Call for Entries: CCNY 2010 National Photography Competition, NY, NY

JUROR: James Casebere
DEADLINE: April 19, 2010 (postmark date)


The Camera Club of New York (CCNY) is pleased to announce an open call for applications for its Annual National Photography Competition. Photographers and photo–based artists working in any genre are eligible to apply. Applicants are encouraged to submit a cohesive body of work.

Selected applicants will be featured in an exhibition at the CCNY gallery in the summer of 2010 and also on the CCNY website. The first place selection will receive a $500.00 cash award.

James Casebere was born in 1953, in East Lansing, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design from which he graduated in 1976 with a B.F.A. In the fall of 1977, Casebere attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, and received an M.F.A from Cal Arts in 1979.

Casebere‘s pioneering work has established him at the forefront of artists working with constructed photography. For the last thirty years, Casebere has devised increasingly complex models that are subsequently photographed in his studio. Based on architectural, art historical and cinematic sources, his table–sized constructions are made of simple materials, pared down to essential forms. Casebere‘s abandoned spaces are hauntingly evocative and oftentimes suggestive of prior events, encouraging the viewer to reconstitute a narrative or symbolic reading of his work.

Casebere is the recipient of numerous fellowships including three from the National Endowment for the Arts, three from the New York Foundation for the Arts and one from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. His work has been collected by museums worldwide, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and the Los Angeles County Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, among many others. Casebere has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including both the 1985 and 2010 Whitney Biennials.

James Casebere lives and works in New York. His website is

PRIZES: Selected applicants will be featured in an exhibition at the CCNY gallery in the summer of 2010. Winners will also be featured on the CCNY website. The first place selection will receive a $500.00 cash award. Sales will be encouraged. (A 30% commission applies to all sales.)

ENTRY: The competition is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older who are Participating Members of CCNY. Resident members, staff, board members, artists–in–residence, and their families are not eligible. Only photographs or photo–based work will be considered.

FEE: There is no fee to apply. All applicants must be Participating Members of the CCNY. A one–year Participating Membership is $40.

Participating Member benefits:
• free entry CCNY‘s Lecture Series at The School of Visual Arts
• 10% discount on classes, workshops, private lessons and book sales
• portfolio review with CCNY staff (limit one review per year)
• free entry to competitions and juried exhibitions

TO APPLY: please submit only the following materials:

1) Work Sample
Each applicant may submit up to six digital images for consideration. Additional images will not be considered.
Please submit your work sample on CD, using the following specifications: save images as a JPEG. Images should be no larger than 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 dpi. Each file should not exceed 1MB. Files should be named ’your last name_your first name_#‘ (i.e. Smith_John_1.jpg, Smith_John_2.jpg, etc.). Be sure to write your name and contact information on your CD.

2) Entry Form
Complete the Competition Entry Form.

3) Artist Statement and Resume (optional)
Applicants are encouraged to provide an Artist Statement (200 words or less) and a one–page resume. Artist statements should address works submitted.

Please mail or drop of your materials to:
2010 National Photography Competition
Camera Club of New York
336 West 37th Street, Suite 206
New York, NY 10018–4212

Do not send registered or certified mail.

DEADLINE: Completed applications, CD, and check or money order must be postmarked by April 19, 2010. Finalists will be notified by May 21, 2010. The winners will then be informed as to the deadline for receipt of their work for the exhibition. All work must be framed and ready for hanging.