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Notable: Participate in The Photo Review’s 35th Annual Competition

In Contest on April 17, 2019 at 11:47 am
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image via the Photo Review, First Prize Winner 2018, B. Proud, Owen and Blue Transgender Men

It’s officially time. The Photo Review is now taking applicants for its 35th annual International Photography Competition.

Noted critic, curator, and writer Lyle Rexer will be the juror for the 2019 Photo Review Photography Competition. He is the author of several books on art and photography, including The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography (2009) and Photography’s Antiquarian Avant Garde: the New Wave in Old Processes (2002). In addition, he has published numerous catalogue essays and articles on art, architecture, and photography and contributed to such publications as The New York Times, Art in America, Aperture, Parkett, BOMB, and DAMn. As a curator, he has organized exhibitions in the United States and internationally, most recently The Edge of Vision, a selection of contemporary abstract photography. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York and is a columnist for Photograph magazine.

The Photo Review, a highly acclaimed critical journal of photography, is sponsoring its 35th annual photography competition with a difference. Instead of only installing an exhibit that would be seen by a limited number of people, The Photo Review will reproduce accepted entries in its 2018 competition issue and on its website. Thus, the accepted photographs will be seen by thousands of people all across the world and entrants will have a tangible benefit from the competition. Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Plus numerous Editor’s Selections will be exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries.

Prizes will include a $500 dollar purchase prize from Haverford College or Blue Flower, a Wacom Intuos tablet, camera bags, prints, and much more. The submission deadline is May 31, 2019.

For More Information: The Photo Review International Photography Competition

Notable: Call For Entries, 2019 National Juried Competition, Soho Photo Gallery

In Contest on March 20, 2019 at 11:00 am
geralyn-shukwith photo

2018 Winning Photo by Geralyn Shukwit, via Soho Photo Gallery

 

It’s time for the nation’s photographers to get their competitive juices flowing once more. Soho Photo Gallery, with the help of Archival Methods, has announced that it is now accepting entrances to its long running National Juried Competition. The deadline is May 1st, 2019.

About the competition:

Soho Photo Gallery, New York City’s longest running cooperative photography gallery, is pleased to announce its 24th National Juried Competition. All photo-based works are eligible for this competition with no limitation as to subject matter or technique. Our juror, Julie Grahame, will choose approximately 40 photographs for exhibition in our gallery, located in lower Manhattan.
The Juror:

Julie Grahame is the publisher of aCurator.com, a full-screen photography magazine, and the associated aCurator blog, one of the ten best photo sites named by the British Journal of Photography and one of Life.com’s top 20. She has represented the Estate of Yousuf Karsh for licensing for 15 years and maintains Karsh’s online presence. Grahame is a consultant for photographers of all levels; a portfolio reviewer, writer and speaker. She is vice president of the American Photography Archives Group (APAG),and a contributing writer for PDN’s Emerging Photographer and EDU magazines. In a former life, she ran the Retna photo agency.
Eligibility: The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.
Submissions:

All submission are made by uploading to spg.slideroom.com.

Awards: The awards include cash prizes from SPG for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Up to four Honorable Mentions will also be chosen and receive gifts provided by our sponsors.

Interested in competing? Wait no longer with this link to the competition.
For More Information: 2019 National Juried Competition

Notable: Lisa Lindamood Wins 2019 Krappy Kamera Competition

In Contest on March 11, 2019 at 11:00 am

Lisa Lindamood, First Place, image via Soho Photo Gallery

Soho Photo Gallery has announced the winner of its 2019 Krappy Kamera competition as Lisa Lindamood. A native Tennessean, she has been creating handmade photos for two decades. Marky Kauffmann was awarded second, while Denise Moore came in third.

What Is Krappy Kamera
Our philosophy at Soho Photo Gallery is that in the hands of any artist great photographs can be made with basic equipment. To explore this talent, we are searching for extraordinary photographs made with lousy lenses.  Examples of some Krappy Kameras are the Holga, Diana, Ansco, and pinhole cameras. You can also create your own Krappy Kamera by using your non-Krappy Kamera (e.g. 4×5, SLR, DSLR) and exchanging the lens with a Krappy Lens (e.g. pinhole body cap or Holga-type lens). Cell phones, disposables and point and shoot cameras are ineligible. Remember, just because a camera is old and moldy doesn’t make it Krappy. The lens is the determining factor.

The competition was juried by Michelle Bates, internationally renowned for her Holga imagery since 1991 and author of Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity, an extensive look at the use and history of toy cameras.

Soho Photo Gallery will be exhibiting photos from the competition through the end of March.

