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LUCIE FOUNDATION The International Photography Awards May 28, 2011

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CLIP AWARDS Perth Centre for Photography May 5, 2011

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The CLIP Award is an international prize recognising contemporary landscapes in photo-based media. The criteria for selection focuses on images that are original and stimulating whilst challenging traditional notions of landscape photography. The deadline for entries is May 8, 2011.

Emiliano Roia 2010 Clip Award Winner
Emiliano Roia 2010 Clip Award Winner

Download an entry form from the following link:

http://www.pcp.org.au/PCP_Competitions/CLIP_Awards.aspx

The Power of Self March 31, 2011

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THE POWER OF SELF 2011

From Bruce Nauman to Picasso, Cindy Sherman to Rembrandt, Giacometti to Alice Neel, the self has been the subject of endless exploration by the world’s greatest artists, allowing the discovery (and re-discovery) of personal identities and artistic styles. The Power of Self is an international open call for your explorations in self-portraiture, accepting works in all mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, video, design, illustration, multi-media and photography. Show the world who you are as an artist and individual for a chance at over $50,000 in prizes and awards, including an Artist’s Reception in NYC, a Q&A published on Artinfo and One Year of Your Life, Paid. Your deadline to enter is April 15th – register now and collect public votes for a chance at the $2,500 People’s Choice Award. Click here to Participate >>

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EUGENE SMITH MEMORIAL FUND March 30, 2011

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Apply to the 2011 W. Eugene Smith
Grant in Humanistic Photography

The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.

Applications can be downloaded downloaded here (PDF file, 233KB) or

may be obtained by writing to the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, c/o International Center of Photography (ICP), 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, USA.

The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography was established in 1978 following the death of Gene Smith, the legendary American photo essayist. It is today the most prestigious honor in documentary photography. Every year it recognizes a photographer who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion.

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund independently administers the grant program that provides photographers with the financial freedom to carry out or complete major photographic essays. For 2011, the amount of the grant will be $30,000. An additional $5,000 in fellowship money will be dispersed, at the discretion of the jury, to one or more finalists deemed worthy of special recognition. Awards will be presented in a ceremony held in New York City in early October.

The Jury:

The Fund’s Board of Trustees appoints a three-member international jury every year. The jury meets twice. At its first session it reviews all the applications and proposals, and selects finalists primarily on the basis of the substantive (and intellectual) merit of their project. The finalists are only then asked to submit a comprehensive photographic print portfolio, to write (if necessary) a more detailed and focused proposal, and to answer questions about their project.

At its second session, the jury reviews the new materials and proceeds to select the grant recipient and the beneficiaries of the fellowship money.

Deadline May 31, 2011.

Submission Guidelines:

Applicants should include a written proposal that is concise, journalistically realizable, visually translatable, and humanistically driven, and a resume of educational and professional qualifications. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate evidence of their photographic ability and submit between 20 and 40 images. The Fund’s preferred method of submission is low-resolution jpegs on a CD or DVD (no RAW or TIFF files). However, for those applicants who do not have access to digital technology, the Fund will accept between 20-40 traditional or digital work prints instead, provided they are no larger than 18 x 24 cms or 8 x 10 inches (See below for submission guidelines).

The applicant must affirm that the proposed project is ongoing.

No preliminary materials will be returned unless expressly requested by the applicant, and sent accompanied either by a self-addressed stamped envelope or appropriate packaging and a prepaid courier waybill. Non-returned materials will be destroyed at the end of the entire judging process. The Fund is not responsible for loss or damage to any work. There is no entry fee.

File specifications for W. Eugene Smith Grant submission:

Text Documents:

The files should be saved as Microsoft Word documents. Name the files with your first and last names and use an underscore to separate the names. At the end of the file name add CV for the curriculum vitae. For your W. Eugene Smith Project Description, add PD. For your W. Eugene Smith Grant Application, add GA.

Example: John_SmithCV.doc, John_SmithAS.doc and John_SmithGA.doc.

Images:

The images need to be JPEG files at a size within 4″ x 5″ and a resolution of 300dpi. Name the files with your first and last names and use an underscore to separate the names. At the end of the file name add a sequence number starting with: 01.

Example: John_Smith01.jpg, John_Smith02.jpg, John_Smith03.jpg

CD Preparation:

Place all your files in one folder. Name the folder with your first and last names and use an underscore to separate your name. Burn to a CD and submit. If return is desired, please enclosed a self addressed stamped envelope.

