Curated by Ruben Natal-San Miugel, Up, Close & Personal brings together an eclectic group of some 33 renown photographers including but not limited to Annie Leibotwitz, Alex Prager and Daylight Book's recently published photographer, Adrain Chesser. As the title of the exhibition indicates, Up, Close & Personal investigates the ways in which these talented photographers approach their work, ideas, artistic processes, and the ulterior message relayed through their efforts. In short, the show aims to demonstrate the ways in which the work influences not only the artist producing it, but also the viewer. The aesthetic values and techniques within this group of photographers is vast, and this exhibition is guaranteed to evoke a range of emotion.   

WHEN: Opening Reception Friday April 4th, 2014 6-9pm (show runs through May 11th)

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The third annual edition of the Vienna International Photo Awards 2014 is now open for entries. VIPA has quickly become one of the leading photo competitions geared towards documentary photography, simultaneously recognizing some of the world's finest documentary photographers while looking to discover new and emerging artists. A total of 9.000 EUR will be divided into three categories: Professional = 4.000 EUR, Amateur = 3.000 EUR, Smartphone = 2.000 EUR. The short-listed winners will have the opportunity to participate in a group exhibition in Vienna as well as in the publication of VIPA's official catalogue.

Register online here and share the news on Facebook by clicking here.
Deadline: 15/05/2014

 

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The deadline for the Singapore International Photography Festival is fast approaching with only 3 days left to submit (a penalty fee is applicable for those who choose to submit after deadline). This is SIPF’s 4th edition, and to commemorate the successes of previous festivals, this Open Call Showcase will be held in collaboration with Noorderlicht International Photofestival (The Netherlands) with a themed open call in addition to the existing Open Call.

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The Flowers Gallery at Kingsland Road will be exhibiting work by acclaimed LA-based photographer, Mona Kuhn. Shot on the modernist property in the American desert of the same name as the exhibition, Acido Dorado, Kuhn assimilates her distinct renderings of surrealist nudes, often abstracted by shadows, overexposure, and an assortment of other optical fragmenting techniques, with the breathtaking beauty of an America architectural and naturalist landmark. Acido Dorado is an evident exploration of the nude’s place in art history and Kuhn’s ability to bring together the nude, abstractions and landscape into a cohesive body of work demonstrate both her artistic and intellectual prowess.

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MENTORS, an exhibition currently on display at the School of Visual Arts in NYC features the work of a select group of the institution’s current BFA students – young photographers who are clearly making their mark within the walls of this prestigious conservatory. The exhibition’s theme, as the show’s title indicates, focuses on the students working relationships with leading members of the NYC arts community, experts in their respective fields. From photographer Ryan McGinley and Laurie Simmons, to Director of Photography for The New York Times Magazine Kathy Ryan and Jody Quon, New York Magazine’s Photography Director, students and mentors are paired together to cultivate relationships and introduce new talent into the working NYC art scene.

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Tokyo's Einstein Studio is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the international photography community. Einstein Studio not only hosts Japan's largest photography competition, Japan Photo Award, with well over 3,000 applicants annually, but is also home to Japan's premier online fine art photography store that ships internationally. Collections by young Japanese photographers as well as Einstein Studio Collections, which feature the works of past Japan Photo Award Winners, can all be purchased through the Einstein Studio Store.

If you are interested in becoming more familiar with the budding contemporary fine art photography scene in Tokyo, Einstein Studio is without a doubt a virtual platform to be explored. For more informatio about Einstein Studio, click here

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The Center For Fine Art Photography is currently accepting entries for the institution's upcoming exhibition Center Forward 2014, juried by Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography. All accepted artists are invited to partake in reviews with Ms. Glasgow, portfolio shares and an artists' lunch. The chosen artists' work will be on display for an international audience comprised of curators, collectors, art consultants and other topdogs in their fine art photography-related professions, respectively. The exhibition itself will be in the Center's Main Gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado and in the Center's Online Gallery.

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Surveillance.01-USA, the first in a series of shows curated by Anna Van Lenten with Liza Faktor of Screen opens April 3rd at the New Media Center in Dumbo, Brooklyn.ShareThis

Photographer Vincent Cianni, whose recently published book Gays in the Military (Daylight Books) has been receiving national attention and acclaim, will be speaking about this specific work on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at 7PM. Cianni will be joined by Alison Nördstrom PhD, an independent writer and curator with hundreds of articles and shows attached to her name. Nördstrom, who contributed an essay for Gays in the Military, and Cianni will be speaking at the Camera Club of New York and while the event is free and open to the public, seating will be limited. The discussion will be followed by a Q & A.

WHERE:The Camera Club of New York, The Arts Building, 336 West 37th Street, Suite 206, New York, NY 10018-4212

WHEN: 7PM

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Submissions are now being accepted by the Museum of Contemporary Photography for the 2014 Snider Prize - an award geared towards emerging artists finishing up their graduate studies in photography. MoCP's curatorial staff will select a single orignal work for the museum's permanent collection, for which the Snider Prize artist will receive $2,000.00. All MFA students currently in their last year at an accredited program of study in the United States should apply by April 1st, 2014 at midnight.

Questions should be directed towards: sniderprize@colum.edu and click here for more information about how to apply.

 

***Photo: 2013 Snider Prize award recipient Janna Ireland, from The Spotless Mirror, 2011-2013

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