Open Call: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2019


About Aperture Portfolio Prize

The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first prize winner and runners up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

What Winners Receive

The first prize winner will be published in Aperture magazine and will receive a $3,000 cash prize and exhibition in New York. The winner and up to four runners up will be featured in an online gallery on All finalists are announced in the foundation’s e-newsletter, which reaches fifty thousand subscribers across the globe, including curators, critics, and members of the photography community. The winner and runners up may also be presented the opportunity to participate in the Aperture Foundation limited edition print program.

Deadline: January 24, 2019

More information and website here


Denhart Sustainability Scholarship Prize 2019

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Art and design fostering environmental responsibility & commitment to social good.


The ability of natural and man-made systems to sustain themselves and flourish is the great challenge of our time. Art and design sit at the nexus of these systems and create the connections that give us shelter, mobility, communication, comfort, and quality of life. How artists and designers make those connections—between materials and functions, cultures and technology, ecosystems and commerce, well-being and stewardship—is the key to our shared future.


In response to this charge, ArtCenter College of Design, together with the Denhart Family, has created the Denhart Family Sustainability Scholarship Prize to:

1.  Raise awareness across campus of sustainability and its relevance to art and design

2.  Assist the College in becoming a leader in sustainability and comprehensive design

3.  Create a competition to recognize, encourage and support exceptional undergraduate students whose research and/or projects prioritize environmental, social and/or economic sustainability.

The Denhart Family Sustainability Scholarship Prize supports the College's developing curriculum in comprehensive design and will foster in students, faculty and staff recognition of environmental responsibility and a commitment to social good.


The Denhart Family Sustainability Scholarship Prize consists of three prizes, awarded annually:

•       1st Place Prize-$15,000

•       2nd Place Prize-$10,000

•       3rd Place Prize - $5,000

Prizes shall be distributed as scholarship funds applied directly to the winning students' accounts at ArtCenter and must be applied to tuition within one year after receiving the award. Denhart Prize funds are applied to tuition only, therefore students in their final term are not eligible.

Deadline: By 5:00 PM, Friday, February 08, 2019:


To be considered for the Denhart Family Sustainability Scholarship Prize students shall complete an application. Students from all undergraduate disciplines with active enrollment status are eligible to apply. Students who have filed for an official Leave of Absence are also eligible to apply for a Denhart Prize. After reviewing applications, a selection committee will identify semi-finalists. These students will be asked to provide additional information.


The winners will demonstrate the most impactful concepts and/or projects that promote and innovate in the areas of social, environmental and/or economic sustainability. Students will be judged on their abilities to present new, exciting, holistic steps forward for art and design.

Concepts and work may be in the field of art, design, communication, systems programs or initiatives. They may range from a carefully considered idea to a fully realized project, and must be conveyed in an compelling and thoughtful way. At its core the work should speak to the principles of sustainable development by addressing the needs and aspirations of present generations, while recognizing the earth on whom future generations depend.

For Application Click Here

Or stop by the Photo Office


Digital Paid Internship, Milk Studios



Highly established commercial photography studio in Hollywood, CA is looking for competent, hard working, self-sufficient individuals to intern with their Digital Department. A background in digital photography and video is essential. We are looking for upbeat, enthusiastic people who are eager to learn about the industry, willing to work hard and take initiative.

As an intern you will assist with everyday duties including testing cameras & computers, packing studio & location orders, cleaning, daily inventory, and performing daily maintenance on all studio computers. We are also responsible for providing strong in house support to our clients and team members.

You will be handling:
· Canon & Nikon DSLR digital camera systems
· Hasselblad & Phase One medium format cameras with Phase One digital back systems
· Red & Arri video camera systems
· Various software applications including Capture One, Adobe Creative Suite, and DaVinci Resolve
· Troubleshooting hardware & software issues on Mac computers
· Daily administrative tasks, picking up & delivering equipment

To apply, please respond with subject heading DIGITAL INTERNSHIP and a resume w/cover letter in the BODY of the email.


Job Type: Part-time


Milk Studios website here


Extended Deadline: PDN Student Photo Contest


Gain Important and Critical Exposure for your Work! The PDNedu Student Photo Contest is open to students of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, and also includes a category for high school students. Winners and honorable mentions will be recognized in the Spring 2019 issue of PDNedu, which has a circulation of 50,000 copies to students and educators nationwide. Featured photographers will also be promoted to PDN's online audience of more than 500,000 followers.

