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Jury announced: 4th Annual International Exposure Awards for Photography & Multimedia

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An amazing, influential jury of photography experts from 3 continents has been announced for the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2012 for Photography & Multimedia:

Alison Nordström
Senior Curator of Photographs and Director of Exhibitions
George Eastman House
New York, NY, USA
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Felix Hoffmann
Head Curator, C/O Berlin
Berlin, Germany
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James Estrin
Co-Editor of Lens, The New York Times’ photography blog
Senior Staff Photographer, The New York Times
New York, NY, USA
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Jean-Jacques Viau
Worldwide Internet Manager, Leica Camera AG
Solms, Germany
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Jim Casper
Founder and Director, Lens Culture
Co-Founder and Director, Lens Culture FotoFest Paris
Paris, France
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Joanne Junga Yang
Director, Y&G Art; Curator, Seoul Photo Festival
Seoul, South Korea
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Lars Boering
Owner, Lux Photo Gallery
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The Awards include 9 cash prizes, 25 honorable mention awards, and worldwide exposure for all 34 winners.

Submissions are open to ALL genres and categories, including, but not limited to: documentary / photojournalism / fine art / conceptual / fashion / cinematic / fiction / storytelling / nature / portraits / alternative processes / iPhone / other.

Entry deadline is September 16, 2012. Winners will be announced in a special issue of Lens Culture in November 2012, and a high-resolution projection of all winners will be projected at art festivals, conferences and major cultural institutions around the world during 2013.

Enter your best work today — Award recognition and exposure has the potential to significantly boost your career.

Full details — including biographies of all jurors — can be found at the awards website: lensculture.com/awards.

Register today: Lens Culture FotoFest Paris Portfolio Reviews

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Photographers:

Are you ready for success in the international marketplace?

Registration is now open for Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2012, the 3rd annual international photography portfolio reviews in Paris on November 12-14, 2012.

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The event will bring together more than 50 influential photography experts and 150 photographers from five continents. Last year, 163 photographers from 36 countries participated — making it a truly international cultural exchange — with many, many success stories resulting from the meetings.

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The three day program — November 12-14, 2012 — is organized by Lens Culture (Paris) and FotoFest International (Houston), in cooperation with Paris Photo, the leading international fine art photography fair, which takes place November 15-18. The portfolio review will again be hosted at Spéos Paris Photographic Institute, 8, rue Jules Vallès, 75011 Paris.

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The goal of Lens Culture FotoFest Paris is to bring together serious, mid-career photographers and leading decision-makers in the field of creative photography – curators, publishers, gallery owners, festival directors, agency representatives, and art directors – who can aid the development and careers of the photographers by introducing their work throughout the world.

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Reviewers will be attending from many important organizations including The New York Times, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Carnegie Museum of Art (US), Maison Européene de la Photographie (France), Stern magazine (Germany), Seoul Photo Fair (Korea), Ballarat International Foto Biennale (Australia), George Eastman House (US), Museet for Fotokunst (Denmark), Schilt Publishing (Netherlands), Alt. + 1000 Festival de photographie (Switzerland), Anthropographia (Montreal, Canada), Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografia (Argentina), Jackson Fine Art (US), among many others.

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Julien Frydman, director of Paris Photo, is enthusiastic about Lens Culture FotoFest Paris:

“Each year, Paris Photo introduces important collectors to top galleries and photographers from around the world. In a similar way, the Lens Culture FotoFest annual portfolio reviews in Paris help connect emerging photographers with galleries, curators, publishers and other art world professionals who are always seeking new talent. Lens Culture FotoFest Paris is a perfect complement to Paris Photo, and we are proud to be partners in this important global cultural event since its inception in 2010.”

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Participating photographers have the opportunity to get editorial assignments, book publication contracts, art gallery representation, and feature articles in magazines, online and in print. In turn, the expert reviewers hope to discover new talent as well as the latest work of photographers who are already established.

See the full details — and register to participate — at www.fotofest-paris.com.

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This November, Paris will offer an extra special bonus for photography lovers. In addition to Paris Photo, and FotoFest Paris, the city-wide Month of Photography will feature more than 100 other exhibitions and special photography events at locations all over Paris.

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As in the previous two years, we expect registration to sell-out well in advance, so don’t miss your chance. Book your ticket today!

