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Before submitting to a contest, you would do well to follow the advice in the blog Vignettes by Dennis Rito.

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Commonwealth Foundation Residencies

Call for entries
Main image
Apply online
Deadline 31 March 2010
Visual artists from Commonwealth countries are invited to apply for the 2010 Commonwealth Connections residency programme. Six winning applicants will receive awards of up to £8,000 to develop their art in another Commonwealth country.

At least one residency will be awarded in Photography and at least one residency in New Media.

www.commonwealthfoundation.com/artsresidencies

Images left to right:
Josaia McNamara; ‘Spinning Wheel’, Yeoh Kean Thai; ‘Water Water Everywhere’, John Howland

GRANTS AND AWARDS: A few more days before deadline!!!

Just a reminder: deadline to aply for grants at the 2010 GIJC in Geneva, 22-25th April 2010, will expire on the 31st of January.

Also, you still have a few days (same deadline) to apply for the two prestigious awards to be given at the Conference: The Daniel Pearl Award, for the best transnational investigation, with prizes at 5000 USD for the winner, has extended his deadline to the 31st. And the Global Shining Light Award, an award for investigative journalism in a developing country or a country in transition, which was reported under threat, duress or in the direst of conditions. This award of 1000 USD is sponsored by the Swiss publications La Liberté and Der Beobachter.

All details to submit your application:

Source: Darryl D’Monte

ASIA-PACIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM AWARDS

The Asia-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists(APFEJ) is currently accepting entries for the 2009 Asia-Pacific Awards for Excellence in Environmental Journalism. An APFEJ initiative, the awards “recognize the efforts of journalists working on environmental issues and to encourage environmental journalism across the region.” Interested journalists are asked to submit stories that were published in local media between 1 January   and 31 December 2008. Submissions can cover or address “any aspect of the environment” in the region or the applicant’s country. This work can include scientific research and findings, protected areas, climate change, ecotourism, conservation, sustainable development, eco-friendly alternative products and fuels, environmental education, environmental political issues, threats to the environment, mining, logging, oil extraction and

other forms of exploitation of natural resources and social issues related to the environment. The contest was first introduced in 1990 to promote high quality coverage of environmental issues and acknowledge the work of communication professionals in that field.

APFEJ,the oldest and largest organization of professional environmental journalists, contacts over 12,000 members around the world.From 12 membersat its establishment in 1988, APFEJ has grown to encompass 154 members – of which 42 are from within the Asia and Pacific region and 112 outside. The mission of APFEJ to build into a strong, independent and committed to promote excellence in environmental journalism worldwide by supporting environmental journalists specially Asia pacific through Professionalism, Freedom of
expression, Social responsibility, environmental justice, Networking and training.

Entries (including photocopies) must be submitted in the surface mail by August 31,2009 and sent to Dharman Wickremaratne,
Director,Asia-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists(APFEJ),
P.O.Box 26, 434/3 Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka.
E-mail: ejournalists@gmail.com.
Applicants must also include their full name, address, phone /fax/ email contact numbers, dates of publication, and names of newspapers/magazines. Print, electronic and on-line all journalists and photographers, full time or freelance, can take part in the contest.They should be residents of the Asia-Pacific region and work in or with the local or national media.There are no entry fees of any kind for submissions. More details on the awards can be viewed on http://www.environmentaljournalists.org web site.

Six sub-regional winners will also be announced, recognizing quality environmental coverage in Central Asia, East Asia, South East Asia, South Asia, West Asia and the Pacific. Regional winners will receive certificates,
three-year membership to APFEJ and a fully-paid trip to 18th World Congress of Environmental Journalists held in Colombo- Sri Lanka from 19- 22,October 2009.They will have an opportunity to meet with colleagues from around the world to share experiences and examine important issues related to environmental reporting.
The congress is an opportunity for the selected journalists to further discuss on the above-mentioned subjects and develop better stories in future.

The awards, along with certificates will be presented to the winners on October 19,2009 in a special ceremony. The APFEJ will host the congress, which it has called “2009 most important event yet for environmental journalism in Asia -pacific”. The congress,which will involve more than 100 participants from nearly 50 countries, will focus on “Educate to end Climate poverty” reports APFEJ.

The previous awards have been sponsored by the UNEP,ADB and German FNS, in order to encourage and recognize outstanding achievements in environmental journalism. Some of the previous winners include, Mukul Sharma  India, Alex Pal Philippines, Abu Taher Khokon  Bangladesh, Joe Kanekane Papua New Guina, Zamira Loebis -Indonesia and Tan Cheng Li of Malaysia.To find out more about the 18th World Congress of Environmental Journalists or APFEJ different activities it has been involved into for more than twenty years,
please visit http://www.environmentaljournalists.org

Global Film Initiative Film Grants

PND RFP Alert
The following requests for proposals have been posted to Philanthropy News Digest:
Global Film Initiative Accepting Applications for Summer 2009 Feature-Film Production Grants
Grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to accomplished filmmakers from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania….
Deadline: July 15, 2009
Posted: May 28, 2009

Mississippi Arts Commission Announces Arts Reinvestment Indicative to Preserve Jobs
Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the new program will provide grants of up to $25,000 each to nonprofits and government agencies working to sustain arts-related jobs vulnerable to the economic downturn….
Deadline: July 10, 2009
Posted: May 28, 2009

source: Claudio Cambon

GETTY GRANTS FOR GOOD

*Getty Images INTRODUCES NEW “GRANTS FOR GOOD” PROGRAM***

*Two New Grants Expand Program and Support Photographers’ Work With Non-profits***

*SEATTLE, NEW YORK and LONDON** – FEBRUARY 19, 2009* – Getty Images, Inc.,

the world’s leading creator and distributor of visual content and other digital media, today announced an expansion of its photographer grant program to involve the creative community, whose work often benefits the non-profit sector. Getty Images Grants for Good will award two photographers $15,000 each to cover costs associated with creating compelling imagery to raise awareness about the issues and work of a non-profit they admire.
“The growth of our grant program is a testament to Getty Images’ ongoing commitment to making tangible, positive contributions in the world through the power of imagery,” said Andrew Saunders, vice president of imagery at Getty Images. “These grants enable more photographers to produce extraordinary imagery for important causes, supporting non-profits, NGO’s, professional associations and charities.”
Getty Images is bringing together a distinguished panel of industry experts to judge the grant applications. The panel currently consists of Curator Christopher Phillips, International Center of Photography and Publisher and Editor, Lesley Martin, Aperture Foundation.
The two grant recipients will be announced at the 2009 Cannes Advertising Festival in June. In addition to the cash prize, the winning photographers will have the option to collaborate with Getty Images’ team of art directors, photo editors and producers during the execution of their project. The photographers’ resulting work will be showcased on gettyimages.com and will be used by the non profit to develop more powerful visual communications.
“Photographers are encouraged to approach their grant project with a high level of creativity and collaboration with the non-profit and their creative agency,” said Saunders. “It also provides photographers with tremendous flexibility in their donation to the non-profit. Photographers can choose to have either all or a portion of the funding directed to the designated charity if they wish to contribute their own time or resources to the project.”
Grants for Good applications are due April 15, 2009. To apply, photographers are asked to submit a short written proposal outlining the shoot plan, a supporting portfolio of work, their CV/resume, a profile of the non-profit with whom they will partner, and a statement of the organization’s support for the application. All materials are to be submitted digitally through the new Getty Images Grants website, www.gettyimages.com/grants

Getty Images Grants Program was first established in 2004 with Grants for Editorial Photography, awarding five a year of $20,000 each to fund visionary new work by established and rising photojournalists. Since its inception, 20 photojournalists have been empowered to bring compelling news stories to light, while improving their craft with personally motivated assignments. In 2009, Getty Images is pleased to expand its program with Grants for Good, which enables photographers to produce powerful new imagery for the greater good.

For more information on Getty Images Grants for Good and Grants for Editorial Photography, including complete submission guidelines, please visit www.gettyimages.com/ grants <http://www.gettyimages.com/%20grants>.

Source: Quito Ziegler

The MBL Science Journalism Program

Since 1888, the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, has been the summer home of experimental biology. Scientists from all over the world have come to teach, to learn, and to do research at the MBL, drawn here by the abundance of research specimens from the waters of Cape Cod.

The Logan Science Journalism Program at the MBL, now in its 23rd year, provides professional science journalists, editors, and broadcast journalists with a chance to forget about story deadlines and the latest breakthroughs, and instead immerse themselves in the process of basic biomedical and environmental research.

The experience is intensive: Journalists work hand in hand with laboratory investigators, and in many cases are given research projects of their own. They return to their jobs with a fuller sense of what it means to be a scientist, and a renewed sense of their mission as science journalists.

Choose Between Two Hands-on Laboratory Courses:

The program offers science journalists the choice between two introductory week-long intensive laboratory courses.

* Polar Hands-On Laboratory

Toolik Field Station, Alaska

June 17 – July 1, 2009

* Biomedical Hands-On Laboratory

Woods Hole, Massachusetts

May 27 – June 5, 2009

For further information contact:
Logan Science Journalism Program at the MBL

Marine Biological Laboratory

7 MBL Street

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015

+1 508 289-7423
A limited number of fellowships are available. Fellowship support covers the cost of tuition, housing, library use, and transportation.

Twenty $ 3,500 Grants on Documentary Photography

The Open Society Institute Documentary Photography Project and Arts and Culture Network Program have announced a new grant opportunity for documentary photographers from Central Asia, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Pakistan.

Approximately 20 grants in the amount of $3,500 each will be awarded to photographers to produce a discrete body of work on a current human rights or social justice issue in the region. The competition is open to photographers from the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Preference will be given to applicants who currently reside in their home country. Exceptions will be made for applicants from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan living outside their home country. Applicants from other countries may also be eligible if they can demonstrate a long-term commitment to one of the designated countries (for example, by having lived and worked in one of the countries for many years).

Grantees will be assigned an internationally recognized photographer as a mentor throughout the grant period. Mentors and grantees will participate in two workshops. The first workshop, at the beginning of the grant term, will consist of portfolio review, shooting and editing, discussion of proposed projects, and technical requirements/issues. The second workshop, at the end of the grant period, will consist of preparing a final edit of the projects and examining options for the continuation of the project and the distribution of the work. Workshops will last for five days each and will be held in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Translation will be provided if necessary. All workshop expenses, including travel and accommodations, will be paid by the Open Society Institute.

The deadline for proposals is March 20, 2009

Thanks to former Pathshala tutor Arpan Munier for the information

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Call for Nomination for the 2009 Ginetta Sagan Award for Women’s and Children’s Rights -Amnesty International USA

The Ginetta Sagan Fund of Amnesty International USA has called for nominations for the 2009 Ginetta Sagan Award. We are looking for women who have been working for women’s rights in a part of the world where women’s rights are often threatened.

The awardee receives a small sum of money ($10,000), a speaking trip to the United States (especially to Washington, DC, but also to the annual Amnesty general meeting), and long-term and close concern from Amnesty International — a kind of protective umbrella of the human rights community. Perhaps a woman working on mine-clearing in Angola — or any other country where it’s really difficult to make progress — would appreciate this kind of protection.

This year’s awardee, Betty Makoni, was such a powerful speaker that she has been invited back to DC to appear again on Capitol Hill in September.
More information is on the attachment to this email. The nomination letter, plus 2 letters of reference, and any other supporting materials, need to be complete by Oct. 1.

