Dorothea Lange / Vanessa Winship | Barbican London

 Credit: (l) Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936 © The Dorothea Lange Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. (r) Vanessa Winship, Untitled from the series 'She Dances on Jackson', 2011-2012 © Vanessa Winship

Credit: (l) Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936 © The Dorothea Lange Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. (r) Vanessa Winship, Untitled from the series 'She Dances on Jackson', 2011-2012 © Vanessa Winship

If you are in London, be sure to visit the exhibition @ the Barbican featuring pioneering documentary photographer and visual activist, Dorothea Lange, and award-winning contemporary photographer, Vanessa Winship.

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The exhibition has amazing reviews and is running from 22nd June till 2nd September 2018. For more information click here.

Magnum Foundation | Photography in Collaboration: Migration and Religion

 © Tanya Habjouqa

© Tanya Habjouqa

Magnum Foundation is accepting proposals for Photography in Collaboration: Migration and Religion, an initiative for photographers to expand upon their practice by working with creative partners from other disciplines. They will support up to five projects that further understanding of the politically significant and vastly complex intersections of migration and religion. Selected projects will receive project development support and production grants of up to $25,000.

Magnum Foundation is seeking proposals for projects that are careful interdisciplinary explorations at the intersection of migration and religion, broadly defined, and that explore how forms of social organization transform under the pressures and processes of migration. Applicants are encouraged to explore a range of stories that illuminate this theme and to challenge familiar representational tropes. Proposals are due by July 13, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

For more information click here.

LUCIE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent with vision and dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. The support of photography is broad, from Fine Art to Documentary and Photojournalism, to digital and film-based works. The concern is to support emerging photographers producing work that is at once gripping, and original.

The Lucie Foundation offers three cash grants to support the work of emerging photographers – one $2,500 scholarship with an open theme and two $1000 scholarships for photographers working in the fields of Fine Art or Documentary/Photojournalism.

WHO CAN APPLY:

The Lucie Emerging Scholarships are open to emerging photographers 18 years and older, worldwide. For more information and the requests click here. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 30 July 2018.

London Street Photography Festival - Open for submissions

 Photo by Guille Ibanez

Photo by Guille Ibanez

Submit your photos for this year London Street Photography Festival (LSPF). There are four categories :

  • Single Photograph
  • Photo Series
  • London Photograph
  • Under 21s

It's such a great opportunity to win cash prizes and get a solo exhibition at the London Street Photography Festival 2019. All finalists will be exhibited at LSPH 2018. 

For more information click here. The deadline is the 17th of June.

Taylor Messing photographic Portrait Prize 2018 - Call for entries

  Mykie, Skinhead, Hackney, London . from the series  Skins & Suedes  by Owen Harvey, 2017 © Owen Harvey

Mykie, Skinhead, Hackney, London. from the series Skins & Suedes by Owen Harvey, 2017 © Owen Harvey

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography. 

The Prize has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists.

The winner of the competition will receive £15,000. In addition the judges, at their discretion, will award cash prizes to one or more shortlisted photographers.

The prize winners and exhibition selection is judged on an equal and anonymous basis. In 2017 the exhibition featured over fifty works and was seen by over 40,000 people at the National Portrait Gallery, London. 

More information and the full competition rules can be found by clicking here. The deadline for your submission is Tuesday 12 June 2018.

Singapore International Photography Festival 2018 OPEN CALL

The 6th Singapore International Photography Festival 2018 - Open Call is here!

All passionate photographers, curators and publishers are invited to be a part of the Singapore International Photography Festival in 2018. With a brand-new photobook category in the Open Call, the festival aims to expand the reach of art photography and uncover new talents for the photography world.

Selected works will be exhibited in Singapore. The submission is open to all nationalities and can be based on any subject in these categories:

The deadline for your submissions has been extended to 30 April 2018. For more information click here.

 

The Independent Photographer Competition Awards - Call for entries

 © Reuben Wu

© Reuben Wu

The Independent Photographer Competition Awards welcomes submissions from all photographers. The aim is to bring exposure to talented and unique photographers from all over the world. Whether in aesthetic, narrative, technical or formal terms, we at The Independent Photographer want to highlight photographer's creative research and share their best work.

Theme: Color

In the middle of the 20th century our lives forever changed with the advent of living color in photography: Cool or warm, soft or vivid, how can subtle shades of colors affect mood and our perception of a scene? 

The Independent Photographer Competition Awards invites all photographers driven by their artistic eye and passion for color to join the award and celebrate the beauty and diversity of color photography.

Whether in portrait, landscape, fashion, street or any other form of photography - classic or experimental. For more information click here. Deadline for submitting your work is 31 March 2018.

Street Photo Milano - Win a Leica Q - Call for entries

  Taras Bychko , © Courtesy of Miami Street Photography Festival

Taras Bychko, © Courtesy of Miami Street Photography Festival

Street Photo Milan is the first collaborative event born in partnership with the Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF).

The goal of Street Photo Milan is to create a global photography exchange to showcase the best of contemporary street and documentary photography and to foster cultural interaction between accomplished and emerging photographers, experts, amateurs and communities.

