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06/20/2019

Dek Unu Magazine – July Issue


 

Dek Unu Magazine is calling for international submissions of fine photography for its July 2019, edition.  Accomplished, adventurous work in all photo genres and techniques is welcome; international submissions are invited.  Each issue features only one artist, an extended portfolio themed and curated by the artist, and an in-depth interview. The issue and interview are in English; written facility is required.  Non-profit, non-advertising, Dek Unu never charges a fee to submit.

 

06/20/2019

Photographic Exploration Project: INTERIOR

Planet Flow Creative Community
Berlin,

 

FREE ENTRY
“What does the interior of a space reveal about its inhabitants? Houses, offices, corridors, waiting rooms… inside spaces are never really neutral. They are built and used by humans with a certain intention or ideology. They are places where people meet, events take place, stories are created. Interior photography, even in the absence of any character, reveals more than what is represented, inviting to wonder what happened or will happen inside, but also outside of the frame. The depicted spaces become like still lives that serve as a tableau of their occupant’s inner life.”

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06/22/2019

Curated Fridge: The Summer 2019 Call

The Curated Fridge
Somerville, MA

 

Free to enter.  Submissions must be posted marked by June 22, 2019

Hello everyone! The idea behind this project is to celebrate fine art photography and connect photographers from around the world. There is a guest curator for every show and all the big decisions are made over coffee and cake or wine and tapas, depending on the mood! All you have to do is send your artwork or promos and you might end up on the fridge.

Curator:  Alyssa Coppelman is an independent photo editor and picture researcher, who works regularly as Art Researcher for Harper’s Magazine and for the Oxford American magazine. As an archival researcher, she looks for photographs and footage for use on PBS NewsHour interview series. She has juried photography contests and exhibitions for Center for Fine Art Photography, Critical Mass, Flash Forward, and others; and has been a portfolio reviewer at Photolucida, Filter Photo Festival, Fotofest Houston, PhotoNOLA, and more. She is a regular contributor to Adobe Create and has written for Feature Shoot, Slate’s Behold blog, Hatje Cantz’s fotoblog, and WIRED Photo.
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06/22/2019

Meed3: When Photography Ruled the Streets

Gallery 19
Chicago, IL

 

Gallery19 announces a call for entries for our Third annual juried competition, Meed3: When Photography Ruled the Streets. Photographers at all experience levels are invited to submit work.  Artists selected as finalists will have their work exhibited (and available for purchase*) at Gallery19 for the month of July 2019. ** As competition judge, Ahmed Ozsever, artist and educator, will review all entries, select finalists, and announce the winner at an opening reception at Gallery19, on July 12th, 2019.

THEME: When Photography Ruled the Streets

Gallery19 and juror Ahmed Ozever delve into the ever-changing world of street photography. There is no clear definition of street photography, but for this competition we will define street photography as the preservation of special moments of our time, in which artists make accessible to future generations.  These images are a documentation of who we are and where we have been.  Street photography fully immerses the viewer into a different time and experience.  Our hope is that artists of all levels will submit work that will tell stories like street photographers Vivian Maier and William Eggleston.

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06/22/2019

The 14th Annual 2019 California Open

TAG GALLERY
Los Angeles, CA

 

The 14th Annual 2019 California Open is a national juried exhibition celebrating contemporary and modern art. Artists 18 years and older may submit Computer Art, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, and Video works. Accepted work will be exhibited at TAG Gallery from August 7–23, 2019. All work will be for sale.

The California Open is hosted by TAG Gallery, an artist-owned gallery collective located near LACMA and the Craft Contemporary. TAG features emerging and mid-career artists from Southern California with 5,400 sq. ft. of gallery space in Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile.

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06/23/2019

Dusk to Dawn

New York Center for Photographic Arts
New York, NY

 

Pick up a camera for the first time and odds are the images taken will be in full daylight.  Learn about sun glare, flat light, shadow…..  But then your world expands as you explore opportunities from the rest of the 24-hour day from DUSK to DAWN. That time, from that bewitching hour when it isn’t quite dark, through the night, to the early blue semi brightness that envelops your world in morning, provides huge opportunity for spectacular images.