S.L. Bachman
Member, AIUSA Ginetta Sagan Fund Committee

Managing Director
Child Labor & the Global Village: Photography for Social Change

Further details: 2009-ginetta-sagan39cb14

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Call for Applications: International Artists’ Residency, Schloss Bleckede, Germany

Since 1979, the Kuenstlerstaette Schloss Bleckede has been supporting young artists who explore innovative positions in the field of contemporary art, addressing aesthetic, cultural or political issues.Applicants will be selected by October 2008 for a residential scholarship for three to six months in order to develop their work. The scholarship includes a monthly grant of Euro 1,400. The historic, restored castle of Bleckede has been transformed into studios, providing extensive work space and living area. The nature reserve is near Lueneburg and Berlin , which have a thriving cultural life.

Applications should be sent to: Landkreis Lüneburg FD Schule und Kultur Am Graalwall 4 21335 Lüneburg

Germany Phone: +49-4131-26-1360The call for applications is open to all artists of all nationalities.

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Residency in Perpignan. Urgent:

Dear Friends
I have just been contacted by Yasmina Reggad of Photo-Festivals concerning their Crossing Point Residency
Unfortunately, the artist who was awarded this residency has dropped out at short notice – so if you are interested in applying, please contact by email.
TO BE ABLE TO APPLY YOU MUST …
Be a photojournalist who would like to attend the International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan , at very short notice
You must be a non-EU photojournalist who has a visa Schengen and can travel as far as Paris under their own steam.
Yasmina says -
“What I have to offer: travel from Paris to Perpignan / a room in a shared house with talented phototojournalists from Palestine, Spain, Italy and France, a collective of French photographers, photo editors, journalists / meetings with renowned photojournalists, photo editors and agencies / an insurance for the week / there is no per diem, though I provide the food in the house.”
Please contact Yasmina directly if you have any questions, or would like to apply, as Autograph ABP is not involved in this residency in any way, and has no knowledge of the work of Photo-Festivals

Indra Khanna

Curator, Autograph ABP

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Youth Service America and Disney are pleased to launch a second round of Disney Minnie Grants to engage children and youth, ages 5-14 as community volunteers. The selected applications will receive $500 to support their youth-led service projects. The deadline is August 30 and projects must take place October 15-November 15, 2008. Grantees from the first round of Disney awards of 2008 are eligible to apply. More information and application materialsReview past award recipients from all over the world.

Source: Ms. Chulie de Silva

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Application deadline for the 2008 Howard Chapnick Grant is July 15th, 2008.
Please download an application form from the link at www.smithfund.org.

The annual grant of $5000 is NOT intended for the creation of photographs,
but in support of the ancillary field of photojournalism, such as editing,
research, education and management. If you know anybody who might be
qualified, please pass this information on.

The grant was established to honor the memory of the enormous contribution
to photography by the late Howard Chapnick. He was president of Black Star
photo agency from January 1st,1964 to December31st,1989. His career,
which spanned for 50 years, was dedicated for photography and photographers
with such passion and love. He discovered, nurtured, and promoted some of
the world’s most talented photojournalists.
The annual award will assist the individuals who wish to follow in the
steps of this unique leader in the field of photojournalism, Howard Chapnick.

Application should be submitted to:
The Howard Chapnick Grant
c/o International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

If you wish your submission returned to you, please enclose the return postage.

For inquiries, please contact:
Yukiko Launois
125 East 87th Street 4B
New York, NY 10128
yukiko125@aol.com
Tel: 212-876-8390

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OSI’s Documentary Photography Project

2008 Distribution Grant
Deadline: Friday, June 20, 2008, 5pm (Eastern Standard Time)
OSI’s Documentary Photography Project is offering a grant to documentary photographers who have already completed a significant body of work on issues of social justice to collaborate with a partner organization and propose new ways of using photography as a tool for positive social change. All photographers must have another entity (such as a nonprofit, NGO, or community-based organization) that will work with the photographer to design an innovative distribution strategy that engages a specific audience, community, and/or site and presents documentary photographs in a way that has a meaningful and lasting impact on the communities or issues addressed in the images. Grants of $5,000 to $30,000 will be awarded.

For complete application guidelines, please visit
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/photography

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Grants of $20,000 each, plus a one-year exclusive rights option for marketing their work through gettyimages.com, will be given to five
professional photojournalists….

Deadline: May 15, 2008 and November 15, 2008
Posted: March 14, 2008

Getty Images believes in the power of photojournalism to bring attention to significant social and cultural issues. We also know the rigors of executing world-class photography assignments and understand that in order to produce their best work, photojournalists need time, freedom and support.

Getty Images is thus pleased to offer Grants for Editorial Photography.

More than 136 photographers from around the world submitted applications for the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography awarded in February 2008. Those applications were evaluated by 4 independent judges in January. Each judge considered the anonymous projects and sample photographs independently, and then met to select the winning projects.

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OURMedia 7: Identity, Inclusion, Innovation – Alternative Communication in a Globalized World
11-15 August 2008, Accra, Ghana

Call for proposals – deadline for submission is 29 February 2008.

Founded in 2001, OURMedia/NUESTROSMedios is a global network with the goal of facilitating a long-term dialogue between academics, activists, practitioners and policy experts around citizens’ media initiatives. [the website is being re-designed]

OURMedia is about build! ing an alternative world, rooted in local knowledge, anchored in stron g identities but also connected to global networks, open to ‘otherness’, diversity and inclusion.

Alternative communication for an alternative world
OURMedia 7 is built on the assumption that alternative communication – a diversity of actors, voices, themes and discourses – needs to flourish and take hold to create alternative worlds. It sees equity, community and cultural identity as the hallmarks of an alternative world.

Like the previous OM conferences, OM7 will be shaped by the living experience of its host country and region. For Ghana and much of Africa, that experience has tended to be portrayed by the world media in terms of deprivation and destruction, or as curiosities. Yet, this vast, diverse and vibrant continent nourishes many of the values, traditions and practices that can enrich communication in an alternative world.

Like previous OURMedia conferences, OM7 is an opportunity to dialogue and strengthen in! itiatives around common causes with the rest of the world. In the case of OM7, the conference is also an invitation to better understand the complex and dynamic reality of Africa that informs and potentially deepens such dialogue and initiatives.

The 3 Sub-themes of OURMedia 7
Identity, Inclusion and Innovation – these are key dimensions of alternative communication in, for and towards an alternative world. These may be regarded as different faces of marginalization in a world where expression is becoming increasingly uniform, majorities are being excluded (and even exploited), and certain kinds of knowledge and experience are presented as having more value than others. At the same time, the assertion of identity, inclusion and innovation are the very sources of strength to overcome homogenization, exclusion and relegation.

OM7 will have three main parts: the “Conference proper”, a Community Radio Symposium, and a Festival.

For more information on the events, focus and how to submit a proposal visit www.ourmedianet.org or contact ourmedia7@ghanacommunityradio.org ——————————

Post-Academic Institute for
Research and Production
Fine Art, Design, Theory

Call for applications Fine Art, Design and Theory at Jan van Eyck Academie –Maastricht, The Netherlands

Artists, designers and theoreticians are invited to submit proposals for individual or collective research projects for a one-year, two-year or variable research period in the departments of Fine Art, Design and Theory.

The Jan van Eyck Academie is an institute for research and production in the fields of fine art, design and theory. Every year, 48 international researchers realise their individual or collective projects in this artistic and critical environment. Artists, designers and theoreticians are invited to submit proposals for individual or collective research projects for a one-year, two-year or variable research period in the departments of Fine Art, Design and Theory. Deadline for submissions is 15 April 2008.

Application details and form

The Jan van Eyck researchers are part of a creative community. They are advised by a team of artists, designers and theoreticians who have won their spurs globally. They can also avail themselves of facilities that support their projects from first concept to public presentation. All in all, the Jan van Eyck offers artists, designers and theoreticians time and space to do research and realise productions, either about topics of their own choosing or as part of a project formulated by the institute itself.

The research undertaken at the Jan van Eyck is multidisciplinary. This results in a very heterogeneous programme. The cross-links that are established and the exchange between researchers of different cultural and intellectual backgrounds generate a creative and challenging working environment.

kOOii International Artist Support and Promotion
Mieke Kooistra Creative Director
email: mieke@kOOii.org
blog: http://kooiiart.blogspot.com/
phone: +94 112762274
mobile: +94 773515533

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Transart Institute Announces Ten Scholarships
Application deadline: March 1, 2008

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Scholarships
Transart Institute is pleased to announce that grants to the institute have been extended and
students are eligible for scholarships of up to $2000. Scholarships are given on the basis of
artistic merit and financial need to students of all media and genres accepted into the Transart
Institute MFA program. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 1, 2008.

The Transart Institute MFA program
consists of three intensive summer residencies with lectures, workshops, critiques, seminars,
performances and exhibitions in Europe and two shorter, optional winter residencies in New York.
In the four semesters between residencies, students create their own course of study realizing
individual art and research projects with the support of faculty and self-chosen artist mentors
wherever they work and live. The program is geared towards the development of a sustainable
artistic praxis rather than training in certain media or genres, challenging students to think
conceptually and work creatively in new ways. Current students work with animation, curating,
digital media, film, gaming, graphic design, installation, painting, performance, photography,
robotics, sculpture, sound, text, video, virtual reality. The low-residency format permits
continuing a professional life while participating in the program. Deadlines for application to the
MFA program: Advanced admissions: March 1, 2008, rolling admissions (space permitting): May 1,
2008.

Certificate program
Transart Institute now offers a summer program for artists who are not seeking a degree.
Participants join MFA students in workshops, lectures and critiques and leave the residency with
input on project plans for the year ahead. Artists attend the residency to: get a creative surge; get
a fresh perspective on their work; revitalize their practice; take their work in a new direction, make
plans for a focussed praxis in the year ahead and to become part of an international community of
artists, theorists and curators. Artists who successfully complete the residency will receive a non-
credit certificate of attendance. Tuition is EUR 2400 for the three week course.
The deadline for applications to the certificate program is June 1st.

The Transart summer residency will take place at the OK Center for Contemporary Art, OK Platz 1, 4020 Linz, Austria from July 13
- August 1, 2008
Graduating students will hold their thesis exhibitions at the OK Center as well.

For further Information please contact:
Julie Bush, admin@transartinstitute.org

Transart Institute MFA Program in New Media
Summer Residency 2008: OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
Winter Residency 2009: Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Accredited by
Donau-Universität Krems, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria

Deadlines
Scholarships and advance MFA admissions: March 1, 2008
Rolling admissions MFA (space permitting): May 1, 2008
Certificate admissions: June 1, 2008

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Open Call for 2010 Residence Programs!

The FAAM has conducted Artist, Researcher/ Curator in Residence Program annually.  The program invites Asian artists and researchers or curators for an extended period of time to Fukuoka to present a range of interactive programs such as workshops and lectures together with the invitees.  If you know the possible applicants around you, please inform them about this open call.  The application will be accepted between 1 August and 31 October 2009.
http://faam.city.fukuoka.lg.jp/eng/residence/rdc_invite.html

Gwangju Prize for Human Rights

Now, on its 10th year, the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights is open for nomination. Since its inception, this prestigious award has been given to 10 individuals and a Korean organization. In 2006 and 2007 saw co-winners receiving the award. Among the winners include Xanana Gusmao (Timor Leste), Daw Aung San Suu Kyii (Burma), Wardah Hafidz (Indonesia), Malalai Joya (Afghanistan) and Irom Sharmila (India).

