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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.


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

2016 New Talent Award, Beijing, China. Deadline: Nov. 15, 2016.

The 2016 New Talent Awards is open to Chinese photographers under the age of 35. All entries submitted during 15th August-15th November in 2016 are welcomed. Under the principle of fairness and justice, the event is open to public and ready to embrace various academic ideas related with photography. It is expected to present the creation of the youth in this era by selecting original excellent photograph works.

About the Award

Name: 2016 New Talent Award

Sponsor: Xitek


Schedule: 15th August-15th November, 2016

I. Entering the Award

1. Official website: Entrants can submit their works following the tips on the entry’s page of “2016 New Talent Award” by logging in the official website of New Talent (

2. Mailbox or material forms: Works are welcomed submitted either via mailbox or in material forms (paper photos and albums, etc.). Please download the The New Talent Award Application Form and submit it with works.

Note: Please post entries in material forms of CD,USB, paper photos or albums to:

New Talent Award Committee, Xitek, E209 of Shang 8 International Advertising Garden, NO.3 Yard of Xiadianjia, Chaoyang District, Beijing.

Tel: 0086 10 85805422-825

II. Entry Requirements

1. Under the principle of fairness and justice, the 2016 New Talent Award is open to Chinese photographers in both mainland and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan as well as overseas under the age of 35.

2. The entries must be original and have not been nominated in any national photography competition.
Note: The entry will be qualified for the Award when the latest one is created within the due schedule provided it belong to long-term series.

3. There is no limitation on the content or style of the entry. Photos or other related mixed media are qualified for the Award.

4. The entries submitted via website or mailbox must be saved in JPG format. All photos must be re-sized to the pixel scale ranging from 1000px to 2000px.

5. Every entrant should submit at least five entries together with his/her personal information and interpretation on entries in written form.

III. Schedule

Collection: 15th August- 15th November, 2016

Photographers are supposed to enter the 2016 New Talent Award by submitting their works either in form of digital or material. All entries would be qualified for primary selection once submitted.

Note: The deadline of online submission is 00:00, 15th November in 2016. Entries posted before 1st November in 2016 are qualified for the Award either submitted via mailbox or in the form of material.

Primary Selection: 15th November – 5th December, 2016

The judging panel of primary selection will study on all entries and select entries of six photographers as 2016 New Talent Award nominations.

Final Selection: 7th January, 2017

There will be a Photofolio Review before the final selection. To have an in-depth understanding on creative ideas of the photographers, the judging panel of final selection will have face to face communication with the six nominees and select one as 2016 New Talent Photographer.

Awards ceremony: 8th January, 2017

The result of final selection will be published in the awards ceremony.

IV. Copyright

Every entrant should make sure he/she owns independent, complete and undisputed copyright on entries and have the right to submit the entries following the rules of the event. Photographers are required to be responsible for any legal disputes aroused by the entries for violating the rights( including but not limited to) of portrait, privacy and honor. The entrant shall take the liability of compensation for losses of the sponsor( including Xitek and other partners, similarly hereinafter) caused by the above mentioned disputes.

V. Notice for the Use of Entries

The sponsor or other medias/websites recognized by the sponsor has the right to use all entries freely for(but not limited to) non-commercial purposes of publicity and exhibition via online websites, Weibo and album.

The sponsor has the right to obtain the original file of entries being nominated for exhibition both online and offline as well as album making. After being informed by the sponsor to submit the original file, the nominees should submit the e-file of digital photos or the scanned negative film to the sponsor within the due schedule. Entrant fails to submit the original file of nominations shall be deemed to automatically abandon his/her entry qualification (including but not limited to abandon the nomination) and will not participate in following schedule.

VI. Entry Fee

Entering the 2016 New Talent Award charges no fee. All entries are unreturnable.

VII. Awards

Five 2016 New Talent Awards Nominees
a. Creation funds of RMB10,000
b. Attend the Photofolio Review
c. Opportunities for media coverage and exhibition
d. Participate in the itinerant exhibition of 2016 New Talent Award
e. Works being published in the album of 2016 New Talent Award
f. Opportunities for media coverage and exhibition

·One 2016 New Talent Photographer
a. Creation funds of RMB50,000
b. Photographic equipment of RMB50,000
c. Opportunity for solo exhibitions in both domestic and abroad
d. Attend the Photofolio Review
e. Participate in the itinerant exhibition of 2016 New Talent Award
f. Works being published in the album of 2016 New Talent Award
g. Opportunities for media coverage and exhibition

Note: Xitek owns the sole right to interpret this notice for entering the Award. Submission of entries implies the acceptance of all conditions above mentioned.

Please check for the Chinese Version the official website:





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!


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.)