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08/18/2018

Art Through the Lens 2018

Yeiser Art Center
Paducah, Kentucky

 

Open to all without restrictions on content. It provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation and cash rewards for works of exceptional merit.  Selected works will be featured in a full color catalog produced by the Yeiser Art Center and for sale during the exhibition. $2000 in Cash Awards will be given to works of high merit. Selected artists for exhibit will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the exhibition catalog at a discounted rate. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception.

Juror: Lynn Whitney

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08/20/2018

“interiors”

A Smith Gallery
Johnson City,, TX

 

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “interiors” to A Smith Gallery by August 20, 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 October 5 to November 18, 2018.  A reception will be held on October 27, 2018 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 “interiors” will be Elizabeth Avedon, independent curator, photography book designer and writer.

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08/23/2018

Trees

Darkroom Gallery
Essex Jct., VT

 

For this exhibition we’re extending the challenge to you to photograph a tree, or thousands of trees, in your own unique vision. Do you see the joy of green and vigorous trees providing summer shade, a lonely oak or maple bare of leaves and enduring a harsh northern winter, or the tragedy (or profit) in the harvest of trees for wood products or paper?  Here in Vermont we enjoy an annual autumn spectacular, the changing of the landscape from green to vivid shades of yellow, red, and orange. How do the trees in your part of the world change through the seasons and through their life spans?

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08/24/2018

2018 National Juried Photography Exhibition

Wicford Art Association
North Kingstown, Rhode Island

 

The Wickford Art Association’s 2018 National Juried Photography Exhibition is your opportunity to exhibit the best of your photographic work at one of Southern New England’s finest art galleries. Open to non-members and members alike, there is no theme to constrain you. Unleash your creativity and vision, and watch them say “Wow!”. Any photographic genre, substrate, process or perspective is eligible.

Juror: Paula Tognarelli

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08/25/2018

L.A. Photo Curator Our Dramatic Landscape


 

Theme: ‘Our Dramatic Landscape’

Michael Kirchoff says, “Our environment and the land we live on, explore, and find inspiration in are at the forefront of this call for photographs.
Light and shadow play upon the scenes that take our breath away and make us scramble to capture a photograph before the fleeting moment is over. Other times we plan, wait, and hope in anticipation for the moment to present itself. One may find the drama in the most extreme places of this world, in the recesses of your own mind, or perhaps even in your own back yard. Mother Nature manifests herself in myriad ways on this planet, and it my hope to see these scenes presented with passion, wit, and wisdom that includes your own vision of what has captured your attention. This call speaks to the wide-eyed explorer in all of us.

All styles and processes are welcome. Color, black & white, film or digital…the final image is all that matters.”

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” ~ John Muir

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08/26/2018

Modern Tribalism

Woody Gaddis Photo Arts Gallery, The University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma

 

The Woody Gaddis Gallery, on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma, seeks entries for the juried photographic exhibition entitled Modern Tribalism. Modern tribes organize around common ideologies. Take religion, political parties, and sports teams for example. The term suggests an irrational loyalty to one group. While seeking to connect with people who think alike, it may disconnect people from humanity as a whole. We invite artists to submit work which embraces, fights against, or questions modern tribalism through photography.

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08/26/2018

The Shape of Things

Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center
Minneapolis, MN

 

The rhythm of surfaces, lines, and values is for me the essence of photography; composition should be a constant of preoccupation… an organic coordination of visual elements. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

The term composition means ‘putting together’ or the act of combining parts or elements to form a whole – often adhering to compositional principles that make a work of photographic art more appealing or intriguing to viewers. These principles include the development of rhythm, movement, contrast, balance, unity, proximity and continuity to create expressive and compelling compositions – while emphasizing different visual, social, or political concepts.

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of works of art that explore composition as a fundamental aspect of the photographic aesthetic – be it pure visual formalism or in support of thematic objectives. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

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08/27/2018

2018 National Alternative Processes Competition

Soho Photo Gallery
New York, NY

 

Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Alternative Processes Competition. The gallery is New York City’s longest running co-operative photography gallery.

Juror: Dan Burkholder

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08/27/2018

First Juried Members Exhibition

RI Center for Photographic Arts
Providence, RI

 

We are excited to announce that we are accepting entries for our First Annual Juried Members Exhibition and are honored to have Annu Palakunnathu Matthew as the juror for this exhibition.  Annu is Professor of Art (Photography) at the University of Rhode Island.

