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FOTONOVIEMBRE Festival on Tenerife. Deadline: April 28, 2017

SEND YOUR PROPOSALS FOR THE FOTONOVIEMBRE FESTIVAL 2017, celebrated on the Canarian Island of Tenerife.

Pleas note:

1. Subject is free and it is better if the work has been done in the last two years.
2. Number: they will be accepted a maximum of 4 proposals by participant.
3. Proposal report: it must be specified its concept, kind of work: photo (total number of works), video, or performance,
and technical data and conditions for its installation.
4. Visual documents: a selection of eight (8) photographs maximum (per proposal), black and white or colour, which
give a general idea of the exhibition project and make it possible to understand it globally. In case of emailing
them, they should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, biggest size 21 cm. If they are sent by postal mail, they
should be contained in a CD/DVD and they will have the same features already mentioned. Images may also be sent
printed (optional) with a maximum size of 18 x 24 cm.
5. Biographical curriculum (in a text file).
6. Other useful information (press reviews, catalogues, etc).
7. Proposals will be sent preferably by e-mail, separately (one per e-mail), 8 Mb maximum per sending. They may
be also sent by Wetransfer, Google Drive, or similar platforms, and also by postal mail, or they may be delivered in TEA, at the entry register.
8. In case proposals are sent by postal mail, this will be notified in writing (by e-mail), indicating the date of
sending, which should be in any case before the expiry of the deadline.

 

TERMS
• Deadline: they will take part in the selection all the works sent until April 28th 2017 (included).
• Results will be published from 26/05/2017 on, in the websites http://www.fotonoviembre.com and http://www.teatenerife.es
• Deadline to deliver the material, for the catalogue and for the press, of the selected proposals: 22/06/ 2017.
• Works ready to be exhibited, must been received in the Center of Photography, 22/09/2017 the latest.

SUPPORT FOR THE CREATION
• Among all the proposals received, five will be selected to form the section “Authors in Selection”.
• Those proposals not included for this section, could be selected for the section “Atlantic Collectives”.
• The authors selected to take part in the section “Authors in Selection” will receive four thousand euros (4.000 €),
after the withholding or addition of taxes that legally correspond, for production and temporary cession of works
(for their exhibition).
SENDING ADDRESS
Centro de Fotografía ‘Isla de Tenerife’
TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes
C/ San Sebastián, 8. 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canarias, España
centrodefotografia.tea@tenerife.es

 

Inscription Form: http://www.fotonoviembre.org/assets/FORMULARIO-INSCRIPCION-FN17-ENG.pdf

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Tbilisi Photo Award Call. Deadline: March 20, 2017

Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award 2017 – urgent call for entries

Within the framework of the KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO, the biggest and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia will be held. The jury members will pick out the best photo projects and reveal the winners in each category. The main goal of the AWARD is to link international photography to Georgia and to local photography. Announcement of the Photo Award worldwide – in Europe as well as in the USA – intends to foster its international position.

This year’s categories include:

1. Documentary Series

2. Reportage

3. Conceptual Photo Project

4. Best Shot

5. HUAWEI Mobile Photo

The KOLGA AWARD prize fund will be 6 000 USD. The sum will be equally divided between the winners in the first four categories. The winners of these categories will get 1500-1500 USD each. As for the Mobile Photo category (with sub-nominations: one shot and photo series) the winners will get a special prize: HUAWEI P10, Co-Engineered With Leica.

This year again there is a special Kolga Newcomer Photo Award for a young photographer under the age of 25. 500 € will be granted to the winner, whose photo series will be chosen from the following nominations: Documentary series, Reportage and Conceptual photo project. The aim of this award is to facilitate professional development of young photographers and help them to pave the way in the world of photography.

Register and upload your pictures on the website:
https://kolga.ge/?lang=en#/contest/

For questions please contact:  tinaschelhorn@web.de

Deadline March 20th, 2017

New Photography Festival Call, Belgium. Deadline:Jan. 23, 2017

Next summer the Cultural Centre of Palethe will organize the first edition of a two-yearly international photo festival ‘Lens op de mens’ (Spotlight on people) in Overpelt (Belgium).

 All professional and keen amateur photographers from around the world are welcome in Overpelt to show their most photogenic work to a large public. For this edition the subject is the human portrait.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

SUBMITTING PHOTOS

The competition is open for professional and amateur photographers of a high level.

  • The theme of the photos is ‘Lens op de mens’ meaning that photos have to be about people in the large meaning of the word. For example, photos can represent documentaries or art.

  • Every photographer can upload a maximum of 5 photos. Photos have to be taken in 2014, 2015, 2016 of 2017. The photographer has to pay a maximum of 20 euro incl. VAT for every photo uploaded to share costs.

  • You can submit photos up until midnight 23 January 2017.

  • Photos are selected by an international jury depending on photographic qualities. It is not possible to appeal against their decision.

