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


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

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 Vogue.it), Rebecca McClelland (Director of Photography, Art Buyer and Creative Director & Curator of the Ian Parry Scholarship) and Daniella Zalcman (Photographer & Founder of womenphotograph.com) 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.