PhotoX – New International Photography Prize launch

 

photox_logoLaunch of PhotoX – Call for Entries New international photography opportunity, hosted at two London venues,  £2000 cash fund and photographic prizes.  Building on the success of the ArtGemini Prize now in its fourth year, the prize founders are proud to announce the launch of PhotoX, an exciting new prize for established and emerging photographers with a cash fund of £2000, plus photographic prizes and two curated art exhibitions in London.

“This is a substantial new opportunity for photographers wanting exhibition opportunity, financial support for their projects and to have their work seen by industry leaders,” said Jimmy Lek, Founder of PhotoX. “We launched PhotoX as a dedicated photography prize as a result of the increase of photography entries we received on our main ArtGemini Prize. We hope to be able to support more photographers this way.”

Call for entries:  enter here www.photox.co.uk from the 12th January 2017.

img_7552-768x768*PRESS LAUNCH PARTY INVITATION – Come and join us for a celebration launch on Thursday 12 January 6 – 8.30pm at the ground-breaking new The Green Rooms, supported by the Mayor of London. GreenRooms Hotel, 13-27 Station Rd, Wood Green, London N22 6UW

RSVP on Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/launch-reception-for-photox-the-new-photography-prize-tickets-30854963025

 

PhotoX 2017 Timeline

  • Jan 12th – PhotoX 2017 launch at The Green Rooms and call for entries
  • April 30th – PhotoX competition closes
  • May 9th-15th – First stage judging, selection through online portal
  • June 21st, 16.00 – 18.00 – Second stage judging, physical selection at the GreenRooms.
  • June 22nd, 18.00 – 21.00 – Private View and announcement of the winners with prize presentation (by invitation only).
  • June 22nd – July 1st – Exhibition of the 35 short-listed works, with workshops, portfolio reviews and seminars running during the two weeks.

PhotoX

  • Prize fund over £2000, including prize for the best monochrome entry, a public choice prize, print voucher generously supported by Genesis Imaging, photobook collection by nphoto, professional website hosted by Pixelrights and an Artist Residency Prize at the GreenRooms.
  • 2 curated exhibitions – The Green Rooms and the New Artist Fair Truman Brewery.
  • Partnerships and Supporters – with Genesis Imaging, CafeArt, Royal Photographic Society, Pixelrights, ARGENTA, nphoto, New Artist Fair, GreenRooms, Eastern Art Report, Art Criticism Today. We are seeking a Media Partner.
  • Judging panel – Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS, Chief Executive, Royal Photographic Society; Karen Harvey, Creative Development Director, Shutter Hub; Cristina Cellini Antonini, Founder & Co-Director, ArtRooms; Hania Farrell, Award-winning international photographer.

Our Venue – The Green Rooms

Hosted at the ground-breaking new The Green Rooms. Supported by the Mayor of London, The Green Rooms is the UK’s first arts hotel. We will be exhibiting in their stunning multi-use gallery, with high ceilings, polished wood flooring, a beautiful original central skylight which can accommodate up to 200 people. The interior has been lovingly restored by renowned London architects SODA.

The GreenRooms, 13-27 Station Road, Wood Green, London, N22 6UW. The Green Rooms enjoys a prime position directly opposite Wood Green Underground Station, on the Piccadilly Line, 12 minutes from King’s Cross.

Founder – ArtGeminiPrize 

PhotoX 2017 is founded by ArtGemini, London’s global art prize which is now in its fourth successful year. Last year the prize was hosted at Asia House and attracted thousands of entries from 34 countries. ArtGemini is itself the brain child of Jimmy Lek, international fine art dealer.

Charity Partner – CafeArt supporting UK and worldwide homeless artists. PhotoX will also award a prize to the winning entry of one of the artists who submitted through CafeArt.

To interview the Founder, Jimmy Lek, high res images, discuss media or other partnerships, please contact our Creative Director, Dr Vanessa Champion +44 7747 025361  creative@dragonflycommunications.co.uk

Recent interview on Huffington Post

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Calling all artists and photographers – second edition of Art Gemini Prize launching

ArtGemini Prize 2014   London’s Global Art Prize

Photograph Orit Zuckerman

Photograph Orit Zuckerman

Call For Entries opens 15 May – 07 Sep 2014, artists and photographers are invited to enter online www.artgeminiprize.com for the opportunity to win one of 4 categories from the £5500 Prize Fund. This year is being opened to sculptors as well, plus there is a young art prize sponsored by Jacksons Art Supplies. Importantly shortlisted entrants are also exhibited in London plus they have an exhibition opportunity in Singapore.

