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Last Call, Terry O’Neill Award 2010, ends Oct. 22nd

Terry O’Neill Award 2010 closes for submissions on 22nd October. This years Award ceremony and exhibition will be at Hotshoe Gallery in London. The Sunday Times Magazine will be publishing a special feature on the entrants in Spectrum. Please see for full entry details and judges.

Judges include, Tom Stoddart (photojournalist), Greg Hobson (curator of photography NMM), Daniel Campbell-Blight (Director Hotshoe Gallery) Julia Fullerton-Batten (photographer) Terry O’Neill, Jon Jones (Director of Photography Sunday Times Magazine), Mark Grosvenor (MD TAG Creative)


Submit between 3-6 images as an exhibition series. Images must fall into the criteria of reportage, fashion, documentary, landscape, wildlife, portraiture, or fine art photography.

The judges are seeking dynamic and arresting images which portray a compelling narrative.

1. Photographers must be over 18 years of age on 1st January 2010. A series of up to six images can be submitted.

2. Entries can be either black and white, colour or lens-based media. They must be sent over as small Jpeg files (72dpi) or no larger than 1mb. Details of sizes for exhibition should also be included and optional artists statement.

3. Photographer’s warrant to The Terry O’Neill Award that they own the work submitted, that the whole copyright is vested in them or, if the copyright belongs to a third party such as an agency, that the photographer has the right to submit the work free of encumbrances or restrictions and that if the work was commissioned for private and domestic purposes, it is submitted with the permission of the person or organisation who commissioned it.

4. Warrant to The Terry O’Neill Award that model release forms (where appropriate) have been obtained from persons featured in their submitted images for all sales, marketing, educational and publicity uses and that no additional releases are required in respect of names, trademarks, designs or works of art depicted in the work.

5. Photographers agree that their work may be exhibited at HotShoe Gallery and will be made available with hanging systems that fit the venue.

6. Photographers agree that The Terry O’Neill Award may non-exclusively reproduce and/or licence the reproduction of any entries featured in the award exhibition without any payment to the photographer, model or third party for any sales, marketing, educational and publicity use on and in all media worldwide including catalogues, posters and the internet. However, such free use shall only be solely and exclusively in connection with the competition and exhibition until the end of 2011 and the photographer or agency will receive a credit for such use.

7. The Judges’ decision is final and no discussion or correspondence can be entered into on their decision. They reserve the right to vary the awards or not to make any award.

8. Reasonable efforts will be made to notify all photographers as to whether their photograph has been short-listed for an award or been selected for the exhibition. It is the photographers’ responsibility to contact The Terry O’Neill Award if he or she has not received notification.

9. The responsibility for damage or loss, however caused, is the responsibility of the photographer. Photographers are therefore advised to arrange adequate insurance cover against such risks. The sponsors, the touring venue or The Terry O’Neill Award shall not be liable for any loss or damage, whether or not caused by negligence.

10. Delivery. All entries to be delivered to The Terry O’Neill Award. Entrants whose payments cannot be cashed will be disqualified. All costs incurred through any entries being sent or collected via post or business courier are solely the photographer’s responsibility and must be paid at the time they are sent.

11. Proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Delivery at dates, times and address other than the above will not be accepted.

12. Collection/return of exhibited photographs. All exhibited photographs must be collected from the address to which they were originally delivered.

13. If selected, photographers agree to have their work exhibited on the The Terry O’Neill Award website.

14. Shortlisted photographers are responsible for the making, framing and delivery of their work to the HotShoe Gallery

15. Work exhibited at Hot Shoe Gallery should be available for sale. A percentage of sales will go to The Lucy Bell Gallery.

16. The closing date for entries is 22nd October, judging will take place on 5th November and winners will be announced and preview on 8th December.

17. Entry to the competition is £7 and £5 for students, per image submitted.

18. All queries to Lucy Bell 01424 434828. Lucy Bell Fine Art Photography, 46 Norman Road, St Leonards, East Sussex, TN38 0EJ.

