Enter Ian Parry Scholarship! PLEASE. Deadline extended 20th July 2012. Increased prize of £3,500 and a chance to collaborate with Downstairs@MOTHER, Sunday Times magazine, Save The Children and Canon.
The Ian Parry Scholarship 2012 deadline is June 30th. The application form can be downloaded HERE
Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. That was 20 years ago, he was just 24 years of age. The Ian Parry Scholarship was created by Aidan Sullivan, then picture editor and Ian’s friends and family in order to build something positive from such a tragic death.
Each year we hold an international photographic competition for young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24. Entrants must submit examples of their work from their portfolio and a brief synopsis of a project they would undertake if they won. The prize consists of £3,500 towards their chosen assignment £500 to those awarded Highly Commended and Commended.
Save The Children are again sponsoring the award by offering one of the finalists an all expenses paid assignment and in addition to this, the World Press Photo automatically accepts the winner onto its final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam. This is a significant prize for any photographer and continued with the support of Getty Images, Canon Europe & Sunday Times Magazine, which publishes all the finalist’s work; the scholarship provides an excellent launch into a professional career in photography.
“The IPS is a unique chance for emerging photojournalists to not only have their work assessed and circulated within the wider context of the professional photographic industry but also published in a major national newspaper. Entering awards has now become the most effective way to showcase your work and I would encourage more students to invest in this kind of free promotion” Rebecca McClelland Creative Director IPS.
Once again our extremely well attended exhibition will be held at the Getty Images Gallery / 46 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DX / Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7291 5380
Our sponsors are The Sunday Times, Getty Images, Canon Europe, Save the Children and our sincere thanks to the Frontline Club, British Journal of Photography and Touch Digital.
calls for applications for Chobi Mela VII
International Festival of Photography
Drik has announced the theme Fragility for the Chobi Mela VII, International Festival of Photography to be held in January 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo practitioners are invited to submit work online and offline following the guidelines available from the festival website www.chobimela.org.
â€œIn a gendered world fragility is not macho enough,â€ says Shahidul Alam, Festival Director. Â â€œIn a misogynic industry, to pause is to be effeminate. Where sex and violence are the opiates we are fed on, quieter moments do not even make the ‘B roll’. â€¨
The call of Chobi Mela VII is to seek those fragile fleeting moments, to record the nuanced lives we all live â€“ â€œan unraveling strand of humanity bending against the onslaught of invasive culture; the frail existence of a marginal farmer eking out a living in the shadows of engineered genes; communities holding out against the rising tide of modernity; Lost languages, vanishing cultures, disappearing forests. â€¦ In an economy gasping for breath, in an ecosystem reeling under consumption, waste and the ravages of war, the greed of a few threaten the future of many,â€ Alam says. The festival challenges artists to push back the tide of unbridled growth and lay their stake to a sustainable universe.Â
“The brilliance of Chobi Mela persistently emerges as a near contact sport between the past and the future, old and young,” said Chris Riley, US media innovator, and formerly head of planning in the Graphic Design Group at Apple, Inc., and a speaker at the 2011 festival. “The overwhelming sense of Chobi Mela VI in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in Asia at the beginning of what has been described as the Asian Century is one of potential. Huge creative potential, the potential to change the narrative of the global community, recast its mythologies and restate its essence. From Dhaka the stories must be different; they must be from a different perspective and in a different form. This is the Chobi Mela challenge: to emerge into the world and change it.”
Chobi Mela VII in 2013 will be an important step towards meeting this challenge.
See Guidelines: http://www.chobimela.org/index.php/site/page?view=about
Online Application: http://www.chobimela.org/applicants/create
Secretariat, Chobi Mela
C/O Drikâ€¨House 58, Road 15Aâ€¨Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209, Bangladeshâ€¨
Tel: (880-2) 9120125, 8123412, 8112954 â€¨
chobi mela vii
international festival of photography bangladesh, 2013
Submission Deadline: 31 July, 2012
The sweeping gestures of photography have thrived on extremes. Great things, epic moments, the wretched, the vile, the dispossessed, the celebrated and the trodden, have all found themselves facing the lens. Photography has exalted suffering, celebrated the vain. Quiet moments, reflective spirits, the hesitant step, the furtive glance have rarely made headlines. Perceived as being unworthy of the shutter.
