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Monochrome Awards 2018


Monochrome Awards 2018

This is an annual award for all photographers using black and white photography.
The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Monochrome Photographer of the Year and Monochrome Discovery of the Year and $3000 in cash prizes.

We’re accepting single images from the following categories: Architecture, Abstract, Conceptual, Beauty/ Fashion, Fine Art, Landscapes, Nude, Nature, People, Photomanipulation, Photojournalism, Portrait, Wildlife.




Self-Portrait: A Two-Way Mirror

PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, VT


A self-portrait is a mirror that reflects both how we see (by the creative choices we make) and how the world sees us (or how we want the world to see us). Unlike a casual “selfie,” which requires nothing more than the physical presence of the subject, a good self-portrait holds nuanced clues about who the subject really is.

For Self-Portrait: A Two-Way Mirror, we seek self-portraits that tell us something about you. All capture and processing methods are welcome.

We are very pleased that Aline Smithson will jury and curate this exhibition. She will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and 35 for our Online Gallery Annex. The recipients of the Juror’s Award and the Director’s Award will each be entitled to a personal portfolio review by Ms. Smithson.







The theme of this year’s edition is MANIPULATION. 

We are waiting for themed photographic projects and multimedia forms with the use of
photography and /or video. In Warsaw galleries presented will be twelve individual exhibitions selected through an open competition addressed to visual artists.



Solo photography exhibition opportunity at PH21 Gallery

PH21 Gallery


PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a solo exhibition in PH21 Gallery’s new exhibition space, the PH21 Gallery Project Room at Ráday Street 52. Please submit a coherent portfolio suitable for a solo exhibition, an artist statement and a short bio. The portfolio should consist of at least 15 and at most 35 images. The submission may include one or two series, provided that the two series are suitable for a joint presentation in a single exhibition. There are no generic, stylistic or thematic constraints; photographers working in all photographic areas and styles are welcome to submit their work.



Arte Laguna Prize 18.19


International call for entry.




A Smith Gallery
Johnson City, TX


Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “black/white” to A Smith Gallery by November 27, 2018. Entries of 11 or more images are entitled to a review of submitted entry images by the gallery directors.  The entry fee is $38 for the first 5 images and $7 for each additional image.  Fifty to fifty five images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from January 11 to February 17, 2019.  A reception will be held on January 26, 2019 from 4 to 8pm.  A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase.  Awards are $325 for Juror’s Award, $250 for Director’s Award, three Juror Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue, discretionary Director Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue and $100 for Visitors’ Award.

Juror for “black/white” will be Jennifer Schlesinger, artist and owner/director Obscura Gallery in Santa Fe.




L.A. Photo Curator Theme: Solace


L.A. Photo Curator Theme: Solace  Curator: Jody Miller

sol·ace säləs  noun:  comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.
“she sought solace in her religion” synonyms:  comfort, consolation, cheer, support, relief “they found solace in each other”, verb:  give solace to, synonyms:  comfort, console, cheer, support, soothe, calm “she was solaced with tea and sympathy”

Miller says, “What about your imagery inspires solace? Gives you solace? In these troubled times, art can help to heal our “spiritual virus”. I want to see the images that bring peace and comfort, cheer, support and relief to you.”



16th Annual Photo Contest


Multiple categories.



3rd Annual LA Artcore Photographic C&E

LA Artcore
Los Angeles, CA


LA Artcore (LAAC) is pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Online Photographic
Competition and Exhibition!

The February 2019 exhibit will kick off the celebration of LA Artcore’s 40 years of supporting contemporary art and developing the careers of visual artists of diverse cultural backgrounds. This competition seeks outstanding photography completed in the last two years.

Jurors:  Sarah Lee, Sarah Hadley, Aline Smithson



Analog Forever Magazine “Constructs: Building Images with Instant Film”


We are excited to announce that our 3rd online group exhibition, Constructs: Building Images with Instant Film, is sponsored by Polaroid Originals! With their support, we are giving away a Polaroid Onestep+ Camera with film to the winner of this online exhibition!

