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Photography Link Roundup

Photo by Jeff Mermelstein

•  Jeff Mermelstein’s fashion photography is at the Rick Wester Fine Art gallery in New York through June 25. [Rick Wester Fine Art]

•  The estate of photographer Sam Shaw, who took the iconic Marilyn Monroe-on-the-subway-grate shot, just filed for bankruptcy. No word yet on what could happen to his hundreds of thousands of images of famous subjects. [Wall Street Journal]

•  A rare look into the secret world of child brides, from photographer Stephanie Sinclair. [National Geographic via Boing Boing]

•  The guy who invented the Flip Camera is doing the natural thing after his product was spiked — he’s opening a chain of grilled cheese restaurants. [CNN]

•  In a contest a la “Modern Family,” Gizmodo wants you to recreate a classic family photo. Submit by June 6. [Gizmodo]

Call for Entries: Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism

The 17th annual Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism is calling for entries for outstanding reporting on disadvantaged children and families. The categories include print articles and series, as well as photojournalism, multimedia and video.

Winning stories offer a fresh take on a significant issue, show enterprise in research and reporting and demonstrate masterful storytelling and impact. Judging is conducted by respected journalists and journalism educators.

+  First-place winners receive $1,000 and are honored at a ceremony in Washington, DC.
+  The contest is open to news organizations with an independent voice (members of advocacy groups and professional associations are not eligible).
+ Work must have appeared in the 2010 calendar year, from January 1 to December 31.
+  The deadline is April 15, 2011.

Work from a variety of big and small newspapers, magazines and online outlets have won in the past. For more information, go to the University of Maryland’s Journalism Center on Children & Families.

2 More Places to Submit

•   The Focus Project is a year-long photography competition to showcase photos from all genres — documentary, portrait, still life, etc. They will award one grand prize winner with a reception in New York City, $10,000 in cash, a video documentary and an online feature published by Artists Wanted. But there are also weekly and monthly winners where you can win $500 and $2,500 respectively. (The cash prizes total $75,000.) The deadline is Feb. 14, 2012. Go here for more details.

•  7.7 magazine — whose aim is to be a refuge for documentary photography stories — also puts on a yearly photo contest, with the winner selected from their four editions over the year. The prize is  €2000 and the deadline is Oct. 15, 2011. Go here for more details. (While you’re there check out their latest issue)

Get Money & Attention: Where to Enter Your Work

Photo by Shawn Nee /discarted

If your New Year’s resolution was to get some recognition for your work, here are three cool places to submit….

• The George Soros-backed Open Society Foundations has put out the call for the next Moving Walls exhibit. Open to established and emerging photographers, they are looking for work in 13 specific human rights and social justice categories, including the economic downturn in the US and mainstream media depictions of African American men and boys. Winners will be displayed in New York and Washington, DC, and the deadline is April 1. For more info on how to apply, go here.

•  The Pulitzer Center is looking for proposals on what they call “under-reported population issues.” The Center will be awarding grants for international travel in the range of $2,000 to $10,000, and even up to $20,000 depending on the project. Grants are available to journalists of all stripes and nationalities, including photographers. The deadline is rolling. See here for info on how to apply.

•  Slideluck Potshow is a quirky nonprofit that combines art and food. Based in New York City but operating in 40 cities in the US and abroad, the idea is that artists submit multi-media project (up to 5 minutes worth of images) and people bring home-cooked food and gather to watch the chosen slideshows. You might find yourself alongside world-renowned artists and unknowns alike. Find out about submissions here.

London Street Photography Festival: Enter Now

Photo by bryanF.

The London Street Photography Festival will kick off in Kings Cross on July 7, 2011, and you can be a part of it — they’re looking to award the world’s best street photographer, so why not throw your frame in the ring? The winner will receive  £1,000 and a trip to London.

Open to photographers from anywhere in the world, and photographs may be taken anywhere.

Deadline is March 31. Read all the details here.

$10K Available for Amateur Photography Project

POYi (Picture of the Year International) just announced their “Emerging Vision Incentive” to help fund and showcase documentary photography work. The recipient gets $10,000 to devote to their project, which should focus on “daily life, social issues, cultural trends or news events.” The recipient also gets the opportunity to display their proposal at the 67th POYi competition at the Annenberg Space for Photography  in LA in June and their own exhibition in 2011.

You have to be an amateur of semi-professional and the project can’t have been previously published. The application process starts today and goes through May 31, 2010.

Get more info and the application here.

Inspired By Cartier-Bresson

JPG Magazine is hosting a contest in partnership with the Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibit at MoMA. Submit a photo that was inspired by the photographer and explain why, and you could win a trip to NYC to see the exhibit in person.

For more info, and to see the entries so far, go to JPG Magazine here.

Ordinary People

Photo by discarted

If you’re a regular reader of this site, or even someone new to photography, you’re likely already well aware of flickr—Yahoo’s user generated photography site where thousands of people upload their photos on a daily basis and join various groups to share their work, as well as discuss everything related to photography, including our favorite topic—photographers’ rights.

One of these groups is called Humanistic, which was created “In the spirit of William Eugene Smith (1918-1978),” and is dedicated to sharing photography that “…is humanistically driven, with a strong, genuine human-interest theme.

Humanistic was established in May of 2009 and the group administrator, tsienni, is celebrating the group’s steady growth by holding their first contest dedicated to Ordinary People.

The contest is limited to one submission per group member, and the rules are that the image must contain at least two people and not be altered in any way, or excessively processed—which, some would argue is rather arbitrary and nondescript. However, anyone familiar with William Eugene Smith’s work would instinctively know what the contest organizer meant by “excessively processed.” More important though, the first place winner will received $500 worth of Kodachrome.

Kidding. The contest is for fun.

And Kodachrome will be joining the dinosaurs very soon.

The submission deadline is March 10th, so if you  have a photo that you think is worth sharing with others and representative of Smith’s work, be sure to join the group and submit your image by this Wednesday.

Join Humanistic.

Untold Stories in LA – Photo Contest

944 Magazine and the UnScene Photography Tour are sponsoring a photo contest of “untold Los Angeles stories – people, places or things.” The five lucky winners will show their work at a gallery event in March,  and the winner will be announced at the end of the night. Details can be found here.

The deadline is February 25.

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