Street Photography Project on Instagram for Women Photographers

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Gittel Price and Bill Price have established and continue to run a multi-faceted women’s photography community.

They run an Instagram project each month or so for women photographers of all levels to encourage, inspire and promote women’s passion and accomplishments in photography. Any woman photographer can participate or help spread the word to others who may want to.

On Instagram the project is at: @womeninphotography and their group on LinkedIn is: Women in Photography Group

As they stated:

“The projects are to increase awareness and we do these projects in our spare time voluntarily. There is no commercialization by us of your image. So If you would like to join and help promote women’s work and passion in photography it is easy to participate. If you do not want to receive project notices like this just let me know and I will take you off our list.”

Project theme for this month is: ‘Street Photography’. What do we mean by this theme?

Simply put, street photography is about documenting everyday life and society. The most important thing in street photography is to capture emotion, humanity, and soul.

Street photos can turn the mundane into something remarkable. To capture the exceptional beauty of everyday scenes, people and moments on the streets, and to show us the sights that might otherwise go unnoticed. Street photography, also sometimes called candid photography, is photography conducted for art or enquiry that features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public places.

The idea is to send us one image that represents your Street Photography.

There is no rush as we will post the images until we stop getting them. Bill will post 12 photos a day in the order we receive them until they are all posted. This will take some time if we get many submissions like we have in the past. We will email you when yours is posted.

Gittel and Bill’s Instructions:
Email your image to me or my husband Bill to: gittelprice  (at) womeninfocusinternational.com
1. Attach one of your photos.  It is easier if it is a .jpg
2. Your full name and your Instagram id if you have one so we can post and tag your image
3. One web site link that you want posted with your image: (your website, facebook, other if you have one)
4. Your note about the image if any
5. Any additional hashtags you want posted with your image

Regards,

Gittel and Bill Price

Gittel Price

President of Women in Focus

Founder of Women in Photography Group

 

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Print Swap Project via Instagram

 

The Print Swap is a project of the photography site Feature Shoot.

HOW IT WORKS:

Photographers from around the world and across all genres are invited to submit images via Instagram to be considered for the print swap. To submit, please hashtag your images #theprintswap. All images submitted must be able to be printed at 8.5×11 inches.

You can view the photos Feature Shoot has already selected by going to their Instagram account here and their Twitter here.

If your photo is chosen by The Print Swap project you will get to swap your photo–which they will have professionally printed–with another photographer who is also in the swap. The photographers involved will each give and receive a print. Part of the fun is that the print everyone gets are chosen at random, which means the print you receive in the mail will be a total surprise.

All prints will be beautifully printed by Skink Ink in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The print swap is a fun new way to add some photography to your own walls AND have your work seen by other photographers around the world. To submit– hashtag your images #theprintswap or you can email them to theprintswap@gmail.com

There is no submission fee to enter, however, if your image is chosen there will be a one-time cost of $40 which you will pay via Submittable at the same time you upload your high res file for printing. There are no additional costs beyond that and The Print Swap/ Feature Shoot will take care of everything else, including printing and shipping the selected images. Just be sure that all images you submit can be printed at 8.5×11 inches.

Monochrome Images: Argentinian Photographic Artist Jose Luis Gambande

Orleans 2, photograph by Jose Luis Gambande

Although photographic artist Jose Luis Gambande chooses the subjects for his monochrome photographs on his weekly walks in cities he visits–last month he made a huge quantity of photographs on a trip to Spain and France–he does not consider himself a Street Photographer. “Usually I walk and shoot in the city once a week,” says Jose, “I take buildings and cityscapes because I like to register those things that are permanent–always there– around us. I am not a Street Photographer in the sense of taking the city movement, or the street dynamic life. I like the steady things in the city, the landscape of the permanent.”

Paris #2, photograph by Jose Luis Gambande

Jose Luis Gambande, enjoys working in digital monochrome, treating each black and white photograph like a unique thing–a unique opportunity to make each image something special.

