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Things to submit to….

Lots to submit to…you might consider these!
due date November 11th
This annual call for entry seeks to showcase the newest ideas in contemporary photography. Emerging
artists have an opportunity to have their work seen by a nationally
recognized figure in the field of photography. Past jurors include
Michael Foley, Clint Willour, George Slade, Carol McCusker, David Bram
and most recently Debra Klomp Ching. From these submitted entries a
cohesive show emerges for display at wall space. The ND13 exhibition
will be in Santa Barbara, California in January, and Seattle, Washington
in February. The juror is Ann Jastrab, from the Rayko Photo Center in Los Angeles.
Due date: January 4th

This competition is open to artists working with plastic cameras with
plastic lenses. The more obsolete, flawed, and lo-tech, the better.
Images should be taken with cameras with limited controls, such as
Diana, Holga, Lubitel, Lomo, Banner, and Ansco cameras. Beautiful prints
from less-than-gorgeous cameras – that’s what we’re looking for! This
is RayKo’s largest exhibition of the year with artists from all over the
globe submitting work, and hundreds of attendees at the reception.


Due date: November 30th

We began publishing photographs on One, One Thousand
in November 2010. Since then – and thanks to continued support from
photographers, readers, and the greater photography community – we’ve
had the pleasure of sharing more than 40 portfolios and projects.
They’ve all been made in the South, and we believe they offer unique
perspectives on both the complexities of modern Southerness and the
diversity of art coming out our region in the first part of this new
To celebrate our 2 year anniversary, we’re organizing a special January 2013 edition of One, One Thousand. An amazing jury will be selecting a group of 4 photographers to be featured on our site.

2 Year Anniversary Jury:
Tom Griggs, Editor, fototazo
Maggie Kennedy, Photography Director, Garden & Gun
Jennifer Shaw, Coordinator, PhotoNOLA
Aline Smithson, Editor, Lenscratch

due date Nov 15th 

Photography in any process is eligible with no limitations as to size or materials. Each artist may submit up to five works on online only.  No mailed or emailed entries will be accepted.

AND if you have a sense of humor, you might enjoy this…

The Visual Conservancy’s Sunset Contest
The Visual Conservancy
announced a new photography contest today.  The Stillwater, Minnesota-based group decided to
differentiate their contest from others that encompass wide varieties of
subject matter over a list of genres. 
The result may be the most focused photographic competition yet. 

“It occurred to us that
there was an astounding number of one particular type of photograph being
taken,” said Carl Corey, whose farm and studio serves as the de-facto
headquarters for the Conservancy. 
“I mean, it’s only sunset for a few minutes everyday, yet you look on
Flikr or Facebook and it’s pretty clear that as soon as the sky starts getting
a bit of color, everyone and his uncle is out there with a camera, snapping
away.  I’m not talking just folks
taking vacation taking snapshots on their camera phones, either.  There was a guy who wanted to get into
our group who presented about thirty shots of sunsets he’d taken with an 8×10
camera.  Every other picture he had
was of a sunset.”
“A sunset, or a
broken-down windmill,” clarified Dan Gerber, Visual Conservancy co-founder and
the group’s un-official standard-bearer. “I’d say his portfolio was 70/30
sunsets and windmills.”
“Maybe 75/35,” Mr. Corey
corrected. “You’re not counting all those windmills that were shot at sunset.”
“(I) Forgot about
those!”  Dan laughed.  Mr. Gerber then recalled for me the
precise moment when the idea for this photo contest hit him.  “We kind of knew we weren’t going to
invite this person to join the group, based on his work, but we started joking
that it was a shame there wasn’t a contest for who could spend the most money
shooting sunsets, because this guy would have to win it.”
“We realized that there
was a viable niche that was not being filled.  We did some informal research and concluded that it was
possible to launch a contest for very little investment, charge a fee and then
see if you get enough participation to make it worthwhile.  We will, of course, have all works
judged by a panel.”
Dan, who had been nodding
vigorously, jumped in.
“The glory is, the
photographers who win our various categories will have to pay for their own
shipping, framing and a special fees relating to their show.  We haven’t decided where we’re going to
have a show, but it could be New York—or Hudson.  We have a pretty nice community center.”
“What Dan means,” Corey
interjected, “Is that we’re currently weighing a couple of options vis-à-vis
the venue.  Whatever that ends up
being, the thing to remember here is that because of this contest, several
lucky men and women will be able to present their photographs as the work of a
nationally-recognized, award-winning photographer, whether or not that image
happens to be a sunset.”
“Or a windmill,” Mr.
Gerber added.
The Visual Conservancy’s
first annual Sunset Competition will be accepting entries from now until
November 15th.  Details
can be found on the group’s Facebook page,

