HCB Award for photography projects. Deadline: April 29, 2017.

Presented by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the HCB Award supports the creation of a photography project with a 35 000 € grant, which could not be achieved without this help. It is intended for an artist who has already completed a significant body of work, close to the documentary approach. The candidate must be supported by an institution — museum, gallery, independent curator, publisher, etc.

 

CALENDAR

April 1 – 29, 2017 : application submissions at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

April 29 : application deadline (date as per postmark)
End of June 2017 : HCB Award ceremony at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

http://www.henricartierbresson.org

 

Finnish Museum of Photography exhibitions Call for 2018

Call for artists: The Finnish Museum of Photography’s Project Space exhibitions in 2018
The Project space is intended for exhibitions and projects that use photography or other lens-based media as tools for art or research. The space shows stimulating exhibitions by both fresh talents and more established artists.

Photography professionals and students as well as visual artists making photographic art can apply. Applications can also be submitted in the name of workgroups.

 

How to apply?

Application

The application must consist of a single pdf file. However, if the exhibition includes video, you can add a link to it instead of sending the video file as an attachment.

The pdf should contain the following elements:

1) A cover page with the name of the applicant (and/or the workgroup), e-mail address and a phone number (country code included).

2) Application letter that gives brief but complete details of the proposed exhibition (max 2 x A4). The letter should involve information of who is/are the applicant/s, what kind of an exhibition you would like to have and, if possible, what kind of sections does the exhibition consist of. It is okay to not have an existing exhibition when applying – just be as precise as possible with your explanations of what kind of an exhibition you’re planning.

3) Include a portfolio containing photos of the works to be in the planned exhibition. Indicate each work’s year of completion, dimensions, mode of production etc., and include any information that will help give a picture of the exhibition as a whole. In case the works for the planned exhibition have not been produced yet, please send some reference material of your earlier works.

If you are planning to show moving image, please add a link where we can see the work.

4) Include your full contact details and your CV to your application. If the exhibition is produced by a group, please include everyone’s CVs.

Name the pdf file as “Projekti2018_YOURNAME”. The size of the pdf file should not exceed 10MB.

Applications for the year 2018 should be sent to finnishmuseumofphotography@gmail.com by 12PM on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Please write Projekti2018 as the headline of the message.

We will send you a confirmation e-mail once we have received your application. Please contact museum’s curator Maria Faarinen ( maria.faarinen@fmp.fi ) if you have not heard back from us with a week from sending your application.

 

What does the Museum provide for exhibitors?

The Museum provides exhibition space, free, for 7-8 weeks. Applicants can indicate a preferred exhibition period, but the Finnish Museum of Photography reserves the right to decide on the order of the exhibitions. There are five exhibition periods during the year 2018.

The Project space has a floor area of 50 m² and a ceiling 4.5 m high (see floor plan).

The Museum offers exhibition installers a fixed production grant of 400 euros. The Artist is responsible of other production costs. The Museum provides help with installation and dismantlement, exhibition supervision, and opening arrangements. The artist should be personally present during the construction and dismantling of the exhibition.

The Museum is responsible for exhibition lighting and cleanliness during the exhibition period. The Museum has a limited amount of technical equipment available for loan to artists. The Museum is not able to provide any audio or video equipment for the exhibitions.

The Museum provides insurance for the construction, dismantlement and exhibition periods. The Museum does not insure works during transportation.

The Museum provides publicity, publishes exhibition details and sends press releases and posts information on the Museum’s website and social media channels.

The Museum does not provide paper invitations or postage. Artists who make and post invitations at their own expense can use the museum’s geographic mailing list if they wish.

Exhibition installers are responsible for transportation of works and for their own travel costs.

 

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Project Space wall measurements. 

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Project space.

The decision-making process

The applications are reviewed by the Finnish Museum of Photography’s exhibition team: Chief Curator Tiina Rauhala and Curator Maria Faarinen.

All applicants will be informed of the curators’ decision by e-mail by June 23, 2017. The selected projects will also be published on the museum’s website.