A LA OFICINA, photograph by Jose Luis Gambande

He also loves the discovery process on the streets of cities and during post-processing of this images, stating that — “Frequently, when I begin processing an image taking off colors I discover a new shadow, a new light, a new bright that was never seen when taking the photo.”

 

 

BARRIO, photograph by Jose Luis Gambande

 

Jose Luis Gambande was born in Argentina 58 years ago. “I am an electrical engineering and work as that for my living,” says Jose, who is married and has two sons. He recalls how,in his childhood he studied fine arts and enjoyed painting–first, with brushes and paints and lastly digital painting using inkscape software.

 

CARRERA, photograph by Jose Luis Gambande

 

Always intrigued by photography but never thought he could make it, Jose only began making photographs six months ago. “I began shooting just for curiosity and found it likes me,” says Jose.

ARBOL, photograph by Jose Luis Gambande

As Jose says of his image making philosophy– “By the way, my knowledge of photography techniques is yet very limited. I like to take a good shot (with a good composition) and then make some digital operations (as little as possible) turning the image to a higher level of complexity and impact. I use an image editor. I don’t like to give a “message” with my photos, only an aesthetical representation, and maybe discover a new thing or a new view in a well-known place.”

ESTUDIO 17312, photograph by Jose Luis Gambande

 

Jose Luis Gambande offers Limited Edition prints directly from his website here. He is also available for assignments.

Jose has open edition prints available in his Saatchi Online portfolio: https://www.saatchiart.com/gambande
Follow Jose on Instagram here and on Facebook here.

SILLAS Y MESAS, photograph by Jose Luis Gambande

YOGURT MAGAZINE CALL FOR ENTRIES: uncanny derivations: desirable body, masculine or feminine, in contemporary photography

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Larisa Oancea, curator and content contributor at Yogurt Magazine, a creative magazine based in Rome focused on contemporary photography and visual arts sent us their Call for Entries to share our with our readers (and on social media)—

Taking its cue from Jung’s concept of “sublimation”, Yogurt Magazine is an ambitious visual research about the new anthropology of Eros. Our current call for artists reflects, as well, on the concept of desirable body and its uncanny derivations in contemporary photography.

YOGURT MAGAZINE

CALL FOR ENTRIES

The desirable body and its uncanny derivations in contemporary photography

Yogurt Magazine is seeking for photographies which grasp an original interpretation of the concept of sensuality and its uncanny derivations: desirable body, masculine or feminine, whole or fragmented.

You are invited to propose your photos to info@yogurtmagazine

DEADLINE: March 30th 2017

 

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,

Larisa Oancea

Yogurt Magazine

www.yogurtmagazine.com

 

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New Online Artist Marketplaces for Digital Media Goes Live April 15th

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Avant Debut is a new online marketplace for digital media that make their first release to the public on April 15th!

 This marketplace will have collections of digital art, photography, performance art, music, and writing.

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Because artists need more visibility click here.

Pro’jekt LA OPEN CALL + New FotoFund Crowdfunding Platform for Photo-based Works

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OPEN CALL for PRO’JEKT LA – IG  Its FREE!
Pro’jekt LA presents curated, themed, outdoor photography projections all over the city of Los Angeles. Submit and get the chance to showcase and sell your best work to the LA community.
Tag @MonthofPhotoLA in an Instagram post (aka your submission photo) and include the following hashtags in the description: #monthofphotola,#moplaIGJam2016 and#laphotocommunity. Then, submit online! Here    Deadline – April 4th, 2016

FOTOFUND

Fotofund is a crowdfunding platform exclusively for photo-based works. It is a newly initiated program of Lucie Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advocacy of photography worldwide. They asked us to share one of their current projects with our readers.

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Call for International Photography Submissions on the Theme of IDENTITY

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The WYNG Masters Award welcomes photography submissions from all over the world. An annual,  issues-based award headquartered in Hong Kong, this year’s theme is IDENTITY. Images must relate to the theme and be made in or relate to Hong Kong.

The deadline for submission is 15 September 2015 (23:59 Hong Kong time; GMT + 8:00).

