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


photo-eye BLOG writer Blake Andrews examines Sarah Christianson's Homeplace, " homage to family farming, an exploration of personal ancestry, a scrapbook, a sociological study of Norwegian immigrants, a love letter to North Dakota, and a long-term photography project" published earlier this year by Daylight.


Click here to read Andrews' full review and gain futher insight into the history of a 2,000+ acre Midwestern farm through Christianson's particular artistic, academic and familial eye.


For more info on Christianson's Homeplace, click here


Life Framer is an independent photography award designed to source honest photographs from emerging photographers with an emphasis on exposure, professional feedback and the curation of a final crowd-funded exhibition. Deadline is on February 28th, 2014. Show life as you see, experience it or imagine it, with no lead and no limits. Do your own thing and share it with the world. There is no explicit lead, no limitations! 



PRC Gallery is proud to present the eighth Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awardswhich honor Leopold Godowsky, Jr., co-inventor of Kodachrome film. Opening Reception will take place on Thursday February 13, from 6:30-8 at PRC Gallery in Boston. Exhibition will be on view until March 22.ShareThis

Call for entries: The New York Porfolio Review

Send no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects, using the form below. The files should be jpegs, 1200 pixels across and 72 d.p.i. The application deadline is Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. The judges will look at every submission, pick 150 photographers and notify you by March 6. Once you have been accepted, you will choose from a list of reviewers you would like to meet.


 Voies Off festival's deadline is February 10!Since1996 Voies Off offers an alternative approach to emerging contemporary photography, its particularities, its evolutions, and its areas of resistance.Night projections during the opening week of the rencontres d’Arles festival have become an international reference for the discovery of emerging authors and the alternative venue that it creates for international photographic creation.Every July, the Voies Off prize is awarded by a jury of renowned professionals to an artist for the clarity of his/her vision and the high quality of his/her work.ShareThis

United Photo Industries is proud to present a solo exhibition of recent work by photographer Dave Jordano on his home-town of Detroit. Artist Reception will take place on Thursday February 6 from 6-9pm. Show will be open until March 21, 2014.  A kind, personal look at a much-maligned city, Jordano's visual exploration of Detroit does not waste time rehashing worn-out visual tropes of devastation and urban poverty, turning his gaze instead to the people surviving, thriving, making a decent life for themselves against the odds.

Presenting us with a message of hope from a great city brought low, Jordano's exhibition Detroit: Unbroken Down is a beautiful, visual celebration of the power of human spirit and perseverance.

Image by Dave Jordano


Archive State: Panel Discussion with exhibiting artists Arianna Arcara and Luca Santese, artist Dawoud Bey, and curator and writer Hamza Walker opens January 28, 2014. Moderated by MoCP director and exhibition curator Natasha Hollins Egan.

image by Arianna Arcara and Luca Santese