AOP Student awards opens 23rd January 2017

c51a5199-0ec4-4a13-b228-0e4f24dd07f7Call for entries for the AOP Student photography competition opens on 23rd January and closes at 5pm on 7th April. There are three categories: People, Places and Things.

The Awards are open to all students studying a recognised photography course and provide a perfect springboard into the world of professional photography. Judges are Rachell Smith for People, Howard Kingsnorth for Places and Karl Taylor for Things.  Winners will be announced at the Awards presentation at Downstairs at Mother on 6 July 2017.

Aside from recognition and kudos, winners receive prizes, have their winning image exhibited at the AOP Student Awards, the AOP Photography Awards in October, feature in the AOP Photography Awards Book, travel to the Retina Photography Festival in Edinburgh and The Photography Show in Birmingham over the following year. As part of the Student Awards, there is the AOP Affiliated Course of the Year award and AOP Affiliated Course Lecturer of the Year awards.

The Starting Out conference will take place at Holborn Studios on 6 July 2017 as part of the Student Awards.  Seamus McGibbon, AOP’s General Manager ‘Our Student Awards are always hugely popular, and showcase the incredible talent of our Student members and others studying photography. It’s a brilliant way to support new emerging talent and get a first look at the potential stars of tomorrow’

The Association of Photographers is the UK’s leading organisation representing professional photographers working in the creative industries. Formed almost 50 years ago, our 1,850 members include professional photographers, photographic assistants, students, affiliated courses, affiliated businesses, photography agents and those working in the image-making industry.

For more information please contact Charlotte Giles on charlottegiles@aophoto.co.uk , visit www.the-aop.org or ring the office on 020 7739 6669.

For an overview of the 2016 AOP Student Awards including the winners, click here http://www.the-aop.org/awards/awards-archive/the-student-awards/aop-student-awards-2016

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

New London paper launching

Vanessa Champion, our director has just been appointed editor of a new London newspaper out in June. Journalists and photographers interested in writing and submitting work, please email in the first instance BEFORE sending any work, to us here info@dragonflycommunications.co.uk 

News Post 30 – Magnum Agency announce Global Collaboration with EIZO

EIZO and Magnum Photos Announce Global Collaboration with Establishment of Ambassador Program 

Magnum Agency logo #magnumagency #photography

Magnum Agency logo #magnumagency #photography

Hakusan, Japan, October 23, 2013 – EIZO Corporation (TSE: 6737) and Magnum Photos today announced a global collaboration to establish a program in which 14 ambassadors (see list below, including Elliot Erwitt and Martin Parr) from Magnum will integrate EIZO’s ColorEdge monitors into their color management workflow and provide EIZO with objective feedback on their experiences. Their insights will assist EIZO in its ongoing development of new graphics monitor and calibration software solutions.

EIZO and Magnum will also cooperate on creating individual profiles of the ambassadors with insights into their careers, bodies of work, and experiences with EIZO monitors. EIZO will begin posting these profiles on its web site (www.eizo.com) in November. In addition, each ambassador will share a selection of images from their work for EIZO to showcase its monitors at exhibitions and in showrooms worldwide.

Color and grayscale accuracy is paramount for Magnum and its photographer members. With numerous large-scale exhibitions in cultural institutions each year, ensuring the accurate translation of the image into fine-art prints is essential. The integration of EIZO’s ColorEdge series monitors into our workflow will serve both the restoration of historical Magnum imagery and the production of contemporary photographs by our members.” Alex Majoli, President, Magnum Photos International.

The ColorEdge series is EIZO’s professional line of color management monitors. Most ColorEdge monitors come with a built-in calibration or correction sensor and are supported by EIZO’s own ColorNavigator software to deliver predictable color results through hardware calibration and ease-of-use through completely automated screen adjustment.

Magnum Photos Ambassadors

Carl De Keyzer, Elliot Erwitt, Jim Goldberg, Paul Hayward, Alex Majoli, Enrico Mochi, Matt Murphy, Trent Parke, Martin Parr, Paulo Pellegrin, Gilles Peress, Jonathan Roquemore, Alec Soth, and Donovan Wylie.

For more info:  http://www.eizo.co.uk/EIZO-Magnum.html

About Magnum Photos

Magnum Photos is a photographic co-operative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer-members. With powerful individual vision, Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret its peoples, events, issues and personalities. Through its four editorial offices in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo, and a network of fifteen sub-agents, Magnum Photos provides photographs and multimedia to the press, publishers, advertising, television, galleries and museums across the world. www.magnumphotos.com & http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/

Contacts:

For Magnum: Jonathan Roquemore, Brand Relations, Magnum Group L.L.C.    Jonathan@indexltd.ch  +41.79.688.0179

For EIZO: Mark Gorsuch, Marketing Communications , EIZO Corporation         mark.gorsuch@eizo.com   +81.76.277.6795

100’s of entries for the International Art Gemini #Prize – Extension deadline 12 October

Good news for #artists and #photographers

International Art Gemini Prize : Deadline extended to 12 October 2013 in order to support so many artists who had asked for an extension – prize fund of £5,000 plus chance to have your work exhibited in leading London Gallery, Rebecca Hossack Gallery.

