Saturday, November 21, 2015

call for entries: In Celebration of Trees

Call for Entries
In Celebration of Trees 
Juror: Tom Zetterstrom
Closes for entries December 7
Gallery exhibition January 27 to February 26, 2016

For this exhibition, we seek photographs that celebrate trees in all their forms, all their seasons, and all their locations.   

Tom Zetterstrom, who has devoted much of his long career to photographing trees, has agreed to jury this exhibition.
He will select 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and another 40 images for exhibition in our online gallery. All 75 will be reproduced in the exhibition catalog.
©Tom Zetterstrom

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Penland Internship Opportunity

Penland School of Crafts
Community Collaboration Intern 
(Teaching Artist Initiative)

Penland School of Crafts is seeking an intern to work with our Teaching Artist in the Schools during spring 2016. A full description of the internship is available here. Please share this opportunity with anyone you feel would be interested.

Penland School of Crafts

Community Collaboration Intern (Teaching Artist Initiative)

The Teaching Artist internship position begins in early March and ends in late May, 2016 (specific dates are negotiable). The position is full time (minimum of 35 hours/week). The internship is unpaid, but offers a unique opportunity to live and work in a dynamic, creative educational community and work with accomplished professionals in a mutual-learning and knowledge-sharing environment. All housing and meals will be provided at no charge to the intern for the duration of the internship period. During periods when Penland’s dining hall is closed, the intern will receive a $75/week food stipend. Class and studio access is not provided, but informal studio space will be available in the Ridgeway Building classroom when not in use.
Penland will work with applicants seeking educational credit for the internship. Details can be discussed in the interview process.

This position provides close exposure to the skills and teaching philosophy employed by Penland’s Teaching Artist Initiative. This is an assistance position. Work includes materials preparation, classroom setup and maintenance, teaching assistance, and administrative support. Program activities take place in Penland’s teaching studio at Ridgeway and in three partner schools. Hands-on activities include a variety of bookmaking and painting processes. The intern will work with over 500 students over the course of the semester.

Read the complete position description.
Applications will be reviewed starting December 8, 2015.

Monday, November 16, 2015

LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015, Deadline: Monday, December 21, 2015

We want to discover the most interesting photographers on the planet. LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015 aim to discover and showcase the world's best contemporary photographers — including all genres of photography, and from diverse cultures on every continent. In our 7th year for this competition, our focus continues to be on helping photographers of all levels to gain global recognition and move forward in their careers. Our international jury will select six top winners as well as 25 finalists. These are our largest and most prestigious awards of the year and YOU are invited to submit your best photographs to gain worldwide exposure.
Deadline: Monday, December 21, 2015

Free Submission Review with Every Series Entry!

Enter a series in LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015 and get a free submission review! We believe that every photographer who enters deserves thoughtful feedback on their work. That's why we've recruited over a dozen top photo editors, portfolio reviewers, curators, and other industry professionals to give you constructive feedback on your photography plus recommendations for improving your practice.
This new offering has become one of the most meaningful services at LensCulture. We are delighted with the continued feedback from photographers:

Open to All Types of Photography


Projections at International
Photo Festivals 

Visibility with
LensCulture Insiders 

LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015 Printed Annual 

Immediate Exposure on LensCulture & Social Media 

Live, Online Review Session With Photo Industry Experts 

Massive Online Promotion


Cash AwardsExhibition at Photo London

Graphis Photography Annual 2016

Enter Graphis Photography Annual 2016

Mission Statement

Graphis is committed to presenting and promoting the work of exceptional talent in Graphic Design, Advertising, Photography and Art/Illustration. In addition to the Platinum, Gold, and Silver winners, Graphis also embraces rising talent, all of whom have an equal presence on our archives. In the hardcover Annuals, Platinum and Gold winners get full-page exposure, Silvers are also included, and all Merits are listed. Up to 500 entries from each competition may be included on the online archive for future reference.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Reception for exhibition: 'Small Works'

A curated selection of affordable works
Join us for a reception celebrating "Small Works," an annual juried exhibition of work by SCAD students, alumni, professors and staff. All works are for sale and measure 18 inches or less in all dimensions. The majority of the art can be purchased for less than $300 per piece, and the exhibition includes photography, paintings, prints, jewelry, fibers, sculptures, artist books, ceramics and illustrations. 

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
6-7:30 p.m.

Gutstein Gallery
201 E. Broughton St.
Savannah, Georgia

The exhibition is on view Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, through Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016.