The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights was established to celebrate the spirit of May 18 Gwangju Democratic Uprising by recognizing both individuals, groups or institutions in Korea and abroad that have contributed in promoting and advancing human rights, democracy and peace in their work. The prize is awarded by the citizens of Gwangju in the spirit of solidarity and gratitude from those whom they have received help in their struggle for democratization. It is hoped that through this award the spirit and message of May 18 will be immortalized in the hearts and mind of humankind.

The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights which is given yearly has the following aims:

1). To enhance the spirit of the May 18 Democratic Uprising by awarding individuals, groups or institutions in Korea and abroad on their contribution to improving human rights and peace throughout the world.
2). To reward individuals, groups and institutions in Korea and/or abroad for promoting the goals of the May 18 Democratic Uprising as a movement toward unification and cooperation.
Deadline for submission of application form is 30 March 2009.
(Note: Please download the form if interested to nominate).

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Chanho Kim
Director
Culture and Solidarity Team
Email: surnadal@hanmail.net

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Alexandra Boulat Scholarship

To honor the memory of Alexandra Boulat, who taught at TPW in these last years, TPW has created a special scholarship. This will consist in the possibility to attend a workshop in Tuscany for free (included room and board – not including travel expenses) and work under the guidance of master photographers.

It will be offered to a young photojournalist, male or female, under 35 year old.

To apply for this scholarship send a CD to:

TPW

P.O.Box 931

Bologna Centrale

40124 Bologna, Italy

Please, send only regular mail, not express courier because the P.O. Box does not accept it.

Within April 30th 2009, with 1 to 3 photojournalistic projects, each of 15 to 25 images (size 100 dpi, long size 1200), your personal data, cv, explanatory note for the projects and captions.

TPW will make a first selection of best works and made the final selection with VII.

Alexandra Boulat
Alexandra Boulat

PhotoGlobal Scholarships

Dear Shahidul,

I hope that the new year is treating you very well.

We will be accepting applications for the photography program for international students called PhotoGlobal. It is a one year certificate program structured around critique, and would be ideal for anyone–advanced student, someone applying to a graduate program who wants to strengthen their portfolio, or a professional who lacks a critical discourse and community– and who wants to share in the opportunities New York can offer. Please pass the attached information to anyone whom you know that might be interested, or they can go to www.sva.edu/photoglobal. The application deadline is in May.

Scholarships are available this year.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. I hope that you have a very happy new year.

Stephen Frailey

Chair, Photography Department

School of Visual Arts, New York

The MBL Science Journalism Program

Since 1888, the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, has been the summer home of experimental biology. Scientists from all over the world have come to teach, to learn, and to do research at the MBL, drawn here by the abundance of research specimens from the waters of Cape Cod.

The Logan Science Journalism Program at the MBL, now in its 23rd year, provides professional science journalists, editors, and broadcast journalists with a chance to forget about story deadlines and the latest breakthroughs, and instead immerse themselves in the process of basic biomedical and environmental research.

The experience is intensive: Journalists work hand in hand with laboratory investigators, and in many cases are given research projects of their own. They return to their jobs with a fuller sense of what it means to be a scientist, and a renewed sense of their mission as science journalists.

Choose Between Two Hands-on Laboratory Courses:

The program offers science journalists the choice between two introductory week-long intensive laboratory courses.

* Polar Hands-On Laboratory

Toolik Field Station, Alaska

June 17 – July 1, 2009

* Biomedical Hands-On Laboratory

Woods Hole, Massachusetts

May 27 – June 5, 2009

For further information contact:

Logan Science Journalism Program at the MBL

Marine Biological Laboratory

7 MBL Street

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015

+1 508 289-7423

A limited number of fellowships are available. Fellowship support covers the cost of tuition, housing, library use, and transportation.

Twenty $ 3,500 Grants on Documentary Photography

The Open Society Institute Documentary Photography Project and Arts and Culture Network Program have announced a new grant opportunity for documentary photographers from Central Asia, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Pakistan.

Approximately 20 grants in the amount of $3,500 each will be awarded to photographers to produce a discrete body of work on a current human rights or social justice issue in the region. The competition is open to photographers from the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Preference will be given to applicants who currently reside in their home country. Exceptions will be made for applicants from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan living outside their home country. Applicants from other countries may also be eligible if they can demonstrate a long-term commitment to one of the designated countries (for example, by having lived and worked in one of the countries for many years).

Grantees will be assigned an internationally recognized photographer as a mentor throughout the grant period. Mentors and grantees will participate in two workshops. The first workshop, at the beginning of the grant term, will consist of portfolio review, shooting and editing, discussion of proposed projects, and technical requirements/issues. The second workshop, at the end of the grant period, will consist of preparing a final edit of the projects and examining options for the continuation of the project and the distribution of the work. Workshops will last for five days each and will be held in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Translation will be provided if necessary. All workshop expenses, including travel and accommodations, will be paid by the Open Society Institute.

The deadline for proposals is March 20, 2009

Thanks to former Pathshala tutor Arpan Munier for the information

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Call for Nomination for the 2009 Ginetta Sagan Award for Women’s and Children’s Rights -Amnesty International USA

The Ginetta Sagan Fund of Amnesty International USA has called for nominations for the 2009 Ginetta Sagan Award. We are looking for women who have been working for women’s rights in a part of the world where women’s rights are often threatened.

The awardee receives a small sum of money ($10,000), a speaking trip to the United States (especially to Washington, DC, but also to the annual Amnesty general meeting), and long-term and close concern from Amnesty International — a kind of protective umbrella of the human rights community. Perhaps a woman working on mine-clearing in Angola — or any other country where it’s really difficult to make progress — would appreciate this kind of protection.

This year’s awardee, Betty Makoni, was such a powerful speaker that she has been invited back to DC to appear again on Capitol Hill in September.

More information is on the attachment to this email. The nomination letter, plus 2 letters of reference, and any other supporting materials, need to be complete by Oct. 1.

S.L. Bachman

Member, AIUSA Ginetta Sagan Fund Committee

Managing Director

Child Labor & the Global Village: Photography for Social Change

Further details: 2009-ginetta-sagan39cb14

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Call for Applications: International Artists’ Residency, Schloss Bleckede, Germany

Since 1979, the Kuenstlerstaette Schloss Bleckede has been supporting young artists who explore innovative positions in the field of contemporary art, addressing aesthetic, cultural or political issues.Applicants will be selected by October 2008 for a residential scholarship for three to six months in order to develop their work. The scholarship includes a monthly grant of Euro 1,400. The historic, restored castle of Bleckede has been transformed into studios, providing extensive work space and living area. The nature reserve is near Lueneburg and Berlin , which have a thriving cultural life.Applications should be sent to: Landkreis Lüneburg FD Schule und Kultur Am Graalwall 4 21335 Lüneburg

Germany Phone: +49-4131-26-1360The call for applications is open to all artists of all nationalities.

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Residency in Perpignan. Urgent:

Dear Friends
I have just been contacted by Yasmina Reggad of Photo-Festivals concerning their Crossing Point Residency
Unfortunately, the artist who was awarded this residency has dropped out at short notice – so if you are interested in applying, please contact by email.
TO BE ABLE TO APPLY YOU MUST …
Be a photojournalist who would like to attend the International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan , at very short notice
You must be a non-EU photojournalist who has a visa Schengen and can travel as far as Paris under their own steam.
Yasmina says -
“What I have to offer: travel from Paris to Perpignan / a room in a shared house with talented phototojournalists from Palestine, Spain, Italy and France, a collective of French photographers, photo editors, journalists / meetings with renowned photojournalists, photo editors and agencies / an insurance for the week / there is no per diem, though I provide the food in the house.”
Please contact Yasmina directly if you have any questions, or would like to apply, as Autograph ABP is not involved in this residency in any way, and has no knowledge of the work of Photo-Festivals

Indra Khanna

Curator, Autograph ABP

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Youth Service America and Disney are pleased to launch a second round of Disney Minnie Grants to engage children and youth, ages 5-14 as community volunteers. The selected applications will receive $500 to support their youth-led service projects. The deadline is August 30 and projects must take place October 15-November 15, 2008. Grantees from the first round of Disney awards of 2008 are eligible to apply. More information and application materials. Review past award recipients from all over the world.

Source: Ms. Chulie de Silva

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Application deadline for the 2008 Howard Chapnick Grant is July 15th, 2008.Please download an application form from the link at www.smithfund.org.

The annual grant of $5000 is NOT intended for the creation of photographs,but in support of the ancillary field of photojournalism, such as editing,

research, education and management. If you know anybody who might be

qualified, please pass this information on.

The grant was established to honor the memory of the enormous contribution

to photography by the late Howard Chapnick. He was president of Black Star

photo agency from January 1st,1964 to December31st,1989. His career,

which spanned for 50 years, was dedicated for photography and photographers

with such passion and love. He discovered, nurtured, and promoted some of

the world’s most talented photojournalists.

The annual award will assist the individuals who wish to follow in the

steps of this unique leader in the field of photojournalism, Howard Chapnick.

Application should be submitted to:

The Howard Chapnick Grant

c/o International Center of Photography

1133 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10036

If you wish your submission returned to you, please enclose the return postage.

For inquiries, please contact:

Yukiko Launois

125 East 87th Street 4B

New York, NY 10128

yukiko125@aol.com

Tel: 212-876-8390

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OSI’s Documentary Photography Project

2008 Distribution Grant

Deadline: Friday, June 20, 2008, 5pm (Eastern Standard Time)

OSI’s Documentary Photography Project is offering a grant to documentary photographers who have already completed a significant body of work on issues of social justice to collaborate with a partner organization and propose new ways of using photography as a tool for positive social change. All photographers must have another entity (such as a nonprofit, NGO, or community-based organization) that will work with the photographer to design an innovative distribution strategy that engages a specific audience, community, and/or site and presents documentary photographs in a way that has a meaningful and lasting impact on the communities or issues addressed in the images. Grants of $5,000 to $30,000 will be awarded.

For complete application guidelines, please visit

http://www.soros.org/initiatives/photography

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Grants of $20,000 each, plus a one-year exclusive rights option for marketing their work through gettyimages.com, will be given to five

professional photojournalists….

Deadline: May 15, 2008 and November 15, 2008

Posted: March 14, 2008

Getty Images believes in the power of photojournalism to bring attention to significant social and cultural issues. We also know the rigors of executing world-class photography assignments and understand that in order to produce their best work, photojournalists need time, freedom and support.

Getty Images is thus pleased to offer Grants for Editorial Photography.

More than 136 photographers from around the world submitted applications for the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography awarded in February 2008. Those applications were evaluated by 4 independent judges in January. Each judge considered the anonymous projects and sample photographs independently, and then met to select the winning projects.

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OURMedia 7: Identity, Inclusion, Innovation – Alternative Communication in a Globalized World

11-15 August 2008, Accra, Ghana

Call for proposals – deadline for submission is 29 February 2008.

Founded in 2001, OURMedia/NUESTROSMedios is a global network with the goal of facilitating a long-term dialogue between academics, activists, practitioners and policy experts around citizens’ media initiatives. [the website is being re-designed]

OURMedia is about build! ing an alternative world, rooted in local knowledge, anchored in stron g identities but also connected to global networks, open to ‘otherness’, diversity and inclusion.

Alternative communication for an alternative world

OURMedia 7 is built on the assumption that alternative communication – a diversity of actors, voices, themes and discourses – needs to flourish and take hold to create alternative worlds. It sees equity, community and cultural identity as the hallmarks of an alternative world.