What story does your photograph/ time-based media tell? In the changing world of 2018 where facts are flexible and change tweet by tweet, we welcome work that addresses memory – whether familial or historical, or images that speak to core issues – Show us what gets you up in the morning. Send us images that change the viewer’s perspective.

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08/27/2018

Punctum

PH21 Gallery
Budapest, Hungary

 

Roland Barthes in his Camera Lucida famously introduced the concept punctum in opposition with studium. Studium refers 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.

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Punctum. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who are interested in this topic and would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The topic is broadly construed, as the presence of punctum is independent of generic or stylistic constraints.

Juror: Zsolt Bátori

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08/31/2018

4×5 Photo Fest Print Swap

East Crossing
San Antonio, TX

 

Join us Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1-3pm for our Print Swap Happy Hour sponsored by Digital Pro Lab. The community print swap is free to participate in and submitted images will be printed on Digital Pro Lab’s Pro Lustre Paper in a square format at 5 x 5 in. Each participating photographer will have their photo exhibited as a part of our print swap grid wall at 4×5 Photo Fest. Participants will receive (5) copies of their own photo to trade or swap with fellow photographers. 

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08/31/2018

AAP MAGAZINE #3 – TRAVELS


 

Our third printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme “Travels”. It’s summertime, show us your vacation snapshots, reflect on past adventures or some sense of travel that’s deeper than the usual kind. You know, not just travel – inner travel.

We are looking for your travel photographs, near and far, to the edge of the earth and to the places perhaps known only to you. Whether you’re hauling around a view camera and a tripod or just pulling a mobile phone out of your back pocket, we want to see what you’ve captured and how you’re telling your story.

There’s a world out there to explore. Open your eyes to its landscapes, people, cultures – on your doorstep or 10,000 km away. Expand our horizons and send us your best portfolios!

JUROR | SANDRINE HERMAND-GRISEL 

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08/31/2018

N.Y. Photo Curator The Unexpected


 

N.Y. Photo Curator Call for Entry- ‘The Unexpected’ curated by Ellen Jantzen.

Ellen Jantzen says, “I look for themes that are exploring the realm of memory (how it impacts the present and future), states of reality (what is real and unreal) and loss.
As these are fundamentally non-visual, I will be looking for work that approaches the subjects in unexpected visual ways.

Ellen Jantzen says, “I look for themes that are exploring the realm of memory (how it impacts the present and future), states of reality (what is real and unreal) and loss.
As these are fundamentally non-visual, I will be looking for work that approaches the subjects in unexpected visual ways.

When I work, I usually start with a basic concept in mind and take many photos that intend to support that idea. I always take more photographs than I may need in order to allow for surprises and unexpected occurrences. Once back at my computer I begin my work by sorting through my images and selecting the ones that seem supportive of my original idea. In many instances my original idea is revised or replaced by another that comes to light through exposure to surprises.”

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08/31/2018

Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards


 

Our program is an award program that rewards excellence in a creative field (note that this is different from a grant program, in which the application is focused on a proposal for new work).

This year, the Sustainable Arts Foundation will make awards of $5,000 each to twenty artists and writers. Additionally, we will name ten award finalists.

Our selection process is focused almost entirely on the strength of the submitted portfolio.

We seek to reward excellence. The portfolio is the primary factor we consider in evaluating each application. It should only include work created since becoming a parent and within the last 3 years. We’re also interested in hearing what your plans are, and how this award might assist you in attaining your goals.

To be eligible, the applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18.

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08/31/2018

The Independent Photographer OPEN CALL


 

The Independent Photographer Competition Awards welcomes submissions from all photographers. Our aim is to bring exposure to talented and unique photographers from all over the world. Whether in aesthetic, narrative, technical or formal terms, we at The Independent Photographer want to highlight photographer’s creative research and share their best work.

The Open Call Photography Award welcomes all types all genres of photography: With no explicit lead your work may fall into any category and we invite photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience to share their best images with us.

The Competition will be judged by Christian Pankratz, Chief Editor of the prestigious Ostkreuz Photo-Agency and we are looking for a wide variety of works to discover and celebrate together the best of today’s photography.

