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To my readers:

I am pleased to tell you that I have merged my blog into my updated website. On my new homepage you will see the three most recent blog posts, as well as being able to navigate through the blog categories directly at any time.   You will also easily find “PLANNING AHEAD: Industry Events of Note” as its own category, as well as my event calendar “MVS ON THE ROAD” prominently featured on the new website.  Click here now:

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I’m sure you will find the new combined blog AND website an even greater resource!

Thanks so much for visiting the past five years, and hope you will bookmark my new website.

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Flash Forward 2011 Submission Deadline: December 31st, 2010

From the Magenta Foundation:

Call for Submissions: Flash Forward 2011

The Magenta Foundation is pleased to announce Year Seven of its Emerging Photographers exchange.

  • This is an open call for submissions.
  • All photographers in Canada, the UK and the US 34 years of age and under may submit.
  • All submission requirements and instructions are located here on our website

Jurors for 2011:

  • Canada:
    • Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie, Photo Editor, enRoute Magazine
    • Erin Elder, Manager, Business Development, Digital Media, The Globe and Mail
    • Robyn McCallum, Bau-Xi Photo Gallery, Toronto
  • UK:
    • Diane Smyth, British Journal of Photography, London
    • Harry Hardie, Director, HOST Gallery
    • Bruno Ceschel, Founder, Self Publish, Be Happy
    • Aaron Schuman, Director and Editor, Seesaw Magazine
  • US:
    • Andy Adams, Editor and Publisher, Flak Photo
    • Shane Lavalette, Photographer and Publisher/Editor, Lay Flat

Competition Prizing:

The Bright Spark Award winner will receive $5,000.

As in the past, all competition Winners and Honourable Mentions will be published in a high quality catalogue. Along with being published, select 2011 Flash Forward Winners will be featured in a touring exhibition.

In January 2011, a significant additional component will be announced to complement the program’s alternate festival years. Stay tuned and sign up for our newsletter.

Submission Deadline:

Submissions close on Fri, Dec 31, 2010.

Click here for “Guidelines for Submission”

Submission Fees:

  • Canada: $50
  • USA: $50
  • UK: £30

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Deadline November 7th for the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibit; Juror to be Natasha Egan of MoCP

 

The JEG Exhibition is 10!  And what a legacy of jurors, and exhibiting artists!
Submissions for the 10th Annual Joyce Elain Grant Photography Exhibition are now being accepted on-line at:

until November 7, 2010.

Exhibition proceeds support scholarships for future graduate students in photography at TWU.
See below for details about the exhibition.

 

Please direct questions concerning this year’s competition and resulting exhibition to:
Danielle Khoury, Exhibition Coordinator, danielle@daniellekhoury.com

EXHIBITION & JUROR DETAILS:

Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition:  February 14 -March 23, 2011
Texas Woman’s University Fine Arts Gallery, Denton, Texas

Juror: Natasha Egan, Associate Director and Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.
Entries due: November 7, 2011
About the Juror: Natasha Egan, Associate Director and Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. Egan has organized numerous exhibitions such as Alienation and Assimilation: Contemporary Images and Installations from the Republic of Korea; Consuming Nature; Manufactured Self; Made in China; Loaded Landscapes; The Edge of Intent and co-organized Reversed Images: Representations of Shanghai and Its Contemporary Material Culture. She also teaches in the photography and humanities departments at Columbia College Chicago.

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SPE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS and other awards: Submission Deadline November 1st

PLAN AHEAD to not miss this deadline!

I have long been an active part of the Society for Photographic Education community, beginning my participation as a volunteer when an Undergraduate at ASU, where I met many of my best friends in our field.  Today, one of those colleagues I met as a volunteer at an SPE in the late 70’s, Susan kae Grant and I offer a closed-door Student Seminar moderated by Dennis Keeley which is held just prior to the launch of each National Conference, for all recipients of awards and all students working as volunteers.  Join us!  Apply for these grants, or Volunteer.  See you at the Student Seminar in Atlanta mid-March!

