Spanish publisher Fuego Books is looking for international photographers to be included in its fourth book. e volume will be an anthology of new photographic works based in the Twin Peaks TV series and the universe of David Lynch and is titled A place both wonderful and strange .


The theme of the book will be photographic works inspired by the tv series Twin Peaks. Twin Peaks was an influential american TV series from the early 90s. It was created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, and its unprecedented combination of soap opera elements, crime serial and a heavy dose of surrealism made it a surprise hit whose influence has growing stronger each year since. In 2017 Twin Peaks will be back on TV with a new season, and our purpose is to honor and explore the strange world that has caused so many obsessions.


We are not looking for literal interpretations based on the famous iconography of the series. A simple remake of the iconic image of Laura wrapped in plastic or a wink to the room of red curtains are things that we have seen many times.


We want to see new visions, with a contemporary language, alluding to the themes and obsessions present in Lynch’s work. They can be mundane or ethereal, cryptic or direct, surreal or realistic. Or, as Twin Peaks itself, may be several of these things at once.


Photographers and visual artists using photography worldwide are invited to apply. The application must include the following information in a single PDF:

Who are you? A short biography, link to your website and a short CV will be enough.

What is your idea? Describe the concept or idea of your project or photographic series. A few lines of text would be ok. e work must have not been published before.

The pictures. Please include 10-15 pictures. They can be recent work or preliminary sketches. We need them to know the visual direction of the project.

Applications must be send to

The deadline for the application process is November 25. The selected authors will be contacted in early December.



La editorial española Fuego Books, especializada en fotolibros, invita a fotógrafos de todo el mundo a enviar propuestas para formar parte de su cuarto título, una antología que tendrá como tema Twin Peaks y el universo de David Lynch y se titulará A place both wonderful and strange.


El tema del libro serán trabajos fotográficos (de componente narrativo o seriados) que estén inspirados por la serie de tv Twin Peaks. Twin Peaks fue una influyente serie de televisión americana de comienzo de los años 90. Creada por David Lynch y Mark Frost, su combinación sin precedentes de elementos propios de la telenovela, de las series policiacas y unas fuertes dosis de surrealismo la convirtió en un éxito sorpresa al que los años han convertido en una serie de culto. En 2017 volverá a las pantallas de todo el mundo y nuestro propósito con este libro es homenajear y explorar ese mundo que tantas obsesiones ha provocado.


No buscamos interpretaciones literales basadas en la famosa iconografía de la serie. No buscamos un simple remake de la icónica imagen de Laura envuelta en plástico o un guiño a la habitación de cortinas rojas, son cosas que ya hemos visto muchas veces.


Queremos ver trabajos nuevos que, con un lenguaje contemporáneo, hagan referencia a los temas y obsesiones presentes en la obra de Lynch. Pueden ser mundanos o etéreos, crípticos o directos, surreales o realistas. O, como la misma serie de TV, pueden ser varias de esas cosas a la vez.


Necesitamos que nos envies, en un solo pdf, la siguiente información.

¿Quien eres? Una pequeña biografía, enlace a tu página web y un breve CV será suficiente.

¿Cual es tu idea? Describe cual es tu idea de proyecto o serie para participar en el libro. Necesitamos que sea un trabajo que no haya sido publicado o expuesto con anterioridad. Si no tienes claro este punto no dudes en consultarnos.

Las imágenes. Incluye también 10-15 imágenes de bocetos u obra reciente que nos de una idea sobre la dirección visual que tendrá tu trabajo.

Las solicitudes deben ser enviadas a

Y la fecha límite 25 de noviembre de 2016. Los autores seleccionados serán contactados a inicios de diciembre.


Fondation des Treilles Photography Prize. Deadline: Oct. 2, 2016.

Guidelines to compete for the Photography Prize


The photography prize of the Fondation des Treilles is open to all professional photographers with neither age limit nor nationality considerations. Photographers must have already published or exhibited their work.

The subject of their project can be anything from landscape to architecture, social or archeological photography, as long as it is closely related to the Mediterranean world.

Digital or conventional, the technique used to produce the work must be applied with a spirit of durability and conservation.



The jury, is chaired by Mrs Laura Serani, former director of photography, audiovisual and Fnac Collection, curator and artistic director of several major photographic events (as Les rencontres de Bamako, biennale africaine de la photographie), Artistic Associate of the Month of Photography 2014 in Paris, writer and critic. The other members are: Ezzaïm Hassan, Director of the Villa des Arts Rabat / Casablanca, ONA Foundation, Charles-Henri Filippi, collector, Chairman of Citigroup France, Costa Gavras, film director, Macha Makeieff, director of theater, Director of the National “Theâtre de la Criée” in Marseille, Jean-Luc Monterosso (Director of the “Maison Européenne de la Photographie”) and Sarah Moon, photographer, film-maker.

