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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published, self-published, or unpublished.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

Photography festival in Uruguay offers Call for participation and a Stipend. Deadline: Mar. 30, 2014

The first edition of the festival “San José Foto” in Uruguay is looking for international photographers who have worked on the theme “identity”.

Please read the participation rules (in Spanish, so use a translator).

There is also a working stipend for artists who want to come to Uruguay and produce work there. Please consult the rules for this stipend.

Festival hompage: http://www.sanjosefoto.uy/index.html

Have a look, it might be worth it.

Residency for Latin American artist at Gasworks, London. Deadline: Aug. 26, 2013

The Shelagh Wakely Residency

Developed in partnership with the Elephant Trust

1st January 2014 – 31st March 2014

The Shelagh Wakely Residency will enable an artist based in Latin America to undertake a fully-funded residency at Gasworks, from January to March 2014 (11 weeks). Gasworks residencies are non-prescriptive, encouraging participating artists to focus on process, research, development of new ideas and new work. The context of Gasworks provides direct contact with London-based and international peers. The residency encourages dialogue, exchanges of ideas and experimentation within a dynamic and inspiring environment.

Applicants are required to submit a proposal, in no more than 300 words, illustrating how they might approach the residency, and what they hope to achieve (once in London the project could change but it is helpful to have an indication of an idea or a research direction in order to start conversations when artists arrive). The area/focus of the proposal is not prescribed, but the selecting panel will be looking for well-developed, context specific proposals that aim to capitalise on the resources and opportunities that Gasworks and London may be able to provide.

The selected artist will be expected to prepare for and participate in at least one talk to introduce his/her practice to an audience of arts professional, students or general public. Artists are also expected to take part in an Open Studio at the end of their residency in order to present their work or research to the public. Other activities such as one-to-one meetings and additional events are discussed individually with each artist during their residency.

Deadline for applications: 26 August 2013. The successful artist will be notified by 16 September.

The residency is fully funded and comprises:

– Accommodation and basic living expenses in London
– £1,100 materials/production budget
– International return flight and local (London transport) travel costs
– A studio at Gasworks with 24 hour access
– Per diem (£150 X 11 weeks)
– An artist’s talk and Open Studio, or similar public presentations, at Gasworks
– Administrative, pastoral and curatorial support from Gasworks (during office hours)

The Application: There is no application form. Please submit the following information electronically. We prefer digital applications in PDF, or Word formats. There is a 10MB limit on each email sent to us but you can send your files via www.yousendit.com (or similar) if necessary.

Your application should include:

– A statement outlining your research project proposal (300 word max)
– An artist’s statement describing your practice and areas of interest in your work (250 word max)
– A minimum of 10 images of recent work (preferably within a PDF portfolio) with captions and a short description if necessary. Postal applications are also accepted but please do not send originals.
– A curriculum vitae
– Any relevant documentation (e.g. articles or papers about the work or exhibitions, publications, etc.).
– A cover sheet with name, contact address, e-mail, telephone, plus confirmation that you will be available between January and March 2014 if selected.

Applications should be emailed to: Residencies Assistant, Gasworks resassist@gasworks.org.uk

If you prefer to post your application, please send it to:

Residencies Programmer
Gasworks International Residency Programme
155 Vauxhall Street
London SE11 5RH
UK

We regret that we are not able to return hard-copy materials.

Please read this before applying.

Selection and eligibility:
Applications are open to artists based in Latin America (including Mexico and Central America). The programme is open to artists working in all disciplines; however, one must note the restricted facilities of working at Gasworks. Emerging to mid-career artists involved in high quality art practice who have not had the opportunity to work in London before, are prioritised. The selected artist should be able to engage discursively and speculatively with Gasworks’ environments and London’s wider artistic and cultural context.

Selection Process:
Gasworks has established a selection committee to ensure a wide perspective and in-depth knowledge of contemporary art scene in the UK and Latin American. It includes representatives from Gasworks and Elephant Trust as well as external curators.

The decision will be announced publicly in late September 2013.

Iberoamerican Photobook Competition. Deadline: June 30, 2013

With a view to bringing the young talents of Iberoamerican photography to international attention and opening up a space for richer visual dialogue, RM announces its 2013 Iberoamerican Photobook Competition.

Professionals, students, and photographers in general from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, are eligible to participate.

The registration period is from May 1st to June 30th, 2013 (the deadline for submissions will be July 31st, 2013).

Participants must register solely and exclusively through the official RM webpage (www.editorialrm.com), using the “Registration” link and after having read and accepted the terms and conditions.

  • Participants who register between May 1st and May 31st will receive a special discount of 50%. The registration will therefore be 500 pesos in Mexico, or 30 Euros or 40 US dollars for international registrations.
  • Participants who register between June 1st and June 30th must pay 1,000 pesos in Mexico, or 60 Euros or 80 US dollars for international registrations.

Prizes:

First Place

  • Publication of the winning submission in book form, in Spanish and English, with international distribution.
  • 50 complementary copies for the author.
  • Publicity through the distribution of 200 review copies to prominent critics and opinion makers.

Honorable Mentions:

  • A packet of 2012 RM titles.
  • Promotion and media publicity through a press kit.

+ info: http://concurso.editorialrm.com/en/

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Con el objetivo de difundir a jóvenes talentos de la fotografía iberoamericana en el mundo y abrir un espacio de diálogo visual más enriquecedor, convoca a su 4.o Concurso Fotolibro Iberoamericano 2013.

La convocatoria está abierta a profesionales, estudiantes de fotografía y fotógrafos de América Latina, España y Portugal.
El periodo de inscripción y registro será del 1.o de mayo al 30 de junio de 2013 (la fecha máxima para el envío de trabajos será el  31 de julio).

El concursante deberá registrarse única y exclusivamente a través de la página oficial de RM (www.editorialrm.com), en el apartado “Inscripción”, no sin antes haber leído y aceptado los términos y las condiciones.

  • Los participantes que se inscriban del 1.o al 31 de mayo tendrán un descuento especial del 50%. Deberán pagar 500 pesos para inscripciones en México, o bien, 30 euros ó 40 USD para inscripciones internacionales.
  • Los participantes que se inscriban del 1.o al 30 de junio deberán pagar 1,000 pesos para inscripciones en México, o bien, 60 euros u 80 USD para inscripciones internacionales.

Premios:

Primer lugar

  • Publicación del trabajo ganador en un libro con distribución internacional en español e inglés.
  • 50 ejemplares del libro para el autor.
  • Difusión mediante la asignación de 200 cortesías que serán enviadas a importantes críticos y formadores de opinión.
  • Promoción y difusión mediática a través de un dossier de prensa.

Menciones honoríficas

  • Paquete de libros RM 2012.
  • Promoción y difusión mediática a través de un dossier de prensa.

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

Repost: Latest Calls for Participation in Spain and Latinamerica.

Here is a list of Calls, Stipends, Grants and Prizes, mainly in Spain and Latinamerica, reposted from Cultunet. Not vetted by us, but maybe helpful for you.

The Curator Ship Team