Capture the softness of light at dusk and at dawn. Take long exposures of the moon and stars in the sky.  Create night photos of lit office buildings, headlights in motion, streets, houses etc. and find a wonderful subject where a black night sky provides a dramatic background. First and last peeks of sunlight can provide some amazing opportunities as well.

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 $3,000 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.  Cash prize winning and Juror Selection images will be featured in a New York Gallery Exhibition at Jadite Galleries September 24 – October 5,  2019.

Juror: Laura Ann Noble, Director- L A Noble Gallery in London

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06/24/2019

5th Annual Group Show, Theme: Open

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY

 

5th Annual Group Show, Theme: Open

Photo-based works and videos, Juror: Paula Tognarelli,
Executive Director & Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography

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.

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06/24/2019

Being Human

PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, VT

 

This is an exploration of what we all recognize as human emotions, human gestures, human endeavors.

What does being human look like to you — emotionally, physically, spiritually?

All capture methods and processes are welcome.

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06/24/2019

Significant Color

PH21 Gallery
Budapest, Hungary

 
There are two kinds of photographs with respect to the significance of their use of colours. On the one hand, ever since colour film technology became widely available, colour has become the default in most photographic practices. That is, some photographs are in colour not because their colours bear some special significance (compared, for instance, to their possible black and white counterparts) but simply because the available film or digital technology has long turned colour to be the common method of capturing photographic images. We may think of these photographs as colour by default. On the other hand, colours are often central to the meaning of photographs for their emphatic, symbolic, psychological, social, compositional, etc. significance. These photographs would not work in black and white the same way or they would not work at all; that they are in colour is not merely a technological given, rather, it is an integral, formative and significant aspect of their photographic meaning. We may think of these photographs as colour by significance.

 

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Significant Colour. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who are interested in the significance of any colour in photography and would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed, as the significance of colours is independent of generic or stylistic constraints. Indeed, we are interested in all possible creative photographic interpretations of the theme.

 

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06/25/2019

N E W P O E T I C S

Aviary Gallery
Jamaica Plain, MASs

 

New Poetics is an upcoming photo exhibition curated by June T Sanders & Alec Logan Smith, in conjunction with From Here On Out. We are seeking submissions from all artists working within the photographic realm, both established and emerging.  We invite artists to interpret the idea of poetics within contemporary photography and its relation to process, space, ambiguity, and representation. Show us work that reflects the changing complexity of the photographic image, it’s potential for emotional weight and how we can- may – or will move through the natural and cultural landscapes surrounding us.

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06/27/2019

THE POOL GRANT


 

THE POOL GRANT IS AN INDEPENDENT INITIATIVE CREATED BY THE POOL COLLECTIVE THAT PROVIDES $15,000 AND A YEAR OF MENTORSHIP TO AN EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER TO CONCEPTUALISE AND PRODUCE A SOLO EXHIBITION

FOUNDED IN 2009, THE POOL COLLECTIVE’S ARTISTS CREATED THE POOL GRANT TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF EMERGING TALENT IN THE INDUSTRY AND HAVE SPENT THE PAST TEN YEARS ACTING AS MENTORS TO EACH YEAR’S RECIPIENT. THE POOL GRANT IS A CORNERSTONE OF POOL’S PHILOSOPHY; POOL’S ARTISTS BELIEVE IT IS ESSENTIAL TO SUPPORT THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY BY SHARING THEIR EXPERIENCE AND RESOURCES IN AN IMPACTFUL AND TANGIBLE WAY.

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06/28/2019

Rust Belt Biennial

Sordoni Art Gallery
Wilkes-Barre, PA

 

The first RUST BELT BIENNIAL, is a celebration of photography with work realized throughout the Rust Belt Region in all its manifestations.

This land, its people, the pride and the struggles, the patina of the past and above all, the histories and memories ingrained in the soil across the region. It is time to make new memories and new histories, while revisiting and reevaluating old ones; It is time to start a new dialogue about the state of photography and it’s social, cultural and political effects in our society; it is time to give back to the photographic community but also the region; it is time for you to join us!

For our an inaugural Biennial we are grateful to have Andrew L. Moore as competition juror.

