PHM 2017 Women Photographers Grant - Excellent Opportunity

For me there is nothing more powerful than a story that captures real people’s stories and real emotion. I’m hoping that photographers applying to this grant will show us what is the essence of being a woman today in an anti-female social landscape; show us what women feel is worth living and dying for.
— Donna Ferrato

PHmuseum presents a new annual grant aimed at supporting women photographers. The PHM 2017 Women Photographers Grant aims to empower the work and careers of female and female-identifying professionals of all ages and from all countries working in diverse areas of photography. It further means to facilitate the growth of the new generations and promote stories narrated from a female perspective, while responding to the necessity to fight against gender discrimination within the industry. 

The international jury by Donna Ferrato (Photographer),  Alessia Glaviano ( Senior photo editor for Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue and Web Editor of, Rebecca McClelland (Director of Photography, Art Buyer and Creative Director & Curator of the Ian Parry Scholarship) and Daniella Zalcman (Photographer & Founder of will review the submissions and select the prize winners. 

Submission Deadline is  12 October 2017. For more information click here.


Isabel Muñoz, "OMO River" (2005). Platinotipia color.

Isabel Muñoz, "OMO River" (2005). Platinotipia color.

The IX PILAR CITOLER INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY call for entries. This contest is promoted since 2006 by the University of Cordoba (Andalusia, Spain) and has become one of the most prestigious awards in Spain in this field.

This edition is presented with outstanding updates, including the election of a new curator, Sema D'Acosta, with a strong determination to project the prize abroad, thus encouraging greater participation of international artists.

Also, an important effort has been made this year to strengthen the role of women in this award, by counting with a majority of prestigious female representatives of contemporary art in Spain as a part of the jury.

Pilar Citoler (art collector and founder of the CIRCA XX Collection), Lorena Martinez de Corral (Independent curator and director of Coca-Cola Foundation Contemporary Art Collection), Blanca Berlin (gallerist), Erica Nyholm (winner of the Pilar Citoler 2015 Award) and Isabel Muñoz, last awarded with the Spanish National Photography Award 2016, whose work "Rio OMO" (2005) will be the image of the IX edition. They will be joined by Vicente Todoli (former director of the Tate Modern London and currently head of Hangar Bicocca in Milan), Pablo Rabasco (director of UCO Culture and professor of History of Photography and Latest trends in Art) and Sema D'Acosta (curator of the current edition of the contest).

A single prize will be awarded comprising three elements:

- Fifteen thousand euros
- Solo exhibition
- Monograph (Colection Nº9 in the El ojo que ves series)

The submissions of entries run from 20th September to 20th October 2017. For more details click here.

Angie McMonigal "Cloudscrapers" | Perspective Gallery, Chicago

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds
— G.K. Chesterton

I am very happy to announce that Angie McMonigal is having a group exhibition at the Perspective Gallery in Chicago from 5-29 October.  We have interviewed Angie about her architectural work in 2015, you can read the full interview clicking here.

The Perspective Gallery shows now a few pieces of her fantastic „Cloudscrapers“ series. 
"Much of my work has a tie between the structures we create and the juxtaposition with nature. With this particular series, I want to emphasize the contrast in the hard lines and geometry of these structures with the soft, fluidity of the clouds. Showing how the two can complement each other"_ Angie McMonigal

So if you are around in Chicago make sure to visit the exhibition. Beside Angie’s "Cloudscrapers“ series you can see work from Verna Todd, Howard Hart, Doug Haight, Stephen Murphy and Christopher Schneberger

Perspective Gallery
1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue, Evanston IL 60201

Opening Reception
Saturday, October 7, 5-7 pm

Artist Talk
October 19 at 7 pm

Sony World Photography Awards | Call for entries

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Don't miss the chance to enter the Sony World Photography Award 2018! Sony and the World Photography Organisation celebrated this year its 10th anniversary and call now for entries for the next year competition. The Awards' are an authoritative voice in the photographic industry, with the power to shape the careers of its winning, shortlisted and commended photographers.

The Sony World Photography Awards 2018 has four competitions:

  • Professional
  • Open
  • Youth
  • Student focus

For more information click here.

Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel - Exhibition, Helsinki

Francesca Woodman, From Space2, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976 © George and Betty Woodman

Francesca Woodman, From Space2, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976 © George and Betty Woodman

The American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958–1981) created a world of intimate and emotional pictures during her intensive life. Before her death at just 22 years old, Woodman became one of the most seductive and haunting photographers of all time.

The Finish Museum of Photography in Helsinki shows her work "On being an angle" till October 15th. for more information click here.

Miami Street Photography Festival - Call for entries

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Don't miss the chance to take part at the Miami Street Photography Festival.

The Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF) gives photographers from all over the world the opportunity to be exhibited at a major gallery for a period of two months and significant exposure and recognition of their work during Art Basel Miami, one of the most important art events in the world.

Each year MSPF showcases the best contemporary street photography in the world selected by the most qualified jury panel in street photography today in a two tier system. 

In the first round of the competition, all submissions will be judged in a blind juried process by a panel of internationally accomplished street photographers, all active members of street photography collectives, who will be selecting up to one hundred images as this year's MSPF Finalists.  All selected finalists will be exhibited at HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, in downtown Miami for two months and will be the highlight of the Miami Street Photography Festival which is held during Art Basel Week, December 7th to 10th, 2017. Art Basel Miami is one of the world's premier art events attracting a large international audience of art spectators, collectors, curators and gallery owners.

In the second round of voting the featured 2017 MSPF invited speakers, all world-renowned photographers, will select the top three winners from among all MSPF finalists who will receive the 2017 MSPF Awards.

Deadline for the submission is the October, 1st 2017. For more information about the Miami Street Photography Festival, click here.

LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2017

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LensCulture is seeking 50 of the world's best-emerging Photographers. All 50 winners will be included in a gallery exhibition in New York City, projections at international photography festivals, and their second book, The Best of LensCulture, Volume 2

LensCulture is seeking entries from members of the global photography community. The International jury will select and showcase the work of 50 outstanding talents from all cultures, all points of view, with no age limit. Deadline to enter the competition is the 17th October. For more information, click here.

Women in Colour - Exhibition, New York City

Laurie Simmons, "How We See/Ajak (Violet)," 2015. © Laurie Simmons

Laurie Simmons, "How We See/Ajak (Violet)," 2015. © Laurie Simmons

"Women in Colour" is a show at RUBBER FACTORY in NYC. The exhibition exploring the pioneering role of women in the use of colour in photography. The show was curated by Ellen Carey and shows work of Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Penelope Umbrico - just a few to name. 

The exhibition runs until September 27th. Find out more HERE

Life Framer - Photography Competition | Call for entries


Life Framer is a photography award that sources and showcases outstanding work from amateur to established artists. They run 12 monthly calls for entries, each overseen by a world-renowned photographer or industry professional.

Each month winning photographers receive online exposure, $2000 in cash prizes, and at the end of the year, the winners are exhibited in shows in New York, Paris, Rome and Tokyo. Collective comments are provided by our guest critic team at the end of each month so that every photographer that submits can learn to curate their best work.

The upcoming themes are:

  • Street Life  | Deadline 31. July 2017 | Judge: David Alan Harvey / Member of Magnum Agency

  • Open Call | Deadline 31.August 2017 | Judge: Katerina Stathopoulou / MOMA

  • World Travellers | 30. September 2017 | Judge: Steve McCurry

You can get more Infos by clicking here!

Emma Elizabeth Tillman "Disco Ball Soul" - Exhibition London

Los Angeles, May 2012

Los Angeles, May 2012

Emma Elizabeth Tillman (b. 1986, Santa Barbara) is an American writer, director and photographer based in Los Angeles. Tillman works with analogue film photography, as well as moving image and has made her directorial debut with the short film The History of Caves in 2013. 

Left to right: p.37 Kingman, 2008, p.110 Iceland, 2010, p.50 Joshua Tree, 2011

Entitled Disco Ball Soul, her debut show features work created over a ten year period. Formed from fragments from her personal diaries it is an attempt to capture time in a series of beautiful analogue photographs and collages comprising handwritten extracts capturing the artist's life as it unfolds across various geographies, including France, Arizona, Iceland and California. Much of her never-seen-before work features intimate images of her life with her husband, Josh (the musician Father John Misty).  

p.87 New Orleans, 2014

If you are in London, don't miss to see the show. The show runs from 11. August till 30th August at  GALLERY 46, 46 Ashfield St, London (Tube: Whitechapel).