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08/31/2018

“Autumn”


 

Autumn, or fall, marks the transition from summer to winter and is experienced at different times of the year depending on geographical location and cultural norms. Wherever deciduous trees are found, autumn brings a colour change in leaves from green to orange, red and gold. Autumn is often associated with thankful harvests and the start of the new school year and sports seasons. It fosters wistful acknowledgement that winter is coming, suggests coming decay, and that moment when someone or something is past its prime. Share your interpretation of AUTUMN with words or images.

The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers. This is our art! ArtAscent provides opportunity for the voice of writers and vision of artists to shared in a professional and accessible platform. We are a bright community of creatives and art lovers.

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09/01/2018

Developed Work

Midwest Center for Photography
Witchita, Kansas

 

This is the 10th Annual National Photography Fellowship Competition – “Developed Work”. The “Developed Work” exhibition will feature current and relevant work of national photographers that help define the pulse of contemporary photography in the United States. “Developed Work” has become established as the premier exhibition at MWCP for featuring some of the most important creative photographic work of the year. MWCP is seeking photographers who have worked with a concept and developed it into a solid framework, resulting in a thematically developed body of photographic work.

The competition is open to all photographers nationwide, both emerging and established professionals, and open to all subject matter and genre. Artists must submit a brief artist statement, outlining the intentions of the work.

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09/01/2018

In-Sight Photography Project Holding Still

Vermont Center for Photography
Brattleboro, VT

 

The In-Sight Photography Project opens the world to young people through programs that inspire them to realize their visions, voice their perspectives, develop respect for others, and contribute to the arts and social dialogue. In-Sight programs are open to all youth, regardless of their ability to pay. And thanks to donors like you, our scholarship fund has consistently met 100% of the need.

We thank you for your past participation and hope that you will join us again this year. You are particularly important to our fundraising effort because you share our mission and your participation motivates others to do the same.

Your submission will be included in the online auction, accompanied by your bio, or artist statement, and a link to your website. Your work will be viewed online by curators, collectors and photo enthusiasts during the month of October. The annual exhibition at Vermont Center for Photography will run concurrently. Because gallery space is limited we will select prints for the exhibition that are not larger than 32″ x 40″ and, whenever possible, ready to hang.

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09/01/2018

Photo Book Exhibition – Click! Photography Festival

Horse & Buggy Press
Durham, NC

 

The Click! Photography Festival is pleased to announce our first Click! Photo Book Exhibition. Winners will be exhibited at Horse & Buggy Press during the Click! Photography Festival on October 6th at 1p.m. Entries will be eligible for one of three purchase awards given by the Joseph C. Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Books should be self-published or hand made and primarily photographic in nature, though other mediums are allowed. Submissions should be books of your own work or a collaboration.

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09/01/2018

Summer National Student Competition

Texas Photographic Society
Johnson City, TX

 

In partnership with the Association of Texas Photography Instructors, Texas Photographic Society is thrilled to launch a new photography competition, titled Summer, for 2018 high school graduates as well as current middle school and high school students across the country. All skill levels are encouraged, and all photographic-based work is welcome including digital, darkroom, and alternative processes. The entry fee is ONLY $1 per image. Students do not need to be a member of TPS to enter. However, students may join TPS at a special discounted rate of only $10 at the time of contest entry. The overall theme for this competition is Summer which includes 3 categories—People & Portraits, Travel & Place, and Family & Vacation.

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09/02/2018

2018 Firecracker Photographic Grant


 

The Firecracker Photographic Grant is an annual award providing funding for a female photographer to aid with the completion of a documentary photographic project. Through a combination of self-initiated fundraising and with the generous support of Genesis Imaging, the Grant fund is a minimum financial contribution of £2,000 plus credit of professional printing, mounting and framing services from Genesis Imaging.

Applications are open to female photographers internationally, and those who are female-identifying. Submissions are judged by an independent panel of industry specialists from a cross section of disciplines and sectors, including picture editors, commissioners, art buyers and gallerists. Submissions are subject to a £10 application fee, with all funding contributing to the Grant total.

