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11-01-2011, 03:57 PM
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Deadline: 11/28/11
Juror: Todd Hido
www.onwardphoto.org

ONWARD Compé (http://compe.onwardphoto.org/) is Project Basho's annual international photography competition for emerging photographers. Our main goal is to increase the exposure of talented image-makers and create new outlets for their work. Juried each year by a leading figure in contemporary photography, ONWARD Compé spotlights new envelope-pushing work that continues to further the medium. Now in it's fifth year, ONWARD Compé has been steadily growing, drawing submissions from around the U.S. and across the globe.

The competition is not limited by theme and is open to all photographic media, from historical processes to new digital technologies.

JUROR
We are pleased to invite Todd Hido (http://compe.onwardphoto.org/home/juror/) as the ONWARD Compé '12 guest juror. Based in San Francisco, Hido's affecting and ambiguous landscapes and portraits explore loneliness and anonymity in American suburbia. His award-winning monographs including House Hunting (2001), Outskirts (2002) and Roaming (2004) have garnered critical acclaim and established him as a important voice in contemporary fine art photography. His work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions in commercial galleries and museums and is part of many prestigious collections including the Guggenheim Museum, George Eastman House, Whitney Museum of American Art, and more.

Hido is an adjunct professor at the California College of the Arts.

EXHIBITIONS & PRIZES
Photographs selected by Todd Hido will be exhibited by Project Basho's gallery in Philadelphia in from February 9 - March 25, 2012.

All chosen work is also displayed in a web gallery and a selection of artists will be featured through some of our Media Sponsors such as fototazo, Ahorn Magazine, and others.

Selected photographers are also eligible for a host of awards and prizes:

2 Juror Awards - Grand Prize
A two-person show at Project Basho Gallery
$500 cash prize
Either a GR Digital III or the GXR+S10 Kit digital camera from Ricoh
Invitation to present your work at the ONWARD Summit '12 on February 11th, 2012 in Philadelphia
Spyder 3 Elite & Spyder Cube
Camera/laptop bag from Crumpler
Portfolio printed by Sous Les Etoiles

West Collection Purchase Award (http://compe.onwardphoto.org/onward-photography-competition-west-collection-purchase-award/)
One piece from the ONWARD '12 Exhibition will be purchased by the West Collection to enter their holdings.

Additional Prizes
3 Spyder 3 Pro units to be given away throughout the open call
Crumpler camera sraps for all selected photographers
Accounts with FotoVisura
Sample Inkjet paper from Pictorico

RELATED LINKS
Website: http://www.onwardphoto.org
Entry Guidelines (PDF): http://compe.onwardphoto.org/download/onward12-guidelines.pdf
Entry Form: https://projectbasho.wufoo.com/forms/entry-form/
Todd Hido: http://www.toddhido.com/