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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

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.

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.