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Deadline: November 30, 2011
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: $10 per image; $88 for 9 or more images (up to 20)

Photographers Wanted | Exposure 2011

exp11_01_main 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.

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
Exposure 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.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: 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 ELIGIBILITY: International / 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: All intellectual property and industrial property rights will remain with the entrant. USAGE RIGHTS: 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 career.

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.

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