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One Week Left to participate in Latin American Photo of the Year Contest

All photographs entered in the contest must have been taken within the last 24 months before the beginning of the contest, with the exception of those in the category, Nuestra Mirada which has no time restriction. Series have a maximum of 10 photos. It is essential that all photos have the photographer’s name and a caption within the digital archive.

1. Daily Life (Photographic Singles) — A candid, un-posed photograph that documents the human experience celebrates life or chronicles a cultural trend. Respect for the dignity of the subject is important.

2. Daily Life (Photographic Series) — A series of un-posed photographs that document the human experience celebrates life or chronicles a cultural trend. Respect for the dignity of the subject is important. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. Summarize the story in a paragraph under “File Info” in the first photograph of the story.

3. News (Photographic Singles) — A photograph from a news event or social issue for which planning was possible or a photograph of a breaking news or unplanned event.

4. News (Photographic Series) — A series of photographs from a news event or social issue for which planning was possible or of a breaking news or unplanned event. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. Summarize the story in a paragraph under “File Info” in the first photograph of the story.

5. Portraits (Photographic Singles) — A photograph of a person that reveals the essence of the subject’s character.

6. Portraits (Photographic Series) — A series of portraits of individuals or groups of individuals that attempt to reveal the essence of their character. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. Summarize the story in a paragraph under “File Info” in the first photograph of the story.

7. Sports (Photographic Singles) — A photograph that captures the peak action of individual or team sports or a photograph that increases understanding and appreciation for individual and team sports or celebrates the role athletics play in the lives of amateur and/or professional athletes and fans.

8. Sports (Photographic Series) — Picture stories or essays that capture sports peak action or increase understanding and appreciation of sports or celebrate the roles of athletes and sports fans. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. In each caption field, very briefly summarize the story in addition to providing picture-specific caption information.

9. Indigenous people, Traditions & Religions (Photographic Series) – Picture stories or essays that document the cultural richness and challenges faced by indigenous peoples but also the way in which traditions and religion mark our societies. This category ranges from the combination of different beliefs in traditional festivals to the more serious problems that affect the native peoples. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. In each caption field, very briefly summarize the story in addition to providing picture-specific caption information.

10. Migration, Refugees and Trafficking (Photographic Series) – Picture stories or essays that document the impact and consequence of human migrations between countries or regions, the plight of displaced persons and refugees, and human trafficking. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. In each caption field, very briefly summarize the story in addition to providing picture-specific caption information.

11. Women in Society (Photographic Series) — This category has been promoted by the Diputación de Barcelona. A story or essay that documents the situation of women in Iberoamerica. It includes a wide range of issues such as women’s employment opportunities, gender equality, violence against women and femicide, expectations of beauty, and the new roles of women. Respect for the people photographed is essential. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. In each caption field, very briefly summarize the story in addition to providing picture-specific caption information.

12. The Future of Cities (Photographic Series) – A story or essay that deals with urbanization processes in Iberoamerica. This is a topic that requires reflection on the challenges faced by people from all socio-economic groups. This category includes urban themes such as public space design, growth, rural development, public transport, as well as social issues such as security, inclusion, the extremes of wealth and poverty, the situations of children and the elderly, or the challenges that threaten the middle class. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. In each caption field, very briefly summarize the story in addition to providing picture-specific caption information.

13. Multimedia (Short Form Videos) — A narrative video lasting less than 5 minutes.

14. Multimedia (Long Form Videos) — A narrative video lasting between 5 and 20 minutes.

15. Multimedia (Websites) – An interactive site or webpage that offers a powerful visual story using visual media such as video, still photography, design and infographics in a journalistic context.

