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The deadlines is in December 2012

Luminary’s Residency Program. St. Louis, US. Deadline: Dec. 31, 2012.

The Luminary’s Residency Program supports exceptional emerging artists and curators by providing dedicated time and a supportive working environment including well-equipped private studios with 24 hour access and wireless internet, additional shared workspace, and access to AV equipment and woodshop. Starting July 2013, The Luminary will also offer onsite housing and award a number of stipends.
In addition to visual artists, The Luminary now accepts applications from emerging curators interested in engaging the world of contemporary art and criticism. The Luminary Residency Program for curators supports the research, development and production of experimental projects that engage (but are not limited to) alternative spaces and models, archives, publications and writing, collaborations, artist-led projects and socially engaged practices.
The Luminary offers residencies year-round from one week up to three months.
Applications are next due December 31st for residencies starting July 2013 and after.
To apply, please download the following electronic application and email the form back with all supporting materials to
Please note there is a non-refundable $25 application fee.
Please submit your application fee via Paypal to
or mail to:

The Luminary Center for the Arts
4900 Reber Place
St. Louis, MO 63139

What expectations does The Luminary have of their artists and curators in residence?
The Luminary Residency Program participants are expected to use the time and space awarded to them and be an engaged member of The Luminary community. Opportunities for public engagement are available and a small number, such as Open Studios and lectures, may be requested. Residents are also asked to donate work in proportion to the financial support received during their residency.
Does The Luminary offer stipends, housing or grants for travel to and from the residency?

The Luminary has an evolving but finite amount of support we can offer to residents each session. International applicants and those with significant need should apply early for their intended residency to allow ample time to arrange and assist with support. The Luminary Center for the Arts has launched a capital campaign to raise funds to purchase and renovate a 13,000 sq/ft complex to serve as its new home. Please note that due to this impending move we will be unable to offer residency housing until 2013 when new housing will be available on-site.
Does The Luminary accept applications from collaborative teams?
Yes, The Luminary does accept applications from collaborative teams. Applying collaborative teams are asked to submit individual resumes or CV.
Are students allowed to participate in the residency program?

Current students may not participate in the residency program but may apply for residencies that begin after their schooling is complete.
What is the community of St. Louis like?

St. Louis has an active arts community with many galleries, DIY spaces and free museums. The Luminary is located in an active urban environment with access to public transit, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and public parks. The Luminary’s Residency Program always includes local artists and there are many options to get involved in the greater arts community. For a more in-depth view of the St. Louis art community please see Temporary Art Review’s St. Louis page:
Contact us at for more information.

Applications Call. Artist in Residency Sidi Ali, Morocco. Deadline: December 10, 2012

Artist in Residency (AiR) Sidi Ali, Morocco

23rd – 30th January 2013.

Artist’s Call out

Culture Vultures announces an artists’ call-out for an 8-day artist residence program around the Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouch pilgrimage festival (Moussem), pulling participants deep into a fusion of Islam and Moroccan folklore.  With the collaboration of the French Insitute in Fez, the research and work fed by this rich experience will be showcased in a presentation in July of 2013.

The itinerary summary  – Organized daytime and nighttime visits to the Moussem of Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouch interwoven with a program of talks, presentations, in-house concerts and feedback dinners with locals involved in the moussem and academics specializing in the field of Islamic and folkloric Morocco.  The program also incorporates cultural activities such as a hammam visit and local trips to the surrounding area rich in heritage and fertile landscape.

The artists – the program is for visual artists, performers, writers, musicians, and multi-media artists interested in the rich culture, ceremonial festival and spiritual pilgrimage who want to gain insight, draw inspiration and obtain material to feed their work and artistic practice. The definition of artist is broad.

Moussem Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouch – Every year on the anniversary of the prophet Mohammed’s  birth, (‘Eid al-Mawlid) many Moroccans take part in pilgrimages to sacred places, saintly tombs, shrines and grottos, and places frequented by ‘junuun,’ those mystical beings from the Qur’an who hold a special place in Moroccan folklore and popular culture.

Thousands of pilgrims descend upon Sidi Ali to  commemorate Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouch and to delve into the world of the supernatural, the trance, the aura of the junuun, to experience the ritual bath at the spring of Aïsha Ben Hamdoucha and incantations that bring spirits and humans together in remembrance of God.

