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…

Friday, September 23, 2016

The SPE Student Awards for Innovations in Imaging

This is a great opportunity. The conference this year is in Orlando.

The SPE Student Awards for Innovations in Imaging

Awards are given annually to ten SPE student members to offset the cost of attending SPE's national conference based on merits of submitted portfolios.

Student award recipients receive a $550 travel stipend to attend the national conference, a conference fee waiver, and one-year membership to SPE.

Application deadline: October 15 @ 11:59 PM EST

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Registration is OPEN for portfolio reviews at PhotoPlus Expo, Register before Sept 30

The Official Portfolio Review at PhotoPlus Expo is America’s premiere review event for commercial & fine art photographers.

Paying thousands of dollars to insert your images in sourcebooks or sending out endless email campaigns are no longer effective methods to meet the influencers you want to work with. There is no substitute for face-to-face presentations.

Every registrant for the Official Portfolio Review Program receives FREE admission to PhotoPlus Expo! Present your work, check out the latest gear and for an additional fee, attend your choice of over 100 seminars at the largest photography trade show in the country.

The Open Portfolio Review: Wednesday, October 19th: A one-day-only review event for photographers launching their careers or established pros looking for guidance / advice on their portfolios or new bodies of work. We select a range of our reviewers for you. You come away with advice, direction, and informed opinions from a range of industry experts. You come away with valuable information you can use.

The Emerging & Pro Portfolio Review (vetted): Thursday, October 20th – Saturday, October 22nd. Designed for emerging and professional editorial, commercial, advertising and fine-art photographers with fully focused, tightly edited portfolios. You choose your reviewers. We do the rest. If you register before September 30th, no one will be able to choose their reviews before you.

October 19: Open Portfolio Review (non-vetted): $275 for 5 reviews.
October 20-22: Emerging and Professional Event: $325 for 5 reviews.
10% discount for 10 or more reviews.
Registration Fee: $15 per day of attendance.

Emerging & Pro Review Event Deadline: All pre-registered attendees will choose their review appointments on October 6. After this date, only remaining reviews will be available. For more information go to

SilverEye, Call for Entries, Deadline October 31, 2016

Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 17, our international photography competition. Now in its 16th year, this competition recognizes both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe and from the state of Pennsylvania.


International Award Winner

Keystone Award Winner

The International Award is open to all U.S. and international photographers.
  • Solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening early 2017
  • $3,000 cash prize
  • Online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website)
  • Media outreach and promotion
The Keystone Award is reserved for an artist currently living and/or working in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Spotlight exhibition at Silver Eye in early 2017
  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website)
  • Media outreach and promotion

Juror’s Commendations

Up to five (5) Juror’s Commendation winners will be named on Silver Eye’s website and press release, including one selected work from each winner being showcased in an online gallery.

For more information go to

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS, Extended Deadline, September 30

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS mission is to recognize, reward and expose talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community in Japan. Photographers from all corners of the world are encouraged to enter their work.


Tokyo Professional Photographer of the Year

$3,000 cash prize and TIFA trophy

New Talent of the Year

$1,000 cash prize and TIFA trophy

First Place Category Winners Pro & Non-Pro: Advertising, Architecture, Book, Editorial, Fine Art, Nature, People, Events, Science, Portfolio, Moving Images - $100 cash prize each

- Works will be showcased in Best of Show exhibition in Tokyo, Japan and beyond

- Work showcased on the main page of the website

- Published winning images in the gallery exhibition catalogue

- Press release and newsletter announcements to over 90,000

- TIFA certificate of achievements

For more information go to

Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual international photo competition where participants capture cultural heritage monuments and upload their photographs to Wikipedia. For the first time in several years, Wiki Loves Monuments is back in the United States, and we want you to be a part of it.

Anyone is welcome to contribute to the project by uploading photos they've taken of cultural and historical sites throughout the United States. Once September is over, the best photos will win cash prizes and will be submitted to the international competition!

In addition to taking photos, we also encourage editors to write Wikipedia articles on historical sites and monuments as part of the event. Deadline to enter is October 1. For more information, go to

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Call for Entry, "Small Works," Deadline, October 9, 2016

SCAD students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to submit artwork to the annual 'Small Works' juried exhibition, on view at Gutstein Gallery Nov. 16, 2016, through Jan. 21, 2017.

