The Photo Exchange

Official Portfolio Review Program at PhotoPlus Expo

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photo Art Business, Photographers, Photography by douglaspstockdale on September 28, 2011

Coming up next month,  October 27-29, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, NYC is PhotoPlus Expo.

Perhaps one of the more interesting opportunities to participate at events like this are the Portfolio Review. From PhotoPlus Expo, they provide this update:

 Organized by The Palm Springs Photo Festival and Photo District News, you bring your work to the attention of such a wide range of experts, you can visit the PhotoPlus Expo, America’s premiere photography / video trade-show. Have your work reviewed and spend a day or two checking out all the latest gear as well as attend your choices of over 100 important seminars.

Pre-register for Portfolio Reviews before Wednesday, October 5 and you’ll be eligible, to have a page devoted to your work (including contact info), in our Portfolio Review Source-Book, printed by Blurb, which will be distributed to each of the reviewers at the PhotoPlus Portfolio Review. This is your chance to get your work in front of all of our 2011 reviewers.  

Face to face meetings can change careers.

 Click Available Review Appointments to see provisional schedules for our reviewers to help you plan your appointments.

Click Reviewers to see our current list of Portfolio Reviewers.

Click Reviewers by Affiliation to see our current list of Portfolio Reviewers sorted by Affiliation.

Click Reviewer Biographies to read about each of our reviewers. 

Click Companies Represented to see a list of companies represented in our review program.

REGISTER NOW and kick-start the next phase of your career! Attendees must have a website that substantiates their status as an emerging or professional photographer.

Cost: $250 for 5 reviews. Discounts: 10% for 10 reviews, 15% for 15 or more reviews.

Please see our website or call 1-800 928-8314 for complete details.

With best regards, JEFF DUNAS, Director

Democracy – Your Voice. Your Photo.

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on July 16, 2010

The Annenberg Space for Photography is introducing The Democracy Photo Challenge.

Now through July 28, amateur and professional photographers from across the globe are invited to submit digital photographs that complete the phrase “Democracy is…” for the Democracy Photo Challenge, a competition developed by a unique public-private partnership.

Created to help share ideas and knowledge around the world, the Democracy Photo Challenge will be judged by an independent jury and online public voting.

Later this year, twelve winners will have their photographs exhibited at the United Nations in New York as well as at galleries in New York and Los Angeles.

The independent jury co-chaired by documentary photographer Phil Borges, International Center of Photography director Willis Hartshorn and Academy Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos will announce 36 finalists on August 19. Between August 19 and August 26, the winners will be selected via online voting by the general public. Two winners from each of six geographic regions will be announced on the United Nations’ International Day of Democracy, September 15.

We encourage you to submit photographs, view current entries and let others know about this exciting new addition to the “Democracy is…” global conversation. For information, please visit the Democracy Photo Challenge website.

By Jim McKinniss

The Center for Fine Art Photography call for entries — Black and White

Image copyright by Andrea Modica


THEME: Black and White

All black and white photography is welcome. This includes alternative, traditional, digital, and toned black and white images. All subjects are eligible.

JUROR: Andrea Modica

Ms. Modica is an internationally renowned fine art and assignment photographer and educator. She has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Grant, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, an Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant, and most recently, an Anonymous Was a Woman Award. Her work is in the permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; the SF MoMA, San Francisco, CA; and the Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, France, among others. She currently lives in Philadelphia, PA, where she is a professor in the Photography Program at Drexel University. She received an MFA from the Yale School of Art and a BFA from SUNY Purchase.



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.

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

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

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

Honorable Mention Award: 2 year membership and a three image submission to a call for entry at the Center.

All exhibitors are included in the Center’s online gallery.


Entries due: June 15, 2010

Notice of acceptance: June 25, 2010

Exhibition dates: Aug 27 – Sept 25, 2010

Public / Artists’ Reception: Sept 3, 2010

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.

Use Rights: By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Center for Fine Art Photography the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition, marketing the Center’s programs and subsequent display on the Center’s website of past exhibitions. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from the Center. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. Note: Images selected by jurors for exhibition at the Center in the previous 12 months are NOT eligible. Images previously submitted but not yet selected for exhibition may be resubmitted as often as you wish.

Acceptance Notice: Everyone who submits will receive an email notification of which images were accepted. Accepted images will be posted on the Center’s website along with instructions for the gallery presentation.


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.





Call: 970. 224.1010

By Jim McKinniss

Pinhole Photography Contest

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by Gina Genis on April 2, 2010

Pinhole Photograph by Gina Genis

It doesn’t get much more fun than this. Lensbaby is sponsoring a Pinhole Photography Contest.  I love tweaking visual reality, and pinhole photography is one way to do it.  Submit your best pinhole photos for a chance to win a Joby Tripod, a gift certificate from Red River Paper and a Lensbaby gift certificate. Any pinhole image, whether taken with a Lensbaby Pinhole/Zone plate Optic or not, shot digitally or on film, is eligible. Deadline is April 9th.  If you are considering buying a Lensbaby lens or optics, contact me first for a coupon code.

