Call for Entries: The Berenice Abbott Prize, Julia Dean Photo Workshops

The Berenice Abbott Prize

Entry Deadline: July 17, 2011

Contest Status – OPEN

The Julia Dean Photo Workshops is pleased to announce The 2011 Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer, an international competition. One person is selected for this prize and is given a one-person, all expenses paid exhibition and opening reception at the Julia Dean Center for Photography and an exhibition book.

Juried by: TBA

Berenice Abbott was a photographer of great accomplishment. She began her career as an assistant to Man Ray and became known mostly for her documentary work of New York City in the 1930s. Berenice was also a portrait photographer, an educator, an inventor, and a writer. She believed that all photographers should have personal projects that they are passionate about, no matter what the subject matter. This award was created by Julia Dean to honor her teacher and friend.
Read about Julia’s experiences with Berenice on her blog “The Last Apprentice.”

What constitutes an Emerging Photographer? An emerging photographer does not mean a young photographer, though a young photographer can certainly enter. Rather, it means that you have an accomplished body of work that has not yet been exhibited or published widely.

Criteria & Scope: Whether a fine art photographer or documentary photographer, the work submitted for this contest should reflect a cohesive body of work.

Sponsored by: A&I Photographic and Digital Services; Canon USA; Universal Art Gallery; The Julia Dean Photo Workshops

Entry fee (for up to 25 images): $75