Grand-prize winners will also receive prizes that include a Nikon DSLR camera, $150 to B&H Photo and Video and a portfolio consultation with either an editor at PDN or a contest judge.

Deadline: January 10, 2019


Los Angeles Center of Photography: Call For Entries

5th Annual “: Street Shooting Around the World” exhibition. Juried by Nick Turpin.

5th Annual “: Street Shooting Around the World” exhibition. Juried by Nick Turpin.

Visit the website HERE

About the Exhibit

We are pleased to announce our Fifth Annual Street Shooting Around the World Exhibition! The exhibit will run from February 8 – March 8, 2019, with opening night reception scheduled for Friday, February 8, 7-10 pm, 2019. The theme is street shooting around the world. The juror, Nick Turpin, will select between 40-50 images based on creativity, originality, and quality. In addition, another 40-50 images will be chosen for a virtual gallery display via LACP’s website. There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted.


1st prize will receive $1,000 in cash, six photos in the exhibit, plus an invitation to show work during the STREET WEEK in LA presentations (February 4-7, 2019).
Honorable mentions will be recognized as well.
(NOTE: To be eligible for the 1st prize, you MUST submit at least SIX IMAGES. Why at least six images? We need to see a BODY of work (not just one or two images), as the 1st prize winner automatically gets six photos in the exhibit (winner must pay for printing, framing and shipping of images) plus $1,000 in cash, plus a guest speaking slot during STREET WEEK in LA.

Deadline for Submission: Monday, December 10, 2018

Notice of Acceptance: Thursday, December 27, 2018

Framed prints (if accepted) due in gallery: Thursday, January 31, 2019

Show Opening: Friday, February 8, 7-10 pm, 2019

Show Dates: February 8 – March 8, 2019


Dot Magazine cover features Photography alum Camillo Longo


Photography alum Camillo Longo (BFA 12) was featured as the cover artist for ArtCenter’s Fall 2018 Dot Magazine. Raised and is based in Southern California’s Antelope Valley, photographer and graphic designer Camillo Longo finds inspiration for his striking photos everywhere, from sprawling national parks and tattooed motorcyclists to moths whose textured wings look like paintings. You can view his featured works and profile in the Fall 2018 Dot Magazine, or online here.


PHOTO LA Internship Opportunity

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Photo L.A. is photo/art fair, a collaborative platform that links the international photography community; world-class artists / photographers, galleries, dealers, & publishers.

We are looking for a highly motivated intern who can assist our Exhibitor Relations Manager. The intern will obtain credit in conjunction with their school program and will gain an overview of how an art/photo fair is run, working with a small collaborative staff. Minimum 3-month commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible. The following is a list of most of the tasks required for the position.

• Gallery research
• Working with Excel sheets to pull contact info from galleries from various sources
• Finding contact information for various sponsors
• Assistance with organizing exhibitor forms
• Help to follow –up with exhibitors in regard to their images for PR
• Assistance with creating and organizing exhibitor welcome documents
• Assist to check that each exhibitor has business listing with city
• Help gather and check exhibitor ads for digital catalogue
• Help create welcome bags for dealers
• During fair welcome and check in exhibitors (January 29 - Feb 3, 2019)

Send a cover letter and resume, to
Please specify “Exhibitor Relations Intern” in the subject line.

Click Here for more information about the internship
Visit the
Event Website Here


Allard Prize Photography Competition


There is one week left to submit your photographs to the Allard Prize Photography Competition at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. They will be accepting submissions through November 1, 2018

Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the Rule of Law, and of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally.

If you have a photograph that reflects your vision of the Allard Prize values, we invite you to submit it to the Allard Prize Photography Competition. Multiple photographs may be submitted.
Each winning entry will receive: 

  • CDN $1,000 

  • Photograph featured on the Allard Prize website for six months

  • Inclusion of the photographer’s name, and brief description of the photograph, on the website

  • Inclusion of the photograph in the website archive as a past winner

For more information about this competition and how to submit an entry, please visit their website
The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2018 at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time. Any entries received after this time and date will be considered for our May cycle.


