Photo competitions, photo events and IPA Lucie Awards winners – Fabulous Friday Round Up

It’s the end of the week and time for another round up of upcoming shows, events and calls for work.

Lee with Fuchsias email

Lee with Fuchsias, © Neeta Madahar, photo courtesy of the artist and The National Media Museum, Bradford


  • Neeta Madahar Bradford Fellowship in Photography 2008-2009 will include a selection of work by Neeta Madahar. Ten new photographs will be on display from her recent body of work Flora “a series of highly conceptual and stylised images exploring the dynamics of portraiture within the contexts of femininity, beauty and nature”, alongside a selection from the artist’s earlier works – Sustenance (2003), Falling (video and photographs, 2005), Cosmoses (2006 – 07) and Solstice (video, 2008)”. The project, which has been in development since 2004, marks the culmination of Madahar’s tenure as the 14th Bradford Fellow in Photography (2008/09). The award is a partnership between the Museum, the University of Bradford and Bradford College. The exhibition runs from 16 October 2009 – 21 February 2010 in Gallery One at the National Media Museum, Bradford. Entry is free. On 15 October, Madahar will be a guest panellist at Mediafest, the Museum’s annual industry conference, which this year is looking at women in the media.

  • The first UK solo exhibition for Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg Open See runs from 16 October 2009 – 17 January 2010 at The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Open See “documents the experiences of refugee, immigrant and trafficked populations who travel from war torn, socially and economically devastated countries to make new lives in Europe”. Entry is free.
  • Also on show at the same gallery is Sarah Ramo’s The Everyday, which “explores notions of order and disorder by revealing banal actions, that become surreal interventions in intimate, domestic settings… strongly influenced by performance art”.  Ramo – a young emerging Spanish/Brazilian artist will be showing “a mixture of photography and moving image pieces based on her recent solo exhibiiton at PhotoEspana 2009”. This is her first show in the UK. Entry is free.
  • The Crane Kalman Brighton, UK has a show Chiropoesis; Foundations of Photography featuring the work of eight photographers, from around the world, “employing gold, platinum, silver, Prussian blue, flower petals, gum and casein to produce prints of exceptional quality using use contemporary wet-processing methods”. New research by Dr Mike Ware, (a leading chemist, photo-historian and exhibiting photographer), and “hours of research by many dedicated practitioners has re-established a new standard of photographic printing – chiropoesis – the art of the hand-made print”. The exhibition runs from 28 September – 11 October. Entry is free.

© Roger Vail, photo courtesy of the artist and Crane Kalman Brighton


The 2009 IPA Lucie Awards has announced the winners and finalists of its 2009 competition. To see winners go to the gallery section of IPA Lucie Awards or watch the video under spotlight on the home page. Nadav Kander‘s Obama’s People (see HotShoe feature on Kander in June/July 2009 issue of magazine) took 1st place in the Editorial Pro category, as well as first, second and third place in Editorial: Personality Pro while Elliott Wilcox’s body of work Courts won him first place in Fine Art Finalist: Non Pro, (1st Category Winner) Fine Art: Abstract Non-Pro(1st place). Wilcox, is a former photography student from the Univeristy of Newport, Wales, UK and was also one of the Judges’ Choices in the Nikon Discovery Awards 2008 which was run in partnership with the British Journal of Photography. Sadly, it seems that this year the Nikon Discovery Awards competition is on hold. I have written to Nikon to find out what is happening and why. However, so far, I have had no reply.

I also sent a few questions to the organisers of the Lucie Awards last week for clarification of the judging process and to find out exactly how many Honorable Mentions have been awarded. So far, I have not heard back but I will post the responses once I do.


Oeil Public is “a photographic agency focusing on story telling by the use of photographic essays both in print, multimedia, exhibitions and book form”.
The agency is  looking for “photographers with strong storytelling abilities, with focus on personal or long term projects”. Portfolios will be appraised at the annual meeting held between 7 – 9 September 2009 in France.


Submit up to 50 images digitally. jpg (JPG) images only at 72 dpi and cannot exceed 1500 pixels on the longest side. Please do not send images presented in a quicktime file or powerpoint.

Submit images on a CD-ROM as JPEG files with compression 8-10. Please number your photographs in the order that you want them to be presented. Use your last name first, followed by the initial of your first name, followed by numbers of the files. Example for John Smith: smithj01.jpg, smithj02.jpg,…

Place all jpg’s in one folder, and all accompanying files and documentation in another folder.

Include a statement about your work(s), bio, CV and current contact information.

If your portfolio does not meet these requirements, it will not be considered.


Submissions should be sent to Oeil Public office in Paris: OEIL PUBLIC, Attn: PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION, 17 rue Ramponeau, 75020 Paris. Tel: + 33 1 43 15 00 33. If you have any questions please email: with the subject title . MEMBERSHIP


ArtInsight will be holding an evening seminar Contemporary Photography: Trends & Opportunites at The Photographers’ Gallery, London on Wednesday 21 September from 6pm – 8.30pm. The event promises to give “an insider’s view of the market’s future prospects” and will include “an in-depth panel discussion with key figures from all perspectives in the photography market”. The seminar cost is £75 and early booking is advised. It wil be followed by a drinks reception and a curator-led tour of the exhibition, Andre Kertesz: On Reading. Contact managing director of ArtInsight Jeffrey Boloten on 07790 525707  or by email:, for further infromation and booking.

Tim Hetherington will be giving a talk at the Host Gallery, London to accompany an exhibition of photographs Long Story Bit by Bit – Liberia Retold: Photographs by Tim Hetherington, from his recently released book. The show runs from 8 September – 24th September. Hetherington will be talking about the project and book, as well as showing a short video diary shot during his time in Liberia. The talk takes place on 18 September from 7 pm (doors open 6.30pm). Entry: £8.00 (non members), £5.00. To reserve a place, email: (See HotShoe magazine, April/May2009, for an interview with Hetherington about the book).


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