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06/30/2019

“White” International Call – Art & Literature Journal


 

| Theme: 

White cats, white milk, white snow. Reflecting most wavelengths of visible light, white provides contrast to other colours that make up our visual space. Around the world, white carries many meanings, including cleanliness, innocence, emptiness, mourning and sterility. White colours many idioms: raise a white flag, tell a little white lie, as white as a ghost. Reveal your visions of WHITE.

 

| Eligible Submissions:

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.

 

| Highlights: 

Publication in a brilliant art magazine and online 2-year exhibition. Four top applicants will receive a feature section with a profile written about them. Up to 40 applicants will be selected for the full exhibition, all to be showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.

 

| About ArtAscent: 

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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06/30/2019

Analog Forever Magazine Photobook and Zine Reviews


 

Open internationally to both amateurs and professionals who have designed, produced, and published a photo book or zine, this call for entries is Analog Forever Magazine’s attempt to find, feature, and review the best analog photography photo books and zines produced, regardless of publication date.

We are searching for publications produced by both book making gurus with several titles under their belt, and the photographers who have just published their first artist monograph or zine. The work contained in each publication can range from traditional landscapes and photo essays to cultural pieces of your local city or punk rock music scene. With this in mind, we encourage you to submit your project or publication for review and be featured on Analog Forever Magazine’s website.

There is no entry fee.

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06/30/2019

Analogue Forever: Camera Obscura July 2019


 

We are excited to announce that our July online group exhibition, “Camera Obscura”, is sponsored by RealitySoSubtle! With their support, we will be giving away a RealitySoSubtle 6x6f Pinhole Camera to the winner of this online exhibition! To enter, all you need to do is read and respond to the following prompt with your analog photography:

For this exhibition, we are looking to explore the amazing results photographers achieve with pinhole cameras and long exposures. The simple technology behind this creative tool makes it one of the most democratic tools in photography. Everyone can participate and create fantastic results because there is no need for expensive gear when all you need is a box, tape, and some light sensitive material. The cameras themselves come in all types of formats, sizes, color, and in the endless variety of models on the market, they all share common ground that makes the realm of pinhole photography a common playing ground for everyone.

Furthermore, in times as complex and confusing as today, it is important to take a step back, close your eyes, breath out, and enjoy the brief state of silence to clear the mind that is offered via this unique artistic medium. The pinhole camera thus becomes a means of meditation that allows us to close our eyes to form an image in our head that our eyes cannot see, and breathe out while our long exposure captures the world around us. From this state of clarity, we create the empty space required to gain new perspectives, sights, and insights. It is the definition of meditation.

We invite you to submit two analog created images using a pinhole camera or a long exposure that captures the world going by us as we sit in silence and await our exposures to be completed. The photographs submitted can range from breathtaking landscapes and solargraphy to abstract portraits and urban environments. The only limiting factor to this group exhibition is the camera type used. It must be pinhole related.

The best of these images will be showcased in an online show curated by fine art photographer Nils Karlson.  Karlson’s work has been exhibited internationally, both in numerous solo and group exhibitions all over Europe and the US. His photography has been published online and in print with outlets such as Lomography Magazine, f/D, and Emulsive. This online exhibition will go live on our website on July 15th, 2019! Please follow the directions below to complete your submission. Good luck!

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06/30/2019

Notch Code


 

Light Leaked invites artists to submit to the exhibition, Notch Code. We are seeking photographers who utilize large format photography in their work. We hope to see broad conceptual approaches that share how contemporary photographers are using large format photography. If you made it with a large format camera or large format film, we want to see it!

Juror: Drew Nikonowicz is an artist and owner of Standard Cameras, a company for large format cameras and education. He is also the director of the experimental online gallery, localhost.

