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Sophia Wallace, Untitled (Girls Like Us)

Sophia Wallace, Untitled (Girls Like Us)

Sophia Wallace

Untitled (Girls Like Us),
Brooklyn, 2012
Website – SophiaWallace.com

Sophia Wallace (b. 1978) is an artist working in conceptual photography and video. She received a BA from Smith College in 2000 and an MA from New York University and the International Center of Photography in 2005. Her work has been exhibited at Kunsthalle Wien Contemporary Museum in Vienna, Colgate University’s Clifford Gallery, Milk Gallery, Aperture Gallery, and Carnegie Art Museum among others. Her solo exhibition showed at Leslie-Lohman in 2010. Wallace is a 2012 Van Lier Fellow with awards including PDN’s Curator Award and Critic's Pick by the Griffin Museum. Notable publications include Identities Now, a book of contemporary portraiture by Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art and No Fashion Please! a hardcover catalog. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Tomorrow is the LAST day to submit to the Santa Fe Workshops Portrait Exhibition…there is a great line-up of judges (oh yeah!) and a terrific prize package.
Judges include:

Amber Terranova, Photo Editor,
Photo District News (PDN)

Aline Smithson, Photographer,
Founder/Editor of Lenscratch blogzine

Andrew Smith, Owner/Director,
Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc.

Reid Callanan, Director,
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

The Workshops is grateful to our educational partners and sponsors who have contributed to an impressive prize list with a total value of over $15,500. Entrants have the opportunity to win one Grand Prize, one Second Prize, one Third Prize, or one of 46 Honorable Mentions. Entrants who are alumni are eligible to win one Workshops Director’s Award.

For more information, go here.

The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film in Charlotte, North Carolina is having their “ANNULE” juried exhibition and you should get submitting. Previous winners include Christopher Sims, Tom Chambers, and Lori Vrba.

With this competition, The Light Factory is seeking challenging and inventive new work from photographers and artists throughout the country for an exciting exhibition. The work can include both traditional and non-traditional approaches to photographic imaging.

The exhibition will consist of 6 photographers, each of whom will be represented by 5-7 images [size permitting].
EXHIBITION DATES // Monday, May 14 – Sunday, August 19, 2012
The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film, Charlotte, NC
ENTRY DEADLINE // Friday, March 23, 2012
** March 23, 2012 Deadline for all materials: submissions, fee, entry form, and one appropriately-sized self-addressed stamped envelope for return of submission materials.
** April 13, 2012 Notification emailed
** April 27, 2012 Winning entries to arrive at The Light Factory
** May 14, 2012 Exhibition opening (Opening Reception : Saturday, June 2)
Kevin Miller, Director // Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL

The Light Factory Fifth Juried Annuale is open to everyone. Entrants must enter only 5-7 images from a specific series or body of work. If you submit an installation, it should include only 5-7 images. Please include a short statement (no more than 150 words) about the work along with a current resume or curriculum vitae.

For more information, download the pdf here.

Candela UnBound!
Deadline: April 6th
Candela UnBound Invitational Exhibition

June 1st – July 21th, 2012

Candela Books’ inaugural invitational exhibition, Unbound, will be an annual event featuring work from a wide range of contemporary fine art photographers. The Unbound exhibition and its associated Unbound event, will raise proceeds which will be used to purchase select works from the exhibition. Works purchased through this event by Candela will subsequently be featured in Candela’s newly founded Unbound Collection.

The mission of the Unbound Collection will be to support photographers through the purchase of original photographic work and to actively pursue opportunities to donate such purchased works to notable permanent collections.

This annual summertime invitational exhibition will generate opportunities and exposure beyond the traditional group or juried show opportunities. And our hope is that photographers will support us by their active participation just as we hope to support their work and careers in return.

All accepted photographers will have the opportunity to have their work featured in Candela Books’ newly renovated gallery space in the downtown arts district of Richmond, Virginia. This is the first year of operation for the Candela Gallery and the press and sales have both been excellent. We have been very pleasantly surprised with the energy surrounding this new venture.

During the course of the show Candela will host an Unbound event (tentatively, July 20th) which will feature food and music along with photography. The signature event will include beer & wine, southern fixings, and great music. Possibly a raffle. Definitely a door prize or two. It might be the best event going that night. The ticket proceeds from this event will be used exclusively – after event costs – to purchase work from the exhibition for the Unbound Collection.

All work for exhibition will be selected by Candela founder Gordon Stettinius.
For more information go here.

17th Annual Photo Competition Exhibition
Juror: W.M. Hunt
Deadline: May 18, 2012

The Photo Center NW is pleased to announce Equivalents: 17th Annual Photo Competition Exhibition, and our esteemed juror, W.M. Hunt. This year the theme is open. Selected entries will be exhibited in Seattle, WA at the Photo Center August – Mid September 2012. All photo processes are welcome. Maximum frame size is 32 inches on the longest side. Artists will be responsible for shipping their framed work to and from the gallery.