Like the previous OM conferences, OM7 will be shaped by the living experience of its host country and region. For Ghana and much of Africa, that experience has tended to be portrayed by the world media in terms of deprivation and destruction, or as curiosities. Yet, this vast, diverse and vibrant continent nourishes many of the values, traditions and practices that can enrich communication in an alternative world.

Like previous OURMedia conferences, OM7 is an opportunity to dialogue and strengthen in! itiatives around common causes with the rest of the world. In the case of OM7, the conference is also an invitation to better understand the complex and dynamic reality of Africa that informs and potentially deepens such dialogue and initiatives.

The 3 Sub-themes of OURMedia 7

Identity, Inclusion and Innovation – these are key dimensions of alternative communication in, for and towards an alternative world. These may be regarded as different faces of marginalization in a world where expression is becoming increasingly uniform, majorities are being excluded (and even exploited), and certain kinds of knowledge and experience are presented as having more value than others. At the same time, the assertion of identity, inclusion and innovation are the very sources of strength to overcome homogenization, exclusion and relegation.

OM7 will have three main parts: the “Conference proper”, a Community Radio Symposium, and a Festival.

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Post-Academic Institute for

Research and Production

Fine Art, Design, Theory

Call for applications Fine Art, Design and Theory at Jan van Eyck Academie –Maastricht, The Netherlands

Artists, designers and theoreticians are invited to submit proposals for individual or collective research projects for a one-year, two-year or variable research period in the departments of Fine Art, Design and Theory.

The Jan van Eyck Academie is an institute for research and production in the fields of fine art, design and theory. Every year, 48 international researchers realise their individual or collective projects in this artistic and critical environment. Artists, designers and theoreticians are invited to submit proposals for individual or collective research projects for a one-year, two-year or variable research period in the departments of Fine Art, Design and Theory. Deadline for submissions is 15 April 2008.

Application details and form

The Jan van Eyck researchers are part of a creative community. They are advised by a team of artists, designers and theoreticians who have won their spurs globally. They can also avail themselves of facilities that support their projects from first concept to public presentation. All in all, the Jan van Eyck offers artists, designers and theoreticians time and space to do research and realise productions, either about topics of their own choosing or as part of a project formulated by the institute itself.

The research undertaken at the Jan van Eyck is multidisciplinary. This results in a very heterogeneous programme. The cross-links that are established and the exchange between researchers of different cultural and intellectual backgrounds generate a creative and challenging working environment.

kOOii International Artist Support and Promotion

Mieke Kooistra Creative Director

email: mieke@kOOii.org

blog: http://kooiiart.blogspot.com/

phone: +94 112762274

mobile: +94 773515533

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Transart Institute Announces Ten Scholarships

Application deadline: March 1, 2008

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Scholarships

Transart Institute is pleased to announce that grants to the institute have been extended and

students are eligible for scholarships of up to $2000. Scholarships are given on the basis of

artistic merit and financial need to students of all media and genres accepted into the Transart

Institute MFA program. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 1, 2008.

The Transart Institute MFA program

consists of three intensive summer residencies with lectures, workshops, critiques, seminars,

performances and exhibitions in Europe and two shorter, optional winter residencies in New York.

In the four semesters between residencies, students create their own course of study realizing

individual art and research projects with the support of faculty and self-chosen artist mentors

wherever they work and live. The program is geared towards the development of a sustainable

artistic praxis rather than training in certain media or genres, challenging students to think

conceptually and work creatively in new ways. Current students work with animation, curating,

digital media, film, gaming, graphic design, installation, painting, performance, photography,

robotics, sculpture, sound, text, video, virtual reality. The low-residency format permits

continuing a professional life while participating in the program. Deadlines for application to the

MFA program: Advanced admissions: March 1, 2008, rolling admissions (space permitting): May 1,

2008.

Certificate program

Transart Institute now offers a summer program for artists who are not seeking a degree.

Participants join MFA students in workshops, lectures and critiques and leave the residency with

input on project plans for the year ahead. Artists attend the residency to: get a creative surge; get

a fresh perspective on their work; revitalize their practice; take their work in a new direction, make

plans for a focussed praxis in the year ahead and to become part of an international community of

artists, theorists and curators. Artists who successfully complete the residency will receive a non-

credit certificate of attendance. Tuition is EUR 2400 for the three week course.

The deadline for applications to the certificate program is June 1st.

The Transart summer residency will take place at the OK Center for Contemporary Art, OK Platz 1, 4020 Linz, Austria from July 13

- August 1, 2008

Graduating students will hold their thesis exhibitions at the OK Center as well.

For further Information please contact:

Julie Bush, admin@transartinstitute.org

Transart Institute MFA Program in New Media

Summer Residency 2008: OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria

Winter Residency 2009: Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Accredited by

Donau-Universität Krems, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria

Deadlines

Scholarships and advance MFA admissions: March 1, 2008

Rolling admissions MFA (space permitting): May 1, 2008

Certificate admissions: June 1, 2008

Last chance to enter one of the world’s most generous photography competitions

Fresh Milk

Dear Photographer,

We are now only 4 weeks out from the closing date of the Fresh M.I.L.K. photography competition. We are excited by the submissions we have already received from talented photographers around the world. But we are looking forward to receiving your entry before the competition closes on 31 December and encourage you to enter online now.

This is a $125,000 international competition to find photographs that capture and celebrate spontaneous and humorous moments shared between friends, families and lovers.

We are inviting both professional and gifted amateur photographers to submit their images now with a free online entry. 150 images will be chosen as finalists and the overall winner, chosen by Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt, will receive $50,000.

This is a chance to have your photograph become part of a world-renowned collection and be published (under non-exclusive license) in a prestigious international book.

More information regarding M.I.L.K. and full details of how to enter

Competition closes 31 December 2008.

Source: Milk Photo press release.

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For more info: www.thepgbphotoaward.com

or the founder:

Jonas Lemberg +46 (0) 70-733 46 00

Email: jonas@thepgbphotoaward.com

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World Press Photo Contest

Dear photographer,We would like to invite you to participate in the 2009 World Press Photo Contest and to enter the contest online by uploading your images.

Before requesting your username and password below, here are some tips for using the web entry site:

- Do not wait until the deadline: The web entry site works like an account. You do not need to complete your entry in one session. But you can log out from the web entry site and log back in to continue finalizing your entry before submitting it.
- An image may only be entered once, either as a single or as part of a story.
- A story/portfolio must contain a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 images.
- Images can be uploaded as .jpg or as zip files. To upload a story or more than one single image. You can compress up to 12 images in a zip file.
- All images must meet the following specifications:
- Images must be at least 3,000 pixels in length.
- Image resolution must be 72 dpi or higher.
- Each image must be saved as a separate JPEG with the highest quality setting.
- An embedded ICC profile is required. AdobeRGB or sRGB is recommended for color images, Gamma 2.2 for black and white. No CMYK.
- Include the required metadata (creation date, place, country and caption/description) beforehand as it will be copied automatically from your image files.
- After having uploaded your images, you may still edit the order of the images within a story and change or add metadata if necessary.
- No pre-coding necessary: Codes are generated automatically for each image.

The deadline for submitting your entry is 15 January 2009, 23.59 (Central European Time).

Click the link below to request your username and password to submit your entry the 2009 World Press Photo contest online. Note that the deadline for requesting your login is 9 January 2009, 23.59 (Central European Time).

https://submit.worldpressphoto.nl/ui/public/SubscribeByMail.aspx?psid=00000324

Your username and password will be sent to you in two separate emails. Please read the password email carefully as it contains useful information as well as the link to access the web entry site. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at mailto:contest@worldpressphoto.org

We look forward to your entry.

Kind regards,

World Press Photo

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The WSJ NYU Fellowship program features journalism and MBA courses and a 4:1 student-to-faculty ratio, providing both intellectual rigor as well as hands-on mentoring for a dozen selected students, according to its Web site.

Candidates must be full-time journalists who are fluent in English and have at least two years of experience in a print or electronic publication, including one year in an English-language medium.

The fellowship covers tuition expenses and fees for two of the three semesters of the program, travel to New York, and textbooks, as well as provides a stipend of US$22,000.

2) South Asian journalists eligible for reporting fellowships

Country: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
South Asian journalists and freelancers in any medium are invited to apply for the third annual South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) Reporting Fellowship (SRF). Deadline: December 15.

The fellowships, created by SAJA in 2005 to ensure follow-up coverage about the 2004 tsunami, seek to encourage in-depth reporting projects by providing grants to cover a portion of reporting expenses. Each fellowship award is typically between US$3,000 US$7,000.

Applicants must have at least five years of journalism experience, produce content in English, be able to publish or broadcast the finished work in the United States or Canada, and be willing to work with an editor chosen by SAJA.

For more information, contact Laura Griffin, SAJA administrative director.

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DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards
DEADLINE January 15, 2009
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We are pleased to announce
The 5th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards

Almost 5 years have passed since the monthly photojournalism magazine DAYS JAPAN was launched.
We have never changed our policy – telling the truth from the side of victimized citizens.
Renowned photographers from around the world contribute to our magazine, risking their lives for a single shot.

DAYS JAPAN invites photographers and journalists throughout the world to take part in the 5th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards. We accept photographs taken between January 2007 and December 2008. Entries must be sent by post to DAYS JAPAN in Tokyo, Japan by January 15, 2009 with a completed entry form that you can download from our website.
We do not accept entries by E-mail. The final decisions will be announced on March, 2009.

For the 2008 awards, approximately 5,000 works were submitted from around the world.
The award-winning photographs have been exhibited all over Japan and a great number of people were touched by these photos.

We are confident that this is the only world-class photojournalism award in Japan, and hope that we can make a significant contribution to the development of photojournalism.

Please visit our website for further details.

Sincerely,

Ryuichi Hirokawa
Editor-in-Chief
DAYS JAPAN

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Dear Climate-L readers,

This email is to bring to your attention the launch of UNFCCC/CDM International Photo Contest 2008, on the theme CDM Changing Lives.
The contest is a great way for registered projects to present their accomplishments to the world, and a great way to publicize the benefits of this unique mechanism. For photographers, it’s a great way to gain exposure and recognition.

The contest is open to any photographer, amateur and professional, but entries must be submitted by Project Participants of registered CDM projects, through a special up-load facility on the CDM website. This up-load facility will be available to accept entries on 1 November 2008.

There are now more than 1180 CDM projects in 49 countries. Photographers, please check the CDM interactive map to find a registered project near you, or search for a registered project using the CDM website’s project search facility.

Visit the photo contest page on the CDM website for full instructions.
The instructions are also available in pdf format.

Please do not hesitate to contact the contest focal point if you have questions, or if you have suggestions on how to raise awareness about the contest.

Thank you and very best regards,

Your CDM Team

Contest Focal Point
Mr. Edward Lai

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Welcome to the third grant-making cycle of The Aftermath Project. We’re very pleased to announce that this year — thanks to the generous support of the Open Society Institute and the Compton Foundation — we will be giving two grants, one for $25,000 and one for $15,000. We will also name three finalists, to bring our annual group of winners and finalists to our usual total of five.

It’s been quite a year, filled with opportunities to learn and grow, all part of the continued deepening and fulfilling of the mission of The Aftermath Project. The Compton Foundation invited us to submit a proposal for funding, which was positively received, and we’re looking forward to working with them this year. Our first Aftermath photography workshop, held in partnership with the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University takes place later this month in northern Uganda. And our inaugural exhibition opens on 9/11 at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery in Chicago. And the Lucie Awards will be recognizing The Aftermath Project this October at its annual awards dinner, as the recipient of ts Humanitarian Award.

