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Deadline: Early Bird (50% discount): May 30th - Final deadline: July 31st
Entry Fee: $80 first portfolio; $40 each additional - Up to May 30th: 50% discount

Gilder Center

The invisible World Portfolio Selection

Invisible World.jpg (83 KB)WPGA will select portfolios to be featured in the first edition of The WonderPick Magazine, an art magazine published by WPGA to promote talented photographers as a means of establishing and maintaining a continuing effort to help them further their careers, as well as to acknowledge established artists. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31ST JULY 2010

In this occasion WPGA would like to see portfolios conforming a body of work related to the world that most of us know that exist but doesn’t want to see: the climate change and the effect in the environment; the war conflicts and the aftermath; the civil wars in Africa; the millions of children that are below the level of poverty and the thousands that died of diseases and hunger in the early stages of their lives; the effects of the drug addictions and the crime in the large cities; the fight for human rights; the dictatorships and torture in the so called third world; educational and health care issues… in brief the world that the wealthy human population knows that exist but doesn’t really see, and by not seeing it –besides a mere notice in the media that will disappear the following week (like the nature disasters in Haiti, Chile or China) – turn into an invisible world to their eyes.

Photographers cannot change the world but can change the perception of the world turning the invisible into tangible issues entailing to a call for action.

Some images have changed our perception of the World we all live in. To name a few: the anonymous portrait of Anne Frank; Death on the Beach in Papua (1943) by George Strock; Biafra (1969) by Contact Press; Nagasaki (1945) by US Air Force; the execution of a Viet Cong (1968) by Eddie Adams; or the Migrant Mother (1936) by Dorothea Lange.
Other images (many of them taken by NGOs and charitable organisations) show what they do in this Invisible World, and are images of hope, inspiring specially the youngest to take action to end poverty and starvation, to provide universal education and health, and to achieve peace and human rights respect, as well as making them conscious of the effects of the climate change and the devastation of the environment.

WPGA will select portfolios conforming a body of work, putting faces and places to the Invisible World, documenting social and political issues, and providing the world with evidence leading to reflection, discussion and call for action.

Sections: Professional and non Professional. Photographers from all over the world, professional and non professional, photo journalists, documentary and environmental photographers, nature photographers, and ONGs photographers are eligible to participate.

Each portfolio should contain between 8 and 12 images.

Pre-screening and finalist selection: WPGA Artistic Advisory Board – Final selection: Chris Steele-Perkins

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: First prize: $3,000. Finalists featured in first edition of the WonderPick Magazine. ELIGIBILITY: all ages - worldwide - Pro and non Pro Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: WPGA recognises that the authors retain full ownership of the image copyright. Participants warrant that their photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting WPGA contests, in catalogues, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet. Such use is granted for not more than two years after the announcement of the awards, and without payment to the photographer or featured models. Photographers will receive photo credits with each use, and will allow WPGA to sub-license their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with the contest and WPGA exhibitions.

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