16. The Best Photography Book (Books) — The books submitted to the competition must contain documentary photography and must have been published in the 24 months prior to the close of the competition. Images can be the work of one or several photographers. After registration, send a copy of the book as soon as possible to:

POY Latam
House Amèrica Catalunya
C / Còrsega, 299, mezzanine
08008 Barcelona
T: +34 932 380 661

17. Nuestra Mirada Memory and Identity Award (Photographic Series) – This special category rewards documentary or artistic photographs that reflect on who we are and where we come from. This category is the only category in which photos may have been taken at any time and also the only one that accepts real or digital manipulations, provided they are conceptually justified. Creativity, concept, aesthetics, depth and artistic or documentary value will be of special importance. It is forbidden to enter work that has already been submitted to previous POY Latam contests. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. In each caption field, very briefly summarize the story in addition to providing picture-specific caption information.

18. Carolina Hidalgo Vivar Environment Award (Photographic Series) – This special category rewards a photographic essay that expands our understanding of or appreciation for nature. A wide range of issues will be considered, for example, the consequences of mining or industry, the multiple ways in which humans relate to their environment, the exaltation of nature’s beauty or documentation of its destructive power. This essay honors the memory of Carolina Hidalgo Vivar, a young landscape architect who deeply loved nature. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. In each caption field, very briefly summarize the story in addition to providing picture-specific caption information.

19. The Iberoamerica Photographer of the Year Award (Photographic Portfolios) This special category is open to all photographers. Present a maximum of forty (40) photographs. A portfolio must be diverse and must include at least four individual photographs and two photographic stories. Individual photos within the portfolio should not be repeated in the picture stories. Organize the portfolio with individual photos first, followed by the picture stories. Insert a black image (.jpg) at the beginning of each picture story to separate them. No text should be included in these black images.

Photographers are encouraged to submit portfolio photographs in other categories for judges to become familiar with the work, but POY Latam will not move photos from one category to another. If you want to participate in other categories you must submit duplicate files. All photographs entered in the portfolio must have been taken within the last 24 months before the beginning of the contest.

http://www.poylatam.org/en/

acePIRAR Artist-in-Residences, Buenos Aires. Deadline: Jan 31, 2017

‘acePIRAR Artist-in-Residence International Program aims to support all kind of contemporary artistic practices (including performance and curatorial proposals) through research and production residencies, promoting the exchange, debate, experimentation and collaborative work. A program that provides TIME, SPACE and GUIDANCE to explore expanded as well as traditional print media, while it connects the artists with the art scene of Buenos Aires, Argentina, one of the Latin America cultural capitals.

We offer different types of residencies in order to best fit to each artist and project’s interest and needs:
PRODUCTION | EXPLORATION | SUB30 (for artists under 30 with a special fee) | Palimpsest (for mural painting) | Micro-residency (short format of 5 days)

Production residencies [4 weeks]: intended to produce new work, a project or a site-specific installation with the possibility to show the finished work at the end of the stay. We welcome all kind of projects and encourage submitting those that question the singularity of the art object by using new media, design and/or their interfaces, blurring their boundaries.

Exploration residencies [4 weeks]: intended to emphasise the process over the presentation of the results, encouraging residents to get inspiration from the new experiences achieved through the interaction with other residents and the cultural environment that the city of Buenos Aires provides.

Duration of residency
The program encompasses a period of 4-weeks. Slots can be selected here: http://www.proyectoace.org/slots.

Artists can apply for any slot for next year among those posted at the website. Residency working time starts on first Monday at 10am and ends on last Friday at 6pm.

NOTE: There is not a minimum or maximum age to apply for a residency (although there is a lower fee for artists younger than 30 years old), as well as there is not discrimination regarding country of origin, race, language or gender identity when candidates are selected.

Accommodation
Artists have two different possibilities of lodging:
A) Aloj´ace is our guesthouse, an apartment equipped to accommodate artists and curators located in the city center of Buenos Aires, next to all the cultural attractions and at only 20 minutes distance from the ‘ace studio. The apartment is fully furnished with a full kitchen and bath and all cost (Internet WI-FI, cable television, local phone usage, cleaning, linen and utilities) included. This apartment can receive up to two artists or a single artist with accompaniment.

