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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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The Archive of Documentary Arts has partnered with Daylight Books, the Sallie Bingham Center, the Center for Documentary Studies, and Spectre Arts to bring documentary photographers Vincent Cianni and Mariette Pathy Allen to Durham for a series of talks, presentations and conversations.

The series will culminate in a book signing and exhibition of work by the artists to celebrate the release of the artists' monographs TransCuba and Gays in the Military. Refreshments will be served and the artists will be on hand to sign books and answer questions

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Angkor Photo is now accepting submissions for their 10th Annual Photo Festival and Workshops. This year they are including a new submission section “THE IMPACT PROJECT” alongside their traditional “OPEN” catagory. “THE IMPACT PROJECT”  hopes to attract stories of individuals, groups, and organizations striving to make positive change.

Angkor Festival and Workshops is the oldest photography event in Southeast Asia. It offers a free and international platform for emerging and established photographers.

Deadline for submissions: May 30th, 2014 

To learn more about the event or to submit, follow this link.

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New Mexico based CENTER has just released its 2014 Project Launch Grant recipient, Guy Martin. Martin is an English documentary photographer. His winning work City of Dreams takes a critical and cinematic look at the 2013 civil uprising in Turkey using parallels with Turkish soap operas to explore themes of modernity, conflict, and secular uprising.

To see a sample of his work, visit this page.

To learn more about CENTER and the work they do to support emerging photographers visit this page.

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On May 1st the Steven Kasher Gallery will be hosting a launch for Empire, Daylight's newest publication. Empire features a compilation of photographs by Martin Hyers and William Mebane taken on road-trips through the American South and West. In a style reminiscent of Eggleston, they focus on found objects in American homes that together describe with specificity what life in 21st century America looks and feels like.

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