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Photo News – Call for entries to International Street Photography Award 2012 and American Society of Media Photographers portfolio reviews in New York

After a photo-filled week, today a catch up on a call for entries to an international street photography competition and an evening event dedicated to commercial portfolio reviews for members.

The International Street Photography Award, organised by the London Street Photography Festival, is calling for “exceptional international photographers that display a unique style and depth of work in the genre of street photography”. There will be an overall winner, a runner up, and 10 finalists.

The genre crosses over into portraiture, documentary and art photography. See the 2011 winners for an idea of the type of work and follow this link for a guide What is street photography? According to the organisation, street photography is: “Candid photography which captures, explores or questions contemporary society and the relationships between individuals and their surroundings.”

The international winner will receive £2,000 cash PLUS a solo exhibition in London PLUS an all-expenses paid trip to the exhibition launch and awards ceremony in London in June 2012 – total value £10,000.

Selected finalists will be exhibited in the same gallery and one image from each entrant will be showcased in a digital display.

The first 500 applicants will be automatically entered into a draw to win some fabulous prizes including: a signed print from one of the 2011 exhibitions, an Olympus PEN camera, £100 Blurb voucher, a Crumpler Muffin Top camera bag, photo-books by Magnum and Thames & Hudson.

All entrants receive a £28.95 voucher to print their own book with Blurb, which expires on 31 March 2012.

£30.00 to enter five to eight images. Participants from certain countries receive a 50% discount on the entrance fee.

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Go online to the LSPF website.

For an additional £15, LSPF can provide written feedback by an award judge on your submissions.

The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) New York is holding its annual commercial portfolio review for all its members during the evening of 11 October with over 30 reviewers from the photography industry. The event is free but you need to register. If you’re not a member and wish to attend can join ASMP NY as a member and then register for the event.

“ASMPNY will host approximately 100 photographers at the review. Each photographer will have an allotted time to show one body of work to each reviewer and receive feedback about the work, the presentation, style, what’s working and what to improve. Photographers can see multiple reviewers in one evening, while also making contacts for potential work. Photographers can show their portfolios in print or video format.”

This year’s reviewers include: Magnum Photos, The New York Times, Wonderful Machine, Mercury Lab, Billboard Magazine and Esquire.


Photo News: Detroit: a Self-Portrait: Found Photos 2009-10 show in Stockholm, the future of books event in London and calls for entries

Arianna Arcara and Luca Santese, Detroit: a Self-portrait/Found Photos 2009-2010

If you can, check out Detroit: a Self-portrait/Found Photos 2009-2010 by Arianna Arcara & Luca Santese at the Stockholm kulturhuset from 17 September – 20 November.

Drawn from an archive of hundreds of found images from the 1980s and 1990s that have degraded and discoloured, the photos “appear to have been taken by the Police or other state authorities as evidence of various crimes, accidents, suspects and victims, mostly in poor neighbourhoods. Abandoned to the heat, cold and damp the photos have begun to discolour and decay. In this condition they become traces of two historical moments, the first recorded by the photos as images, the second by the photos as fragile objects.”

News in, via Pippa Wieglos, that the London Street Photography Festival raised over £5,500 in its recent auction. Twenty one lots went under the hammer as part of raising funds for the 2012 London Street Festival of Photography. Bids ranged from £80 to £1,100, with the highest bid of £1,100 for a photo of man, dated 31st March 31 1957, by Vivian Maier who died leaving an archive of over 100,000 negatives.

Sojournposse Multimedia will be hosting an event Whatever is to become of books? in the Inspiration Room at the London Design Festival 2011 on Saturday 17 September 17 from 10:30am to 3:00pm, cost £3.00, plus £0.73 PayPal fee, and there are calls for entries to Boutographies open competition with a deadline of 30 November, the Arte Laguna Prize for visual artists, deadline 11 November, and Photomonth Youth Photography Award, deadline 18 October. Read over for more.

The Arte Laguna Prize, an international art contest with a photo category is calling for entries. Thanks to Marta Falcon for bringing it to my attention. The total cash prize is 170.000 Euros, 7.000 Euros per section but there’s an entry fee of between 50 Euros for one, and 90 Euros, to submit two works. “Besides money, the Arte Laguna Prize offers opportunities for artists, such as art residencies, personal exhibitions in galleries, collective exhibitions, attendance at an international Festival. There is no age limit,” writes Marta.

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