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Photographers Wanted | Exposure 2011

  • Deadline:
    Nov. 30, 2011, 11:59 p.m.
  • Location:
    Artists Wanted,

You're invited to participate in Artists Wanted's 3rd annual photography
competition: EXPOSURE, an international call for photographers of all
backgrounds who speak in the language of lenses and aperture. Submit
your images for the opportunity to earn over $50,000 in awards,
including a $10,000 grant and your own solo exhibition at the Aperture
Foundation in New York City.
Photographers, this is your moment.
Participate at
Join by Friday November 4th 11:59pm EST to also be eligible for the $1,000 Early Entry Award!
General submissions accepted through November 30, 2011
The Opportunity
Photographers of all levels and styles are invited to participate. Our esteemed panel of judges including Natasha Egan, Director of the Museum of  Contemporary Photography; Stephen Walker, Photo Director of NYLON Magazine; Michael Shulman, Director of Publishing, Broadcast & Film at Magnum Photos; Conor Risch, Senior Editor of PDN Magazine; and award-winning photo editor Susanne Miklas, will select one photographer to receive:
    + A $10,000 cash grant
    + An exhibition at Aperture Foundation in New York City's Chelsea arts district
    + A projection series of your images throughout New York City
    + A feature on Artists Wanted's website
    + Worldwide Exposure for You and Your Work
The Exhibition
2011 is your chance to show your work in the gallery of one of the most
respected organizations in photography. Aperture — a nonprofit
foundation dedicated to promoting photography — was founded in 1952 by
photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, and Minor
White; historian Beaumont Newhall; and writer/curator Nancy Newhall; as
well as Melton Ferris, Ernest Louie, and Dody Warren. Aperture's list of
artists includes: Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, Robert Capa, Chuck Close,
Bruce Davidson, Joan Fontcuberta, Nan Goldin, Josef Koudelka, Sally
Mann, Mary Ellen Mark, Richard Misrach, Sebastião Salgado, Stephen
Shore, Paul Strand, and Edward Weston, to name a few.
The Projection Series
Have your work shown all over New York
City. If selected, your images will be splashed across the streets of
New York City with a vivid high-powered projection system. Your work
will be seen by tens of thousands in the most compelling way possible,
larger than life and unforgettable.
The Mission
Photography is power. Each and every one of us
carries a unique experience that manifests in the images we capture.
Your photographs are distinguished and exquisite, solitary in the level
of embodiment of your character and voice. This is your moment to
celebrate the power of your images.
Learn more at:
Grand Prize
    + A $10,000 cash grant
    + An exhibition at Aperture Foundation in New York City's Chelsea arts district
    + A projection series of your images throughout New York City
    + A feature on Artists Wanted's website
    + Worldwide Exposure for You and Your Work
Category Awards
    + $5,000 in total grants distributed across 10 category winners
Early Entry Award
    + $1,000 cash grant awarded to one selected photographer who enters by Friday November 4, 2011 11:59pm EST
$10 per image; $88 for 9 or more images (up to 20)
All intellectual property and industrial property rights will remain with
the entrant. By submitting an entry, entrant grants Artists Wanted
permission to use, copy, modify, display and make available to the
public the image of your Work (as submitted, or as cropped by Artists
Wanted) and his/her name, city and state of residence, for any purpose,
such as, but not limited to, display on the Website, public relations,
advertising and marketing, throughout the world in any media now known or hereafter created, without further compensation to entrant.
Your images will never be sold to a 3rd party. Artists Wanted
will not resell your work, or use your images for any commercial
purpose outside the terms of the contest and the New York Reception.
Every image you submit is yours, you retain all rights to your images.
Your images will be hosted on our web server for viewing via your
public portfolio and your images may be selected for special promotion
on Artists Wanted and other press/partner outlets. For example, in the
past major magazines and television outlets have run features on our
photographers and we have facilitated that connection. If a major press
outlet approaches us to feature your work, we will contact you and work
with you to craft the story to the highest benefit for you and your