Category Archives: Deadline 09/2011

International Photobook Course in Madrid. Deadline: Sept. 22, 2011

Last chance to attend the

International Photobook Course

at the Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

Start date: 22 September 2011

End date: 28 January de 2012

Schedule: 19.00-22.30 (during the week and variable weekends).

Program director Moritz Neumüller

Faculty include: Lars Tunbjörk  | Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber | Martin Parr | Andreas Müller-Pohle | Irina Tchmyreva | Sean Hillen | Elger Esser.

Katja Stuke: Suits vs Facts&Fiction. Artistbook, 2008


The last decade has brought both a revision of the history of the photography book and a shift in its technological development. Digital printing have became a serious competitor for the traditional offset process, and allow to produce short printing runs in a satisfactory quality. Online print-on-demand platforms have since undoubtedly revolutionized the concept of self-publishing. The International Photobook Course is closely tied to the IED Madrid’s distinctive European Master of Fine Art Photography. The course is targeted at emerging photographers, as well as designers who want to break into the world of the artistic book. Classes will be held in Spanish and English. Thus, an upper intermediate level of both languages is required. Courses are taught by artists and international experts in their field, who speak from their own point of view, not from the text book. The project tutor is Ricardo Cases.

PhotoIreland’s Book and Magazine Fair, a partner of the course. Foto: Claudi Nir, 2011

A fundamental element of the didactic course is its orientation towards the personal project which focuses on a mock-up fit for publication. Close interaction between students and faculty marks the entire process and is considered to be one of the most enriching aspects of the program. The class includes the discussion of texts, images, and videos; design, image, concept, and production analysis; individual and group works. 
The final project consists of a Dummy version of the book for an international target audience with support from prominent figures in the Photobook sector, international artists, and theorists of high academic standing.

Partner institutions: European Photography Magazine, | PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin | Central European House of Photography | PhotoVisa, Krasnodar, Russia | Photographic Social Vision, Barcelona | Blurb UK, London.

The IED Madrid’s Photographic studio, located at Calle Larra.

About us: For the past 40 years, the Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the field of research and education in the disciplines of fashion, design, visual arts and communications. Today, the IED is a constantly growing international network with branches in Italy (Milan, Rome, Torino, Florence, Venice, and Cagliari), Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), and Brazil (São Paulo). IED Madrid was founded in 1994 as a private academic institution dedicated to Design in all its facets. The Photography Department, housed in the Modernist Building at Calle Larra No. 14 has become internationally recognized for the creation of its European Master of Fine Art Photography.

Cover of Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade, 2011. Design by Connor & David

For more information, visit the International Photobook Specialization Course or download the program in PDF in English or Spanish. 
For inquiries and enrolment, call +34 91 448 04 44, or write to


Stipend for Photography Course in Krems (Information in German). Deadline: Sept. 11, 2011


bis 11. SEPTEMBER 2011 möglich.

Das Teilstipendium soll Personen, die beruflich intensiv mit Fotografie
beschäftigt sind, sowie MitarbeiterInnen in Kultur- und
Wissenschaftseinrichtungen, die an der Weiterbildung im Bereich
Fotografie interessiert sind, unterstützen.

Bewerbungen müssen aus einem Bewerbungsbogen (download unter: und einem Letter of
Motivation (ca. 2 Seiten) bestehen.
Diesen schicken Sie bitte, bis spätestens 11.09.2011, entweder per Mail
an:, oder postalisch an:
Donau-Universität Krems, zH Frau Andrea Haberson,
Dr.-Karl-Dorrekstraße 30, 3500 Krems/Donau, AUSTRIA

Eine Jury wird die Bewerbungen sichten und über die Vergabe des
Halbstipendiums entscheiden.

Modul 1: 15.10.-21.10.2011

Modul 2: 21.01.-27.01.2012

Modul 3: 10.03.-16.03.2012

Faculty: Carl AIGNER, Hubertus von AMELUNXEN, Gerry BADGER, Simon
BAUER, Alfred BÜLLESBACH, Peter COELN, Martin Roman DEPPNER, Monika
FABER, Jens GOLD, Oliver GRAU, Andreas GRUBER, Wolfgang HESSE, Otto
HOCHREITER (Koordination/Leitung), Anton HOLZER, Ruth HORAK, Jens JÄGER,

Weitere Information zum Lehrgang und zur Bewerbung:

Information und Anmeldung
Andrea Haberson
Tel. +43 (0)2732 893-2569
Fax. +43 (0)2732 893-4551

EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY Call. Theme: Privacy. Deadline: Sept. 28, 2011

Call for Entries:
European Photography on Privacy

EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY, the independent art magazine for contemporary photography and new media, is looking for photographic projects addressing PRIVACY

Photographers are invited to submit a weblink or up to 50 zipped lowres jpgs (100 dpi at 20 cm width) and a short statement to For files larger than 5 MB, please send via

Deadline 28 September
Publication date December 2011

Lens Culture Exposure Awards. Deadline: Sept. 17, 2011

Only 4 days left to enter the 2011 International Exposure Awards in photography and multimedia.
Deadine for entries is September 17, 2011.

