WHAT IS THE NEW DOCUMENTARIAN AWARD?
This award does not refer to a new photographer doing documentary projects, (though a new photographer can certainly enter this contest). But rather, the New Documentarian Award refers to a new approach to showing, sharing, and promoting documentary photography.
WHAT DESIGNATES DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY?
Documentary photography can take one of several different approaches. There are socially-concerned documentary photographers who hope to help bring about change (like Lewis Hine who photographed child laborers in America at the turn of the century) and there are photographers like Berenice Abbott, who, in the 1930’s, used an 8×10 camera to document New York City’s buildings, with the intention of preserving a place and time.
If you can answer yes to one of the questions below, then your project qualifies for the New Documentarian Award.
1. Does your project educate people about something significant?
2. Do you hope to make a difference with your documentary project?
3. Does your documentary project preserve a time and place?
WHAT DESIGNATES A LONG TERM PROJECT?
A long-term project is several things:
1. It is a project that the photographer has become deeply connected to based on the amount of time spent on the project.
2. It is a project that is stylistically and thematically unified.
3. It is a project with a message or goal.
The entrant cannot have a published book or one about to be published.
WHO SHOULD ENTER?
Any professional, amateur, or student photographer who has not had a book published.
FIRST PLACE PRIZE includes:
* Publication of project images in Rangefinder Magazine
* Online Featured Gallery at The Julia Dean Photo Workshops Website
* A three-day workshop of your choice at the Julia Dean Photo Workshops, including roundtrip airfare to Los Angeles and hotel accommodations for three nights in Venice Beach, California
SECOND PLACE PRIZE!
Epson Stylus Photo R2400 Printer
THIRD PLACE PRIZE!
Mountainsmith Parallax Camera Pack
Lifetime magazine subscriptions from Rangefinder Magazine
DEADLINE: July 17, 2006
(Entries must be received by 5 pm on July 17th. No drop offs.)
JUDGING: Mon., Aug. 21, 2006
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER: Fri., Aug. 25, 2006
Bert Fox, National Geographic Magazine
Gail Fisher, Los Angeles Times
Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times
Get the application form here.
For more information contact Julia Dean Photo Workshops here:
The Julia Dean Photo Workshops
3111 Ocean Front Walk, Suite 102
Marina del Rey, CA 90292