 

Further details

Send your application to:  finnishmuseumofphotography@gmail.com

Further exhibition details:
Chief Curator Tiina Rauhala: +358-(0)50 432 7562, tiina.rauhala@fmp.fi
Curator Maria Faarinen, +358-(0)50 400 9041, maria.faarinen@fmp.fi

Repost – The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram Hashtags

Check out The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram Hashtags from PhotoShelter and Feature Shoot. An interesting survey with good tips.

I copied some of their conclusions here. You can download the full guide at photoshelter.com

We’ve seen that editors do use
hashtags to find new work, and regularly seek
new emerging talents via popular and niche
Instagram feature pages. Many photographers have been
hired, sent on assignments or sold prints due to Instagram
publicity, and there are many images which have the
potential to get this kind of attention if promoted well.
Across the board it seems that feature page curators, inundated
with new submissions every day, often judge images
based on the thumbnail—so this must be striking. A
combination of both submittable and searchable hashtags
does help you get more exposure, as both have their audiences.
Feature page curators also appreciate hashtags that
provide extra information about an image, for instance
those which communicate the camera used, the format,
the location. Many also explicitly ask for geolocation.
Below are a few further reflections on how to continue to
promote your photography using hashtags on Instagram.
How many hashtags should I use and
where should I put them?

While Instagram sets a 30-hashtag limit, most photographers
don’t adhere to this. Too many hashtags
can overwhelm users and discourage them from
checking out the rest of your profile. For this reason,
photographers who have already established large followers
tend not to use any. But you will want to use
hashtags if you’re still growing an audience and want
to draw interest beyond your existing followers. Some
photographers opt to include hashtags at the end of
the caption, is there is one, and sometimes these can
be divided by a “//“ for clarity. For aesthetic preferences, others put this information below the image as a
first comment. Either way, it will help your photograph
reach new people.

Hashtags to avoid
It is advisable to steer clear of spammy hashtags such as
#follow4follow which might get you followers, though
are likely to deter photo editors, fellow photographers
and photography enthusiasts.
Larger vs smaller submittable feature pages
This is really your call. Feature pages with larger followings
will without a doubt get you more exposure
should your photograph be selected, though these are
also more competitive due to the high number of submissions.
Smaller feature pages with a niche interest are
less competitive and may be worth applying to if they
have a particular aesthetic which you like, or if there
are editors or writers among their followers. To increase
your chances of gaining exposure, it pays to use hashtags
from a variety of feature pages, big or small.

How to find new Instagram hashtags
With time, some submittable hashtags become too
competitive, cease activity or have a change in artistic
direction. Fortunately it is always possible to find new
hashtags. Scouring the profiles of Instagram influencers,
photographers whose profiles are increasingly popular
or seeing who editors are following can help you discover
new feature pages. There are new ones cropping up all
the time. Some searchable hashtags become too overloaded
with spam and so sometimes it is worth playing with words to find new hashtags which still appeal to
people working within the medium and/or genre.
A note on the future of hashtags
That last point brings us onto another question; if
some searchable hashtags are becoming saturated with
spam or unrelated photographs, what is the future of
hashtags? It can be frustrating to search for what you
want via Instagram only to find images that are completely
irrelevant. More and more, editors and writers
are turning to submittable feature pages to get a curated
selection of photographs that have been qualitychecked.
Whether the hashtag method of submission
is sustainable, or more feature pages turn to email submission
is at this point unclear.

Final words
Beyond your use of hashtags, it is important to have
a consistent, quality feed, post regularly, and have an
interesting profile to keep your followers interested.
Architect and architectural photographer Jeroen van
Dam has been featured by big hubs, though has found
that what is most important for him is interacting
with other people on Instagram. “In that way they
are more likely to comment back and start following
you” he emphasizes. People who like your style and
are interested in the stories you have to tell will keep
checking up on you. Instagram is at times a reciprocal
platform—new followers are more likely to find your
page if you regularly engage with others, be it by liking
or commenting on their images.
Once you’re satisfied with the number of followers or
interest you can always opt to drop hashtags to get the
cleaner look that Instagram influencers usually go for.
Instagram is fun, and can also be a powerful tool for
promoting your photography.

LANDSKRONA PORTFOLIO REVIEW. DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2017

LANDSKRONA PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Welcome to Landskrona Portfolio Review, held for the fourth time in the framework of our Festival. As in previous years, we invite photographers and lens-based artists to show their work to experts from around the globe, in order to receive useful feedback and opportunities for exhibitions and publications. The reviews will be accompanied by lectures, workshops, and the possibility for informal meetings with your peers.