Juror: Michael Kirchoff

Michael Kirchoff writes: Instant film has a special place in the hearts and minds of artists worldwide. It is a tactile object that is often seen as a building block in the creation of photographic art. Polaroid film in particular has an exceptional ability to be broken down and built back up again – it can be cut, sewn, punctured, burned, and manipulated in myriad ways. This call quite literally looks to create outside the box with your imagery. Final works can be individual images, diptychs, triptychs, or constructions of any amount of images. They can be sequences or stories told, secrets kept, or constructs of abstract art. Your own imagination is the only limit to the content accepted for this call.




France + Singapore Photographic Arts Awards (FSPAA)


Alliance Française de Singapour is searching for the next big photographic artist.

This is an international open call for the 9th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award (FSPAA), an award that aims to feature French and Singaporean professional artists. Providing a platform to showcase their creative talents to an international audience, this award raises awareness of the experimental and emerging styles of photographic art. It is also organized to promote the exchange of artistic knowledge, experiences, and ideas between the artists from France and Singapore.



N.Y Photo Curator Theme: ‘The Journey’


N.Y Photo Curator Theme: ‘The Journey’

Curated by Susan Spiritus, Owner Susan Spiritus Gallery

Spiritus says, “Life is a journey. We’re all on it. Everyone’s journey is different; complex and exciting, some more so or less than others, but nevertheless it will chart your path.  I loved reading the definitions of the word journey and the myriad of synonymous meanings. Please submit your photographs that speak to your (the) journey.”



Open Theme Pastiche Magazine


Get your work published in an online exhibition and in the printed magazine. All accepted images will be included in the printed publication and select submissions will be featured both online and physically.

Your image could get featured on our Instagram account and will have a chance to be the cover photo!



The Hand Magazine Issue 23


The Hand Magazine’s next call for entry deadline is Nov. 30th for Issue 23, coming in January 2019. The Hand is an international journal for photography, printmaking, and collage, specializing in works that celebrate and promote the presence of the artist’s hand. The hand of the artist is present in the actual object, as in printmaking, alternative/antiquarian processes, and darkroom work; or in the subject matter, as in directorial, tableaux, arranged still life, and manipulated imagery. Mixed media, performance, and installation-based work is accepted as long as it incorporates some printed or photo-based process. We are particularly interested in well crafted, experimental, unique, idiosyncratic, and strange art works. All artists worldwide are eligible. Subscribers submit for no additional fee. All other submissions require a small fee because every submission includes a copy of the magazine – akin to a single-issue subscription.



The Independent Photographer’s 2018 Black & White Competition


The Independent Photographer’s 2018 Black & White Competition is now open for entries and we are delighted to announce that it will be judged by renowned dutch artist Bastiaan Woudt.

This month we want to celebrate all the beauty and wealth of black & white photography: We’re open to all approaches and we want to see as many creative works as possible!

Regardless of genres, the black & white legacy left by the great masters of photography still inspires and encourages both amateur and professional photographers to work in black & white.

Be it in street, fashion, portrait, landscape, documentary or any other form of photography that celebrates the beauty and wealth of Black & White Photography: We want to be moved and inspired.



Color Explorations

South x Southeast Photo Gallery
Molena, Georgia


Any subject matter, color(s) being the main point of interest, whether the color is found or created/enhanced in post.

Juror:  Ellie Pritts- internationally recognized photographer and emerging director. Her imaginative work has captured the attention of publications such as WIRED and TIME, who named her one of the top photographers to follow in the U.S.  Elie was brought on to launch Art Direct Apple’s official Instagram account, @apple. Prior to that, she founded the world’s first collaborative photography app, Hippo. She now additionally works as a marketing consultant for creatives and gives marketing workshops nationalwide.



Rotterdam Photo 2019: City Limits


For the fourth edition of Rotterdam Photo, the organization invites independent practitioners, art students, print publications and other photography organizations to showcase their work to a broad audience. Rotterdam Photo rises in the form of a container village at Deliplein, Rotterdam during the Art Rotterdam Week from 7-10th of February 2019. Photographers can submit their work until the 1st of December 2018. The selected photographers can showcase their work in one of our shipping containers in conjunction with curated exhibitions and an elaborate fringe program. Together, Rotterdam Photo presents a contemporary view on photography in the context of CITY LIMITS, the theme of this edition.



Streit House Space Winter Quarter


Streit House Space is an online PHOTOGRAPHY gallery.  Please look at the work on the site to get a sense of what we’re about.