SPE National Student Scholarship Opportunities

Society for Photographic Education   /   Deadline: 11/01/10

Download in PDF Format

SPE student members can apply for scholarships to offset the cost of attending the 2011 national conference. A 2011 national conference fee waiver and a one-year membership to SPE are provided by SPE in addition to the cash awards. Please download pdf for full instructions on how to submit.

Fees

10.00

Eligibility

Applicants must be current full-time students enrolled at a post-secondary institution as an undergraduate or graduate student majoring/concentrating in photography not graduating before the end of the academic year 2010-2011.

Applicants must be student members of SPE or become members before submitting their scholarship application.

Applicants are not eligible to receive the same award for two consecutive years, and cannot receive two awards in one year.

Applicants submitting to more than one award must submit different bodies of work.

Requirements

A cohesive body of work with no more than FIVE images. Images around 1280 x 1280 px @ 72 ppi are ideal for good image quality and fast upload

A succinct artist statement of 200 words or less that informs the work

A statement addressing how your attendance at the conference will benefit you, as well as an overview of prior involvement with SPE or other arts organizations

A description of the conceptual basis of your work and its technical qualities, including a description of processes used

A brief resume, including name, address, phone number, email address and current institutional affiliation, and educational and professional experience

Contact information for a current photography professor (include name, title, email, and phone number)

Awards

Ten SPE Awards are offered and feature a $500 travel stipend to attend the national conference.

The SPE Award for Innovations in Imaging in Honor of Jeannie Pearce is open to all eligible students working primarily with digital technology and is designated for work only possible because of emerging digital technologies-no alternative processes or gelatin silver prints. A project description describing how the work is possible as a result of emerging digital technologies is required as part of the submission process. Jurors will seek to award work that demonstrates the most innovative, freshest and unique uses of digital technologies.

The Freestyle Crystal Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Black and White Photography is generously sponsored by Freestyle Photographic Supplies. Freestyle’s goal in offering this award is to provide greater support for students working in traditional black and white silver imaging and alternative processes. One student will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize. The sponsoring faculty member will be presented with an engraved crystal apple, a 2011 national conference fee waiver, and a one-year membership to SPE. Please note: sponsoring faculty must teach at the institution where the student is currently enrolled. All light-sensitive processes, including alternative processes (Van Dyke brown, platinum, albumen, gum bichromate, cyanotype, kallitype, salt, liquid emulsion, lith printing, hand coloring, bromoil, modern day tintype, etc.) are eligible for this award as long as the end product is a gelatin silver or handmade alternative process print. No digital prints accepted.

Considerations

The SPE scholarship competition open September 1 through November 1, 2010. Download the pdf above for full instructions on how to submit your portfolio online.

Contact Information

2530 Superior Ave #403
Cleveland, OH 44114

W: http://spenational.slideroom.com
E: membership@spenational.org

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Deadline October 1st: Davis Orton Gallery “PHOTOBOOK!!” Competition

From the Davis Orton Gallery website:

“PHOTOBOOK!! Competition

The Photographer and the Self-Published PhotoBook

The self-published photobook is an exciting new avenue for photographers to present their work directly to the public. In addition, the photobook itself can be a work of art.

As part of the Davis Orton Gallery’s commitment to showcasing the work of contemporary photographers, the Gallery is sponsoring a juried photobook competition culminating in a gallery exhibition and sale.

PHOTOBOOK!! GALLERY EXHIBITION AND SALE

20 books exhibited

4 ‘best of show’ will include framed prints

12 month online catalog

The exhibition and sale will feature 20 winning books.  Of the 20 winning entries, four books will be selected as Best in Show. Photographers awarded Best in Show will also exhibit up to four photographs (depending on size) in the gallery.  An online catalog of the winning works, with links to the photographers’ websites or online storefronts will remain on the Davis Orton Gallery website for one year.

JUROR: PAULA TOGNARELLI

Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. The Griffin Museum of Photography is a small photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. The Griffin Museum houses three galleries on-site, two virtual galleries and four satellite galleries.

Ms. Tognarelli is an avid collector of photography books.