Our 2018 Jury are:
Brandei Estes, Head of Photography, Sotheby’s
Olivia Arthur, Photographer and Co-Founder of Fishbar
Lucy Pike, Director of Photography, WeTransfer
Tim Clark, Curator & Editor in Chief, 1000 Words
Vivienne Gamble, Director of Seen Fifteen, Co-Founder of Peckham 24

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09/02/2018

Portfolio Showcase 5: Over the Photograph

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY

 

In each of six shows, the gallery features the portfolios of two photographers selected through a call for work.  The theme of each call is directly related to the scheduled exhibition. Portfolios of up to 12 images are shown in two ways:  prints (up to 22″ on longest side) are displayed on a stand; above, an HD monitor presents a continuous slide show of the two portfolios.

All processes, capture techniques and approaches to image construction are welcomed: camera: film, digital, phone, scanner, b/w, color, collage/montage, alternative processes, Calls for Work are open to all photographers internationally over the age of 18. The Davis Orton Gallery promotes both gallery exhibitors and portfolio showcase exhibitors through its website, press releases, banner and other forms of marketing.

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09/02/2018

THE CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT

SE Center For Photography
Greenville, SC

 

The Contemporary Portrait. Portraits can represent individuals in many different ways. They can be literal representations of a person or they can represent a person symbolically. By the turn of the 20th century, photographs had become the most accessible and popular mode of portraiture.

Our juror for the The Contemporary Portrait is Steve Diamant. Steve is the Founder and President of Arcadia Contemporary and sits on the board of the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA). Arcadia was founded in 2001 with a mission to exhibit highly skilled, representational artists. Originally located in the center of Manhattan’s creative, Soho District, the gallery attained international renown for featuring works that revealed their creators’ ability to paint and draw well in concert with unique, signature styles.

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. In addition, the SE Center announces the SE Center Purchase Award. One image, from those selected for inclusion in the exhibition, may be purchased from the artist for inclusion in the SE Center’s collection.

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09/03/2018

Flowers, Plants & Gardens 2018


 

Art-Competition.net is proud to announce the Art Call “Flowers, Plants Gardens 2018.” There will be 7 Winners and 10 Honorable Mentions. This competition is open to all artists and photographers worldwide. The participant must be 18 years of age or older working in any still art medium, including: painting, drawing, collage, photography, digital art, and fiber art. 

 The curators are looking for art work that honors and reflects the beauty and calm dignity of nature as it is expressed in flowers and plants.  Artists and photographers throughout history have created some of their most beautiful, memorable works of art through their appreciations of inspiring flowers, plants, and gardens that symbolize continual rebirth, fresh beginnings, fragile persistence, and alluring symmetry against many odds. We encourage all artists who feel a commonality with this theme to submit to us for final consideration your creative visions. 

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09/03/2018

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Gallery by the Lake
Lake Charles, LA 70601

 

This photography contest has been developed for the purposes of promoting bird/nature photography of the Gulf Coast Birds which frequent the Louisiana and Texas coastal areas. These areas are ripe with hundreds of species of wild birds which we enjoy on a daily basis.

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09/03/2018

National Portrait Gallery Fifth Triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

National Portrait Gallery
Washington DC,

 

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery announces an open call from May 28 through Sept. 3, 2018 for submissions to its fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Established in 2006, the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition invites artists (18 and over) living and working in the United States to submit one portrait for consideration. Selected artworks are featured in a museum exhibition and some artists are awarded prizes. This year, the competition will focus on broadening the definition of portraiture while highlighting the genre’s relevance in contemporary art and culture.

The competition welcomes all media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, textiles, video, performance and digital or time-based media.

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09/04/2018

One Gun Gone: Thoughts and Prayers are Not Enough

Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts
Providence, RI

 

One Gun Gone: Thoughts and Prayers are Not Enough is a juried international photography call for entries that address the impact of gun violence to support positive change in the community. Produced in partnership with “One Gun Gone”   onegungone.com  a multi-disciplinary gun violence prevention public art project that engages students in underserved neighborhoods. Profits from this call will go to fund One Gun Gone’s gun buy-back program.

Entered photographs should address or relate to gun violence. We welcome the submission of work from existing series or any images that reflect how gun violence affects you in your community or the world at large. If you have a sense that “thoughts and prayers” are just not enough, put your creative and photographic skills to work while supporting this community service project. If you are interested in actions not words – this is the show for you.

