PHOTOGRAPHY NOW 2016

Photography Now 2016

DEADLINE:  The deadline for Photography Now 2017 will be announced in the fall. Thank you to all photographers who submitted their work to Photography Now 2016. 

Photography Now is CPW’s annual call for entries with exhibition and purchase prizes.

ELIGIBILITY
CPW’s annual Photography Now exhibition celebrates the plurality of photography. From traditional to digital, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. Straight photography, fine art, narrative, documentary, landscape, social issues, still life, mixed media incorporating photography, photographic installations, and digital imaging and collage – are all eligible!

HOW TO ENTER
Submissions for Photography Now are accepted only through callforentry.org. The 2017 call for submissions will be available in December.

QUESTIONS
Click here to contact CPW with any questions you may have. Staff are available Monday – Friday from 10am to 6pm.


EXHIBITION DETAILS – Photography Now 2016  (Please note that the 2017 juror will be announced in the fall.)

This year CPW has invited JAMES ESTRIN, senior staff photographer for The New York Times, and a founder and co-editor of The New York Times’ Lens Blog to select the winning entries!

Additionally one photographer will be selected for the Directors’ Purchase Prize in which a print is purchased for CPW‘s Permanent Print Collection!

JUROR

James Estrin is a senior staff photographer for The New York Times. He is also a founder of Lens, the Times’s photography blog: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/. Mr. Estrin and David Gonzalez are the co-editors of Lens.   Mr. Estrin has worked for The Times since 1987 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team in 2001.  In addition to photographing, editing and writing, he produces audio and video for nytimes.com.

Mr. Estrin is an adjunct professor at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism and also teaches at the School of Visual Arts Digital Photography Masters program.  He attended Hampshire College and the graduate program at the International Center of Photography.

EXHIBITION
Selected artists will have their work exhibited in CPW’s gallery from April 30 – June 19, 2016.

PURCHASE PRIZE
One print by a photographer from the exhibition will be chosen and purchased for CPW’s Permanent Print Collection, held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. CPW’s Collection holds over 1,750 works of art by such program artists as Larry Fink, Robert Heinecken, David Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Lilo Raymond, and Steven Shore, and many more!

Past Purchase Prize recipients include Morgan Ashcom, Lucas Foglia, Thomas Jackson, Ilona Szwarc, among others.

TIMELINE
Results will be announced in early March. Selected participants will be given instructions on how, when, and what to send for exhibition.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 6, 10, or 20 images (uploaded to CAFE specifications)*
  • Artist Statement (up to 2000 characters) or Bio (up to 1 page)
  • Appropriate entry fee
  • Proof of eligibility for students and seniors (age 65 and up)

*All applicants must be registered users on callforentry.org. Image upload instructions are provided by callforentry.org once you have registered for your free account. Exhibition print sizes will not determine eligibility, however will be considered when selecting the number of framed pieces that will be included in the exhibition.

ENTRY FEE
$50 for 6 images*
$60 for 10 images
$100 for 20 images

*$20 OFF entry fee for Students/Seniors with proof of status. For Student/Senior discount coupon code, email info@cpw.org with proof of eligibility.

PLEASE NOTE THAT REQUESTS FOR THE STUDENT/SENIOR DISCOUNT CODE MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOON EST FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, IN ORDER TO ALLOW FOR PROCESSING TIME

For Students: Send a copy of the front and back of your current validated student I.D. confirming full-time enrollment (dates must be visible.) If I.D. is not dated,  send a copy of unofficial transcripts along with the front and back of student I.D.

For Seniors: (Individuals 65 years or older) Please send a copy of any government issued I.D. that shows your birth date.

All entrants to Photography Now 2016 will receive a one year CPW membership. Entrants who are currently members will have their membership renewed for one additional year.

 

Image: Installation of Photography Now 2016 exhibition