The jury’s decision will be final and not subject to appeal.


Prize: reminder

The prize is made of both an allowance of 2650 euros per month for a period ranging from two to eight months depending on the project, coming with a living residency.

The duration of the cash allowance will be decided by the jury depending on the project. All the expenses due to the realization of the project and more specifically travel costs will remain at the charge of the winner

As far as the residence is concerned, its maximum duration is of 8 months. By the way, it can not last less than one month, specially in order to insure the achievement of the development of the photos at Les Treilles.



Photographers shall guarantee that their works do not infringe the rights of third parties (image rights, right to private property, etc) or that they have obtained the necessary reproduction and exhibition permissions from these parties.

Entering the competition implies full acceptance of the terms of participation.


Application form and documents


Please send:

The application form fully completed [download the competition form]

A short presentation of the project

10 to 20 images in jpg format, 300 dpi, medium quality compression, the longer side of the image should not be more than 12 cm

The applicants will be notified of their selection by email.



Applicants chosen at the conclusion of the pre selection phase have to submit a hard copy application to the following address: Fondation des Treilles, Prix “Résidence pour la photographie”, 90 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris.

It requires:

A supporting text in French or English presenting the project and explaining the author’s approach of the chosen topic. The text should also mention if the applicant has already been awarded in other former prizes.

From 10 to 20 prints of a minimum A4 size up to an A3 maximum format.

A signed letter where the applicant (if awarded) undertakes the cession of at least 3 prints and the copyrights of such images in the strict limit of an institutional use. The prints will be part of the art collection of la Fondation des Treilles.

A stamped envelope or any form of package at the right format for the return of the prints to the applicants that have not been selected. Applications sent without the requested return envelope or unvalid stamping will not be returned.



Applications for pre selection must be sent from May 2 to October 2, 2016 to the following email address:

Pre selection will take place in November 2016. Selected or not, each applicant will be advised.

Hard copy applications must be sent from: dates to be confirmed later.

Meeting of the panel of judges: date to be confirmed later.

Announcement of the winner, December 2016.

Best of Braga

Braga PF Reviews rocks! In the Portfolio Reviews, I saw great works from Luciana Faria Silva, Dani Pujalte & Rita Serra, Anni Hanén, Rui Diogo Castela, Silas de Paula, Jenny Rova, Carlos Heuser, Ditte Lyngkaer Pedersen, Carlos Barradas, Fernanda Chemale, Paulo Martins, Kristin Trub, Projecto PH, Emmanuel Guillaud, Laís Pontes, Adrián Portugal, Lizadie Taste, José Diniz, Gabriel Carpes, Friso Spoelstra, Jewgeni Roppel, John Thackwray, Carlos Alba, Conchi Martinez, Massimo Barberio, Inma Barrio, Miriam Stanke, Jill Quigley, Antonio Cavicchioni, and Marie-Pierre Cravedi.

Winner: Sonja Hamad
Horable Mention: Christiane Peschek

As for the books, we have chosen Mafalda Rakos’ I want to disappear as the winner, together with Senta Simond’s Keun Gui So Nyeo [Girls With Big Ears] as second, and Luján Agusti’s Un Montón de Ropa as third prize. Here are the names of all the finalists.

Thank you to all the great photographers and, of course, to Ângela Ferreira and her wonderful team!


European Photography #100 Call. Deadline: Sept. 25, 2016

“Call for Submissions: To celebrate its 100th issue, European Photography is looking for 100 outstanding single images and the stories behind them. – Why a submission fee? Our past calls for submission were free and open to everyone – with the result that we became swamped with entries that had nothing to do with the topic at hand. By requesting a modest administration fee for what we are offering with this call – possible publication in European Photography, presentation on our website, and a free copy for every selected participant – we hope to channelize this process and address only those who are truly committed and engaged”.

Call for Curatorial Projects, Valencia, Spain. Deadline: Nov. 14, 2016.



The Consortium of Valencian Museums has launched the first edition of “V.O.”
The purpose of this call is the selection of three projects, for exhibitions during the years 2017 and 2018 at the Centre del Carme of Valencia and other associated centers of Alicante and Castellon.

The projects submitted must address contemporary artistic creation and innovation in creative processes, promoting mobility of exhibition productions and different artistic disciplines. Open to individuals and collectives.

The overall budget for each project is 25,000 €, with € 3,000 reserved for the curator and and 3,300 € for the artist or artists or participants.