During the week of the pilgrimage, tents and stalls line the streets of the small town. The smells of tea and grilled meat mix with those of live sheep awaiting slaughter and the sweet incense used in ritual offerings. Music fills the foggy mountain air as impromptu street performances take place in every corner.

Musicians playing anything from the Ahidous native to the Atlas Mountains to Sufi music in the Hamadsha or Gnawa traditions descend upon Sidi Ali, set up camp in a ground floor garage or room in an apartment for the week to perform ceremonial ‘Lillas’

 Spectators are slowly brought into the ritual – dancing, swaying and being offered breaths of incense until some fall into a trance. Participation with the mystic during the pilgrimage of Sidi Ali ben Hamdouch is very much like all mystic experiences: it requires initiation, belief and surrender.  The sweet smell of incense and the rhythmic clapping of metal castanets and chanting of the Gnawi form an experience that flows between the spiritual and the sensory – between mere curiosity and more esoteric meanderings. Hardly advertised, the pilgrimage of Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouch is known by most Moroccans. This is an opportunity to be transported deep into Moroccan tradition. This text is taken from an article written on last years Mousseem by Joe Lukawski for more  go to –


Culture Vultures is a Moroccan cultural company that was set up in 2009 to cover arts and cross-cultural activities. Culture Vultures has worked with local, national and international artists from a broad portfolio of media assisting and facilitating the realizations and presentations of their work in the Fez region.


Jess Stephens the facilitator;  a practicing artist and cultural coordinator originally from the UK. Jess has lived and worked in Morocco for the past five years. Her interest in a cross-cultural and grass roots approach to Morocco is what feeds and benefits her facilitation and the design of this AiR Sidi Ali project. Inspired and fired by her visit to last year’s Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouch Moussem, Jess realized the potential and broad range of matter that can feed an artist’s practice.


The accommodation – Dar Zerhoune guesthouse is a traditional Moroccan house restored by a woman from New Zealand with a love of Morocco. Dar Zerhoune has western toilets, comfortable beds and wifi, yet keeps a time-honored character reminiscent of the ancient Moroccan town of Moulay Idriss.


 Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouch – Is a small town situated some 10 kilometers from *Moulay Idriss, and 15km from Meknes, the nearest city. The capital city of the region, the ancient imperial city of Fez is located 70 kilometers from Sidi Ali. The Fez region is set in the North central area of Morocco, north Africa.

Moulay Idriss, the project’s home base, is a holy and important historical town. Moulay Idriss offers calm and quiet residence, in comparison to the high energy of Sidi Ali during the week of the Moussem.

Morocco has a deeply traditional culture with a population of 99 percent Muslim, made up of both Berber and Arab ethnicities. Before the establishment of Israel, Morocco also hosted a large Jewish population, and has also been influenced by past colonizing cultures such as Spanish and French.

Itinerary breakdown

Day 1 – Meet in Fez – Inaugural dinner with orientation *

Day 2 – Transfer to Moulay Idriss. Check in. Visit Sidi Ali (day) Gnaoua concert and presentation.

Day 3 –Tour of Moulay Idriss . Visit Moussem (night).

Day 4 –  Lunch with feedback. Visit Moussem (day)

Day 5 – Lunch with lecture. Sufism in Islam. Visit Moussem (night)

Day 6 – Visit Moussem (day) – herbalist and clairvoyant talk

Day 7 – Hammam. Visit to Moussem (night )

Day 8 – Breakfast feedback session. Return to Fez.

*Participants are required to arrange their own accommodation in Fez.


Cost –  825 euros

 What you get for your money –

  • The rich and informative Artist in Residence program described above.
  • A exhibition or performance showcase, facilitated by Culture Vultures supported by the French Institute in Fez 6 months after the Moussem.
  • Transport to and from Fez and inaugural dinner.
  • Transport from Fez to Moulay Idriss
  • Accommodation for 6 nights in Dar Zerhoune in Moulay Idriss
  • Breakfast and one delicious and typically Moroccan main meal per day
  • Much inspiration, exploration and amazement

How to apply – e-mail 3 – 5 examples of your work ( images –  jpeg, text -word.doc, video – mp4) and a short text ( 400 words) on how you anticipate AiR Sidi Ali will nourish and inspire your work.