We hope you’ve had the opportunity to see our first publication, “War is Only Half the Story, Volume One,” published a few months ago by Mets and Schilt (Amsterdam) and Aperture (New York), featuring the work of our 2007 grant winners and finalists. We are very pleased with and proud of the book. In terms of challenges, well, we were all set to begin work on Volume Two, featuring the work of our 2008 grant winner Kathryn Cook and our four finalists, when the publishers told us that it wasn’t commercially viable for them to do another volume right now. As disappointing as that news was, all of us who are documentary photographers know that this is one of the realities that we’re always dealing with in presenting work that isn’t about celebrities or pop culture.

So…we took this decision as an opportunity to think again about what The Aftermath Project is all about. As many of you already know, we care about education and outreach, about changing the way the media covers conflict and about helping the public understand that until they’ve learned the story of aftermath, they only know half the story of war. My original concept was a five-year or ten-year retrospective book of our winners and finalists, and I’ve realized that this is probably still the best approach for a commercial book. In the meantime, though, we want to continue with education and outreach, so we are looking into raising the funds to do an in-house folio of our winners and finalists each year, for distribution to photojournalism schools, human rights organizations, museums, etc. This means we will be still be able to spread the word, without the publishing restrictions on grant winners that were necessary when we were producing a commercial publication. We feel this is the right direction for moving forward, and we’re very grateful to Maarten Schilt (Mets and Schilt) and Lesley Martin (Aperture) for playing such an important role in the early years of our work.

On to this year’s grants. We look forward to receiving your applications, which are due by November 3rd (to the address on the application form). We want to remind you that you don’t have to be a photojournalist to apply; we welcome applications from all photographers working thoughtfully and creatively on issues related to the aftermath of conflict.

Don’t be afraid to submit a proposal that pushes the envelope — in terms of approach or subject matter. As long it’s about the aftermath of conflict, we’re interested in seeing what you’re thinking about and working on.

Thank you for your interest in, and support of, The Aftermath Project. Feel free to contact us any time with your thoughts or suggestions about how to do outreach, education and exhibitions. And best wishes to each of you as you prepare your proposal for our 2009 grant cycle.

Kind regards,

Sara Terry
Founder, The Aftermath Project

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As one of the largest photographic events existing today, The World Photography Awards (WPA), reach far beyond an awards programme for the still image. The WPA is a convergence of festival events, focused photographic agendas, exhibitions, awards schemes, student programmes and an industry-led gala evening ceremony which marks the pinnacle of the week-long event in April 2009.

The Sony World Photography Awards Gala and central exhibitions that support the awards’ nominees and honourees, occurs once a year in the prestigious Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. The evening welcomes some of the most influential names in the photography industry, from press and media to gallerists, publishers, agents, critics, aficionados and the renowned artists themselves.

From fine art to applied photography in fashion, advertising and sport to humanistic and documentary photography of people, social, cultural and current affairs to the environmental image of landscape, wildlife and ecology, there are few subjects or genres left undiscovered. The celebration of the still image – its roots, conception, adaptation and continuous evolution – is a constant parallel, unifying all categories of the World Photography Awards.

This impressive union of distinct photographic genres has spurred many of the industry’s elite to actively support the WPA. A very select group of these heavyweights have been invited to form the World Photographic Academy. To date, close to 100 members from the photographic community belong to this academy, from leading international agencies, guilds, galleries, publishing houses, foundations, press and of course renowned photographers themselves, such as Elliott Erwitt, Tom Stoddart, Susan Meiselas, Stuart Franklin, Mary-Ellen Mark and many more.

Beyond the week-long celebration in Cannes, the World Photography Awards continuously create ways in order to support and further promote its existing industry network, the newly discovered photographers and those studying the craft. These many year-long initiatives include the Student Programme, The Sony World Photography Awards Global Tour and the Online World Photography Awards Magazine.

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2009 Nieman Journalism Fellowships accepting applications

Posted on: 14/10/2008 Fellowships and Awards Deadline: 15/12/2008 Region: Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe-Central Eurasia, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Worldwide

Journalists with five or more years of experience from around the world can apply for the Nieman International Fellowships to study at Harvard University. Application deadline: December 15.

Candidates must find financial support from sources outside the Nieman Foundation. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply even if they haven’t received full funding by the deadline. The Foundation then works with fellows to secure the necessary funds.

Applicants from South Africa, Canada and South Korea may choose to follow their own Nieman application, selection process and submission deadlines.

Completed application forms should accompany work samples and two short essays: a statement of career plans and aspirations, and a proposal for study. Fellows begin their academic year at Harvard in mid-August 2009.

For more information, contact, telephone +1 617 495 2237, or visit

Darryl D’Monte
Chairperson, Forum of Environmental Journalists of India (FEJI)
International Federation of Environmental Journalists (IFEJ)
Kinara, 29-B Carter Road, Bandra West,
Mumbai 400 050, India
Tel 91 22 2642 7088, 2645 9286
Cell: 98203 68872
Fax c/o 91 22 2645 8870
E-mail:

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The Climate Change Media Partnership is pleased to invite journalists to apply for a climate change fellowship. Please find attached the invitation and application form.
The deadline for applications is Monday 13 October.
An international panel will select the fellows and successful applicants will be notified by 31 October.

Applications should be sent preferably as an email attachment to:
CCMP@panos.org.uk;
Fax to: +44 207 278 0345.
Post to: Climate Change Media Partnership, Panos London, 9 White Lion
Street, N1 9PD, UK.

We look forward to receiving your application and good luck!
Best wishes,
Rod Harbinson
Head of Environment Programme
rod.harbinson@panos.org.uk
tel +44 (0)20 7239 7607

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Brussels Biennale

The first edition of the Brussels Biennial will be held from 19 October 2008 through 04 January 2009. For the first time in Brussels: a biennial for contemporary art. 7 exhibitions, 70 artists and an off-program with more than one hundred fifty artists exposing their artwork all over the city! Brussels Biennial 1 opens on 19 October 2008, exactly fifty years after the closing of the 1958 World Fair. An international crowd of artists takes the visitor in tow throughout the history of modernization of Brussels.

The festival includes exhibits from Chobi Mela from the artists featured in red:

Shahidul Alam (Bangladesh), Victor Alimpiev & Zhunin Marian (Russia), Tarek Al-Ghoussein & Chris Kienke (United Arabic Emirates/United States), Pawel Althamer (Poland), AMO – Rem Koolhaas & Renier De Graaf (the Netherlands), Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen (Venezuela/Belgium), Art & Language (United Kingdom), Hamdi Attia (Egypt), Jochen Becker (Germany), Alexandra Bircken (Germany), Karla Black (Scotland), Richard Buckminster Fuller (United States), Peggy Buth (Germany), Vaast Colson (Belgium), Contact Press Images (United States), Cherika Convents & Roger Steylaerts (Belgium), Patrick Corillon (Belgium), Josef Dabernig (Austria), Edith Dekyndt (Belgium), Luc Deleu & T.O.P. Office (Belgium), Simon Denny (New Zealand), Nico Dockx (Belgium), Marius Engh (Norway), Ninar Esber (Lebanon), Seamus Farrell (Irland/France), Geoffrey Farmer (Canada), Mounir Fatmi (France/Morocco), Daniel Faust (United States), Gajaani (Sri Lanka), Pablo Garber (Argentina), HC Gilje (Norway), Adam Gillam (United Kingdom), Pedro Gómez Egaña (Columbia), Nick Gooyvaerts (Belgium), Flaka Haliti (Kosovo), Albert Heta (Kosovo), David Holloway (United States), IRWIN – Dusan Mandic, Mirian Mohar, Andrej Savski, Roman Uranjek & Borut Vogelnik (Slovenia), Anne Szefer Karlsen (Norway), David Keating (Australia), Annette Kelm (Germany), Peter Kruger (Belgium), La Cantine Populaire – Elodie Carré & Pascal Sémur (France), Luisa Lambri (Italy), Le Corbusier (France), Yuri Leiderman (Austria), Renzo Martens (the Netherlands), Goto Masaru (Thailand), Gordon Matta-Clark (United States), Christine Meisner (Germany), Olaf Metzel (Germany), Danijela Micanovic (Russia), Jerome Ming (Singapore), Andrei Monastyrski (Russia), Pavel Mrkus (Czech Republic), Andreas Müller & Jesko Fezer (Germany), Fatmir Mustafa (Macedonia), Swapan Nayak (India), Kate Newby (New Zealand), Neo Ntsoma (South Africa), Roman Opalka (France), Els Opsomer (Belgium), Paul Otlet (Belgium), Jurgen Ots (Belgium), Ulrike Ottinger (Germany), Marko Peljhan (Slovenia), Falke Pisano (the Netherlands), Michelangelo Pistoletto & Cittadellarte (Italy), Potential Estate (Belgium), Florian Pumhösl (Austria), Gert Robijns (Belgium), Ines Schaber & Stefan Pente (Germany), Juliaan Schillemans (Belgium), Dierk Schmidt (Germany), Florian Schneider (Germany), Stefan Schneider (Germany), Susan Schüppli (United Kingdom), Batoul Shimi (Morocco), Sister Corita (United States), Simon Starling (United Kingdom), Mladen Stilinovic (Croatia), Taller popular de serigrafía (Argentina), Nahum Tevet (Israel), Hans Theys (Belgium), Koen Theys (Belgium), Joëlle Tuerlinckx (Belgium), Nicolas Uriburu (Argentina), Kostis Velonis (Greece), Pieter Vermeersch (Belgium), Jeronimo Voss (Germany), Stelios Votsis (Cyprus), Silke Wagner (Germany).

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University of Oxford, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Fellowship Program 2009/10

Posted on: 17/09/2008The University of Oxford offers a unique funded fellowship program for mid-career journalists at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. The fellowship scheme enables visiting journalists from across the world to do research in Oxford for a period of three to nine months. Fellows enjoy an opportunity to critically reflect upon their profession, to research a subject of their choice under the supervision of an Oxford academic specializing in that area and to enjoy the breadth of academic, cultural and social life at the University of Oxford. This is not a degree program but the chance for journalists to engage in academic research in their professional fields of interest.

For more information, please see http://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/fellowships/overview.html.


Darryl D’Monte
Chairperson, Forum of Environmental Journalists of India (FEJI)
International Federation of Environmental Journalists (IFEJ)
Kinara, 29-B Carter Road, Bandra West,
Mumbai 400 050, India
Tel 91 22 2642 7088, 2645 9286
Cell: 98203 68872
Fax c/o 91 22 2645 8870
E-mail: darryldmonte@gmail.com

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Bangladesh and India Fellowship projects.


The Knight International Journalism Fellowships
, a program of the International Center for Journalists, is seeking experienced journalists to lead projects that involve mentoring and training journalists. Candidates must have at least 10 years of experience in journalism and be fluent in the local language. The projects:

Bangladesh: The Fellow will work with mainly women who are print journalists to help them develop the skills they need to create television feature news stories. Criteria: Ten years of journalism experience required. Experience in broadcast journalism required. Fluency in Bangla/Bengali required. Previous training or teaching experience preferred.