  • The copyright of all images submitted remains with the copyright holder. However the Overpelt Photo Festival ‘Lens op de Mens’ reserves the right to use any of the images submitted, without payment, for display and publicity purposes for this and future Overpelt Photo Festival projects. It is vital that the candidate obtains the permission of the client and/or the copyright holder and any relevant model release forms, where appropriate before submitting the work.

  • Photos have to be submitted as jpg-files, compression High (10-12). The longest side of the pictures must be 50 cm (= 5906 pixels at 300 dpi).

  • The filename must be composed as:Name_First Name_Title_number.jpg

  • When the festival is finished and the exhibition is dismantled, the photographer can collect all photos. This will be between 18 and 28 September 2017 at set days and times. These will be advised at a future date. If the photographer doesn’t collect the photos, they will automatically become property of the organization. Photos selected for other exhibitions can’t be collected by the photographer.

EXHIBITION

  • All photos will be exhibited during the exhibition. The selected photos will be printed; all other photos will be digital.

  • The selected photos will be printed by the organization without any cost to the participating photographer.

  • The name of the photographer will be displayed under each photo by the organization. Logos of partners and sponsors can also be included under the photo.

  • Photos can be selected by the organisation and may be passed on to other exhibitions. These photos will remain property of the organization. We will notify the selected photographers by E-mail.

  • Any indecent or pornographic photos will be refused by the organization.

PRIZES

  • The selected photos are automatically entered into a competition. Prizes are awarded in different categories.

Awards for amateur photographers:
– gold
– silver
– bronze
– honorable mentioning

Awards for professional photographers
– gold
– silver
– bronze
– honorable mentioning

Prize for the most promising photographer younger than 30 years old.

Prize for the most artistic photo

Prize of the public:  Visitors to the exhibition will have the chance to vote for their favourite photo. During the closing ceremony the prize of the public will be revealed.

Participants agree to all rules when submitting photos

Participate

GENERAL RULES

  • By submitting the photos and the registration document using WeTransfer the photographer gives permission for the submitted photos to be used at the international photo festival ‘Lens op de Mens’

  • Your registration will be accepted after the organisation receives the photo’s, the registration document and the payment.

Residency Call, Sicily (Italy), April. Deadline: Feb. 19, 2016

OPEN CALL
FOR ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES6 ARTISTS — 3 WEEKS
GIBELLINA (SICILY), APRIL 2016

DEADLINE: 19.02.2016

Fondazione Orestiadi onlus promotes a program of artistic residencies open to international artists from March 31st to April 21st 2016. The residencies will be hosted in Gibellina (Trapani, Sicilia, IT) and are addressed to 6 (six) artists who will use the Residency Program to build an artistic project on Urban Layers Theme.
Such artistic outcomes will be exhibited in the three urban photo–festivals promoted by the Project.

The call is opened to international artists with no limitatons of age above 18 or nationality. Participation to the call is free of charge. Before submitting your proposal, please read carefully the call.

Involved Festivals:

UPHO Urban Photo Festival, Málaga (E), 14.—29.05.2016
Photobiennale (Thessaloniki, GR), 20.06—10.07.2016
Bitume Photofest,
Lecce (I), 03.—10.09.2016

 

 

Call for short videos and animations. Norway. Deadline: March 1, 2013

SCREEN CITY FESTIVAL

Call for short video and animation (max 5 min)

Shaping Public Space. Moving Cityscapes
October 25th – November 2nd – 2013
Stavanger, Norway

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1st 2013

http://www.screencity.no

 

*** We are looking for Video art / animation / visualization: short (max 5 min) and presentable without sound to be screened in shop windows or on outdoor facades in public space. ***

Screen City is dedicated to the moving image presented in public spaces, on the city`s facades, shop windows and urban venues, enlightening and changing the vision of the urban context of Stavanger. The program will experiment with the reshaping of public space through Media Art, presenting a program of video art, animation, experimental short films, creative data visualizations, projection mapping and participatory urban media interventions.

The city of Stavanger is currently going through a rapid city development meeting challenges of gentrification and conflict of interests. Our point of departure, for both content production and as sites for screenings are the many areas with development potentials currently in the middle of an urban transformation, which we think need careful identity and community building. How can artistic interventions guide and support reflection on this process by giving voice to different parties and ideas? What fears are there and what kind of city do we dream of and want to live in?

We invite artists and filmmakers to reclaim the city, challenge the concept of public space and use it as canvas for story telling urban visions. Lets rethink, imagine, visualize, animate, transform cityscapes and activate Stavanger’s neighborhood through the moving image.

CURATORIAL CRITERIA
We especially welcome works that explore issues along these lines:
– Inspiring innovation around the artistic expression through moving image, in its relation to public space and cityscapes
– Enlightening the future vision of the urban context of Stavanger
– Creating spaces for joint experiences and formation of Identity and a living local memory
– Creating public awareness by criticism, reflection on processes of urban development
– Revealing a strong message to create a process of exchange and discussion
– Exploring cross-disciplinary skills and experimental production techniques

ARTIST FEE: 500 Euro

SCREENING SCHEDULE:
Selected artist’s works will be shown during the festival week, starting October 25th until November 02nd 2013.