The shutter speed of 125th of a second reserved for momentous slices of time, never slows down enough to listen to the sighs of the silent. Photography therefore is a selective witness. The history it records, a filtered history. It is a filtration different from the dominant narrative of the victor that history has been guilty of. This is more insidious, as it seeps into the very core of our consciousness. I smile for my grandma’s camera. The photojournalist waits for my tear to drop. The moments in between go unrecorded. A staccato history of grand gestures and seminal moments fails to record the nuanced lives we all live.
The medium has been digital all along. The black and whites of photography has largely failed to register the grey ambiguities of the human panorama, the binary perceptions that shape photographic vision failing to respond to subtlety. The everydayness of our lives with its tapestry of emotions, too plain to register amongst the dramatic peaks and troughs that photography has been measured by.
It is only through fissure that fragility has registered. It is only on being trampled that the delicate has been lamented. The staunch pillars of photography have rarely let light through the cracks. The frailty of a lost thought, the uncertainty of the first touch are the insignificants that a camera passes by. The fragility of a tortured earth, the slow death of a glacier, the disappearance of the honeybee, too slow a change to register in 125th of a second.
In a gendered world fragility is not macho enough. In a misogynic industry, to pause is to be effeminate. Where sex and violence are the opiates we are fed on, quieter moments do not even make the ‘B roll’. A sob too insignificant to register on a megapixel sensor.
We look for those fleeting moments. A gossamer of gentle thoughts billowing in turbulent winds. An unraveling strand of humanity bending against the onslaught of invasive culture. The frail existence of a marginal farmer eking out a living in the shadows of engineered genes. Communities holding out against the rising tide of modernity. Lost languages, vanishing cultures, disappearing forests, all entwined by a vulnerability, familiar to those who resist market forces.
In an economy gasping for breath, in an ecosystem reeling under consumption, waste and the ravages of war, the greed of a few threaten the future of many. We challenge you to push back the tide of unbridled growth and lay your stake to a sustainable universe. It is only by embracing the fragility of this world that you will make it your own.
The award includes a 10,000 euros grant and the production of an exhibition during the 5th edition of the Photo Levallois festival.
Open to a less-than-35 year old artist at the most on October 5th 2012.
Application deadline to June 9, 2012
Festival from October 5 to November 17, 2012
The Angkor Photo Workshops is back for the 8th year — and is now officially accepting applications!
Held annually in the beautiful town of Siem Reap, Cambodia, the Angkor Photo Workshops was created in 2005 and is offeredFREE to selected young photography talents from Asia. The week-long professional photography workshop provides participants with firsthand training, invaluable exposure, and a chance to develop their personal photographic style and vision. Over the years, the workshop has highlighted emerging talent from the region, and many previous participants are now pursuing successful photography careers.
To find out how to apply, download these two forms:
- Download the Call for Applications (pdf)
- Download the 2012 Application Form (doc)
* To download these documents, right-click on the link and select ‘Save Link As’
Or check out our “How to Apply” page for a permanent post with details about the applications.
The dates for this year’s workshops are December 1 – 8, 2012. Over the next few months, the workshops team will be selecting around 30 participants from all over Asia. All applicants will receive a reply from us by the end of August!
Watch out as the 8th Angkor Photo Workshops will open for applications on May 15th.
The Angkor Photo Workshops are an annual free professional photography workshop for young Asian photographers. Held each year in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 30 specially selected participants will be tutored by international photographers who volunteer their time to be a part of this initiative.
We are really excited to find out who will be joining us this year for the workshops — stay tuned for more news and information on how to apply!
If you haven’t already done so, there’s still time to get your submissions in for the 8th Angkor Photo Festival. Do it soon – the deadline is coming up on May 31st!
(Link: How to Submit)
We’ve already been overwhelmed by the submissions received so far, but we’re ready for the flurry of entries that always comes in as the deadline approaches!
We will also soon be updating you about Andri Tambunan’s ongoing project in Indonesia on the under-reported HIV/AIDS epidemic in Papua. Andri was the winner of the inaugural Reminders Project Asian Photographers Grant, and his work will be exhibited this year at the 8th Angkor Photo Festival.
Check out some of his work here if you haven’t already seen it!
After discussions with the Reminders Project – our collaborator on the grant – we have all decided to develop the impact of the grant, and will be making the Reminders Project Asian Photographers Grant a bi-annual event. We will be opening again for applications in 2013!
World Press Photo is pleased to announce the names of the 12 young photographers who have been selected to come together with a group of masters for the 19th annual World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass to be held from 11 to 15 November 2012 in Amsterdam. Congratulation all of them …
We hope everyone has had a great start to the year! The team is back and revving to go – and the dates for this year’s festival has been set!
