Archive for July, 2010

Deadline September 8th: Honickman Book Prize Now Accepting Applications

From the website:


First Book Prize Overview

Guidelines

Application Materials

Frequently Asked Questions

Biennial Winners: 2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University and The Honickman Foundation (THF), based in Philadelphia, co-sponsor this prestigious biennial prize for American photographers. The only prize of its kind, the CDS / Honickman First Book Prize competition is open to American photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work and who use their cameras for creative exploration, whether it be of places, people, or communities; of the natural or social world; of beauty at large or the lack of it; of objective or subjective realities. The prize will honor work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose.

Renowned photographer and writer Robert Adams was the prize’s inaugural judge. Maria Morris Hambourg, Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, judged the second biennial competition. The judge for the third competition (2006) was Robert Frank, one of America’s most important and influential photographers. Celebrated photographer Mary Ellen Mark was the judge of the fourth prize competition in fall 2008. The fifth prize judge (2010) is William Eggleston. The winning photographer receives a grant of $3,000, publication of a book of photography, and inclusion in a Web site devoted to presenting the work of winners of the prize. The judge also writes the introduction for the book, which will be published by Duke University Press in association with CDS Books of the Center for Documentary Studies.

Guidelines

Eligibility
The prize is open to American citizens of any age who have yet to publish a book-length work (a publication which focuses on the photographer’s work, contains more than thirty of the photographer’s images, and is sold through conventional book distribution channels).

Deadline
All required materials must be submitted under one cover between June 15 and September 8, 2010. Materials must be postmarked no later than September 8, 2010.

Entry Fee
The entry fee is $50. Make checks or money orders payable to the Center for Documentary Studies / Honickman First Book Prize.

Selection and Notification
A panel of photographers and editors will review all submissions and select 12 to 25 finalists by November 15, 2010. Finalists will be asked to submit ten sample prints from the body of their submitted work for the judge’s review. The winner will be publicly announced in January 2011.

All applicants will be notified by postcard of receipt of their materials. Materials will be returned to nonfinalists by January 1, 2011.

The award will be reported to the winner on a 1099-Miscellaneous tax form. It is the responsibility of the winners to file their tax liability.

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Deadline August 17th, judged by curator Edward Robinson: “New Normal” Exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography

When it comes to choosing which juried competitions to enter, I strongly encourage investing your time and energy in those that will put your work in front of curators, gallerists and publishers who can make a difference in your careers.  Hence my interest in your knowing about this upcoming deadline:


From the Center for Fine Art Photography website:

Commuter Train © Ryan Zoghlin

“THEME:


New Normal

Consider the challenges of the era, economic, environmental, and political and respond to the fundamentally shifting norms shared about beauty, gender roles, and spiritual belief. New Normal addresses the evolving ideals of social relationships, ecological engagement, media and culture in our ever changing world.

JUROR:


Edward Robinson

Mr. Robinson is the Associate Curator of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). He earned a PhD at Oxford University in the History of Art and Photography and a BA in Art History at Brown University. Formerly the Beaumont and Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow in the Dept. of Photography at MoMA, he initiated and organized over four years a number of exhibitions and programs. He has served as well as the Editor of Blind Spot magazine, has published a number of articles on photographic history, and has taught at New York University and Yale University.

EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:


With selection for this exhibition, featured artist’s work will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography. Each participant will be included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition and Online Gallery exhibition.

liveBooks Website Award: Valued at $399 each, two artists will receive a one year subscription for a website from liveBooks.com

Juror’s Selection Award: $300 and a Blurb book award from Blurb.com

Director’s Selection Award: $200 and a Blurb book award from Blurb.com

Honorable Mention Award: $100

All exhibitors are included in the Center’s online gallery


Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions.

Exhibit Prints: All accepted images submitted for exhibition must be printed and framed or mounted professionally. The Center recognizes that some work is non traditional and incorporates the framing as an integral part of the presentation. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional economical printing and framing services. Additional details will be provided upon request.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Entries due: Aug. 17, 2010

Notice of acceptance: Aug. 27, 2010

Exhibition dates: Nov. 5 – 27, 2010

Public / Artists’ Reception: Nov. 5 from 6-9pm


ENTRY FEE:

Members: $20 for the first three images.

Non-Members: $35 for the first three images.

Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.

Applicants signing up for membership at the time they submit their work for jurying may become a member and meet the entry fee for a total of $77.00 USD.”


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Deadline August 16th: Sixth Annual Alternative Processes Competition, Soho Photo

From the Soho Photo website:

Annual Soho Photo Alternative Process Competition.
Download 2010 Prospectus

Soho Photo initiated its Annual Alternative Processes Competition in 2005 with the objective of recognizing the achievements of those photographers who continue to craft their images the way photographers have done since the beginning of the medium. These alternative processes include (but are not limited to) albumen, cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, platinum/palladium, gum bichromate, bromoil, salt print, ambrotype, tintype, image transfer and Ziatype. 19th Century photographic processes dominate this genre, however some modern methods have joined the accepted ranks. Alternative photography results in the creation of one-of-a-kind handmade images, with the imprint of each photographer’s special individuality and artistry.