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09/05/2018

“Hidden Nature” Outdoor Photo Exhibit

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Philadelphia, PA

 

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is proud to invite you to enter our juried photography show, “Hidden Nature: Finding Beauty in the Streets of Philadelphia,” in our outdoor gallery along the 300 block of Pine Street. Selected work will be enlarged to 24” x 24” in size, printed on a durable material, and mounted to a brick wall, viewable to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. For this open-air photography exhibit, we are seeking artwork that shows the surprising fragility, resilience, and marvel of nature here among us in the City of Philadelphia. Photographs should inspire passersby to imagine how we might live differently, or tread more lightly, upon our beautiful blue-green planet.

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09/05/2018

John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship

Griffin Museum of Photography
Winchester , MA

 

The John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship seeks to recognize, encourage and reward photographers with the potential to create a body of work and sustain solo exhibitions. Awarded annually, the Scholarship provides recipients with a monetary award of $3,000, exhibition of their work at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and a volume from John’s personal library of photography books. The Scholarship seeks to provide a watershed moment in the professional lives of emerging photographers, providing them with the support and encouragement necessary to develop, articulate and grow their own vision for photography.

2018 Jurors:  

Crista Dix, Frazier King, Laura Moya, Aline Smithson

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09/05/2018

LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2018


 

The 5th annual Emerging Talent Awards 2018 is our search for the world’s best emerging photographers! Since year one, these awards have put hundreds of emerging photographers in a spotlight on the world stage. If you think you are ready for international recognition, these are the awards that can help get you there.
Our international jury will select the work of 50 outstanding talents from all cultures, all points of view, all genres, with no age limit. All winners will be showcased in a gallery exhibition in New York City this fall. Other benefits include projections at international photography festivals, inclusion in our third major book, The Best of LensCulture, Volume 3, and—for everyone who enters—free feedback about your project from a photography professional in the form of a personal written review! We’re seeking entries from members of the global photography community who have yet to receive exposure at an international level—our aim is to discover fresh and inspiring visions from the next great image-makers. Show the world your best work today!
Jurors  
Simon Bainbridge:  Editorial Director  British Journal of Photography
Anna Goldwater Alexander:  Director of Photography Wired
Roy Kahmann: Founder and Owner Kahmann Gallery, GUP Magazine
Alexa Becker:  Acquisitions Editor Kehrer Verlag Publishing
Caroline Wall:  Director Robert Mann Gallery
 Steven Evans:  Executive Director FotoFest International
MaryAnn Camilleri:  Founder and Director The  Magenta Foundation and Flash Forward Festival
Jim Casper:  Editor-In-Chief LensCulture
09/09/2018

Bird in Flight


 

Online magazine Bird in Flight launches a photography contest Bird in Flight Prize. It is an international award for innovative approach in creating a photo story.

The competition is organized in partnership with the Photo Kyiv fair and with the support of the Netherlands Embassy in Ukraine.

Photographers from all over the globe are welcome to participate. There are no restrictions when it comes to themes and subject matter.

Bird in Flight Prize panel of judges:

  1. Maarten Schilt, the Netherlands, a founder and director of Schilt Publishing.
  2. Hester Keijser, the Netherlands, independent curator, author.
  3. Arnis Balčus, Latvia, photographer, teacher, chief editor, director of Riga Photomonth Festival.
  4. Sasha Kurmaz, Ukraine, photographer, artist.
  5. Roman Pyatkovka, Ukraine, photographer, artist.
  6. Donald Weber, Canada, photographer, professor.
  7. Roger Ballen, the South African Republic, photographer, artist.

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09/10/2018

Gallery 25N “Open 2018″


 

Twenty artists will be selected for this new online group exhibit “Open 2018.”  The exhibit and its participating artists will be extensively marketed worldwide to over 26,500 people, including art buyers, gallery owners, curators, and collectors. One artist will be selected to receive the “Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant” of $500.00.  This artist’s creation will become the exhibition image and will be used on the invitation, video title screen, and all online marketing pertaining to the exhibit.  In addition, the grant recipient will have a dedicated marketing campaign about their art and accomplishments sent to over 26,000 recipients worldwide.  The artist will also be featured in the Art Market Newsletter. 