Submission deadline –  December the 10th 2012.  Participants will be announced on the 15th of December 2012

Note – Full residency places are limited to 5 people. Places are confirmed after affirmation from the organization and a deposit is paid.

Residency and exhibition for Photographers, Tokio. Deadline: Dec 15, 2012

Reminders Photography Stronghold is an independent base and gallery in Tokyo. The Reminders Photography Stronghold grant offers selected photographers a free gallery space, exhibition and residency stays in Tokyo.

Ongoing deadlines throughout the year – see below.



Upon receiving your proposal our commissioned judges will review your proposal. If your proposal is successfully approved, you can use the RPS gallery space for 5 days or more – up to 30 days for free.

Photographers, curators, galleriests, book publishers and organizations as either initials or a group are eligible to apply.

*Our gallery space is one of the largest individual galleries in Tokyo.
*Benefits of showing work in our exhibition space include world wide publicity . Using our global network, we will be supporting the publicizing of photographers and their works, your photographic presentation or campaign, or your book launch. Any alternative proposal on photography for the best use for this gallery space is welcome – but all proposals will be reviewed and only successful proposal will receive this grant.
*If you are selected, you will receive 5-days free stay at the RPS residence.
*Printing, framing, insuring and transportation will be covered by the applicant.


If you contribute to take part of in a photo exhibition, workshop, lecture or artist talk or make any contribution to the benefit of RPS – you can stay at our residence for up to 5 days. You need to submit the proposal and our commissioned judges will review the proposal.
*Printing, framing, insuring and transportation will be covered by the applicant.

THERE ARE 4 DEADLINES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR and one grantee will be selected for each deadline:


To apply, please submit your proposal from the online form – see website for all other details and selectors.

Photography Call Talents, Berlin. Deadline: Dec. 14, 2012

Talents is an international competition held annually. The jury of professional judges selects four photographers and four art critics each year from the submitted entries. Their work is presented in four solo exhibitions at C/O Berlin over the course of the year and at the Goethe Institute in New York City. Each solo exhibition is accompanied by a publication in which images and text enter into dialogue: talented young artists present themselves and their projects to a broad public, open up their work for discussion, and thus create a public 

Talents 2013

In 2013, the Talents series will be dedicated to the theme of memories. A dominant feature of the medium of photography is to freeze a moment and in this way record it, making it a perfect carrier for memories of external events. This also means that photographs have the function of giving something meaning: because to us, only those things that have been focused on by photography seem worth recalling. The transience of a moment is captured for eternity and for us seems to confirm that something occurred exactly in this way at that time. Yet how reliable is photography in conveying recollections? If we look more closely, the medium of photography is just as fluid, blurred and relative as our own perception. It only depicts a small section of reality, the surface of an event or occurrence so to speak, and in this way triggers mental replication. As material memorial objects, photographs construe individual and collective memories, constantly superimpose one another – or create obstacles by causing us to imagine the wrong thing. With the endless flood of images resulting from the development of technical media and the increasing digitalization of photographic archives, today the question arises more strongly than ever: in what way do we remember and in what way can photography conserve memories. An artistic approach to photographic archives, found footage or associative processes could also be observed more frequently in the last few years. Whether conceptually, playfully or scientifically, whether through photography or film – how can the aspect of memory be broached by these forms of media? How can the theme “memory” be realized photographically and how can the process of recollection be artistically challenged and visualized?

Who can apply?

Photographers and art critics up to the age of 35. 

How do I apply?

Photographers can submit up to 15 samples of their work in print form – maximal size DIN A4, no originals. A short project description should accompany the photographs, as well as the online application form. A fee of 20 Euros will be raised.

Banking details

C/O’s e. V. (account holder)
Berliner Volksbank eG (bank)
BLZ 100 900 00 (bank code number for national transfers)
Konto 7214 040 004 (account number)
„Talents 2013“ (reason for payment)

IBAN: DE32 1009 0000 7214 0400 04

Applicants who wish to have materials returned must submit a self-addressed return envelope with adequate prepaid postage. Registration fees must be paid by December 14, 2012. Applications for which no fees have been received by this date can unfortunately not be considered.

