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Meet the new bloggers of “Still Searching”, run by Winterthur Fotomuseum.

Martin Jaeggi will run the blog, until February 28, together with Elisabeth Lebovici and Carol Yinghua Lu.

The new bloggers of “Still Searching” will be Martin Jaeggi (*1969), an independent writer and curator who teaches at the photography department of the Zurich University of the Arts, together with co-Blogger Elisabeth Lebovici (*1953), an art historian and critic who participates in the newly founded research group Travelling Féministe, and Carol Yinghua Lu (*1977), a curator/art critic living and working in Beijing, who is  a contributing editor for frieze.

The blog was launched a year ago by German photo historian and theorist Bernd Stiegler, and has counted on contributoers such as the Indian writer Aveek Sen, US artist Walead Beshty, Belgian photo theorist Hilde Van Gelder (one of my personal favourites)  and Geoffrey Batchen, the photo historian and theorist currently working in New Zealand.

According to its makers, Still Searching is aimed at “anyone interested in photography and visual theory. This includes, but is not limited to, academics and professionals”. So have a look.


PS: Of course, Winterthur Museum also has another feature this January: The seventh edition of Plat(t)form 2013. Artists include Jorge Fuembuena (ES), Dragana Jurisic (IE), Romain Mader (CH), Erwin Polanc (AT), Peter Puklus (HU), Jorge Yeregui (ES) and Steffen Zillig (DE).




The 1000 Words Photography Award. Deadline: July 23, 2012

The 1000 Words Award

The 1000 Words Award for European photographers is a major initiative in collaboration with The Other European Travellers, a project co-ordinated by Cobertura Photo and co-organised by Atelier de Visu, 1000 Words and Festival Voci di Foto in partnership with Magnum Photos. It is part-funded by The Education Audiovisual and Culture Exchange Agency (EACEA) under the auspices of the EU Culture Programme.

Photographers are invited to apply for an opportunity to realise a new body of work with the supervision of several high-profile photographers and industry experts.

Applications can be submitted online only. The closing date is 23 July 2012. There are 4 places available.

Fee: £25.00 (GBP)

The 1000 Words Award includes:

• £1,000 cash prize
• 18 month mentorship programme
• 3 workshops with Jeffrey Silverthorne, Antoine d’Agata and a Magnum photographer in London, Marseille and Seville respectively, including financial assistance with accommodation and travel
• Travelling group exhibition through the UK, France, Spain and Italy
• Catalogue and DVD
• Feature in 1000 Words Photography Magazine.

The 1000 Words Award is open to photographers born or based in the EU.

An internationally renown jury will review each entry submitted. Their final 4 will join 8 other European photographers selected by Cobertura Photo and Atelier de Visu.

The 1000 Words Award selection panel is:

• Simon Baker, Curator of Photography at Tate
• Brett Rogers, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery, London
• Dewi Lewis, Director at Dewi Lewis Publishing
• Tim Clark and Michael Grieve, Editors at 1000 Words Photography Magazine.

All participants will be selected according to criteria of excellence of their artistic approach, gender parity, mix of backgrounds, diversity of concepts and the multiplicity of approaches.

How to apply

1. Please email a portfolio of 10-15 images from a current project (JPEG format, 72 dpi, each image no larger than 1MB). Links to work online will not be considered
2. An artist statement of up to 150 words or a CV (You do not need to send a proposal for the new body of work at this stage)
3. Submission fee: £25 (Through Paypal please enter your name and use the “Buy Now” button below, or send a cheque made payable to 1000 Words Photography Ltd: to 1000 Words Photography, 29 The Arthaus, 205 Richmond Road, London, E8 3FF, UK)

Deadline: 23 July 2012
Email submissions to: awards@1000wordsmag.com

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 info@nofoundphotofair.com 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).