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01/01/2021 – 12/31/2021

Innovate Grant – 2021 Call for Photographers

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for 2021 Cycles. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter (in the Q1: Winter, Q2: Spring, Q3: Summer, and Q4: Fall), to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit https://innovateartistgrants.org

Innovate Grant supports photographers and artists through quarterly grants. We’ve simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that.

How to Apply:
Photographers and visual artists, 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit.

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08/09/2021

Essential Water

Photo Place Gallery

Middlebury, VT

Water: sustainer of all life, ever various in its sources and forms, a magnet for imagination, meditation, fear, and wonder. Photographers have been making images of water since photography’s birth, drawn to the beauty and changeability of fog, mist, spray, ice, oceans and rivers, lakes and streams, rain, sleet, snow, puddles, and waves.

For this exhibit we seek photographs that capture the unique qualities of water—the way it catches light, cuts through the earth, falls from the sky, sustains or threatens life, and changes its forms.

We are very pleased that Wendi Schneider will be jurying and curating this exhibition. She will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and 40 for our Online Gallery. All 75 selected images will be reproduced in the exhibition print catalog and remain permanently on our website, with links to photographer’s URL.

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08/11/2021

Arnold Newman Prize

Maine Media Workshops + College

Rockport, ME

The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture is a $20,000 prize awarded annually to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in photographic portraiture. In addition to the winner, the jury selects three finalists each year who are invited to participate in an exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography. The Prize is generously funded by the Arnold & Augusta Newman Foundation and proudly administered by Maine Media Workshops + College. The Griffin Museum of Photography hosts the annual exhibition of work by the winner and three finalists each October.

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08/12/2021

You Are Here. @Slow EXPOSURES

Atlanta Photography Group

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Photography Group (APG) invites photographers world-wide to enter images using any photographic process for our upcoming juried exhibition “You Are Here” for exhibition at SlowExposures 2021.

This exhibition is themed around a sense of searching and the images should reflect the idea of “place” throughout the rural American South. The exhibition will be on-site in Zebulon, GA in a historical building that formally housed the town’s first newspaper. This is a four-day event that hosts photographic art collectors, artists and visitors worldwide.

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08/15/2021

In-Between Moments

Praxis Gallery

Minneapolis, MN

French novelist Georges Perec declared that we should found “an anthropology of the ordinary” as revolt against cultural and mass media exploitation of the exotic – the relentless parade of trauma elevated above the routine of everyday events. Perec’s revolt against the frenzy of trauma (the shameful, the voyeuristic and the spectacular) was to excessively document the ordinary in daily life, meticulously accounting for everything and anything in one’s immediate surroundings in an active attempt to uncover the unimportant and the insignificant.

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the in-between moments of life and endeavours to notice the unnoticeable, the mundane, the banal and anti-climactic. “In giving value to the ordinary we, in turn, begin to value the space of our own identity and everyday ‘normal’ experience that lies outside of commodified and predefined trajectories of trauma exploitation. 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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08/15/2021

LET’S PLAY

New York Center for Photographic Arts

New York, NY

In the northern Hemisphere summer Is here, the weather is warm, and we have the great outdoors to play in. The truth, however, is we can play indoors and outdoors all year long no matter what the weather. “Play Ball” brings to mind baseball, but sports, including things like polo and volleyball, are only part of how we play. Don’t forget the myriad of other outdoor and indoor games. Consider childhood activities like hit the penny and hopscotch, running bases, playground swings, seesaws and merry go rounds. Indoors adds so much more with all the wonderful games like chess, Mah Jongg, bridge and Monopoly. Shots that focus on the game, the equipment, or the players are all part of the theme. Send in your interpretation of this broad and varied theme.

As with all NYC4PA calls, all 2D photographic art is accepted.

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08/15/2021

Open Show #39 Pasadena/East LA

THEME: Between Fact & Fiction

The photographic medium can depict truth telling, fiction or storytelling. All of which invite the constructed internal and external worlds we experience collectively. Share a project that relates to your perception of photography’s ability to demonstrate beliefs or blatant fabrications. We want to see what resides in the deep recesses of your mind and something only you can make. Show us new worlds, imagined futures, reframed pasts, and everything in between.

More about GUEST CURATOR/HOST Granville Carroll:

Granville Carroll is an educator and Afrofuturist photographer whose work focuses on cosmic identity, constructed realities, Blackness, and representation. Carroll was named on the inaugural Silver list, has shown work in the United States and across various photographic online platforms such as: Humble Arts Foundation, Lenscratch, Phases Mag, Float Photo, Artdoc Magazine, and more.

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08/15/2021

Opening Up – L.A. Photo Curator

“As vaccines are moving throughout the world to battle the pandemic, life as we knew it is opening up. This call wants to see how life is opening up for you. What are you able to do that you haven’t been able to do? What are you seeing around you in your community, relationships (with yourself and others)? What do you notice? All processes and styles accepted.”