At Street Photo Milan there will be talks, workshops, photowalks, exhibitions, Portfolio reviews and a contest! The contest is open to all levels of photography and calls for your best images dedicated to documenting life in Italy.

There are no limitations on the nationality or location of the photographer, but the images in the series must be taken in the Italian territory. The series can be composed of 3 to 7 photos. Each series will be judged as a whole.

A prestigious panel of internationally renowed jurors - Alessia Glaviano, Nick Turpin & Alessandro Penso - will select the top three  finalists. 

The finalists of Italy Photo Series will be exhibited during Street Photo Milano and the winner at the Miami Street Photography Festival in December 2018. Deadline for the submitting photos for the contest is 24th March 2018.

Don't miss the chance to meet incredible photographers, like Clara VanucciJulia Coddington, Rui Palha, Alan Schaller, Bruce Gilden and many more. Get more information by clicking here.

 

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2018 | Call for entries

 © TERJE ABUSDAL, Winner Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017 

© TERJE ABUSDAL, Winner Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017 

The prestigious international photographic competition staged by Leica Camera AG enters the next round. From 1 March to 5 April 2018, professional photographers and up-and-coming photographers aged up to 25 will be able to submit entries for the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Award online.

The awards for the winners in both categories of the 38th Leica Oskar Barnack Award will be presented in the course of a formal prizegiving ceremony in Berlin. With prizes amounting to a total cash value of 80,000 euros, the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ is one of the segment’s most prestigious photographic competitions. The winner in the main category will be honoured with a cash prize of 25,000 euros and Leica M-System equipment (a camera and lens) valued at an additional 10,000 euros. The winner of the Newcomer Award will be honoured with a cash prize of 10,000 euros and will also receive a Leica rangefinder camera and lens. In addition to the two main categories, ten further submissions to the competition will each be honoured with prizes of 2,500 euros.

Submit your application now! Deadline is April 5, 2018. For more information click here.

5TH BIENNIAL OF FINE ART & DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY, BARCELONA | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 © Tara Todras-Whitehill, Finalist September 2017 Edition

© Tara Todras-Whitehill, Finalist September 2017 Edition

After the success of the 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary photography in Berlin, the 5th edition will be held in Barcelona in October this year.

The Biennial will take place in several galleries in Barcelona, during the month of October 2018, with a central hub in the Gallery Valid Foto. Final venues will be announced shortly.

Professional & Amateur Photographers worldwide, working in all mediums and styles and are welcome to submit their work. Images can be color or black and white, and there's no restriction regarding the time the image was taken. 

SUBMISSION FOR SELECTION TO EXHIBIT AT THE 5TH BIENNIAL ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL MARCH 6, 2018 - for more information about the registration click here.

Italian Street Photo Festival Awards 2018 - Contest

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The Italian Street Photo Festival (ISPF) is the first international festival of street photography in Italy. The goal of the ISPF is to promote and show the street photography through some currently influential street photographers. Professionals, enthusiasts and amateurs, are going to get together to live and investigate the contemporary identity of street photography by partecipating in talks, workshops, photowalks, exhibitions, contests and much more.

Beside the festival you can take part of the first ISPF contest! Submit your best street photography pictures. Pictures can be taken anywhere in the world. Each picture will be judged individually as a separate entry. 

The Festival will take place in ROME from 13 till 15 APRIL 2018. The contest deadline is the 15. FEBRUARY. You can find more information about the ISPF by clicking here.

Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards | Call for entries

 Sandra Chen-Weinstein, 1st place Open Category 2017

Sandra Chen-Weinstein, 1st place Open Category 2017

The Kuala Lumpur International Photoaward (KLPA) is continue to seek fresh and innovative photography from new, emerging and established photographers from around the world. For 2018, they are focussing on the photo-story or project within the practice of portraiture.

Recognising the efforts of serious photographers all over the world who are creating stories and projects about important and deserving issues, KLPA2018 seeks to reward project-based portrait submissions by awarding a prize money of USD$5,000 to one photographer, along with an amazing trophy - a specially commissioned piece by Kong Wee Pang, an award winning designer and artist based in Memphis, USA.

All submissions are OPEN themed, with no restrictions or criteria to limit creativity, except that they must be portraits of people and their environment. As an advocate for strong and individualistic content in photography, the KLPA2018 would ask for portraits that are unmanipulated and have only minimal post-processing. 

They like to see photographers push the boundaries of creativity in making visually exciting portraits telling individualistic, personal stories with strong narratives as their content, challenging normalcy.

For more information click here. The Deadline for your submission is 30. April 2018.

Open Call for the 2018 Annual Emerging Lens Mentorship Program

 Photo: Isadora Kosofsky, 2017 Emerging Lens Mentorship Program winner      

Photo: Isadora Kosofsky, 2017 Emerging Lens Mentorship Program winner      

ART WORKS Projects (AWP) is pleased to announce its Open Call for the 2018 Annual Emerging Lens Mentorship Program. The 2018 competition is open to young photographers currently working on a human rights, social justice or humanitarian issue related to women and/or girls. Although the entrant must be a resident of the United States, the project may focus on international issues. The winning entrant will have an opportunity to receive a stipend to expand and/or finish their project and to exhibit the final project in May 2018 at the ART WORKS Projects Studio Gallery in Chicago.