JUROR BIO: W.M. Hunt is a champion of photography – collector, curator and consultant who lives and works in New York. He is the author of “The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious” published in 2011 by Aperture in the US, Thames & Hudson in the UK and as “L’Oeil Invisible” by “Actes Sud” in France. Highlights from his collection have been seen at the George Eastman House and in Europe in Arles, Lausanne, and Amsterdam.

For more info go here.


LENSCRATCH is creating exposure opportunities for photographers with group on-line exhibitions. Photographers will be allowed ONE entry per exhibition and ALL photographs will be published. I firmly believe in having occasional unjurored opportunities that allow for community and conversation.

Submission Guidelines:
Image size: 72dpi at 1000px on the long side

Send name, title, location (where you captured the image), and link to your work (website or other)

Aline Smithson, The Red Rose, Los Angeles, CA (http://www.alinesmithson.com)

In the subject of your e-mail, type the name of the exhibition (example:LOVE) and e-mail to:
[email protected]

If your images are sized incorrectly or the submission is incomplete, they will not be posted.

Submission Categories and Due Dates:

Image by Aline Smithson

Due date: March 28th
ANIMALS Exhibition to run on April 3rd

Image by Aline Smithson

Due Date: May 3rd
MOTHER Exhibition to run on Mother’s Day, May 13th.
Photographs can be old family photos-all interpretations open…use this to create a wonderful Mother’s Day tribute! Feel free to include up to 2 sentences about your mother, grandmother, or whoever you are celebrating.

Image by Aline Smithson

Due Date: June 10th
FATHER Exhibition to run on Father’s Day, June 17th.
Photographs can be old family photos-all interpretations open…use this to create a wonderful Father’s Day tribute! Feel free to include up to 2 sentences about your father, grandfather or whoever you are celebrating.

Image by Aline Smithson

Due Date: June 29th
AMERICANA Exhibition to run on July 4th.
All things American…

Collection Photographers: News and Exhibitions

We are thrilled to report that a slew of our favorite collection photographers have had some great press lately for current or recent exhibitions. We are proud to call them colleagues and friends! Thank you to all of our collection photographers for constantly challenging our perception and perspectives and providing a platform for creative thought and engagement.

The PBS News Hour featured the Andre Kertesz: On Reading exhibition with a lengthy article accompanied by a short video. The exhibition was organized by the MoCP and is currently on view at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh until Feb 13, 2011.

Photos by Dawoud Bey/Courtesy of Harn Museum of Art

The Harn Museum in Gainesville, FL is currently exhibiting two shows by Dawoud Bey: Class Pictures: Photographs by Dawoud Bey and Dawoud Bey: First-Year Florida Project. The First Year Florida Project features about 20 photographs of 40 Univeristy of Florida students taken over an intense two-week artist residency in July.

Sarah Hoskins and her ongoing series The Homeplace were the focuses of an episode of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. For this project, Hoskins has been traveling for years back and forth from Illinois to small communities surrounding Lexington, Kentucky. As the article explains, “When she started taking photographs, she hoped to bring a historic part of America’s post-Civil War past to life. Ten years later, she’s become part of the community she came to observe.”

Ben Gest: Commisure is on view at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore through January 23, 2011. Michael O’Sullivan gave a great review of the show in the Washington Post. For O’Sullivan, the perspective in Gest’s images suggests that his subjects and environments “seem skewed or warped at impossible, even vertiginous angles” and “in some, the instability is so great that Gest’s subjects appear on the verge of sliding out of their frames.” Makes you want to go see it, right?

, Ben Gest. Ben and Dawn, 2009

Grange Prize finalist Leslie Hewitt has won the Wein Artist prize from the Studio Museum in Harlem. Hewitt was awarded an unrestricted $50,000 prize, given to “an African-American artist of great innovation and promise.” Another Grange Prize finalist, Moyra Davey, was interviewed by Jane Adams for the Globe and Mail regarding her photographic practice and a few of her works. You can still see a few works by both Hewitt and Davey at the MoCP through December 22.

Laura Valenti and Don Frank are two artists in a two-person show at the Lightbox Photographic Gallery in Oregon, through December 8. Valenti’s The Family Home and Frank’s Oooh Isn’t It Pretty both explore environmentally sensitive themes. Read more from this Coast Weekend review.

And finally, Flavorpill highlighted the photographs of Herb Ritts and put together a pretty nice slide show of his work.

Herb Ritts, Richard Gere, San Bernandino, 1978