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01/01/2022 – 12/31/2022

Innovate Grant – 2022 Call for Photographers

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for 2022 Cycles. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter (in the Q1: Winter, Q2: Spring, Q3: Summer, and Q4: Fall), to one Photographer and one Visual Artist. In addition, (4) honorable mentions (2 in art and 2 in photo), will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

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08/16/2022

Macro > Larger Than Life

Praxis Gallery

Minneapolis, MN

Macro photography is all about showcasing a subject larger than it is in real life — an extreme close-up of something small. Photography is always a matter of perspective. “It’s an alien world when you get into the macro level.” – Ben Long.

Macro photography challenges the photographer to capture the minute, granular details of a world that generally escapes our daily attention: this can include insects, plants, natural and human produced details of any and every subject matter in the world around us – from the texture of feathers to the geometric labyrinth of a microchip board.

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that transforms the miniature into the larger than life, images that showcase the unseen and overlooked, and tiny moments of beauty presented through a magnified perspective. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

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08/16/2022

Solo Exhibition September 2022

All About Photo

La Jolla, CA

We want to showcase incredible work. Photography awakens our imagination, transforms our way of thinking, or simply resonates with who we are.

The Solo Exhibition enables you to reach a wider audience through our independent magazine that has become one of the most vibrant portals of photography on the web.

The Solo Exhibition competition is open to any category of photography or subject matter. Photojournalism, street photography, artistic photography, portrait, nudes, landscapes, nature, wildlife, urban, architecture, fashion, fine art, or documentary photography, the subject doesn’t matter, unleash your creativity!

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08/18/2022

Undercurrents: An Exhibition at Inner-City Arts

Los Angeles Center for Photography

Los Angeles, CA

On view as part of Inner-City Arts Summer on 7th event, this group exhibition begins in what lies right beneath the surface. Our vulnerabilities, as individuals and communities, are an integral part of how we experience ourselves and those around us. This exhibition seeks to explore how we negotiate our position in the world, our self-presentation, how we see others, and how we think they see us.

This new era has left us both isolated and exposed, both in need of our networks and of re-learning how to communicate. Only by uncovering these complex junctures could we begin to recognize and name our weaknesses and build a stronger foundation for being together.

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08/19/2022

(s)Light of Hand

The Photographer’s Eye Collective

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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08/19/2022

Step Together Photography Award

youmanity

London,

STEP TOGETHER Photography Award aims to help raise awareness of the benefits of dancing for mental health and well-being. Research reveals how happy hormones – including dopamine and serotonin – produced during dancing stay in the body up to a week from the last dance.

Participants are invited to submit a photograph that captures the happiness when dancing. A panel of judges will select the photographs that best interpret the movement and mood of the dancer(s). The work of twenty finalists will be showcased in an exhibition in London – location TBC – with the announcement of the winner to coincide with World Mental Health Day, 10th October.

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08/20/2022

Analog

Decode Gallery

Tucson, AZ

The resurgence of analog photography is one of the most interesting and fantastic obsessions in the photo community today. Analog photography refers to the chemical process used to capture an image. Film photography has thrived throughout the years, even as digital photography made its first appearance in 1975. We aim to celebrate the craft and tradition of film and alternative process photography with this exhibition. From film, hard plates, polaroids, cyanotypes, and more we are excited to see your analog photography!

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08/20/2022

Constructions/Connections

South x Southeast Gallery

Molena, GA

Photography has long been a means of documenting reality and preserving memory, but it can also move beyond what is seen and convey what is felt. I am interested in images that have been crafted and constructed to reveal the artists’ inner narratives and emotions. How can a carefully planned photograph help us see a new reality? How can symbols, metaphors, gestures, colors, and settings be utilized or manipulated? Whether by staging, physical collage, or digital intervention, constructed photographs have the ability to connect disparate or illuminating ideas and reveal hidden truths. —Jennifer McClure

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08/21/2022

Click! Plein Air Exhibition

Artists are encouraged to submit up to 5 images. The selected works will be exhibited in an outdoor exhibition in the NCMA sculpture park for all of October during the Click! Photography Festival and at various projection events throughout the festival. The Exhibition will run from October 1 through October 31 with an opening event at NCMA on October 9th to coincide with their Monster Drawing event.