India: The Fellow will work with journalists in India to improve understanding and coverage of the interaction between climate change and development and help develop programs and curricula that provide more and better environmental training to journalists. Criteria: Ten years of journalism experience required. Experience covering and knowledge of environmental and development issues required. Fluency in Hindi and/or Tamil preferred.

To apply, click on this link:

Due to the volume of responses to Fellowship openings, we only respond
to candidates who meet the criteria.

For answers to questions about the program and application process, please contact Emily Schult:

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The Stop TB Partnership – a partnership hosted by the World Health Organization – has recently launched the “Images to Stop Tuberculosis” Photo Award.

The Award aims at obtaining outstanding photos depicting prevention and treatment of TB and community activity to raise awareness about it. Photographers are invited to submit their work for consideration. An international jury will select the winning photographer who will receive a grant to produce these photos, which will be exhibited at the Partners’ Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in March 2009.

Kind regards,
Vittorio Cammarota
Celebrities and Special Events Officer

Stop TB Partnership Secretariat
World Health Organization
WHO/STB/TBP
20, Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland

Telephone: +41 22 791 5549
Mobile: +41 79 50 90 646
Fax: +41 22 791 4887

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Dear Colleague,

What is crime? Photography Competition. Help us to challenge common sense thinking

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is proud to launch a new photography competition ‘What is crime?’ which seeks to explore how we view harm, crime and injustice. We are writing to ask you to consider incorporating this initiative into your classes or to encourage your students to take part. You may also be interested in participating yourself!

Launched today, the 18th September 2008, the ‘What is crime?’ photography competition seeks to challenge common sense thinking by seeking innovative submissions of images of ‘crime’ and the ‘criminal’. Violent events caused by businesses and the state; hidden violence against women, children and the elderly; the way in which poverty injures, hurts and kills; the impact of environmental pollution – all of these rarely attract the same level of political and public concern as ‘conventional’ crime. So, rather than the usual law and order images of police, prison and judges, the competition invites entries which stimulate thinking about harm, injustice and crime – around the themes of financial harm and inequality; environmental harm and; different forms of violence.

Open to members of the public, students and campaigners, amateur and professional photographers alike, the competition represents an innovative way of intervening in public debates about justice and will seek creative, moving or funny images. This is an opportunity for you and/or your students to contribute visuallyto this exploration of harm, crime and injustice.

Entry is via our website only and closes on March 1st 2009. More information about the competition can be viewed here – or to download a leaflet, click here

As part of our wider ‘What is crime?’ initiative we are also publishing a series of briefing papers and holding a number of events; you may have come across our publication earlier this year by Professor Steve Tombs and Dr Dave Whyte on injuries at work was the first briefing (under the violence strand), and we’re also planning a lecture on structural violence and human insecurity to be given by Dr David Roberts early next year. We’re in the process of commissioning a number of other papers on environmental harm and financial harm.

Please feel free to pass this to any friends or colleagues you feel might be interested.

Best regards, Anna

Anna Gilmour
Competition Coordinator
Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
King’s College, London
WC2R 2LS
Tel: 020 7848 1677

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies at King’s College London is an independent charity that informs and educates about all aspects of crime and criminal justice. We provide information, produce research and carry out policy analysis to encourage and facilitate an understanding of the complex nature of issues concerning crime. We are a membership organisation working with practitioners, policy makers, academics and students, the media and voluntary sector, offering a programme of events, publications and online resources.

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BJP International Photography Award
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR ONE WEEK

In partnership with the Association of Photographers
Sponsored by Spectrum Photographic & Canon

> Introduction > Enter > Prizes > Sponsors > Past winners
INTRODUCTIONBJP is calling for entries to its fourth International Photography Awards – a juried competition with a total prize fund worth more than £13,000 ($25,000/€16,500).

Canon camera and flashThis year you have TWO chances to win a Canon EOS 5D camera kit – each worth £3250 – because we’ve added a new single-image category.

As in previous years, we are calling on photographers with a substantial body of work to enter their series. The winner will be given a solo show at a leading London photography gallery, printed by one of Europe’s top fine art laboratories.

The winner of the new single-image category will be shown alongside. Both winners will also feature in British Journal of Photography.

Anyone of any country or any age can enter. We don’t dictate a theme. We just want to see your most compelling work.

Entry is £20 (or $40 or €27) for the series category, and £5 (or $10 or €7) per single image.

The deadline for entry to both competitions is 2pm, Thursday 02 October 2008

To enter a body of workSubmit a series of between 12 and 30 images on CD, together with an entry form and a fee £20 (also payable in Euros or US dollars, priced €27 or $40).

Images should be 20-30MB each, saved at RGB/CMYK tiffs (embedded colour profiles preferred). Please also include a contact sheet.

Cheques must be made payable to Incisive Photographic Ltd and the submission sent to British Journal of Photography, Incisive VNU, 32-34 Broadwick Street, London W1A 2HG.

BJP International Photography Award entry form – Mircosoft Word (93 KB, DOC)

BJP International Photography Award entry form – Adobe Acrobat (240 KB, PDF)

To enter a single imageYou will be asked to submit the £5 fee (also payable in Euros or US dollars, priced €7 or $10) via PayPal and will then be able to upload a single image plus text and contact details.

Uploaded images should be 72dpi and exactly 900 pixels high/deep at this stage. However images should be available at 300dpi for exhibition at the AOP. Photographers are welcome to submit more than one image, but must pay and upload separately for each.

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Ocean in Focus Conservation Photography Contest!


Diver Removes fishing gear from reef
A diver removes fishing gear that was tangled on a reef.
(© Amos Nachoum 2005)

SeaWeb’s Marine Photobank and Project AWARE Foundation invite you to submit your compelling ocean themed photos to the
Ocean in Focus
Conservation Photography Contest
, which opens on World Ocean Day, June 8th, 2008, and runs through September 30, 2008.

We invite your entries that engage viewers in the pressing marine issues and the solutions that will reverse the rapid decline of our ocean’s health. Learn More >>

Grand Prize!
  • Seven nights accomodations at the Plaza Resort Bonaire with six days unlimited shore diving for two, with Tuesday night beach BBQ and round-trip airport transfers a total package worth approximately US $1,700.
  • A $250 Gift Certificate to Backscatter Underwater Video and Photo.
  • A signed copy of “Wild Ocean” by authors Dr. Sylvia Earle and Wolcott Henry.
  • Carbon Offsets through NativeEnergy from your home and car for one year plus carbon offset for one round-trip air flight valued at US $192
  • And more! >>

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:: It Has Started! Labour Photo of the Year Contest

2008 marks the first (of many we hope) LabourStart Labour Photo of the Year Contest.

The worldwide popularity of the Trade Unions group on Flickr.com suggests that there are a lot of talented picket line and workplace photographers out there. LabourStart would like to both encourage and recognize those talents.

First prize is a two year Pro account on Flickr.com. Runners-up shall receive a one year Pro account. The top
three photos will be featured on LabourStart and announced to the 54,000 trade unionists on our mailing list. They will also be displayed in the art gallery on the union island in Second Life.

In addition, LabourStart will work to place the winning photos with labour publications (online and paper)
worldwide. And of course it will be featured on LabourStart as our Photo of the Week.

This is a judged and voted competition.

First, photos entered in the contest will be posted on Flickr. Public comments on the photos will be welcomed. A panel of three distinguished trade union photogs will select the finalists.

The winners will then be selected by a vote open to anyone on the LabourStart mailing list. If you’ve participated in our Labour Website of the Year contest then you know how this works.

Panel: David Bacon, Gretchen Donart, Mac Urata.

Rules:

1. You may only submit your own work.
2. Only one photograph per entrant.
3. Photos should be, very broadly, of union members in action. At work, in struggle…surprise us! They must have a caption explaining the image.
4. When posting your photo on Flickr you should indicate that a creative commons licence applies, allowing
LabourStart to use your photo for contest purposes and to publicize the contest.
5. Entrants may be required to disclose to LabourStart their contact information, including their real names, in order to be qualified. This information will be kept strictly confidential if requested.
6. Photos must be entered via Flickr. If you do not already have an account you can register at no cost at
http://flickr.com/. Once on Flickr you can upload your photos to your account. Then join the group you can find here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/labourphotos/ . Then, when you view the photo you want to enter in the contest click on the ’send to group’ button along the top of your image. A list of the groups you are a member of while appear. Click on ‘Labour Photo of the Year’ and you will have entered!

It’s simpler than it sounds, really. And we’re not getting anything from Flickr for using them, we just think the contest, in addition to recognizing all that photographic talent out there, is a great way to build the Unions group already established there.

Photos must be in place on Flickr by midnight (CUT) on 22 September 2008 to be considered. Voting will start as soon as the judges have selected the finalists.

Contact Derek Blackadder at derek.blackadder@gmail.com with any questions, including help in setting-up a Flickr account or in uploading and entering photos

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Derek Blackadder
LabourStart Canada
www.labourstart.org
+1-705-930-3724
Skype: dblackadder

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The 6th HPA contest will begin to receive the submission of participating photos in mid September. We welcome your unique works! This contest will be distinct from the previous five in terms of its award ceremony featured with the Oscar suspense and its host city selected through an Olympic-style bidding process. We hope you will appreciate the new reforms and continuingly give great support to our HPA contest.

We are EAGERLY looking forward to hearing from all of you.

With best regards,

Shen Che
Chairman of CFPA, Founder of HPA

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VIDEOFORMES 2009: video competition, XXIVth New Media & Video Art International Festival, FranceApplication deadline: October 3, 2008

Dates: November 13- 15, 2008 VIDEOFORMES organizes a new media and video art festival where artists can present their multimedia installations, videos, and performances. For regulations & submissions, consult:Website: http://www.videoformes.com Works are to be sent with a submission form to: VideoFormes, B.P. 80411 – 63011, Clermont-Ferrand, Cedex 1, France

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Call for Artists: Liquid Cities and Identities Brooklyn, New YorkThis Video Art and Architecture event at the Micro Museum in Brooklyn will comprise screenings of videos or short films selected by International ArtExpo, a nonprofit organization that works with international galleries, publishers, museums, and writers, supporting artists through exhibitions, gallery representation, reviews, press releases and publicity, as well as various curatorial projects.

Participation is open to professional artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.

All video works must be on DVD (PAL or NTSC), with a preference given to a maximum of 15 minutes. Interested participants should send submissions (Name/Surname, City/Country, Film title, Running time, Brief film synopsis) with a CV/biography, videography and an introduction about the piece to:

Dates: September 27 & November 22, 2008 in Micro Museum

Application deadline: August 30 for Liquid Identities and October 15 for Liquid Cities Address: arch. Luca Curci, via Casamassima, 75, 70010 – Capurso (Bari) – Italy. Info: www.lucacurci.com/artexpo. E-mail: artexpo@lucacurci.com

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29th Northern Counties International Salon of Photography 2008

We would like to extend an invitation to all photographers, worldwide, to submit entries into our Salon, and especially you and your friends as valued International Exhibitors.

As in previous years ALL sections in this event will be carried out under the patronage of both FIAP and PSA with the addition this year of patronage by the Royal Photographic Society (RPS). Medals and Awards have been granted by all three patrons as well as our own NCPF awards. A full colour catalogue will be sent to all entrants.

