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Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award . Deadline: March 15, 2018

The 17th edition of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD, the biggest and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia, is ready for you. The main goal of the AWARD is to link international photography to Georgia and to local photography. Announcement of the Photo Award worldwide intends to foster its international position. For the last several years the best photos of the contest were presented in Germany, Cologne, at Lichtblick Gallery and were shown projected in Arles and shown at Plovdiv Photomeetings.

Within the framework of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2018, the city will host KOLGA AWARD the best photo selection exhibition on May 4-10, 2018 as well as several international and local exhibitions, series of workshops, lectures and portfolio reviews delivered by international professional photographers, curators and art critics. This year mobile and tablet photo lovers can again join KOLGA AWARD celebrating the art of photography.

This year’s categories include:

  1. Documentary Series
  2. Reportage
  3. Conceptual Photo Project
  4. Best Shot
  5. Mobile One Shot
  6. Mobile Photo Series

You can register for the festival at https://www.kolga.ge/?lang=en#/rules/ .

Fees – $30

The KOLGA AWARD prize fund is 7 000 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 500 USD each. Kolga Newcomer Photo Award. This award will be conferred on a young photographer (under the age of 25), whose photo series will be chosen from the following nominations: Documentary Series, Reportage and Conceptual Photo Project. The €500 will be granted to the winner of the nomination. The aim of the award is to facilitate professional development of young photographers and help them to pave the way in the world of photography. Special Prize for Georgian photographers: Internship at the international photo agency Prospekt in Milan. This award will be given to the Georgian photographer whose photo series will be chosen by Prospekt Photo Agency from the following nominations: Documentary Series, Reportage, Conceptual Photo Project and Mobile Photo Series. Eligibility: Participants are free to choose the subject of their works, because we would like to attract photographers of all different ages, and those working with various styles. The contest is open to all photographers worldwide. There are no age restrictions. You are free to choose the subject of your photo projects. Requirements:

Photos uploaded under Documentary Series, Reportage and Conceptual Photo categories should be a series of a minimum 6 photos to maximum 12 photos. You may enter a maximum of one entries/series in each category. One Shot category participants can upload a maximum of five photos. For Mobile Photo nomination the participants can upload photos for one shot category (max. 5 photos) and one photo series (a minimum 6 photos to maximum 12 photos). Applicants can participate in any or all categories announced (altogether 58 photos can be uploaded). The names of the winners will be revealed by the international jury members:

Lars Lindemann (Germany) :: Image editor and deputy creative director of the GEO magazine

Richard Bram (USA) :: Photographer

Tina Schelhorn (Germany) :: Gallerist, Curator

Nikolaj Laoutliev (Germany) :: Professor of Photography

Should you have any additional questions, please contact us at: contest@kolga.ge

https://www.kolga.ge/?lang=en#/rules/

 

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Transeurope, European photo platform

Introducing Transeurope, a new European platform for professional photographers and visual artists to share, learn, interact and develop their work internationally. The scope of Transeurope is to facilitate access to professional opportunities as well as to create the conditions for greater transnational circulation of their works.

From January to March 2018, preparatory portfolio workshops are going to take place in 14 countries at international cultural and photography venues. Following on from this from May to June 2018, three portfolio reviews will be held in Madrid, Athens and Helsinki where more than 60 portfolio reviewers and 200 photographers/visual artists are expected to participate. The program will include seminars and workshops, conference and cultural visits shaping an experience of professional training for photographers.

After the closure of the portfolios, a jury will select 30 works that will be part of three group exhibitions (September 2018-November 2019) and will be also featured in the accompanying printed magazine/publication and the web platform will be a data base for consulting with more than 300 experts, artists and art centers, etc.

Transeurope is co-organized by the Fundacion Contemporanea-PhotoEspaña in Madrid, The Finnish museum of Photography in Helsinki and Euromare NPO in Athens. Among its founders the project has come to life with the support from the European Commission, the Creative Europe Culture-Educational, and the Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.