AWP is accepting submissions until January 31, 2018. Please click here for more information.

Elliott Erwitt Exhibitions | Beetles & Huxley London

  Picture © by Beetles & Huxley Gallery, London

Picture © by Beetles & Huxley Gallery, London

Beetles & Huxley Gallery, London, celebrates the 90th birthday year of photographer Elliott Erwitt, with a new exhibition. The exhibition includes over 50 photographs surveying Erwitt's career, ranging from photographs of New York in the late 1940s, to portraits of well-known figures and rare vintage prints from across Erwitt's career.

If you are in London, be sure to visit the Beetles & Huxley Gallery (3-5 Swallow Street, London, W1B 4DE) from 24th January till 17th February. It will be a very exciting exhibition, you can get more information by clicking here

Lensculture Portrait Awards 2018 | Call for entries

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Lensculture is seeking the new photographic portrait from all the corners of the world! For the first time Lensculture offers two exceptional exhibition opportunities: the winners, jurors’ picks, and finalists will show their work at Photo London in May and during the opening week in Arles this July. These are two of the world’s most important photo events—don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be seen alongside the biggest names in photography!

The Deadline for your submission is Tuesday, February 27, 2018. For more information click here.

World Press Photo Contest - Enter now!

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The world press photo contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism.

Whether entered as singles or stories, these pictures are judged in terms of their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world.

The contest is organized into categories, and judged by a jury comprising leading photojournalism professionals. The 2018 Contest is now open for entries. Click here to find out more about  how to enter and about contest categories. Read about entry rules and code of ethics, as well as information about the judging process and verification process.

Good luck for all your submissions - the deadline is Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 12:00 (noon) CET.

2018 Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award — Call For Entries

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I could have stayed out of trouble most of my life but always have been drawn to the people who suffer in difficult situations. The real difficulties and the real courage belong to those who are subjected against their will to conflicts.
— Anja Niedringhaus

The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF's) is seeking candidates for the fourth annual Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. 

The IWMF’s Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). It celebrates women photojournalists whose work inspires us to take action and better understand the world. This courageous reporting manifests in many different forms, and we celebrate visual journalism that inspires us to take action and compels us to better understand the world. The IWMF's believe that courage is reflected in everyday life, beyond the frontlines of conflict, and they seek candidates whose work reflects the values of Anja Niedringhaus through compassion, humanity, and a commitment to capturing the whole picture. In Anja’s words “I do my job simply to report on people’s courage with my camera and my heart.” 

Entrants must be full-time female photojournalists of any nationality. 

The Award includes a cash prize of $20,000. As part of the IWMF’s partnership with World Press Photo Foundation, the 2018 Award winner will be announced publicly and have her work showcased at the World Press Photo Festival of Visual Journalism in April 2018.

The Deadline for submissions is 19. January 2018. You can get more information by clicking here.

Monochrome Photography Awards - Call for entries

 © Vertical Horizon by  Michel Kirch,  Monochrome Photographer of the Year 2016

© Vertical Horizon by Michel Kirch, Monochrome Photographer of the Year 2016

The Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional and amateur photographers. The mission is to celebrate monochrome visions and discover the most amazing photographers from around the world. 

The winners of the Professional and Amateur categories will receive the titles: Monochrome Photographer of the Year and Monochrome Discovery of the Year along with cash prizes. You can submit photos to all point of view, all levels of expertise, and all ideas of black and white photography. 

The deadline is November 19, 2017. You can get more information by clicking here.

International Women Photographers Award 2018 - Call for entries

  Laureate 2017, © Farah Salem,  Untitled #3 Cornered Series

Laureate 2017, © Farah Salem, Untitled #3 Cornered Series

I am very delighted to announce that we are supporting partner of the International Women Photographers Award (IWPA) 2018.

The IWPA is a photography award organized by the International Women Photographers Association. The Association serves an important mission: to encourage and support women photographers on the path of reaffirming their personal voice and practice. The objectives are to: promote the diversity of women photographers coming from different traditions, cultures and religions, reveal to the public a new selection of photographic expression, expose the various testimonies of a global society. 

This is a unique opportunity to photographers from all over the world to be recognized and rewarded for their talent. Submit your photographs to the IWPA 2018 Award and win exposure in international cities and receive a Canon camera.

The show opens in March 2018 in Dubai, UAE, followed by an international traveling exhibition in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The competition is open to women photographers from all over the world. An international jury of prominent figures from the art world and the photography community will shortlist 11 candidates. The first exhibition will be inaugurated on March 8th, 2018 to coincide with International Women’s Day.

IWPA’s goal is to provide a platform for women photographers to exhibit their work to a wide and diverse audience, to gain global recognition and to boost their careers creatively and professionally. Last year’s edition received 784 submissions from 84 countries.

The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2017. Click here to get more information about the International Women Photographers Award.