Here is the original message:

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

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

A stellar international jury of photography experts will review and judge every entry submitted.

Three Categories for Awards in 2011:

Multimedia Awards
This year, we introduce an important new category to the Awards competition — Multimedia.

Presentations that combine photography, video, graphics and sound are becoming prominent headline features in the world of social networking, activism, fine art, and online news. Photographers are taking more and more control over how their work is edited, produced and presented. And we want to discover who is creating the most engaging multimedia projects today.

Multimedia from all genres and categories will be considered, including, but not limited to: current events / photojournalism / social issues / activism / fine art / conceptual / cinematic / fiction / storytelling / nature / other.

Maximum length should be 8 minutes. If your full-length multimedia piece is longer than 8 minutes, please submit an edit, or a trailer or teaser of 8 minutes or shorter. Winners will be shown in their full original length. Entry fee: $75.

Portfolio Awards
Submit 10 to 15 photographic images that work well together as a group — 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.

Single Image 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. Entry fee: $35.

25 Honorable Mention Awards:
25 Honorable Mention photographs or multimedia (chosen by the judges from all categories) will win prominent placement of a single image on the Award Winner’s Page in Lens Culture, including a link to your own personal or professional website. PLUS publication in our deluxe 2011 International Exposure Awards Winners catalog, and the possibility of participation in public exhibitions and screenings around the world.

Enter today!
Applicants must submit their entries online at: After you have uploaded your entries and information, you will be asked to pay your submission fee. Our online portal offers additional instruction for submitting work. For complete submission guidelines and rules, please see our FAQs and rules.

About Lens Culture
Lens Culture is one of the most popular and influential online magazines about contemporary photography today. On average, the site attracts 10,000+ unique visitors every day, from more than 50 countries (over 3 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.

Previous Award Winners
Thank you to everyone who participated in 2010 — Photographers from 47 countries submitted 6,525 photographs! All 2010 Award winners and honorable mentions (including links to each of the winners’ websites) can be seen online now. All 2010 winners feature as part of a traveling group exhibition at galleries in Paris, San Francisco and New York in 2011.


Last days to participate in PHOTOVISA’s Contest THE ROAD. Deadline: Sept. 1, 2011

Photography Contest THE ROAD

in the framework of the III International Festival of Photography PHOTOVISA in Krasnodar, Russia

The contest is held in 3 nominations:

  • Photography/Photoseries
  • Multimedia Project (photoclip)
  • Exhibition Project

General Conditions:

Photographs taken not earlier than in year 2005 by photographers of any age living in Russia and abroad are accepted.  All rights for the works submitted belong to the authors of works.

Works should be submitted no later than September 1, 2011, 00:00 Moscow time.

The results of the contest will be announced by the jury during the Festival.

The finalists’ exhibition opens in the of the framework of the III International Festival of photography PHOTOVISA (20-27 October 2011); the winner in the category photography/photoseries will be announced at the opening of the exhibition.

Works of the finalists in the nomination Multimedia Project (photoclip)  will be wide screened in one of the city cinemas  in the program of Photoclips’ Night  -a special multimedia show within Films program щаthe  III International Festival of photography PHOTOVISA in Krasnodar

Winners in the nomination Exhibition Project will be presented during the multimedia show of new photo exhibition models that will be held as one of the main events of III International Festival of photography PHOTOVISA.

Works of the finalists and winners of the contest will be published in the catalogue of the III International Festival of Photography PHOTOVISA in Krasnodar and at the Festival’s website

Creative conditions
The main theme The Road can be represented in various forms and photographic media (works created by both analogue and digital means are accepted, manipulation on the photographic image is not exempted).
One of the aspects of the theme The Road  is welcome to be disclosed:  poetic and philosophical;
environmental and social;  regional (The Roads of the Northern Caucasus)

Terms and Dates

1. The competition is held in three stages, a preliminary step is submitting photos to the competition for consideration by the jury. Date of application for the competition – from April, 11 to September, 01, 2011.

