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VII Photo issues membership call

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 Photo Agency

Membership will be offered only to photographers working with the highest standards of journalistic and
documentary integrity, who will extend the breadth of work we currently produce and
who we believe can work within the management structure of VII.

Submission deadline: to reach VII no later than April 26, 2013

Document Requirements
All texts must be written in English and submitted as a Word.doc or .docx.
1.  in English: A brief explanation of your desire to join VII.
State clearly if you wish to apply for membership or for the Mentor Program
2.  in English: A short biography with your email address
3.  in English: An explanation of the content of the images you are submitting

Image Requirements
1 – No more than 50 images
2 – 72 dpi, longest axis no greater than 1440 pixels, JPEG compression of 8
3 – Label each image as follows: Your initials than the sequence number ex. JS-001, JS-002, through JS-050

How to submit your folio
Send your submission on a CD ROM, addressed to:
Folio Submissions
VII Photo Agency
28 Jay Street
NY 11201

To reach VII no later than April 26, 2013

All inquiries should be addressed to submissions@viiphoto.com
Applicants will be notified of results by May 13, 2013


Burn magazine calls for entries in Emerging Photographer Fund

Photographers have been invited to submit their work for a chance to win a $10,000 grant for the completion of a personal project. From the Burn website we get this
We are now officially announcing the Emerging Photographer Fund grant for 2013.

We are awarding $15,000 to three winners and spreading the love.

One top winner will receive $10,000 and two runner-ups will each take home $2,500.

These grants are designed to support continuation of a photographer’s personal project. This body of work may be of either a journalistic mission or purely personal artistic imperative. It was initiated by David Alan Harvey in 2008 and is awarded by the Magnum Foundation.

We offer this to support emerging photographers in our craft. All types of photographers. This is not a photojournalism grant, nor an art photographers grant, but could be garnered by either or both. We just want to support committed authored photography of any ilk. Please click here and see who has secured this grant in the past and who our jurors have been. 2013 jury will be announced in the next few days!

The deadline for entry will be May 5, 2013 (6pm EST). No extensions for any reason.


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Presented by the Magnum Foundation and initiated by photographer and Burn magazine’s founder David Alan Harvey, the Emerging Photographer Fund offers, each year, grants designed to support the continuation of a photographer’s personal project.

 “This body of work may be of either a journalistic mission or purely personal artistic imperative,” say the organisers. “We offer this to support emerging photographers in our craft. All types of photographers. This is not a photojournalism grant, nor an art photographers grant, but could be garnered by either or both. We just want to support committed authored photography of any ilk.”

One top winner will receive $10,000 and two runner-ups will each get $2500.

Photographers have until 05 May to submit up to 25 photos, with the winners announced in June on Burn and at the Look3 Festival of the Photograph.


Night Contact, a new London-based multimedia and photography festival, open for submissions

Night Contact, a new one-night photography and multimedia festival, is offering artists and photographers the chance to win one of three £1000 grants to part-fund new site specific work specially commissioned for the festival. The festival produced by [photography hub/platform] Contact Editions in partnership with creative network IdeasTap will take place in Dalston, east London, from dusk until midnight on 27 September.

As they say on their website in their request for new work…

On Friday 27th September, as darkness begins to fall, indoor and outdoor projections will pop up across a range of venues in Dalston, East London, beaming out inspiring artworks for one night only.

Supporting and promoting contemporary image making, Night Contact aims to bring together exciting and innovative photographic works that provoke or engage in conversations with other media, such as film, music and literature. All of the works will embrace the projection format, through experimental edits, collaborations with other artists, and the use of sound, narrative, movement, colour and rhythm.

Centred around Gillett Square, a specially installed bank of screens will show site-specific commissioned and curated work. There will be stalls, music, food and drink, with vouchers offering deals at local bars and eateries. Beyond the main square, the festival will break out into a trail of six satelllite venues, taking over the streets of Dalston across outdoor spaces, bars and music venues, each showing a programmed screening.

The majority of the work we show will come from open submissions; these will be accompanied by a curated programme to ensure a varied, engaging and inspiring final line-up.

Three £1,000 grants are available for the production of collaborative works, in addition to an open call out for submissions

We are delighted to announce that three £1,000 grants are available to part-fund three new works. As the projection format allows for flexibility in the work shown, enabling a cross-over of still & moving visual works and combinations of sound, text and image; we are inviting innovative collaborations between a photographer/artist using photography and an artist/creative from another background to produce new site-specific work for projection.We are asking for collaborative proposals to be submitted from a photographer/artist working with photography and a creative/artist from another background, with examples of previous work, to produce a piece of work to be shown across three HD screens in Gillett Square. The commissioned pieces may also be shown at other exhibitions or festivals after Night.…MORE HERE

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Practical experience for photography students – Oxford Playhouse

We don’t usually promote people asking for photographers unless they are offering some pay, we all have to eat but a good cause requires some support and the Oxford Playhouse is a good place and a good cause so here goes

Oxford Playhouse is currently looking for a photographer who’d like some practical experience and build up their portfolio for one of our Playhouse Play’s Out Productions.


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 From 3 – 12 May, we’re presenting an interactive family show for children ages 5- 8 and their families in a specially converted bicycle workshop on Osney Mill Marina. Full details on the production can be found by clicking here.

 The show will be rehearsing at The Story Museum on Pembroke Street and we’re looking for someone who can photograph the actors and creative team in rehearsal on Mon 22 April as well as photograph the dress rehearsal on the afternoon of Thurs 2 May.

 Unfortunately we don’t have the budget available to pay anyone, but we’re happy to cover reasonable expenses for travel and food, credit the photos to whoever takes them on the programme and wherever we use them on our website etc, as well as providing references.

 If you’re interested in this opportunity or require any further details, please contact Bethan James (Marketing & Press Officer): bethan.james@oxfordplayhouse.com or01865 305388.


US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector

This is an interesting little spat that ended up in court and featured one of our favourite photographers William Eggleston

Celebrated American photographer William Eggleston won a legal victory last month when a judge in the US District Court in the Southern District of New York dismissed a claim of fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation brought by collector Jonathan Sobel. Sobel is an avid Eggleston collector who owns 190 of the artist’s prints and even helped finance a 2008 Eggleston retrospective at the Whitney Museum, where he is a trustee.

The legal dispute arose because Sobel owns an 11.75″ x 17.38″ dye transfer print of Eggleston’s famous Memphis (Tricycle) image, shown below, for which he reportedly paid $250,000. That print is one of an edition of 20 that was created in the 1980s. Last year a large format 44″ x 60″ inkjet print, authorized by Eggleston and made from a digital scan of the same film, was sold at a Christie’s auction for $578,500. Sobel argued that by creating a new set of large format inkjet prints beyond the 30-year old limited edition of dye transfer prints of the same image, Eggleston was diluting the value of the earlier Sobel-owned print. As Sobel told ARTINFO in an interview after filing his claim, ‘The commercial value of art is scarcity, and if you make more of something, it becomes less valuable.’ From DP Review, read the full article here