Images should be saved as JPGSs at 300 dpi with the longest dimension being 1600px. The submission portal will also ask for artist name, titles, and short statement.

Entry Fee: $45

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08/21/2022

Revēlō

Revēlō (to show, uncover, reveal or disclose)
Portraits and self-portraits have been fixtures in art for centuries. They can reveal both hidden and visible characteristics, create fantasies and myths, describe performative roles, and question identity. How do we construct and project our identity and reality via portraits? Do they open a window into ourselves and our lives, or protect our vulnerabilities?

Disguising or revealing identity can take many forms. It can be of the other, the self, or the familiar; it can be figurative or expressed as an intimate or inanimate object. When portraying our personal reality, a portrait can be of a place, a thing, a concept, a feeling, a belief, an event, a moment, or a memory.

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08/22/2022

FORMAT23: OPEN Call

Troika Photos

London,

FORMAT23: OPEN Call – invites diverse and imaginative proposals from photographers, curators, artists and collectives that represent the state of photography as it is today. The selection panel is eager to see your views, imaginations and stories of this world and what will come next; what is important; what has gone unseen and what are we yet to discover? There are no limits….

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08/22/2022

Portraits Without Faces

PH21 Gallery

Budapest, Hungary

Portraiture emerged as one of the most prominent genres of depictive media early in the history of the visual arts; tacit or explicit rules, conventions and cultural expectations have always influenced the ways in which artists approached the genre. Photography is no exception. Numerous different and characteristic styles of portraiture emerged throughout the history of the medium. We usually assume that faces are necessary components of portraiture; we may, however, learn just as much about the character, the personality of a person by looking at images that depict other parts of their bodies, show us the objects or places associated with them. Not focusing on the face may open up a new dimension of interpretation. Our Portraits Without Faces exhibition is dedicated to this challenging divergence from the more conventional approaches to the genre.

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for our group exhibition themed Portraits Without Faces. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who are interested in this theme, and who would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed; submissions of all kinds of portraits without faces are welcome. Indeed, we are interested in all possible creative photographic interpretations of the theme.

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08/22/2022

Visions in Photography: Stories of Now

Colonel Eugene Myers Gallery of Art, University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Visions in Photography: Stories of Now is a national juried photography exhibition organized by The University of North Dakota’s Department of Art & Design and the Myers Foundations. All proceeds will benefit the UND Photography Club. All forms of photography are eligible, including digital, analog, alternative processes, and any mixed media where the main element is photography.

What stories do you want to share? American and the world has gone through a tremendous period of change that appears to be ever evolving. Show us your stories, visions, or nightmares on your mind about the current state of affairs. From the mundane bliss of everyday life to dreamscape realities, or to the circus show of contemporary politics, share your stories of now.

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08/23/2022

AAP Magazine 26 Shapes

All About Photo

La Jolla, CA

All About Photo launches the new edition of AAP Magazine Shapes.

Our 26th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme “Shapes”. A shape is the form of an object or its external boundary, outline, or external surface. Look around you, observe all the points, lines, patterns or silhouettes that surround us. Square or circle, triangle or hexagon, rectangle or oval, the choice is yours!

Reveal us the elements that abstract into light, texture, shape and shadow!

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08/25/2022

Color Play: Photo Competition and Exhibition

Dallas Center for Photography

Dallas, TX

Color in a photo has its own personality. Choosing the placement and quality of those colors gives the image character and energy. Whether it’s vibrant hues or subtle pastels, the use of color can help tell your story through photography. We invite photographers of all ages and skill levels to submit to DCP’s Color Play call for entry. Show how you utilize color in a powerful way to create emotion, tell a story, and add depth to your photographs.

Images can be abstract, playful, or still life, but all must feature color as a defining characteristic of the frame. Photoshop and other manipulation is allowed but keep it in the background. Let the voice of the photo be the loudest thing in the image, manipulation should play a supporting role.

Selections will be presented in an exhibition in the DCP Gallery in October 2022. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third places in the general category.

There is also a youth category! For the youth category, first and second place winners will receive prizes.