Submission Guidelines:
• Works in all mediums will be considered.
• Artwork must measure 18 inches in all directions, including frame.
• Artwork must be for sale.
• Artist price may not exceed $400.
• Limit: eight works per artist. In the case of multiple entries, exhibitions encourages a concise body of work.

Submission deadline: Midnight, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Artists may submit work that will also be included in "Open Studio Night." If a work sells at "Open Studio Night" before the "Small Works" exhibition, it is not required to be included in "Small Works."

The exhibitions jury will view submissions as they are received; some artists may receive early notification of acceptance.

Submit to

For more information, email Chris Constas, exhibitions sales manager, at, or Hillary Eustis, gallery sales assistant, at, subject line: "Small Works 2016."

Call for Entries: 'Paper Works'

SCAD exhibitions invites SCAD students and alumni to submit entries for "Paper Works," the upcoming exhibition to be held in conjunction with Open Studio Night at Alexander Hall. “Paper Works” will highlight artwork on paper, such as photographs, prints, drawings, fibers, paintings and more.
Submission deadline: Midnight, Sunday, Sept. 18.
Exhibition dates: Oct. 21–Nov. 6, 2016
The SCAD exhibitions jury will view submissions as they come in; some artists may receive early notification of acceptance.
Submission Guidelines
• Many media will be considered, although paper must be employed as the primary substrate or medium.
• Artists may enter up to 10 works of art, all of which must be available for sale.
• Multiple entries require multiple submission forms, e.g., an artist entering five works of art must go through the online submission process five times.
All artwork must be submitted using the online platform Submittable.
If a submission is accepted, the artist will receive a consignment form and new vendor paperwork via email. Artwork must be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, or Tuesday, Oct. 4. Artists must schedule their drop-off time with Michael Runnels at
All accepted works must be ready to hang or install upon drop-off. Artwork on paper, including drawings, photographs and prints, must be framed. All framing should look professional. Glass with clips and plastic frames are not acceptable. SCAD exhibitions reserves the right to remove work from the exhibition for presentation and quality issues.
For more information, send an email with “Paper Works” in the subject line to Ben Tollefson at or Hillary Eustis at

Bill Cunningham reception and events

Reception for 'Grand Divertissement à Versailles, Vintage Photographs by Bill Cunningham
Sept. 15, 7-8 p.m.

Join us for a reception honoring "Grand Divertissement à Versailles, Vintage Photographs by Bill Cunningham," an exhibition featuring exclusive images from the 1973 fashion show known as the Battle of Versailles. This showing of Cunningham’s 65 historic images and an original program — on loan from the private collection of Nancy North, a model in the famed fashion show — illustrates the moment that American design houses became the international arbiters of style and showcases Cunningham’s unique perspective on this epochal event in fashion history.

Immediately preceding the reception, celebrate with these related events:
Gallery talk
Battle of Versailles model Nancy North discusses the exhibition
SCAD Museum of Art, André Leon Talley Gallery
Thursday, Sept. 15. 4:30–5:30 p.m.
"In the Spirit of the Man in Blue: Picture Taking on the Street"
Mangue Banzima discusses the legacy of Bill Cunningham
SCAD Museum of Art, theater
Thursday, Sept. 15, 6–7 p.m.
The reception, lecture and gallery talk are free and open to the public.

Friday, September 9, 2016



All SPE student members are eligible to apply for a scholarship to offset the cost of attending SPE's 2017 national conference. Ten awards are offered based on merits of submitted portfolios and include a $550 travel stipend to attend the national conference, a 2017 national conference fee waiver, and a one-year membership to SPE.       
  • Applicants must be current, matriculated undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at a post-secondary institution majoring/concentrating in photography and not graduating before the end of the academic year 2016-2017.
  • Applicants must be student members of SPE or become members before submitting their scholarship applications. Visit to join or renew your membership.
  • Applicants are not eligible to receive scholarship awards for two consecutive years.

This year's jurors are SPE national board members serving on the Awards and Recognition Committee: Rebecca Nolan (Chair), Stephen Chalmers, Erika Gentry, and Aspen Hochhalter.