ALL entrants work is shown on their own page with their artist statement, website info, bio and parts of their CV. Early entries may be featured on L.A. Photo Curator’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

First Place winner receives Q&A with curator. Curator reviews first place winner. One or more past curators may contribute reviews as well. 10% of artist fees goes to the first place winner’s charity. The first place image shows on our splash page for a month.

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08/15/2021

Persevere: An Outdoor Exhibition and Projection Event

The Click! Photography Festival is a month-long festival in October that brings together exhibitions and programming while fostering dialogue between photographers and community members, all in hopes of inspiring artistic excellence, supporting professional development and promoting community engagement. The 2021 Click! 120 is five days of core programming that focuses on exceptional photo-based works and artists that celebrate the medium of photography and its cultural influence. Those 120 hours will feature Keynote addresses, Portfolio Reviews, Workshops, Art Tours, Panel Discussions, Artist Talks, Gallery and Museum openings and so much more. Stay tuned for more details to come.

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08/16/2021

GCPL Photo Annual – Imagining the Unreal

Gwinnett County Public Library invites photographers to submit to the GCPL Photo Annual. Selected photographers will have their work exhibited at our beautiful new Duluth branch and published in a handmade zine, during the Atlanta Celebrates Photography festival in October. The exhibition will be juried by Maria Kelly, the Curatorial Assistant of Photography at the High Museum of Art. This year’s theme is “Imagining the Unreal.”

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08/20/2021

(s)Light of Hand

The Photographer’s Eye Collective and Gallery

Escondido, CA

A photograph is a (s)Light of Hand, a magic trick of sort, conjured into being. Light is summoned and chemistry is concocted making visible both the intangible and the corporeal. It is heart and mind, imagination and craft, melding together into an experience of life-altering alchemy.

We, here at our Collective and Gallery have a deep respect and affection for historic processes. In this call for entries, we wish to celebrate this love for hand-made, photo-based processes and invite you to share your magic-making wizardry in our spellbinding juried show, (s)Light of Hand.

Open to all photographic artists in the U.S. and beyond who practice the one-of-a-kind art making of any alternative photographic process from Albumen to Ziatype. A good resource to see what can be considered is the AlternativePhotography.com site’s list of processes: http://www.alternativephotography.com/processes/

It is acceptable to use digital tools as a means to an end alternative process result. Also, we will accept any digital or silver print if it has been hand-worked using such things as collage, stitching, weaving, and three dimensional constructions.

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08/20/2021

ABSTRACTED

ART FLUENT

Boston, MA

The abstract process is a dance, where the development of a piece becomes interactive and intuitive. Shape, color, form, gesture, and imagination take center stage to create artwork essentially free from visual reality. With a solid compositional structure, abstract artwork exists entirely on an idea, feeling, or quality. Leaving the viewer with the challenge to understand truth and reality. Show us ABSTRACTED through your perspective.

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08/20/2021

objectivity

Gallery 263

Cambridge, MA

Gallery 263 invites artists to submit work that engages and subverts the still life genre, breathing new life into an old (time-tested) tradition. objectivity is juried by Josephine Halvorson. Open to residents of New England or those who have lived in New England within the last five years. Any 2D, 3D, and time-based work will be considered.

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08/22/2021

Open Call 2021

The Indian Photo Festival – Hyderabad announces the Open Call inviting photographers from all over the world to submit their works for the 2021 exhibitions.

Bringing the best of photography to Hyderabad each year, the IPF 2021 will take place from 19th November to 19th December in Hyderabad. The festival showcases a wide range of photography across all genres from around the globe with a series of events, including talks and discussions, portfolio reviews, screenings and workshops. The 2020 edition presented works by 350 established and emerging artists from 35 countries.

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08/23/2021

Significant Colour

PH21 Gallery

Budapest,

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.

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08/24/2021

AAP Magazine #20 TRAVELS

All About Photo

La Jolla, CA

Our 20th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme “Travels”. 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 miles away. Expand our horizons!

Winners will receive $1,000 in cash awards, their winning image(s) or full portfolio published in AAP Magazine #20, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

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08/24/2021

The Creative Portrait

LACP

Los Angeles, CA

What defines a creative portrait?

It’s a portrait that transcends the norm through concept, process, or creativity. For this exhibition, we are not looking for typical portrait capture, but instead something that stretches beyond the classic–a portrait that challenges the viewer to look deeper. A truly creative portrait comes from a particular relationship between both subject and the photographer, with an end result that is not an image that simply breaks the rules, it’s an engaging photograph that both captures the essence of the subject and compels the viewer to stop and take notice.

The juror, Aline Smithson, is a visual artist, educator, and editor based in Los Angeles, California.