10th International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland – Deadline: 15.11.2011



10th International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland



Deadline: 15.11.2011

More informationa and application forms:



OUT OF SPACE is an exhibition which will use the city space as a gallery. OUT OF SPACE is to go out of the traditional exhibition area, out of what the audience is accustomed to, out of the standard circle of receivers and out of the known forms of presentation. Send over your photo projects or artistic projects with photography as one of the elements, which can be presented in the city space.

For years, the Grand Prix programme has been one of the main points of Fotofestiwal. It consists of individual exhibitions, selected from among the projects submitted by photographers and curators. Every year, the curator jury chooses 10-12 exhibitions out of about 600. The selected exhibitions are then presented during Fotofestiwal. In May, the most interesting project is awarded with the title of Grand Prix Fotofestiwal. So far, exhibitions have not been linked by a common theme – they were presentations of several new people and interesting subjects. This year, retaining the old formula, we are going to change the form and place of the presentation. The upcoming Grand Prix programme, entitled OUT OF SPACE, will be moved from galleries to the city space of Łódź.



curators: Nina Kassianou, Krzysztof Candrowicz

Sentenced to the cursed, though seemingly only apparent FREEDOM, overloaded with a stream of everyday NEWS, suspended between the reality of MARKETING and the world of the MEDIA, tainted with intensive WORK – we are running away. But are we really trying to escape it all, and if so – where are we running?

In OUT OF LIFE curators would like to ask about creating private and alternative realities – what we gain thanks for them, what we loose? How people escape from the real world and if the photography might be the form of an escape?

VIDEONALE 13. Deadline closed 20 September 2010

VIDEONALE 13 Call for Entries

Deadline: 20 September 2010

“A place for discoveries” – That’s what the German magazine art wrote about VIDEONALE, the international festival for contemporary video art. From 14 April to 29 May 2011 the 13th edition of VIDEONALE takes place at Kunstmuseum Bonn/Germany. You can submit single or – this year for the first time – multi channel works created in the past two years for VIDEONALE 13. The entry deadline is 20 September, 2010 (post mark). Founded in 1984 the biannually initiated VIDEONALE is counted amongst the oldest festivals for video art in Germany and Europe. Besides its high standard of presented works, VIDEONALE reached a widely accepted reputation in its attempt to develop new forms of presentation for video art. Like in the past also at VIDEONALE 13 a team of architects and designers will develop a cutting-edge exhibition architecture to meet the requirements of the reception of media art. For the 13th VIDEONALE about 40 works will be chosen by an international jury of experts and afterwards be presented in a six-week exhibition in Bonn. The show will open with a four-day festival featuring a variety of events. Starting in late summer the works of VIDEONALE 13 will be shown at further art institutions worldwide in the context of VIDEONALE ON TOUR. The works of VIDEONALE 12 were shown at the video art fair LOOP Barcelona/Spain, at the Museum of Modern Art in Glasgow/Scotland, at INVIDEO festival in Milan/Italy, at Bavarian House in Odessa/Ukraine, at several venues in Taipei/Taiwan and at the National Gallery of Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo/Bosnia-Herzegovina. There’s no set topic for submissions, but the submitted work mustn’t be older than two years (i.e. starting January 2008). The exhibits will automatically be taking part in the competition for the VIDEONALE-AWARD which will be awarded by an international prize-jury. Deadline for submission is 20 September 2010. Further information and application forms are available at

Contact: VIDEONALE e.V. im Kunstmuseum Bonn Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2 D-53113 Bonn Germany tel +49-(0)228-692818

VIDA 13.0 Prize – Deadline: 7th November 2010

At a time when the notion of life is once again located in an uncertain domain, a wide range of artistic initiatives come together to illustrate and investigate this phenomenon; they examine the impact on the collective conscience and the way it is manifested in cultural, technological and social thought.

Over the last decade, in the same formal space, VIDA has been bringing together inter-disciplinary projects that respond to this situation. By means of formal strategies that defy the boundaries between existing practices, these projects offer new ways of reflecting on what we understand by life and artificial life.