Please note: art critics can apply anytime.
 Simply submit several samples of your writing on topics of art history, photography, design, or architecture, as well as a short resume, to:

C/O Berlin
Re.: “Talents”
Auguststrasse 5a
10117 Berlin

The application deadline is December 14, 2012, the postmark date is valid.

Open Call: Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2013 competition – International Photography Festival Lodz. Deadline: December 10, 2012.

OPEN YOUR EYES! The International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland would like to invite you to submit your projects to the Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2013 competition. The jury consisting of international curators shall choose one winner and seven finalists from the sent pictures. The winner shall receive the prize of 10,000 PLN (± 2200 Euros) and his/her works will be displayed during the exhibition. The prize for seven finalists is the participation in the exhibition. All selected pictures will be exhibited during the 12th edition of the Fotofestiwal between June 6th and 16th, 2013.

Grand Prix Fotofestiwal is a competition organized every year, during which we are awarding the prizes to those artists who present cohesive ideas, brave visions as well as excellent photographic technique and who use the photographic language in a conscious manner. We want to present interesting personalities and new trends of contemporary photography. This invitation is directed at individual photographers. The formula of the competition is open and there are no thematic, age or geographical restrictions.

DEADLINE: December 10, 2012.

JURY (biographies)

  •  Peggy Sue Amison, director of Sirius Arts Center, Cobh, Irlandia
  • Alison Nordstrom, director of George Eastman House, Rochester, USA
  • Irina Tchmyreva, Artistic director International Festival of Photography PhotoVisa, Krasnodar/Moscow, Russia
  • Rui Prata, director of Braga Image Museum, Encontros da Imagem, Portugal
  • Tomasz Ferenc, University of Lodz, lecturer
  • Joanna Kinowska, Zacheta National Gallery of Art
  • Adam Mazur, curator of the Centre for Contemporary Art “Zamek Ujazdowski” in Warsaw
  • Krzysztof Candrowicz, director of FOTOFESTIWAL International Festival of Photography in Łódź
  • Marta Szymańska, programme director of FOTOFESTIWAL International Festival of Photography in Łódź

More information:


A complete application of the project shall be submitted:
– via E-mail to (GRAND PRIX in the title of the message, file size up to 5MB)
– in person / by posy to:
Fundacja Edukacji Wizualnej
ul. Tymienieckiego 3
90-365 Łódź, Poland

The project application should be sent in an envelope or packed in any other way that reduces the possibility of damage to the work. Packaging should be labelled “GRAND PRIX”.

If the application is sent by post, the date of registration is the postmark date.

An application should include: 
– a completed form
– all the works included in the project
– payment confirmation (scan, photocopy)

The registration fee: PLN 100 (≈ 25Euro, ≈35USD;

Website / Applications:

Africa Focus Photography Competition. Deadline: Dec. 10, 2012

—— English version (Versión en español abajo) ———-

Casa África invites to take part in the 3rd “Africa Focus” Photography Competition with the subject Africa in Green, which will award photographs that best show the positive aspects of the African continent regarding the environment, renewable energy and economic and social development from a sustainable point of view.

The photographs should also show an optimistic approach so as to do away with the stereotypes that have marked the neighbouring continent for a long time. Casa África, as part of the public consortium made up from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Spanish Agency of International Development Cooperation (AECID), the Government of the Canary Islands and the Town Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is entrusted with the functions of promoting actions and projects that contribute to better understanding and development of all kinds of relations between societies in Africa, Europe and Spain.