For more information on how to participate, check out the website www.transeuropephoto.eu and the Transeurope Facebook page.

Foam Talent Call. Deadline: March 18, 2018.

Calling emerging photographers worldwide to submit latest work

Foam kicks off its annual open call: 1 February – 18 March 2018
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam
T +31 (0)20-5516500
pressoffice@foam.org
http://www.foam.org
The Foam Talent Call is an international search for artists between the ages of 18 and 35 who make use of the medium of photography in fresh or striking ways. Selected artists will have their work published in Foam Magazine and participate in a touring exhibition, among other career-building opportunities.

Foam Talent Call 2018
This year’s edition of Foam Talent Call runs from 1 February until 18 March 2018. The selection process takes place between April and July, and the names of the selected artists are announced in September 2018. Selected photographers are first published in Foam Magazine’s Talent issue, which then forms the basis of an extensive international programme devoted to stimulating their artistic careers.

The starting point: Foam Magazine Talent
From an ever-growing pool of talented applicants, the editors of Foam Magazine select around 20 portfolios to feature in the Foam Magazine Talent issue. Devoted to showcasing new names and interesting tendencies, the Talent issue is regarded as a yearly phenomenon closely watched by photography and creative professionals alike.

Extensive international opportunities
The publication of the Talent issue marks the start of a year of touring exhibitions that give physical form to the vision of these talented image makers. Artists work alongside a curatorial team to actualise their project within a collective setting, while staying true to their personal technique and practice. Once realised, the exhibition travels during key moments of the art/photography agenda to locations such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, New York and Paris, where the work on display can be appreciated by a burgeoning and vibrant audience.

The Foam Talent Call 2018 also offers, for the first time, the chance for selected works by one of the Foam Talents to be acquired by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and added to their prestigious collection of contemporary photography, the Art Collection Deutsche Börse.

How to submit
Photographers from around the world, aged between 18 and 35, are invited to submit their work at foamtalent.com by 18 March 2018. The submission requirements are: 2 projects with 8-10 JPEG images per project, a brief description of each project (Word or PDF in English, maximum of 500 words per project description) and an abridged CV. There is an entry fee of €35.

Want to learn more about the submission process? Visit foamtalent.com

The annual Talent Programme and Foam Magazine Talent issue are supported by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and the Niemeijer Fund. Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.

 

Four Photography Calls from CENTER, Santa Fe. Different Deadlines.

 

In a nutshell, there’s four distinct opportunities to get involved with CENTER.

1. PROJECT LAUNCH GRANT
$5,000, Review Santa Fe participation, exhibition, ++
Juror: Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, Museum of Modern Art

2. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT GRANT
$5,000, exhibition, Review Santa Fe ++
Juror: Leslie Ureña, Assistant Curator, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian

3. THE CHOICE AWARDS
Exhibition, Presentation at Review Santa Fe ++
Curator’s Choice: Lisa Hostetler, PhD, Curator-in-Charge, George Eastman Museum
Director’s Choice: Naomi Cass, Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australia
Editor’s Choice: Bridget Watson Payne, Senior Editor, Chronicle Books
Producer’s Choice: Keith Jenkins, Director of Visual Journalism, NPR; formerly Supervising Senior Producer, Multimedia, NPR

4. REVIEW SANTA FE PHOTO FESTIVAL
Juried portfolio reviews October 18–21, 2018
Full scholarships available.

TALKING POINTS – Top curators for jurors, a $5,000 grant for works-in-progress, a new multimedia award, all administered by a not-for-profit.

 

Calls page https://visitcenter.org/call-for-entries/

 

Odesa Photo Days Call. Deadline: Mar. 1, 2018

Odesa Photo Days is quite young, but still the only one international photography festival in Ukraine and just begins to gain popularity in the international arena. It was founded in 2015 and arose as a reflection of the war in eastern Ukraine, political events and social media manipulation.

Three years in a row our festival tried to create educational platform for the international photographers, that to share knowledge, opportunities, ideas and spread the information about ukrainian photography. This year they also would like to see hidden stories from different continents, which is why they announce an Open Call for the main exhibition of the Festival, with theme “Off Limits”.

