October 30th- Deadline for Center for Photography at Woodstock’s annual “Photography Now”

October 30th, 2009 is the Deadline for the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s annual “Photography Now” Competition

This year the juror is Debra Klomp Ching is the co-owner/co-director of the KLOMPCHING GALLERY,

From the 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, Debra Klomp Ching 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 and their families are not eligible to apply.

Accepted work will be published in issue #99 of CPW’s internationally distributed magazine, PQ. All who enter will receive a one year membership which includes a subscription to PQ.

Results will be announced on or before December 4, 2009. Selected participants will be given instructions on how, when, and what to send for publication. Entries that are not selected for Photography Now 2009 – PQ will be returned in December, as long as they are accompanied by a clearly labeled self addressed, stamped, return envelope.

CPW has created a easy to follow application form with accompanying image script for you to use in submitting your entry. Entries that do not include the application form will not be accepted.

Jurying will be conducted via projection of digital images only. A completed 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 submission information – See page 2 of application form.

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 submission materials. 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 – please add $15 to any of the above categories. International applicants – please add $2


Debra Klomp Ching is the co-owner/co-director of the KLOMPCHING GALLERY, described as dynamic and one of the galleries to watch in NYC. Its exhibitions have been reviewed in publications such as The New Yorker, Hotshoe, New York Magazine, ArtReview, The New York Times, The British Journal of Photography, The Architect’s Newspaper and Modern Painters.

Mrs Ching has been an invited reviewer to several notable festivals including Houston’s Fotofest, Review Santa Fe, Rhubarb-Rhubarb, and Atlanta Celebrates Photography. She is an experienced juror and has been a judge for Photo Lucida’s Critical Mass, Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward, American Photo’s Emerging Talent, En Foco’s People, Places, Things and Perkins Center for the Arts Annual Photography Exhibition.

In addition to owning and operating the KLOMPCHING GALLERY, Debra Klomp Ching is a freelance consultant, writer and educator. Her writing has been published in Magenta Magazine, photo-eye Booklist, (re)collect (writer and editor), Nahtsellen and PDN. She will be serving as  the Guest Editor for the 99th issue of PQ and is serving as the 2009 external examiner for the photography thesis program at the Maryland Institute College of Arts. As a private consultant, she provides creative and professional advice to photographers intending to or working within a fine art context and acts as an adviser to collectors of contemporary photography.

Entries must arrive by Friday October 30, 2009

Please deliver entries to:
attn: Photography Now 2009 | PQ
Center for Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker Street Woodstock, New York 12498

T 845-679- 9957 or info@cpw.org


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