EXHIBITION DATES

November 18 to December 19, 2010 with an opening reception Saturday, November 20, 2010, 6 to 8 p.m.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

The Submission period begins August 15, 2010 and ends on October 1, 2010.
Entries must be in-hand or postmarked by October 1.
Once entered, all submissions are final; no changes or edits may be made to your book.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

PHOTOBOOK!! is open to photographers in the United States and abroad* who have made a photography book via any on-demand, self-publishing printing service such as blurb, lulu, viovio, iphoto, etc. that produces commercial quality printing and binding.

Entrants may submit up to three different titles that are self-published photography books of any size, format, or style: hard cover, soft cover, case-wraps, landscape, portrait, square, color, black and white.

You’ll send one (returnable) “jury copy” of each book to the gallery for jurying.

Submissions will be judged on the basis of: cover design, strength of the photography, subject matter of the book, page layouts, editing and sequencing and emotional impact of the overall book. All judging is at the complete discretion of the juror and all decisions of the juror are final.

By entering, you warrant that each submission is an original work of authorship created by you, the photographer, and that it does not infringe any third party’s rights, and that you have obtained any necessary permissions.

SUBMISSION FEE

The fee for submission of up to three books is $25″

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Deadline September 14th: Spectra Photography Triennial 2010, Juror is Brian Paul Clamp

From the Silvermine Guild Arts Center website:

SPECTRA ’10: National Photography Triennial

Click here to download a prospectus.

Juror: Brian Paul Clamp, owner, ClampArt, Chelsea, NY

Brian Paul Clamp is the owner and director of ClampArt, a gallery in Chelsea in New York City specializing in modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on photography. ClampArt mounts ten to fifteen exhibitions per year featuring the work of emerging and mid-career artists. Mr. Clamp opened the gallery in 2000 after completing a Master of Arts degree in Critical Studies in Modern Art at Columbia University. For eight years prior to that Mr. Clamp served as the director of a gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side specializing in late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings. Aside from exhibitions at his own gallery space, Clamp has curated numerous photography shows at various venues throughout the United States, and has reviewed photographers’ portfolios on dozens of panels over the past several years. Mr. Clamp is the author of numerous publications on American art to date, and also occasionally contributes written work to various art periodicals.

Eligibility: All original photography, completed since January 2007, is eligible. Residents of the United States only. Maximum print size must not exceed 165 inches in length or width. CD-ROMs and DVDs will be accepted. No slides.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

All entries received after that date will not be eligible.


ABOUT SILVERMINE:

Silvermine is a learning community on four scenic acres in New Canaan, Connecticut.  We are dedicated to creativity and growth through the making and understanding of the visual arts.  Silvermine Guild Arts Center promotes artistic experimentation and growth through the Guild of Artists; courses and workshops in ceramics, sculpture, photography, new media, painting, drawing, jewelry and more.  Our classes, lectures, gallery and community outreach offer a full spectrum of opportunities to creative individuals of all levels and ages.  The facilities feature fully equipped art studios and galleries.  Silvermine Guild Arts Center’s programs and activities draw 15,000 artists and patrons annually to this historic section of Fairfield County dedicated to the fine arts.

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Deadline September 18th: Lens Culture International Exposure Awards


Lens Culture International Exposure Awards discover, reward, and promote talented, new, emerging and established photographers from around the world.

We’re looking for exciting images from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, street photography, nature, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human.

An international jury of photography experts will review and judge every photo submitted.

This year, in addition to cash awards and other prizes, we’re delighted to announce that all winning photographs will be featured in well-publicized International Exposure Awards traveling exhibitions at galleries in Paris, New York and San Francisco in 2011. (Additional international gallery venues may be announced soon.) The winning photographs will also get prominent, exclusive photo features in Lens Culture, giving them access and broad exposure to an enthusiastic, influential worldwide audience.

Six photographers will win top honors (3 Portfolio Awards, and 3 Single Image Awards). Additionally, 25 photographers (from either category) will win Honorable Mention Awards.