Link: http://thephotodays.org/en/open-call-2018-2/

The general web is www.thephotodays.org and the video report from last edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3KwGNnhHGQ .

Photography Exhibition Call. Deadline: Jan. 21, 2018

Call for entries:

The Time Machine

Photography is an art of teleporting the past into the future –
Mehmet Murat Ildan (Turkish Playwright)

For photographers, time is an important concept. A photograph is a moment frozen in time, but it’s meaning changes in the future and the photo itself becomes part of the past. Photography is two hundred years old now. During these centuries, the looks of the photographs have changed. When we see a photograph, we instinctly place it into some point in time. Brown, black and white are old, colour photographs are new. Sometimes we are right, sometimes wrong.

Can you use your camera as timemachine? Can you give us a feeling of displacement in time, simply by showing us your photographic work? Are you able to surprise us by using old techniques capturing modern day subjects, or, on the contrary, using modern techniques but in a strange, timeless, old fashioned manner? Can you combine old and new, making the future? This exhibition will be about time – past, present and future.

The guest curator is Jeroen de Wijs. He is a dedicated collodion photographer, and an educator at the Willem de Kooning Academy for the arts (Rotterdam). He is currently working on a project “capturing the present with the past”, which embodies travel photography with a mammoth collodion camera of modern subjects. He gives a presentation on the subject on January, 19th (check this link “events”).

The exhibition will run from February, 14th, untill March, 24th, 2018.
The deadline for submitting your images is January, 21st. 2018

More information: http://www.galeriesehnsucht.com/sehnsucht-calls/

 

Prix Elysée supporting artistic production in the field of photography. Deadline: March 4, 2018

Now in its third edition (2018-2020), the Prix Elysée is a prize supporting artistic production in the field of photography. It offers financial help and curatorial guidance to artists with a passion for photography and books, so they can take a decisive step in their career. Eight nominees selected by the museum will receive a contribution of CHF 5,000 towards the initial presentation of a new project in the nominees’ book published for the occasion. The winner, chosen by an international jury, will receive CHF 80,000 to produce the project and publish a book.

Dans sa troisième édition (2018-2020), le Prix Elysée est un prix de soutien à la production dans le domaine de la photographie. Il offre une aide financière et un accompagnement muséal à des artistes passionnés par la photographie et le livre, afin qu’ils puissent franchir une étape décisive dans leur carrière. Huit nominés sélectionnés par le musée reçoivent une contribution de 5’000 CHF en vue d’une première présentation d’un projet inédit dans le livre des nominés, publié pour l’occasion. Le lauréat, choisi par un jury international, reçoit 80’000 CHF pour réaliser son projet et publier un livre.

In other words:
• Photographers are in charge: you apply directly (no nominators) and there’s no imposed theme, genre, or technique.
• Nominees matter: they get as much time and exposure as the winner.
• We mean business: in total, the prize is worth CHF120,000.
• Your work gets published: both the nominees and the winner produce a book.
• We’re a museum: we keep good work in mind for other projects!
For more information on how to apply, check out the prize website.

Call for applications is open January 1 – March 4, 2018.

En d’autres termes :
• Les photographes sont aux commandes : vous postulez directement (votre candidature n’est pas proposée par quelqu’un) et il n’y a pas de thème imposé, de genre ou de technique préférés.
• Les nominés comptent : nous leur donnons autant de temps et de visibilité qu’au gagnant.
• Nous sommes ambitieux : au total, le prix vaut 120’000 CHF.
• Votre travail est publié : les nominés et le lauréat produisent un livre.
• Nous sommes un musée : nous gardons à l’esprit un bon travail pour d’autres projets !
Pour plus d’informations sur la façon de postuler, consultez le site web du prix.
 
L’appel à candidatures est ouvert du 1er janvier au 4 mars 2018.

 

http://prixelysee.ch/en/applications/