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Chris Constas at 912.525.4743 or

Cell Phone Photography Contest

Hello fellow photographers,
Send us your mobile imagery! Cell Phone Photography IV: Moving Past the Camera is accepting submissions through December 7, 2015. This year's competition will be juried by Meri Aaron Walker, a veteran photojournalist and printmaker based in Talent, Oregon, who now works exclusively in iPhoneography. Walker will award $1,000 total in cash prizes for this show, which will debut on Texas Photographic Society's website in January 2016. Also, a catalog will be designed to accompany the online exhibition. This call is open-themed, and submissions from artists of all levels internationally are encouraged. You do not need to be a member of TPS to enter. Although, you are welcome to join at the time of entry to save $10 or more on your membership fee (read more about TPS member benefits here). So, submit your work today!

Photographer's FORUM contest



1st PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $2,000 cash grant
1st PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $2,000 cash grant
2nd PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $1,250 cash grant
2nd PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $1,250 cash grant
3rd PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $500 cash grant
3rd PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $500 cash grant
4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) :: COLLEGE :: Five $250 grants
4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) :: HIGH SCHOOL :: Five $250 grants
All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the May 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

The top 16 winning photos will be published in the May 2016 issue of Photographer's Forum. All contest finalists, top 8% of all entries, will be published in the hardcover book Best of College & High School Photography 2016 (June 2016).
    • Final Deadline entry fee is $6.95 per photo entered before December 4, 2015.
    • Rights remain with photographer.
    • Subject matter is open.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

"Myself A Memory," Exhibition of work by Tobia Makover (M.F.A. photography, 2001)

Tobia Makover (M.F.A. photography, 2001) is exhibiting over 600 of her images in a pop-up installation curated by artist and professor, Marcus Kenney (M.F.A. photography, 1998). "Makover is a fine art photographer and mixed media artist whose work creates intrigue through timeless and emotive imagery. Each piece starts with a photograph, the soul of her work. Makover then encompasses many layers of medium that she paints, carves, torches and then preserves in wax and resin through an encaustic process that dates back to the 1st Century, BCE." Visit her website at

Monday, November 9, 2015

Walking Broadway, the Long Way

Check out this great project on the New York Times Lens Blog.

James Estrin

LightBox is welcoming submissions to The Photographic Nude 2016

Lightbox Photographic Gallery Call for Entries

The Photographic Nude 2016

LightBox is welcoming submissions to The Photographic Nude 2016 Exhibit
Call for Submissions
Submission Deadline – January 10, 2016
Dedicated in Memory of Ruth Bernhard and to her Creative Spirit
Opening Reception, Saturday, February 13th, 2015 6-9pm
This juried exhibit explores the artistic and creative view of the body and its form, celebrating the nude in photography by embracing a variety of styles. We welcome the timeless elegance of a classical study and alternative and provocative styles. Studies of the whole or partial human form, nude or semi-nude are eligible.
This year we are happy to announce that we, Michael and Chelsea Granger of LightBox, will jury The Photographic Nude. Having had great jurors over the first 5 years of this series, the selection process has returned to those that conceived of the exhibit. We are honored to be able to put our signature on the exhibit, look forward to the artist’s contributions, and are excited to see where the exhibit goes. Once again this year, the exhibit will also be published online in Blur Magazine.
“From Edward Weston to Joel-Peter Witkin, the nude as a subject has been approached by photographers throughout history. From the classic simplicity of Weston to the complex, evocative, and morose style of Witkin, capturing the human form remains a timeless yet challenging pursuit among photographers. At its best, it is beautiful, and when not, it’s just a naked body looking out of place.”
~Michael and Chelsea Granger
The Photographic Nude 2016 Exhibit will be published in Blur magazine in the Spring of 2016.

GRAPHIS Competitions


New Talent Annual 2016

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Nominate A Photo Teacher

Photo Credit Aline Smithson
 A teacher affects eternity: one can never tell where their influence stops.
– Henry Brooks Adams

Nominate A Photo Teacher 

CENTER invites you to nominate your favorite photography educator for the distinguished EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD honoring a deserving teacher with a $4,000 award.

Current and former students and colleagues are invited to nominate educators by submitting an email to limited to three paragraphs describing why the teacher should receive this award. A selection committee will choose the recipient based on the founding criteria: 
a genuine passion for teaching, 
an ability to excite students to learn, 
a respect for students as individuals, 
and an enduring artistic curiosity.


