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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Created by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Spain's Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts was awarded yesterday to PHotoEspana, the International Festival for Photography and Visual Arts. President of PHotoEspaña, Alberto Anaut, has stated: “We are honoured and proud to receive this award, in recognition of a project that, from the outset, has sought to enhance public awareness of the work of the world’s best photographers and visual artists, and to promote the development of Spanish photography. At the same time, this award pays tribute to the institutions, organisations and brands that over the years have done so much to support photography and the visual arts, and that have helped to make PHotoEspaña a unique partnership-based festival. What’s more, the Medal has come at the right time, just a few months before the 17th edition of the Festival, which this year will be devoted entirely to Spanish photography."

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The annual International Photobook Dummy Award is now accepting applications – (as of yet) unpublished photobook dummies. Held in conjunction with the International Fotobookfestival, the Photobook Dummy Award offers photographers a chance to not only have their book projects examined by top dogs in the industry, but also the chance to receive a publishing contract with the German publisher k-books along with a feature in the art magazine European Photography. The 50 dummies that make the shortlist will be showcased internationally.

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Currently underway, the 2014 Moscow Photo Biennial (the festival's 10th) is bringing together an incredible group of artists and patrons of photography for weeks of exhibitions and master classes. The city is hosting over 30 exhibitions in 7 galleries and museums with and the photography present is thematically and aesthetically eclectic and nationally diverse. From British photographer Chris Steele Perkins' intimate portraits of England to Henri Cartier-Bresson's iconic documentation of decisive moments, the 2014 Moscow Photo Biennial possesses a wide range and wealth of history and photography. For more information about exhibition scheduling and master classes, click here.

 

***Photo: Chris Steele-Perkins. Blackpool. From the series ‘England, My England’. 1982. © Magnum Photos

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Georgia's largest and most prestigious photo competition, the Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards, is now accepting submissions. There are neither age nor professional restrictions, and with a cash prize of $1500.00, this is an enticing opportunity for up-and-coming photographer as well as the seasoned professional. The competition has been broken down into four categories: documentary series, reportage, conceptual, and "one shot," however, the Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards offers a range of exhibitions, lectures, workshops and portfolio reviews from international masters of the craft. The deadline for submissions is fast approaching (March 25th, 2014), so click here to learn more about how to apply.

 

***Photo: 2013 Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award Winner, Andrei Liankevich from the series Goodbye, Motherland (2011).

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CONNECTION THROUGH PORTRAITURE, an exhibition dedicated to the art of photographic portraiture, is holding a reception and artist discussion open on April 4th, 2014. Acclaimed photographer, Amy Arbus, was this year's juror and will be giving an arist talk beginning at 5PM, followed by a Members Reception at 5:45PM - the Public and Artists Reception begins at 6PM. If you are interested in hearing Ms. Arbus speak and/or are a Member of the The Center for Fine Art Photography and would like to partake in the Members Reception, RSVP to contact@c4fap.

Where:

400 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado, Main Gallery

 

***Photo: Brown Twins by Jim Hair

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Hannah Whitaker's first solo show in Los Angeles entitled Cold Wave opens tonight, March 15th, 2014. Influenced by the Austrian logician Kurt Gödel, who introduced the notion of unknowability to mathetmatics (a discipline often characterized by certainty), Whitaker began approaching the film plane as a formal system comprised of limited variables and operations. The results of her intellectual inquiries are breathtaking fractured depictions of subjects suspended between the viewers sense of what is 'real' and what can be recognized with certainty, a woman's face for example, and what is considered 'anti-real' - a portrait that neither bends to the logic of proportions or dimension.

Cold Wave runs through April 26th, 2014.

Where:

M + B

612 NORTH ALMONT DRIVE
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90069

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The 15th Fotofest Biennial opens today, March 15th, 2014, expertly curated by FotoFest Senior Curator and co-Founder Wendy Watriss and Lead Biennial Curator Karin Adrian von Roques.

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Submissions are now being accepted for The Other Hundred Entrepreneurs - a non-profit photo-book dedicated to the stories of men and women who have shaped their careers and lives around personal philosophies and measurements of success and entrepreneurship. 100 winners will be selected by a jury and cash prizes are awarded to the top three photographers. For information about how to apply, click here.

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The 8th annual PhotoAlliance Our World Portfolio Review starts tomorrow (Friday, March 14th) and does so with a public lecture by Berlin-based artist, Joachim Schmid, whose work with found photography has been exhibited internationally and has over 100 published books. The event features not only Mr. Schmid, but PhotoAlliance's tradition of a Chili Cookoff Supper. In the event that you or your friends and family are in the San Francisco area, contemporary photography, the brilliance of Joachim Schmid and chili are at your fingertips.

 

When: The lecture begins at 5:30PM preceded by the Chili Cookoff

Where: San Francisco Art Institute Art Lecture Hall, 800 Chester St. @ Jones

Cost: Dinner + Lecture = $20.00 / General Admission = $10.00 / Student with Student ID = $5.00 -- TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

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