From 15 June to 15 September 2015  the WYNG Masters Award invites both international and Hong Kong artists and image-makers to submit photographic-based work. The visual content must be related to Hong Kong and to the chosen theme IDENTITY. Finalists will be selected by a panel of international judges and their works will be exhibited in Hong Kong in Spring 2016. A full-colour catalogue will be published to coincide with the exhibition. The WYNG Masters Award will also host a series of talks, panels, and seminars during the exhibition period. The winner of WYNG Masters Award will receive a cash prize of HKD$250,000. Each of the six additional finalists will receive HKD$15,000.

The WYNG Masters Award international panel of judges is composed of industry leaders in photography, art, publishing, and non-profit. They include Zoher Abdoolcarim, Abby Chen, Louise Clements, Frank Kalero, Leung Po Shan, Mary Ann Camilleri, Theme Judge (to be confirmed).
For details on how to enter please visit Entry Rules.

About IDENTITY

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else“
– Margaret Mead

Certain aspects of one’s individual identity such as race, gender, ancestry, genetic makeup and so on, come naturally at birth.  One could, however, consciously choose other aspects such as nicknames, profession, religion, hairstyles, ways of life, gender expression et cetera, to make oneself more unique. Between choice and nature, there are aspects such as nationality, history, psyche and social roles, which influence our sense of identity. Identity could simply be personal disposition, or an unwilling imposition by the society at large.

If identification of self makes the person, collective identity allows for mutual recognition-security as well as solidarity.  Group attributes, though, could be real or virtual, lasting or ephemeral, like one’s profile on social media. Overemphasis of the collective, however, could result in alienation, prejudice, confrontation and even enmity.

In the age of globalization, a local majority could easily become a minority in the wider world.  As global citizens, we hope for and embrace the belief that elastic and flexible identities can bring diversity and progress, rather than confrontation.

If defining our collective identities in this city seems like an almost impossible pursuit, images could, perhaps, provide a platform to start.

“Most people are other people.  Their thoughts are someone else’s opinion, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation“
– Oscar Wilde

www.wyngmastersaward.hk

Artists Submit to SFMOMA’s Submission Friday

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Artists submit your art and fine art photography to SFMOMA.

Every Friday, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) posts a selection of original artwork submitted by artists to their Tumblr blog here.

They prefer that you submit photos and videos, but you can also submit a direct link to a post on your personal Tumblr blog.

Read the submission guidelines here.

SFMOMA also has a larger blog Open Space here.

Get featured and get some visibility!

Find more opportunities to get your art featured in our Art Magazines | Art Blogs E-list for Artists here  & here.

 

 

Our Artist Resources Are Now in a New Store

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Our International Art Gallery Directory and other artist resources are now available in our new Selz store, with more payment options.

Click on these links to our other resources in our new store:

Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook

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1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art

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“Role Play” Photography Exhibition Opportunity: It’s Not Juried / No Fee

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center(CPAC) is seeking proposals for “Role Play” a photography exhibition to be held at RedLine Denver for the 2015 Month of Photography. It’s not a juried exhibition. There is no entry fee.

All lens-based media are eligible, including images made by film or video camera, scanner, screen-capture, digital camera, and any means of mobile photography. They seek works by regional, national, and international artists.

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For this exhibition, CPAC is seeking cohesive bodies of work from photographic artists addressing the exhibition theme: role-play – the creation of make-believe situations and narratives, the adoption of a personae or character different than oneself, the transformation of self for play, self-examination, or the exploration of themes related to social issues.

The Exhibition at RedLine will run March 14th through April 15, 2015. The deadline for submissions is Thursday Jan 8th, 2015.

Send up to 20 jpegs of your body/bodies of work for review. Please provide your website address and information about the project such as an artist statement and CV.

This is an outline for this opportunity, find the full call for exhibition proposals here.

In addition to this themed exhibition, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center has an ongoing open deadline, no fee policy for reviewing proposals. CPAC wants to see new work that reveals a strong personal philosophy and progressive approach to contemporary photography. Individual artists or group projects are encouraged to apply for exhibitions.