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06/30/2019

SlowExposures 2019 Young Photographers

Slow Exposures
Zebulon, Georgia

 
Students (public, private or homeschooled) are encouraged to submit up to two digital photos by visiting the SlowExposures website. Once there, they can upload the images. There is no cost to enter the show.
    There are three divisions: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. The juried-in images will be printed and matted by the Young Photographers Committee and presented during 2019 SlowExposures.
    Educator and Artist Dr. Dan Dunnahoo of Zebulon, Georgia and artist Fawne DeRosia will serve our YP judges. They will pick photos for each division and award first, second, and third places. In addition, there will be a Best in Show award that will qualify the winner to work with Dr. Dunnahoo on a project of their choice! The show will hang at the R.F. Strickland Center from September 19-22nd with a Reception for the photographers on Sunday, September 22nd. Every year, it’s a fitting conclusion to the show to honor these photographers of the future!
06/30/2019

The Abstract Image

Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center
Minneapolis, MN

 

Submission Opens June 1st, 2019

Theme

‘An abstract photograph draws away from that which is realistic or literal. It draws away from natural appearances and recognizable subjects in the actual world. Some people even say it departs from true meaning, existence, and reality itself. It stands apart from the concrete whole with its purpose instead depending on conceptual meaning and intrinsic form.’ John Suler

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that explore the world through an abstracted lens; utilizing elements of color, light, shadow, texture, shape and line to express meaning outside of traditional representational and documentary styles of photography. 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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06/30/2019

The Independent Photographer: Visual Storytelling


 

The art of visual storytelling encompasses a wide range of possibilities with, at its heart, the will to tell a story.

Capturing the essence of a situation, be it through photojournalism on social issues, or through artistic interpretation, offers us the possibility to develop and share our ideas through any kind of storytelling and communicate our vision to others.

From classic social documentary to imaginative storytelling: this month we are seeking visual artists aiming to captivate; unique voices willing to share their stories with conviction and awareness.

Juror: Ed Kashi from VII

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07/01/2019

CALL FOR EXHIBIT PROPOSALS

Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery
Broward College, Florida

 

The Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery of Broward College is currently seeking proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibition season. Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals.

Please submit the following materials to the email address below:

1) Resume or CV (include artist website address if available)

2) Detailed proposal of the exhibition

3) Artist statement

4) Artwork samples, using the following specifications:

  1. a) 15-20 digital images (JPEG) – 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel maximum
  2. b) Up to 5 minutes of time-based work with a description of no more than one page in digital format contextualizing the work

5) Image list (including title, medium, dimensions or duration, and date)

6) Indicate if you are interested in being included in a group exhibition if you are not chosen for a solo exhibition

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07/01/2019

DEVELOPED WORK – 11TH ANNUAL NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION

Midwest Center for Photography
Witchita, Kansas

 

The 11TH ANNUAL NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP COMPETITON – “DEVELOPED WORK” exhibition features 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. Competition for “Developed Work” is based upon a thematically developed body of work. Selected photographers will demonstrate successful representation of working with a concept and developing it into a solid framework resulting in a thematically developed body of photographic work.

Exhibition dates: October 4 – October 25, 2019

$250 Developed Work Fellowship Award and one year artist representation at MWCP online.

Artists must submit a brief artist statement outlining the intentions of the work. Selection will be considered from the cohesive body of work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images.

The competition is open to all photographers nationwide in the USA, and open to all photographic genre and subject matter.

Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online. One fellowship recipient will receive the $250 Developed Work Fellowship Award and one year artist representation at MWCP online.

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07/01/2019

ESCAPE- INTERnational Photogrpahy Exhibition

Midwest Center for Photography
Witchita, Kansas

 

An exhibition portraying the various interesting and enjoyable ways that we take a break from our everyday work, whether it’s in the form of exploration on a vacation or a mindful retreat at your home during a stay-cation. We are seeking photographs that show a form of rest and relaxation, excitement and adventure, images of how you interpret the time where you escape from it all, explore and rejuvenate and create those lasting memories.

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07/01/2019

FLAT FILE FEATURE – Fall 2019

Midwest Center for Photography
Witchita, Kansas

 

This new feature will provide the opportunity for photographers to showcase a portfolio of your photographic work prominently in our front gallery flat files. The portfolios will be available for patrons of the gallery to view, learn about you and your work, and purchase your photographs. Each portfolio will consist of 12 – 20 prints in a flat file labeled with the photographer’s name.

Selected artists will have their work featured in the flat files in the gallery exhibition space for a period of 6 months and also online.

Fall Flat File Feature dates: September, 2019 through February, 2020.

Open to all photographers nationwide. Portfolios of all photographic media and genre are welcome.

