Archive for April 17, 2007

3rd Annual National Juried Exhibition at Newspace DEADLINE 5/11

The deadline to submit entries to Newspace for consideration by Juror DARIUS HIMES is rapidly approaching. I encourage you to enter and introduce your work to him.

Details:

“Newspace Center for Photography invites you to participate in our 3rd Annual National Juried Exhibition Competition. Selected photographers will exhibit at the Center from July 6th through 29th, 2007. First, second, and third prize winners will be awarded $250, $150 & $100, a 3 person show in 2008 and selected items from our sponsors.

The competition is open to all photographic processes and themes but should have been created in the last 2 years. International entries are accepted.

The entry fee is $25 for 5 images. You may enter as many times as you would like but you must include a separate entry form and entry fee for each set of 5 images submitted via CD-Rom only. Entry fees are non-refundable. All entries must be received by Friday, May 11th, 2007. Materials will not be returned.

Those accepted into the show will be notified by early June.”

ABOUT THE JUROR:

Darius Himes is editor of photo-eye Booklist, a quarterly magazine devoted to photobooks. He is a lecturer and writer, having written for Blind Spot, BOMB, and American Photo. Himes is also an Adjunct Professor of Photographic Arts at the College of Santa Fe and frequently lectures on the contemporary photographic book. He earned his BFA in Photography from Arizona State University, Tempe, and a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Santa Fe campus, and actively pursues his own image-making. His website URL is: www.dariushimes.com

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Inge Morath Award for Young Women Photojournalists: Deadline MAY 15

Magnum Photos has announced the guidelines and deadline details for the 5th Annual Inge Morath Prize:

Magnum Photos Inge Morath Award

“Magnum Photos announces the fifth Inge Morath Prize to be awarded to a woman photographer under thirty years of age. The $5000 prize is given to assist in the completion of a long term documentary project.

Inge Morath was an Austrian-born photographer who was associated with Magnum for almost fifty years. She died in January, 2002. As Inge devoted much of her enthusiasm to encouraging women photographers, this award is given as a tribute by her colleagues.

Form of Submission

Images should be sent as a Powerpoint slide show. No Quicktime presentations, PDF or HTML files will be accepted. A folder with the individual image files should accompany the Powerpoint file.

Image file the specifications are:

- 40-60 images
- file size: 1200 pixels on the longest side @ 150 DPI saved as a Jpeg compression at 8
- images should be numbered in the order that you wish them to be presented, with the number coming first in the file name (to ensure the correct sequence use two digits, example: 01_, 02, 03) and then your last name. F.ex. 01_Smith, 02_Smith, 03_Smith etc. Please do not use any spacing in the name.

Please test the CD before you send it and be sure to label it with your name and contact details. If your portfolio does not meet these requirements, it will not be considered.

Support material:

- Send a project description (optional; maximum one page)
- Curriculum Vitae (required; maximum three pages) including photographer’s name, telephone number, plus shipping and mailing address.

Submissions should be sent to:

Inge Morath Award
c/o Magnum Photos
151 West 25th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
USA

Deadline: May 15, 2007
Award Announcement: July 15, 2007

Return of material is the responsibility of the applicant. Submissions that are not accompanied by SASE will not be returned.”

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Happy Birthday MAGNUM PHOTOS! 60 Years Young Today

On this day in 1947, Magnum Photos was founded. There is a wonderful slide show on the agency’s website highlighting 100 of the iconic images made by the Magnum members over these 60 years.

The Magnum Festival, celebrating 60 years as an independent agency and artistic cooperative, will take place during the month of June in New York City. “The Festival will embrace the various aspects of the past 60 years of documentary as well as promote the importance for responsible documentary work in the future.” Through a series of city-wide events, the Magnum Festival will highlight photography, film and journalism. A website detailing events will be launched soon; I’ll post its URL as soon as it becomes available.

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