ImPRESSion International Photo Festival is designed for professionals, as well as amateurs, and aims to develop photographic art and ties within the broader photographic community. At least 20 countries are expected to be represented at this year's festival. The ImPRESSion International Photo Festival is a phenomenal opportunity to demonstrate your photographic expertise to an international audience, network, and learn more about your craft through a photo competition, a series of exhibtions and workshops. development of photographic art and give a chance to gifted artists from any country to share their works with entire world, express themselves and communicate with colleagues in other countries.  
The Festival will include a photo contest, photo exhibition and workshops.



Drawing over 120 professional reviewers from around the world, FotoFest Biennial Meeting Place Portfolio Review is not only the world's largest portfolio review program, but is also one of its most generous. Standard portfolio reviews are complimented by free access to a range of exhibitions, workshops, book signing events, lectures and artist talks. And with an annual show of ca. 500 photographic artists, the networking possibilities are endless and diverse. Hosted in downtown Houston over the course of 16 days (March 15 - April 2), the Meeting Place Portfolio Review is a unique happenstance that fosters personal artistic growth and nurtures the world of photography at large.

For more information about FotoFest 2014, click here.


Applications are now being accepted for the 8th Annual Our World Portfolio Review held in San Francisco during the weekend of March 14-16. This is a great opportunity to show your work to a diverse group of jurors; writers, curators, editors, teachers and publishers. Furthermore, to ensure a high caliber of photographic excellence, the Our World Portfolio Review will be pre-juried with a limit of 60 partcipants. Over the course of two days, each photographer will have ten, twenty-minute portfolio reviews while fully immersed in an environment facilitating great networking possibilities and creativity.


Your $45.00 application fee will be waived if you email and let them know that your submission is through Daylight.



Daylight is pleased to announce its exhibition of work by Japanese photographer Mitsuo Suzuki on display until April 4th. A closing reception will be held on March 28th from 6-9PM. Sakura's photography has been shown in galleries across the globe, from Tokyo, Washington D.C., and New York, to Berlin, Singapore and Poland.



Daylight Project Space
121 W. Margaret Ln. Ste D
Hillsborough, NC 27278


For more information about Daylight Events, click here. And for information about Mitsuo Sakura, visit his website here.



Architectural and interiors photographer Marco Gualtieri's latest series of images will open tomorrow (3/4) at The American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles. Gualtieri's focal point is not simply LA, but more specifically, Wilshire Blvd which runs nearly 16 miles from downtown to LA to Santa Monica, the city's "symbolic" spine. This stretch of pavement and the districts it laces togetherwill be on display from March 4th - March 28th with an Artist Reception on March 13th, 6-8PM. 



AIA, Los Angeles Chapter Office
(Entrance under the Wiltern sign)
3780 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90010 



The transformation from boy to man is universal and dones many traditions and rites of passage contingent on specific cultures and communities. Dailymail writer Jessica Jerreat recently reviewed Kate Murray's All The Queens Men - a collection of portraiture work captured over a decade that deals with a masculine culture and male psychology particular to Queens, New York.


Click here to read Jerreat's treatment of All The Queens Men and for information about this unique Daylight publication, click here


The third annual invitational exhibition UnBound3 has been annouced by Candela Books + Gallery. Those photographers chosen by a select jury will have their work exhibited this summer in Richmond, Virginia while a gala event will subsequently be held to raise funds so original works can find their permanent homes in the evergrowing Candela Collection.


For application info, guidelines and deadlines, click here


***Photo by UnBound2 photographer Thomas Allen entitled "Maneater" 2006


The Crusade Engagement Art Grant awards a photographer or group of photographers with $10,000 for the most innovative method of increasing an artist(s) target audience and collector base. In the hayday of social media, new means of globalization and trans(inter)national communication, this is a particularly unique opportunity that rewards creativity with serious financial compensation. The goal of the Crusade Engagement Art Grant is, in their words, " create and foster demand for fine art photography" so do not pass up this opportunity to further the life and outreach of fine art photography.


For The Crusade Grant Guidelines, click here


Deadline for Initial Applications: April 1st, 2014.


PDN has chosen their 30 photographers to watch out for in 2014. Hailing from all corners of the world, these chosen few showcase realities that range from the very real turmoil in the MENA region, to highly stylized cinematic melodrama. PDN has maintained this tradition since 1999 with the intent of demonstrating the power and artistic capacity of the camera in the right hands. Profiles on each of PDN's 30 will be featured in the April, 2014 edition of PDN.


PDN will also be hosting six panel discussions on career strategies for up-and-coming photographers at schools, festivals and workshops throughout the country. While most of the dates have yet to be determined, be sure to check the website here regurlarly to see if you're in town when "Transitions" Strategies for the Young Working Photographer" comes through.


Call for Submissions for the works-in-progress PROJECT DEVELOPMENT GRANT & THE CHOICE AWARDS. Get your work seen by those that can help it achieve maximum impact and accelerate your career with an outstanding professional development package.

JURORS: Malcolm Daniel, Curator, Museum of Fine Arts; Lisa Hostetler, Curator, George Eastman House, Cheryl Newman, Photo Editor, The Telegraph; and Steffi Schulze, Manager Camera Work. AWARDS include $5,000, Review Santa Fe participation & exhibition, publication In Lenscratch and more.

The deadline is March 12, 2014.


For more info, click here