Awards and Competitions:

2013 Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Award
The Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Award for journalism was created in honor of the late VII Photo founder Alexandra Boulat and her father, Pierre. Sponsored by Canon, the award carries an 8,000 Euro prize, and is given to “a professional photographer of any age, sex or nationality who wishes to cover a social, economic, political or cultural issue in a journalistic manner.” Entries for the award are due by June 7, 2013, and the winner will be announced at Visa Pour l’Image in Perpignan in September. Entry is free.

18th Annual Photo Competition Exhibition
Seattle’s Photo Center Northwest is accepting entries for their annual juried exhibition. Entries selected by this year’s juror, collector and curator John Bennette, will be exhibited at Photo Center Northwest in August and September of this year. The deadline for entries is May 18, 2012.

Image13
Today is the last day to enter ASMP’s Image13 international photo contest. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in two categories: Professional and Student. Prizes include inclusion in a New York City exhibition, a promotional e-mail sent to industry professionals and an ad in PDN announcing the names of winners. Only images created after January 1, 2012, will be eligible for the contest.

Aperture Portfolio Prize
Aperture has announced the shortlist for its 2013 portfolio prize. Finalists include Clare Carter, Corey Escoto, Akihiko Miyoshi, Bryan Schutmaat, Pacifico Silano and Eva Stenram. The winner will be announced in June.

Events:

Lynsey Addario Speaking at Annenberg Space for Photography in LA
As part of a series of events and lectures surrounding the War/Photography exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, American photojournalist Lynsey Addario will present an Iris Nights Lecture, “The Saturation of War on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 PM. Addario will be speaking about her experience as a conflict photographer for the past decade. The event is free but space is limited. Register here.

Jason and Helen Jones Florio Slideshow Presentation About the River Gambia
Jason and Helen Jones Florio recently returned from a three-month expedition documenting the River Gambia, one of Africa’s last free-flowing rivers, which will soon be dammed. They are giving a free talk and slideshow presentation at Foto Care in New York on Tuesday May 14 at 6:30 PM. Space is limited. Register here to attend.

Related articles:

War Correspondence
PDN interviews Museum of Fine Arts, Houston curators Anne Wilkes Tucker and Will Michels about their new exhibition, “War/Photography.”

Direct Appeal
Photographers are turning the crowd into clients by making direct appeals for project funding to friends, associates and complete strangers. (For subscribers only; PDN subscribers have unlimited access to the PDN archive).

End Frame: From Heber Springs To The Gambia
Every supporter who donated money to help fund Jason Florio’s expedition around The Gambia received one of the portraits he shot along the way. (For subscribers only; PDN subscribers have unlimited access to the PDN archive).


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