Enter here http://www.artgeminiprize.com/

12 October 2013 Art Gemini Prize, deadline extended. #Artists #Photographers

12 October 2013 Art Gemini Prize, deadline extended. #Artists #Photographers

NEWS POST 24 – final 4 weeks for artists and photographers to enter international Art Gemini prize

Final four weeks to enter the Art Gemini Prize – £5000 cash prizes plus the chance to be exhibited in London at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery

 Entry is online http://www.artgeminiprize.com/

Photographers and Artists have just four weeks to enter the Inaugural Art Gemini Prize, deadline 30 September 2013. 

The ArtGemini Prize is a celebration to promote international contemporary art for emerging and established artists around the world.  It is an independent competition, open to all artists from anywhere in the world. There is no age limit. One of the main benefits is that shortlisted applicants will be exhibited in London at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery. The winners will be announced at this exhibition of the finalists’ works.

Art Gemini Prize, international art and photography #prize #competition #fund Chance to be exhibited in a leading #London Gallery

Art Gemini Prize, international art and photography #prize #competition #fund Chance to be exhibited in a leading #London Gallery

Latest international entries have come from Belgium, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Mexico, Spain and Switzerland.

In addition, artists will be supporting the charity Kids Company in London, which helps give opportunities to many of our capital’s underprivileged young and helps them through fragile formative stages of their lives.

“Our ambition is humble enough: if we succeed in bringing to international audiences even ONE artist of exceptional talent, we’ll have reason to conclude that we have achieved something. Of course, we want to do better than that, and strive to spread the benefit of our being here in this dynamic, ever changing, ever exciting space for creativity and its tangible result in new art.” Sajid Rizvi, Chair Art Gemini Prize.

PRIZES

A cash fund of £5000 will be awarded to the winners in three categories:

Photography Prize £1,500 in total, fund sponsored by printing and framing company:  You Frame http://www.yfcanvas.com/  First prize £1000, second prize £500 – including digital art

Painting  First prize £2000,  second prize £1000; Including oil, acrylic, mixed media, watercolour, drawing, ink, calligraphy and original print

Public Choice Prize £500 – Based on a vote by members of the public visiting the exhibition

Entry is online http://www.artgeminiprize.com/  Don’t miss chance to enter the ArtGemini Prize – deadline is 30 September

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STOP PRESS – Entry fee waived for homeless artists

To show his support, Jimmy Lek of ArtGemini Prize has waived the entry fee for the first 20 homeless artists entering via Homeless Link. More details on the Café Art website

Art Gemini Prize http://www.artgeminiprize.com/

Rebecca Hossack Gallery http://www.rebeccahossack.com/

Kids Company http://www.kidsco.org.uk/

YouFrame http://www.yfcanvas.com/

Art Gemini Prize Call for Entries #artists #photographers #competition #prize

Art Gemini Prize Call for Entries #artists #photographers #competition #prize

 

NEWS POST 22 – Photographers have an EIZO high street experience with Calumet

2 flagship Calumet stores are now home to EIZO monitors for photographers to trial

http://www.eizo.co.uk/EIZO-Calumet.html

Manchester and London now host three of the best EIZO monitors so photographers can put them through their paces.

Offering unbiased product trials in two of the Calumet stores with the heaviest footfall, EIZO and Calumet are now able to invite photographers to learn about colour management, why a monitor makes a difference and to run their own images through the machines so they can see the difference for themselves.

“The Calumet stores are perfect for photographers at any level to actually see for themselves the positive difference that an EIZO CG monitor will make to their pictures,” said Victor Aberdeen, EIZO ColorEdge Sales Manager. “Photographers often are put off by the technical stuff about monitors, but it is about the art, so being able to try them out for themselves brings the advantages into focus, showing photographers the detail ordinary monitors are hiding, which really benefits their images!

Each store has a ColorEdge CG276, CX240 and CS230 – for technical specs please visit www.eizo.co.uk and http://www.eizo.co.uk/EIZO-Calumet.html

“If you’ve never experienced an EIZO, well now here’s your chance.”

There is a free Colour Management Handbook to download through the EIZO UK website. www.eizo.co.uk