Painting by Jing Hu

Painting by Jing Hu

Prize Fund of £5,500

1.  Painting & Sculpture: 1st prize £2000, 2nd prize £1000

2.  Photography: 1st prize £1000, 2nd prize £500

3.  Young Artist Prize  (up to 25 yrs)  £500

4.  Public Choice Prize £500

Art Gemini’s 2014 Charity Partner is Kidscape preventing bullying, protecting children

2014 Judging Panel is made up of five judges including: Dr Phil Shaw  – Doctorate in Printmaking and renowned artist to the 2013 G8 Summit;  Viv Lawes –  Senior UK art consultant to One East Asia, lecturer and writer; Zoe Whishaw – Commercial photography consultant, mentor and previously European Director of Photography at Getty Images; Sajid Rizvi –  Chair, ArtGemini Prize Selection Committee and Judges’ Panel, Founder & Publisher of EAP Group International Media.

2014 Partners & Supporters include: Singapore Art Fair, 20/21 International Art Fair, EAP Group International Media, Music For London, Domaine des Jeanne, Staffords Gallery, Jackson’s Art Supplies, Artron China, Dragonfly Communications

Exhibition Invitation, with Private View Invitation 2nd October 2013

5th London Photo Festival  PV 2nd October, exhibition run 3 -6 October 2013 Come and see some great new work by up and coming photographers from the capital and all over the world.

5th London Photo Festival PV 2nd October, exhibition run 3 -5 October 2013
Come and see some great new work by up and coming photographers from the capital and all over the world.

You are also invited to the Private View on Tuesday 2nd October 2013 held at The Crypt, underneath St George the Martyr,Borough High Street, SE1 1JA

Exhibition continues to run from 3-5 October. All the work is for sale.

http://www.londonphotofestival.org/ 

NEWS POST 17 – Creativity Backgrounds launch “PhotoDrape” and “PolySilk”

Creativity Backgrounds logo

Creativity Backgrounds logo

Creativity Backgrounds announce launch of two new exclusive Backdrops “PhotoDrape” and “PolySilk”

Creativity Backgrounds PhotoDrape Crushed Dye Berry

Creativity Backgrounds PhotoDrape Crushed Dye Berry

PhotoDrape – Through intensive dying processes photographers benefit from the unique patterns on these high quality fabric backgrounds certain to enhance their portrait photography. These Creativity Backgrounds PhotoDrapes are packed in a sturdy carry bag, dyed to the same patterns as the PhotoDrape itself. They come with a 6″ pocket on the end, along with metal grommets for easy hanging.

PhotoDrape is available in 11 colours across three Dye processes which add elegance, gothic flavour or classic beauty to portraits depending on the colour the photographer chooses.

The Three Dye Processes – Wash, Crush and Tie Dyes. Colours available –

  • Wash Dye – Steel Grey, Dark Grey, Wash Blue.
  • Crush Dye – Sandstorm, Chestnut, Berry, Grey Cloud, Charcoal, Moss
  • Tie Dye – Storm Grey
  • Price – £144 inc vat (£120 ex vat)   
  • Size – 3m x 3.6m (10ft x 12ft)
Creativity Backgrounds Polysilk Grey

Creativity Backgrounds Polysilk Grey

PolySilk – Creativity Backgrounds PolySilk can be folded and is easily transportable, ideal for photographers on the move. They are washable, it does not matter if they get wet or damp so they be used outdoors.

  • Available in three colours: Grey, White and Chroma Green
  • Price – £95 inc vat  (£79.17 ex vat)
  • Size – 2.72m x 3m

Only £6 delivery inc vat (£5 ex vat)

Creativity Backgrounds are the suppliers of Superior Seamless paper backgrounds, used by Professional Photographers for over 30 years. Guaranteed hotspot free, there are over 50 colours of Creativity Paper Backgrounds and new fabric and pattered designed ranges continue to expand the business. Creativity Backgrounds continue to gain good market share of loyal and growing business from leading award-winning fashion, product and portrait photographers as well as national institutions, agencies, film companies and fashion houses.

Creativity Backgrounds are Patrons of the Royal Photographic Society

Creativity Backgrounds host an online gallery to support and inspire photographers. New submissions are always welcome, low res 100 dpi jpgs to be sent along with website and 50 word bio to vanessa@creativitybackgrounds.co.uk in the first instance.

Creativity Backgrounds is part of the parent company Creativity International, which is celebrating 20 years in business this year. Creativity International is one, if not the, leading suppliers of paper, educational and art products in the UK across schools, high street retailers, grocers and worldwide.