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08/29/2021

Surrealism: The Unusual and The Subversive

PhotoSC invites photographers to submit images to: “Surrealism: The Unusual and the Subversive”, for an exhibition this coming October at the AfterHours Gallery @918 Studios. All photographic processes are welcomed to the show juried by Natalie Dupecher of the Menil Collection.

The exhibition challenges the artist to offer allegorical or emblematic commentaries on the culture and politics of our day, to illustrate the ‘horrors’ of our time, and/or to address personal or collective fears and mysteries often represented as psychological narratives.

Photography, from any stylistic approach – be it documentary, conceptual, fine art, abstract, etc., – is an immensely powerful storytelling tool. Tell us about the unusual, the irrational or the events that critique ideology. Better yet, Show us.

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08/30/2021

Shape – Rome

PH21 Gallery

Budapest,

Shapes are one of the most important aspects of creative photographic compositions. Living beings and inanimate objects, including the built environment come in many forms, and photographers often rely on the creative possibilities offered by their shape. While in some cases the images of things only have a depictive function, at the other end of the spectrum abstract photography concentrates on shapes and forms for their own sake up to a point when we can no longer recognise the depicted objects themselves. Between being either insignificant or the only significant element, the shape of recognisable forms may also be the driving compositional component of an image. That is, the shape of living beings and objects may be of central importance to the composition of photographs not only in abstract photography but also in virtually all other photographic genres. These images capture our attention and stand out for their creative compositional form.

Please note that this PH21 Gallery exhibition will be presented in Rome, Italy, in collaboration with KromArt Gallery and Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams, a renowned Italian centre for photography.

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08/31/2021

After Dark

Praxis Gallery

Minneapolis, MN

“Night does not show things, it suggests them. It disturbs and surprises us with its strangeness. It liberates forces within us which are dominated by our reason during the daytime.” ― Brassai

Spanning two centuries, night photography has captured the collective imagination of the masses. From the infamously long exposures required by early artists to high-speed color films and the advent of digital technology, the subject of the night has inspired an explosion of interest among contemporary artists. Natural vistas, celestial bodies, urban landscapes, factories, artificial structures, and nocturnal interludes represent but a few of the limitless subjects of nighttime photography.

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that explore the fundamental qualities that make night photography – from dusk to dawn – a compelling contemporary art form 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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08/31/2021

American Photography Open

Welcome to American Photography Open 2021, celebrating the best pictures submitted by world-wide photo enthusiasts taken with any device. For over 30 years American Photography has been holding a juried competition primarily for professional photographers. The AP37 Annual book, featuring the winners, and the launch event in New York in November continues in 2021. But with the proliferation of so much great photography taken by everyone we are entering our fourth year of offering a competition for photo enthusiasts at all levels.

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08/31/2021

Call for Entries

Dodho Magazine

Barcelona,

For its 18th edition, Dodho Magazine is looking for six photographers from around the world to be featured in its new print edition. All you have to do is complete the registration form and upload your amazing projects or images. Be part of this new edition that will be presented next September. Read on to get a clearer idea of the benefits that publishing your work in our print edition can bring you.

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08/31/2021

Denis Roussel Fellowship 2022

Center For Fine Art Photography

Fort Collins, CO

This annual award honors the memory and legacy of artist Denis Roussel who inspired many to take risks in their work, step outside the boundaries of traditional images, and realize the magic of photography.

This fellowship is tailored to help the selected artist reach the next level in their artistic path. A group of mentors and various resources will be available to help the recipient set clear goals as they proceed. In addition, a stipend of $1,500 is awarded for achieving these goals.

We encourage artists from historically marginalized groups to submit. There is no cost to enter. The DRF is open to all photo-based artists at least 18 years old in the USA.

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08/31/2021

Issue #34 – The Hand Magazine

The Hand Magazine is based in Prairie Village, Kansas and has been in publication since 2013. The Hand is published four times a year in February, May, August, and November. It is owned, published, co-edited, and distributed by Adam Finkelston. James Meara is lead designer and co-editor. The Hand is dedicated to being the world’s premier forum for “alternative” and historic photographic processes and all types of printmaking. We want to encourage inspiration, education, and community for artists using unique, mixed media, experimental, and idiosyncratic “reproduction-based” techniques. We do also print digital art work and art work where the subject matter has been manipulated, directed, or staged by the artist.

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08/31/2021

Online Group Exhibition “Toy Story”

We are excited to announce that our September 2021 online group exhibition, “Toy Stories,” is being curated by fine art photographer, independent curator, and founder of PhotoNOLA, Jennifer Shaw! To enter, all you need to do is read and respond to the following prompt with your analog photography. The best of these images will be showcased in an online show, beginning September 16th, 2021. Good luck!