For More Information: Soho Photo Krappy Kamera 2019

“Best of the Best” 2018 BWGallerist Emerging Fine Art Photographers

In Black and White Photography, Contest, Exhibits, Fine Art, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 9, 2019 at 3:10 pm

03 Stephen and Tyrone by Jano Cohen

Stephen and Tyrone,  Jano Cohen

Happy New Year to our readers!

Of the hundreds of articles in our archives, the most popular are the annual lists of photographers we choose as the “Best of the Best” for each year. The interest in this group of evolving artists, at different stages in their careers, always exceeds our expectations.

The contributors to this website viewed thousands of fine art images and attended dozens of galleries, museums and fairs throughout the year. To distill all that activity into a single brief list is obviously a difficult (but enjoyable) task and should foster days of discussion by visitors to BWGallerist.

So with that said, here is the the 2018 “Best of the Best” list in no particular order:

Our congratulations go out to these talented artists.

Notable: Oliver Klink Wins Photographer of the Year B&W 2018

In Contest on August 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

In exciting news for our friend Oliver Klink, dodho.com, the well respected online photography website, has named Klink’s “Spirit of the Village” series from Cultures in Transition the Grand Prize Winner of its annual awards competition.

The second edition of its awards, Dodho compiled a plethora of industry stalwarts to serve on its jury, including photographer Reza, Getty Images managing editor Jay Davies, founder and director of Coco Communications Shanthi Jeuland, and many others.

The selection process has been very complicated but we are proud of the final result, and the great reception obtained. In the coming weeks will be published the book Black & White – Best photographers of the year 2018 where they will show the works of all winners and finalists. The edition will be published in hardcover and also in digital format and will be put up for sale on our website; it will also be distributed to the best galleries and agencies around the world in search of opportunities for the photographers who have applied to this contest.

In addition to grand-prize winner Klink, Nick Gandano of Spain came in second (for his work Anthracite) and Anup Shah of Kenya came in third (for the series The Mara).

For More Information: Cultures in Transition by Oliver Klink

Notable: Deadline Approaches for 2018 National Alternative Processes Competition, SohoPhotoGallery

In Contest on August 17, 2018 at 4:53 pm
lauren jones photograph 2017 NAPC winner

2017 Winning Image by Lauren Jones

For those who’ve been procrastinating and need a last second reminder, time is running out! The annual National Alternative Processes Competition deadline for entries is August 27th.

Alternative processes include, but are not limited to: Albumen, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Platinum/ Palladium, Gum Bichromate, Bromoil, Salt Print, Tintype, Ziatype, Daguerreotype, Image Transfers, Liquid Emulsion, Photogravure, Chemigram, as well as handmade prints created from digital negatives.Traditional silver gelatin prints, C-prints and digital prints are not eligible.
Juror: Dan Burkholder is a photographer, author and teacher. He wrote the groundbreaking book Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing and has led the mobile photography revolution with his book iPhone Artistry. He combines twentieth century technology with nineteenth century printing processes.
Eligibility: Open to photographers who are residents of the United States over the age of 18, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.
Awards: First, second and third place and honorable mentions will be awarded.
Learn more about the competition, or if you’re ready right now, enter below.
To Enter the Competition: SohoPhoto

Preview: 2018 National Alternative Process Competition Call For Entries, Soho Photo Gallery, NYC

In Contest on July 24, 2018 at 11:00 am

2017’s winning image by Lauren Jones. Image via Soho Photo Gallery

As with many other artistic mediums, photographers have been known to enjoy the certain paths less traveled for their artwork. In this spirit, Soho Photo Gallery is calling for entries for the National Alternative Process Competition, sponsored by the Penumbra Foundation and Bostick & Sullivan.

WHAT IS ALTERNATIVE PROCESS?
Alternative processes include, but are not limited to: Albumen, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Platinum/ Palladium, Gum Bichromate, Bromoil, Salt Print, Tintype, Ziatype, Daguerreotype, Image Transfers, Liquid Emulsion, Chemigram, Photogravure as well as handmade prints created from digital negatives. Traditional Silver Gelatin Prints, C-Prints and Digital Prints are not eligible. There is no limitation as to subject matter.

JUROR
Dan Burkholder is known for looking over photography’s horizon to discover new ways of capturing and expressing the photographic image. In the early 1990’s he wrote the groundbreaking book Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing. In 2012, he led the mobile photography revolution with his book, iPhone Artistry. Many of his images are expressed as platinum/palladium prints enhanced with hand-applied gold leaf and other precious metals, combining twentieth century technology with nineteenth century printing processes. Dan earned his BA and MA degrees in photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in California. His prints are in private and public collections internationally.

SUBMISSION
The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old and older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery. Digital entries and fees must be uploaded at callforentry.org where you will find submission instructions.

FEES
1-5 images $45 / 6-15 images $5 each additional image

For those interested in entering the 14th annual edition of this competition, entries are due by August 27th, 2018.