WHEN: Open deadline. Allow up to eight weeks for an email response.

WHO: CPAC encourageS proposals from artists and curators regardless of membership or residency status.

HOW: Mailed proposals are preferred at this time.

  • JPEG images should be burned onto a CD/DVD or flash drive.
  • Include a printed statement and bio.
  • Include your name, email address, website URL, and mailing address.
  • There is no fee. Works will be reviewed by staff and exhibition committee members. Related websites and online sources may also be reviewed as part of the process.
  • If you want your materials returned, include return postage in the form of a self-addressed-stamped-envelope or Fed Ex/UPS packing slip.

WHERE: Send proposals to: CPAC, Exhibition Proposals, 1513 Boulder Street, Denver, CO 80211

Find more long-term opportunities for photographic artists on our Artist Marketing Resources e-list here. 

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ARTiculAction 2015 – Biennial International Call for Artists

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As a previously featured artist, in a 2013 issues of ARTiculAction, I’m glad to see the publication project expanding. To celebrate their 10th edition, they’ve launched  ARTiculAction 2015 – Biennial International Call for Artists–  a special Biennial competition. The objective of this Biennial competition is to publish a selection of works which show polyandric aka polyhedric or art many-sided in nature.

Artists may submit:

– Painting
– Fine Art Photography
– Mixed Art
– Video
– Performance
– Body Art & Experimental Dance
– Installations
– Sculpture
– Audio

No entry fees for submissions.

Just complete the entry form that you will find at http://articulaction.yolasite.com/enter-submission.php or contact our editorial board directly to: articulaction@post.com

LINK:

http://articulaction.yolasite.com/enter-submission.php

Dancers of Creation Against Urban Decay in the Photographic Fine Art of Thea Juliette Stevenson

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sixty eight, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her COMBUSTION series

“I am constantly looking for a heartbeat in the stillness of a photograph,” says photographic artist Thea Juliette Stevenson. In her series of works she calls Abandoned (the Alley Ways of Our Hidden Dreams), the artist gives us glimpses into what she calls “urban degradation” –images of stark little-traversed city pathways and human landscapes with an absence of humanity.

A Home Stood I, Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her Abandoned series

A Home Stood I, Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her Abandoned series

In a new set of imagery, she continues the themes of urban degradation, yet breathes life into the scenes with the introduction of dancers. This series she calls COMBUSTION.

JUMP, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her  COMBUSTION series

JUMP, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her COMBUSTION series

According to the artist, the dancers symbolize creation against the urban destruction and stand as symbols for the continued rhythm of life.
Broken Remembered, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her Abandoned series

Broken Remembered, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her Abandoned series

Thea Juliette describes her photographic imagery as coming from both memory and from dreams– “The work is an embodiment of the absence and presence of dreams and fractured memories. Dance stands as a metaphor for the movement through Time.”
FALL BACK, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her COMBUSTION series

FALL BACK, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her COMBUSTION series

Thea Juliette further states, that her “aim in art is to create phenomenological art work that can be experienced and embodied rather than just viewed.”
Velvet Walls Have Names, photograph by Thea Juliette Steveson, from her Abandoned series

Velvet Walls Have Names, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her Abandoned series

The images presented here represent a small selection from the body of work found on the artist’s website .
Follow the development of these photographic series in the images that Thea Juliette Stevenson posts to her Tumblr blog.
Contemplation, photograph by Thea Juliette Steveson, from her COMBUSTION series

Contemplation, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her COMBUSTION series

fifty five, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her COMBUSTION series

fifty five, photograph by Thea Juliette Stevenson, from her COMBUSTION series

Available Now: New Resources PDF for Photographers

Photographers Resources: International Photography Representatives and Photographer Agents, Print Sales Publishers, Gallerists and More in our new PDF!

New! Available for this first time now in early 2014. To get this PDF click here.

Our new PDF list contains the email contacts and clickable links to the websites of dozens of fine art photographer agents and photographer representatives internationally.