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08/31/2021

“Connection” International Call

Theme: We crave connection. Especially now. Physical, emotional, intellectual, romantic, professional, commercial—there are many different kinds of connections. Relationships between people, animals, things and ideas create something bigger together. Good connections can save lives, while bad ones can ruin lives. Get ready to share your perspective on CONNECTION.

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.

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09/01/2021

FASHION

The Cleveland Photo Fest and Ohio Fashion Week welcomes your FASHION submissions
to a Virtual Presentation at the Ohio Fashion Week Extravaganza: Cleveland, Ohio, September 18th, 2021.

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09/10/2021

2021 CPA International Juried Exhibition

Center for Photographic Art

Carmel, CA

The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2020 International Juried Exhibition with $5,000 in awards! Forty-five juror-selected photographs will be exhibited from November 20 through December 30 in our historic gallery in Carmel, California, and vie for eight cash awards totaling $5,000. 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.

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09/10/2021

Exposure Photography Festival 2022

The Exposure Photography Festival

Calgary, Canada

Exposure welcomes diverse and innovative submissions from photographers and visual artists around the world who incorporate, celebrate or challenge the photographic medium within their practice.

We are delighted to announce that the Exposure Photography Festival 2022 International Open Call juror is Julie Crooks, Curator, Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Photographers selected by Crooks will exhibit their work at Exposure 2022 at Contemporary Calgary. Artists will also receive an invitation to show work in a public exhibition presented on Pattison Outdoor digital billboards located in the city of Calgary, and have opportunities to become involved with the exhibition’s related programming and to win one of the Exposure Awards presented by Magenta Foundation and Work Show Grow.

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09/14/2021

Portfolio Showcase 4: At the Movies – Real or Imagined: Celebrity, Scenes (stills), Behind the Scenes

Davis Orton Gallery

Hudson, NY

In each of four shows, the gallery features the portfolios of two photographers selected through a call for work. All processes, capture techniques and approaches to image construction are welcomed: camera: film, digital, phone, scanner, b/w, color, collage/montage, alternative processes/

The theme of each call is directly related to the scheduled exhibition. Portfolios of up to 12 images are shown in two ways—via prints and electronically. Prints (up to 22″ on longest side) are displayed on stands. Above the stands, a large HD monitor presents a continuous slide show of the two portfolios.

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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09/15/2021

ISSUE #109: Landscape 2021 – October/November

Issue 109 will explore landscape photography. Submit up to 12 photographs.

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10/01/2021

12th Annual PHOTOBOOK Show

Davis Orton Gallery

Hudson, NY

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 by PDFs 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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10/10/2021

Bird in Flight Prize

The concept of the Bird in Flight Prize is to support photographers who think outside the box of traditional artistic standards. Our contest is not about photo projects that cater to the existing general demand. It’s about discovering new ways to tell a story using the means and tools of photography. We encourage artistic freedom and diversity therefore we don’t impose time constraints upon our participants. We do not limit them in their choices of subjects and creativity methods. We also allow image editing as well as the usage of other images [as long as the copyrights are being observed].

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10/10/2021

GOT THE SHOT! NOW, GET CREATIVE

New York Center for Photographic Arts

New York, NY

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

The world of photography virtually exploded with the use of digital cameras and cell phones. Millions and millions of images were captured that would never have been taken before. But that was only a part of the revolution. A whole new world of artistic possibility opened up with computer software and phone apps enabling the creation of brand-new photographic imagery. PHOTOSHOP, NIK, TOPAZ, SNAPSEED, DISTRESSEDFX are just a few of the tools photographers can use to express their artistic vision.

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10/13/2021

4rd Annual Books and Readers Group Show – Photographs and photo-based works of books, readers and books AND readers

Davis Orton Gallery

Hudson, NY

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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10/18/2021

Carmignac Photojournalism Award

The 12th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award is dedicated to Venezuela and its hardships at the individual, social and ecological levels.

Selected by an international jury, the laureate will receive a €50,000 grant to carry out a 6-month field report with the support of the Fondation Carmignac, which produces, upon their return, a travelling exhibition and the publication of a monograph.

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12/01/2021

Capricious Photo Award

Capricious

Brooklyn, NY

The Capricious Photo Award is an annual international competition, granting one emerging photographer the opportunity to publish a limited edition book.

The Capricious Award provides one photographer with the resources and editorial support to bring a body of work to fruition in book form. Each year the award is juried by photographers, critics and curators with the intent to select a photographer whose work is both distinct in point of view and boldly relevant to the unfolding issues of our time.

Capricious is an arts foundation based in New York focused primarily on art book publishing and an annual photo book award. Founded first as a fine art photography magazine in 2004 by Sophie Mörner, Capricious has provided an unparalleled international platform for emerging and underrepresented photographers over the span of nearly 20 years.

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