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This is the FINAL WEEK that Daylight will be accepting submissions for Daylight Photo awards. 

To learn more about the awards, past winners, and the panel of judges click here. 

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Tsunami, Photographs, and Then: The Lost and Found Project is the first book of young Japanese photographer Munemasa Takahashi, although the photos featured in it aren’t his. Instead, the book showcases thousands of images lost by victims of the 2011 Tsunami that wrought havoc on the Tohoku coast of Japan in 2011. Over the course of the last three years, Takahashi has worked alongside the Lost & Found Project, a group that hopes to return household objects to those affected by the Tsunami, to clean and digitize hundreds of thousands of images salvaged from the area. The images featured in this book are those damaged beyond recognition that could not be returned to their owners. 

To learn more, visit Takahashi’s website.

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Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood is a compilation of the works of nine photographers as they challenge traditional notions of motherhood. These images address issues of gender roles, domesticity, identity, and family through a semi-autobiographical lens. The work is curated by Susan Bright. 

Who: Janine Antoni, Elina Brotherus, Elinor Carucci, Ana Casas Broda, Ann Fessler, Tierney Gearon, Fred Hüning, Katie Murray, Hanna Putz 

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If you happen to be hanging out in Port-au-Prince this Friday, be sure to take a walk along the outside wall of the University of Ethnology where Paolo Woods will be displaying his work LETA. This work explores notions of the state in contemporary Haiti in attempts to dismantle the common “iconography of disaster” associated with the country. The show is finally circling back to Port-au-Prince after appearances in museums in Switzerland and the US. 

WHEN: April 25th, at 5:00pm. The instillation will remain up for as long as weather and human intervention permit

WHERE: the Champ de Mars, on the outside walls of the University of Ethnology (Faculté d’Ethnologie)

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 Join us for music and drinks on the rooftop of the London West Hollywood on Saturday April 26th. Bring your bathing suit! 

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Photo Review

Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator of photography at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City will be the juror of Photo Review magazine’s 2014 International Photography Competition. This is a great opportunity for emerging artists to gain viewership of the work. The work of prize-winning photographers will be shown Photo Review magazine, online, and in an exhibition at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. In the past, winners of the competition have used this exposure to launch their own solo show, reproduce their work in other well-regarded photography magazines, and sell their work to prominent buyers. 

DEADLINE: June 20th, 2014

To learn more about this competition, visit Photo Review’s website.

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Somerville Toy Camera Festival is currently seeking submissions of images made by toy cameras for their June event this year. This event features images made by any “low-end, low-tech, limited-control camera such as a pinhole, Holga, Diana, and other Lomo products”, which showcase images made when photographers loosen their control over the medium. This year, the festival will take in place in five galleries in Somerville. 

DEADLINE: April 22nd, 2014

For more information, check out the festival website.

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David Maisel

History’s Shadow is the first show of American artist David Maisel. The show features images of x-rays taken of antique sculptures from time he spent at the Getty Research Institute. In both the process of making these images as well presenting them Maisel engages in conversations of the transformation of material and the legacy of memory. The images themselves have a spectral quality to them: the soft white outlines of objects are striking against a black background. 

For more information about the show, visit the gallery’s website

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Congratulations to Javad Parsa who has just won the FotoVisura grant for his work “My Iranian Journey”. Parsa is an Iranian photographer currently living as a political refugee in Norway due to his work as a photojournalist. In this series he documents his transition from life in Iran to life in Olso, as well the lives of other immigrants’ currently living in Norway. 

To see a sample of this work, visit the fotovisura website.

FotoVisura is an international self-publishing community for art and documentary photographers.

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The exhibition Purity is currently on display at Fotografiska: The Swedish Museum of Photography in Stockholm. This exhibit features the work of Swedish photographer David Magnusson as he explores the American phenomenon of Purity Balls.

These ceremonies, popular in the American Mid-West, hope to elevate young women’s expectations of their relationships by taking vows with their fathers that they will remain chaste until marriage. Commonly rings are exchanged. 

Through Magnusson’s lens we see fathers and their daughter(s) dressed in tuxes and ball-gowns standing in the foreground with the vastness of the American Western landscape behind them. While the composition remains the same throughout the edit, the subjects’ expressions and interactions bring a delicate and intimate nuance to the images.

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