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



Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2019 Open Call


Grand Prix gives photographers an opportunity to present their works during Fotofestiwal. We award artists of exceptional personality and projects that present daring ideas. The submission is open and does not impose any restrictions related to topics, age or place. The jury consists of experts from the greatest photography media and institutions.

Fotofestiwal was established in 2001 as one of the first photography events in Poland. It was a spontaneous initiative of students and lecturers of the Sociology Department.




Kris Graves Projects LOST II


Kris Graves Projects invites you to be part of our LOST II series of books. In 2018, +KGP collaborated with ten artists to produce a series of publications named LOST. Each artist was tasked with producing a visual study of a city or place that they call home or have been working in throughout their career. Nineteen artists have been confirmed as collaborators for our upcoming LOST II series, and +KGP is now seeking one final artist to participate in the book collection. The artist selection process will be juried by Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.

+KGP Kris Graves Projects collaborates with artists to create limited edition publications and archival prints, focusing on contemporary photography and works on paper. We focus all of our publications on current world issues including, but not limited to race, policy, social awareness, feminism, culture, and wealth. Our goal is to make books and prints affordable to every level of collector.





SE Center For Photography
Greenville, SC


Monochrome Photography, images produced with a single hue, rather than recording the colors of the object that was photographed. The SE Center is looking for all forms of Monochrome imagery, black-and-white and toned photography- all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for Monochrome is Michael Foley. He opened his NYC Foley Gallery in the fall of 2004 after fourteen years of working with notable photography galleries including Fraenkel, Howard Greenberg and Yancey Richardson.





A Smith Gallery
Johnson City, TX


Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “diptych” to A Smith Gallery by December 3, 2018.  The entry fee is $38 for the first 5 images and $7 for each additional image.  Thirty to thirty five images will be selected for exhibition and shown in the main gallery from January 18 to March 10, 2019.  Receptions will be held on January 26 and February 23, 2019 both from 4 to 8pm.  A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase.  Awards are $325 for Juror’s Award, $250 for Director’s Award, discretionary Director Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue and $100 for Visitors’ Award.

 Juror for “diptych” will be gallery director of A Smith Gallery, Kevin Tully.



Unveil’d Photobook Award 2018


Established in 2015, the international free-to-enter award is open to anyone who has published a photobook since October 2017.

The panel will nominate fifteen books, shortlist five and select one winner.  Unveil’d will work together with the winning photographer / author to translate the book into an exhibition within our 2020 programme.

Panel: Tom Coleman, Robert Darch, Jessica Lennan (Unveil’d), Max Ferguson (Port Magazine, Splash & Grab Magazine), Hannah Watson (Trolley Books & TJ Boulting Gallery) and Lola Paprocka (Winner 2016, and Publisher, Palm* Studios).



LoosenArt Communication – PERCEPTIONS


Take part in the Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. March 2019

As it is present/real in every work of man, the perceptual expression of reality represents not only a subjective and at the same time analytical vision of its own world, but also a witness to the tools by which man relates to reality.

Through this call, photographers are invited to present works that highlight the aspects of the perceptual, physical and emotional sphere, which determine our experience and our understanding of the world, both interior and exterior.

LoosenArt is an on line gallery and platform dedicated to contemporary visual arts.



Break a Leg: Performance-based & Constructed Imagery

University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas


PHOTO-EMPHASIS is pleased to announce Break a Leg: Performance-based and Constructed Imagery, our fourth juried exhibition.

We’re looking for fresh, current, and diverse work by emerging and established artists.  From self-portraiture and staged portraiture of others, to the construction of spaces, places, and environments; from the fabrication of still-lives and photographs-as-object, to the performance of truth or fiction for the camera; show us your best work intentionally shaped, altered, or directed by your hand and vision.

Break a Leg: Performance-based and Constructed Imagery, juried by Rebecca Drolen, will consist of an online exhibition hosted here on the PHOTO-EMPHASIS website, as well as a physical exhibition at sUgAR Gallery at the University of Arkansas.


12/10/2018 “PORTRAITS 2018″ is proud to announce the international art call for an exhibition and Fine Art Grant “PORTRAITS 2018″.

The curators are looking for a portrait showing the inner essence of the subject or a flattering representation, not just a literal likeness. As Aristotle stated, “The aim of Art is to present not the outward appearance of things, but their inner significance; for this, not the external manner and detail, constitutes true reality.” Artists may strive for photographic realism or an impressionistic similarity in depicting their subject, but this differs from a caricature which attempts to reveal character through exaggeration of physical features. The artist generally attempts a represent an expression in great portraiture of character and moral quality, not anything temporary, fleeting, or accidental.



