Category Archives: Deadline 02/2013

Call for Entries. Descubrimientos PHE. Deadline: February 27, 2013.

Name: Descubrimientos PHE

Organizer: PHotoEspaña Festival. Madrid, Spain

Date & Place: June 4-6, 2013. Centro de Arte Alcobendas. Madrid, Spain

Application Deadline: February 27, 2013

Number of Participants: 70

Profiles of Reviewers: International photography and art curators, museum and festival people, publishers all over the world.

Registration Fee: 20 Euros to apply, 230 Euros to participate

Number of reviews: 7

Price / Review Ratio: 35,71 Euros per Review.



Presentation Text:

An independent jury will select seventy photographers to participate in the portfolio reviews. The jury will also determine a wait list in the event that there may be a cancelation. The portfolio of all of the selected participants will be included There is an inscription fee of 230 Euros for all participants.

The Descubrimientos PHE Award recognizes the work of one photographer that has participated in the reviews held in Madrid, Mexico, Costa Rica during the current edition of the festival. The jury may select up to do honorable mentions. The jury´s decision is final.
The winner of the award may have participated in the portfolio review on previous occasions, but cannot have been recognized with this award in prior editions. PHotoEspaña will make public the jury´s results when the festival awards are announced. PHotoEspaña reserves the right to promote the winner´s name and images in printed and digital materials.


The Curator Ship – Portfolio Reviews 2013:

Call for Submissions: European Master of Fine Art Photography. Deadline: Feb 25, 2013

Apply to participate in the European Master of Fine Art Photography.

This is a unique opportunity to work and study in a multicultural setting, under the supervision of world-renowned photographers, curators and artists, such as Martin Parr, Elger Esser, Joan Fontcuberta, Simon Roberts, Andreas Mueller-Pohle, Alejandro Castellote amongst others, who encourage students to develop their individual vision in a creative and collaborative environment.

The IED Master is located in Madrid, a city that not only is a model of avant-garde culture, but also hosts two of the largest annual cultural events in Spain: ARCO and PHotoEspana. Dynamic, multicultural and hospitable, the city’s natural openness adds strength to what it already represents; a welcoming environment that merges education, culture and entertainment, making it the perfect meeting point for exchanging ideas.

To apply please send your portfolio to The course director, Moritz Neumüller will invite you to a personal interview should your portfolio be accepted. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your work seen by an expert in the field and to receive valuable feedback on your portfolio.

The course will be bilingual (Spanish & English) and will run from April 2013 to March 2014.

Deadline for application is 25 February 2013.

For further information on how to apply to the programme please visit . Here you can also have a look at students’ work and find out more about lecturers.

Have a look at the Portfolios of past students in the PDF of the Catalog of the 2011/12 edition of the Master program.

Short bio of the Course Director:
Moritz Neumüller is a curator, educator and writer in the field of Photography and New Media. He has worked for several art institutions, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, PhotoEspaña in Madrid and LOOP in Barcelona. Moritz Neumüller is currently working as Festival Curator at PhotoIreland Festival in Dublin, and running The Curator Ship, a platform that provides useful information for visual artists.


The unstoppable photographer-couple Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber invite us to contribute photographs to the Antifoto-Archive.
Here are the instructions:

“Each image should deal with the idea of ANTIFOTO, what you think ANTIFOTO should  be about and the attitude of a Visual Manifesto.
You are free to upload as many images as you like.

But you have to agree to us using the images for an event – which will be held in cooperation with Markus Schaden – at the Photoweekend in Düsseldorf in February 2013: On this weekend all images from this blog will be printed, presented  to the audience. They can edit their own Visual Manifesto which will be copied and stapled at that weekend.

How it works:
• Send an email to boehm [at] boehmkobayashi [.] de and we will create a guest account for you.
• Please upload your files as a .jpg in a printable size of about 15 x 10 cm with 300 dpi
• Only post images – regarding the Visual ANTIFOTO Manifesto – no text or headline.
• Click »Use as featured image« so the image appears on the front page of the blog with all the other images.

If you need help, download this manual, please.

The Visual Antifoto Manifesto is a project by Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber.
The final event during the Photoweekend in Düsseldorf will be developed in cooperation with Markus Schaden at the Jacobihaus/Künstlerverein Malkasten.”

NY Times Portfolio review. Deadline: Feb 13, 2013

NY Times Portfolio review – Call for Submissions

For the first time ever, the New York Times is offering a free portfolio review, announced a few days ago by James Estrin, the editor-in-chief of the newspaper’s LENS blog. The two-day gathering will be held April 13 – 14, bringing together publishers, photo directors, critics, curators and gallerists for a series of discussions and workshops.

The event will be the opportunity to debate issues ranging from digital enhancement to developing one’s photography, with a focus on the financial aspect. It will also give 160 photographers the chance to meet face-to-face with leading publishers. Young photographers aged 18 to 27 will have a special time devoted to their work. The deadline for application is Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

For information, visit the LENS blog on the New York Times website:

Call for Curatorial Residents 2013-14, in Canada. Deadline: Feb 24, 2013

221A is an artist-run centre located in Vancouver, Canada with a mandate to support the advancement of contemporary art that explores design as a subject. Projects presented at 221A address design in its widest sense, which may encompass graphics, products, architecture, or, more broadly, social codes and conventions.