Open Call to Artists for “Revisiting Beauty”

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Gina Genis on February 2, 2010

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art announces an open call to artists of all media. The exhibit is titled “Revisiting Beauty” and encourages artists to present work that is their personal definition of beauty. The exhibit will be curated by Peter Frank, Senior Curator of the Riverside Art Museum as well as an editor at Fabrik magazine.

Deadline is March 10th. Full details and a prospectus can be found at OCCCA’s website.

By Gina Genis

Call for Entries from the City of Brea

Posted in Juried opportunities by Gina Genis on December 22, 2009

Call for Entries from the City of Brea Art Gallery.

“Made in California” will be juried by Grace Kook-Anderson, curator of the Laguna Art Museum.

All artwork must have been created in the past two years. Acceptable media include oil, watercolor, acrylic, drawings, mixed media, graphics, photography, video and sculpture (under 50 lbs). Crafts or functional are are not suitable for this exhibit.

A $15 entry fee is required for each artwork.

To submit work, send the following:

1. Check or money order payable to “City of Brea”.

2. CD with minimum 4” x 5” 300 dpi image of each entry, labeled with artist’s full name and title of each entry.

3. Entry Form. Click here to go to the City of Brea’s site and get one online.

4. Self-addressed stamped envelope for notification of jury decision and return of CD.

Deadline is Monday, January 25. Notification of acceptance is Thursday, February 11. Artwork needs to be received by Friday March 11. Reception and awards on Saturday, March 27.

by Gina Genis

Juried Exhibition Opportunity

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Gina Genis on December 12, 2009

Sebastopol Center for the Arts is hosting a juried photography exhibit in February 2010. All manners of photography are accepted. Digital, alternative, traditional, experimental, mixed media, and more. The juror is Drew Johnson, Curator of Photography, Oakland Museum of California. There is a $200 best of show award as well as smaller awards. Entries are accepted in CD form or hand delivered. The deadline is January 25, 2010. Complete details can be found at SCA: 707 829-4797, email to:, or at their website:

by Gina Genis

Hey, Hot Shot! – Deadline Oct 23, 2009

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photo Art Business, Photography by douglaspstockdale on October 15, 2009

Hey, Hot Shot! offers photographers at all stages of their careers unrivaled opportunities for exposure and advancement. All entrants have their work reviewed by top-shelf panelists and enjoy the potential to be promoted online, selected for 20×200, and exhibited in our New York gallery. Now in its fifth year, the competition has been acclaimed by curators, critics, educators and journalists alike.

The guidelines are simple: contenders submit three photographs from a single body of work using an online upload tool, with an entry fee of $60.

Incomparable Exposure:

Our panel will select five Hot Shots for inclusion in a two-week group show at Jen Bekman Gallery in New York City. In conjunction with the exhibition, editions of each photographer’s work will be released on 20×200, Jen Bekman Projects’ acclaimed online endeavor, which offers limited edition prints at affordable prices.

Additional Benefits:

Each Hot Shot is awarded a $500 honorarium. (Nice!)

At year’s end, two Ultras will be selected from 2009’s ten Hot Shots. The Ultras are represented by Jen Bekman Gallery and slated for solo exhibitions.

All entrants are reviewed for participation in 20×200; entering the competition is the only opportunity for photographers to have their work considered. In addition, as always, our writers will select contenders to feature daily on the Hey, Hot Shot! blog throughout the entry period.

Apply now:

We only accept submissions online, via this website.

The deadline for entries is Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 8 p.m (EDT).

Hot Shots will be announced on Monday, November 30, 2009.

There is a $60 handling fee for your entry.

Submissions are open to everyone, from anywhere in the world!


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by Douglas Stockale

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Posted in Juried opportunities, Photograph Exhibits, Uncategorized by vogelart on August 21, 2009


My long time friend Kent Gunnufson has sent me this call for entries:

As a volunteer, I’m starting up an Environmental Photography Exhibition in conjunction with the Colorado Environmental Film Festival. This is backed by the environmental education community in Colorado and is a once a year event. As any new event, getting a good turnout the first year is important. Hopefully you might be able to help us get the word out. Details are at the link provided

Thanks for your time.

Kent Gunnufson

Info link:

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Posted in Juried opportunities by Jim McKinniss on June 6, 2009
Artwork by Helen Mallet

Artwork by Helen Mallet


The Palos Verdes Art Center will be showing work entered in the 2009 All-Media Exhibition from August 21 through September 26, 2009

Entries are now being accepted and the entry deadline is Friday, June 19, 2009. The exhibition features $2,900 in awards, including a $1,000 first prize. This year’s juror is Christy Johnson, director of the American Museum of Ceramic Art.

An opening reception and awards ceremony will be from 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, August 21. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

.A prospectus containing the complete requirements and an entry form can be downloaded from:

Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 W. Crestridge Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275.

CONTACT:  Kathy Shinkle, Public Relations Director
310.541.2479 fax 310.541.9520
Web site,
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm; Sunday 1 – 4pm

By Jim McKinniss


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