Kristoffer Axén at ICP, Photoville

The Rabbit Hole, At Sea At Night by Kristoffer Axén

Congratulations to Kristoffer Axén, whose images Day Three and The Conversation will join the Photography Collection at the ICP next month. The photographs are part of a new, on-going, series called ‘Events in Nature’ (from which a selection can be viewed at this year’s Tierney Fellowship Exhibition at Photoville, the new Brooklyn-based photo destination).

The Tierney Fellowship was created in 2003 by The Tierney Family Foundation to support emerging artists in the field of photography. Axén will be exhibited among a promising roster of artist, which includes Nicholas Calcott, Luo Dan, Ishaan Dixit, Gabrielle Goliath, Emily Kinni, Bryan Krueger, Carlos Licon, Mack Michael Magagane, Bruno Ruiz, Rubi Rose Siblo-Landsman, Roberto Tondopó, Aubrey Tseleng, and Terttu Uibopuu.

The Tierney Fellowship Exhibition
Opening | Friday June 22, 7 to 10PM, on view through July 1
Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York City


›› The successful Fotojatka festival that traveled to cinemas around the Czech Republic – screening specially produced photographic slideshow – is now over. But, you can still view Kristoffer Axén’s contribution online, featured alongside slideshows by more than a dozen contemporary photographers, amongst them Erwin Olaf, Nikos Economopoulos and Reiner Riedler.
›› For those interested in introducing prints from Kristoffer Axén into their personal collection of photography, we recommend The Rabbit Hole from the series At Sea At Night, available via Aperture

Affordable Art Fair, Aperture Booth, & W.M. Hunt

Over the course of twelve years the Affordable Art Fair has transformed the model of the traditional art fair, driving the notion that fine art is within everyone’s reach, showcasing new and emerging artists, galleries, and must-see installations in 11 locations around the world. To date, the roster includes editions in Amsterdam, Bristol, Brussels, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Milan, New York, North London, Singapore, and Sydney.

Will Ramsay founded the fair in 1999 as an extension of the ‘accessible’ marketing drive evolved from Will’s Art Warehouse, the UK gallery that he has maintained since 1996, and today specializes in selling a wide range of contemporary art priced between £40 and £4,000. In an interview with Table Talk, Ramsay notes, “My aim, when founding the Affordable Art Fair was to break down the barriers of the sometimes stuffy and intimidating art world — giving ‘the terrified’ the opportunity to enjoy and collect art in a fun and informal atmosphere.” He often relays an experience of entering galleries and being met with “frosty reception”, a fear factor that he sought to eliminate in launching the first Affordable Art Fair in London, 1999. This first fair, an instant hit, attracted 87 galleries, 10,000 visitors, and grossed £1 million in sales. Now, a bit more than a decade since its founding, the Affordable Art Fair is an internationally-recognized and leading showcase for contemporary art, having welcomed more than one million visitors as of 2011, and sold over $270 million worth of art.

NEXT WEEK, the UK-based fair makes a return to the art capital of the US for its third annual spring edition, hosting more than seventy unique exhibitors over five days at 7W in New York City. Browse the full list of exhibitors here.