  1. Participants
    1. Any individual of legal age can take part in the competition.
    2. Participation by the competitors implies the acceptance of these rules and is subject to the judges’ final decision.
    3. No photographer or employee linked directly or indirectly to Casa África can take part.
      d. Each participant expressly authorises Casa África to reproduce, distribute and publicly communicate the images submitted, as well as to adapt them to the necessary medium for their communication. These images will form part of Casa África’s archive, which may only be used by them for non-profit documentary purposes. This authorisation does not grant Casa África exclusivity, and the authors may use their own images as per their own criteria In the event that Casa África uses an image in public communication events, the author´s name will always be mentioned.
    4. In cases that differ from those specified in the previous section (1.d.), Casa África will manage those corresponding rights with each author.
  2. Subject
    1. The 3rd “Africa Focus” Photography competition Africa in Green is looking for photographs that best portray the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources on the African continent and how to care for the environment, always from an optimistic approach, and one which reinforces the African continent’s current positive aspects, a side which does not usually appear in traditional media. It us about discovering the respect for the environment professed by the societies on the neighbouring continent, unknown landscapes, sustainable projects that promote sustainable, economic and energy development. Images that show positive concepts related to the environment, sustainability, water, urbanism, natural resources, renewable energy and fair trade will be accepted.
  3. Procedure and selection
    1. The invitation to send the photographs will remain open from the 15th October to 10th December 14.00 hours (Spanish time).
    2. Each contestant can take part with a maximum of three (3) photographs. For this, you should send them by email to The photographs should be in JPEG or PNG format with an appropriate resolution and size of between 1.5MB and 4 MB. The participant’s following personal details should be included:
      1. Name and Surnames
      2. Contact telephone
      3. Email address
      4. Date of Birth
      5. Nationality
      6. ID No., passport or Foreign residence card
      7. Address
      8. Post Code
      9. Town and Country
      10. Title of each photograph
      11. Description of each photograph
      12. Date and place where each photograph was taken
        Competitors that do not include these details in the message could be excluded from the competition.
    3. We also value the creativity and innovation of the technique used and the way the message is transmitted. The photograph’s description and title will also be valued under these criteria.
    4. The jury will be made up from renowned professionals from the field of the arts. Its composition will be communicated once the decision is published and they will meet shortly after the reception period for the photographs ends. The jury’s decision will be published on Casa África’s website ( and on the social networks where Casa África is present.
    5. Casa África reserves the right to declare the competition void if the number of images presented were not enough or in the case that, in the jury’s opinion, the artistic level or reason for the photographs does not fit in with the competition’s rules or objectives.
    6. The photographs may not be older than five years when they are submitted, and should not have received an award in any other contest.
  4. Prizes.
    1. Each image could obtain one of the following prizes:
      1. First prize: 600 €
      2. Second and third prize: 200€ each one
    2. The authors of the five prized photographs will be notified of their prize via the email address given for communication.
    3. The winners must respond to the message received accepting the prize. If no response is received within five working days from when the email is sent or if the email address is incorrect or non-existent, the prize will automatically pass to the following photograph chosen by the jury.
    4. Payment of the prize will be subject to Spanish tax legislation in force at the time of payment, regardless of the winner’s country of tax residence.
    5. The winners will be able to receive the prize via a bank transfer or a money transfer service. The transfer fees will be charged at the destination account.
  5. Data Protection
    1. The competition’s contestants and participants are informed and authorise that personal data given when enrolling into the competition, without which they could not take part in the competition, will be incorporated into an automated file, which is held by the Casa África Consortium, and will be used only so as to allow them to take part in the competition.
  6. Rights of exclusion
    1. Casa África Consortium reserves the right to rule out and exclude  participants from the competition in the following cases:
      1. If they enrol with false data. Due to this, participants may be requested to verify their data.
      2. If they fraudulently or artificially manipulate their participation in the competition.
      3. If the jury consider that the photographs do not fit in with the subject matter set out; contain elements that in any way could be considered contrary to fundamental rights and public freedom; they induce, incite or promote criminal, slanderous, violent  actions or that are generally against the law, morality or good customs generally accepted in public order; they are protected by any copyrights or intellectual rights belonging to third parties, without the participant having acquired previous legal permission from the holders beforehand; they violate the right to honour, personal or family privacy or the image of people themselves; they could be considered advertising or have a  virus or other elements that could damage the normal functioning of the network, system or computer equipment.
      4. If any of these rules are not complied with in any way.
  7. Exoneration of responsibility
    1. The Casa África Consortium will be exonerated and will not be responsible for the failure of the participant to comply with copyright, intellectual property ownership or that of image, as well as any responsibility that could arise from this failure or defective compliance by the participants of these Competition rules.