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08/31/2022

Call For Entries

Dodho Magazine

Barcelona,

We are looking for 6 fantastic photographers who want to give an incredible impulse to their career. We are going to put your photographs in front of the eyes of the directors of the best galleries, festivals and agencies around the world. are you coming with us?

Our mission is to discover the best talent, promote it and spread it, because we live and breathe photography, because we know the effort, the work and the passion behind each image, the need to find and capture beauty, to find a unique moment, to interpret the reality that surrounds us. Of the will that is needed to explain a story through a reportage, and to decipher the truth that is hidden in it.

For us, photography is light, life, emotion, communication, a challenge, but it is also a purely introspective act that forces us to question the way we see the world, our way of looking at reality, imbuing each photograph with a little bit of ourselves.

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08/31/2022

Nocturnes: Dusk till Dawn

Praxis Photo Arts Center

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, the magic of night photography has captured the collective imagination of the masses. From the infamously long exposures required by early artists to high-speed color film and the advent of digital technology, the light at night has inspired an explosion of interest among contemporary artists. Natural vistas, celestial bodies, urban landscapes, 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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09/01/2022

Exposure 2023 International Open Call

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 our 2023 juror is Michèle Pearson Clarke – an artist, writer, and educator who served as the photo laureate for the City of Toronto (2019-2022).

Artists selected by Michèle will exhibit their work at the Exposure 2023 International Open Call exhibition at Contemporary Calgary and be invited to show work in a public exhibition presented on Pattison Outdoor digital billboards located throughout the city. Exhibiting artists will receive an artist fee and financial support with the printing and production of their work for exhibition.

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09/01/2022

LACP’s 8th Annual Members’ Exhibition

Los Angeles Center for Photography

Los Angeles, CA

As the world continues to navigate unpredictable conditions, as we continue to come in and out of safe spaces, wherever they may be, we need to learn, re-learn and learn again how to be with one another and find our place in the world. The late French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, who passed away in August 2021, suggested that in a fragmented world, being and sense are both stimulated by being-in-common, and that being-in-the-world is a condition of existence. Co-existence, in that sense, is a condition of existence.

This virtual exhibition will explore what does it mean to be together again at a moment of great uncertainty, and how do ideas of returning, gathering and sharing space and time together may drive creativity. Comeback will present works by LACP members that consider shits and transformations in how we are present and absent in our worlds, re-discovering ourselves, our communities and creative voices.

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09/04/2022

(Un)Natural Cycles: Air, Water, Land

Center For Fine Art Photography

Fort Collins, CO

As the effects of climate change become more pronounced, the earth’s cycles and habitats are changing in unexpected ways. Let’s explore a visual conversation about both earth and human ecosystems with reactions, challenges, warnings, and possible solutions for our shared future.

JUROR | Elizabeth Cheng Krist

A founding member of the Visual Thinking Collective, Elizabeth Krist is on the boards of Women Photograph and of the W. Eugene Smith Fund. She was a National Geographic magazine photo editor for over 20 years. She recently freelanced for The New Yorker. Kristcurates exhibitions, teaches, and judges grants and exhibitions.

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09/04/2022

The Portrait

SE Center For Photography

Greenville, SC

The Portrait. We use portraits as objects of remembrance and reverence, of seduction and glorification. From the keepsakes in lockets as tiny remembrances of love, to the likenesses of leaders meant to inspire and seduce with their power. They can stir, and confront, and drive us to action. Just as they can lull in longing for a time since passed.

Our juror for The Portrait is Richard McCabe. Richard McCabe is a curator, photographer and writer based in New Orleans. He was born in England and grew up in the American South. In 1998, he received an MFA in Studio Art from Florida State University. Since 2010, he has been the Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

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09/06/2022

Push & Pull… handmade prints

Light Art Space

Silver City, NM

This exhibition of hand-made prints asks artists to think about internal and external tensions of the world. Today, polarization is prominent and deep chasms exist in many aspects of our lives. Can we bridge the divides?

And what is a bridge? Two major forces act on a bridge at any given time: compression and tension. Tension is a force that stretches something. Compression is a force that squeezes something together.

The theme can be interpreted loosely – turn ideas into images…make it your own.

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09/09/2022

Parallax – Women’s Photography Exhibition

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore, MD

JUROR: Liz Faust, Curator at Catalyst Contemporary Gallery and Full Circle Photography Gallery, Baltimore, and Professor at Maryland Institute College of Art and University of Maryland Baltimore County.