This year’s event is even larger than last year, with the merger of both our Prints and Projected Image Salons into one event.
There will be five sections:-
Monochrome Prints
Colour Prints
Open Projected Images (Dual Projection – both Slides & Electronic Images)
Nature Slides
Photo-Travel Slides

The calendar for this year’s event is as follows:-
Closing date for all entries . . . . 27th September 2008
Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10th/18th October 2008
Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23rd October 2008
Catalogues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13th December 2008
All entries returned . . . . . . . . . 13th December 2008

Full details of all the rules and conditions of entry, together with Entry Forms can be found in the “International Exhibition” pages of our site.
The Entry Forms are interactive PDF forms, which you can complete on your computer before printing off a copy, to send in with your entry and entry fee.
Please Note:- There are SEPARATE forms for Prints and Projected Images, which must be sent to different addresses.

We look forward to receiving your entry, and perhaps also from your friends, to this prestigious event.

Best wishes,
Dave Coates
(For and on behalf of the International Sub-Committee of the NCPF)

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Journalist fellowships to attend UN climate change summit in Poznan, Poland

The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) will be providing climate change fellowships for journalists that will include the opportunity to report on the Climate Change Summit, in Poznan, Poland in December 2008.

If you are a working journalist from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America or the Middle East, in the electronic, print, radio or television media and have experience in reporting on development or environmental issues you may be interested in applying for this opportunity. If so please email us and we will send you information about how to apply later this year.

The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) regularly provides fellowships for journalists and brought 40 journalists to last year’s Bali Summit. The CCMP provided editorial support, daily briefings on the negotiations, a field trip, and a matchmaking service that linked journalists with negotiators, scientists, NGOs and indigenous people to interview. The journalists also attended a number of CCMP events such as the Media Clinic where 18 panel experts discussed topics such as biofuels, carbon trading and adaptation.

For more information about the CCMP and some comments from the journalists we took to Bali please see the following:

Climate Change Media Partnership website

Feature articles by previous fellows

MEA Bulletin article on CCMP

YouTube clips of journalists in Bali

Nature Climate Change Reports article on CCMP

Best wishes
Mike

Mike Shanahan
Press Officer
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H 0DD, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7388 2117
Fax: +44 (0)20 7388 2826

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NOTICE BY THE INSTITUT RAMON LLULL FOR CONTRACTING A CO-ORDINATOR FOR THE PARTICIPATION OF CATALONIA IN THE 53RD VENICE VISUAL ARTS BIENNALE 2009

Object

To contract a co-ordinator to draw up an artistic proposal for the participation of Catalonia in the 53rd Venice Visual Arts Biennale (2009) in the Eventi collaterali Programme.

This artistic proposal must conform to the conceptual framework established in APPENDIX I of the conditions of the tender process.

The exhibition area will be one of the Magazzini del Sale, located in Dorsoduro with an area of 600m2.

The total budget for execution of the project is 500,000 euros.

The Panel of Judges will be made up of:

- Mr Manuel Borja-Vilell, chairman (director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid)
- Mr Ignasi Aballí, (artist who participated in the international exhibition of the 2007 Venice Biennale)
- Ms Daniela Ferreti, (curator of the Palazzo Fortuny, Venice)
- Ms Marta Gili (director of the Jeu de Paume, Paris)
- Ms Chus Martínez, (director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt and chief curator of the MACBA)
- Mr Vicente Todolí, (director of the Tate Modern, London)

The head of the Creation Area of the Institut Ramon Llull will be a member not entitled to vote.

The co-ordinator of the management of the Institute Ramon Llull will act as Secretary of the Panel of Judges.

Phases of the tender process
The project tender process will have three phases:

First phase: participation. The deadline for submitting proposals will be 12.00 on 2nd September 2008.
Second phase: ideas. The deadline for submitting the selected projects (a minimum of three and a maximum of five) will be 22nd September 2008. This phase will also involve a personal interview of the selected candidates which will take place on 26th September 2008.
Third phase: contracting. The successful candidate will be engaged to draw up the project which will be presented to the Venice Biennale Foundation in order to be considered for participation in the 53rd event. The deadline for submitting the project will be 3rd November 2008.

Fees

- 1,500 euros per participant in the ideas phase.
- 8,500 euros in fees for execution of the artistic project in 2008.
- 12,000 euros if the project is selected by the Biennale Foundation. The Institut Ramon Llull will engage the winner of the project tender process to develop and manage the artistic proposal during 2009.

For any questions please contact: licitacions@llull.cat

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Source: Sahana Chaudhuri
Manager Projects East India
British Council
L & T Chambers 1st Floor
16 Camac Street
Kolkata 700 017
T: 4007 4310

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BAF International Photographic Print Exhibition 2008
Press Release: 18-June-2008
Thrissur

The Butterfly Art Foundation, India, a registered non-profit non-governmental organization based in Kerala, formed for the promotion of visual arts and conservation of Nature, is organizing its Third International Exhibition to show our respect for the genius of the artists and photographers all over the world .The first attempt in the year 2005 witnessed tremendous response from the photo-art community which resulted in the first ever traveling exhibition of that stature in Kerala .The second exhibition in 2006 surprised all of us with its plentitude of entries. This is our third exhibition and we invite all the photographers and artists to this grant international event. BAF International Photographic Print Exhibition is all set to be the largest display of International talent in India.

The exhibition is scheduled from 15th to 19th of November 2008 at Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala, India. The entries and filled up forms should reach us before 30-Aug 2008.

The exhibition is organized with the purpose of initiating an international dialogue among different breeds and genre of photographers with special emphasis on providing an interdisciplinary platform for showcasing their creativity. Many prominent artists and photographers from India and abroad are expected to participate in the event.

The contest entries will be evaluated by an eminent jury chaired by veteran nature photographer TNA Perumal FRPS and coordinated by Dr.Unni Krishnan Pulikkal ARPS. All the A-grade winners will be selected for the awards, current exhibition and the one year long online exhibition that follows. For further details and entry form please visit the official web site of the Foundation or e-mail to or contact

Director

The Butterfly Art Foundation

Pady P.O., Thrissur Dt.

Kerala- 680699.

-BAF Team

BAF India
Pady P.O., Thrissur District,
Kerala, India – 680699
Phone: 9446508102 (Director) 9447238243 (Coordinator)

Source: Joydeep Mukherjee

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From: Robert Pledge, President
W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund

Dear Photography Directors, Editors, Writers, Curators, Gallerists, Educators, Experts… and Photographers around the globe,

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund wishes to remind all that call for submissions to its 2008 Grant in Humanistic Photography is still open for entries.

Application deadline for the coming W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is July 15, 2008. Photographers interested in applying may
download an application at:

We hope you will spread the word by email to photographers in your communities and to emerging photographers who might still not be aware of the Grant.

The W. Eugene Smith Grant is presented annually to a photographer whose past
work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s compassionate dedication exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.

For 2008, the Smith Grant will be $30,000, with an additional $5,000 in fellowship money also to be given at the discretion of the jury. The Grant recognizes photographers who have demonstrated a commitment to documenting the human condition. The grant program is independently administered by the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund and is funded in part with contributions from Digital Railroad, Getty Images, The Mona Fund, and Open Society Institute.

Winners receive their awards in a ceremony held in New York City in October
One of the most prestigious honors in photojournalism, the Smith Grant was established in 1978 following the death of Smith, the legendary photo essayist, by his friends Howard Chapnick, Jim Hughes and John Morris to perpetuate his work and spirit. The grant program provides photographers with the financial freedom to envision and carry out major photographic studies.

Applicants must include a written proposal, which should be, concise, journalistically realizable, visually translatable and humanistically driven.

Applicants are also asked to provide a resumé of educational and professional qualifications along with evidence of photographic ability in the form of photographic workprints (8″x10″ prints preferred, and no more than 40), and/or photocopies, duplicate transparencies, contact sheets and clippings of published stories. Digital images will be considered only if delivered as low-resolution jpegs on a CD or DVD (no RAW files, TIFF files, or on-line applications).

The Smith Fund’s executive committee appoints a three-person jury each year
to review the applications and proposals. The jury meets twice, first to select finalists. The finalists are then asked to submit a comprehensive photographic portfolio, to write a more details and focused proposal and to answer questions about the project.

At their second meeting, the jury reviews the new material and selects the
grant recipient and the recipient of the additional fellowship. The recipient must warrant that the project in progress is ongoing, and agree to provide the Fund with a set of photographs when the project is completed. The photographs will be housed as part of the permanent W. Eugene Smith Legacy Collection at the ICP.

There is no entry fee. The application advises that preliminary material will be returned only when accompanied by appropriate packaging and sufficient U.S. postage or its equivalent in U.S. dollars or prepaid return Delivery Form by courier. The Fund is not responsible for loss or damage.

Please send all submissions to:

W. Eugene Smith Fund c/o ICP
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036 — USA

For any and all questions please email:

Past grant recipients:
Marc Asnin, Jane Evelyn Atwood, Letizia Battaglia, Ernesto Bazan, Ellen Binder, Pep Bonet, Chien-Chi Chang, Stephen Dupont, Carl DeKeyzer, Donna Ferrato, Maya Goded, Paul Graham, Stanley Greene, Graciela Iturbide, Alain Keler, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Gideon Mendel, Dario Mitidieri, James Nachtwey, Trent Parke, Paolo Pellegrin, Gilles Peress, Eli Reed, Eugene Richards, Cristina Garcia Rodero, Milton Rogovin, Sebastião Salgado, Vladimir Syomin, John Vink and Kai Wiedenhöfer.

International Advisory Committee
Shahidul Alam, Bangladesh; Micha Bar-Am, Israel; Gabriel Bauret, France; Giovanna Calvenzi, Italy; Woodfin Camp, USA; Lanfranco Colombo, Italy; Robert Delpire, France; James I. Enyeart, USA; Ben Fernandez, USA; Martin Forscher, USA; Marianne Fulton, Austin, USA; Paul Fusco, USA; Marta Gili, Spain; Burt Glinn, USA; Manfred Heiting, USA; Thomas Höpker, USA; Rune Jonsson, Sweden; Robert Kirschenbaum, Japan; Peter Korniss, Hungary; Eliane Laffont, USA; Brian Lanker, USA; Murray Martin, UK; Don McCullin, UK; Michelle McNally, USA; Susan Meiselas, USA; Vincent Mentzel, Netherlands; Pedro Meyer, Mexico.; Raghu Rai, India; Michael Rand, UK; Marc Riboud, France; Fred Ritchin, USA; Pedro Vasquez, Brazil.

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ArtVenture, in association with ARTICLE 19, has proudly launched the inaugural ArtVenture Freedom to Create Prize. The US$ 100,000 prize consists of three categories and is designed to recognise artists whose works promote human rights, free expression, empathy, equality and understanding. The prize is designed so that a portion of the prize monies from each category will be given to advocacy groups to further causes highlighted by the winning artists/entries.

Submission Opens: 9 June 2008 Entry Deadline: 31 October 2008

It would be much appreciated if you could forward the details of the prize to interested and relevant parties. If there are any outstanding artists or groups you would like to nominate, please visit the official site for registration and entry details.

sent by:

Sailendra Kharel
photojournalist
Kathmandu,Nepal
Blogsite: www.pjsailendra.da.ru

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CITY magazine is hosting it’s 2nd annual photography contest, with the
grand prize of appearing on CITY’s Fall ‘08 Travel issue!

Photographers are asked to submit images that best capture a unique moment
in the life of a city or other travel destination. Entries should distill
the essence of a particular place into a single image and inspire CITY’s
readers to pack their bags and explore the destination themselves.

The deadline for submissions for the ONE CITY, MANY DESTINATIONS photo
contest is 11:59 p.m. EST on July 15, 2008.

