Thursday, September 29, 2016

Conservation Photographer Job Posting

Conservation Photographer

Vigrina Museum of Fine Arts Job Posting 

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is seeking an applicant to fill a three-year Conservation Photographer position. The successful candidate will work as part of a dynamic team engaged in a major initiative involving the documentation and digitization of the conservation efforts of the VMFA’s extensive African art collection.  Supported by a major grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the position will serve the conservation staff to provide technically superior, high quality digital images of assigned objects before, after, and during treatments for the purposes of documentation.  The Conservation Photographer is responsible for scientific images as directed by the conservation staff for the purposes of research and study.  The position maintains and profiles image capture hardware and software; related computer hardware; and printing hardware.  The position actively implements best practices for digital workflow, storage, retrieval, and access, following VMFA’s strategic plan to make the collection widely available.
Requirements: Considerable knowledge of all aspects of traditional photography with particular emphasis on professional digital imaging equipment and processes. Proficiency with various lighting techniques and styles for documenting 2D and 3D fine art objects.  Working knowledge of international archival digitization standards for fine art reproduction and the ability to implement those standards.  Experience with scientific imaging techniques such as IR imaging, UV-Induced Visible Fluorescence Imaging, and others.  Extensive computer skills related to digital imaging and digital imaging software including Photoshop and multiple types of camera control software.  Experience working across platforms (I.E. Windows and Macintosh operating systems).  Proficient with various imaging software suites such as Adobe and Hasselblad products.  This position requires the ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver deadline driven work as well as the ability and knowledge of careful practices in working with VMFA’s African art collection.
Qualifications: This position requires a BFA or higher in photography or a related communication arts and design degree. Demonstrated experience with fine art reproduction photography or similar technical reproduction experience.  The selected applicant should have considerable experience with scientific imaging techniques, advanced digital imaging including various formats of digital capture, scanning, and printing, as well as extensive experience in Photoshop editing.  A security background check will be required.
Hiring Range: This position is full-time and includes full state benefits.  Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.
This posting has been reopened to receive additional applications. Previous applicant do not need to re-apply as applications are still under review by the department.
To apply, log onto the Commonwealth of Virginia Online Employment System at and submit your application, letter of intent, resume, and portfolio. Position closes at 11:59PM on September 29, 2016. Please contact the HR office at 804.340.1629 if you need assistance.  EOE, Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program

VMFA Visual Arts Fellowships

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as art and art history students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline and, as such, has awarded nearly $5.5 million in Fellowships to Virginians.

VMFA is now accepting online applications for the following fellowships:

Professional | $8,000

Individual or collaborative. Professional artists who can clearly demonstrate a history of ongoing collaboration may apply together for one fellowship. Collaborating winners will receive one $8,000 fellowship to divide among themselves.

Graduate | $6,000
Individual only. Includes Art History.

Undergraduate | $4,000
Individual only. Includes College bound high school seniors.

Deadline: Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 5 pm

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

MOAB Demo Day and Contest, October 6th

Mark you calendars for Thursday, October 6th. A representative from Moab will be here to demonstrate different papers available for archival photo printing. Michael, the Moab rep, will hand out free goodies, make one print for any student who comes to 404 with their image ready for printing, and have some additional big give aways for students. Michael will be available between 11a.m. and 3 p.m. in room 404.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Submit your best street photography for the chance to win a brand-new Leica

Miami Street Photography Festival
Miami, Florida

Submit your best street photography for the chance to win a brand-new Leica and have your photos exhibited at a major museum for two months. HistoryMiami Museum will open the exhibit during Art Basel Miami, one of the foremost international art events. Don't miss out on this chance for world-class exposure! Also, learn more about the accompanying slate of workshops, including classes with Richard KalvarMatt Stuart and Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb.

Deadline: October 1, 2016

Call for Entries: LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016

LensCulture is seeking 50 emerging photographers who are using the visual language of photography to make fresh, remarkable, powerful new work. Open to all genres, all cultures, all levels of experience — with no age limit.

Awards will include a digital gallery exhibition at the International Center of Photography Museum in New York City, $20,000 in cash as well as opportunities for exposure at over 50 international photography festivals!

FREE!!!!! The LensCulture Guide For Emerging Photographers 2016

After the popularity and overwhelmingly positive feedback we received for our Essential Resource Guide to Street Photography, we put together a guide specifically tailored to emerging photographers—The LensCulture Guide For Emerging Photographers 2016.

We hope you will find it filled with useful advice and inspiration, covering topics from how to impress a jury of a photo competition to how to best prepare for a portfolio review. And remember that this guide can offer you even more practical use as you consider entering our 4th annual LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016.

Cheers and happy shooting!


Blank Wall Gallery: Calls for Entry

Black & White
Calling for submissions
Deadline: Thursday October 6, 2016
Black and White is the genre of photography, with probably the most fanatic followers worldwide.
Almost everything has been shot in Black and white, presenting a different aspect of the same subject. Thus, people, landscapes and everyday situations are viewed in a different way, more artistic according to some.
Such photographs are welcome to be submitted to our contest. All means are accepted.

Choices Announced: Saturday October 8, 2016
Exhibition: Saturday October 29 – Friday November 11, 2016
More information…

Calling for submissions
Deadline: Thursday November 17, 2016
Landscape is a genre many photographers like and are willing to travel all over the world just to depict places that are out of the ordinary.
Some of the most beautiful and impressive places on earth. There are breathtaking photographs taken by both amateur and professional photographers, of places totally untouched by the human hand and others where the human element exists in harmony with nature.
All kinds of landscapes are welcome to take part in the contest.

Choices Announced: Saturday November 19, 2016
Exhibition: Saturday December 10 – Friday December 23, 2016
More information…

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