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Moritz Neumüller (b. Linz, Austria, 1972) is a curator, educator and writer in the field of Photography and New Media. He holds a Master Degree in Art History and a PhD degree in Information Management and has worked for several important art institutions, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, PhotoEspaña in Madrid and LOOP in Barcelona. At the moment, he works as Festival Curator for PhotoIreland in Dublin, and directs the Photography Department of the Istituto di Design in Madrid. In 2009, he founded artecontacto, a project aimed at exploring art through all senses, in order to provide access for all, including visitors with visual impairments or learning difficulties. Since 2010, he runs the The Curator Ship, a platform that provides useful information for visual artists. Since 2011, Moritz Neumüller is Co-director of Museum For All, a network of museums in Europe working to advance accessibility in the areas of culture and learning in a collaborative, all-inclusive way. This project is a partnership between artecontacto and the Design For All Foundation in Barcelona.

Warwick Stafford Fellowship 2016/17. Deadline: Nov. 14, 2016

Call for applications: The Warwick Stafford Fellowship

Northumbria University are accepting applications to the Warwick Stafford Fellowship 2016/17 until 5pm Monday 14 November 2016.

Early-mid career practitioners in Fine Art are invited to apply for the fellowship which offers a £20,000 bursary to the chosen candidate.

In addition to the bursary Northumbria will provide the successful Fellow with:

• A studio space in the BxNU Institute for Contemporary Art at BALTIC 39

• Technical Support

• Participation in an environment of postgraduate and PhD art researchers

• Access to leading academics and internationally renowned artists

The Fellowship will offer an early-mid career artist a structured opportunity to advance their practice and research and engage with a stimulating community of professional artists, students, fine art researchers and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art partners. Support and development will be designed to meet the needs of the individual fellow. The artist will participate in and contribute to the research environment at BALTIC 39 whilst developing a body of new work that advances their practice-led research. New work will be accessible during public events at the BxNU Institute and will form a core part of the exhibition programme in Gallery North, the Faculty’s prestigious venue for contemporary art.

The fellowship will culminate in a solo exhibition with publication.

The current 2015/16 fellowship is held by Stuart Tait. Details of Stuart’s work, along with past Fellows, Eleanor Wright 2012/13, Luke McCreadie 2013/14 and Laurence Kavanagh 2014/15 can be seen on the BALTIC 39 website.

How to apply

During selection the panel will look to identify applicants whose practice and research will benefit most from the opportunities offered.

Application deadline: Monday 14 November 2016 at 5pm

Interviews will be held from Monday 8 December 2016

Residency will begin from Monday 9 January 2017

For further information on how to apply, please visit

For enquiries, please email

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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High-resolution images available upon request

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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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