Call for entries for New York Photo Awards 2010 and photo exhibitions in New York and Milan

There’s a call for entries for the New York Photo Awards 2010 (NYPH’10) from the organisers of the New York Photo Festival looking for photographers from all over the world, “whose exceptional work breaks new ground visually, intellectually, and aesthetically”, plus a couple of photography shows. Finally, a news snippet on the the Magnum Archive Collection move.


© Andrea Star Reese, New York Country runs the Batcave from The Urban Cave, 2009

One of last year’s deserving winners in the Student Social Documentary Essay category was Andrea Star Reese. Keep an eye out for her ongoing project, The Urban Cave. She is currently working on parts two and three.

30 April

Work showcased in a group exhibition at next year’s festival and an online “feature presentation on the New York Photo Festival website”. 12 awards will be presented and 24 artists will receive honorable mentions at the New York Photo Awards 2010 ceremony to be held in Brooklyn, New York on 14 May.

$30 per individual photograph, $65 per series of 5 to 15

$20 per individual photograph, $40 per series of 5 to 15

Two Categories: General (7 categories – single image and series) and Student (5 categories – single image, series, essay). Categories cover editorial, fine art, advertising, social documentary and photo books.

Only works “produced or published” between 1 January 2009 and 30 April 2010 are eligible for submission.
Announced in May, “during the third edition of the New York Photo Festival”.

© Andrea Star Reese, New York Country and Snowwhite from The Urban Cave, 2009

The Zero Budget Biennial is a rather unusual model for a biennial with explicit aims:

“Where most biennials perpetuate a particular genre one might call biennial art in the service of illustrating dominant biennial themes, the Zero Budget Biennial will privilege idiosyncrasy. Where other biennials promote tourism, boost local economies and generate cultural capital, the Zero Budget Biennial will leave little or no carbon footprint, probably make no one any richer and generate a cultural capital of questionable marketability.”

Featuring around 35 international and local artists in addition to a performance and screening programme selected by ten international curators and curatorial collectives, the “sole prerequisite for participation is that no artist or curator may have had prior biennial experience”. The biennial is curated by Joanna Fiduccia and Chris Sharp. Exhibiting at pianissimo, Milan until 21 February.

Crisis & Opportunity: Documenting the Global Recession at the powerHouse arena, NY, featuring work by (SDN) winners.These are first prize winner Tomasz Tomaszewski (Poland) as well as Honorable Mentions; Khaled Hasan (Bangladesh), Shiho Fukada (Japan), and Michael McElroy (USA).  Glenn Ruga, SDN founder and director says: “The winning photographers document how the economic crisis is affecting manual labor in heavy industry in Poland, stone workers trying to survive in Bangladesh; elderly men in Japan who were day laborers but are now losing their jobs; and healthcare and the loss of the American dream.”

The exhibition opens with a panel discussion The Role of Photography in Addressing Critical Issues Facing Our World. Speakers include photographers Ed Kashi and Tomasz Tomaszewski; board member Center for Economic and Social Rights, Irene Khan; former Secretary General of Amnesty International, Leora Kahn; co-founder, Proof – Media for Social Justice. The discussion will be moderated by SDN founder and director, Glenn Ruga.

Exhibition opens 16 February and runs until 14 March.

Photo Archive News has reported that the Magnum Archive Collection, “which contains nearly 200,000 original press prints of images taken by world-renowned Magnum photographers, will be preserved, catalogued and made accessible by the Ransom Center”. The Harry Ransom Center is at The University of Texas, Austin.


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