Jen Bekman to jury CPW’s “Photography Now 2008” – deadline 9/30

Galleriest and industry innovator JEN BEKMAN will judge “Photography Now” for the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Deadline for arrival of submissions is SEPTEMBER 30. From the competition website:

It’s the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s annual Photography Now call for entries where winners will be published in CPW’s magazine, PQ. This year CPW has invited acclaimed gallery owner and writer/curator, Jen Bekman to select the most exciting new photography from the national and international field!

From traditional to digital, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. Straight photography, fine art, narrative, documentary, landscape, social issues, still life, mixed media incorporating photography, photographic installations, and digital images & collages – all will be considered! CPW staff and ADV/Board members are not eligible to apply.

Accepted work will be published in the issue number 98 of CPW’s internationally distributed magazine, PQ. All who enter will receive a one year membership which includes a subscription to PQ.

COVER PRIZE– one artist will be chosen to have an image featured on the cover of PQ #98.

Results will be announced on or before November 3rd, 2008. Selected participants will be given instructions on how, when, and what to send for publication. Entries that are not selected for Photography Now will be returned in November, as long as they are accompanied by a clearly labeled self addressed, stamped, return envelope.

Jurying will be conducted via projection of slides and CD-ROMs. No application form is required. Guidelines for submissions must be followed as outlined:

CD-ROM ENTRIES – If sending a CD-ROM, title each file with your “last name_ image title.” We accept JPEG files at 300 DPI, no larger than 5×7”. Include a separate printed image list with your name, image title, date, media, and original print size for each image submitted.

SLIDE ENTRIES – Please send slides of your images in a clear slide page (8×11”) with each slide labeled with your name, phone #, image title, date, original size, & medium and an accompanying slide script. All slides should be marked in the lower left-hand corner with a red dot.

No submissions will be accepted via email. Artist statements and resumes are encouraged, but not required. You must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not responsible for unlabeled slides, CDs, or materials sent without return postage. In cases in which you are submitting a CD and do not want it returned, please be sure to provide your email address so we may notify you of the results. If a return envelope is not provided your materials will be discarded, but a letter of notice regarding acceptance status will be sent. Every precaution is taken to assure the return of your materials, but CPW is not responsible for loss or damage of any entry materials.

6 images
: $50 ($30 student/senior discount in this category only) | 10 images: $60 | 20 images: $100

Residents of Canada & Mexico must add $15 to any of the above categories. International applicants please add $20.

Please make checks payable to CPW. AMEX, MC, & Visa credit cards are also accepted. As a way to thank you for entering and keep in touch, you will receive a one year CPW membership when you enter.

Current memberships will be renewed for one additional year.


Bekman owns an eponymous gallery, writes a blog called Personism and is the founder of the international photo competition, Hey, Hot Shot! Her latest endeavor is 20×200, a place to buy editioned prints and photos at ridiculously affordable prices.

Jen Bekman Projects, the gallery, its exhibitions and Jen herself have been featured in dozens of publications including The New York Times, Harper’s, Art in America, Foam, Businessweek, Dwell, Der Spiegel and Le Monde. Jen has been a guest lecturer at The School of Visual Arts and the Photographic Resource Center @ Boston University, served as a reviewer at Center’s Review Santa Fe and was named an Innovator of the Year by American Photo. This year she juried the Singular Image Prize for Center and was honored with the Rising Star Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography.

Her writing has appeared in GOOD Magazine and photo-eye Booklist.

Entries must be arrive by Tuesday September 30 2008

Please deliver entries to:
attn: Photography Now 2008 | Publication
Center for Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker Street Woodstock, New York 12498

T 845-679- 9957 or


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