Photo Review 2009 International Photography Competition

APERTURE PUBLISHER LESLEY MARTIN TO JURY
THE 2009 PHOTO REVIEW PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Lesley Martin, Publisher of the Aperture Book Program, will be the juror for the 2009 Photo Review Photography Competition. The Photo Review, a highly acclaimed critical journal of photography, is sponsoring its 25th annual photography competition with a difference. Instead of only installing an exhibit that would be seen by a limited number of people, The Photo Review will reproduce accepted entries in its 2009 competition issue and on its website. Thus, the accepted photographs will be seen by thousands of people all across the world and entrants will have a tangible benefit from the competition.

Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. And a major traveling exhibition in 2010 will feature entrants from 25 years of The Photo Review Competition.

Because their work was seen in The Photo Review, past winners have been given one-person exhibitions, have had their work reproduced in other leading photography magazines, and have sold their work to collectors throughout the country.

Awards include a $500 purchase prize for The Philadelphia Museum of Art, a copy of SilverFast HDR Studio digital camera RAW conversion software from LaserSoft Imaging ($499), a $270 gift certificate from Lensbabies for a Composer lens or other items on the Lensbaby.com webstore, a $250 gift certificate from Calumet Photographic, a 24″x50′ roll of Museo Silver Rag ($240 value), a 20″x24″ silver gelatin fiber print from Digital Silver Imaging ($215 value), camera bags from Lowepro, and $250 in cash prizes.

An entry fee of $30 for up to three prints, slides, or images on CD and $5 each for up to two additional images entitles all entrants to a copy of the catalogue. In addition, all entrants will be able to subscribe to The Photo Review for $35, a 20% discount.

All entries must be received by mail between May 1 and June 1, 2009.

You can download a prospectus at http://www.photoreview.org/compete.htm. Or send a self-addressed, stamped business-size (#10) envelope to: The Photo Review, 140 East Richardson Avenue, Suite 301, Langhorne, PA 19047. For further information call 215/891-0214.

THE PHOTO REVIEW

Publishing since 1976, The Photo Review covers photography events throughout the country and serves as a central resource for photography in the Mid-Atlantic region. The quarterly journal, printed on coated paper with high quality reproduction, contains reviews, portfolios, interviews, book reviews, and news. The Photo Review has presented previously unpublished images by Duane Michals, Weegee, and Frederick Sommer, and catalogues for a James VanDerZee exhibition, a show of Lois Greenfield’s dynamic dance photographs, “Changing Visions of the American Landscape,” and a widely praised catalogue celebrating the centennial of Stieglitz’s Camera Work. Its writers include A.D. Coleman, Frank Day, Shelley Rice, Peter Hay Halpert, Barbara L. Michaels, Daile Kaplan, Jean Dykstra, and Mark Power. Subscriptions are $44 per year for the quarterly journal and the newsletter, issued eight times a year, which contains exhibition listings, exhibition opportunities from around the country and the world, and news.

The Photo Review 2009 International Photography Competition is sponsored by Calumet Photographic, LaserSoft, Lensbabies, Museo, and Lowepro.