Wednesday, May 6, 2009

2009 Bernice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer

The 2009 Berenice Abbott Prize
for an Emerging Photographer
Deadline: July 17, 2009

The Julia Dean Photo Workshops is pleased to announce The 2009 Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer. Deadline: July 17, 2009. One person is selected for this prize and is given a one-person, all expenses paid, exhibition at the Julia Dean Gallery in Venice Beach, California, on October 17, 2009, plus a Canon EOS50D/E 28-135 Kit.

This year’s juror is Tim Wride, who was Curator of the Department of Photographs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for 14 years, before becoming the founding Executive Director of No Strings Foundation, a Los Angeles-based non–profit that provides individual artist grants to U.S. photographers.

Berenice Abbott was a photographer of great accomplishment. Known mostly for her documentary work of New York City in the 1930s, Berenice was also a portrait photographer, an educator, an inventor, and a writer. She believed that all photographers should have personal projects that they are passionate about, not matter what the subject matter. This award is in her honor.

What constitutes an Emerging Photographer?
An emerging photographer does not mean a young photographer, though a young photographer can certainly enter. Rather, it means that you have an accomplished body of work that has not yet been exhibited or published widely.

Criteria & Scope
Whether a fine art photographer or documentary photographer, the work submitted for this contest should reflect a cohesive body of work.

Sponsored by
A&I Photographic and Digital Services
Canon USA
Universal Art Gallery
The Julia Dean Photo Workshops

For Guidelines and Application:

For Questions Contact:
Julia Dean