All images: © Emma Elizabeth Tillman, by courtesy of the artist

LensCulture Street Photography Award 2017 - Call for entries

The 3rd annual LensCulture Street Photography Awards call for entries and invites you to share your vision of the world’s streets!

In addition to international exposure, prizes and benefits include an exhibition in San Francisco, projections at international photo festivals, $22,000 in cash awards and much more.

The Deadline is Tuesday, August 1, 2017. You can find more information here.

Photography on a postcard 2017

Do something good and get the chance to exhibit alongside Martin Parr, Dougie Wallace, Simon Norfolk, Liz Collins and many more!

The Hepatitis C Trust’s fundraising arm, Art on a Postcard will transform into Photography on a Postcard for the month of October. They plan to replicate the success they’ve had in the art world with photography and looking for upcoming talents to show alongside Martin Parr, Dougie Wallace, Edmund Clark, Tom Hunter, Simon Norfolk, Chris Steele Perkins, Jenny Lewis, Homer Sykes, Eleanor Macnair, David Hoffman and many many more well known and loved photographers. 

They are looking for fashion, fine art, reportage and street photography. Liz Collins and Dougie Wallace will be sitting on the judging panel along with industry experts from Art on a Postcard and theprintspace

All the money raised will go to The Hepatitis C Trust’s campaign to eliminate hepatitis C from the UK by the year 2030. You can get more information here. Deadline is 31 July.

Zanele Muholi - Exhibition Amsterdam

South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi investigates, documents and depicts the black LGBTQI identity in contemporary South Africa in her work. 

Her powerful, moving and intrusive portraits analyse and comment in a sensitive and often witty manner the stigmatising representations of black lesbian women.

If you are around in Amsterdam don't miss to visit this exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum. It is running from 08. July till 15 October.

Rennaissance Photography Prize - Call for entries!

The Renaissance Photography Prize is an international award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer.

This year the prize celebrates its 10th edition and invites entrants from anywhere in the world to enter by 26 June 2017. The exhibition of the selected finalists will take place in October in Central London. 

The prize is looking to discover talent and celebrate the best in photography, giving image makers access to new opportunities and international audience for their work. Entering gives photographers the chance to have their work seen by a panel of some of the industry’s most influential photography critics, as well as being exhibited and published.

Photographers can enter single images and/or series of work. The competition is open to everyone and welcomes entries from all countries. All profit from entry fees is donated to The Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care, UK, a charity that supports younger women affected by the disease. Currently, one third of the Lavender Trust’s annual funding comes from the Renaissance Photography Prize.

The Renaissance Photography Prize exhibition presents the judges’ selection of some of the best international photography today. The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, late autumn 2017. The annual Portfolio Review will take place during the exhibition weeks, where anyone has the chance to get their work reviewed by gallery directors, curators, agents and editors.

Renaissance Photography Prize was founded in 2007 by Fiona Gifford following her diagnosis with breast cancer at the age of 34. Since then it has raised over £250,000 for the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care.

The prize is now managed and curated by Monica Takvam with the help of a team of dedicated volunteers.

Click here to get more information.

ND AWARDS 2017 - PRESTIGE AND EXPOSURE - Save on entry fees!

The ND Awards aims to promote photography and photographers. The idea of the Award is to create new opportunities to present valuable work to audiences all over the world. The aim is to build a place where photographers can show different points of view and thrive through competition.

The winners of the Professional and Non-Professional sections will receive the titles: ND Photographer of the Year and ND Discovery of the Year and cash prizes. CLICK HERE to get more information. 


Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Foundation - Call for entries

The Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Foundation are pleased to announce the 16th annual Inge Morath Award, a $5,000 grant given to a female photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. One Awardee and up to two finalists are selected by a jury composed of Magnum photographers, the Executive Director of the Magnum Foundation, and Inge Morath Foundation.

Deadline is April 30th, 2017. You can find more details here.