AWARDS: Accepted photographs received by October 7 will be juried for the following awards: First Place $500; Second Place $300; Third Place $200; Purchase Prize: The work selected for the Purchase Prize will be purchased at the value set by the artist and will become the property of Notre Dame of Maryland University.

ELIGIBILITY AND MEDIA: Photographs in any process are eligible, with no limitation as to size or materials. Each artist may submit up to 3 works online only. This juried exhibition is open to U.S.-based women artists of all levels (professional, emerging, and students 18 years and over).

ENTRY FEE: A non-­refundable entry fee of $35.00 entitles the artist to submit up to five (5) artworks.

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09/09/2022

Paris Photo–Aperture PhotoBook Awards

Aperture Foundation

New York, NY

This year, Paris Photo and Aperture are delighted to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Paris Photo–Aperture PhotoBook Awards, and I’m reaching out to see if you might be interested in promoting the call for entry to your audience on your social media channels, website, or newsletter.

As every year, this year’s prize seeks new photobooks that contribute to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year. We think your audience would benefit from hearing about this incredible opportunity. Prizes include a $10,000 cash prize for the First PhotoBook, having books exhibited internationally, and being featured in Aperture magazine in The PhotoBook Review section and on our website. Previous shortlisted artists include Sasha Phyars-Burgess, Laia Abril, Muhammad Faldi, Sally Mann, Dayanita Singh, Pacifico Silano, Farah Al Qasimi, Teju Cole, and many more.

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09/09/2022

Photo Shoot 2022

Black Box Gallery

Portland, OR

Black Box Gallery is excited to announce an open themed juried group photo show. Show us your favorite photographic shots! Open to all themes and ideas, all styles and genres, all perspectives on craftsmanship and photographic creativity. Great opportunity for landscape, architecture, portraiture, documentary, fashion, still life, conceptual projects, street, color and black and white, nature, night photography. This will be a fun show with a great diversity of photographs!

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09/09/2022

UNITY

ART FLUENT

Boston, MA

Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, UNITY.

The state of being united. Unity can show us a world through a different lens. Artists use it to visually tie together certain elements (color, line, shape, texture) within their composition. It gives us a feeling of cohesion where it connects these principles and helps us make sense of the work as complete – helping to deliver an understanding of harmony and balance. A piece would not be finished without it; how does your work communicate unity? Show us UNITY from your perspective.

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09/11/2022

Alternative Processes Competition 2022

Soho Photo Gallery

New York, NY

Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce the 18th International Alternative Processes Competition. Located in lower Manhattan, SPG is New York City’s longest running co-operative photography gallery. All selected photographs will be exhibited at the Gallery as well as on our website. The opening reception is Thursday, November 17th from 6 to 8 pm.

What are Alternative Processes?
Alternative processes include, but are not limited to: Albumen, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Platinum/ Palladium, Gum Bichromate, Bromoil, Salt Print, Tintype, Ziatype, Daguerreotype, Image Transfers, Liquid Emulsion, Chemigram, Photogravure as well as handmade prints created from digital negatives. Traditional Silver Gelatin Prints, C-Prints and Digital Prints are not eligible. There is no limitation as to subject matter.

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09/15/2022

International Juried Exhibition

Center for Photographic Art

Carmel, CA

The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2022 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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09/19/2022

Summer Lovin’

Treat Gallery

NYC, New York

The hottest season centered the summer solstice, the days are long and filled with carefree fun, sunshine, tradition and culture. Iconic songs like LFO’s “Summer Girls,” Grease’s “Summer Nights” and movies like “The Graduate” and “Wet Hot American Summer” are engrained in American culture. Fireworks, sunblock, hot dogs, baseball, ice cream. Summer. Summers are growing longer due to climate change. In recent years we’ve seen shifts in temperatures, weather patterns and the political climate.

We are in search of 10-15 artists who represent this theme in a creative way – visually or conceptually.

