4 May 2020

Competitions Photography Now 2020

Center for Photography at WoodstockWoodstock, New York, United States

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Center for Photography at Woodstock

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: June 1, 2020 – The Center for Photography at Woodstock’s annual ‘Photography Now’ exhibition celebrates the plurality of photography. All photographic techniques and approaches are welcome, from analog to digital, fine art, directorial, narrative, documentary, political, social justice, identity, portrait, landscape, still life, mixed media incorporating photography, photographic installations, digital imaging and collage!

Submissions are accepted from all over the world. Professional, amateur, and student artists are all welcome to apply. Submitted photographs should, therefore, have been created in the last five years or be part of an ongoing long-term project.

We are excited to offer everyone who submits to Photography Now 2020 a complimentary 15 minute one-on-one video session with CPW staff and perhaps some surprise photo world colleagues as special guest hosts. Following submitting to the call, you will receive an invitation to sign up for a Virtual Handshake meeting on Zoom. The Virtual Handshakes may be used in any way you like: To look over your portfolio, discuss an upcoming project or works-in-progress, ask us for advice on professional development, or just to virtually shake hands and get to know each other a bit. During these long days of social distancing, we at CPW are hoping that our Virtual Handshakes will create connections and spark new dialogues among our community.


  • Director’s Choice Purchase Award: One photograph will be selected by the Executive Director and purchased for CPW’s Permanent Print Collection.
  • All artists selected for the exhibition receive a one-year CPW Advanced Membership, which includes a Portfolio Review with CPW’s Curatorial Staff.

Andy Adams is a culture producer and digital director with a passion for visual media + creative communications. Since 2004, he has consulted arts organizations and cultural institutions that use the Internet to engage, inspire, and educate the public.

Adams is a pioneer in the field of online art exhibition and has collaborated with the RISD Museum of Art, the Australian Centre for Photography, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and numerous other organizations. He is the Director of FlakPhoto Projects, a web-based digital/arts lab focused on promoting photography in all of its forms.

In his spare time, he hosts the FlakPhoto Network, a 16,000-member online community focused on conversations about visual/media culture. Find him on Instagram @FlakPhoto.

APPLY ONLINE – $40 Entry Fee
Please submit 5 JPGs, 2000px on longest side.

CPW is a vital hub for dialogue and discovery in photography and related media, bringing together a diverse array of artists and a vibrant community with a strong artistic tradition. Through its programs, CPW fosters opportunities to create and explore photography, and celebrate its role in contemporary culture. (approved by the Board of Directors, October 2017)

A non-profit organization located in the heart of Woodstock, NY, CPW has provided direct support to artists for over 40 years. Programs include exhibitions, residencies, workshops, digital and darkroom workspace, and more.

Center for Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498
Tel: 845-679-9957

Opp Categories: + Open to One Medium and Photography Only. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: Exhibition – Group, In-Kind Benefit, and Purchase.

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