“Open 2018” Our competition’s concept is “no specified theme is required for entry.” All artists seeking inclusion are free from category, subject, and medium stipulation. Your art work can range from photo realism to abstraction; it is invited as your spirit of choice and is much appreciated as representation of a personal voice.  There is a welcome “mystery” behind this “tabula rasa” of opportunity which is likely to bring forth stimulating varieties of life’s subjective legacies.  We are extremely optimistic in our quest here to witness talent in all its various philosophies and triumphs of worldwide adventures as seen through the eyes of our valuable, resolute artists.  
 

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09/14/2018

Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

Paris Photo
Paris,

 

Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.

The First PhotoBook Prize A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The PhotoBook of the Year Prize This prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year. Ten books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year. Five books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

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09/15/2018

4×5 Photo Fest 2018

East Crossing
San Antonio, TX

 

4×5 Photo Fest consists of a full day of inspiring photography keynotes & workshops geared towards professional photographers, enthusiasts, and the creative class. Whether you’re a freelancer, seasoned professional, intern, emerging photographer or business owner looking to connect with photographers – 4×5 Photo Fest is an experience you don’t wanna miss out on. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Magnum Photographer, Eli Reed. Reed will speak at the Fest on Saturday, September 15 at 6:00pm. Join us for the film Screening of Tía Chuck: A Portrait of Chuck Ramirez on Saturday, September 15 at 3:00pm with a Q&A to follow with Directors Angela and Mark Walley. Our Women in Photography Panel will include Isabel Castro, Ilana Panich-Linsman, Julia Robinson, and will be moderated by Lisa Krantz. The panel will explore how women are working to change the conversation of how stories are told. Stick around for an artist talk with Mark Sobhani, NBA team photographer for the San Antonio Spurs, and workshops with media law attorney Alicia Wagner Calzada and paper demo with Amanda Dominguez of Digital Pro Lab.

Admission to 4×5 Photo Fest is free and open to the public.

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09/15/2018

SURFACES

Loosen Art Project
Milan, Italy

 

FREE ENTRY

The theme of the present call refers to the space that delimits, separates and at the same time brings into contact what is inside and outside of any physical material object.

The surface understood as a place of contact through which we grasp meanings and informations that can involve us with the different senses, a space that, in our being and live fluidly, becomes fundamental in the relationship with everything that belongs to the real world, that are living beings or not.

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09/15/2018

Woven Tale Press Photography Competition


 

Woven Tale Press Photography Competition: Open to film, digital, Polaroid, photo collage, any photographic form. Can include mixed media, as long as the origin of the work is photographic. Cash prizes, first place award, one-week stay in expanded 1909 charming cape in the legendary Hamptons, NY, destination to artists from around the world; home to the Pollack-Krasner House, Parrish Art Museum, contemporary art galleries;  accommodations for two; one block to  NYC train, Atlantic ocean beach and town; full amenities; flexible bookings.

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09/23/2018

2018 International Juried Exhibition

Center for Photographic Art
Carmel, CA

 
The Center for Photographic Art is excited to announce the 2018 International Juried Exhibition with $6,000 in awards!Forty-five juror-selected photographs will be exhibited from November 10 through December 22 in our historic gallery in Carmel, California, and vie for eight cash awards totaling $6,000.  These photographs will also be featured in an online gallery on the CPA website along with an additional forty-five juror selected images. An exhibition catalog of the entire gallery and online exhibition will be available for purchase. An entry discount is available for new and current CPA members.
 
This year’s juror is Eve Schillo, Assistant Curator in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Ms. Schillo has curated numerous exhibitions and brings a deep understanding and broad appreciation of diverse photographic styles, genres and mediums to or 2018 International Juried Exhibition.
 
09/23/2018

ND Awards 2018


 

The highly acclaimed ND AWARDS is a melting pot of some of the world’s most outstanding and talented souls in the field of photography where recognition, prestige and publicity are instantaneously gained by the winning entry. This is an open invitation. Join us and take part in the competition!
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09/23/2018

SUMMER


 

NEW YORK CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART

JUROR: Ann M. Jastrab

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.). Winners will receive a total of $2,300 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and Award winners catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

In lieu of our usual summer greeting NYC4PA invites you to celebrate summer with an special call for entry this year.   The theme, simply and naturally, is “SUMMER”.  Any images that represent summer to you are welcome.   For those in the northern hemisphere summer is from June through September and in the southern hemisphere November through March.  Whichever months your summer spans it is the season of long days, warm temperatures, swimming, beaches, lakes, pools, and street hydrants splashing.  It is also the season of charitable summer camps for inner city youth and temporarily halted school romances.  As you can see the scope is broad from sun tanning and baseball to kids making the best of it in city streets and bathing suits drying on the line. How do you capture summer? 