A jury of internationally renowned photography and travel aficionados will
pick one winning image to appear on the cover of CITY’s Fall ‘08 Travel
issue. The work of 15 additional runners-up will appear in a special
travel photography portfolio inside CITY’s Fall ‘08 Travel issue.

The grand-prize winner will also receive a prize package that includes: An
Olympus E-3 SLR digital camera with an ED 12-60mm F2.8/4.0 SWD Lens and a
dream CITY photography assignment: The opportunity to shoot a
sponsored-editorial travel photography story on Austria’s art,
architecture, and design landscape for City’s 2009 Spring Travel issue.
During a week-long trip for two to Voralberg/Bregenz, Tirol/Innsbruck,
Salzburg, and Vienna, the grand-prize winner will explore the country’s
most stunning locations, their new Olympus cameras at the ready. The
Austrian Tourist Office will pick up the tab on the whole experience from
round-trip airfare and rooms at luxurious hotels to gourmet meals at top
restaurants.

All 15 runners-up will also win an Olympus E-420 SLR digital camera with a
14mm-42mm F3.5/5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens.

More info:

Lindsay Grystar

CITY Magazine
151 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012
phone (212) 965-9484 x37
fax (212) 966-3329

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Wanted: Professional journalists from the developing world for ten-month fellowship in U.S.

The Humphrey Fellowship Program offers a ten-month stay at a leading American university to study journalism and undertake professional affiliations at top U.S. news organizations.

The non-degree program includes financial support for studies, travel, workshops and seminars, a monthly stipend, funds for books and a computer subsidy.

Fellows take classes in journalism, public affairs, government, or other fields of their choice. Humphrey Fellows from different professional fields are assigned to 15 different U.S. campuses. Most Humphrey journalists are assigned to the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, one of the top journalism programs in the U.S. Fellows participate in field trips, workshops, lectures and many other offerings available in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, only a 30-minute subway ride away. Fellows often use some of their professional stipend for travel within the U.S.

Applicants should have a minimum of five years of substantial professional experience, limited or no experience in the U.S., demonstrated leadership qualities and commitment to their communities. Most applicants have good English skills and university degrees.

To apply: Contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or the Fulbright Commission in your home country.

Deadline: Varies by country, but usually June to September for the following year (Now for the 2009-2010 year.)

For more information: http://www.humphreyfellowship.org and/or http://www.journalism.umd.edu/Humphrey/


Darryl D’Monte
Chairperson, Forum of Environmental Journalists of India (FEJI)
International Federation of Environmental Journalists (IFEJ)
Kinara, 29-B Carter Road, Bandra West,
Mumbai 400 050, India
Tel 91 22 2642 7088, 2645 9286
& 3060 9014
Cell: 98203 68872
Fax c/o 91 22 2645 8870
E-mail: darryldmonte@gmail.com

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Dag Hammarskjöld Fellowships for Journalists 2008
Awards fellowships to mid-career journalists in radio, television, print,
and web. The journalists must be aged 25 to 35, from developing countries,
who are interested in coming to New York, United States, to report on
international affairs during the 63rd session of the United Nations General
Assembly. The fellowships will begin in mid-September and extend to late
November and will include the cost of travel and accommodations in New
York, as well as a per diem allowance.

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International Journalism Exchange
Invites 10 newspaper editors to the United States (US) for a 5-week
programme, the core of which is 4 weeks at a US newspaper. The visiting
editors have opportunities to meet editors during a week-long visit to
Washington, DC, and then to observe all aspects of producing a newspaper
and managing a newsroom during a month-long stay with a newspaper; and they
are invited to exchange ideas and information with the host newsroom staff
and local community. The goals of this programme are to strengthen the
independent press abroad and to enhance US understanding of other cultures
and journalism around the world.
Deadline: June 1 2008

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Festival VidéEau “Water, People, and Sustainable Development” Film
Awards

Invites young people worldwide, aged 17-30, to submit video clips,
90-seconds maximum in length, on the theme “Water, People, and Sustainable
Development”. The competition is intended to be an opportunity for young
people to tell the world how their history, culture, and daily lives are
closely linked to water. The winners of the competition will be announced
at an awards ceremony to be held during the World Youth Congress, taking
place in Quebec City, Canada, from August 10-21 2008.
Deadline: June 15 2008

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Subject: Open Call for Submission Extend to 15 June 08 – Singapore International Photography Festival

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSION
Calling all photographers and artists!
Here’s your chance to be part of the first-ever Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF). Due to many requests, we have extended the open call submission dateline to 15 June 2008. You can also be part of the workshops and portfolio reviews and a series of public programmes organised as part of the festival.

Closing Date: 15 June 2008.

Photographers are free to submit their works as there is no fixed theme for the festival. All submissions will be reviewed by a distinguished selection panel comprising four curators, namely Chow Chee Yong (Singapore), Terence Yeung ( Singapore ), Wan Xi ( China ) and Ark Fongsmut (Thailand). Selected works will be displayed in the SIPF exhibitions and compiled into the festival publication.
Just submit your works to this inaugural photography festival by 15 June 2008
Application form and details
Exhibition Submission is open to all nationalities and no age constraints.
SIPF Photography Workshop and Portfolio Review are open to photographers holding Southeast Asia passports only.

About the Festival
The Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) is the first biennial photography event of its kind in Southeast Asia . It strives to be the platform for Singaporean artists and Southeast Asian artists to showcase their outstanding works alongside with works of international peers.

Come October, the Singapore International Photography Festival (8 to 31 October 2008) will make its presence felt in Singapore . Over 600 photographic works will be displayed in four key venues including the National Museum of Singapore, LASALLE, The Arts House and 2902 Gallery in the Old School. There will also be workshops and portfolio reviews facilitated by curators and veteran photographers, and a series of evening and weekend presentations where foreign curators, artists and festival directors will share thoughts and ideas and discuss pertinent issues in the international photography scene.

The festival is organised by a group of volunteers and photography enthusiasts.

Festival Office: Old School, 11b Mount Sophia , #B2-09, S (228461).
Tel:63398655 Email

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Climate Change

The Earth’s plants and animals depend on the climate to which they are exposed – they benefit when conditions are favourable, and they suffer when conditions become extreme. Humans are no exception. The crops and water resources that we use to sustain our communities are linked to the climate, and the economic as well as human losses that we experience from hail, cyclones, floods and droughts are a reminder of our ever-present vulnerability to the climate system. It is increasingly clear that our climate is changing. Whereas in the past humans have learned to cope with climate variability and change that was natural in origin, we are now living in a climate of our own making. The rate at which our climate is being transformed is unprecedented throughout much of human history.

FK Bangladesh Network invites submissions for a photography competition to curate a touring exhibition on the cause and effect of climate change in Bangladesh. The exhibition will be launched at Drik Gallery on the World Environment Day, 5 June, 2008.

THEME: Climate Change

AWARDS
Grand prize: Tk 30,000 with crest
and a certificate

2nd prize: Tk 20,000 with crest
and a certificate

3rd prize: Tk 10,000 with crest
and a certificate.

Selected photographers for the exhibition will also
receive certificates.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: The submission must be original. Digitally manipulated photos will not be entertained. Photographers should submit prints/digital files (color or B/W) for judging. Selected photographers for exhibition will be asked to submit hi res file for making exhibition prints. Prints for contest should be 12 inches and digital files should be 800 pixels in longer side. Digital files should be submitted in CD/DVD accompanied by a softcopy (Microsoft word file) of the entry form. Entry form is available at Drik and at major photo labs. You can also create one by giving following information: Name, Address with telephone/mobile/email, Caption (max. 50 words). For prints, the entry form should be attached to the back of each photograph. Maximum number of photographs should be 5 per participant.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Photographs should be sent to Drik, House 58, Road 15A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209 by 25 May 2008, 5pm.

USE OF IMAGES: All entrants should understand that images selected for the exhibition may be used by the organizer in electronic and print publications for promotional purposes of the event. The photographer will be given due credit in such usages.

Tanvir Murad Topu
Coordinator
Gallery and Exhibition
Drik Picture Library
www.drik.net
www.majorityworld.com
www.chobimela.org
www.driknews.com
www.pathshala.net

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THE RORY PECK AWARDS 2008 sponsored by Sony UK Ltd Closing date for all entries: TUESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2008
NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

This international competition is unique in celebrating the work of freelance cameramen and camerawomen in TV news, current affairs and features.

Now in its thirteenth year, this unique competition is reaching out to honour the work of freelance cameramen and camerawomen from around the world, especially those in regions where it is difficult to work as a freelancer.

Please support freelance newsgatherers and the work of the Rory Peck Trust by spreading the word as widely as possible and encouraging entries from Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and South Asia.

To enter download an entry form

For further information please email awards@rorypecktrust.org

Lucy Popescu, Awards officer
+44 (0)20 7730 1424

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ANGKOR PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
4th edition
November 23th – 28th 2008
Siem Reap – Cambodia

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION July 15th 2008

Dear all,

The Fourth Angkor Photography Festival will be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from November 23rd to 28th, 2008. For the program of slideshows this year we are accepting works photographed worldwide, not just in Asia.To facilitate the selection committee’s job work should be uploaded to a (free) Flickr account at http://www.flickr.com and the URL sent to my e-mail address, frcallier989@gmail.com, accompanied by a clear description of the project and a short biography (maximum 120 words). Please note we do not accept single image submissions.

Work can also be submitted from Lightstalkers galleries, Digital Railroad or Photoshelter lightboxes etc. URL links to work must be direct links, i.e. no links to Flash-based websites.We are also accepting finished photographic multi-media pieces that are ready for projection. If available online, again please submit a URL link.
The deadline for submitting work is July 15th, 2008. Selected photographers will receive an answer during the month of August.

Best regards,

Françoise Callier

Instructions to open a flickr account

To open a free Flickr account you can either go directly to http://www.flickr.com or login with an existing Yahoo account (Flickr is part of Yahoo). Upload your images at a minimum 1024 pixels across or vertical at 72 dpi. Images should be saved as Jpegs, at level 10 with Color profile in sRGB. Images that don’t respect those criteria will not be considered for selection.

After you upload: In your preferences (under the menu as ‘Your Account’), go to the ‘Privacy & Permissions’ section and be sure to set your images to ‘All rights reserved’.You can also add © in your captions field. Flickr will automatically add any caption info from your Photoshop ‘File Info’ field but you can also change captions after you upload by going to your Flickr page and clicking on the caption box under any given image.

Once your images are uploaded go to the ‘organize’ section, choose ‘Sets’ and create a set of images of your submissions. Once that set is created, email the URL of that set (simply copy and paste) to frcallier989@gmail.com.
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LE MOIS DE LA PHOTO À MONTRÉAL 2009
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
THEME PROPOSED : THE SPACES OF THE IMAGE


We invite artists to submit work for the 11th presentation of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, an international biennale of contemporary photography, that will take place in September 2009. All the exhibitions and activities will be organized around the theme The Spaces of the Image as proposed by 2009 Guest Curator Gaëlle Morel. The Spaces of the Image will explore the manner in which contemporary photography is presented and the multiplicity of ways in which it occupies gallery and other spaces.

Attached you will find a PDF guide with all the information necessary for submitting a proposal including a complete text regarding the theme, a list of required documents and the submission deadline. Please read this guide carefully before preparing your submission. The guide can also be downloaded from our Website at www.moisdelaphoto.com. Submissions that do not conform to these instructions will not be considered. The call for submissions will run from April 4 to May 5, 2008 inclusively.

The team at Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal

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