B) The artist may arrange its own lodging by renting an apartment, staying with friends or in hostels, hotels, B&B, etc. Buenos Aires is a city that offers many lodging options.

Studio/ workspace
Artists that choose the Production Residency use the ‘ace workshop (www.proyectoace.org/en/talleres): a large, quiet space with lots of light coming from several large windows and two skylights. The shop includes equipment to facilitate a variety of traditional and new print processes including Intaglio, Monotype/Monoprint, Woodblock, Waterless Lithography, Silk-aquatint, Photpolymer Intaglio, as well as artists’ books and Drawing.

Artists who choose the Exploration residency work in The Tower (www.proyectoace.org/en/torre): a quiet and luminous studio located on the second floor with open view, accessibly by a spiral staircase. It is ideal to research, study, write and create.

Fees and support
Non application fee. The production residency has a basic fee and the artist can select other options: lodging, materials or technical assistance. Basic fee covers studio space, access to equipment, reviews from a professional team, meals and refreshments at studio hours, studio accident insurance, guidance through the city and cultural events, public transportation card, cellphone for local calls, networking. The residency fee does not include travel, health insurance and shipping expenses.

Application information
Ask for the complete guidelines here: www.proyectoace.org/additional_info
After receiving all the information for the specific type of residency (Production, Exploration, SUB30, Palimpsest mural painting residency or micro-residency) artists complete an application form which the ‘ace team will provide.

Contact
info@proyectoace.org
Alicia Candiani
Phone: + 54911 4551 3218

Address
http://www.proyectoace.org/
Fundación ‘ace para el Arte Contemporáneo
Conesa 667
1426 | Buenos Aires
Argentina

Info
Artist-in-Residence International Program
Call for artists, researchers, curators
Production | Exploration | Mural Painting
http://www.proyectoace.org/additional_info

ACCIONA Photography Award Environment and sostenibility. Deadline: July 10, 2016

ACCIONA Photography Award Environment and sostenibility (for residents in Latin America only)

ACCIONA junto a Trasatlántica PHotoEspaña lanzan en 2016 la primera edición del “Premio ACCIONA de fotografía Medio ambiente y sostenibilidad”. Un premio abierto a todos los fotógrafos que tengan la capacidad de descubrir fotográficamente, en los países latinoamericanos, aquellas realidades que reflejen el compromiso y los principios de sostenibilidad de los recursos así como la protección de la biodiversidad.

Un jurado de prestigio, formado por profesionales de la fotografía junto a un representante de ACCIONA -en su compromiso con la cultura y apoyo a la creación-, seleccionará el mejor porfolio, que recibirá un premio de 2.000 euros. Además, el trabajo ganador será publicado en la portada de la página web de PHotoEspaña http://www.phe.es y será expuesto en el contexto de PHotoEspaña 2017, formando parte de la exposición colectiva que el Festival organiza cada año con una selección de los trabajos que han participado en los visionados de porfolios que Trasatlántica organiza en América Latina.

El plazo de preinscripción finaliza el domingo 10 de julio, 2016 y consiste en una serie de un máximo de 15 imágenes, solo para residentes en América Latina. Para más info:

http://www.phe.es/es/trasatlantica/certamenes

VI Photobook Dummy Award RM. Deadline: August 15, 2016

Here we have another edition of the RM photobook contest for those in the latin world looking to publish their works. Good luck!

1-Who can participate?

Only photographers residents in Spain, Latin America and Portugal.

2-How many projects can present each participant?

There is no limit.

3-What will be presented?

Your photobook proposal in a pdf with a sequence of images, format and layout the most advanced possible

4. What projects are not accepted?

They are rejected those previously published in book form or whose ownership can not be demonstrated by the participant works.

5. How to register for the competition?

Through the website: http://www.concurso.editorialrm.com, section “Registration”.