Fifth Annual Street Shooting Around the World

Los Angeles Center for Photography
Los Angeles, CA


We are pleased to announce our Fifth Annual Street Shooting Around the World Exhibition! The exhibit will run from February 8 – March 8, 2019, with opening night reception scheduled for Friday, February 8, 7-10 pm, 2019. The theme is street shooting around the world. The juror, Nick Turpin, will select between 40-50 images based on creativity, originality, and quality. In addition, another 50-60 images will be chosen for a virtual gallery display via LACP’s website. There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted.
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY is a genre of photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places and does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. ‘Street’ simply refers to a place where human activity can be seen, a place to observe and capture social interaction. The subject can even be absent of any people and can be that of object or environment where an object projects a human character or an environment is decidedly human. Framing and timing are key aspects of the craft, with the aim of creating images at a decisive or poignant moment. Alternatively, the street photographer may seek a more prosaic depiction of the scene, as a form of social documentary.


Frame it! Venice Moving Lab


Frame it! Venice welcomes you to the first year of celebrating audio-visual art forms from all over the world.

Moving Lab is a fully independent platform, working in partnership with the European Cultural Center (ECC) and Palazzo Miciel.

Our aim is to showcase and highlight local and international photos, film posters and films up to 3 minutes in length. We invite artists that demonstrate that creativity has no limitations and that the language of art can be translated in different ways.

We encourage photographers to apply whose work can fit in any of the following categories: black and white, minimal, face(s), abstract, weird, mistake, metamorphoses. Single photographs accepted only. There is no production time limit for this category.





Frostburg State University
Frostburg, MD



The juror is Paul Runyon, Associate Professor and Photography Program Director at Drexel University.




Odesa Photo Days 2019 StandPoint


It took a while for Odesa Photo Days festival team to come up with the theme for 2019. We’ve decided initially that we want to focus on process of creating illusions and artificial realities, fakes and manipulations on the internet and election campaigns, in media and everyday life. We do not intend to criticize things and events related to the times of new media technologies and relationship development, but plan to emphasize the versatility of reality and its perception. It all depends on a context and standpoint, from which one or another artificially created phenomenon is regarded. As always, Odesa Photo Days is looking for standpoints from all over the world.

“Standoint” exposition is a combination of authors’ visions of versatility of the world and multiple ways for comprehending reality. We accept photo series of any stylistics: documentary, reportage, fiction, fantasies. We prioritize author’s story and originality, expression integrity.




WAV Moving Lab European Cultural Center Venice


WAV – Venice Audio-Visual Show welcomes you to the first year of celebrating music and audio-visual art forms from all over the world.

WAV – Venice Audio-Visual Show welcomes you to the first year of celebrating music and audio-visual art forms from all over the world.

We accept photography that is connected to music such as dance or an event or a concert. Single photos accepted only. There is no production time restriction for this category.



The Masur Museum of Art 56th Annual Juried Competition

Masur Museum of Art
Monroe, LA


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

Juror:  Catherine Futter, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art



“Figures” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent


“Figures” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent

Figures of human form. Figures of life, imagination, history, mythology and allegory. In costume, in none. In lightness, in darkness. In dignity, in shame. Of everyday, of me, of you. Share your FIGURES with words or images.



Open Call: In the In-Between Seeks Portfolios for Publications


In the In-Between welcomes project submissions for portfolio features, interviews, and photobook reviews. All submissions remain on file for 1 year and are reviewed 4 times annually. All photographic genres are considered for publication, and we value work that demonstrates new, innovative, and critical approaches to photographic authorship.



6th Open Call Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts

Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts
Providence, RI


The 6th Open Call for Entries: – A Juried International Photography Exhibition
A juried open call for contemporary voices in photography

Juror:  Aline Smithson






Photographers from all over the world are invited to submit photographic works that tell and document situations and conditions inherent to the current natural world by touching the theme on environmental protection and pollution. Particular consideration will be given to those photos that will be able to valorize the natural environmental heritage.



