LensCulture is now offering a FREE download (pdf) for their recent 2017 guide to help with gaining exposure for you fine art photographs, available here
I will have to admit that since I now work for lensCulture, I have a bit of a basis ;- )
Nevertheless, go check it out and I would like to hear back from you as to whether you think if this guide will make a difference for you in 2017.
Your truly, the Editor
The Los Angeles Center for Photography (LACP) has just issued the Call for Entries for this annual competition.
The salient dates are:
Deadline for Submission: Monday, December 12, 2016
Notice of Acceptance: Friday, December 23, 2016
Framed prints (if accepted) due in gallery: Friday, January 27, 2017
Show Opening: Friday, February 3, 7-10 pm, 2017
Show Dates: February 3 – March 10, 2017
40-50 images will be selected by Craig Semetko, this year’s juror, for the exhibition. Prizes offered include $1000 for the best body of work (at least 6 images) and $500 toward a street shooting or travel workshop. This exhibit is open internationally to both amateurs and professionals.
For further details, please check the LACP website:
Copyright © 2016 Ellen Butler
We are pleased to announce that Ellen Butler’s three-dimensional artist’s book Come Home Again was selected by Juror Kevin Miller for the “Home” Exhibition at The Center for Fine Art Photography (C4FAP).
This is the second time Ellen is exhibiting at C4FAP; the previous time was in 2009. She said she is hoping that visitors will be able to pick up, view, and read her unique art book at the exhibition, which will run from December 2, 2016 to January 7, 2017, with an opening reception on December 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The preview of this exhibition can be found here: http://www.c4fap.org/exhibitions/home-with-kevin-miller/
C4FAP is located at 400 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado, and is open Tuesdays through Fridays 10-6 and Saturdays 11-5. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Copyright © 2016 Ellen Butler
Copyright © 2016 Ellen Butler
Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) for 2017 will move up from April to January 12 – February 14, 2017.
Lucie Foundation and photo l.a. will also present Converge: 11 Days of Featured Photographic Programming, along with multiple exhibitions, events, and celebrations.
A Photographers Open Call is now accepting submissions for three opportunities (deadline for all submissions is November 11, 2016):
- Month of Photography Los Angeles Group Show
“Month of Photography Los Angeles is accepting submissions for the annual Group Show! The MOPLA Group Show is a submission based exhibition featuring both emerging and established photographers.”
- Photo Books
“Month of Photography Los Angeles is accepting submissions for a juried Official MOPLA Exhibition dedicated to the photo book. Submit books that were independently or commercially published and distributed from anywhere in the world within the last 24 months. Eligible books include: self-published, handmade, exhibition catalogues, book dummies, zines, and limited/special edition photo books.”
- Host Space Exhibitions
“Submit a thematic body of work for exhibition consideration in one of our “host spaces”. Eligible submissions will be framed and ready to exhibit and can belong to one photographer or a group of photographers.”
The website for details: http://www.monthofphotography.com/photographer/
All members of The Photo Exchange are encouraged to participate!
Susan Burnstine, a Portfolio Reviewer for LACP Exposure 2016
I will be among the 19 Portfolio Reviewers, joining Susan Burnstine, Aline Smithson, Julia Dean, Kirk Pederson, Sarah Lee, Chris Davies to name only a few, for the Los Angeles Center of Photography’s (LACP) “Exposure 2016” event being held at the end of July at Santa Monica’s Bergamont Station.
The LACP’s “Exposure 2016” is a great opportunity to have your work seen by a diverse group of portfolio reviewers; see all of the bio’s here.
I am recommending that photographers who are interested in feedback on a portfolio that has been edited for potential publication may want to consider me for a portfolio review session. I am also recommending that if the photographer/artist has a book dummy in addition to a print portfolio, it would be a great opportunity to get some constructive criticism on that as well. The issue as always for these events is that you only have a 20 minute window to spend with each reviewer, so it really helps to know what exactly you want from this brief exchange.
Although this is a two day event; Saturday, July 30, 10 am – 5 pm + Sunday, July 31, 10 am – 5 pm, regretfully I will be available only on Sunday, July 31st. So I’m a bit limited for availability. Thus I suggest if you want to have my review, you will probably want to sign up as soon as possible.
For more details on “Exposure 2016”, including on how to sign-up, head over to: here.
Currently early bird pricing is still available until July 1st, so check it out now ;- )
Exposures 2016 event adress: dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite J1, Santa Monica, California, 90404, (United States).
Douglas Stockdale, Editor
The 24th annual Orange County High School Photography Invitational is in process, with today (May 20th) being the last day for submissions.
The accepted photographs will be exhibited at Orange Coast College (OCC) photography gallery on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, from 5:30 – 8:30pm. The awards ceremony will occur at 6:30 pm.
The jurors for this year, who are members of the Photographers Exchange, are Larry Vogel, John Montich, Barbara Runge, Ellen Butler, and Larry Pribble.
This High School Photographic Invitation opportunity was started by Ellen Butler when she was the photo instructor at Costa Mesa High School.
Larry Pribble states “There are several hundred entries every year. We are amazed every year at the level of creativity, artistry, and craftsmanship that we see, and at the reception we have the delightful experience of being able to meet and talk with the student artists whose work we also have the pleasure of recognizing with cash awards and donated prizes from local photo related businesses.”
As a way to help to encourage and honor the creative artistry of the students who enter, the Photographic Exchange has supported the exhibit by presenting a cash award or awards to deserving students for the quality of their work. Members of the Photographers Exchange have also supported the students by attending the reception. If you are able to make it to OCC on June 1st, you won’t be disappointed!
