Monday, November 12, 2018

Aint-Bad Issue no. 13 and Membership

Check out Aint-Bad Issue no. 13- It is BEAUTIFUL
Featuring the work of 31 artists curated by 14 well known international curators. 

Issue No.13 of Aint–Bad Magazine marks seven years for Aint–Bad as a running publication, a turning point for our small, independent publishing house. For this issue, we are revisiting a theme that is at the core of our values: Collaboration. 

This issue, for the second time, has called upon some of the strongest eyes in the industry in order to build relationships and bring awareness to a variety of causes. These fourteen individuals are trusted names in their fields and have lent their time, skill, and vision to curate a selection of the best contemporary photography being made today. Inside of this publication is a diverse group of artists who are making work in just about every way possible. We are honored to act as the vehicle for this process of jurying work from such an abundant call for entry and to be able to design a collection of images with artist statements and interviews, each one of them expressing extremely personal and often universal experiences, each project emanating passion for people, place, and planet.

What does a membership get you?
 Each member receives one annual copy of Aint–Bad Magazine shipped express to your doorstep, October 2018.
 Each member receives 25% off all books on the website for the year of their membership.
 Each member receives special email updates regarding new publications before anyone else.
 Each member will receive a limited edition tote bag to hold all of their new publications!
 In addition, five dollars of each membership will be donated to our annual scholarship fund.
*Annual Scholarship Fund:
Aint–Bad is proud to offer a scholarship to one outstanding student photographer each annual year. This scholarship will help to cover the costs of attending one of the most important photographic conferences in North America. The Society of Photographic Education National Conference is held in a different city each year and brings together thousands of students, artists, and educators for a weekend of lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews, and socializing. We grew up attending this conference and it is one of the reasons Aint–Bad has such a large audience today. Read more about SPE by visiting their website and becoming a member today.

When is member registration?
Memberships registration is available from August 1st to October 1st each year. There are only 300 memberships offered each year so sign up today before they sell out!

How do I re-new?
Your membership is valid from the day you purchase, until August 1st of the next year. In July of the next year, you will receive an email from us asking if you would like to renew your membership. Current members will have the opportunity to renew their membership before new slots are offered to other customers.

Why should I become a member?
Aint-Bad is all about community. We encourage and foster the growth of a contemporary photography community made up of artists, enthusiasts, educators, and lovers of art! Joining our membership program ensures that you receive a copy of the newest issue of Aint-Bad Magazine before it sells out and before it hits retail stores. This copy will be delivered to you for free with priority shipping. As a member, you also have access to collecting all of our other publications and titles at a 25% discount all year long. Take advantage of this and buy gifts for friends and family, your school library, your own bookshelf, etc. Lastly, we will keep our members informed about events and new publications we are working on before anyone else knows about them! Get the inside scoop of our growing brand and exciting ideas!

How do I use my discount?
Each member will receive a unique discount code via email when they sign up for our membership program. This discount code will be valid for one year and will only be valid for orders placed by you with the email address we have on file. Shipping address’ can be different, we encourage gift giving. But the order must be placed by the member.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

SPE SCAD Opportunity Cleveland March 7-10, 2019

The Society for Photographic Education (SPE)LINK will host its annual conference in 
Cleveland, Ohio March 7-10


The Myths of Photography and the American Dream

SCAD Students receive a membership discount of $20. If you would like to join and receive your discount please email

Image: Ruddy Roye, "Cotton Field"


PDN student competition

Gain Important and Critical Exposure for your Work! The PDNedu Student Photo Contest is open to students of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, and also includes a category for high school students. Winners and honorable mentions will be recognized in the Spring 2019 issue of PDNedu, which has a circulation of 50,000 copies to students and educators nationwide. Featured photographers will also be promoted to PDN's online audience of more than 500,000 followers.
Grand-prize winners will also receive prizes that include a Nikon DSLR camera, $150 to B&H Photo and Video and a portfolio consultation with either an editor at PDN or a contest judge.
Fashion & Portraiture
Still Life
Travel & Landscape
Fine Art & Personal Work
Multimedia & Video
High School (Any Subject)
Deadline Dec 27

Self-Portrait competition

© Brandy Trigueros
Juror: Aline Smithson
Deadline: Monday, November 19, 2018
Exhibition prints due December 28, 2018
Gallery exhibition January 10, 2019 - February 2, 2019
A self-portrait can be a mirror that reflects both how we see ourselves, and how we would like the world to see us.

Let your self-portrait tell us something about you.  All capture and processing methods are welcome.
We are very pleased that Aline Smithson will jury and curate this exhibition. She will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and 35 for our Online Gallery Annex. The recipients of the Juror's Award and the Director's Award will each be entitled to a personal portfolio review by Ms. Smithson.

Surreal submissions

the third bird © Ralph Hassenpflug
DEADLINE November 14th, 2018 23:59 EST
This exhibition's juror will privately critique up to 10 images. 8 Critiques Remain. Juror: Ralph Hassenpflug

If you describe something as surreal, you mean that the elements in it are combined in a way you would not normally expect, as in a dream.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

SPE Annual Conference Cleveland

The Society for Photographic Education (SPE)LINK will host its annual conference in 
Cleveland, Ohio March 7-10


The Myths of Photography and the American Dream

SCAD Students receive a membership discount of $20. If you would like to join and receive your discount please email

Image: Ruddy Roye, "Cotton Field"


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

What are the objects, the people, the scenes that awaken your spirit and that spark your passion?
In celebration of the art of photographic storytelling, we're supporting stellar series that tell an evocative narrative.

Enter your best series by November 8 to be in the running for the Grand Prize package of $2,500 cash, a solo exhibition in New York City, a profile in either PDN and Rangefinder and a $500 B&H gift card.
© Nicky Hamilton

The One Life Award is granted by our jury panel.

An exhibition in New York City
A one-page profile of his or her work in PDN and Rangefinder magazines $500 B&H gift card
$500 B&H gift card


$250 B&H gift card

Inclusion in the One Life online gallery promoted to 550,000 PDN and Rangefinder social media followers
see all PDN contests here 

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