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09/26/2018

TRANSFORMATIONS

The Pennsylvania Center for Photography
Doylestown, PA

 

The very successful TRANSFORMATIONS Exhibition is returning for its third year to the Pennsylvania Center for Photography in Doylestown, Pa..

This unique, juried exhibition pays tribute to the vision and skills of photographers who freely express their creativity by whatever means they choose. If you have been rejected from other shows or your work questioned because you use textures, composites, filters, or any of the other wonderful tools available to create your own vision, then you have found your home! Welcome to TRANSFORMATIONS!

The show will feature the PCP’s hallmark format of concurrently running both a traditional print exhibition as well as the very popular large screen digital exhibition for photographers who are too far away to deliver physical prints or who otherwise do not wish to print their images. This year we are also adding a separate digital exhibition for Phoneography – images taken and modified on a cell phone or tablet.

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09/30/2018

LORE: Exploring Fear

Specto Art Space
Harrisonburg Area, Virginia

 
Lore/ noun:  A body of traditions and knowledge on a subject or held by a particular group, typically passed from person to person by word of mouth.
Fear is human nature. Everyone faces their own, and they can be vastly different. How do we visually analyze these things that bring us that spine tingling feeling of dread? We want to see your exploration of the visual lore of fear! Show us what you’re scared of, how you interpret your fears and transmit them to them into the world. Do you create tales of caution, or stories of woeful loss? Show us your dissection of the macabre, the strange, the scary.
Juror:  Jeremiah Morris – Director, Founder of Specto Art Space
10/01/2018

Propeller magazine: Propaganda


 

Propeller magazine Open Call #3 Propaganda

The spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause or a person; ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing cause.

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10/07/2018

10th Edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award The Amazon


 

10th Edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award dedicated to the Amazon and issues related to its deforestation

Established in 2009 by Fondation Carmignac and directed by Emeric Glayse, the Carmignac Photojournalism Award funds annually the production of an investigative photo reportage on human rights violations, geostrategic and environmental issues in the world. Selected by an international jury, the laureates receive an endowment of 50,000 euros, enabling them to carry out an in-depth reportage on the ground, with the logistical support of Fondation Carmignac. The latter presents a traveling exhibition and the publication of a monograph, upon their return.

The 10th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award aims to support an investigative photography project that will highlight the upheavals to the Amazon rainforest and encourage reflection of the consequences of massive deforestation.

 

 

10/07/2018

FAUNA

SE Center For Photography
Greenville, SC

 

Fauna- all the animal life of a particular region. We live with animals daily – wildlife, farmed, caged or free, many are our best friends, some we fear, yet others we admire. Whether it walks, flies, crawls, slithers, swims, the SE Center wants your best animal images.

Analog and digital manipulation in all its forms welcome. Monochrome or color, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Juror for Faunas is Anne Berry.

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10/07/2018

Portfolio Showcase 6: Moved to Act

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY

 

Demonstrations, Marches, Political Actions

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10/08/2018

The Creative Portrait

Los Angeles Center for Photography
Los Angeles, CA

 

We are pleased to announce LACP’s Fourth Annual “The Creative Portrait” Exhibition! The exhibit will run from December 15, 2018 – February 1, 2019 with opening night reception scheduled for Saturday, December 15, 2018. The theme is “Creative Portraits.” The jurors, David Fahey and his son Nicholas Fahey of the Fahey/Klein Gallery, will select between 40-50 images for the exhibition based on creativity, originality, and quality. In addition, another 40-50 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.

“The Creative Portrait” can be commercial, fine art or alternative (collodion, etc.). Unique or “edgy” portraits are recommended. Portraits can consist of animals or pets, but not works of art. Photoshop is permitted. Typical actor headshots do not apply as “Creative Portraits.”