Wednesday through Sunday, join Aperture at the Affordable Art Fair to browse and buy a selection of just-published books, bestsellers, and new limited-edition prints, plus take advantage of a special offer on Aperture-magazine subscriptions.

Thursday, April 19, Aperture will present a talk and walk-through with W. M. HUNT, curator, collector, consultant, teacher, fundraiser, and author of the new Aperture book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious ($52.50, available here). Join Bill, who is known for his wit and larger-than-life personality, for an entertaining presentation on the art of collecting.

Aperture Booth and The Insider’s Eye:
A Talk and Walk-through with W. M. Hunt
Wednesday, April 18, 2012–Sunday, April 22, 2012

Admission Required

The Affordable Art Fair
7 West 34th Street
New York, New York
(212) 255-2003

Do Process: Caitlyn Soldan

This week I am featuring artists exhibiting in Verve Gallery’s Do Process exhibition, showcasing eight unique approaches to the photographic process.

I had the great pleasure of meeting Caitlyn Soldan when I was visiting the Verve Gallery. Not only is Caitlyn a gallery assistant, she is the gallery’s Featured Online Artist this month, a category of gallery representation that debuts emerging artists. Caitlyn very kindly shared a variety of the work from the exhibition, pulling from drawers to explain the varied processes used in the work. The images Caitlyn is exhibiting is entitled Thin Veils, using the Mordançage process. In the work, she takes self-portraits using a pinhole camera. Caitlyn takes her cues from Victorian spirit photography – portraits with spirits. Thus, the images in this exhibition are Caitlyn’s visual improvisations of ghosts, spirits, and hauntings. Caitlyn’s work is ethereal, esoteric, and allegorical.

Caitlyn was born in Chicago and graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in June 2011 with a BFA in Photography. Her work explores themes of history, memory and time. Caitlyn prefers working with film and alternative processes but also enjoys exploring the possibilities of combining historical processes with new technology. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and France. Caitlyn presently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Mordançage is a 20th century process created by Jean-Pierre, which is based on a 19th century process known as bleach-etch. Bleach-etch is a reversal process for film negatives. The process involves stripping away the darkest parts of the emulsion of a silver gelatin print. This image transformation creates a relief, or a raised area on the print. Water is used to float the delicate silver emulsion on the image so as to rearrange it and dry it back down onto the print. The end result is a one-of-a-kind and thus unique photographic image. The artist chose the Mordançage process for this series because it enhances the themes of time, decay, and mortality in her work. The process also gives the images mysterious and otherworldly qualities, separating them from reality.

Announcing the 2011 Portfolio Prize Finalists

Copyright by artist, clockwise from top-left: Sarah Palmer, Louie Palu, Lisa Lindvay, Andrew McConnell, Thibault Brunet

Thanks to all the photographers who took part in our annual Aperture Portfolio Prize contest this past year. Judges have gone through the submissions and after much deliberation, we’re pleased to announce the five finalists:

Lisa Lindvay

Andrew McConnell

Sarah Palmer

Louie Palu

Thibault Brunet

For almost a decade now, our contest has helped to identify trends in contemporary photography and bring the work of innovative and emerging artists to a wider audience.  This year, first prize is $3000 and an exhibition at Aperture Foundation.

Check back with us in the coming weeks as we get ready to announce the winner via email newsletter and our website and showcase their work. Don’t forget to check out the winning images from years past here. And remember, it’s never too early to start thinking about submitting for next year’s prize.



Thanks for your Support at our 2011 Benefit, Auction & SNAP! Party

Last Monday, Aperture’s 2011 Benefit, Auction & SNAP! Party honored three incredibly influential figures: Bruce Davidson, Gerhard Steidl and Robert Anthione. The night had a warm and exciting atmosphere and our guests enjoyed looking at and bidding on plenty of amazing photography. In addition to the Live Auction conducted by Sotheby’s very own Denise Bethel, there was also a Silent Auction, and an Emerging Artists SNAP! Silent Auction. Aperture couldn’t have pulled this fabulous night off without the tireless support of our Board of Trustees, Benefit cochairs  Sondra Gilman, Susan Gutfreund, and Karl Lagerfeld; Auction cochairs Cathy Kaplan, Anne Stark, and Severn Taylor; and SNAP! Party cochairs artist Jowhara AlSaud, Peter Berberian of Gotham Imaging, Emily Bierman of Sotheby’s, and actor Ken Triwush. Thank you to all our generous supporters who contributed to the success of our most important fundraiser of the year!