TIME’s Best of 2011: The Photobooks We Loved

This year we continued to see the rise of tablet computers and digital publishing, and we even wrote about a few digital books on Lightbox like Stephen Shames’ Bronx Boys.  But elsewhere in photography, artists were working on photobooks for those viewers who may have wanted something a bit more lasting, a bit more tangible.

Here LightBox spotlights some of the best photobooks of the year as chosen by a group of photographers and photography experts from around around the world…. and of course a few from the photo editors of TIME.  From the selection one can see the art of the photobook continues to flourish in all genres from reportage to fine art photography, fashion and everything in between. This year’s books range from luxurious tomes like Catherine Opie and Alec Soth’s collaboration for Rodarte to smaller precious books like Fred Hunning’s Drei. Overall the selection shows that even as masses of information come at us from all our digital devices, people still enjoy a singular vision and the process of sitting down with a good book—especially one that pushes the boundaries of the format. Herewith, the photobooks we loved the most in 2011.

International Photography thrives at Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011

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We’re pleased to report that photography is alive and thriving — in Paris and all around the world! Our 2nd annual international portfolio review, Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011, was a huge success.

For 3 days at Spéos Paris Photographic Institute, 163 photographers from 36 countries presented their work in a series of 1-on-1 meetings to 52 influential photography experts from around the world.

This 2nd annual international portfolio review was organized to help serious photographers meet museum curators, gallery owners, book publishers, magazine editors, festival directors, critics and art collectors.

These brief, intense, direct meetings often result in photography exhibitions, editorial assignments, art gallery representation, worldwide magazine and internet exposure, and purchases from museums and art collectors.

You can see a slideshow of 100+ photos of the meetings here in Lens Culture.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and very special thanks to our partners and major supporters:

fotofest.org
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parisphoto.fr

We hope to see YOU in 2012. SAVE THE DATES: November 12-13-14 2012. Sign up for our mailing list at fotofest-paris.com.

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All photos on this page © Marie Docher, Paris.

Meet 52 international photography experts in Paris November 7-8-9, 2011

Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011, the second annual international photography portfolio review in Paris, is bringing together 52 photography experts from 16 countries to meet one-on-one for three days with serious mid-career photographers. So far, more than 150 photographers from 36 countries have registered to participate in this truly diverse, multicultural exchange.

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This event is a partnership between Lens Culture, Fotofest International, Spéos Paris Photographic Institute and Paris Photo.

Julien Frydman, director of Paris Photo, announced:

“Each year, Paris Photo introduces important collectors to the most interesting galleries and photographers from around the world. In a similar way, the Lens Culture FotoFest annual portfolio reviews in Paris help to connect emerging photographers with galleries, curators, publishers and other artworld professionals who are always seeking new talent. Lens Culture FotoFest Paris is a perfect complement to Paris Photo, and we are proud to be partners in this important global cultural event since its inception in 2010.”

This list of international photography experts who will participate is quite impressive:

Soraya Amrane / Lucille Lagier (Marseille, France)
Atelier de Visu

Daphné Anglès (Paris, France)
European Picture Coordinator, The New York Times

Fred Baldwin (Houston, Texas, USA)
Chairman, Co-Founder, FotoFest

Pavel Banka (Prague, Czech Republic)
Chief Editor, Co-founder, FOTOGRAF magazine

Alexa Becker (Heidelberg, Germany)
Acquisitions Editor, Kehrer Verlag Publishers

Nathalie Belayche (Paris, France)
Curatorial Assistant, Baudoin Lebon Gallery

Linda Benedict-Jones (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Curator of Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art

Evgeny Berezner (Moscow, Russia)
Director, ROSIZO State Centre for Museums, Ministry of Culture

Bevin Bering Dubrowski (Houston, Texas, USA)
Executive Director, Houston Center of Photography

Anne Biroleau (Paris, France)
Conservateur général, Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Lars Boering (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Director, Lux Photo Gallery

Jim Casper (Paris, France)
Founder and Director, Lens Culture

Irina Chmyreva (Moscow, Russia)
Photography Curator, Researcher, Russian Academy of Arts

Bridget Coaker (London, UK)
Picture Editor, Guardian & Observer newspapers; Director, Troika Editions

Stephen Cohen (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Director, Stephen Cohen Gallery; Co-founder, photo la

Sara Distin (New York, New York, USA)
Group Director, Curation + Content, 20×200.com, Jen Bekman Gallery