2. After the deadline of applications the jury defines the best works in each nomination on-line. The selected works will be published for public viewing at the web-site. The authors will be asked to send the works in high resolution and the photos will be printed for inclusion in the exhibition (nomination Photography/Photoseries), show (nomination Photoclips) and the Festival’s catalogue. The jury works from September, 01 to September, 20. From September, 21 to September, 28 the participants will be asked to send the files for exhibition and show.

3. The jury makes final decision in the nomination Photography/Photoseries while viewing works at the contest exhibition. Exhibition project to be shown at the Festival is selected by September, 20, 2011. Winners in the nomination Photoclips are selected by September, 20, 2011 by  online jury voting.


Each nomination of the Contest is judged by its own competent jury to form a professional and appropriate modern assessment of photography, exhibition project and multimedia project assessment in each nomination.

Nomination Photography / Photoseries

In the nomination Photography/Photoseries the jury will pick up the best single photograph (or series of photographes) in three categories:  The Road. Image (best poetic and artistic statement);  The Road. The relationship of humans and the environment (best if environmental and social aspects of the relationships of man and the sea); The Roads of the Northern Caucasus (best work devoted to the region in which the competition is held).

Single photos (no more than 15 (fifteen) by an author) and series that include no more than 15 works are accepted for the contest.

The downloaded files should be in RGB, up to 800 pix on the longer side. If the size is over the limit, the system will automatically diminish the image.

One author can submit no more than 15 works.

Photographer’s portfolio, submitted to the contest, should be accompanied by the photographer’s biography and the description of works or series (project). In the description the photographer indicates what aspect of the main theme in his opinion, reflects the submitted work.

The application must contain the phrase: “all right to the photos belong to the author”.

The photographer has the right to decide if his portfolio is submitted as a series (project) or set of single images.

Nomination Photography / Photoseries Jury:

1. Andrei Polikanov, photo-director of Russkiy Reporter Magazine,  Russia

2. Andrei Bezukladnikov, founder and director of web-site, Москва

3. Saiful Huq Omi, photographer, director of Photo Agency, Bangladesh

4. Levan Mamulov photograper, member of the organizational committee of the Festival Photovisa in Krasnodar, Russia

5. Andrzej Florkowski, dean of Photography and Media University, Poznan,  Poland

6. Natalia Vertlib, founder and director of Espectro Gallery of Photography, Krasnodar

7. Dominique Charlet, founder and director of Dominique Charlet Gallery, Paris, France

8. Alexander Kitaev, photographer, photography historian , Saint-Petersburg

9. Michaela Bosakova, director’s assistant, International Festival of Photography Month of Photography in Bratislava, Slovakia

10. Beate Cegielska, director of Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark


Nomination Multimedia Project

Applications for the contest in this nomination can be submitted starting May, 15, 2011  

In the nomination Multimedia Project (photoclip) the jury considers multimedia projects created on the base of photography with duration of no more than 200 seconds. The jury considers only the works disclosing one of the three aspects of the main theme of the contest listed above, and determines the winners in three categories: The Road. Fiction;  The Road. Non-fiction; The Roads of the Northern Caucasus.

Clip file should be accompanied by the author’s biography and a description of the project. The clip must be based on the photos made by the author – contest participant. Photographies in the clip can be accompanied by sound, text and graphics (both static and animated).

Nomination Multimedia Project (photoclip) Jury

1. Elena Sukhoveeva/ Victor Hmel’,  artists-photographers , members of the organizational committee of the Festival Photovisa in Krasnodar, Russia
2. Andrei Chezhin, photographer, artist, Saint-Petersburg

3. Timotheus Tomicek, artist, works with photography and video, Vienna, Austria

4. Vladimir Birgus, photographer, photography historian, Professor of Photography and Media Department, University of Opava,

5. Hanne Nielsen and Birgit Johnsen, artists, working with video; founders and directors of Video-Art Festival, Denmark.


Nomination Exhibition Project

Applications for the contest in this nomination can be submitted starting May, 15, 2011

In the nomination Exhibition Project the jury considers models of solo (or group) exhibitions of photography. This nomination is intended for curators and curatorial groups (which may include photographers). Generating models of exhibitions involves more than just a set of images intended for display, but their sequence, construction, lighting design. The contest of Photographic exhibition models presupposes showing 3D projects. Each of the curators (curatorial groups) is free to choose configuration of the space necessary to show the accurate idea of the exhibition. In addition to the  files with the models in 3D the contestants provide a description of the project and an archive with photos.  The projects should reflect the main theme of the contest and offer innovative vision of photographic exhibitions space.