Last year, we received over 6,000 images from photographers in 48 countries on six continents! Many of the 29 winners from 2009 continue to achieve great success with their careers — winning other awards (including two World Press Photo Awards), signing publishing contracts, getting editorial assignments, group and solo exhibitions, artists residencies, and having their work collected by institutions and private collectors around the world.

Award Categories and Prizes

All levels of emerging and professional photographers are invited to apply for these awards. Two categories of photographs will be judged:

Portfolio Awards

Submit 10 to 15 photographic images that are linked — thematically, aesthetically, as a story, or simply as a range of your photographic talent. Edit your selections carefully, since this category will be judged on the strength of the group of photographs as a whole, and not as individual photographs. Entry fee: $75.

Portfolio Category Prizes:

Grand Prize $2,500 cash
2nd Prize $1,000 cash
3rd Prize $500 cash

PLUS:

Each winning portfolio will be presented in a prominent feature article in Lens Culture (along with the photographers’ names and links to their web pages), PLUS publication in our deluxe 2010 Winner’s Catalog, AND inclusion in the International Exposure Awards traveling exhibitions — all powerful ways to get the attention of hundreds of thousands of photography lovers!

Single Image Photo Awards

Often, a single powerful photograph captures our attention as important, artistic, meaningful, and memorable. A great photo can stand on its own, demonstrating a remarkable level of visual perception, sensitivity, and creativity. Photographs of all genres and all categories are welcome. The jury will choose three cash prize winners in this category. Entry fees: $35 per image, or $60 to submit two to five images.

Prizes for Single Image Photo Awards:

Grand prize: $1,500 cash
2nd prize: $500 cash
3rd prize: $250 cash

PLUS

All Single Image Winners will be presented in a prominent feature article in Lens Culture (along with the photographers’ names and links to their web pages), PLUS publication in our deluxe 2010 International Exposure Awards Winners Catalog, AND inclusion in the International Exposure Awards traveling exhibitions.

25 Honorable Mention Awards:

25 Honorable Mention photographs (chosen by the judges from either category — Portfolio or Single Image) will win prominent placement of a single photo on the Award Winner’s Page in Lens Culture, including a link to your own personal or professional website. PLUS publication in our deluxe 2010 International Exposure Awards Winners Catalog, AND inclusion in the International Exposure Awards traveling exhibitions.

ALL winners will also be announced in the Lens Culture blog, along with a special mention in the Lens Culture email newsletter that is sent to thousands of subscribers. Prints of some of the winning images may also be eligible for sale via Lens Culture Editions, subject to an optional agreement between the winner and Lens Culture.

Submit your photos by September 18, 2010

Applicants must submit their photos to us online at: http://lensculture.slideroom.com. After you have uploaded your images and information, you will be asked to pay your submission fee of $75 for the Portfolio category, or $35 (to submit one photo) or $60 (to submit two to five photos) for the Single Image category. For good image quality and fast upload, your image files should be less than 2 MB each, and sized around 1024 x 768 pixels @ 72 ppi. Our online portal offers additional instruction for submitting work. For complete submission guidelines and rules, please see our FAQs and rules.

Winners will be announced on October 15, 2010

Prizes will be awarded, and all winning photographs will be exhibited online, prominently, to coincide with Lens Culture’s extra-special Paris Photo Edition in November 2010.

About Lens Culture

Lens Culture is one of the most popular and influential online magazines about contemporary photography today. The site attracts between 7,000 and 10,000+ unique visitors every day, from more than 50 countries (over 2.7 million visits each year). Our audience includes photography collectors, photo editors, book publishers, museum curators, art gallery owners, agents, critics, journalists, festival directors, and other passionate lovers of photography. Several artists whose photographs have gained attention as a result of their feature in Lens Culture have won book publishing contracts, solo and group art gallery shows, museum exhibitions, participation in international photography festivals, and commissions from around the world. Select artists are offered the opportunity to sell limited editions of their work through Lens Culture Editions, earning them thousands of dollars from sales to international art collectors.
Good luck!

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2010 Prize and Traveling Exhibition Sponsors:

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