Bliss can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. What’s your BLISS?

 

02/28/2017

FOTOFILMIC17 Traveling Exhibition


 

Call welcoming film-based and analogue photography submissions until February 28 for its first WINTER SHORTLIST selection round. 
 
Jurors this year include renowned photographers Larry Fink, Roger Ballen and Raymond Meeks as well as curators Barrie Mowatt (Vancouver Biennale), Valérie Cazin (Galerie Binome), Ashlyn Davis (Houston Center for Photography) and Kosmas Pavlidis (Stereosis Photography School). 
 
The exhibition itinerary for this 5th edition is bound to New York, Paris, Vancouver & Thessaloniki.
03/06/2017

Belfast Photo Festival

Belfast Photo
Belfast,

 

The Belfast Photo Festival is the island of Ireland’s major international photographic biennial and one of the leading photography festivals in the UK, celebrating the finest national and international contemporary photography, launching 1st June 2017.

The Festival is offering artist’s/photographer’s the opportunity to exhibit their work in the main Festival gallery alongside some of the biggest names in the field and as one of the highlights of the Festival, with the additional opportunity of widespread publication. Winners will be eligible for a number of awards, including a cash prize of £1,000.

The theme has been left open to remove any restrictions; submissions must be photographic or lens-based but can include incorporations of other art forms with the photographic medium (i.e. performance, painting, sculpture, music, literature, film etc). Being keen to support all disciplines of photographic practice, entries are encouraged from professionals, students and amateurs both nationally and internationally

The advised entry guide is 2-6 images per single series/body of photographs.

Selection will be conducted by our distinguished jury of professionals, which includes:

Lucy Gallun – Curator: Museum of Modern Art, New York

James Estrin – Co-Editor: The New York Times

Elisa Medde – Managing Editor: foam Magazine

Michael Mack – Publisher: MACK Books

Emily Graham – Cultural Commissions: Magnum Photo’s

Tom Seymour – Digital Editor: British Journal of Photography

Kevin WY Lee – Director: Invisible Photographer Asia

Ciara Hickey – Curator: Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery

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03/10/2017

Strength

Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery
Amherst, MA

 

Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery announces the call for entries for their 2nd Biennial Juried Photography Show. Open to all photographers, the gallery calls for submissions in response to the concept of “Strength”. The show will be juried for awards by a conference of three nationally recognized photography experts: Stephen Petegorsky, Stacy Waldman, and Frank Ward. A $350 cash prize will be awarded for best in show.

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03/12/2017

New York Center for Photographic Arts: LIQUID 2016 – 17


 

The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.). Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards and be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

Juror: Debra Klomp Ching

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03/31/2017

Elevating Nature

OPAL/ Carriage House Gallery
Oak Park, Il

 
Open to artists living in the Midwest (IL, IA, IN, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI)
  

“I believe in God, only I spell it NATURE” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

 

The Chicago suburb of Oak Park is an epicenter for Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, home to the world’s largest concentration of Wright-designed buildings and site of his first home studio. Emerging from this studio was Wright’s iconic “Prairie” architecture, inspired by the vast landscape that characterizes the American Midwest – horizontal elements that echo broad flat plains, open space, earthy materials, and a color palette derived from the natural terrain. Wright’s bold experiments with space, geometry and materials also put him on the artistic cutting edge. His art glass designs of conventionalized plant forms are realized as abstract patterns of color in banded windows that playfully diffuse daylight, and make seamless transitions between interior space and the natural world.
 
The Oak Park Art League pays tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright and celebrates our hometown architect’s 150th birthday with a Midwest juried exhibition centered on Wright’s reverence for nature. Artists are invited to submit 2D and 3D work of any media that references the Midwestern landscape. The jurors are interested in seeing a variety of submissions – representational, conceptual and experimental interpretations of nature themes. Selections will present a diverse exhibition of artwork and art forms (e.g. drawing, painting, mixed media, digital/new media, printmaking, photography, ceramics, fiber, glass, and sculpture) that demonstrate artistic innovation within their preferred medium and embody the progressive spirit of Wright and the essence of the American Midwest.  
 
06/11/2017

Monovisions Photography Awards


 

MonoVisions Photography Awards are an international open call for photographers using black and white medium to express their visual language.

Our aim is to discover the best monochrome photographers from all over the world and deliver the best opportunities to be recognized and rewarded for their work. You can compete in 2 sections: Black and White Photo Of The Year 2017 and Black and White Series Of The Year 2017 with $5,000 in cash prizes.

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06/15/2017

Lenswork: Seeing in SIXES


 

Last year’s Seeing in SIXES was such a success, we’re publishing another book in 2017! This book will feature the work of our readers — like you! perhaps you! — printed with the quality you’ve come to expect from us. This promises to be an important and substantial survey of the LensWork community: subscribers as well as non-subscribers.

Everyone who enters will receive a book (One copy per entrant.)
whether or not your work is selected for publication.

The book will be completed and printed in July 2017,
and mailed in September 2017.

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