Send all submissions to:
W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund
c/o International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036 — USA

Grant & Fellowship Recipient Responsibilities:

In the event the applicant is the recipient of the Smith Grant, applicant hereby agree to donate to the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, as an unrestricted gift, twelve (12) digital images of work completed as part of the project proposed herein. Applicant agrees to deliver six (6) of said images to the Fund nine (9) months after receiving the Grant, and the remaining six (6) of said images within eighteen (18) months after receiving the Grant.

The images shall become part of the W. Eugene Smith Legacy Collection at the International Center of Photography in New York. Applicant also agrees that as part of the unrestricted gift, the Smith Fund may exhibit the images and may use them to promote the activities of the Fund.

Applicant also understands and agrees that, if applicant is the recipient of the Grant, twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) of the total Grant of $30,000 ($30,000) will be paid upon receipt of the Grant, five thousand dollars ($5,000) will be paid upon receipt of the first six (6) of the digital images within nine (9) months after receipt of the Grant, and the final five thousand dollars ($5,000) will be paid upon receipt of the remaining six (6) of the digital images within eighteen (18) months after receipt of the Grant.

The digital images to be submitted shall conform to the following specifications:

Format: .tif or .jpg
Dimensions: At least 3000 pixels
Resolution: 72

The 2011 W. Eugene Smith Grant was funded by contributions from:
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Open Society Foundations (OSF), Photo District News (PDN), Blurb Inc., Canon USA, Asia Society, and individual donors.

West Australian Press Awards March 3, 2011

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The West Australian Press Awards were awarded to the following photographers in selected categories. They can be viewed in the State Library in Perth’s cultural Centre.

Aboriginal Elder Photographer of the Year Nic Ellis The West Australian
Aboriginal Elder Photographer of the Year Nic Ellis The West Australian

Asylum Seekers Christmas Island Photographer of the Year Nic Ellis
Asylum Seekers Christmas Island Photographer of the Year Nic Ellis

Steve Ferrier The West Australian: Ist Prize Spot News:
Steve Ferrier The West Australian: Ist Prize Spot News:

Lee Griffith Afghanistan First Prize  News Feature
Lee Griffith Afghanistan First Prize News Feature

Michael Wilson The West Australian First Prize Series
Michael Wilson The West Australian First Prize Series

Michael Wilson The West Australian First Prize Series
Michael Wilson The West Australian First Prize Series

Danie Wilkins The Sunday Times Second in Series Category
Danie Wilkins The Sunday Times Second in Series Category

Daniel Wilkins The Sunday Times Second in Series Category
Daniel Wilkins The Sunday Times Second in Series Category

Theo Fakos The Sunday Times Third in Series Category
Theo Fakos The Sunday Times Third in Series Category

Nikon Walkley Awards August 19, 2010

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2010 Press Photographer of the Year

The Nikon-Walkley Photographic Awards are the most prestigious awards for press photographers and photojournalists in Australia. Nikon proudly sponsors the awards in eight categories including press photographer of the year, spot news, general news, daily life, sport, photographic essay, portrait photography and community/regional photography.

To enter visit http://mynikonlife.com.au/nikonwalkley

http://www.walkleys.com/

Note: There are less than two weeks to go to enter the Walkley Awards

Nikon Walkley Photographic Awards
Natalie Grono photo Nikon Walkley Photographic Awards

IRIS Awards July 22, 2010

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Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography June 20, 2010

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Gardner Photography Fellow, 2010

Following an international search, the Gardner Fellowship committee awarded the Fellowship to Stephen Dupont, a prize-winning Australian photographer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Time, and Rolling Stone, among other publications. Dupont will be working on a project entitled Guns and Arrows: The Detribalization of Papua New Guinea.

Over the past six years, Dupont has traveled to Papua New Guinea, photographically documenting its changing face and the powerful impact of globalization on the fabric of its traditional Melanesian society. Guns and Arrows, the proposed project, will continue this work. From the recasting of tribal society into an urban proletariat and the effects of violence and lawlessness in Port Moresby to the westernization of traditional society in the Highlands, it will be an in-depth study of cultural erosion as well as a celebration of an ancient people. He plans to use 35mm, 6×6, panoramic, and Polaroid formats for documentary street photography, landscapes, and portraiture; weaving single images, contact sheets, composites, and video grabs into multiple forms: a traditional exhibition at the Peabody Museum, a book with the Peabody Museum Press, and an interactive web presentation.