Fundación Telefónica announces the VIDA 13.0 Art & Artificial Life International Competition, which for the last twelve years has awarded prizes for artistic projects using technological mediums offering innovative approaches to research into artificial life.

The projects may be based on systems which emulate, imitate or speculate on the notion of life through current research and technology. These systems may involve attributes of agency and autonomy which display specific behaviour, are dynamic, react to their surroundings and evolve, and which question the frontiers between what is alive and what is not, between synthetic and organic life.

As in previous years there are two categories to the competition:


In this category VIDA 13.0 will award prizes to artistic ALife projects developed after 2008. The sum of 40,000 Euros will be shared between the projects selected by the jury: First Prize: 18,000 Euros, Second Prize: 14,000 Euros, and Third Prize: 8,000 Euros. In addition seven honourable mentions will be awarded.


In this category VIDA 13.0 helps to fund artistic ALife projects that have not yet been produced. This is aimed at citizens or residents of countries comprising Latin America, Spain and Portugal. The sum of 40,000 Euros will be shared between the selected projects.

The winning projects will be subsequently exhibited at the VIDA Gallery, and may be presented in exhibitions related to art and new technologies organised by Fundación Telefónica or in which it takes part.


Period for submission of projects: from 19th July to 7th November 2010.


The works submitted will be examined by an international panel composed of José-Carlos Mariátegui (Peru), Mónica Bello Bugallo (Spain), Nell Tenhaaf (Canada) Rodrigo Alonso (Argentina), Simon Penny (USA/Australia), Zhang Ga (USA/China) and Francisco Serrano (General Director of Fundación Telefónica).


Queries may be addressed to the FAQs section of the website, by e-mail to or by calling (0034) 91 584 23 00.

Capture Brooklyn Contest: Deadline August 29th

Capture Brooklyn, a new initiative by the New York Photo Festival, is a juried exhibition of contemporary photography that seeks to capture the spirit and essence of Brooklyn, and to showcase the vitality of photography happening in the hottest part of New York right now!

Drawn from submissions received online through August 29, 2010, 80 photographs will be selected and exhibited at The powerHouse Arena in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The show’s official opening will take place during this year’s Dumbo Arts Festival (September 24–26), an event that draws over 150,000 visitors over 3 days – and will remain open until October 15, 2010. In addition, all submissions received by August 29 will be showcased in a slideshow presentation at the powerHouse Arena during the show’s opening weekend.

It is our hope that Capture Brooklyn will not only serve to acknowledge and celebrate the fantastic photography happening in this borough, but also encourage and nurture the growth of Brooklyn’s artistic renaissance.

Submission Deadline: August 29, 2010


The Jury:

Michael Foley – Founder, Foley Gallery
Susanne Konig – Director, The powerHouse Arena
Teresa Rad – Director of Art Production, TBWA\Chiat\Day – New York
Doug Rickard – Founder & Editor-in-Chief,

* (click here to read more about our jury)

The Prizes:

1st Place – Best in Show:

2nd Place:

3rd Place:

In addition, all artists selected for the exhibition Capture Brooklyn will receive:

The Rules:

  • All work submitted for consideration must have been produced after January 1, 2009.
  • Finalists will be notified by September 6 and will need to drop-off their work at The powerHouse Arena no later than September 20, 2010.
  • All work must be dropped-off suitably mounted or framed and ready for hanging, or they will not be included in the show.
  • All work must be clearly labeled with the artist’s name and contact info.
  • All selected photographs must remain on show at The powerHouse Arena for the duration of the exhibition. Substitutions will not be accepted.
  • Artists are responsible for all shipping costs to and from The powerHouse Arena.
  • Artists are responsible for insuring their work. All work will be handled by experienced personnel and the utmost care will be taken to guarantee the safety of the work. However, the New York Photo Festival and The PowerHouse Arena will not be responsible for any loss or damage to the work while on display or in transit.

Entry Fees:

  • Each participating artist may submit 1-3 single images for a fee of $25 or 4-6 single images for a fee of $50.


Lens Culture International Exposure Awards: Closed


Lens Culture International Exposure Awards discover, reward, and promote talented, new, emerging and established photographers from around the world.

