The Camera Club of New York's
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

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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