Photography Now 2014 the Center for Photography at Woodstock is now accepting applications. Eight to ten photographers will be selected to be featured in the group exhibition in CPW’s gallery from April 5 – June 15, 2014.

CPW’s annual Photography Now exhibition celebrates the plurality of photography. From traditional to digital, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. Straight photography, fine art, narrative, documentary, landscape, social issues, still life, mixed media incorporating photography, photographic installations, and digital imaging and collages – are all eligible!

Deadline- January 31, 2014

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The PRC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Leopold Godowsky, Jr Color Photography Awards:

First Place: 

Louie Palu (District of Columbia, USA) www.louiepalu.com

Honorable Mentions:

Aaron Blum (PA, USA) www.aaronblumphoto.com

Alejandro Cartagena (Mexico) www.alejandrocartagena.com

Bastienne Schmidt (NY, USA) www.bastienneschmidt.com

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All entries for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2014 must be made via the online Application Form between 15th December and January 31, 2014.

The “Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award” competition is open to any professional photographer aged 25 or under at the time of entering. To take part, participants must send in a series of photographs taken in 2013 or long-term projects containing at least one photo from 2013. Only one entry per photographer is accepted.

All digital images prepared for uploading must be 1200 pixels high. The width of the image is variable in proportion.

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Sara Terry's "War is Only Half the Story, Vol 6" featuring the work of 2012 grant winner Andrew Lichenstein and finalists Michelle Frankfurter, Christopher Capozziello, Simon Bran Thorpe and Michael Zumstein only has a couple more days to get funded. See her Kickstarter page and get some goodies by contributing!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/20505304/war-is-only-half-the-story-volume-6-photo-book

Image by Sara Terry

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The Portfolio Review will take place during the Duesseldorf Photo Weekend 2014. By presenting their portfolios to a professional photo-jury the participants will have the chance to undergo constructive criticism, gain public attention and be advised for their future careers. Every participant presents to three reviewers and will also have the opportunity for one-to-one reviews during the whole day. 
The deadline for the submissions is 16th December 2013. Out of all submissions 20-25 photographers will be selected to present their work in Düsseldorf on 1st February 2014. The Portfolio Review is a public event and the images will be screened with a projector. A portfolio of the Portfolio Review 2014 comprising the works of the participating photographers will be available at the day of the event.

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PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with galleries, museums and photographers citywide.

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M+B is pleased to announce Matthew Brandt: Velvet and Bubble Wrap, the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery featuring new work that explores Hollywood as both a construct and a landscape. The exhibition runs from December 14, 2013 through January 18, 2014, with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, December 14 from 6 to 8 pm. 

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As photography becomes increasingly more competitive and saturated, we need to be creative when finding ways to fund our personal projects. At ONWARD, they recommend grants from private foundations as a good area to explore. To give you a head start in attempting the grant-seeking process, they recently spoke with Ken Goldman, a professional grant writer at Drexel University.

Check it out here

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Review Santa Fe is the premier juried portfolio review event in the world and considered one of the most important events for photographers who seek career advancement. Review Santa Fe is designed to facilitate relationships between photographers and leading industry professionals looking for new work.

The three-day event includes a minimum of nine portfolio reviews, inclusion in the Review Santa Fe 100 online resource, an opening reception, a closing reception, as well as an educational photographic seminar to create a vibrant and inspiring weekend to nourish the photographic community and create fertile ground for photographers.

Deadline for entries is January 22, 2014. 

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Entering photo competitions can be a great way to get your work out there and possibly get shown in a group exhibition. However, there are many galleries that are looking for submissions of new work year round. ONWARD Compe has been hard at work compiling a list of approachable galleries that might be more open to accepting work from emerging photographers.

Photo arts centers are an excellent place to start submitting your work. Many of them have an open deadline and no submission fee, offering the same exposure you’d get in a competition, but allowing you to apply at your leisure.

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