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10/15/2018

SHADOWS Call for Exhibition


 

Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. January 2019

FREE ENTRY Photographers are invited to submit 1 to 3 artworks addressing the theme

As many philosophers testify, Plato in the first place, the shadow since ancient times has always been the object of symbolic interpretations and associations, becoming a reason for reflection on the human condition and its existence.

The present call invites photographers to propose shots in which the shadow is called to play a role that is not only metaphorical on the philosophical or conceptual level, but also as a compositional element of an image that, in contrast with the light, confers more pathos to a scene and / or a subject.

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10/19/2018

Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award


 

The Rebecca Vassie Trust announces the third annual Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award for emerging photographers.

The trust supports early-to-mid-career photographers based in, or from the UK. Through our bursary awards, funding new work documenting lesser-known peoples and communities: human stories we seldom see.

The award was created in memory of Rebecca Vassie, a British photographer and photojournalist who died suddenly, aged 30, while on assignment in Uganda in March 2015.

Judges for the award include Matthew Tucker (BBC News), Melanie Hough, curator at Getty Images, and photography critic Jennifer Thatcher (Art Monthly, ARTnews).

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10/26/2018

COMPAS Photo Competition Finding your Way


 

For this year’s competition theme, Finding your Way, we are looking for photos and illustrations exploring the experiences and strategies of migrants finding their way in unfamiliar territory. Images can be anything from a symbolic illustration of the changing attitudes towards migration, to a personal depiction of moving to a new place. Winning entries will be of high quality, good composition and contain strong imagery.

The winning entries will be used in COMPAS academic material and on our website. Winning entries will also appear in the COMPAS Calendar.

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11/04/2018

Chromatic Photography Awards 2018


 

Chromatic Awards is an international competition of color photography open to both professionals and amateurs. Participation in the Chromatic Awards offers not only prestige, but also the opportunity to win extra money for the development of passion.
As such, every professional and amateur photographer from every corner of the world is invited and urged to participate in the very first edition of this international prestigious photographic competition dedicated to color photography where 20 categories will be adjudicated by an international jury composed of magazine editors, gallery curators, professional agents and other industry professionals.
By taking part in the competition, Chromatic Awards accords you a chance that is otherwise fleeting or nonexistent in other platforms. Being noticed can help further your career path and give additional experience and opportunities previously denied from you.
2017 Grand Prize is $2.000 for Professional Winner and $1.000 For Amateur Winner.
This year’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners along with the Honorable Mentions handpicked by book editors from both the Professional and Amateur levels will likewise be published in our Chromatic Awards Annual Book.
11/09/2018

PCNW 22ND Juried Exhibtion

Photographic Center North West
Seattle, Washington

 

Open to all photographers. Open theme.

Jurors: Conor Risch, PDN Senior Editor, Lara Behnert, Starbucks Senior Manager, Creative

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11/11/2018

9th Annual PHOTOBOOK 2018

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY

 

1 call, 2 exhibits: Davis Orton Gallery & Griffin Museum of Photography, Jurors: Paula Tognarelli, Karen Davis

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11/14/2018

The Annual International Competition

The Print Center
Philadelphia, PA

 

The Annual International Competition is one of the most prestigious and oldest competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national, and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in intriguing ways, both in content and process. Winners will be selected by Keliy Anderson-Staley and Katherine Ware. Anderson-Staley is a Houston-based artist whose work was introduced to us through our 84th Annual International Competition in 2010. Ware is the Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art.

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11/15/2018

BODIES IN MOVEMENT


 

Loosen Art

Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. February 2019

The pictures that will take part in this exhibition will represent a continuum of that dialogue between the visual arts and the arts of movement, dance and performing arts, made manifest since their first developments and in which the art history has found an essential bond. From the plastic arts of Canova, to the pictorial ones of Matisse, Degas and Impressionists, to the performative experiences of the neo-avant-gardes documented through photographs and videos during the 60s / 70s, as no less are the testimonies expressed by the dance world starting from Martha Grahm and Merce Cunningham.
Even the gestural component in general finds in this call an important channel of expression, where the body language is subjected to new analyzes that investigate the behavior and lifestyles of man in the modern age.

 

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11/18/2018

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.

 

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11/30/2018

16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest


 

Multiple categories.

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12/07/2018

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.

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12/31/2018

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.

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