Auction cochair Anne Stark, Aperture Chairman Celso Gonzalez-Falla, guests, Honorees Gerhard Steidl and Robert Anthoine, Benefit cochair Sondra Gilman, and Honoree Bruce Davidson.

Aperture’s Executive Director Chris Boot welcomes honorees Gerhard Steidl, Robert Anthoine, and Bruce Davidson.

Honoree Gerhard Steidl with Benefit cochair Susan Gutfreund.

Auction cochair Cathy Kaplan and guest.

Peter MacGill, Lesley A. Martin, guest, Mark Levine, and Fred Smith.

Muna Rihani, Chairman Emeritus John H. Gutfreund, guest, and Benefit cochair Susan Gutfreund.

Rachel Rimsky and SNAP! Party cochair Emily Bierman.

Alyse Archer-Coité, guest and artist Rachel Barrett enjoying the SNAP! Benefit Party.

Last Call for our 2011 Benefit, Auction, and SNAP! Party

Boys at the Lake, Central Park (1992) © Bruce Davidson/Howard Greenberg Gallery

Don’t miss out on our 2011 Benefit, Auction, and SNAP! Party! Taking place on Monday, October 17, the evening will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction of classic and contemporary photographs. Then, a dinner, brief award ceremony, and live auction conducted by Denise Bethel, Senior Vice President and Director of Photographs, Sotheby’s. Finishing the night, there will be a Benefit Party hosted by SNAP! New Collectors Program.

We are proud to honor this year Bruce Davidson, a Magnum Photos member and one of America’s most influential photographers; Gerhard Steidl, for his outstanding skill and craftsmanship as a printer and publisher; and Robert Anthoine, Aperture Chairman Emeritus, who has dedicated over thirty years to helping lead Aperture to prominence in the field of photographic publishing.

Benefit co-chairs are Sondra GilmanSusan Gutfreund, and Karl Lagerfeld. Auction co-chairs are Cathy KaplanAnne Stark, and Severn Taylor.

Immediately following the Benefit Dinner and Auction will be the SNAP! New Collectors Benefit Party featuring an exciting Emerging Artists Auction, live jazz by DW-40, and spinning by Japanster. This event is co-chaired by artist Jowhara AlSaudPeter Berberian of Gotham Imaging, Emily Bierman of Sotheby’s, and actor Ken Triwush.

The auctions feature a range of work by both established and emerging artists. Click here to preview the artworks, and even start bidding online!

Proceeds from the Benefit—our most important fundraising event of the year—are essential for Aperture’s publications, exhibitions, and public programs, which provide unmatched exposure for artists and scholars working in photography.

Come mingle with fellow photography lovers and celebrate Aperture Foundation. We look forward to having you join us for this special event!

Click here for tickets and more information on our 2011 Benefit & Auction

Click here for tickets and more information on our 2011 SNAP! Benefit Party

Submit! New Directions 2012

Every year, Crista Dix at the Wall Space Gallery in Santa Barbara, has an international call for entry that helps promote emerging photographers and help them gain exposure. This year the juror is the esteemed galleris, Debra Klomp Ching, of the Klomp Ching Gallery, New York, NY…which truly makes this bi-coastal exposure.

The submission period will be open from 1 October 2011 until 5 November 2011.

New Directions seeks to discover new talent in the world of photography. Past shows have included the works of now gallery artists Joseph O. Holmes, Priya Kambli and Joelle Jensen. Each year emerging artists have an opportunity to have their work seen by a nationally recognized figure in the field of photography. From these entries a cohesive show emerges for display at wall space in January. This year we are excited to have the opportunity to show New Directions in our gallery in Santa Barbara and we are pleased to have a second exhibition in Seattle.