The deadline for submitting projects for V.O. ends on November 14, 2016.

El Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana ha puesto en marcha la primera edición de su convocatoria V.O. dirigida a comisarios. Entre los objetivos que persigue el Consorci de Museus está el de contribuir al dinamismo del contexto artístico en la Comunitat Valenciana. Una de sus actuaciones concretas en este ámbito es el apoyo a comisarios y comisarias para dar a conocer propuestas innovadoras en el campo de las artes visuales, así como apoyar su desarrollo en el terreno profesional. El objetivo de esta convocatoria es la selección de tres proyectos de comisariado de carácter inédito para la realización de exposiciones durante los años 2017 y 2018 en el Centre del Carme de Valencia y en otros centros consorciados de Alicante y Castellón.

Los proyectos que se presenten deben abordar la creación artística contemporánea y la innovación en los procesos creativos, promoviendo la movilidad de las producciones expositivas  y las diferentes disciplinas artísticas. Puede optar a la convocatoria cualquier persona, a título individual o colectivo.

La dotación económica para cada uno de los proyectos es de 25.000 €, donde se incluyen los honorarios de 3.000 € para comisariado y 3.300 € para el o la artista o artistas participantes.

El plazo para presentar proyectos para V.O. finaliza el 14 de noviembre de 2016.

Bases V.O.

Smack Mellon Call for emerging curators. Deadline: Sept. 1, 2016

Proposals are accepted annually from Emerging Curators for the Emerging Artists Summer Exhibition. The Emerging Artists Summer Exhibition will be curated by a selected Emerging Curator and will be made up of Emerging Artists. An Emerging Curator is defined as an independent curator who is beginning their career as a curator. Proposal must show history of at least 3 prior curatorial projects successfully presented to a public audience.

The selected curator’s exhibition theme will be announced in the open call process for the emerging artists program. The theme should be relevant to political, social or environmental issues. Curators must select 50% of their artists from the pool of emerging artists. The exhibitions must include at least 60% women artists, as part of Smack Mellon’s mission to support women artists.

Smack Mellon provides curators a stipend and a budget for artists’ stipends. The curator is encouraged to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look at the space in order to tailor their proposal to the space.

Smack Mellon can provide audio and visual equipment such as projectors and flat screen monitors as well as technical support for installing complex projects.

The curator should realize that we expect a hands-on approach at the gallery. The curator is expected to be in NYC to review all submissions. The curator is expected to be at the gallery throughout the installation and the curator and artists involved in the exhibition are responsible for the execution and installation of the artwork. The curator should clarify to all artists when invited to participate that they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their work. Smack Mellon does not have a full time staff of preparators. Smack Mellon will hire an installer for 2 days to help with general installation. Smack Mellon gallery staff can assist in installation of work requiring a lift or special mounting. Our gallery staff may also assist artists with installation of other complicated projects but will not be involved in helping the artist to build their work on site. Our technical staff will install all of the equipment (projectors, monitors etc.) belonging to Smack Mellon. It will be the artist’s responsibility to install and maintain any equipment that belongs to the artist.

Specifics about the installation of artwork and about the equipment that Smack Mellon is able to provide will be discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted as a proposal under consideration.

Curators do not have to propose a completed show but must submit the following:


1. Documentation of past exhibitions
(Up to 20 still images and/or a maximum of 3 three-minute videos of past exhibitions.)

2. Resume

3. Curator’s Statement about past exhibitions

4. Curatorial Proposal for new exhibition
(A list of artists under consideration can also be included.)

5. Work Samples
(Curators should also include images of the artists’ work to be included in the exhibition. If new work will be created for the exhibition, send images of their past work. A maximum of 20 still images can be submitted. )



(You are not required to finish your application in one session.)

En Foco Releases Newly Designed Nueva Luz vol. 20:1 Spotlighting the Bronx Women’s Photo Collective

Contact: Layza Garcia & Bill Aguado
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Bronx, NY | July 2016 – Nueva Luz vol. 20:1, the revitalized and redesigned photographic journal from En Foco is now available in print and online. As with past issues of Nueva Luz, the magazine has illustrated the provocative, the avant-garde and the perspicacious photographic prognostications and philosophies from photographers of color who probe the heart of humanity through their lens.   This newly released and rebranded special issue is no different than an exploratory probe into the human psyche of inner-space.

En Foco and by extension Nueva Luz, has always sought to include and expand the parameters of visual presentation and has challenged concepts of identity for and about photographers of color.

Curated by Juanita Lanzo and designed by Nestor Otero, this edition of Nueva Luz features three dynamic…

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