Raskol Polaroid portrait of raskol (“criminal” in Tok Pison) Samson Maipe inside the Kips Kaboni (Red Devils) safe house in Kaugare Settlement, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 2004. Copyright Stephen Dupont.

Stephen Dupont – first Australian to be awarded the
2010 Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography

Esteemed Australian photographer, Stephen Dupont, is the first Australian to be awarded the prestigious 2010 Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

A self-taught photographer, Stephen Dupont has captured photo essays from some of the world’s most dangerous regions including Afghanistan, Angola, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Congo, East Timor, Iraq, Israel, Rwanda and Somalia.

As part of the Award prize, the Fellowship funds an ‘established practitioner of the photographic arts to create and subsequently publish through the Peabody Museum a major book of photographs on the human condition anywhere in the world.’

For his project, Stephen has selected to travel to Papua New Guinea where he will spend 12 months working on Guns and Arrows: The Detribalisation of Papua New Guinea. Over the past six years, he has travelled to Papua New Guinea to photographically document its changing face and the powerful impact of globalisation on the fabric of its traditional Melanesian society.

“Guns and Arrows will be an in-depth study of cultural erosion as well as a celebration of an ancient people,” Stephen said.

As part of his project, he will also produce a major book profiling his Papua New Guinea photographs; conduct an exhibition and lecture at the Peabody Museum; as well as produce an interactive web presentation.

Stephen Dupont said he has been an advocate of FUJIFILM Professional films throughout his 21-year career, in particular FP-100C 5” x 4” instant colour film, Neopan ACROS black-and-white film and Velvia colour transparency.

FUJIFILM Australia National Manager – Professional, Kevin Cooper, said the 2010 Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography is a fitting accolade for Stephen Dupont who has been recognised internationally for his outstanding photographic work that has captured the essence of so many cultures, which have often been war-torn at the time.

“He has worked in extremely high risk environments, including Afghanistan where he survived a suicide bombing,” Mr Cooper said.

Stephen Dupont has earned many other prestigious photography awards including a Robert Capa Gold Medal citation from the Overseas Press Club of America; a Bayeux War Correspondent’s Prize; plus achieved first places in the World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, the Australian Walkleys and the Leica/CCP Documentary Award.

In 2007, Stephen was also awarded the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanitarian Photography for his ongoing project in Afghanistan.

His handmade photographic artist books and portfolios are in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Australian War Memorial, The New York Public Library, Berlin and Munich National Art Libraries, Stanford University, Yale University, Boston Athanaeum, Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Joy of Giving Something, Inc.

Australian Book Wins Best Photography Prize at PhotoEspaña June 18, 2010

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Australian Book Wins Best Photography Book Prize at PhotoEspaña
Australian Book Wins Best Photography Book Prize at PhotoEspaña

Australian photographer Max Pam’s Atlas Monographs published by T&G Publishing Sydney has taken out the coveted “Best Photography Book Prize (International Category)” for the 2010 edition at PhotoEspaña in Madrid.

PHotoEspaña International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts is a major event in the annual calendar attracting an audience of more than 600,000 from around the world.

Atlas Monographs was named in the top 100 Best Photography Books of the Year for 2010, the only Australian book to make the list. Publisher Gianni Frinzi was advised of the win in the “Best Photography Book Prize (International Category)” this week. An Awards ceremony will be held in Madrid on 24th June.

“We are absolutely delighted with the win. Max (Pam) and I worked tirelessly to ensure the integrity and quality of the book. It is fantastic to be rewarded with this international prize,” said Gianni.

“T&G is focused on bringing the best of Australian photography to the world. This prize is not only recognition for Max Pam’s tremendous body of work, and for T&G. It is a real boost for Australian photography publishing. To my knowledge we are the first to win this prize in Australia.”

The PhotoEspaña jury comprised Juan Manuel Bonet, critic and former director of Museum Reina Sofia; Pep Carrio, photographer; Wim van Sinderen, curator at The Hague Museum of Photography; Miguel Lopez, Director of Antonio Saura Foundation and Alberto Corazon, designer.

Gianni Frinzi T&G Publishing

SPECIAL EDITIONS:

Max Pam, Brad Rimmer

http://www.tgpublishing.com.au/