Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Artists Wanted Launches 3rd Annual EXPOSURE Photography Competition

Hello from Artists Wanted!

We are reaching out to present you with EXPOSURE 2011 , an international competition celebrating the power of the image. Open to photographers of all backgrounds who speak in the language of lenses and aperture, the third annual EXPOSURE competition will award $18,500 in cash grants, an exhibition and reception in NYC’s Aperture Foundation, and a projection series of the selected photographer’s images all across New York City.

The Mission:
In a world of images, the camera is a tool powerful enough to change the world as we know it. Our goal for Exposure 2011 is to find great photographers who can capture moments and build concepts that speak beyond the bounds of the frame. This is an open call to find talent from around the globe and award everyone who participates in ways large and small.

The Prizes:
To top off this great mission, Artists Wanted is awarding the Grand Prize winner with a $10,000 cash grant along with a highly publicized, art-star gallery event in New York City at Aperture Foundation . Further, we will be projecting larger than life images by the selected photographer onto buildings up to 8 stories high, all over New York City. To wrap up another one of their grand-slam prize packages, Artists Wanted will launch a publicity campaign featuring the winner’s work, through online and print media, reaching hundreds of thousands of people.

In addition, $2,500 will be awarded to the winner of the People’s Choice Award , granted to the photographer whose portfolio garners the highest number of public votes, and $5,000 will be distributed amongst 10 selected Category winners .

The Jury Panel:
Joining them in selecting the winner are judges Stephen Walker , Photo Director of Nylon Magazine , Conor Risch , Senior Editor of Photo District News ( PDN ) , Natasha Egan , Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Michael Shulman , Director of Publishing, Broadcast and Film at Magnum Photos and Susanne Miklas , NYC based Photo Editor.

Photographers who submit by This Friday November 4th 11:59pm EST will also be eligible for the $1,000 Early Entry Award .

General submissions accepted through November 30th 2011.

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Aperture Foundation , a nonprofit foundation dedicated to promoting photography—was founded in 1952 by photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, and Minor White; historian Beaumont Newhall; and writer/curator Nancy Newhall; as well as Melton Ferris, Ernest Louie, and Dody Warren. In the 1960s, Aperture expanded to include the publication of books (over five hundred to date) that comprise one of the most comprehensive and innovative libraries in the history of photography and art. This is your chance to show your work in the gallery of one of the most respected organizations in

Artists Wanted is a collaborative project between several New York City artists and creative organizations working to build new and lasting opportunities for artists and photographers all across the globe. Our job is to get your work seen in the most powerful way possible. You did the hard part, making great work. Now let us find your audience. This is your moment to be discovered.

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