The 8th Angkor Photo Festival will take place from December 1st to 8th, 2012.
We will be launching our call for submissions a little earlier this year, on April 1, 2012.
We will be updating this blog with the latest news. For more information, you can take a look at the festival’s official website: www.angkor-photo.com
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mr. & mrs. amani olu, in conjunction with Meulensteen, are accepting curatorial proposals for Young Curators, New Ideas IV, opening at the gallery on June 7, 2012. Below is a brief about the exhibition along with submission guidelines. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact amani olu or visit.
Young Curators, New Ideas
Young Curators, New Ideas IV is an experimental group exhibition that broadly examines the intersection between curatorial practice and modes of artistic production. YCNI seeks to provide a venue for emerging curators to develop their practice, experiment with ideas, form relationships with artists and expand their presence within the contemporary art community. In the past, YCNI has supported projects by Karen Archey, Jon Feinstein, Laurel Ptak, Jose Ruiz, James Shaeffer, Lumi Tan and Cleopatra’s, to name a few.
Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2012, 6PM, PST
Notification: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
For consideration, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org.
+ One-page curatorial proposal limited to no more than three artists
+ Curatorial CV
+ 250-word or less bio for each artist
+ Five images for each artist
+ Submit each image as a low-resolution, 72dpi, .jpg
+ Resize each image to 600 pixels in width (not in height or length)
+ Rename each image with the proposed artist’s name (ex. john_doe1.jpg, john_doe2.jpg, john_doe3.jpg, etc.)
Please do not send high-resolution images (300dpi), CMYK or TIFF files.
A correct submission includes:
+ One-page exhibition proposal
+ Curatorial CV
+ One document with artists’ bios
+ Images (If you are proposing more than one artist, then organize each artist’s set of images in a respective folder)
Create zip file of the above contents, rename the file with your name and send as an attachment to email@example.com.
+ Each curator will receive a small stipend, and transportation, installation and administrative support
+ Curators from all geographic locales are encouraged to apply
+ Be ambitious: Meulensteen is a 7,000 square foot space located on the ground floor in Chelsea, NYC
+ Each proposal should be theoretical, based on +/- 150 square feet of available space. No two spaces will be the same. All work will need to be packed and available for pick-up in the Greater NYC area by June 1st, and install will occur June 4th – 6th.
amani olu (b. 1980) is an independent curator, writer, essayist and co-founder and executive director of Humble Arts Foundation, a New York based 501c3 committed to supporting and promoting new art photography. He is producer, designer and co-curator of The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2, published by Humble. In addition to his work as a non-profit arts director, he also organizes the annual Young Curators, New Ideas exhibition. olu’s 2012 curatorial projects include: Young Curators, New Ideas IV at Meulensteen; Welcome to Tomorrow, Syracuse University’s MFA Thesis Exhibition at Dumbo Arts Center; Small Works at Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Festival in Boston and The Invisible Line, a solo presentation by artist Ellen Jong at Allegra LaViola. His projects have been reviewed and featured in publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, ARTnews, Time Out NY, Code, and AM New York, as well as online at Art in America, Bomblog, Cool Hunting, Daily Serving and Flavorwire. olu recently penned the catalog essay for Welcome to Tomorrow, Syracuse University’s 2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition and for Herald, Rashaad Newsome’s debut exhibition at Marlborough Chelsea. His writing includes interviews with William Eggleston and Gottfried Helnwein, and profiles on K8 Hardy, Elad Lassry, Rashaad Newsome and David Benjamin Sherry. He lives and works in New York and is a proud member of New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA).
Meulensteen is a contemporary art gallery representing several conceptually rigorous emerging and established artists. Formerly known as Max Protetch, in the fall of 2009 the gallery was acquired by Edwin Meulensteen, under whose leadership the gallery continues to push conceptual and geographic boundaries in exhibition programming. Following an extensive renovation of its three exhibition spaces, the gallery reopened in September of 2010 as Meulensteen. Recent exhibitions include Italian artist Andrea Galvani’s first New York City solo exhibition entitled A Few Invisible Sculptures; Ann Pibal’s DRMN’ featuring a catalogue essay by Robert Storr; Oliver Herring’s Areas for Action, an ambitious month-long series of performances; and In a Perfect World…, a group exhibition curated by James Elaine showcasing a new generation of Chinese artists.
For additional information, please contact amani olu at firstname.lastname@example.org.