Open Call for Women Artists

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Exhibition Dates: February 16 - March 2, 2019 

Entry Deadline: Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ Midnight

Announcement of Participating Women Artists Date: January 18, 2019

Group Exhibition: Dacia Gallery invites women artists to submit artwork for an opportunity to participate in our upcoming Group Exhibition on Women Artists for 2019. We are looking for a diverse body of artwork in all mediums and styles, this will be a mixed group show of all recent artwork created by contemporary women artists, exhibiting what they are working on today. The gallery will advertise and promote the selected artists for the exhibitions and host a formal Opening Reception for the exhibition, including an Artist Talk during the opening reception. If you are looking for gallery representation and to have a Show in New York City, submit your art that we may discover your compelling work and present it to the public, gallery directors, curators and collectors. This exhibition is dedicated to the spirit of all women in the arts.

Who Can Participate: All women artists, national and international artists may apply.

The Exhibition: Dacia Gallery will advertise and promote the selected artists for our Group Exhibition and host a formal Opening Reception for the exhibit, including an Artist Talk during the opening reception. 

How Are Artists Selected: Dacia Gallery has three women jurors that review and select the artists that submitted their work. The jurors VOTE through a process of elimination, whoever receives the most votes simply gets to be in the show.

Accepted Artwork: Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital art, mixed media, site-specific installations, illustration, etc. In other words, all creative culminations are welcome. 

To submit: Please be ready to provide your artist bio, (see our website for examples) and artwork list (i.e. title, medium, dimensions and retail price for each artwork). Please include your name, address, email and phone number on your artist bio and artwork list.

Curation Fee: You may submit up to 10 images for a curation fee of $35.00. Payment of the curation fee is final.

Additionally: Save and label all your image files: Title, name, medium, dimensions and retail price, Example: Untitled, Olivia Smith, Oil on Canvas, 20x30, $100. Dacia Gallery charges 50% commission on all artwork sold during exhibition.

Take a look at the website for more information.

To Submit for the Women Artists Goup Exhibition Click Here.



PDN Student Photo Contest 2019

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Gain Important and Critical Exposure for your Work! The PDNedu Student Photo Contest is open to students of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, and also includes a category for high school students. Winners and honorable mentions will be recognized in the Spring 2019 issue of PDNedu, which has a circulation of 50,000 copies to students and educators nationwide. Featured photographers will also be promoted to PDN's online audience of more than 500,000 followers.

Grand-prize winners will also receive prizes that include a Nikon DSLR camera, $150 to B&H Photo and Video and a portfolio consultation with either an editor at PDN or a contest judge.


All photographers retain their copyright. Winning work will only be published in the print and online winners' gallery and in promotion related to the PDNedu contest. 

Visit the website for more information.
Deadline: January 10th, 2019


Paul Bielenberg Receives Outstanding Service Award


Congratulations to Outstanding Service award honoree Paul Bielenberg! Paul is a highly respected architectural photographer with numerous clients and projects nationwide. Dedicated to the widespread ArtCenter community of creative professionals, he regularly collaborates with fellow alumni on client shoots. He has taught architectural photography at ArtCenter since 1986. He epitomizes the entrepreneurial graduate with an established career and teaches a high standard of professionalism in his classes. A deeply committed teacher, he works tirelessly with students and supports them with guidance and expertise to discover solutions to artistic and business challenges.

ArtCenter College of Design will honor Paul and three additional distinguished alumni at the 2018 Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday evening, October 27 at the Chevy Chase Country Club. The event, held in conjunction with the College’s inaugural Alumni Reunion, honors those who best represent the impact of an ArtCenter education on the world to shape a more humane future.


Urim Hong Receives Two International Photography Awards


Congratulations to ArtCenter 7th term student Urim Ray Hong. Ray received the First Place 2018 Editorial Photographer of the Year presented by the International Photography Awards for his series City Soleil: Eager to Learn. You can view the series here.

City Soleil is a small village within the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area in Haiti. Unlike its name—City of the Sun—however, it seems as though there is only a glimpse of light remaining.

Hong also received an Honorable Mention for City Soleil: A Light in the Darkness.

The International Photography Awards™ conducts an annual competition for professional, amateur, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.


Become an Alpha Female Creator-In-Residence: $30K grant


Five professional creators with a lifelong commitment to photography or filmmaking. Six months to advance their careers. Are you one of them?

The Grant

$25,000 to remove what's been holding you back and take your career to the next level.

The Gear

$5,000 in gear — A new camera and lens? More lenses and accessories for the camera you already have? You choose. And if it's still not enough, we'll loan you more.