For More Information: Soho Photo Gallery

 

Notable: Call for Entries, 2018 20th International Krappy Kamera Competition

In Contest on December 28, 2017 at 11:00 am

2017 Winning Image, Kim Shaw, Image via Soho Photo Gallery

Soho Photo Gallery in New York City has announced a call for entries into the 20th Annual International Krappy Kamera Competition. 

About the Competition:

Soho Photo Gallery, New York City’s longest running cooperative photography gallery and the originator of the Krappy Kamera Competition is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Competition and is looking for extraordinary photographs made with lousy lenses. Examples of some Krappy Kameras are the Holga, Diana, Ansco, and pinhole cameras. You can create your own Krappy Kamera by using your non-Krappy Kamera (e.g. 4×5, SLR, DSLR) and exchanging the lens with a Krappy Lens (e.g. pinhole body cap or Holga-type lens). Cell phones, disposables and point and shoot cameras are ineligible. Remember, just because a camera is old and moldy doesn’t make it Krappy. The lens is the determining factor.

The Juror:

Sandra Carrion originated the Krappy Kamera Competition. A former
president of Soho Photo, she is a founding member of fotofoto gallery as well as the Image Factory Experimental Photography Workshops. Carrion teaches at Nassau Community College. Her photography has been recognized for its innovation and artistry.
Eligibility:

The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.

Awards:

The first place award is $500, 2nd and 3rd place awards and three Honorable Mentions are provided by the sponsors. In addition a People’s Choice award will be given by Soho Photo Gallery.
The deadline for entries is January 8, 2018 and winners will be exhibited March 7-March 24, 2018. For more information or to enter the competition visit Soho Photo Gallery

Notable: Patterns and Shadows, Call for Entries into Juried Show, New York Center for Photographic Art

In Contest on November 2, 2017 at 11:00 am

Image via New York Center for Photographic Arts

The New York Center for Photographic Arts is calling for entries into their international juried show Patterns and Shadows. They are looking for amateur and professional photographers alike to submit images produced using any medium, style or process.

PATTERNS and SHADOWS:

There is a striking photograph of a camel caravan taken from above.  At first glance you see dark animals and riders in the bright sunset the color of sand.  On closer inspection you see tiny well-lit camels and riders with the strength of the image in the tall dark shadows cast in the setting sun. In the same vein, dusk casts shadows on a flight of stairs creating a canvas of black and white stripes.  Just as powerful are shots where the impact of the image is derived from patterns in the composition such as the tile pattern on the Sydney Opera House, rows of theater chairs etc. Interesting interpretations of your own shadow are welcome as well.  Be creative – send us your best.

EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:
Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $750.  The image will be part of the New York gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and the call catalog. It will be featured on the home page of NYC4PA website.                                                                    

·       First Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $300. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the call catalog.

·       Second Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $250. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the call catalog.

·       Third Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $200. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the call catalog.

·       Jurors’ Selections: 15 additional images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the call catalog.

·       Honorable Mention: 20 additional images will be exhibited in the Online Gallery and listed in the call catalog.

*All Prize Winners, Juror Selections and Honorable Mentions will receive an NYC4PA certificate.

For those interested in submitting work for the competition, entries are needed by November 12, 2017. The show will be exhibited at the Jadite Gallery in New York from April 3rd to April 14th, 2018.

For More Information: New York Center for Photographic Arts

Notable: 2018 International Portfolio Competition, SohoPhotoGallery

In Black and White Photography, Contest, Gallerist on October 30, 2017 at 11:15 am

Are you interested in becoming the next great photographer to be displayed at SohoPhotoGallery? For years, the gallery’s Portfolio Review Committee has juried thousands of photographers’ portfolios, resulting in some brilliant contemporary photography to see the light of day.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Located in lower Manhattan, Soho Photo, New York
City’s longest-running photography gallery is awarding
solo shows to three winning photographers. The
panel of jurors will make their initial selections based
on digital submissions. Final selections will be based
on prints.
SUBMISSION
Digital entries must be uploaded at <callforentry.
org> where you will find instructions for submitting.
The competition is open to all photographers age 18
or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.
Any photographic print medium is acceptable. One
portfolio per photographer, please.
WHAT IS A PORTFOLIO?
A portfolio contains 12-20 compositionally and
technically strong images, with a consistent theme or
topic.
THE JURORS
Members of Soho Photo Gallery’s Portfolio Review
Committee will jury the competition. The committee
has reviewed thousands of portfolios since the
gallery’s beginning in 1971. In so doing, the gallery has
exhibited prints by some of the finest contemporary
photographers throughout the world.

If you’re one of the handful wanting the chance to display their work, submissions will be accepted until January 8th, 2018.

For More Information: SohoPhotoGallery