We’re looking for exciting images from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, photojournalism, street photography, nature, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human.

An international jury of photography experts will review and judge every photo submitted.

This year, in addition to cash awards and other prizes, we’re delighted to announce that all winning photographs will be featured in well-publicized International Exposure Awards traveling exhibitions at galleries in Paris, New York and San Francisco in 2011. (Additional international gallery venues may be announced soon.) The winning photographs will also get prominent, exclusive photo features in Lens Culture, giving them access and broad exposure to an enthusiastic, influential worldwide audience.

Six photographers will win top honors (3 Portfolio Awards, and 3 Single Image Awards). Additionally, 25 photographers (from either category) will win Honorable Mention Awards.

Last year, we received over 6,000 images from photographers in 48 countries on six continents! Many of the 29 winners from 2009 continue to achieve great success with their careers — winning other awards (including two World Press Photo Awards), signing publishing contracts, getting editorial assignments, group and solo exhibitions, artists residencies, and having their work collected by institutions and private collectors around the world.

Award Categories and Prizes

All levels of emerging and professional photographers are invited to apply for these awards. Two categories of photographs will be judged:

Portfolio Awards

Submit 10 to 15 photographic images that are linked — thematically, aesthetically, as a story, or simply as a range of your photographic talent. Edit your selections carefully, since this category will be judged on the strength of the group of photographs as a whole, and not as individual photographs. Entry fee: $75.

Portfolio Category Prizes:

Grand Prize $2,500 cash
2nd Prize $1,000 cash
3rd Prize $500 cash


Each winning portfolio will be presented in a prominent feature article in Lens Culture (along with the photographers’ names and links to their web pages), PLUS publication in our deluxe 2010 Winner’s Catalog, AND inclusion in the International Exposure Awards traveling exhibitions — all powerful ways to get the attention of hundreds of thousands of photography lovers!

Single Image Photo Awards

Often, a single powerful photograph captures our attention as important, artistic, meaningful, and memorable. A great photo can stand on its own, demonstrating a remarkable level of visual perception, sensitivity, and creativity. Photographs of all genres and all categories are welcome. The jury will choose three cash prize winners in this category. Entry fees: $35 per image, or $60 to submit two to five images.

Prizes for Single Image Photo Awards:

Grand prize: $1,500 cash
2nd prize: $500 cash
3rd prize: $250 cash


All Single Image Winners will be presented in a prominent feature article in Lens Culture (along with the photographers’ names and links to their web pages), PLUS publication in our deluxe 2010 International Exposure Awards Winners Catalog, AND inclusion in the International Exposure Awards traveling exhibitions.

25 Honorable Mention Awards:

25 Honorable Mention photographs (chosen by the judges from either category — Portfolio or Single Image) will win prominent placement of a single photo on the Award Winner’s Page in Lens Culture, including a link to your own personal or professional website. PLUS publication in our deluxe 2010 International Exposure Awards Winners Catalog, AND inclusion in the International Exposure Awards traveling exhibitions.

ALL winners will also be announced in the Lens Culture blog, along with a special mention in the Lens Culture email newsletter that is sent to thousands of subscribers. Prints of some of the winning images may also be eligible for sale via Lens Culture Editions, subject to an optional agreement between the winner and Lens Culture.

Submit your photos by September 18, 2010

Applicants must submit their photos to us online at: After you have uploaded your images and information, you will be asked to pay your submission fee of $75 for the Portfolio category, or $35 (to submit one photo) or $60 (to submit two to five photos) for the Single Image category. For good image quality and fast upload, your image files should be less than 2 MB each, and sized around 1024 x 768 pixels @ 72 ppi. Our online portal offers additional instruction for submitting work. For complete submission guidelines and rules, please see our FAQs and rules.

Winners will be announced on October 15, 2010

Prizes will be awarded, and all winning photographs will be exhibited online, prominently, to coincide with Lens Culture’s extra-special Paris Photo Edition in November 2010.