Furthermore, the winner of the Best Portfolio Award will be invited to take part in the official exhibition programme during Landskrona Foto Festival 2018. Former winners include Johan Österholm, Johan Willner and Kacper Kowalski.

This year we have a special prize!  – Landskrona Foto and Artproof Portfolio of the Year Award – the portfolio that reviewers voted as the year’s most interesting and promising. The prize consists of getting an exhibition produced by Artproof up to a value of 5,000 euros and to exhibit in the coming years Landskrona Foto Festival.

The new leaders of the Portfolio Review is Beate Cegielska of Galleri Image in Århus, Denmark, and the Austrian curator Moritz Neumüller. Since 1990 Beate Cegielska has curated a large number of group and solo exhibitions of Danish and international artists in Europe, South Korea, China and India. For many years she has also participated as a Portfolio Reviewer at different photo festivals around the world. Moritz Neumüller is head of the educational programme European Master of Fine Art Photography in Madrid and since 2010 he has run Curator Ship – a platform for photography and picture culture. In 2009 he founded ArteConTacto – a project aiming to explore art through all the senses. Ongoing projects include Photobook Week in Århus and Photobook Phenomenon for the Barcelona culture centre CCCB.

REVIEWERS 2017

Peggy Sue Amison, East Wing Gallery, Dubai

Elisabeth Avedon, The Eye of Photography, New York

Daniel Boetker-Smith, Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive, Sydney

Emma Bowkett, Financial Times FT Weekend Magazine, London

Iatã Cannabrava, Estudio Madalena, Sao Paulo

Irina Chmyreva, PhotoVisa Festival, Krasnodar, Russia

Karen McQuaid, The Photographers Gallery, London

Azu Nwagbodu, Lagos Festival, Nigeria

Ramon Reverte, RM Publishers, Barcelona

Erik Vroons, GUP Magazine, Amsterdam

Niyatee Shinde, TurmericEarth, India

Rui Prata, Museu da Imagem, Portugal

The selected participants will be able to choose 7 reviewers for 20 minute sessions.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Date: September 9 2017

Time: 10.00–17.00

Cost: The participation in the Open Call is free of charge. Only selected candidates have to pay the participation fee of SEK 2,500 including VAT, which also gives access to the festival’s International Seminar and a weekend festival pass.

Deadline for applications: 1 June 2017. Successful candidates will be notified by 15 July.

Inscription Form: http://www.landskronafoto.org/en/portfolio-review-2017/

VERTIGO STARTS Artistic Residencies Program. Deadline: April 10, 2017

Museum For All Blog

The VERTIGO STARTS Artistic Residencies Program organises collaborations between artists and research and development (R&D) projects in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). VERTIGO is funded under the H2020 European STARTS initiative, innovation at the nexus of Science Technology, and the ARTS.

The program is organised in 3 yearly open calls for proposals which will be selected by an international jury. A total budget of 900.000 € is allocated by VERTIGO for funding the participation of artists in at least 45 residencies. The selected artists will contribute to the innovative aspects of ICT R&D projects’ research by bringing original perspectives through artistic practices. Those practices should naturally lead to an original artwork based on the project technology featuring novel use-cases with a high potential for innovation. VERTIGO will also act as a platform to showcase produced works to the public and actors of innovation.

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FOTONOVIEMBRE Festival on Tenerife. Deadline: April 28, 2017

SEND YOUR PROPOSALS FOR THE FOTONOVIEMBRE FESTIVAL 2017, celebrated on the Canarian Island of Tenerife.

Pleas note:

1. Subject is free and it is better if the work has been done in the last two years.
2. Number: they will be accepted a maximum of 4 proposals by participant.
3. Proposal report: it must be specified its concept, kind of work: photo (total number of works), video, or performance,
and technical data and conditions for its installation.
4. Visual documents: a selection of eight (8) photographs maximum (per proposal), black and white or colour, which
give a general idea of the exhibition project and make it possible to understand it globally. In case of emailing
them, they should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, biggest size 21 cm. If they are sent by postal mail, they
should be contained in a CD/DVD and they will have the same features already mentioned. Images may also be sent
printed (optional) with a maximum size of 18 x 24 cm.
5. Biographical curriculum (in a text file).
6. Other useful information (press reviews, catalogues, etc).
7. Proposals will be sent preferably by e-mail, separately (one per e-mail), 8 Mb maximum per sending. They may
be also sent by Wetransfer, Google Drive, or similar platforms, and also by postal mail, or they may be delivered in TEA, at the entry register.
8. In case proposals are sent by postal mail, this will be notified in writing (by e-mail), indicating the date of
sending, which should be in any case before the expiry of the deadline.

