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.

Sentimental: Michelle Groskopf's First Monograph

Michelle Groskopf is one of the most talented Fine Art Street Photographers of our time. With her unique style of flash photography she captures highly detailed, vibrant shots. The flash of her camera is her chunky paintbrush and Brushstroke. 

I interviewed Michelle a while ago (click here) and so I am super excited to hear that Michelle is planning to work on her first book, called Sentimental.

We tend to forget that most of life takes place up close, where we cross each other’s paths. When we frame that energy, we can marvel at its beauty.

This is how I see. This book is a map of my whims. It’s a diary, in memory of all the days I trotted half in love down the street. It’s how I see colors and how I hold faces up to be worshipped. It’s my love letter to the industrious nature of hands and all the ways they show us our busyness and our bustling. This is how I formulate my daily geography, the very things that prop me up and keep me afloat. This book is a dream line straight to my childhood where I first learned to roam.
— Michelle Groskopf

Sentimental will be the best of Michelle's street photography from the past 5 years. Please help her to fulfill her dream and support her on the mission to print her work into this book.  

Support her by clicking here

International Photography Award 2018 | Call for entries

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The International Photography Award 2018 of the British Journal of Photography, is now open for entries. 

Submissions from photographers of all levels, based anywhere in the world are accepted.  Entries should be from a substantial interconnected project on any topic. 

The deadline for submissions is the 12th December 2017The British Journal of Photography will be sharing the best entries throughout the submission period. You can get more information by clicking here. 

Magnum Foundation - Photography & Social Justice Fellowship | Apply now!

 Photo by Tako Robakidze

Photo by Tako Robakidze

Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program expands diversity and creativity in the field of documentary photography through capacity-building and critical explorations of photography and social change.

Each year, the program supports a diverse, international group of Photography and Social Justice Fellows who are passionate about challenging injustice, pursuing social equality, and advancing human rights through photography. With New York City as a cultural resource, the program provides space for interdisciplinary experimentation, mentored project development, and cross-cultural, critical discourse at the intersection of photography and social justice. During the program, Fellows work on projects in their home communities with support from Magnum Foundation’s mentors.

Magnum Foundation covers the cost of travel and room and board for the sessions in New York City. Fellows also receive a modest stipend to support the production of their projects. The program is produced in partnership with the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Applications for the 2018 year are now open! The deadline to apply is November 30, 2017. More information by clicking here.

ZEISS Photography Award 2018 "Seeing Beyond - Untold Stories" | Call for entries

 Føroyar - Photo by ©Kevin Faingnaert, Winner 2017

Føroyar - Photo by ©Kevin Faingnaert, Winner 2017

The ZEISS Photography Award is in its third year and calling on ambitious photographers across the globe. This year's theme is called “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories”. The focus of the photo series should be on stories that have not yet been told (or have not yet been told to the end). 

"Seeing Beyond - Untold Stories" requires photographers to present a strong series of 5-10 images that look beyond the ordinary and every day.  “Untold Stories” is intended to be understood in its broadest sense - the work could explore a familiar theme told from a different perspective or it could address an issue that has previously had little attention. All forms of photography are welcome and judges are specifically looking for series of works that have a strong narrative. The "Untold Story" that the photographer presents must be visually clear in the submitted images.

Last year, around 4,700 photographers from 132 countries submitted their work. The deadline for your submissions is February 6, 2018. You can get more information about the Zeiss Photography Award 2016 by clicking here. 

Philip Jones Griffiths Award - Call for Entries

 Winner 2016: Pablo e Piovano   The Human Cost of Agrotoxin     © Photo by Pablo e Piovano

Winner 2016: Pablo e Piovano  The Human Cost of Agrotoxin 
© Photo by Pablo e Piovano

The Philip Jones Griffiths Award highlights and supports talent in photojournalism. 

When Philip found out that he had cancer in 2000, one of his first actions was to set up The Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation. The purpose of his Foundation was to preserve his work to inspire future generations, but his goals for the Foundation went far beyond just inspiration. Philip wanted his Foundation to actually help photojournalists cover the stories that need to be told.

With the political, economic, social and environmental concerns raging in today’s world, the Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation believes this mission has never been so vital. Through this award, they seek to uphold the true spirit of photojournalism.

The award is for documentary photography and is £10,000. The prize must be used to complete a body of work, regardless of what stage the project is in. The subject matter must be related to issues of social and political importance. They do not welcome work that has been digitally manipulated or modified.

Deadline is October 10th. You can find more information about the award by clicking here