221A is seeking proposals from curators for projects to commence in 2014. Implemented in 2010 the Curatorial Residencies program encourages a diversity of curatorial approaches to the organization’s mandate. Emerging and professional curators, curatorial collectives, which may include recent graduates and practicing artists, designers and architects, are encouraged to submit proposals to be developed over the course of one year. Projects may include exhibitions, performances, publications, talks or workshops. Proposals should discuss a viewpoint, theory or approach that the project hopes to foster in relation to the organization’s mandate.

Selected candidates will be expected to work with the Executive Director to research, plan and execute the project. In addition, selected curators are required to participate in the Curatorial Committee, starting mid 2013 for a minimum one-year term (meeting every 2 months) to offer feedback to other curatorial residents and the program. The committee offers a space for reflection on the wider program at 221A and a relationship between curatorial residents, staff and community. International participants will be expected to attend meetings through online voice/video chat.

Proposal Guidelines
Applicants must submit a digital proposal (to including:
• a one to two-page project proposal, describing the curatorial project;
• a current CV of each of the key contributors (maximum 3 pages each);
• related images/texts as required (pdf or jpegs, max. 15 images, or up to 10 min. of audio or video). For large format images or videos that cannot be transmitted by email please include instructions for access.

Proposals are intended to provide the overall intention and background of the project. Applicants proposing self-curated projects must describe the reasoning behind this approach. Further research and development of the project is expected upon selection.

Selections Process
Project proposals are shortlisted by a committee comprised of members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director. The Executive Director makes final selections of 5 proposals to make up the 2014 programming year. Selected applicants will be contacted in March 2013. Please note that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

221A is a non-profit organization funded through a mixture of self-generated income, private donations and public funding. All projects are funded through the organization’s operating budget at $4,000. This budget may increase through the success of project-based grants-with average projects ranging up to $25,000. All projects must pay fees to artists and curators at the minimum CARFAC rates or higher.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bopha Chhay, Projects Coordinator at

Call for Entries: Photographic-based work in various formats. Deadline: Feb 17, 2013

Artists based in the Northwest of the US are invited to submit work for ‘OFF THE PLAIN: Contemporary NW Photography‘ curated by TJ Norris for Place.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 17th (11:59PM PST – no late entries)
EXHIBITION: April 16 – June 1, 2013
ENTRY FEE: $10, Up to 6 images per artist
(fee used for any associated printed material)

WHAT: Seeking contemporary photographic-based work in various formats, other than traditional 2D. Individual artists, duos or teams are welcome to submit.


‘Off the Plain’ will feature up to a dozen Northwest-based contemporary artists who have developed photographic works that stretch beyond traditional two-dimensional formats.

As an examination of the great Northwest as a physical location for exploration and experimentation, this show will offer work that is outside the norm, peeling back one thin layer of what is happening right now in this vast elusive and beautiful region. By offering camera-based work that is beyond 2D, audiences will experience a greater appreciation for the photographic arts.

The exhibition will open in April 2013 which is Photography Month in Portland, OR (also see: Photolucida). In this call for entries we wish to review works that utilize and play on space, form and dimension. These may include: sculptural work, assemblage, 3D imaging, installation, kinetic work, multi-paneled pieces, book arts, lightboxes, tableaux, holography/lenticular, moving images or projections (the gallery is equipped with a single projector – if you are submitting video-based work you may use one of your six images as a link to a video, under 10 minutes in length preferred), and the like. The work must be primarily photographic in nature and somehow inform or activate a sense of space. Up to a dozen artists will be selected from this call for entries who focus on mass, volume and change/shift in their photographic work.

The artists in this show command the ability to forgo the generic conventions of the medium. Subject matter will vary from abstraction to conceptual to narrative, though each artist included will be represented by up to five pieces each (depending on scale and context) in the sizable exhibition space – all created within the past three years. The public will be invited to a round table discussion about the “geometric ergonomics of photography in the 21st century” – artists from the exhibition will be selected to participate. If funds are available a printed brochure or catalogue will also be available. A larger built-in international audience of photographic-based professionals will be in Portland to participate in Photolucida’s events, and this will become a focal part of this biennial fair. Partial funding graciously provided by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

More information at

Research fellowships at Harry Ransom Center, Texas. Deadline: Feb 1, 2013

The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, annually awards over 50 fellowships to support research projects in all areas of the humanities, including photography.

The Center’s photography collection includes the first photograph, created in 1826 byJoseph Nicéphore Niépce, the Helmut and Alison Gernsheim collection of nineteenth-century photography, and holdings of such twentieth-century photographers as E. O. GoldbeckWalker EvansFritz HenleRuth Robertson, and Arnold Newman, among others. The Ransom Center also houses the Magnum Photos collection as well as the archive of Elliott Erwitt. For more information about the Center’s photography collection, visit

The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 to $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend. Complete applications for the 2013-2014 Research Fellowships in the Humanities must be received by February 1, 2013. More information about the fellowships and complete application instructions are available online at