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Author: Meera Margaret Singh (page 2 of 3)



This is just to announce that applications for INTAC (International Art Collaboration) next year (2015-16) will be posted here and through the email server by mid-June. Applications will need to be submitted by July. Details will follow…

Thank you!

Meera + Peter

Congratulations, Megan Wickens!

Megan was recently selected as a finalist in Photographer’s Forum magazine’s 35th Annual College & High School Photography Contest! Over 17,000 entries were submitted from North America and beyond.

Congratulations, Megan!


CONTACT 918- Call For Volunteers

In April and May of 2015, 918 Bathurst will be hosting their annual CONTACT Photography Festival open-call exhibition The Dark Room 4.0.
Photographers using analogue and alternatives to digital photographic processes are invited to submit their work. This includes film negatives, pinhole, collodion/wet plate, silver gelatin, platinum prints, camera obscura, lomography, photograms, or other experimental uses of the wet/dark room.
918 Bathurst values post secondary education in the arts. (I am a graduate of Sheridan College’s Craft and Design program as well as from OCAD University’s Criticism and Curatorial Practice program).  I would like to invite you to share our call for submissions as well as our call for volunteers with your students and colleagues.  A PDF with further information is attached.Please do not hesitate to contact me with any inquiries you may have.
Thank you and hope to see you at the public preview and reception of The Dark Room 4.0!
– Jess Butler
Gallery & Event Manager 
918 Bathurst – Centre for Culture, Arts, Media + Education 
918 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R 3G5

Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 am to 6 pm

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Sunday, March 8, 2015
12 – 1pm Wikipedia Tutorial
1 – 4pm Edit-A-Thon
E.P. Taylor Research Library & Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario Library & Archives celebrates International Women’s Day by hosting a satellite event of the international Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon. This is a chance to put the AGO’s thousands of artist files and books to excellent use as reference material for building up Wikipedia content on wom*n artists – especially Canadian wom*n artists. Everyone is welcome and no Wikipedia editing experience is necessary – there will be tutorials and one-on-one coaching available. Come and take part, or just come have some snacks and cheer us on.  With special guests AGO Artists-in-Residence Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell, Rosamond Ivey Special Collections Archivist Amy Furness, and more.

Please bring a laptop and create a Wikipedia account in advance.


The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) Student Image Salon

The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) is a diversified group of creative artists, companies and institutions dedicated to the highest standards in professional imaging. As Canada’s leading professional association for photographers, their mandate is to qualify and support photographers to become industry leaders, and to inform the public of the value in hiring an accredited professional photographer.

PPOC holds an annual image Salon, which includes a student salon. In excess of 1000 images will be critiqued by a panel of qualified practicing professional photographers, many of whom are world class trendsetters in the photography industry. This will provide the budding student photographer valuable information and experience to improve upon his/her craft. It also allows the student photographer the opportunity to be considered for a series of Student Awards, to be presented at the PPOC Annual Gala Awards Banquet on April 27th in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Winners of the Student Image Salon will be awarded a certificate acknowledging excellence in photography, a small cash prize ($250 in each of four student categories) as well as have their work displayed in our Gallerie magazine and website.

Full-time certificate, degree, or diploma students in photography are invited to participate in the PPOC National Student Image Salon. Please see the attached copy of the rules for your reference.

Entries may be made and images uploaded directly through the PPOC website at www.ppoc.ca.

Submission deadline is March 4, 2015 at 5 pm EDT, and entries will be judged at Langara College in Vancouver, BC on March 27th and 28th.

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LensCulture Portrait Awards

The LensCulture Portrait Awards is the 2nd annual call for international portrait photography. The importance of portraiture is present in cultures across the world, illustrating the power and endurance of human connection. With over 145 countries represented on LensCulture, in over 15 languages, we’re seeking new global perspectives on the modern day portrait.

This is an open call for portrait photography from around the world. 6 Winners and 25 Finalists will be chosen.

Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015



Emerging Photographer & PDN Submission

Last fall, Emerging Photographer relaunched as a submission-based magazine, showcasing the work of 11 up-and-coming photographers and a brand-new look. We are now opening up the submission for the next issue, due out in summer 2015.

We are looking for photographers with a fresh perspective, compelling imagery, and an insatiable drive to make an impact within the photography community. The featured photographers will be selected by the editors of Emerging Photographer, PDN and RF, and their work will appear in the print issue and in a digital edition.




A feature in Emerging Photographer magazine

Print distribution to a targeted list of 5,000 industry creatives, plus additional distribution at major photography festivals and events

Online promotion to PDN‘s network of 200k followers


Fine Art
Portrait + Fashion
submission fee

$20 per photo series (3-10 images)
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The Fence 2015

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