Submit online via There is a $10 fee for submitting a portfolio. If you need technical support, please contact

  • A cohesive body of work with no more than FIVE images. Images around 1280 x 1280 px @ 72 ppi are ideal for good image quality and fast upload.
  • A clear and concise introductory statement that details the conceptual, technical, and aesthetic concerns, issues, influences or questions that your work explores (350 words maximum, approx. 2,100 characters).
  • A statement addressing how attendance at the conference will benefit you, as well as an overview of prior involvement with SPE or other arts organizations.
  • A brief resume, including name, address, phone number, email address and current institutional affiliation, and educational and professional experience.
  • Contact information for a current photography professor (include name, title, email, and phone number).
Applications that do not fulfill all requirements may be eliminated from the competition. Click here to view the official call for entries.

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2016, at 11:59 PM EST.

Direct inquiries to the SPE national office at

Please visit for additional conference information.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Rangefinder Photography Annual 2016, Deadline Sept. 15, 2016

Photo by Bella Kotak

Rangerfinder is seeking the most exceptional imagery from September 2015 through September 2016 in the following categories: Wedding, Portrait, Fashion, Composite, Fine Art and Filmmaking. Show us your best work from over the last year for a shot at $5,000 cash, B&H gift cards, a two-page feature in Rangefinder, the November cover of Rangefinder and more.

Go to for more information.

The 2016 Photojournalism Grant

The 2016 Photojournalism Grant

Empowers photojournalists by supporting their work, mission, and career. Visura awards one winner with a $5000 cash prize. The winner will be announced at the 2016 Lucie Awards in New York City on Sunday, October 23, 2016.

Accepting submissions: August 11 to September 12, 2016
Photojournalism Grant:

7th Annual Photobook Show ONE CALL FOR ENTRIES – TWO EXHIBITIONS Deadline: October 20, 2016

PHOTOBOOK 2016, an annual competition, is open to photographers in the United States and abroad* who have self-published a photobook. There are growing options available for self-publishing a book such as on-demand (blurb, lulu, viovio, iphoto, etc.); small run offset or web printing/publishing firms, binderies. If they have been hand-made/bound, they must be available in multiples of at least 25.

Entrants may submit up to three different titles that are self-published photography books of any size, format, or style.

Submissions will be judged on the basis of: book design including page layouts, text, cover; strength of the photography; and emotional impact of the overall book. All judging is at the complete discretion of the gallery/museum and all decisions of the gallery/museum are final.

All Submissions must be original works of authorship created by the photographer who submits the Submission

You’ll send one (returnable) “jury copy” of each book to the gallery for jurying.

By entering, Contestant warrants that your Submission does not infringe any third party’s rights, and that you have obtained any necessary permissions from any third party to submit the Submission.

Once entered, all Submissions are final; no changes or edits may be made to your book.

For more information, please go to

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

BILL CUNNINGHAM Grand Divertissement à Versailles, Gallery Talk, Lecture, and Opening Reception, Thursday, Sept. 15

Photograph of Bill Cunningham at New York Fashion Week by Noam Galai, July 15, 2015.
Image courtesy of Getty Images Entertainment.
Sept. 15, 2016 - Feb. 5, 2017

The SCAD Museum of Art is honored to share the artwork of iconic fashion photographer Bill Cunningham with the exhibition "Grand Divertissement à Versailles, Vintage Photographs by Bill Cunningham." Featuring exclusive images from the 1973 fashion show "The Battle of Versailles," the exhibition showcases Cunningham’s unique perspective on this epochal event in fashion history. Having made indelible contributions to fashion journalism for more than a half-century, Cunningham is remembered reverentially as staff writer and photographer for The New York Times.

On Thursday, September 15, Model Nancy North will be giving the gallery talk at 4:30 p.m. to discuss Bill Cunningham’s work featured in our newest exhibition “Grand Divertissement à Versailles: Vintage Photographs by Bill Cunningham.” As a model in the 1973 fashion show known as the Battle of Versailles, North has first-hand experience of the historic day depicted in the exhibition’s photographs. She will share personal stories, as well as her vast knowledge of the fashion industry, designers and artists in conversation with Alexandra Sachs, executive director of SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film and Atlanta exhibitions.

Also, on Thursday, Sept. 15, join us for the lecture in the Museum Theater at 6 p.m. presented by Mangue Banzima’s (B.F.A., fashion marketing and management, 2014) on the legacy of Bill Cunningham: "In the Spirit of the Man in Blue: Picture Taking on the Street."

The reception will take place after the lecture from 7pm-8pm.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

2017 SPE Student Awards for Innovations in Imaging

DEADLINE: 10/15/2016
Click HERE for submission instructions.

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