Download Competition Rules


—— Versión en español (English version above) ———-
Bases del III Concurso Fotográfico ‘Objetivo África’
África en Verde
Casa África convoca el III Concurso Fotográfico ‘Objetivo África’ bajo la temática África en Verde, que premiará las fotografías que mejor den a conocer los aspectos positivos del continente africano en relación con el medio ambiente, las energías renovables y el desarrollo económico y social desde un punto de vista sostenible. Además, las fotografías deben mostrar un enfoque optimista con el objetivo de derribar los estereotipos que desde hace mucho tiempo han marcado al continente vecino. Casa África, como consorcio público integrado por el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación, la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID), el Gobierno de Canarias y el Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, tiene encomendadas las funciones de impulsar actuaciones y proyectos que contribuyan al mejor conocimiento y al desarrollo de las relaciones de toda índole entre las sociedades de África, Europa y España.
1. Participantes
a. Podrá participar en el concurso cualquier persona física mayor de edad.
b. La participación de los aspirantes implica la aceptación de estas bases y la inapelable decisión del jurado.
c. No podrá participar ningún fotógrafo o empleado relacionado directa o indirectamente con Casa África.
d. Cada participante autoriza expresamente a Casa África la reproducción, distribución y comunicación pública de las imágenes presentadas, así como su adaptación al soporte necesario a efectos de su comunicación. Dichas imágenes pasarán a formar parte del archivo de Casa África, que sólo podrá utilizarlas para fines divulgativos y sin ánimo de lucro. Esta autorización no implica exclusividad hacia Casa África y el autor o autora podrá hacer uso de sus imágenes a su criterio. En el caso de que Casa África utilice alguna imagen en actos de comunicación pública, siempre hará mención al nombre de su autor.
e. En casos distintos a los especificados en el apartado anterior (1.d.), Casa África gestionará los derechos correspondientes con cada autor o autora.

2. Temática
a. El III Concurso Fotográfico ‘Objetivo África’: África en Verde busca las fotografías que mejor retraten el uso eficiente y sostenible de los recursos naturales en el continente africano y el cuidado por el medio ambiente, siempre desde un enfoque optimista, y que refuercen los aspectos positivos y actuales del continente africano, esa cara que usualmente no aparece en los medios tradicionales. Se trata de descubrir el respeto al medio ambiente que le profesan las sociedades del continente vecino, parajes desconocidos, proyectos sostenibles que promuevan su desarrollo sostenible, económico y energético. Se aceptarán imágenes que comuniquen conceptos positivos relacionados con el medio ambiente, la sostenibilidad, el agua, el urbanismo, los recursos naturales, las energías renovables o el comercio justo.

3. Procedimiento y selección

a. La convocatoria para el envío de fotografías permanecerá abierta desde el 15 de octubre hasta el 10 de diciembre a las 14.00 horas (hora peninsular).
b. Cada aspirante podrá participar con un máximo de tres (3) fotografías. Para ello, deberá enviarlas al correo electrónico Las fotografías deben enviarse en formato JPEG o PNG, con una resolución aceptable y con un peso comprendido entre 1,5 y 4 MB. En el correo electrónico se deberán incluir los siguientes datos personales del participante:
 Nombre y apellidos
 Teléfono de contacto
 Dirección de correo electrónico
 Fecha de nacimiento
 Nacionalidad
 NIF, pasaporte o NIE
 Domicilio
 Código postal
 Población
 Título de cada fotografía
 Descripción de cada fotografía
 Lugar y fecha en que se realizó cada fotografía

Los aspirantes que no incluyan estos datos en el mensaje podrán ser excluidos del concurso.
c. Se valorará asimismo la creatividad y la innovación de la técnica utilizada y de la forma en que se transmite el mensaje. La descripción y el título de la fotografía también serán valorados bajo estos criterios.
d. El jurado estará compuesto por profesionales destacados del ámbito de las artes. Su composición se comunicará una vez publicado el fallo y se reunirá en los siguientes días tras la finalización del periodo de recepción de fotografías. El fallo del jurado se publicará en el sitio web de Casa África ( y en las redes sociales en las que Casa África está presente.
e. Casa África se reserva la facultad de declarar desierto el concurso en caso de que el número de imágenes presentadas no fuera suficiente, o en caso de que, a juicio del jurado, el nivel artístico o el motivo de las fotografías no se adecue a las bases y objetivos del concurso.
f. Las fotografías no podrán tener una antigüedad superior a cinco años en el momento de su presentación y no podrán haber sido premiadas en ningún otro concurso.