 

TERMS
• Deadline: they will take part in the selection all the works sent until April 28th 2017 (included).
• Results will be published from 26/05/2017 on, in the websites http://www.fotonoviembre.com and http://www.teatenerife.es
• Deadline to deliver the material, for the catalogue and for the press, of the selected proposals: 22/06/ 2017.
• Works ready to be exhibited, must been received in the Center of Photography, 22/09/2017 the latest.

SUPPORT FOR THE CREATION
• Among all the proposals received, five will be selected to form the section “Authors in Selection”.
• Those proposals not included for this section, could be selected for the section “Atlantic Collectives”.
• The authors selected to take part in the section “Authors in Selection” will receive four thousand euros (4.000 €),
after the withholding or addition of taxes that legally correspond, for production and temporary cession of works
(for their exhibition).
SENDING ADDRESS
Centro de Fotografía ‘Isla de Tenerife’
TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes
C/ San Sebastián, 8. 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canarias, España
centrodefotografia.tea@tenerife.es

 

Inscription Form: http://www.fotonoviembre.org/assets/FORMULARIO-INSCRIPCION-FN17-ENG.pdf

Artists take over Void Space in Athens. Deadline: April 15, 2017.

During the month of April, Void will launch an experimental approach to its platform and will work on an open-source model.

Artists are invited to take over Void’s space for short-term presentations of various projects.


The open-source model is a decentralized development model that encourages open collaboration. A main principle of open-source development is peer production, with products such as source code, blueprints, and documentation freely available to the public.


Void is open to receive proposals for talks, exhibitions, workshops, performances, etc.

Even though Void is a photography oriented space, we are open to any artistic expression. More important than the media support, we will take into consideration how innovative and unorthodox the proposition is.

Artists and curators can apply for the open source program that will take place on April 2017. Projects sent until 15 APR ‘17 will be reviewed and selected. Void’s idea is to give to new artists access to a free space that can host their ideas and practices.

What we are looking for, is innovative projects that can be flexible and adaptive to the space and time given.
Each project will have 2 days in Void.

 

Studio / workspace

Void is a newly created project, focusing on alternative publishing, exhibitions and workshops.
Void is also a physical space in the center of Athens, that can host your ideas.

Our goal is to engage in a series of projects around photography and other visual arts and to make Void a platform for exchanging ideas with people living both in Greece and abroad.

Calendar slots

Each project will be given 2 days at the space. And this is the total time, including mounting and unmounting (in case it is needed).

Projects that demand more time than this may be also considered.

You may apply for a specific calendar slot:

  • 18-19 APR ’17
  • 20-21 APR ’17
  • 22-23 APR ’17
  • 25-26 APR ’17
  • 27-28 APR ’17
  • 29-30 APR ’17

Fee and Support

Did we mention it is free?

We don’t ask for any fee for submitting the projects.
And if selected, we also won’t charge for anything.

Void will only provide the free space. Any other expenses that each project demands are entirely a responsibility of the artists.

 

Application information

Send an email (subject “Open-source” – proposal file should be no more than 5 Mb) with your idea to talkto@void.photo

The email must include:

  • A short bio and cv
  • A description of your project
  • A full description of the needed space modifications illustrated on Void’s blueprint
  • A full description of the material that will be used
  • The preferred calendar slot

Proposals should be received until 15 APR ‘17.

The projects will be selected in the order we receive them.
This means: early submissions are more likely to be selected.

IMPORTANT:

  • Artists must be present at Void for the whole process of mounting, unmounting and presenting their project.
  • All the projects should be non-profit oriented.

Contact
talkto@void.photo

Address
Void
Nikis 30
105 57 | Athens
Greece

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