Light Sensitive

Art Intersection
Gilbert, AZ


Art Intersection presents Light Sensitive, an annual juried exhibition of images created using traditional darkroom and historical and alternative photographic processes and methods.

As our juror this year we are honored to have Christopher James.




Jadite Gallery
NYC, New York



This call is about images in which one of these colors stands out as a critical element of your photographic composition.  You will determine which of the three colors RED, YELLOW or BLUE represents each image you submit.  They can be black and white photographs with a single point of color, red, yellow or blue monochromes, or any image where red, yellow or blue stands out as a focal part of the photograph. Is the blue sky the most important part of your image, a red umbrella or maybe a big yellow flower? Have you modified a print to be all shades of red?  This is a theme to have fun with.

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, color etc.).

Juror:  Steven Perloff



ALL ABOUT PHOTO 2019 The Mind’s Eye Open Theme


Our fourth 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.

“To take photographs means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second – both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis”.
Henri Cartier-Bresson



Magnum Photos Submissions 2019


Magnum Photos is leading the way with its selection process and have opened their 2019 submissions. The call for the new generation of international talent to join the Magnum family, recognized as one of the finest accolades in the industry will be open until 31 January 2019.  The submissions process encourages the growth and development of future icons and provides a platform for up and coming photographers to showcase their work, together with their voice and unique perspective.

Renowned for some of the worlds influential names within photography, Magnum hopes to attract future photography icons to join the prestigious collective, which in total takes four years to become a Magnum photographer.



LoosenArt Mag and Gallery STRANGER THAN FICTION


LoosenArt: Call for Exhibition│Accepted media: Photography, Visual Designers

The will of man in recreating worlds through which to plunge and surprise him self has always been witnessed through the means dedicated to art. Especially today, with photography and new digital media, not only the artists but any individual, has available means that allow us to recreate fictional reality more and more illusory and more easily.

The present call, on the contrary, proposes to collect works that are able to surprise us through aspects belonging to the real world. Often the reality we perceive of the world, of an environment, situation, person, etc., reveals an unusual dissimilarity from the normal, overcoming our fantasies and becoming motive not only for perplexity, even of singular interest, curiosity and surprise.



Fine Art Photography Awards – 5th edition


Art is born out of passion. Fine Art photography is a perfect instrument, which allows a person to communicate with the world and share their vision. It results from the author’s deep sensitivity, a need to express feelings through image, a unique view of the surrounding reality. It can be spontaneous, but it can also be a conscious and deliberate manifesto. FAPA is searching for photos born out of passion – your passion.

The competition is open to everyone, amateurs and professionals alike. Entries are welcome from any country in the world. Your work will be judged by an international panel of high profile photographers.

The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Professional Fine Art Photographer of the Year, Amateur Fine Art Photographer of the Year and $5000 in cash prizes.



Reclaim Photography Festival 2019 OPEN CALL BEAUTY IN IMPERFECTION


Reclaim Photography Festival returns to the UK from April to June 2019. The programme will include responses to our open call: Beauty in imperfection: reclaiming our aesthetic sensibility.

In this year’s open call, the festival sets out to explore the aesthetic value of Wabi Sabi, as described by Koren, by proposing that there is beauty to be found in imperfection, impermanency and incompleteness, thus creating an aesthetic consciousness.

Participants are encouraged to respond to this theme through the use of analogue and cameraless photography (including historical and alternative processes) or digital photography (including photo painting, photo-montage and digital printing skills). We hope to attract images in the form of:

* portraiture – self, individual or group;



Photo Grant and Residency in Sweden


Gamleby Photo Grant is a €2500 cash prize that will be awarded four times a year to international photographers. In addition to financial support the granted artist will receive free accommodation in Gamleby during a four week period, technical assistance by the local school and the opportunity to share their work with the local community trough exhibitions and artists talks.

Gamleby Photo Grant is a scholarship that aims to support photographic art from all parts of the world. The Gamleby Association for Photography with its seat in Gamleby has initiated the establishment of this scholarship. Through the scholar holders and their work, the diversity of photography, produced and visualized in Sweden, will increase.



“Art Olympia 2019”


Art Olympia is an open art competition held as a biennial event with the goal of discovering talented artists from around the world and supporting their art activities. Approximately 160 artworks (80 from Japan and 80 worldwide) will be selected and undergo a final review in Tokyo by a panel of esteemed judges invited from around the world.