4. Premios
a. Cada imagen puede obtener uno de los siguientes premios:
 Primer premio: 600€
 Segundo y tercer premio: 200€ cada uno
b. A los autores de las tres fotografías premiadas se les notificará su condición de ganador a través de la dirección de correo electrónico facilitada a efectos de comunicaciones.
c. Los ganadores deberán contestar al mensaje recibido aceptando el premio. Si en el plazo de cinco días naturales desde el envío del correo electrónico no se

recibe respuesta o si la dirección de correo electrónico fuese errónea o inexistente, el premio pasará automáticamente a la siguiente fotografía seleccionada por el jurado.
d. El pago del premio estará sujeto a la legislación tributaria española vigente en el momento de su abono, independientemente de cuál sea el país de residencia fiscal de los ganadores.
e. Los ganadores podrán recibir el importe del premio por transferencia bancaria o mediante un servicio de envío de dinero. Los gastos de tramitación serán cargados en la cuenta de destino.

5. Protección de Datos
a. Los aspirantes y participantes del concurso quedan informados y autorizan que los datos personales facilitados al inscribirse en el concurso, sin cuya facilitación no se podrá participar en el mismo, se incorporarán a un fichero automatizado, titularidad del Consorcio Casa África, y serán tratados con la finalidad de desarrollar su participación en el concurso.

6. Derecho de exclusión
a. Consorcio Casa África se reserva el derecho de descartar y excluir del concurso a los participantes en los siguientes casos:
 Cuando se inscriban con datos falsos. A estos efectos, se podrá exigir a los participantes la verificación de sus datos.
 Cuando, de cualquier forma fraudulenta o artificial, manipulen su participación en el concurso.
 Cuando el jurado considere que las fotografías no se ajusten a la temática convocada; contengan elementos que de cualquier forma puedan considerarse contrarios a los derechos fundamentales y las libertades públicas; induzcan, inciten o promuevan actuaciones delictivas, denigratorias, violentas o, en general, contrarias a la ley, a la moral y buenas costumbres generalmente aceptadas o al orden público; se encuentren protegidas por cualesquiera derechos de propiedad intelectual o industrial pertenecientes a terceros, sin que el participante haya obtenido previamente de sus titulares la autorización necesaria; vulneren el derecho al honor, a la intimidad personal y familiar o a la propia imagen de las personas; puedan constituir publicidad o que incorporen virus u otros elementos que puedan dañar el normal funcionamiento de la red, del sistema o de equipos informáticos.
 Cuando se incumplan las presentes bases en cualquier forma.

7. Exoneración de responsabilidad
a. Consorcio Casa África queda exonerado, no haciéndose responsable respecto del incumplimiento del participante en materia de propiedad intelectual, industrial o de imagen, así como de cualquier responsabilidad que pudiera derivar del incumplimiento o cumplimiento defectuoso por los participantes en el concurso de las presentes Bases.

Two Calls for Papers on photography. Deadlines: Nov. 12 and Dec 10, 2012

First Call for Papers: 39th Annual AAH Conference, University of Reading

Deadline: Nov 12, 2012

Photography and the Histories of Sculpture:
What role has photography played in forming sculpture’s place in art history?
39th Annual AAH conference and bookfair
University of Reading, 11 – 13 April 2013
Conveners: Henry Moore Institute (Lisa Le Feuvre and Jon Wood)

This session asks: what role has photography played in forming
sculpture’s place in art history? Working across disciplines and
histories of sculpture, exhibition making, museum studies and
photography, this session discusses the formation of art historical
narratives, seeking to unpack past narratives and ask questions of how
future narratives might be constructed. Addressing the role photographs
and their producers have played in articulating sculptures’ meanings
and histories, this session invites papers that take stock of the
impact of photography on the histories of sculpture and its shaping of
understandings of ‘sculpture’ by: communicating exhibitions,
collections and works; distributing, interpreting and fictionalising
sculpture; developing art historical analyses and positions; enabling
research of sculpture.