About Lens Culture

Lens Culture is one of the most popular and influential online magazines about contemporary photography today. The site attracts between 7,000 and 10,000+ unique visitors every day, from more than 50 countries (over 2.7 million visits each year). Our audience includes photography collectors, photo editors, book publishers, museum curators, art gallery owners, agents, critics, journalists, festival directors, and other passionate lovers of photography. Several artists whose photographs have gained attention as a result of their feature in Lens Culture have won book publishing contracts, solo and group art gallery shows, museum exhibitions, participation in international photography festivals, and commissions from around the world. Select artists are offered the opportunity to sell limited editions of their work through Lens Culture Editions, earning them thousands of dollars from sales to international art collectors.

Good luck!

Jan van Eyck Academie Call: Closed Oc. 1, 2010

Application deadline
1 October 2010

Jan van Eyck Academie
Academieplein 1
6211 KM Maastricht
The Netherlands

The Jan van Eyck Academie is an institute for research and production where artists, designers and theoreticians work alongside each other.

The JVE has positions available in the Fine Art and Design Departments for the next academic year, starting on 1 January 2011. Artists are invited to submit proposals for individual research projects; designers can apply for one of the projects formulated by the department.

The Fine Art department offers a unique space for experimentation, production, reflection and debate. Researchers conduct their artistic research in an environment that encourages questioning of the assumptions, forms, meanings and contexts that are tied to the practice of making art today. The Fine Art department welcome artists, individuals and groups, without stipulating conditions regarding form, content and media.

Artistic practice is supported by a programme of events and sustained conversations organised by the (advising) researchers. The academy offers expertise in all media and production areas, in-house or in cooperation with partner organisations, and encourages publishing through the Jan van Eyck publication series.

The Fine Art Department is headed by advising researchers Hans-Christian Dany, Imogen Stidworthy and Nasrin Tabatabai & Babak Afrassiabi.

Candidate researchers for the Design Department can apply for one of the following projects:

Strijp-S is an urban development plan that tries to turn the 66-acres of the former Philips factory in Eindhoven from a ‘Forbidden City’ into a ‘ Creative City with an unequalled character’. The project is a visual research into new divisions of labour that emerge as soon as heavy industries and mass-production are replaced by what is coined as cognitive, immaterial or affective labour.

The project calls for designers, urbanists, video- and filmmakers.
Advising researcher: Florian Schneider

Exploring the practice, methods and messages of type-design, *Latent stare* proposes a gathering and study of selected typefaces and stories, from the 1900s onwards – when technology had accelerated, and begun to affect, the production and distribution of new types. The selected material is affiliated to a political, social or spiritual set of beliefs which feed back into the typefaces creation, design and/or use.

Advising researcher: David Bennewith

NEUTRALITY_Polity and Space in the Post-Eurocentric City
Researches the modalities and substances that contemporary practices of neutrality give rise to and contribute in sustaining. The project will aim at outlining innovative paths towards design agency and creativity and analyses forms of transformation and control of contemporary space.

Advising researcher: John Palmesino

HTML5 is supposed to open a new chapter in web design and web-based publishing. Open Video will research into past and present open-source video implementations to develop an independent platform that explores the specific potentials of self-authored and self-managed, open-source video publishing initiatives against the backdrop of the overwhelming dominance of mass-media like content providers.

The project calls for code developers, web designers and digital content producers.
Advising researcher: Florian Schneider

REMOTE SENSING_Biopolitical Imagery
Investigates how new remote-sensing technologies are shaping and carving contemporary spaces of operation and sovereignty, and focuses on the agency that these new technologies elicit and entail. The project singles out a series of contemporary situations and traces the complex links and exchanges between the production of new images through remote sensing and the outline of new legal and governmental issues.

The project calls for data visualisation designers, interaction designers, urbanists, architects, photographers, video and filmmakers.
Advising researchers: John Palmesino and Florian Schneider

More information on each project on

The Design Department is currently headed by advising researchers John Palmesino, Florian Schneider and Daniel van der Velden.

Please visit our website at for more information on facilities, applications, and the Jan van Eyck Academie in general.