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09/30/2022

Color Awards 2022

Dodho Magazine

Barcelona,

We invite you to participate in the first edition of the color awards. we are looking for the best color picture for this year, 2022.The competition is open to any interpretation of color photography in all its dimensions, from everyday reality to pure abstraction

All the different photographic genres have their place in the Color Awards, photojournalism, portrait, nude, architecture, landscape, wildlife, abstraction, experimental, street photography, still life, artistic photography, or alternative processes. We look forward to seeing images with unique points of view and innovative approaches, as well as images that go within the more traditional ways of Color photography.

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10/02/2022

Telling Tales

SE Center For Photography

Greenville, SC

For our entire lives we’ve been told every picture tells a story. A Single image can have a powerful storytelling impact, change the way we see, and leave a lasting impression. Often, a signature image or motif is associated with an artist or photographer or project. We’re looking for images that stand on their own, able to tell a story without supporting images.

Our juror for the Telling Tales is Blue Mitchell. Mitchell is an artist and independent publisher. Based in Portland, Oregon, he has been involved with many facets of the photographic arts.

Mitchell states “I’m nostalgic. I am deeply interested in photo and art history, yet I’m not crippled by what’s already been done, ‘cause everything has. I do not limit my photographic toolbox. I have no problems ruining my art… for its own sake. That includes film and prints… all those lovely, precious artifacts.”

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, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slide show. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived.

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10/09/2022

Primary Colors

New York Center for Photographic Arts

New York, NY

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

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10/14/2022

MOOD

ART FLUENT

Boston, MA

The power of art is healing. This theory rests upon the fact that art connects with emotion. It’s an energy. The mood in a piece can connect the viewer in a deeply profound way. An atmosphere has the ability to deliver a certain mental state- sadness, boredom, happiness, fear, surprise, anger, pride, desire, anxiety…and so on. What emotional value does your work convey? Show us MOOD from your perspective.

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10/17/2022

Carmignac Photojournalism Award

Fondation Carmignac

Hyères,

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.

Although a benchmark in West Africa for its political stability and multiple political parties, the cradle of pan-Africanism must confront its proliferating open dumps—such as Agbogbloshie, where nearly 80,000 people reside. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has identified Ghana as one of the world’s top sites of electronic waste.
International law mobilized to limit the transport of hazardous waste with the Basel Convention in 1992, followed by the Bamako Convention in 1998. Yet no change has been implemented. Swayed by lower costs, Western Europe is one of the regions that exports the most illegal waste today—nearly 600,000 tonnes per year—despite having its own efficient recycling centres.

About 95% of electronic waste in Ghana is collected and recycled through the informal economy. Without any health regulations, this work is often carried out by untrained minors seeking to recover valuable materials, such as copper and gold. These individuals are exposed to hundreds and hundreds of harmful substances, including lead and mercury. These are not biodegradable and accumulate in the ecosystem and living beings. According to WHO (World Health Organization): “A child who consumes even a single chicken egg from Agbogbloshie will absorb 220 times the daily limit of chlorinated dioxins (environmental pollutants).”

Photography has played an important role in the life of this post-colonial society, bearing witness to daily and family life as well as revealing a political and cultural golden age in the 1960s and 1970s. It is important today that this medium confronts realities that challenges the utopia of a common world championed since independence.

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11/01/2022

One Million Photos

Cleveland Photo Fest

Beachwood, OH

The Cleveland Photo Fest announces the world’s largest international photo exhibition 1,000,000 PHOTOS, opening in November of 2022 at the Bostwick Design Art Initiative, Cleveland, Ohio. NO SUBMISSION FEE!

Any family friendly photo is welcome! Send as many as you’d like. The more the better! All submitters receive a certificate of participation.

Everyone in the world is welcome to submit family friendly digital images to be used in the show; there is no fee to submit. The photos will be assembled into multi-image panels which will be displayed in Cleveland mid-November through December 31, 2022.

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11/06/2022

2023 Denis Roussel Award

Center For Fine Art Photography

Fort Collins, CO

Denis Roussel, 41, was a talented and dedicated photographer who was beloved by his family, friends, and the photography community. Denis was lost to bile duct cancer on July 12, 2017. This annual award honors Roussel’s memory and legacy and is tailored to help the selected artist reach the next level in their artistic path.

Fellowship includes a stipend of $1,500 and various personalized resources to aid the recipient’s artistic journey.

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

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