WINNING PROJECT

Publication of the winning project in a photobook in Spanish and English international distribution and a minimum print run of 1,000 copies.
50 copies of the book of gift to the author.
Photobook diffusion through media, social networking, website and catalog RM, and sending numerous copies opinion leaders, experts, media and students of photography worldwide.

COSTS:

500 pesos for registration in Mexico.
30 euros or 35 USD for international registrations.

REGISTATION PERIOD:

Tuesday May 3 to Monday, August 15, 2016.

TO READ MORE ABOUT CLICK THE LINK BELLOW:

http://concurso.editorialrm.com/es/

NEXOFOTO Contest for Iberoamerican Photography. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2016

Only a few days left to participate in Nexofoto. If you are from Spain, Portugal or Latin America, this is for you: www.nexofoto.es. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2016

El plazo de presentación de las obras será en el periodo comprendido entre los días 15 de Noviembre al 15 de Febrero de 2016. El envío de las fotografías se realizará digitalmente a través de: www.nexofoto.es

O prazo de inscrição das obras ocorrerá entre os dias 15 de Novembro al 15 de Fevereiro de 2016. O envio das  fotografias se realizará digitalmente por meio do nosso site: www.nexofoto.es

 

Jury:

 

 

 

Javier Vallhonrat, Alejandro Castellote, Rosina Cazali, Iñaki Domingo, Diego Alonso, Isabel Lazaro, Luis Binimelis de Dios, Jose Martinez-Quintanilla

 

CURATORIAL PROGRAM CALL for South America. Deadline: Jan. 5, 2016

THE CURATORIAL PROGRAM FOR RESEARCH (CPR) is the core facilitator of an international network of curators, artists and institutions. Through open calls and full research scholarships, CPR has three goals: first, to enable a direct, in situ communication between international curators and local artists. Secondly, to promote equal access to knowledge. And third, to act as a platform for promotion and practice for the participating curators and hosts.

With a nomadic and intensive format, CPR promotes dialogue between international curators and local artistic scenes. The program was created by curators and for curators, and is a non-profit international organization based in Indianapolis, USA, with satellite locations in more than 12 cities throughout the world. Each satellite city develops its activities through partnerships with local institutions, designating a host curator for each case. CPR draws up an academic program, with specialized readings about art history and general knowledge, together with visits to museums and artist studios, and discussions with scholars and experts.

NEXT OPEN CALL CPR 2016: SOUTH AMERICA

 APPLICATION AVAILABLE – NOVEMBER 23, 2015

DEADLINE – JANUARY 5, 2016

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Independent curators and those with institutional affiliations may apply. Applications from curators with 2+ years of professional experience will be considered. A jury comprised of CPR’s executive board as well as CPR local hosts will select the participants.

To be considered a candidate for the CPR 2016: South America, please submit a full application that contains the following:

• A completed application form (2 pages)

• A statement of up to 400 words. This statement should include your knowledge of the area to be visited as well as your expectations about how the Program will expand your existing body of work and/or enhance your professional development.

• A Curriculum Vitae (abridged to no more than 2 pages)

• US$ 25 application fee. Please, note that no application will be considered until the application fee is paid. 

To download the APPLICATION FORM please click here

To pay the APPLICATION FEE please click here

GuatePhoto Open Call for Photobooks and Portfolios. Deadline: August 21, 2015

There are 2 categories to participate in GuatePhoto, Guatemala’s International Photography Festival, which will take place in teh cities of Guatemala and Antigua Guatemala, during the month of November 2015.

You have to fill out an online form until August 21, and pay 25 US$, to participate in each of them. If you participate in the photobook category, you also have to send a physical copy of the book (until Aug. 31) to Guatemala.

Categories:

1. Portfolio:
We are looking for a series of 10 to 15
images. These images can range in style,
categories include: artistic, documentary,
journalistic, personal images or the mix
of them. We are interested in bodies of
work that contain a narrative, tell a story
or convey a strong message. We accept
proposals that combine the image with
other visual arts such as videos and
installations that complement the work to
be presented.