In previous competitions, jurors have included John Stevenson, Christopher James, Tricia Rosenkilde and Dan Estabrook.  The juror for 2009′s  competition was Robert A. Schaefer Jr. whose picks resulted in a month-long show featuring the winning photographs of 44 photographers from all over the United States. The winners’ list from that competition is available, 2009 winners.

Soho Photo’s 6th Annual Alternative Competition Show is scheduled for November 2 to 27, 2010.

Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to welcome as the distinguished jurors for this year’s competition, France Scully Osterman and Mark Osterman, who are uniquely qualified to jury the SOHO PHOTO Annual Alternative Processes Competition. They are both fine art photographers and scholars specializing in early photographic processes, most notably, wet-plate collodion. Mark has researched, practiced and taught historic processes for well over 20 years and is currently process historian at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. France is an artist, writer, and educator at Scully & Osterman Studio and guest scholar at Eastman House.

Submissions should arrive no later than August 16, 2010. See prospectus for submission details.

soho photo alternative processes competition

Annual Soho Photo Alternative Process Competition.
Download 2010 Prospectus

Soho Photo initiated its Annual Alternative Processes Competition in 2005 with the objective of recognizing the achievements of those photographers who continue to craft their images the way photographers have done since the beginning of the medium. These alternative processes include (but are not limited to) albumen, cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, platinum/palladium, gum bichromate, bromoil, salt print, ambrotype, tintype, image transfer and Ziatype. 19th Century photographic processes dominate this genre, however some modern methods have joined the accepted ranks. Alternative photography results in the creation of one-of-a-kind handmade images, with the imprint of each photographer’s special individuality and artistry.

In previous competitions, jurors have included John Stevenson, Christopher James, Tricia Rosenkilde and Dan Estabrook.  The juror for 2009′s  competition was Robert A. Schaefer Jr. whose picks resulted in a month-long show featuring the winning photographs of 44 photographers from all over the United States. The winners’ list from that competition is available, 2009 winners.

Soho Photo’s 6th Annual Alternative Competition Show is scheduled for November 2 to 27, 2010. Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to welcome as the distinguished jurors for this year’s competition, France Scully Osterman and Mark Osterman, who are uniquely qualified to jury the SOHO PHOTO Annual Alternative Processes Competition. They are both fine art photographers and scholars specializing in early photographic processes, most notably, wet-plate collodion. Mark has researched, practiced and taught historic processes for well over 20 years and is currently process historian at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. France is an artist, writer, and educator at Scully & Osterman Studio and guest scholar at Eastman House.

Submissions should arrive no later than August 16, 2010. See prospectus for submission details.

SOHO PHOTO  |  15 White Street  |  New York, NY 10013  |  212.226.8571  |  Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 6 pm

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August 5th: Vicki Topaz Exhibition Reception and Book Signing at Alliance Francaise, San Francisco

A trade edition of San Francisco-based Vicki Topaz’s artist book “SILENT NESTS” has recently been published.

An exhibition of the images featured in “Silent Nests: Photographs by Vicki Topaz” is on view in San Francisco from August 2-31, 2010

There will be a Reception and Book Signing for Ms. Topaz at the Gallery on Thursday, August 5th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

From the press release:
“The gallery at Alliance Francaise is pleased to present Silent Nests, a solo exhibition of black and white photographs by Vicki Topaz.

Silent Nests – a photographic journey into France’s rich cultural past – unveils the majestic and once prestigious medieval colombiers (dovecotes or pigeon houses) of Normandy and Brittany.
A handsome monograph published by Kehrer Verlag accompanies the exhibition and is available for purchase for $40.
Alliance Française  is located at 1345 Bush Street in San Francisco.

Click here for more information.”

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Deadline September 1st: Tracey Baran Award given to an emerging female US citizen

The Tracey Baran Award

Oasis, © Tracey Baran, 2004
Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks+Projects

Oasis

The Tracey Baran Award was established to honor the memory and achievement of Tracey Baran, a young photographer who died after a short illness in 2008. This annual award, with a fellowship grant of $5000, will be given to one emerging female photographer who is a citizen of the United States.

The grant recipient will be determined by a review panel based on artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium.

The jury panel for 2010 will consist of Jen Davis, photographer; Christine Osinski, photographer; and Leslie Tonkonow, Director, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks+Projects.

This award was created by the School of Visual Arts BFA Photography Department and the Estate of Tracey Baran. It was funded by the generous artists who donated to the Tracey Baran Memorial Auction.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Application Deadline:
September 1st, 2010

Entry Fee: None

Eligibility: The contest is open to all emerging female photographers who are citizens of the United States. Emerging is defined as not having had a major solo show in a commercial gallery or museum, gallery representation or an advertising campaign.

Contact: info@traceybaranaward.org

APPLICATION

How To Apply: Go to http://www.callforentry.org, where, you will find a link to the School of Visual Arts-Tracey Baran Award application, along with step-by-step instructions on how to register, which is free and user-friendly. All entries must be submitted online; we will not process any applications we receive by e-mail or standard mail.