Photobook Independent – Photobook Competition 2016
I have some great news, I am honored to be recently selected as one of the judges of the PhotoBook Competition this year as a part of the Photo Independent activities occurring at the end of April in Los Angeles. I just posted a quick update as to the judges and timing on my another blog that I am also the editor of: The PhotoBook.
If you have a published book and copies still available for sale, then you may want to check this opportunity out now (deadline for mailing submissions is March 21st!). I am now looking forward to all of the submissions, as this should be great chance for me to get a quick pulse on our greater photographic community.
Recently announced Left Coast photobook competition, this one is for photobooks that have been published and the winners need to be available for sale during PhotoBook Independent at the end of April in Los Angeles. Details are as follows, and if you have a published photobook, then check it out. By the way, there does not appear to be a restriction on when your book was published; all are fair game, as long as you still have copies to sell.
PhotoBook Independent announces the 2016 PhotoBook Competition. Winning books will be exhibited and for sale at PhotoBook Independent and will be featured on the Photo Independent website and in their marketing campaign.
PhotoBook Independent will again take place at the Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles April 29-May 1, 2016 together with Photo Independent.
Now in it’s 3rd year, Photo Independent weekend celebrates international photography and talented image-makers across various genres of the medium. PhotoBook Independent will include curatorial walk-throughs, book signings, artist talks and other events. This is an incredible opportunity to reach an audience of photo book lovers and collectors in Los Angeles and environs, and to have your book featured on our website, social media and other marketing platforms.
Three books from the PhotoBook Competition will be chosen as Best in Show and will be honored at the Fair.
The PhotoBook Independent competition is open to all photographers and independent publishers in the United States and abroad. Entrants may submit books of any size, format, or style. Submitted books may be self-published, by an on-demand service such as Blurb, Lulu, Apple Books, etc.; created by small run publishing companies; or have been hand-made/hand-bound. Dummy books and PDFs will be accepted, though actual books are preferred, so they can be offered for sale at PhotoBook Independent.
Submissions will be judged on book design, including page layouts, text, cover; strength of the photography and emotional impact of the overall book. All judging is at the complete discretion of the jurors and all decisions are final.
The submission fees are as follows:
- $25 for 1 book
- $35 for 2 books
- $45 for 3 books
Entries must be received (in hand) no later than March 21, 2016.
Winners will be notified in early April.
- Full out form here including uploading a JPEG file of your book cover(s)
- Pay Submission Fee
- Mail one copy of each book submitted to the following address:
Fabrik Media/PhotoBook 2016
269 S. Beverly Drive, #1234
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
If you would like the book returned, you must include a pre-addressed mailing label and sufficient postage. Otherwise your book will become the property of Fabrik Media.
Winning PhotoBook photographers and publishers will have the option of sending additional books to have for sale at the fair. Winners need not be present at the Fair.
All submissions must be original works created by the submitting photographer or be submitted by a publisher who has permission to submit the work.
By entering, the photographer or publisher warrants that the submission does not infringe any third party’s rights, and that you have obtained all necessary permissions from any third party. Once entered, all Submissions are final; no changes or edits may be made to your book.
L.A. Photo Curator
CALL FOR ENTRY: Storytelling
Some photographers combine a subject with elements such as location, lighting, composition, and process to tell the viewer a story. The viewer is then invited to use his or her creative imagination to fill in the beginning or end. Many such stories are informed by literature, legends, myths, fairytales, music, dreams, film – the possibilities are endless.
We are looking for photographers with the ability to tell a compelling visual narrative through fine art photography. Stories could be told based on landscapes, and do not have to be portraits. Any kind of photo process (digital, analog, alternative) is welcome, as are photographers of all skill levels and locations. Artist statements are not required.
L.A. Photo Curator is proud to have Carolyn Hampton as this month’s curator for the theme of “Storytelling.” Hampton is a Southern California fine art photographer who creates surreal, dreamlike images based on childhood memories, rituals, nightmares, and fantasies. She is currently working on a narrative portrait series entitled “Constructed Fairytales”. Hampton’s award-winning work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and art festivals worldwide, and is held in many private collections, including those of Jock Sturges, Kim & Gina Weston, and the Center for Fine Art Photography. Her images have been published in books and on dust jackets, on album covers, and in newspapers, magazines, and popular blogs.
Hampton is represented by the Duncan Miller Gallery (www.duncanmillergallery.com) in Santa Monica, California, where she had a solo show, “Childhood Dreams & Memories” during the summer of 2012 (www.blurb.com/books/4334413-childhood-dreams-memories).
For more info about Hampton please go to:
A percentage of artist fees will go Hampton’s charity: Children’s Institute, Inc. (www.childrensinstitute.org)
Submit work: December 17, 2015-January 19, 2016 (Midnight PST)
Show closes and is archived on website: February 28, 2016
How to Apply:
1-Hit BUY NOW button to check out using paypal as well as credit cards. Cost of submission is $20 for 1 or 2 images.
2-Send your paypal transaction ID # with your images to firstname.lastname@example.org
Titles of included photographs
5- File set-up- Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, not to exceed 3 MB.
Images must not have any embedded marks, logos, names or borders.
Name Files: firstname_lastname_Ocean1.jpg, firstname_lastname_Ocean2.jpg
6- Please include your C.V. (resume), bio, artist statement and website link. If you don’t have a resume please just send your bio and artist statement. Please send word docs only. Pdf’s will not be accepted.
7- Please tell us how you found out about us. It helps with ad costs.
All information requested, including c.v., bio and images must be sent
before the contest deadline to be eligible for contest.
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional.