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.
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:
Gittel and Bill Price
President of Women in Focus
Founder of Women in Photography Group
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Summer may be time for exploration, and that means something different to everyone according to their special interests.
Photographers can go behind the scenes with Messy Nessy cabinet of chic curiosities to explore abandoned places around the globe and little known places to find photography gold mines.
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As Messy Nessy says, ” We’ve found old churches, lighthouses, trains and entire ghost towns, but never before have we come across an old brothel for sale.” View it here.
On the Messy Nessy site you can explore their Off-Beat and Little Known Category here, Inspiration Vault here, and their Nostalgia category here for image resources for your artmaking. These are just a few among the many other categories on this amazingly in-depth site. We especially liked The Wonderful Lost World of Mr Hendy, among many others!
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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.
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.”
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.
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.”
Jose Luis Gambande offers Limited Edition prints directly from his website here. He is also available for assignments.
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.
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!
As we update our International Art Gallery e-list, we’re finding more and more art galleries adding Submission guidelines to their sites and Calls to Artists as well!
Capsule Gallery in Houston, Texas, USA, says that it is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary photography and contemporary craft from emerging, mid-career and established artists.
Review Capsule Gallery’s curated exhibitions on their site here to see examples of their current and archived exhibitions and their unique perspective to determine if your work may be a fit for this gallery–then submit! That’s right–Capsule Gallery is currently taking submissions open to artists working in photography and related media as well as contemporary craft, such as fiber, ceramic and jewelry. Please submit one PDF, which includes a CV, artist statement and 10 images. Capsule Gallery curators and staff will do their best to respond to every submission.
Capsule Gallery is located in the historic 1929 Isabella Court complex in midtown Houston. This complex is also home to Inman Gallery, Kinzleman Art Consulting, Samara Gallery, Art Palace and Devin Borden Gallery.
I’ve been telling artists for years to submit their work! So I felt validated by a great master when I read this quote–
“Think up ideas for stories, go out and shoot them, and then send them in to the magazines. I was lucky; I figured that out when I was young.” Stanley Kubrick
This great, important and successful filmmaker started out as a photographer and unknown. He got his start by submitting his work and getting it into magazine.
This applies to all artists working in all materials and styles — you should be submitting your work to appropriate art magazines, art consultants, art galleries, interior designers, and art licensing companies.
I wrote and published an e-book guide to help artists make submissions (available here) and e-lists of resources to help artists quickly and easily find the best places submit their work. I continue to compile my extensive and growing e-list of art and design magazines where you can submit your work for a feature (available here), and an e-list of links to over 5,000 USA and international art galleries (here), an e-list of art consultants (here) and art licensing companies (here). Plus specialized e-lists of print sales sites (here) and photography agents and resources (here).
Image courtesy of Pixomar at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Ever since Facebook bought Instagram a couple years ago, I’ve been receiving a steady stream of notifications– your Facebook friend has joined Instagram–yet many of these new instagram accounts remain empty.
You don’t need to own an iPad or iPhone to add photos to Instagram
Over the years I’ve added photos directly from my iPad using my iPad camera to my Instagram account. Usually when I visited a museum exhibition I’d get lots of shots of the art, and sharing to Instagram as I viewed the work added another dimension to the museum going experience.
Over the past month, I’ve been adding photos to multiple Instagram accounts, that I own or manage, using Latergram. Just yesterday the Latergram logo changed along with their name, which is now shortened to Later. You can get Later for your android phone and use Later on your computer to share photos of your art to your Instagram account.
Schedule auto posts with the Later calendar(screen shot of Later calendar below). You can get the Later app in the Google Play store here. It’sfree.
Once you have the Later app installed on your phone, make sure you also have the Instagram app on your phone too. Go to Later on your computer and sign in with Instagram.
- Click upload media to upload your image.
- Drag your image into the calendar to the date and time you wish to post. A box opens allowing you to add text beside the image and hashtags: #art #painting #drawing #fineartphotography etc
Your phone will alert you when the image is ready to post. You tap on the image to open it in Instagram where you have the edit image options. Before you post, press your finger on the text box and the *paste* button will appear. Press the paste button to paste the text you added to the image in Later. Then post to Instagram.
The above LOVE painting is an example of text-based art by artist Tammie LaMountain.
American artist Tammie LaMountain creates mixed media artworks, paintings, photographs and drawings employing poetic and often metaphorical language. In her own artist statement, she tells us how she creates intense personal moments by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer around in circles. Her mixed media artworks appear as dreamlike images where fiction and reality meet, well-known tropes merge, meanings shift, past and present fuse.
Time and memory always play a key role in her work. By applying abstraction, Tammie LaMountain finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humor that echoes human vulnerabilities. The artist also considers movement as a metaphor for the ever-seeking human who experiences a continuous loss. Her works isolate the movements of humans and objects. By doing so, new sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound.
By experimenting with aleatoric processes, the artist formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works.
The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages.
Her works are based on formal associations which open a unique poetic vein. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of seemingly certain reality is questioned.
By choosing mainly formal solutions, Tammie LaMountain wants to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation.
Her works feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections, combining unrelated aspects that lead to surprising analogies. By questioning the concept of movement, she tries to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations. Her works doesn’t reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.
Tammie LaMountain currently lives and works in the US city of Los Angeles, California.
I’ve used the EyeEM App on my cell phone over the past few months and love it. I uploaded a small batch of my photos and most were curated into the EyeEm marketplace with one short-listed to the EyeEM Getty Images collection. I also access my EyeEM Market dashboard on my computer via their site here and have connected my Instagram account to EyeEM. It’s a great app.
If you are not familiar with EyeEM they are not just a sales platform. EyeEM has regular Missions that you can submit your work to for features, cash, and exhibition opportunities.
Since artists regular ask me for new insights and information on how to make more sales of their work, this EyeEM blog article caught my attention–
The article is how photographic artist Fred Bahurlet, a seller, earned over $1,000 from his photos on EyeEm Market over the last few months. He gives insights into what to do to make sales of your work. Whether you work within photography, painting, drawing or other materials, some of his words and advice may apply to you and get you thinking about ways of creating other revenue streams for your work.
Photographic artist Fred Bahurlet tells us in this EyeEM blog post–“I’ve found that an image doesn’t have to be extraordinary to sell. Simple compositions, everyday pictures, people in ordinary life and travel images sell well. I have sold the same images several times, often in the same month, and they are ones that I personally find common.”
Read the full article here and at the bottom you will find a link to join the EyeEM Market.
If you are looking for more art sales resources visit our newest Artist Marketing Resources shop here.
On January 7th, Apple began a series of free art classes in retails stores to teach users iPad sketching techniques and their online gallery Start Something New shows what artists are doing on Apple product. Find out more here.
Apple is playing catch-up with artists. Hundreds of thousands already receive valuable free iPhone photography instruction via the iPhone Photography School.
Emil Pakarklis, Founder of the iPhone Photography School sent me this about 12 days ago:
Let me share with you one of the best articles the we have ever published… It’s about the 11 most important genres of iPhone photography:
In this article you’ll learn about the different genres of iPhone photography, see amazing photos by some of the world’s best iPhone artists, and get useful tips for each of the genres.
If there’s one iPhoneography article you should definitely read, it’s this one. There’s so much to be learned from the amazing contributors that I often go back to this post for inspiration.
If you’re struggling to define your personal style, this post will make a world of a difference.
And it will definitely inspire you to take more iPhone photos!
Spotte, presents curated contemporary exhibitions online with 6 shows under their belt and affordable art by 45 emerging artists available to buy and invest in. Spotte is a unique internet-based art platform. We love the artwork there, the clean look and high quality photographs of the work!
Digital Contemporary Art Gallery Spotteart.com launched its Sixth Online Only Exhibition at the end of last year (2015), and it remains viewable online through February 2016.
New York City based Spotteart.com is a digital platform showcasing contemporary works of art and design. All collections are curated by Spotte’s founder and curator Nelba Delmedico, Modern and Contemporary art expert.
The site currently displays collections by 8 emerging and mid-career artists from Brazil, Spain & USA, including Alex Hulphers (Seattle, USA) with a series of neo-cubism/constructivism crossover acrylics on canvas named “Architectural Reflexes” on the site. Jennifer Shepard (NY, USA) exhibits abstract neon mixed medias on paper “Here/Not Here” in the current online exhibition. Blanca Morales (Madrid, Spain) offers optic and kinetic art sculptures titled “Kinetic Blocks.” Juliana Curi (Brazil) presents “Pink Intervention,” bold contrasting photo intervention progressions. Nicole Reber (NY, USA) displays her “Sign” series of mixed media wall pieces. Peter Daitch (New England, USA) reveals photo works informed by abstract expressionism. Mari Garcia (Malaga, Spain) showcases her series of cinematic mixed media miniature collages. Raul De La Torre (Barcelona/LA-based, USA) brought a series of color-saturated, thread-embroidered paintings titled “Poems” to the site.
Since their launch in April 2014, Spotteart.com has evolved into one of the leading independent internet-based art galleries, offering more than 415 original works of art & design by 45 contemporary artists in a wide range of mediums, from photography to sculpture. The gallery exhibits artwork online seasonally. Participating artists select or create a series of 8-10 pieces available exclusively at Spotte. These collections are accompanied with biographies and statements by the artists, as well as updated with weekly blog features dedicated to artists’ backgrounds and aesthetics.
Though our e-list of international art galleries (available here) lists physical galleries around the world, Spotteart may be a great resources for artists seeking gallery representation so that we think that they may want to know about it, so we may add it to our e-list.
The Vimpt project turns your selected social media images into fine art B & W prints, Salt prints or Cyanotype prints for free. Follow Vimpt on Twitter and Instagram and submit your image for consideration by tagging with
#believeinfilm #filmsnotdead or #vimptfreeprint
An awesome project social media project.
Russian fine art photographer and artist Olga Zavershinskaya aka Armene lives and works in the Czech Republic. Olga has exhibited internationally and is represented by the Art Gallery AFK in Lisbon, Portugal. Her work contains combinations and contrasts–the beautiful in conjunction with the unbeautiful–as in Drop, above, where the controlled perfection of the lovely neck, face and hair of the model unexpectedly expands into an erratic splash of wet black ink, and in Dark Thoughts, where the model falls forward streaming ink from her hair in impossibly suspended lines, runs and drizzles.
In Olga’s photographic image titled Jellyfish, the diaphanous fluther of seaforms float as a backdrop for a lavender colored corpse-like human figure, the combination in such a scene causes wonderment in the viewer at the possibilities of this visual narrative.
Olga Zavershinskaya, master of anatomy, photographs the human form in elegant nudes, solo and minimal, as in Angle VI. Or nudes with props, such as the texture of the sheer wet fabric simultaneously covering and revealing the figure in Transparency IV.
Fantastical works of fantasy, as in the lush Peacock with several cyclopic eyes that gaze back at the viewer while other orbs in the image stray off to one side or the other and up, in one of Olga’s most enigmatic and surrealistic scenes, recalling tales of fantastic Magic Realism in a puzzlement at how she could have created the image!
Olga’s visualizations start her off on her use of the model to realize her unusual ideas and creative concepts, that she completes with with skillful post-production processing methods to produce the final images.
Did you know there are over 300 million monthly Instagram users? This successful app has been around for less than 5 years, but it has turned into a massive social network and its growth does not seem to stop. Not too long ago, an Instagram picture made the cover of The Wall Street Journal. No kidding! Undoubtedly, Instagram is one of the most popular photo-sharing sites today.
What is so great about uploading pictures to Instagram? Well, it allows you to choose among various filters and end up with professional-looking pictures. You can fix any lighting issues or make your photos look more artistic just by selecting some of the available filters.
Now, since photo enthusiasts take enough pride on their shots to share them with their followers, wouldn’t you take that hobby one step ahead and transform them into canvas prints? All you have to do is select your most treasured Instagram photos and ask a professional online printer like 4over4.com to do the rest.
Choose Among Rolled or Stretched Canvas
The best thing about a personalized project is that you get to choose the photo you want to print, the material you want and where to place it after it is done. It is your project, so there are no rules to follow. Online printers offer several options and you can take your time to choose exactly what you need. For instance, take a look at this canvas print catalog, they let you customize size, print finish and paper type.
When you are creating a small art gallery for your home or office, you can choose either rolled or stretched canvas. Both options will give your space a unique touch However, the best choice depends on your preferences, budget, the space you have available and the desired results. Here is what you need to know to make a wise decision:
Stretched canvas: if you do not want to pay big bucks on expensive frames, choose stretched canvas as they are ready to mount on the wall. Its frameless effect looks great on any wall regardless of the wall color or canvas size. Plus, a stretched canvas is less likely to be damaged.
Rolled canvas: if you have a tight budget or maybe want to build a frame of your own, this is the best option for you. A framed canvas is commonly more durable than a stretched canvas. If you have a special type of frame in mind, go with rolled canvas to make them look vintage, classy, modern or the look that fits your interior design.
Are you an amateur photographer? Do you want to create a charming environment? Log into your Instagram account and choose the most fascinating pictures you have saved. Personalize a space without spending a fortune. Remember that a picture can tell more than a thousand words; it can tell a whole story.
Image courtesy of: Pixabay Cellphone
Here is a list of some resources for artists:
NEOPRIME Fine Arts museum quality fine art photography prints–an international fine art label of online sales based in Germany.
Photographer Resources here.
Creative Scoops — scroll down on this site until you see *Suggest Something* far left. Click to submit.
Art Magazines here.
bohemianizm features artists and accepts artist submissions via their site form.
Art Print Sales here.
Image courtesy of bulldogza at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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.
“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
Touch.My.Prints seeks projects, finished or in-progress, of photographic still lifes.
Touch My Prints is interested in the special way the photographic process can flatten space.
In the process of a studio still life the artist can have complete control over lighting, objects, composition, etc. This control allows for a constructed environment to showcase a wide range of concepts.
Touch My Prints seeks these highly controlled still lifes to showcase in TouchMyPrints ISSUE04.
Bodies of work will be prioritized over a series of individual images.
Submission Fee: Free
Please submit 3-5 works from a body of work (complete or in-progress) for ISSUE04. Please include a brief description of your body of work / artist statement. (250 words or less)
Please submit files at 300 dpi, with the longest side being 8 inches (2400 pixels), 8-bit and as a JPEG.
File Name would be Doe_Jane_01.jpeg
In the email (TouchMyPrints @ gmail .com) please list the following information for each image.
Title, Year Produced
Medium (i.e. Screenshot / Digital Photograph / Digital Collage)
Your Website (Professional Site / Twitter / Tumblr / etc)
Brief description of your body of work. (250 words or less)
Submit your own work.
Follow the guidelines.
Please email if you have questions.
SUBMISSION DUE DATE: July 20, 2015
Natalie Girsberger takes us behind the scenes of fashion runways giving us a transgressive look at models, often suffering to fit the molds required by their profession. These photographs may be cautionary tales, alerting young women that success may not be down these avenues. And so the Transgressive genre in all media–once one gets past the initial shock–has an underlying need to instruct. The shock technique gets our attention.
The photos titled Passing Shadow and Industry Standards see the fashion industry through a critical lens.
How far will women go, participating in a society obsessed with creating a pretty picture?
Body measurements, models–who are often young girls– miserable, as they rise and fall on the ever changing fashion scene. Their features fit beauty standards for such a very limited period of time. Passing Shadow asks the viewer to question the real essence of the pretty surface and to become aware of the suffering the model goes through to look this thin.
As the photographer, Natalie Girsberger describes—“Industry Standards shows a girl that’s clearly beautiful, but she is just skin and bones. She is freezing in her perfectly styled outfit and the hard light emphasises her skeleton-like appearance. This images shows how there’s a fine line between beauty and sickness in this business that treats its starving models like shiny objects.”
Mental illness also a theme of the Transgressive genre. In Natalie’s “Shine on Crazy Diamond” series, she thematizes mental illness, schizophrenia in particular.