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.
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 email@example.com
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