Thursday, November 5, 2015

New Studio Elective, No Prerequisites, added to the winter 2016 schedule!

PHOT 106 Personal Imaging: Cellphones and Mobile Devices, MW 2-4:30 Bergen Hall 407

Course Description: Photographs from phones and tablets now play a major role in social media and everyday communication. While everyone knows how to use these cameras, relatively few of those doing so make images of clarity and sophistication. This course focuses on making incisive, intelligent and well-composed photographs with mobile devices. It also covers all aspects of the technology, including apps, in-camera processing, computer postproduction, video technology, printing and social media usage. Students will gain a historic and practical understanding of cellphone camera hardware and its use in creating viable images. Students will examine photographic composition and communication. Students will explore a variety of image-altering software made for the cellphone camera. Students will learn to download, store, edit and print from cellphone camera files.
Questions contact

Telluride Mountian Film Event

There is a Telluride Mountain Film Festival fund raising event at Service Brewery at 6pm on Monday, November 9th.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Newly Added Section of Large Format Photography for Winter 2016

Win lighting worth $5000!!!


To celebrate Back-To-School Profoto US has an exciting opportunity for students currently enrolled in a Photography related major at any College or University in the United States.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Register for Nov. 10, 2015 Adobe Creative Cloud Sessions at SCAD

Adobe products featured at the SCAD Adobe Day presentations November 10th 2015
SCAD Museum of Art Theater

Sign up for SCAD Adobe Day and get access to workshops that will help you stand out in the classroom and in your career. Two session times are available for your convenience. Adobe certified experts will explore new features in your favorite Creative Cloud (CC) desktop applications, powerful new CC mobile applications to enable creativity anywhere, and Adobe Creative Sync. You must register to attend as seating is limited in the SCAD Museum of Art Theater.

Session 1:
1pm – 3:30pm

Session 2:
6pm – 8:30pm

Please register at:

Calls for submissions: H20 and Seities & Selves

Darkroom Gallery current calls for submissions

(Yes, this gallery is called "Darkroom" but they show all types of photography, not just those made in a darkroom)


DEADLINE November 4th, 2015 23:59 EST Juror: Gary Braasch 
Water can be as beautiful and gentle as a morning dewdrop on a green leaf and as destructive as the raging of a river in flood.  We are made of oceans and rivers; an adult human body is 60% water, and a person can go little more than four days without drinking water.
Today water presents us with a paradox. The ocean levels are rising, and some areas are experiencing inundation, while other parts of the world are suffering unparalleled drought. Clean drinking water has become a precious commodity.
With this dichotomy in mind, how does the photographer depict the full range of our relationship with water? The beauty of oceans and rivers has been a source of inspiration for artists for ages, and photographers are no exception.  Who hasn't been seduced by the glint of the sun off a rippling body of water?  And yet, to be responsible custodians of our only world we have to look at the effects of the human mismanagement of water.
We're casting a wide net for this exhibition, inviting photographs that illustrate the beauty of water in all its mutable forms, and also images depicting our increasingly difficult relationship with water.  Water as muse, water as destroyer; the creative possibilities are limitless.

DEADLINE December 2nd, 2015 23:59 EST
Juror: Aline Smithson
Self as subject, one's uniqueness in scope, portraiture by design.
"Seity" is an uncommon word which, as defined by Webster, is "A quality peculiar to oneself; selfhood; individuality".  It could be seen as the essential quality of the true self-portrait: an expression of what makes the subject unique and defines her/his character in some way. This does not imply an exact replication of the photographer's appearance. Rather, it goes below the surface to reveal something of the essence of the photographer's psyche. An example would be the self portraits of Chuck Close, which provide an uncanny and discomfiting glimpse into his psyche. Self portraits do not have to represent objective outer reality; consider the photos of Cindy Sherman, none of which "look like her" but all have a relationship to some facet of her selfless, her seity.
In this age of the ubiquitous throwaway selfie it's an even greater and more worthwhile challenge to create a self portrait that expresses one's uniqueness and individuality. And that's the challenge we're putting forth for this exhibition: to present an image that defines an aspect of your true essence.

Winter 2016: The Photographic Book

Winter 2016: The Photographic Book

This course is offered by Professor Jaclyn Cori Norman.

It can be substituted for any Project Seminar or Senior Project courses.

You will create a portfolio, specifically with a book format in mind. You will learn about editing and sequencing and create both handmade and commercially bound books.

The Photographic Book - 21091 - PHOT 405 - 01

11:00 am - 1:30 pm TR

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