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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The subject of transgender rights and transgender life has entered mainstream society in unprecedented ways. The trans person has gained visibility unlike ever before; Laverne Cox, a transgender woman who plays a trans woman inmate on the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, and Jared Leto's portrayal of Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club (2014), for which he won Best Supporting Actor, point towards a seemingly more tolerant mass public. In the world of fine art photography, the documentation of transgender people can be traced back to early Arbus up through Nan Goldin, Catherine Opie and most recently, Daylight Book's new publication of Mariette Pathy Allen's TransCuba (2014). Ms.

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Since 2008, the Photo Levallois Festival has drawn global attention as forerunner in contemporary photography, featuring work by amateurs and up-and-coming photographers, to seasoned professionals age 35 and younger. Last year saw 200+ applications from 38 countries. All work submitted to the festival will be judged by a select panel (yet to be announced), and the winner will walk away with 10,000 euros along with chance to exhibit their work as part of the Photo Levallois Festival. The deadline is May 10th, 2014. Click here for more information about the festival and how to apply.

***Photo by Max Pinckers, Winner of City of Levallois Photography Award 2014

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SUBJECT OF THE WANTED WORKS: “Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions” Since the dawn of humanity, artistic creation and its production has always been at the service of the main cults, deities and religions. Today, relics of all kind, art objects, memorabilia, artefacts of scientific progress, historical valuables have taken the position of the cult. Museums, galleries, festivals, fairs have become the stages of celebration of the cult of valuable priceless and useless objects. In different countries of the world the art institutions and events reach the attendance of tens, hundreds of thousands and even millions. Spaces, places, contexts, where artistic, historical, scientific, or other valuables are displayed, play a role of an oasis for those exhausted by the speedy routine. This phenomenon does not escape the eyes of artists, including photographers.

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30 Under 30 / Women Photographers is a unique annual online exhibit of photography featuring a selection of 30 women photographers from around the globe under the age of 30. And on the heels of International Women's Day, this exhibit's relative poignancy is not only clear but also important. The male-gaze and its subject, the woman, is a sociological and historical relationship that has percolated into the art of photography. It is this gendered relationship between the 'masculine' act of looking and the 'feminine' act of being looked upon that 30 Under 30 / Women Photographers wishes to disrupt. 

For a full look at the exhibition, click here

 

***Photo by Tatiana Gulenkina



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The Photographic Museum of Humanity 2014 Grant is an international photo competition with a stellar jury composed of Magnum photographer Alec Soth, Brazilian Curator Iatã Cannabrava, British Journal of Photography Deputy Editor Olivier Laurent and young award winning photographer Diana Markosian. Winners will receive cash prizes to faciliate future photographic endeavors and there are numerous honarable mentions to be seized. There is no entrance fee, however, the deadline is fast approaching (March 12, 2014), so click here for information about how to apply.

 

***Photo by PMH 2013 Winner Cihad Caner

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It is with great pleasure to congratulate photographer Vincent Cianni who was interviewed in yesterday's NYTimes Sunday Review for his work Gays in the Military, recently published by Daylight. This was a phenomenal collaboration and we are elated that Mr. Cianni and the men and women who have served and are still serving are receiving recognition well beyond the pages of Gays in the Military itself. For the full interview, please click here

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Applications for the third annual Atelier Smedsby workshop are now being accepted. The Atelier Smedsby workshop is a 12 month long distance learning class incorporating three individual/group meetings in Paris. In between these meetings in Paris, participants will give monthly reports on the progress of their works via Skype. During these monthly reports, particpants will be able to ask questions, demonstrate the evolution of their work, receive evaluations and feedback. These monthly reports are the base of the workshop and we expect them to be well prepared by the participants. Of course the participants will have the possibility to communicate with Atelier Smedsby between these monthly reports as well. For the Euro-centric, traveling photographer, this is a particuarly great opportunity.

 

For information about how to apply, click here

 

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