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Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture
Arnold Newman had an insatiable fascination with people and the physical world around him. In his work, he constantly explored the boundaries of portraiture and embodied the spirit of artistic innovation. He was also a passionate teacher–he taught at Maine Media Workshops + College every summer for over 30 years, inspiring hundreds of artists and sharing wisdom like, “we make photographs with our hearts and with our minds.” In honor of Arnold’s legacy as both a photographer and mentor, The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture recognizes excellence in a new generation of photographers by awarding $20,000 to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in the genre of portraiture. The prize, the second largest in the United States, is designed to assist the winner in continuing the pursuit of their work and to serve as a launching pad for the next phase of their careers.
Established in 2009 by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation, the prize is generously funded by the Foundation and proudly administered by Maine Media Workshops + College. We are excited to host the prize for a second year and to announce that the 2018 Call for Entries is open from June 12, 2017, to September 15, 2017 (at 11:59pm EST)
Contest Prize & TERMS
The winner will receive $20,000.
The winner and three finalists will be officially announced and celebrated at an event in New York City in 2018. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Each submitted photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the applicant. By entering the competition, entrant acknowledges that the submitted photographs are original work created solely by the applicant; that the photographs do not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity, or intellectual property rights of any person or entity; and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photographs. Photographs that violate or infringe upon another person's copyright are not eligible. USAGE RIGHTS: Entrants retain all rights to their work. Entrants must own and have exclusive copyright to all images they submit. By submitting to Maine Media Workshops + College, entrants grant the use of images for the purpose of marketing by Maine Media and for display on the Maine Media and Arnold Newman Archive websites. As conditions of this permission, Maine Media Workshops + College shall attribute all photographs to the maker.
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