A completed application consists of the following information & files:

Portfolio: A portfolio of twenty image files showing representative, recent work, with text descriptions for each: artist’s name, title, year, medium, and dimensions. All images must be saved at 1920 x 1920 pixels and as standard JPEG’s. All images must be under 1.8MB and use RGB color space, preferably sRGB. Because all images must be saved at 1920X1920 pixels, you may use a black mask if the image does not fit to these dimensions. Please refer to https://www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml for further information.

Resume / CV

Artist Statement: The purpose of the statement is to give the review panel a better understanding of your work, while they are viewing it. Your statement should be clear, concise and relate to the portfolio you submit.

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August 4th in Phoenix: Lecture, “Cezanne and Modern Photography”

From the printed announcement from the Phoenix Art Museum:

“Cezanne’s influence on painting is obvious, but what about his effect on photography?  From Edward Steichen’s still lifes of fruit to Alfred Stieglitz’s portraits of bathers, Norton Family Curator of Photography Rebecca Senf, Ph.D., discusses how early American photography reflects Cezanne’s infamous subject matter, composition and style.”

This lecture is in conjunction with the two current exhibitions:

Cezanne and American Modernism,” on view through September 26th.

and

Creative Continuum: The History of the Center for Creative Photography” on view through November 28, 2010

From the webpage for the exhibition:

The year was 1975. Gerald R. Ford was president, a little company named Microsoft was founded, A Chorus Line opened on Broadway and Jaws was making a big splash in movie theaters. And in Tucson, a lifelong dream was realized.

Founded by legendary photographer Ansel Adams and then University of Arizona President John P. Schaefer, The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona was the vision of two men who wanted to create an institution dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and managing all materials that are essential to understanding photography and its history. Today, 35 years later, the Center has acquired more archives and individual works by 20th century North American photographers than any other museum in the nation.

Creative Continuum charts the Center’s dynamic evolution, beginning with the inaugural exhibition of works by Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and Frederick Sommer through today’s contemporary artists that are reinventing the medium. This special look at the Center’s history is an exciting and engaging “who’s who” of American photography and features works by Richard Avedon, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Louis Carlos Bernal, Tseng Kwong Chi, Imogen Cunningham, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Roy DeCarava, Andy Warhol and Edward Weston.

In addition to nearly ninety photographs, Creative Continuum also includes a sampling from the Center’s Voices of Photography video oral history project, rare archival objects from the vault and examples of past exhibition catalogues.”

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Deadline August 5th: 4th Annual Historical and Alternative Process Show at Tilt Gallery in Phoenix

From the Tilt Gallery website:

“Photography Re-Imagined

4nd Annual Juried Alternative & Historical Process Show

Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ Juror: Anna Strickland

October 1st – October 29th, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, October 1st, 6-9 pm,

Juror Anna Strickland will be joining us for the opening reception.

3rd Friday Art Walk Reception: Friday, October 16th, 6-9 pm

About the Juror: Anna Strickland is a Senior Critic in the Photography Dept. at Rhode Island School of Design where she has taught the Antique and Alternative Processes Class for over two decades. She has also taught the contemporary application of historical processes at a number of other colleges, universities and workshops throughout the US and Europe. Originally trained in antique processes at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY in the 70’s, she has continuously employed these alternative methods in her installations and other professional productions. She holds a graduate degree from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where she did original research in historical processes as part of her thesis. Her work is found in both private and public collections throughout the US and Europe. One of the courses she teaches every year involves bringing RISD students to Paris to work at Spéos: Paris Photographic Institute. This year she exhibited work from her seminal “Ladder Series” at the Galerie Spéos, which included Platinum/palladium prints. She is currently working on a portfolio of platinum and gum bi-chromate prints.

Eligibility: All prints made using an alternative, historical process are eligible and the exhibition is open to all subject matter. Examples of acceptable include bromoil, albumen, collotype, kallitype, lazertran, anthotype, ziatype, carbon, argyrotype, cyanotype, daguerreotype, gum bichromate, salted paper, photogravure, solarplate, tintype, platinum and palladium, van dyke, hand applied emulsions, wet-plate collodion, and combinations of all of the above. No digital, c-prints, Polaroid or solvent transfers, or gelatin silver prints will be accepted unless combined with an alternative process. For further questions regarding eligible processes e-mail info@tiltgallery.com. Work should have been completed in the last three years.

Entry Fee: $30 for three images. Send any additional images for $5.00 per image. Check or money order accepted; make check payable to Tilt Gallery.

Deadline for Submissions: All entries must be received by Thursday, August 5th, 2010. Notification of acceptance will be sent on September 12th, 2010. Framed work needs to arrive at the gallery no later than September 24th, 2010.

Award: First place will receive $250 and the artist will be included in a Tilt Gallery retrospective exhibition in 2011 showcasing the past 4-year of Photography Re- Imagined first place winners. Second place will receive $150, and third place will receive $100.”

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