2. Photobooks:
We are looking for finished photobooks
and dummies from individuals or publishers.
They may be independent, commercial,
published, self-published, or unpublished.
We are interested in original and
new approaches to photobook making.
A hard copy must be sent before August
31st, 2015 to the following address:
La Fototeca / “Open Call”
Via 6 3-56 Zona 4 Edificio OEG
Guatemala, Guatemala 01004
(502) 23368570

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Online form at: www.guatephoto.org

DIRECCIÓN
La Fototeca / “Open Call”
Vía 6 3-56 Zona 4 Edificio OEG
Guatemala, Guatemala
01004

TELÉFONO
(502) 2336-8570

EMAIL
Clara de Tezanos – Directora
clara@guatephoto.org

Karen Fuhlrott – Información General
karen@guatephoto.org

Ana Estrada – Asuntos de Medios
ana@guatephoto.org

SMBH Photography Call: ‘The Face of Latin America’. Deadline: Aug. 1, 2014

We are now accepting submissions for  ISSUE 17 ‘The Face of Latin America // La cara de América Latina’.
We are looking at contemporary portraiture from Latin America, at people from across the full spectrum of society. Who teaches in the schools? Who runs businesses or stands on street corners at night? Who is shaping policy in an office in the city and who plants seeds in the countryside?
Estamos mirando las tendencias contemporáneas del retrato en América Latina, de personas que representan un espectro completo de la sociedad. ¿Quién enseña en las escuelas? ? ¿Quién dirige las empresas y quien esta parado en una esquina en la noche? ¿Quién define la política en una oficina en la ciudad y quien siembra semillas en el campo?

SMBH ISSUE 17 will be co-edited by Tom Griggs

Images // IMÁGENES
Send 3-5 images from a single body of work. 300 dpi and at least 1200 pixels on widest side. Saved as RGB, Jpg (do not optimize).
Se deberán enviar entre 3-5 imágenes de un solo proyecto con las siguientes características: 300 dpi y por lo menos 1.200 pixeles en su lado más largo. Favor de guardar las imágenes en JPG (sin optimizar) y en el espacio de color RGB.

Statement // ESCRITO Y BIOGRAFÍA
All images and projects should be accompanied by a statement relevant to the specific submission. No more than 400 words long contained within email body along with a Bio (200 words max).
Todas las imágenes y los proyectos entregados deberían ser acompañados por un escrito sobre el proyecto y una biografía corta.  Favor de escribir no más de 400 palabras en el escrito y 200 en la biografía.

Writing // ARTICULOS
We are also interested in any writing on photographic practices or subjects, reviews of an exhibition, book or website. Submissions should not exceed 1000 words, and emailed along with a Bio (200 words max).
También estamos interesados en cualquier escrito sobre practicas o temas fotográficos, reseñas sobre una exhibición, libro o sitio web. Estos textos no deben exceder 1000 palabras, acompañadas de la biografía.

Remember // RECORDAR
Please LABEL your images with the correct TITLES (images with no titles will be labelled ‘untitled’) and include a website address if you have one, as well as your country of residence.
Due to the high volume of submissions we can only notify successful candidates of publication. Do not send portfolios.
We suggest  We Transfer for sending large files.
Favor de nombrar sus imágenes con los títulos (las imágenes que no tengan títulos serán etiquetados ‘sin título’) e incluir la dirección de su página, si usted tiene una, así como su país de residencia en el cuerpo del correo en cuál envía la entrega.
Debido al gran volumen de entregas sólo podemos comunicarnos con los candidatos aceptados para publicación.
Sugerimos el uso de WeTransfer para el envío de archivos de gran tamaño.

Blog
If you want your work featured on our blog just send a link in an email to your project on your personal website. Please include “Blog Submission” in the subject line of your email.
For photobook submissions we only review individual books sent to us.
Email: submissions@smbhmag.com

IBEROAMERICAN PHOTOBOOK COMPETITION. Deadline: Sept 15, 2014.