Liza Fetissova (Paris, France)
Director, RussianTeaRoom Gallery

Marc Feustel (Paris, France)
Curator, Author and Publisher, Studio Equis / Eyecurious

Taj Forer (New York, New York, USA)
Director, Daylight Magazine

Jens Friis (Odense, Denmark)
Assistant Director, Museet for Fotokunst; Editor, KATALOG journal of photography & video

Elda Harrington (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Director, Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografia

Elina Heikka (Helsinki, Finland)
Director, The Finnish Museum of Photography

Magdalena Herrera (Paris, France)
Director of Photography, GEO magazine

Barbara Herrmann (Paris, France)
Photo Editor, Stern Magazine

Greg Hobson (Bradford, UK)
Curator of Photographs, National Media Museum

Karol Hordziej (Krakow, Poland)
Artistic Director, Photomonth

Bill Kouwenhoven (Berlin, Germany)
International Editor, HotShoe magazine

Christophe Laloi (Arles, France)
Artistic Director, Voies Off

Jason Landry (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Owner and Director, Panopticon Gallery

Patricia Lanza (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Director of Talent & Content, The Annenberg Space for Photography

Jean-Claude Lemagny (Paris, France)
Conservateur Général Honoraire, Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Dewi Lewis (London, UK)
Publisher, Dewi Lewis Publishing

Rebecca McClelland (London, UK)
Photography Editor NewStatesman; Deputy Director, Ian Parry Scholarship

Jeff Moorfoot (Ballarat, Australia)
Festival Director, Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Andreas Müller-Pohle (Berlin, Germany)
Artist, Publisher and Editor of European Photography Magazine

Maria Patomella (Stockholm, Sweden)
Curator, Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography)

Alexandre Percy (Paris, France)
Director, acte2galerie

Marc Prüst (Paris, France)
Artistic Director, LagosPhoto Festival; Executive Director, Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation; Curator and Photography Consultant

Chris Rauschenberg (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Board Chair, Blue Sky Gallery

Arianna Rinaldo (Milan, Italy)
Photo Consultant, D Magazine; Director, OjodePez; Freelance Curator

Tina Schelhorn (Cologne, Germany)
Founding Director of Galerie Lichtblick

Maarten Schilt (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Schilt Publishing

Aaron Schuman (United Kingdom)
Photographer, Writer, Curator, and Founding Editor of SeeSaw Magazine

Ellen-K Syverstad (Oslo, Norway)
Co-founder PUG gallery and museum, Risør Photography Festival

Barbara Tannenbaum (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art

Natalia Tarasova (Moscow, Russia)
Curator of exhibitions of contemporary photography

Charles H. Traub (New York, NY, USA)
Chair, MFA Photography, Video & Related Media Dept., School of Visual Arts

Charlotte van Lingen (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Curator, The Kunsthal Rotterdam

Wendy Watriss (Houston, Texas, USA)
Creative Director, Co-Founder, FotoFest

Randy West (New York, NY, USA)
Director, MFA Photography, Video & Related Media Dept., School of Visual Arts

Joanne Junga Yang (Seoul, Korea)
Director, Y&G Art; Curator, Seoul Photo Festival 2011

Peace after War: Peter Hebeisen photos at Gallery 291, SF

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Battle of the Ebro, © Peter Hebeisen, a discovery from Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2010

Swiss photographer Peter Hebeisen makes large-format landscapes of former theaters of war in Europe. But unlike the haunting images of war with which the media typically bombards us, Hebeisen centers his project Metamorphosis and Myth: 20th Century European Battlefields around the process of healing, showing previous sites of the tragedy of war that have recovered (literally and/or figuratively) thanks to the peace and tranquility of nature and the passing of time.

Ed Carey, owner of Gallery 291 in San Francisco, is now exhibiting 20 photographs from Hebeisen’s series at his gallery until November 5th. Carey met Hebeisen last year while reviewing photographers’ portfolios at Lens Culture FotoFest Paris. This is just one of many success stories that resulted from the Paris portfolio reviews, where 170 international photographers met one-on-one with influential photography experts from around the world.

This year, kicking off the 15th anniversary of Paris Photo, Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011 will be held on November 7-8-9 at Spéos Paris Photographic Institute. The event is organized by Lens Culture (Paris) and Fotofest International (Houston, Texas).

If you’re a photographer, it’s not too late to register to present your work this year — there are only a few places left to fill, so act quickly!