All submissions for this exhibition are considered for gallery representation by both wall space and KlompChing Gallery. wall space directors and associates will review the work; however, the gallery’s review will not affect the outcome of the selection process.

About the Juror
Debra Klomp Ching is the owner and director of the Klompching Gallery in New York, founded in 2007 in partnership with Darren Ching. Prior to this, she was the Executive Director of Pavilion (UK), served as an Officer at the Arts Council of England and was a lecturer in photographic practice at the University of Coventry (UK) and history of photography at Derby University (UK).

Her experience in the photography industry spans more than two decades, during which time she has participated in several notable photography review festivals, panel presentations and conferences, curated photography exhibitions in Europe, Canada and the US, juried several photography awards and contributed to both online and print publications on the subject of photography. She is an international adviser to the Executive Director of CENTER (Santa Fe) an adviser to the Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins) and a photo editor for At Length Mag.

Debra Klomp Ching has a BA(Hons) in Photographic Studies, an MA in Critical History and Theory of Photography, a PG Diploma in New Media Management and has attended graduate studies in Curating.

Prospectus for New Directions 2012: Crossing Territories / Arte Factum

There are broadly two ways in which to consider the nature of the photograph; the photograph as phenomena (the object itself and its construction) and the photograph’s social/subjective intersection (how it is perceived, encountered and used). Of course, neither can be totally divorced from the other.

Contemporary photographers are demonstrating an impressive and imaginative use of photography’s new tools, facilitating them to push photography to its very limits, whilst maintaining the integrity of the photograph itself. This is what I’m looking for when curating New Directions 2012.

The methodologies of physical production are arguably as vast as the visual strategies being employed. There are some trends being witnessed that include—but are not limited to—physical re-appropriation, complex combinations of manipulation (assemblage, selective focal point, merging of analogue and digital, intervention through figuring), as well as a return to the seemingly ‘straight/pure’ photograph.

Non-exhaustive list of photographers that inspire the above viewpoint include:

Michael Wolf, Alejandro Chaskielberg, Marc Baruth, Paolo Ventura, Doug Keyes, Helen Sear, Andreas Gefeller, Myoung Ho Lee, Maria Antonietta Mameli, Beth Dow, Curtis Mann, Chris McCaw, Dong Yoon Kim, Mari Mahr, Matthew Baum, Sohei Nishono, Edith Maybin, Desiree Dolron

I’m looking for a solid marriage between form and content. Ensure that your accompanying statement is succinct and clearly states how the method of construction is coupled with your concept.

Important Dates

Open Submission period – 1 October 2011 – 5 November 2011

Artists notified – 28 November 2011

Selected prints due to wall space gallery – 2 January 2012

wall space | Santa Barbara exhibition – 4 January – 29 January 2012

wall space | Seattle exhibition – 8 February – 4 March 2012


Entries will be accepted from the United States and Internationally.

Your entry (via mail with CD or on-line) must reach the Santa Barbara gallery by 5 November 2011

A maximum of 5 images may be submitted

Traditional or Digital Images may be submitted

Submission fee is $45USD. If mailing entry, enclose payment. On-line entries can use google checkout or paypal to pay.

Image selections will be made and artists notified 28 November 2011.

Selected images must be delivered to the gallery framed and ready for exhibition after 1 December, 2011 and before 2 January, 2012.

wall space reserves the right to edit images for poor quality printing or framing.

On-line entries must be optimized for screen view (72ppi). Maximum dimensions 765px x 595px. Maximum file size: 350KB.

Entry Links

If you choose to submit a larger picture than our maximum dimensions, the image will be resampled down to 765px x 595px at 72 ppi. The larger your pictures the longer it will take for the program to process them, so be patient. Thank you.

on-line entry

Check the site for a mailable entry form.

Good Luck!