Nomination Exhibition Project Jury
1. Evgeniy Berezner, curator, Moscow, Russia

2. Moritz Neumueller, independent curator, director of the European Master of Fine Art Photography, Madrid, Spain

3.  Krzysztof Candrowicz, director of Center of Arts, Lodz, International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland

4. Natalya Tarasova, senior lecturer in Photography at the Moscow State University of Сulture and Arts, lecturer of the course Exhibition Activity Organization

Jury members make their selection of the finalists and winners independently online.




SEDIC PHOTO CONTEST. Deadline: Sept. 15, 2011

A small photography prize (1.500 €) sponsored by the Spanish Association for Documentation and Information (SEDIC):

TERMS AND CONDITIONS                                                  (Versión en Español abajo):
– The theme of the entries should reflect the character of the library and documentation
profession, and can deal with books, reading, documentation, information management,
libraries, archives, and the professionals of these fields.
– Professional and amateur photographers who are adults and of any nationality may submit
entries, regardless of place of residency.

– Photographs may be in color or black and white.
– Each participant is allowed to enter a maximum of 3 photographs.
– Format: Digital (minimum 1600×2000 pixels, with a resolution of 300 dpi) or on
photographic paper (30×40 cm), accompanied by the digital file.
The participant must present a signed and notorized form declaring that said participant is the sole
author and therefore holds all legal intellectual property rights in regards to the photographs
submitted. The form must also state that the entries have not won any previous competitions and
that they are not entered into other competitions concurrently. See Annex 1 on the SEDIC
webpage for the required form.

– Photographs must be presented in a digital format (CD, DVD, etc.) or on photographic
paper to the following address, indicating: “I Premio Internacional SEDIC de Fotografía”:
– Asociación Española de Información y Documentación
Calle Santa Engracia, 17 – 3º – 28010 Madrid

We will also admit entries to the following email address:
In both cases, please include:
Name of the author
Titles of the photographs
Street Address
Telephone number
Email address

Acceptance of entries:
Participants must agree on the following conditions in order to submit entries to the contest:
Winning photographs can and will be used by SEDIC for cultural purposes only, and in no way will
make a profit from the photos. Winning entries can only be used under the condition that all
published instances of the photos will contain the author’s name.

The contest will be open from May 15 to September 15, 2011.

The jury will be made up of library and documentation professionals and photographers.
Announcement of winning entries:
Winning entries will be announced in October on the SEDIC website.

There are two possible prizes:
1. Prize for the best photograph.
2. Prize for the best 3 photographs submitted by the same author.

Conditions of the prize:
1. Prize for the best photograph: The photo will be published in its totality or a detail will
be chosen as a book cover for the Páginas de Espuma editorial, in any of its collections.
The winner will receive 1,500 Euros in cash. The photograph will be displayed as a
prominent photo in an online photography exhibit on the SEDIC
website:, and in a physical exhibit that will travel to various cities
and will be announced in advanced.
2. Prize for the best 3 photographs submitted by the same author: The collection of
images will be promoted by SEDIC in their totality or in part, as a corporate image during
some of their institutional functions. The winner will receive 1,000 Euros in cash. The
photographs will be displayed as prominent photos in an online photography exhibit on
the SEDIC website:, and in a physical exhibit that will travel to
various cities and will be announced in advanced.

Organizing Committee:
– María Nieves Cajal Santos
Responsible for Documentacion at Casa de América. Spokesperson for SEDIC.
– Carmen Morales Sanabria
Webmaster and communications director for the Centro de Documentación Europea (CDE).
Spokesperson for SEDIC.
– Juan Miguel Sánchez Vigil
Professor at the Faculty of Information Science at UCM. Editor and graphic documentalist.
Collaborator at Espasa-Calpe.

Download Form

More information:
Secretaría de SEDIC
Santa Engracia, 17, 3º – 28010 Madrid
Tel: 91 593 40 59 / Fax: 91 593 41 28


El tema reflejará el carácter de la profesión de la información y la documentación, y podrá girar en torno al mundo del libro, la lectura, la documentación, la gestión de la información y las bibliotecas, los archivos y sus profesionales.


Podrán participar en este certamen fotógrafos profesionales o aficionados, mayores de edad y de cualquier nacionalidad, independientemente de su lugar de residencia.


Los trabajos fotográficos podrán ser en color o blanco y negro.

Se podrán presentar un número máximo de 3 imágenes por autor.

Formato: Digital (mínimo 1600×2000 píxeles, con resolución de 300 dpi) o bien en papel fotográfico (30×40 cm), acompañado del fichero digital
El autor deberá presentar una declaración jurada que le reconozca como poseedor de todos los derechos sobre las obras, así como que las mismas no hayan sido premiadas con anterioridad en otro certamen o concurso, ni estén presentadas a la vez en otro concurso. (Ver Anexo I).


