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 email@example.com
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.
This is an Open Call for submissions to be the Guest Blogger/Curator of this Blog, The Photo Exchange, for a 30 day duration.
You need to provide a brief proposal, not to exceed 200 words, as to what you want to accomplish during your 30 days curating this blog.
Update: Please include your Bio/CV with your submission. This is secondary to your submission proposal but will help us with the selection process.
This is a photography blog focused on like discussions and content. Although this blog has had a strong emphasis on photographers, photography and photographic gallery events occurring in Southern California, the submissions do not need to be limited to this regional scope, although those that do will be provided preferential treatment.
The submission deadline to curate the month of February is Monday, January 27th. If you have a specific month that you prefer to be the guest blogger, please state that in your submission.
This is a non-paying gig, but then again, there is no fee to make your submission!
The blog has been in existence since 2008, viewed over 200,000 times and has 100+ pokes per day.
The content posted will need to comply with the WordPress guidelines.
So if you are looking for some exposure, want to try your hand at photo-blogging, have a photographic issue or theme you want to explore, here is your opportunity. As you may already realize that posting on a blog has a longer virtual life than the brief exposure of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, with many of the articles posting here currently obtaining repeated reads many years after they were posted.
Let me know if you have any questions or send your submissions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to take this opportunity to personally INVITE YOU to participate in the International Photography Contest PHOTO ANNUAL AWARDS 2015
Since I work both as a photographer, curator and publisher, I am fully aware of the importance and the greatness of your work.
My particular desire is that the Photo Annual Awards, which is held under my leadership, will achieve good quality participation.
The contest results will be exhibited – as in last 4 years – in the Wall Gallery in Teplice, near Prague.
(see last Opening Ceremony: http://www.photoannualawards.com/2014-in-pictures.html)
The exhibition time is overlapping with the beginning of the 861th Teplice Spa Season.
Since this event annually attracts the attention of more than 50,000 VISITORS, my task is to exhibit the real jewels of modern photography – like your photography.
(see – for example – last winners http://www.photoannualawards.com/2014-winners.html)
For Grand Prize Winner is $500 cash and Art Residence for one month in romantic chapell
And finally: All 2015 winner photos will be publish in photo magazine Art Photo Mag (www.artphotomag.com)
(list of published photographers in Art Photo Mag is here http://artphotomag.com/photographers)
Early Bird for contestant:
Entry fee for contest is 5 EUR per photo, but to the end of February you have special discount – only 3 EUR per photo.
Contest Deadline: April 19, 2015. Don´t forget please.
Thank you very much and I look forward to seeing your photo at our Opening Ceremony.
Link for upload of photos: http://www.photoannualawards.com/log-in-and-upload-photo.html
Director PAA 2015 & Publisher Art Photo Mag
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
The Annenberg Space for Photography is introducing The Democracy Photo Challenge. http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org/
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
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.
EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:
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 liveBooks.com
Juror’s Selection Award: $300 and a Blurb book award from Blurb.com
Director’s Selection Award: $200 and a Blurb book award from Blurb.com
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.
IMAGE UPLOADING GUIDELINES: IMAGE UPLOADING GUIDELINES (pdf)
Call: 970. 224.1010
By Jim McKinniss
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.
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 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.
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