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07/04/2019

Americans

RAPAC
Columbus, Georgia

 

The Rankin Arts Photography Center (RAPC) at Columbus State University, Columbus, Ga., is looking for photographs made since November 8, 2016 that confirm or challenge preconceptions about Americans. Send us humble family snapshots, revolutionary portraits, anything in-between. Photographers may use any analog, digital or antique camera or process.

 

Juror: Paul Tognarelli

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07/07/2019

WOMEN BY WOMEN

Southeast Center for Photography
Greenville, South Carolina

 

The history of photography has a long tradition of representing women as subjects but has less to say about women as artists. Today, the roles of women in photography are both behind the camera and in front of it. Who understands women better than women? The female perspective offers an important view of the many facets of womanhood and womens’ role in society. This exhibition seeks women photographers who explore and celebrate the myriad ways that they render female-identifying subjects.

Our juror for Women by Women is Kat Kiernan, the Editor-in-Chief of the photography magazine Don’t Take Pictures, as well as the Director of Panopticon Gallery, in Boston, Massachusetts.

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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07/08/2019

Seeing the Familiar for the First Time

Filter Space
Chicago, Il

 

Filter Photo is pleased to announce Seeing the familiar for the first time. Juried by Industry of the Ordinary, this an open call for photographic work that is 10 x 10 inches or smaller, and takes IOTO’s manifesto into consideration:

“Through sculpture, text, photography, video, sound, and performance, Industry of the Ordinary are dedicated to an exploration and celebration of the customary, the every day, and the usual. Their emphasis is on challenging pejorative notions of the ordinary and, in doing so, moving beyond the quotidian.”

Works in progress, one-offs, inkjet prints, silver gelatin, alternative processes and more are welcome. All types of 2D photo-based work are welcome for this pin-up exhibition that will showcase smaller work in celebration of the ordinary. This is a call for unframed work only. Prints will be pinned to the wall to create a studio-like environment.

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07/08/2019

The Universal

Filter Space
Chicago, Il

 

Filter Photo is pleased to announce The Universal, an open call for lens-based work, juried by Gregory Harris, Associate Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. All types of photographic and lens-based work will be considered, including short videos (maximum 5 minutes).

The Universal refers to what is ubiquitous in photography, the themes, and subjects that keep coming back to us. How do we use the camera to address, embrace, question, and celebrate the recurring themes and interests in our lives on both a local and global scale? In the midst of our differences, there remain timeless and compelling similarities among all of us- subjects that bind us and connect us to one another, both in our communities and across the globe. What are the universal experiences that photography seeks to capture?

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07/14/2019

AIRPORT SHOW

Atlanta Photography Group
Atlanta, GA

 

Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is now taking submissions for our annual Airport Show. Juror Amy Miller will select 30 photographs to exhibit in the central atrium of the world’s busiest airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). ATL has an average of 260,000 visitors a day, making this an opportunity to have your photographs seen by literally millions of travelers from all over the world.

This exhibition will be featured in Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) Festival Guide and work will be for sale – artists receive 60% commission. Artists will be responsible for only producing prints; APG along with Hartsfield Jackson airport will handle the framing and installing of the artwork.

Juror: Amy Miller

Amy Miller holds a BFA from University of Georgia and an MFA in photography from Pratt Institute. Miller worked at the Alan Klotz Gallery in New York and was the Gallery Director for Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta. She became Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) in 2007. Miller has been a reviewer for many national portfolio review events, served as juror for numerous art and photography competitions, and curated numerous exhibitions, including an exhibition for a photography festival in China.

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07/14/2019

International Photography Awards (IPA)


 

The International Photography Awards  is now open for entries for the 2019 IPA photography competition.

Professional, amateur and student photographers are invited to submit their most provocative and visually captivating photographs for consideration for this prestigious award. This year the IPA is rolling out a number of exciting changes, including brand new entry categories (analog/film, astrophotography, minimalism, smartphone and “street” photography, to name a few), and lots of new prizes and benefits for the winners.

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07/14/2019

ON THE VERGE !

Atlanta Photography Group
Atlanta, GA

 

Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is now accepting entries of photographic based images or projects for our On The Verge exhibition, highlighting beginning and early career photographic artists. This exhibition is open to all artists, 35 or under. Juror Mary Stanley will select 45 photographs to feature in this exhibition. On The Verge will be featured in Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival Guide and all artworks will be for sale. Selected artists will be responsible for prints, framing and delivery/shipping of images to the APG gallery.

Juror: Mary Stanley

Mary Stanley is an independent curator, art consultant, artist representative and collector. Mary Stanley Studio works with artists, collectors, curators, museums, galleries and nonprofit institutions to enhance the cultural and creative climate in Atlanta and beyond. Stanley is a juror for Photoville Fence, Critical Mass, ACP, and portfolio reviewer for GA State Univ, SCAD, Lamar Dodd School of Art at UGA and others since starting her business in 2004. She founded Young Collectors Club in 2006 and continues to provide educational programming and consultation for collectors throughout the US.

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07/15/2019

CRITICAL MASS 2019

PHOTOLUCIDA
portland, Oregon

 

Info: Get your best work ready because Critical Mass 2019 is now open for submissions! Entering it’s 16th year, Critical Mass was created as a way to facilitate connections between emerging photographers and industry professionals with an aim at creating career-changing opportunities! With 200 museum curators, gallerists, publishers and more on the jury there is no better way to get your work seen in this digital day and age. This year we are excited to also offer a selection of amazing awards, they are: a solo show at Blue Sky Gallery during Portland Photo Month, the Rauschenberg Residency Award, a Top 50 exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA curated by Elizabeth Avedon, and (new this year!) publication in issue #63 of GUP Magazine for a selection of finalists. All finalists will also receive this special issue of GUP after it is published! Open to all photographers everywhere – we cannot wait to see your work!

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07/21/2019

L.A. Photo Curator – ‘Trees’ – curated by Dulce Stein (Chief curator at the Neutra Gallery in Silverlake, CA)


 

L.A. Photo Curator Call for Entry
‘Trees’ curated by Dulce Stein (Chief curator at the Neutra Gallery in Silverlake, CA)

Stein says:
The ancient symbol of the Tree has been found to represent physical and spiritual nourishment, transformation and liberation, union and fertility. Often seen as a symbol of femininity due to its long branches and flowing leaves, the trunk is seen as masculine.

“Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being.” ― Victor Hugo

10% of artist entry fees goes to the curator’s choice of charity.  Stein chose the Epilepsy Foundation as her charity.

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07/22/2019

Personal Narrative

PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, VT

 

One of the greatest challenges for any artist is to depict deeply personal details about their lives, perspectives and experiences in the world. Whether an artist expresses these attributes via vast landscapes, captured moments or happenstance findings, the result conveys an authentic universality that connects every viewer on some level. At their best, these connections seem to arise from some collective unconscious that we all share, even across generational, gender and cultural divides.

For Personal Narrative, we seek images that suggest this collective unconscious. All capture methods and processes are welcome.

Juror: Ralph Hassenpflug

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07/22/2019

Portal

A Smith Gallery
Johnson City, TX

 

portal :  doorway, entrance, opening, entry, gate, egress, opening, aperture, porte, exit, hatch, mirror, passage, threshold, cut, entrada, hole, scuttle, window, approach, camera, breach, mirror….

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “portal” to A Smith Gallery by July 22, 2019. Entries of 11 or more images are eligible for 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 September 6 to October 20, 2019.  A reception will be held on September 28, 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’ Choice Award.

Juror for “portal” will be Ann Jastrab, Executive Director at the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) in Carmel, California.

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07/25/2019

Portfolio Showcase 4: Women and Incarceration

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY

 

Portfolio Showcase 4: Women and Incarceration –  Any related topic including: Family Impact, Alternatives, ReEntry, Fines and Parole

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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07/28/2019

stARTup Art Fair Houston 2019

Hotel ICON
Houston, Texas

 

Our three-day fair is October 11-13, 2019 at the historic Hotel Icon, where authentic Texas charm meets contemporary luxury in the heart of downtown Houston. stARTup takes place concurrently with the Texas Contemporary gallery fair, 10 blocks away. Participating artists will have a fantastic opportunity to expose new work to a myriad of collectors, curators, gallery owners, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to the city for a weekend of contemporary art.

The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artists.

Applications for stARTup Art Fair houston will be accepted through July 28th, 2019. Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work. Through its democratic, online application, artists get the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive Selection Committee with a diverse range of art world professionals:

Ryan Dennis, Curator and Programs Director, Project Row Houses, Houston

Robert Hodge, Interdisciplinary artist, Houston

Jonathan Hopson, Director, Jonathan Hopson Gallery, Houston

Cindy Lisica, Owner/Director, Cindy Lisica Gallery, Houston

Kelly Montana, Assistant Curator, Meni Drawing Institute, Houston

Jakub Špaňhel, Widely exhibited painter, Czech Republic

There are application and exhibitor fees.

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07/29/2019

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION 162

Royal Photography Society
London,

 

The RPS is calling for entries to the next edition of the International Photography Exhibition (IPE), a nationwide touring show celebrating the best in photography from around the world.

From contemporary approaches to traditional processes, the IPE is an open-call allowing all image-makers to submit work. Alongside exhibiting in the touring exhibition opening at RPS House Bristol, £4,000 will be awarded to support future photographic projects. We encourage submissions from international photographers of all levels.

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08/01/2019

Call for PhotoNOLA Exhibitions

PHOTO NOLA
New Orleana, Louisiana

 

Each year PhotoNOLA (New Orleans Photo Alliance) partners with various venues throughout New Orleans to mount photography exhibitions in conjunction with the festival. If you are an artist interested exhibiting during PhotoNOLA, please fill out our Exhibition Proposal Form by August 1, 2019. If we find a space that seems an appropriate fit for your work we will put you in touch with that venue. Please note that it is usually Sept-Oct when most of the exhibitions pairings are solidified.

 

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08/01/2019

The Peer Show

The Cleveland Print Room
Cleveland, Ohio

 
The Cleveland Print Room is seeking artists working in photographic-oriented media to apply to our 2019 Annual Juried Peer Show.

The Cleveland Print Room is recognized as a dynamic center for education and experimentation in the photographic arts. CPR is Cleveland’s only dedicated photographic gallery, community darkroom, education center, and workspace. The Print Room has hosted exhibitions of international photographers from Chile, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ukraine, and Cuba, along with nationally recognized photographers from the US.

JURIED BY:
Jacob Rhodes, Co-Founder & Curator of Field Projects Gallery, NYC

Aline Smithson, Los Angeles-based artist and educator, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lenscratch 

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08/01/2019

Traverse the Night


 

There are two months left to submit you work to Stem Magazine Issue 3. This magazine is a great way to have your photographs published in a physical magazine in order to have you work seen by a wide audience and gain a line for your CV. The theme for Issue 3 is “Traverse the Night”. Submissions are free and only limited by file size. Film and digital photographs are welcome.   Stem is a nonprofit photography magazine and each published artist will receive a free copy and will be promoted on our Instagram.

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08/04/2019

F L O R A

Southeast Center for Photography
Greenville, South Carolina

 

We’re looking for flora, all types from a single stem to a vast landscape, still life, formal gardens, or vegetation gone wild. Color or monochrome, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for Flora is Kate Breakey. Kate is known for her large-scale, hand-colored photographs, which often feature luminous representations of birds, flowers, animals, and insects. Beginning with a silver photographic image, she paints over this with many transparent layers of oil, melding together different media. Breakey also creates works with the simple outlines of photograms—invented by William Fox Talbot in the 1830s—and ones that relate to 19th-century botanist Anna Atkins’ cyanotypes and Imogen Cunningham’s and Edward Weston’s 1920s plant and shell photographs. Concerned with the themes of death in nature and the preservation of beauty through photography, Breakey wants to “tenderly record the beautiful bodies now in transition towards decomposition and disintegration,” as she says.

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. Openings are timed to coincide with Greenville, South Carolina’s First Fridays, a celebration of art, food and music.

 

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08/18/2019

N.Y. Photo Curator – ‘The Environment & Social Activism’- curated by Morgan Post (Professor of Photography at Long Island University, NY)


 

Morgan Post says:
“Photography is a powerful tool for depicting injustices around the world.  One of the many great injustices we face, is our very impact on the planet.