Las fotografías se presentarán en soporte digital (Cd, Dvd, etc.) o papel fotográfico a la siguiente dirección postal, indicando “I Premio Internacional SEDIC de Fotografía”:
Asociación Española de Información y Documentación
Calle Santa Engracia, 17 – 3º – 28010 Madrid

Se admitirá también el envío por correo electrónico a la siguiente dirección:

En ambos casos se indicará:
– Nombre y apellidos del autor
– Título/s de las fotos
– Dirección
– Ciudad
– País
– Nacionalidad
– Teléfono
– Correo electrónico

La participación en el concurso implica por parte del autor la aceptación de estas bases. Las fotografías premiadas como las seleccionadas para una posterior exposición, cederán a favor de SEDIC los derechos de reproducción y exposición de las obras siempre que se mencione el autor y tenga como fin la divulgación y producción cultural sin ánimo de lucro.

El plazo de presentación de originales será del 15 de mayo al 15 de septiembre de 2011.

El jurado estará integrado por profesionales de la documentación, la información y la fotografía.
Fallo del jurado:
El fallo del jurado se dará a conocer a lo largo del mes de octubre de 2011 en la página web de SEDIC.

Se establecen dos modalidades:
1. Premio a la mejor fotografía.
2. Premio al conjunto de 3 imágenes del mismo autor.
1.- Premio a la mejor fotografía
La obra premiada será publicada en su totalidad o un detalle de la misma como cubierta de un libro de la editorial Páginas de Espuma, en cualquiera de sus colecciones. Recibirá una dotación en metálico de 1.500 euros.
Será incluida de una forma destacada en una exposición virtual en la página web de SEDIC, y en una exposición física itinerante por distintas ciudades que será anunciada oportunamente y con la debida antelación.
2.- Premio al conjunto de 3 imágenes del mismo autor
La colección de imágenes premiadas será difundida por SEDIC en su totalidad, o una parte de la misma, como imagen corporativa en alguno de sus actos institucionales.
Recibirá una dotación en metálico de 1.000 euros.
Serán incluidas de una forma destacada en una exposición virtual en la página web de SEDIC, y en una exposición física itinerante por distintas ciudades que será anunciada oportunamente.

Comité Organizador:

Mª Nieves Cajal Santos
Responsable de Documentación de Casa de América. Vocal de la Junta Directiva de SEDIC.

Carmen Morales Sanabria
Coordinadora de los portales web, así como de las tareas de comunicación, difusión y promoción del Centro de Documentación Europea (CDE). Vocal de la Junta Directiva de SEDIC.

Juan Miguel Sánchez Vigil
Profesor Contratado Doctor de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Documentación de la UCM. Editor y documentalista gráfico. Colaborador de Espasa-Calpe.

 Descargar declaración jurada

Más información
Secretaría de SEDIC
Santa Engracia, 17, 3º – 28010 Madrid
Tel: 91 593 40 59 / Fax: 91 593 41 28

Call for bloggers: The Black Box at Nofound/photofair. Deadline: Sept. 4, 2011

I hereby forward the Call for submissions for The Black Box, at Nofound/photofair in Paris, this fall:

Nofound/photofair, in partnership with the TV channel Souvenirs from Earth, is pleased to announce the launch of the project The Black Box. Located in the heart of the exhibition space of contemporary photography fair nofound/photofair, The Black Box is designed to promote the work of the photo curators the most active on the Internet through multimedia projects (slideshows, interactive exhibitions, etc.).

The Black Box is a 10 sqm booth closed in darkness. Fully equipped with sound and HD video, it is flexible according to the proposed projects.

The programme of The Black Box will be displayed in a loop during the entire time of the fair nofound/photofair.

The TV channel Souvenirs from Earth will broadcast The Black Box on several occasions between November and December 2011. *Schedule available from September 2011.

Featured in the form that suits its best, your project must emphasize the artistic direction of your website or blog. Accepted: slideshows, video sequences, interactive displays, etc. or any other photo projects requiring a HD projector, media player or computer speakers.

Project selection will be made online only, we do not accept files to download. Thank you to upload your project on a streaming website (Dailymotion, Vimeo, Youtube, etc.) and send us the link for selection.

Closing date: Sunday, September 4, 2011.

Please send your link to accompanied by:
• The name of your site/blog and the link
• A short description of your project
• Contact information

After selection, we will ask you the HD version of your project and an image or screenshot (300dpi) to be able to promote The Black Box to the press and our partners.

To have a website or blog dedicated to contemporary photography active for over a year (November 2010).