NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION - Deadline May 29th
CALL FOR ENTRIES
The Camera Club of New York's
2009 NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
Juror, Henry Horenstein
Deadline postmarked by May 29, 2009
click here to download entry form
The Camera Club of New York (CCNY) is pleased to announce an open call for applications for its Annual National Photography Competition. Photographers and photo-based artists working in any genre are eligible to apply. Applicants are encouraged to submit a cohesive body of work.
* Selected applicants will be featured in an exhibition sponsored by the CCNY in the gallery at Calumet Photographic in New York City in December 2009.
* Winners will also be featured on the CCNY website.
* The first place selection will receive a $300.00 cash award. Sales will be encouraged. (A 30% commission applies to all sales.)
The competition is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older who are Participating Members of CCNY. Resident members, staff, board members, artists-in-residence, and their families are not eligible. Only photographs or photo-based work will be considered
There is no fee to apply. All applicants must be participating members of the CCNY. A one-year participating membership is $40.
Participating member benefits:
* free entry to CCNY's Lecture Series at the School of Visual Arts
* 10% discount on classes, workshops, and book sales
* portfolio review with CCNY staff (limit one review per year)
* free entry to competitions and juried exhibitions
TO APPLY: download entry form
Review the past winners of our National Competition
ABOUT THE JUROR:
Born in New Bedford, MA, Henry Horenstein studied history at the University of Chicago, before turning to photography. Horenstein earned his BFA and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1971 and 1973 respectively. Horenstein's over 30 books include mono- graphs (Animals, Close Relations, Honky Tonk, Humans, Creatures, Aquatics, Canine, and Racing Days) and some of the most widely used instructional texts in the field (Black & White Photography, Beyond Basic Photography, Photography, and Color Photography). Photographs from his book Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music 1972-1981 were exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in 2006 and The Museum of Rhode Island School of Design in 2007. His 2007/2008 solo show at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Looking at Animals, is traveling internationally, as is Honky Tonk. His current photographs, Show, on the worlds of burlesque, fetish, drag, and sideshow, will be published this fall. A professor at RISD, Horenstein lives and works in Boston, MA.
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I won this competition last year, and they were a pleasure to work with. It's great that they have photographers for their jurors, as opposed to curators or gallerists. I think it makes for a film friendly competition. The juror last year was Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin.
I think it would be well worth it for folks to submit work to this competition. You might win, and you would support a great resource.
Last edited by SuzanneR; 05-11-2009 at 03:45 PM. Click to view previous post history.
I could do with a bit of clarification. It's a national competition, but the CFE requires that entrants be active participants in the camera club in New York. Any insight here?
As I recall, last year was just an "entry fee" for the competition, but not necessarily a "join the club" fee, if you will. Looks to me like membership fee for CCNY is equivalent to submitting for the competition. I think I paid $35 to enter, so it's gone up, but I'm not what you would call an active member. I think if you are using their facilities... darkrooms, studios etc. the fee is considerably higher for those members. Perhaps they have a special name above and beyond active?? I dunno...
Bear in mind, when I won, the cost of the show fell on me. Fortunately, I had all my prints already framed for another show, so I really didn't mind getting some more wall space to show some work, but I discovered the down side to winning! Rejection is far less work and money, after all!!