The Perks

Mentorship from another successful Alpha Female. Extensive education opportunities. Networking events with other creators in New York and Los Angeles. An exhibit of your work at the end of the program. And much more.

The Mentors

These Alpha Females have been changing the world for the better for years. Fighting for the environment, empowering women, creating extraordinary art that challenges tradition, imparting professional knowledge, building multi-pronged businesses — these women have been paving the way for the next generation of creators and are ready to help you take your career to the next level.

To Enter the Contest, here is what you will need:

  • Your current resume

  • Up to one-minute video introduction of yourself

  • Up to five (5) photos and/or video examples of what “Be Alpha” means to you

  • A short written essay describing your biggest career challenge and how this program will help you overcome it

  • A written pitch of how you would leverage the program to achieve your career aspirations and what the outcome would be

  • A high-level budget plan (what you'd be spending the money on)

Learn more:


Christie Hemm Klok Featured in PDN's Portrait Issue


Congratulations to ArtCenter alum Christie Hemm Klok (BFA 2010). She was one of five photographers featured in PDN’s September 2018 Portrait Issue. The issue interviews portrait photographers on handling tough assignments. Read the article here.

Hemm Klok, a San-Fransisco-based editorial photographer, was recognized for her work in a March 2018 Washington Post article photographing the Silicon Valley elite’s latest status symbol: chickens.


Melinda Arredondo 1st Place Winner of 2018 California Open


Congratulations to ArtCenter Photography student Melinda Arredondo (BFA '20) on her first place win at the 2018 California Open!

The California Open, now in its 13th year, is a juried exhibition celebrating contemporary art created by emerging artists. The competition is hosted by TAG Gallery.

This year's juror was artist and curator Kim Abeles.

“This exhibition was selected from the 1547 works submitted to the TAG juried show," Abeles said. "It represents many talented and inventive artists nationwide. My curatorial choices reflect an eclectic interest in art, and the exhibit expresses a range of impressions including homages to nature and neighborhoods, gentle or forceful portraits, conceptually-based and process-driven work, and urgent political discussions. The work is spirited, sometimes humorous or enigmatic, and in various ways, creates images representing human life in this existential moment. The exhibit includes photography, video, sculpture, painting, drawing, and printmaking.”

The exhibition is currently on view at the gallery until Friday, August 24th. See all the submitted work here.


Call for Submissions: Emerging Photographer Award $10,000

Hole, Coober Pedy, Australia – © Antoine Bruy,  2017 Emerging Photographer Fund winner

Hole, Coober Pedy, Australia – © Antoine Bruy,  2017 Emerging Photographer Fund winner


The Emerging Photographer Fund 2018 is now open for submissions! This year Burn Magazine is proud to offer two awards:

the Emerging Photographer Grant for $10,000 and
the Fujifilm Young Talent Award (25 or under) for $10,000.

For more information and to enter, go to:

The deadline for entry is September 30th, 2018 (6pm PST).

More from burn:

Burn Magazine revolves around the Emerging Photographer Fund (EPF). It is our most important curatorial contribution to the oftentimes chaotic landscape of photography today. By choosing a jury whose lifetimes have been spent in looking at photographs and making photographs, we try to give our Burn readers a distilled version of the best work of all that flows before their eyes everyday.  

Most importantly our mission is to give recognition to the finest emerging authors out there and to provide some funding to at least a few to keep going and to continue making a mark. $10,000 is given to the recipient of EPF to move forward in their work. This is made possible with a generous donation by Michael Loyd Young through the Magnum Foundation. Our previous winners prove this is not in vain.  

In addition, Fujifilm is partnering with us to offer an award, open to all photographers who are 25 or younger at the time of the deadline. All you need to do is enter into the EPF… and if you’re 25 or younger, you’ll be automatically eligible for the Fujifilm Young Talent Award. Fujifilm also offers a cash prize of $10,000 to the winner.  

Of course we are immensely proud of this partnership… and hope in this way we can give back to the young emerging ones amongst us… who just might need it more than we can ever imagine.


Submit for Tamron Photography Contest


Summertime is the time for socializing. Use this theme to capture your travels, a get-together with family and friends, sun-drenched beachy scenes and all the details in between.  Tamron EDU’s seasonal theme is open to your interpretation.

Keep your skills sharp by entering (2) top images for consideration.  

10 entries from each seasonal contest will win a Tamron Nike Polo Shirt and will be eligible to win the Grand Prize of a Tamron Lens of your choice!