SUBMISSION:
Please fill in our special submission form and send us:
– CV, still image, film preview, using following formats: pdf/doc/mov/jpeg

http://www.screencity.no/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/SCREEN-CITY-submission-form.doc

Please submit your work before March 1st 2013 – to the following email: contact@screencity.no
using the subject: “SCREEN CITY open call – (your name)”

INFRASTRUCTURE: screens & locations
For further information, please visit: www.screencity.no

CURATED BY:
Daniela Arriado (CL/NO) and Mirjam Struppek (DE).

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The Curator Ship’s Photobook and Zines Special (Part I)

Introduction

In early summer of 1999, when Martin Parr visited the exhibition Fotografía pública Photography in Print 1919 – 1939, in the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, he was left breathless. In a time when Photography struggled to prove its Art status by ever-larger Diasec prints and rigid mounting, here was a show of lose pamphlets, worn out magazines and yellowed photography books. He bought the catalogue, edited by the curator of the exhibition, Horacio Fernández, which was a beautiful photobook in itself, and showed it to his friends and colleagues back home, as he remembers: “Many people also saw this, and it became very cult, with people talking about it, so the impact was enormous”. Two years later, Andrew Roth’s Book of 101 Books presented a list of seminal photographic books of the Twentieth Century. At this time Martin Parr and Gerry Badger were already working on their two volumes of The Photobook – A History. At the same time as this revision of the history of photography in the printed matter, there was also a shift in the technological development. Digital printing became a serious competitor for the traditional offset process, and allowed to produce short printing runs in a satisfactory quality. Online Print-On-Demand platforms have since undoubtedly revolutionized the concept of self-publishing.

Consequently, everyday, there are more blog posts, courses, articles, exhibitions and even festivals dedicated to photobooks and zines. Allow us to highlight a selection of events and publications dedicated to a medium that, instead of fearing for its future in the digital era, is living a true Renaissance. They are not ordered in any way, and I am involved in some of them, if you don’t mind. If you are missing important ones, PLEASE do comment and I will add them.

In Part I of the Curator Ship’s Special on Photobooks and Zines, we will have a look at

Exhibitions, Fairs and Festivals

4th International Photobook Festival Kassel

The International Photobook Festival Kassel is organized by a team made up of dedicated photography and photobook enthusiasts. In it’s fourth edition, which has just ended, it featured exhibitions, talks, seminars and awards dedicated to the medium. Have a look at the Catalog of this year’s edition to find out more or go to their website.

This years Dummy Award, by the way, goes to Milou Abel from Utrecht, for Ik ben jou. Have a look at Milou Abel’s website, where you will find three different versions of the dummy. A great way to study the development of this outstanding project.

PhotoIreland’s first Book & Magazine Fair and Martin Parr’s Best Photo Books of the Decade Exhibition

PhotoIreland‘s first Book & Magazine Fair includes photobooks and photo magazines from all over the world, as well as a rich example of contemporary publications focused on Art, Design and Illustration. Over 300 items from more than 40 publishers will be on display. Dates: 15-31 July, Opening hours: Mon to Sat 10.30-5.30pm, Sun 11-5.30pm. Book & Magazine Fair. FilmBase, Temple Bar, Dublin.
Parallel to this event, the exhibition Martin Parr’s Best Photo Books of the Decade shows 30 publications from all over the globe; a subjective list of works, a random number, in chronological order, and based on the personal criteria of a book-lover. The list is still being kept secret, but you can have a first glimpse here.

The Second Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair of the New York Camara Club

The Camera Club of New York presents the Second Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair on July 16-17th at CCNY. The zine and self-published photo book is a contemporary approach to photography in its published form, celebrating the book as well as offering artists a vehicle to spread their art and ideas.The public will be invited to come, browse, purchase and meet the people involved with the burgeoning zine and self-published art world. The deadline for submission of the publications is July 9, 2011. More details on the CCNY Website.

Offprint Paris

Offprint Paris is still a bit further down the road (10-13 Nov. 2011) but after last year’s success, this artist book fair dedicated to photography publications will be another highlight. Focusing on independent publishing companies, Offprint aspires to be a meeting place for Artists, Photographers, Graphic designers, Curators, Artistic directors, Journalists, Collectors… who deal with “printed” photography: books, magazines, zines, prints. More info on their website.


Now, it’s your turn: Tell us about other Exhibitions, Fairs and Festivals worth mentioning. Or become a contributor yourself. Just leave a comment and we’ll talk.

Ah, and before I forget: Part II will be dedicated on Courses and workshops dedicated to Photobooks, Part III to blogs and websites, Part IV to Publishers and Online Platforms. Stay tuned!

The Captain