The Magenta Foundation is now accepting submissions to its 2012 Emerging Photographers Competition. Winners and honorable mentions will have their work published in the Magenta Foundation catalogue and exhibited at the Flash Forward Festival events, to be held in Boston in June and in Toronto in October. One photographer will be chosen for the Flash Forward Bright Spark award, which comes with a cash prize of $5,000.
The competition is open to photographers 34 years of age and under who are working in Canada, the US and the UK. The deadline to enter is December 31, 2011.
The international jury is made up of photo editors, curators, editors, a photo agency director, and a publisher working in Canada, the US, the UK, Hong Kong and Korea.
Submission requirements, instructions for uploading photos and a list of jurors can be found at magentafoundation.org/submissions/ff2012.
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Venezuela-based photojournalist Meridith Kohut has won the sixth annual $20,000 Getty Images Chris Hondros Fund (CHF) Award for 2017. Non-profit news organization ProPublica has also won the first-ever Domestic Reporting Grant from the Chris Hondros Fund. The CHF award honors the work and celebrates the legacy of photojournalist Chris Hondros, who was killed in April 2011... More ›
The James Beard Foundation announced the winners of its annual media awards yesterday. Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking, photographed by Chris Court, won top honors in the Photography category. Eater was also honored with the Visual Storytelling award for its online story “Thrill Ride.” Vince Dixon reported the story and Mariya Pylayevwhich edited the videos. “Thrill... More ›