We live in a critical time where our relationship with the planet is at a breaking point.  We remove resources from the ground, pollute the air and water, destroy plants and wildlife all for the sake of our comfort and what humanity has generally chosen to call “progress,” at least until recently.

However, I believe in standing up and fighting. Fighting for change, fighting for action, fighting for innovation, fighting for legislation.  It is time to discard the doctrine of Manifest Destiny which has driven us toward thinking the planet was just something to use up as fast as possible, with the notion that we’ll always find a new resource to exploit.

Seeking such change is our responsibility and indeed our obligation to ourselves and future generations.  The theme for this call for photographs goes hand in hand with this attitude.  We all need to be activists towards protecting our environment.

Activism takes social change and awareness of who and what is causing the destruction.  Creating visual records of our actions for change that are positive, or the inaction showing the further destruction of our planet are both equally important.  Every single person has the power to say something meaningful about social and environmental change.

How would you change the world?”

“It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.”
Henry David Thoreau

10% of artist entry fees goes to the charity of the curator. Post chose the Native American Rights Fund

Another 10% will go to the first place winner’s choice of charity.

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08/29/2019

Portfolio Showcase 5: Open Call, Any Subject

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY

 

Portfolio Showcase 5: Open Call, Any Subject

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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09/07/2019

About Future

Loosen Art Project
Milan, Italy

 

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

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

“Future” as a concept connected to the world of ideas, the ones which envisage the events, that invent new realities – fantastic or science fiction, or those that if adaptable to the real world, through the means and will to implement them, end up shaping the environment in which the living being is immersed.

It is particularly in this sense that artistic practices (or activities that give rise to sensory experiences through aesthetic products) have always played a fundamental role in the development and progress of civilization.

In the next exhibition entitled “About Future”, we will collect works that are able to offer new visions on the future, through expressive methods that engage both the traditional use of the photographic media and that of digital manipulation.

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09/22/2019

Neutral Density Magazine Awards 2019


 

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!
Categories: Abstract, Architecture, Cityscapes, Fine Art, Portrait, People, Photojournalism, Nature, Landscape, Nudes, Seascapes, Street, Travel, Underwater, Urban, Wildlife.

The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Photographer of the Year and Discovery Of the Year and $7500 in cash prizes.

10/03/2019

Portfolio Showcase 6: A Feeling of Home – Real or Imagined – portraits, interiors, landscapes

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY

 

Portfolio Showcase 6: A Feeling of Home – Real or Imagined – Portraits, Interiors, Landscapes

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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10/07/2019

STILL LIFE. ALTERNATIVE EXPOSURES

Loosen Art Project
Milan, Italy

 

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

The photographers of the next exhibition will be interpreters of a photographic genre that inherits an important pictorial tradition: the Still Life.

The Still Life, represents the ideal mode through which the exposed inanimate objects give an expression of themselves, through the endless technique of shooting, enhancing their physical and symbolic qualities .The Still life today is a genre often used to  describe our lifestyle, our passions related to fashion, design, food culture. It’s also used when promoting a commercial product, and above all in the artistic field, often recalling, albeit indirectly, the theme of vanitas when conveying concepts linked to our being in the world.

 

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11/01/2019

10th Annual PHOTOBOOK Show

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY

 

1 call, 2 exhibits: Davis Orton Gallery (December 2019) & Griffin Museum of Photography (tea: 2020)

Jurors: Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director & Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography and Karen Davis, Curator, Co-owner Davis Orton Gallery

PHOTOBOOK, an annual competition, is open to photographers in the United States and abroad* who have self-published a photobook.  There are growing options available for self-publishing a book such as on-demand (blurb, lulu, viovio, iphoto, etc.); small run offset or web printing/publishing firms, binderies. If they have been hand-made/bound, they must be available in multiples of at least 25.

Submissions will be judged on the basis of: book design including page layouts, text, cover; strength of the photography;  and emotional impact of the overall book. Entrants may submit up to three different titles that are self-published photography books of any size, format, or style.

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11/01/2019

2nd Annual Books and Readers Group Show

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY

 

2nd Annual Books and Readers Group Show – Photographs and photo-based works of books, readers and books AND readers at Davis Orton Gallery.

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.

Show accompanies Annual Self-Published Photobook Exhibition.

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