This PDF also lists photography galleries in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and more.

In this PDF you will find  clickable links to international fine art and commercial photography publishers, art licensing companies and publishers, stock photo resources and digital photography resources, art consultants seeking photographs + art videos for their corporate clients. This PDF has categories of resources for photography organizations, photography grants and fellowships, and photography magazines and blogs that accept submissions from photographers and publish photography, as well as many other resource categories. Any resources useful to fine art photographers, and fine art photographers who also do some commercial work, are listed in this PDF.

We know that photographers want more visibility for their work. Want to earn an income from their photographs, and advance their careers and increase their reputations. We research and continually add new links, resources, and contact information you can use on this PDF list.

This PDF Content list Categories:

  • Photography Agents and International Photography Representatives
  • Agents Representing Photographers and other artists
  • Stock Photography and Digital Resources/Monetize Your Images
  • Online Galleries and Print Sales for Photographers
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  • Photography Galleries and Organizations: Europe Photography Galleries, USA, Canada, South American Photography Galleries, Australia and Asia Photography Galleries
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New! Will be available in 2014 Photographers Resources: International Photography Reps and Agents + 

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This new Photographers Resources PDF currently has numerous pages of information that we are working to build and expand upon to be released and available in early 2014.  This new list contains the email contacts and clickable links to the websites of photographer agents and photographer representatives internationally. This PDF lists photography galleries in Europe, USA/Canada/South America, Asia & Australia,as well as, fine art photography curators and critics, fine art and commercial photography publishers, art licensing companies and publishers, stock photo resources and digital photography resources, photography organizations, and photography magazines and blogs that accept submissions from photographers. We know that photographers want more visibility for their work. Photographers want to earn an income from their photographs, advance their careers and increase their reputations– and we are confident that this PDF resource list will save you time in locating newly researched contracts, new sites, new links, new resources, and new contact information you can use.

 

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New: ArtWire + Over 1,100 Places To Sell Your Art

ArtWire is a new online resource to buy and sell fine art. Artwire provides exposure, appreciation and a market to emerging, contemporary and lesser known artists.

Watch this one minute video of all the sales resources combined into this one site–

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Ghost Photos by Yvette Worboys

This is as close as I get to a Halloween or Day of the Dead post.

My article first published as Ghosts – Photos Taken Inside Former Psychiatric Hospital Brings Photographer National Attention on Technorati.

What You Can Learn From This Artist’s Approach

After I accepted Dan St. Andrei’s friend request on Facebook, he sent me this note:

Thanks for accept, Marie!
It is also a great pleasure for me to invite you to visit my online portfolio. Your opinion will be challenging for me.
Have a nice weekend,
Dan
www.danandrei.com

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Dan St. Andrei in an art director, photographer and painter specializing in advertising, art photography and graphic design. Dan is based in Lisbon, Portugal, and also have studios in Miami, FL and Bucharest, Romania.

His line “Your opinion will be challenging for me” caught my attention. It signaled his professionalism and confidence. His site is impressive too!

Dan’s approach impressed me.  Some artists can learn from his approach.

Here are a couple of examples of how *not* to present your art–

I’ll never forget one artist who asked me to review her site to select art for one of my projects. I took the time to go over her site and copied one of her titles directly from her website then let her know that I could use that one for the project.  She immediately emailed her reply  *that’s not my title!”   Her site is in such a mess that her art is mis-titled and she used that as impetus for lashing out. Another artist sent me a PDF of 100 numbered images to review. There were problems with his numbering on his images. Midway down the list numbers began repeating so that two completely different images had the same number.  It may sound harsh, but most would have trashed the PDF and not replied. But I was kind enough to reply and inform him of the problem. In his responding reply, rather than correct his numbering system and resend the corrected PDF,  he sent me instructions that I should count –1,2,3, etc. Like I needed a lesson in how to count to 100!

Get your materials in order before sending them out. If you need help you will find my ebook guide for artist making submissions  and submission resource lists here.