The Lensculture International Exposure Awards

Today is the deadline for the Lensculture International Exposure Awards.
Lens Culture International Exposure Awards discover, reward, and promote talented, new, emerging and established photographers and multimedia creators from around the world.

We’re looking for exciting work from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, nature, photojournalism, activism, street photography, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human.

A stellar international jury of photography experts will review and judge every entry submitted.

DEADLINE for entries is TODAY!

Three Categories for Awards in 2011:

Multimedia Awards
This year, we introduce an important new category to the Awards competition — Multimedia.

Presentations that combine photography, video, graphics and sound are becoming prominent headline features in the world of social networking, activism, fine art, and online news. Photographers are taking more and more control over how their work is edited, produced and presented. And we want to discover who is creating the most engaging multimedia projects today.

Multimedia from all genres and categories will be considered, including, but not limited to: current events / photojournalism / social issues / activism / fine art / conceptual / cinematic / fiction / storytelling / nature / other.

Maximum length should be 8 minutes. If your full-length multimedia piece is longer than 8 minutes, please submit an edit, or a trailer or teaser of 8 minutes or shorter. You can also submit one still image plus a link to your multimedia. The link should be part of your artist’s statement. Winners will be shown in their full original length. Entry fee: $75.

Portfolio Awards

Submit 10 to 15 photographic images that work well together as a group — thematically, aesthetically, as a story, or simply as a range of your photographic talent. Edit your selections carefully, since this category will be judged on the strength of the group of photographs as a whole, and not as individual photographs. Entry fee: $75.

Single Image Awards
Often, a single powerful photograph captures our attention as important, artistic, meaningful, and memorable. A great photo can stand on its own, demonstrating a remarkable level of visual perception, sensitivity, and creativity. Photographs of all genres and all categories are welcome. Entry fee: $35.

25 Honorable Mention Award

25 Honorable Mention photographs or multimedia (chosen by the judges from all categories) will win prominent placement of a single image on the Award Winner’s Page in Lens Culture, including a link to your own personal or professional website. PLUS publication in our deluxe 2011 International Exposure Awards Winners catalog, and the possibility of participation in public exhibitions and screenings around the world.

The Lensculture International Exposure Awards

Today is the deadline for the Lensculture International Exposure Awards.
Lens Culture International Exposure Awards discover, reward, and promote talented, new, emerging and established photographers and multimedia creators from around the world.

We’re looking for exciting work from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, nature, photojournalism, activism, street photography, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human.

A stellar international jury of photography experts will review and judge every entry submitted.

DEADLINE for entries is TODAY!

Three Categories for Awards in 2011:

Multimedia Awards
This year, we introduce an important new category to the Awards competition — Multimedia.

Presentations that combine photography, video, graphics and sound are becoming prominent headline features in the world of social networking, activism, fine art, and online news. Photographers are taking more and more control over how their work is edited, produced and presented. And we want to discover who is creating the most engaging multimedia projects today.

Multimedia from all genres and categories will be considered, including, but not limited to: current events / photojournalism / social issues / activism / fine art / conceptual / cinematic / fiction / storytelling / nature / other.

Maximum length should be 8 minutes. If your full-length multimedia piece is longer than 8 minutes, please submit an edit, or a trailer or teaser of 8 minutes or shorter. You can also submit one still image plus a link to your multimedia. The link should be part of your artist’s statement. Winners will be shown in their full original length. Entry fee: $75.

Portfolio Awards

Submit 10 to 15 photographic images that work well together as a group — thematically, aesthetically, as a story, or simply as a range of your photographic talent. Edit your selections carefully, since this category will be judged on the strength of the group of photographs as a whole, and not as individual photographs. Entry fee: $75.

Single Image Awards
Often, a single powerful photograph captures our attention as important, artistic, meaningful, and memorable. A great photo can stand on its own, demonstrating a remarkable level of visual perception, sensitivity, and creativity. Photographs of all genres and all categories are welcome. Entry fee: $35.

25 Honorable Mention Award

25 Honorable Mention photographs or multimedia (chosen by the judges from all categories) will win prominent placement of a single image on the Award Winner’s Page in Lens Culture, including a link to your own personal or professional website. PLUS publication in our deluxe 2011 International Exposure Awards Winners catalog, and the possibility of participation in public exhibitions and screenings around the world.