This session is also interested in analysing the photography of
sculpture as a subject of exhibitions and publications, as seen, for
example, in the exhibitions Close Encounters: The Sculptor’s Studio in
the Age of the Camera (Henry Moore Institute, 2000) and The Original
Copy (MOMA, 2010). Likewise, the artistic treatments of sculpture
through photography are pertinent to the relationship between sculpture
and photography; these changing relations have ramifications for our
developing art historical grasp of sculpture, as it becomes analysed as
much through its representation as through its direct encounter. This
session strives to be trans-historical, inviting papers from academics,
artists, curators and writers addressing early photography as much as
recent experiments.

We invite proposals for 25 minute conference papers. Please submit a
250 word abstract and short CV to Kirstie Gregory (Research Programme

Deadline for submissions is Monday 12 November 2012.  For more details
visit our Research pages on


Second Call for Papers: The Reflexive Photographer

Deadline: Dec 10, 2012


Edited by Rosie Miller, Jonathan Carson and Theresa Wilkie
(School of Art & Design, University of Salford, UK)

We invite international submissions to be included in this forthcoming
book, to be published by MuseumsEtc ( in 2013.

Proposals are welcomed from writers, academics, photographers,
curators, artists and other visual practitioners.

This book will bring together the varied ways in which reflexivity
manifests itself within photography and the photograph.  In this
instance we are taking a broad approach to the term (as evidenced in
the suggestions below), where ‘reflexivity’ is used to describe:

–    The  methods and dialogues that practitioners use to interrogate
their own work; and,
–    The manner in which these devices enable the photographer to
engage in an exchange with the work of others and with the world around

We are seeking chapters that deal with a wide range of issues in
relation to the principle of the reflexive photographer. This could
encompass – but is not limited to – conceptual, cultural, historical
and visual concerns relating to:

•    The historical perspectives of reflexivity
•    The photographer making visual work that is reflexive
•    The photographer writing about and reflecting on their own work
•    The use or affect that the materials of photography (the lens, the
camera, etc.) have on reflexivity
•    The photographer using notebooks and sketchbooks (or equivalent)
as a reflexive tool
•    The use or affect that different types of editing have on
•    The photographer writing about the work of others as a reflexive
•    The analysis of seminal texts from key photographers
•    The interview as a means to reveal reflexivity
•    The examination of reflexivity where more than one practitioner is
at work
•    The use of the photograph as a form of life writing
•    The use of reflexivity in the context of photography in the
digital sphere

Additionally, we are interested in examining different formats for

•    The book
•    Correspondence
•    The manifesto
•    The blog
•    The diary
•    The travelogue
•    The exhibition
•    Exhibition commentary, interpretation and/or the exhibition
•    The photo collective or group

This list is not exhaustive and we welcome proposals on other themes.

Submitting a proposal
If you are interested in being considered as a contributor, please
submit a proposal (using Microsoft Word) of between 300-500 words with
a short biography and CV (which, combined, must not exceed two sides of

The deadline for submissions is 10 December 2012. Please email your
proposal to If you have any queries please email
Rosie Miller at

Should your proposal be accepted the length of a chapter will be
2000-6000 words or, if you are proposing a visual work, you will have
between 6-8 pages. Please prepare your proposal with these parameters
in mind. The work should not have been published elsewhere.

The book will be published in print and digital editions by MuseumsEtc
in 2013. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the
publication and a discount on more.

The Editors
Rosie Miller is a Lecturer and Critical & Contextual Studies Area
Leader in the School of Art & Design, University of Salford, UK.
Jonathan Carson is Associate Head (Academic) and Senior Lecturer in
Critical & Contextual Studies in the School of Art & Design, University
of Salford, UK. Theresa Wilkie is Director of Design & Culture and
Senior Lecturer in Critical & Contextual Studies in the School of Art &
Design, University of Salford, UK. All three previously edited
Photography and the Artist’s Book (MuseumsEtc, 2012).