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RM invites all residents of Iberoamerican countries to participate in its 5th Iberoamerican Photobook Competition.

Focusing primarily on photography, contemporary art, and little-known literary treasures and “rarities,” RM is launching for the fifth year this platform to make better known the work of both young and established photographers resident in Iberoamerica through the publication of the winning submission in book form and its worldwide circulation.

To professionals, students, and photographers in general either born or resident in Latin America, Spain, or Portugal are eligible to participate. Either individual or collective submissions will be accepted and there are no limitations on subject matter.
Each participant may submit as many projects as he or she wishes, providing registration is completed for each project.
A proposal for a photobook in pdf format consisting of a sequence of images with a book design and format in as advanced a state as possible. Participants are also free to submit a dummy (in addition to the pdf file) at the offices of RM in Spain.
Any work that has been previously published in book or periodical form or whose copyright cannot be proven by the participant.
Participants must register using “Registration” link of the official webpage of the 5th Iberoamerican Photobook Competition http://www.concurso.editorialrm.com.

The limit for registration and the submission of proposals is 15 September 2014.

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RM convoca a todos los residentes en países de Iberoamérica, al 5º Concurso Fotolibro Iberoamericano.

Orientada principalmente a la fotografía, el arte contemporáneo y los tesoros o “rarezas” de la literatura, RM lanza por quinta ocasión esta plataforma para difundir el trabajo de fotógrafos jóvenes o consagrados residentes en Iberoamérica a través de la publicación del proyecto ganador en formato de libro, y la difusión de la obra a nivel mundial.

Para fotógrafos profesionales, estudiantes de fotografía y fotógrafos nativos o residentes en América Latina, España y Portugal. La participación puede ser en forma individual o colectiva y la temática es libre.
Podrá presentarse un número indefinido de proyectos por participante, siempre y cuando se haga un registro nuevo para cada uno.
Hay que presentar una propuesta de fotolibro en formato PDF con una secuencia de imágenes, formato y diseño lo más avanzado posible. El autor es libre de enviar una maqueta (adicionalmente al PDF) a la sede de RM en España.
Serán rechazados aquellos trabajos publicados previamente en formato de libro o revista, o aquellos cuya titularidad no pueda ser demostrada por el participante.
El concursante deberá registrarse a través de la página oficial del 5º Concurso Fotolibro Iberoamericano http://www.concurso.editorialrm.com en el apartado “Inscripción”.

La fecha límite de inscripción y de envío de propuestas es el 15 de septiembre.

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A RM convoca a todos os residentes em países da Ibero-América, ao 5º Concurso Fotolibro Iberoamericano.

Orientada principalmente à fotografia, à arte contemporânea e aos tesouros ou “rarezas” da literatura, a RM lança pela quinta vez esta plataforma para difundir o trabalho de fotógrafos jovens ou consagrados residentes na Ibero-América através da publicação do projeto vencedor em formato de livro, e a difusão da obra no nível mundial.

Fotógrafos profissionais, estudantes de fotografia e fotógrafos nativos ou residentes na América Latina, Espanha e Portugal. A participação pode ser individual ou coletiva e a temática é livre.
Cada participante pode apresentar quantos projetos considerar pertinente, sempre e quando faça um registro para cada projeto.
Uma proposta de fotolivro em formato pdf com uma sequencia de imagens, formato e desenho o mais avançado possível. Caso deseje o autor pode enviar uma maquete (adicionalmente ao pdf) a nosso escritório em Espanha.
Serão recusados os trabalhos publicados previamente em formato de livro ou revista, ou aqueles cuja titularidade não possa ser demonstrada pelo participante.
O participante deverá registrar-se na página oficial do 5 Concurso Fotolibro Iberoamericano http://www.concurso.editorialrm.com no item “Inscrição”.

A data limite para inscrição e envio de propostas é o dia 15 de setembro.

More information: http://concurso.editorialrm.com

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