Grand Prix de la Découverte Now Open for Entries

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Thursday, 05 July 2012 01:35

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Grand Prix de la Découverte Now Open for Entries

An International Fine Art Photography Competition

The International Fine Art Photography Competition, strong supporter of the Artists Bill of Rights, is now open for entries. This annual competition invites emerging and mid-career fine art photographers to submit work for the coveted 2012 prize, the Grand Prix de la Découverte. The competition is open to photographers around the world and will be juried by an exceptional panel of judges, noted for their wide-ranging experience and expertise in fine art photography. The jury includes photographers Jane Evelyn Atwood and Michael Kenna; Jean-Claude Lemagny, honorary curator of photography for the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris; David Travis, former Chair of the Department of Photography for The Art Institute of Chicago; Julie Grahame, publisher of aCurator Magazine; and Alexandre Percy, Director and Co-Owner of the Acte2 Galerie in Paris.

"We're honored to have such an diverse and distinguished jury during our launch year," said Program Director Meredith Mullins. "These individuals have deep roots in the fine art photography community and have been instrumental in supporting emerging photographers and presenting exhibits around the world that both educate and inspire."

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World Photography Organisation launches four new website translations

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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 01:26

WPO_logo01 July 2012: The World Photography Organisation (WPO), organisers of the Sony World Photography Awards, announces the launch of four new translations of its website - www.worldphoto.org. In addition to the five current translations, the website will also be available in Japanese (jp.worldphoto.org), Chinese (cn.worldphoto.org), Korean (kr.worldphoto.org) and Taiwanese (tw.worldphoto.org). The launch is part of the WPO's ongoing efforts to make the awards and its photographic community more accessible to the growing number of photo enthusiasts across Asia.

Since its launch in 2007, the online presence of the World Photography Organisation and its awards has grown enormously. The number of unique users to the website has increased by over 650% and entries to the awards have increased by 60% - to date over 430,000 images from 178 countries have been submitted.

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Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Launches for its Second Year

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Friday, 22 June 2012 17:18

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Food Photographer of the Year 2013

Another proud supporter of the Artists Bill of Rights has announced a new competition!

The international celebration of the art of food photography, Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2013  opened for entries on 11 June 2012.

After a stunning first year, when more than 3000 images were entered from over 60 countries around the world culminating in a magnificent exhibition held at the Mall Galleries, London, the competition seeks to grow exponentially in its second year.

This year's awards has several exciting new categories for entrants, including the Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year, for images of wine, producers and all things related to wine. Also the Food Sn-apping category, for images of food taken on mobile 'phones, in support of Action Against Hunger, and Food off the Press, for previously published work in books and magazines.

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Clause 56 - A Trojan Horse

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Thursday, 14 June 2012 06:08

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Stop43, an Artists Bill of Rights supporter, announced a possible new threat working its way thru the UK parliment, Clause 56:

"…the IPO has sneaked an extremely broad blunt-instrument clause into a general-purpose Bill which, if enacted unaltered, will enable many of Hargreaves' recommendations to be implemented by civil servants without further Parliamentary oversight of the legislative process – MPs will only have the power to say no."

What the UK Parliment decides, as well as the EU, regarding Orphan Works usage will have a great impact on all signatories to the Berne Convention, particularly the United States.

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2013 Sony World Photography Awards now open for entries!

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Friday, 01 June 2012 14:13

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Credit: Mitch Dobrowner courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2012

Artists' Bill of Rights supporter Sony World Photography, organised by the World Photography Organisation (WPO), announced today that the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards are now open for entries!

Each year the Sony World Photography Awards uncover and celebrate the very best in international contemporary photography. To date, over 430,000 photographs from 178 countries have been submitted. Free to enter and judged by leading figures of the photography community, the awards bring worldwide recognition and exposure to its winning and shortlisted photographers. Previous winners include Alejandro Chaskielberg, Simon Norfolk, Paolo Pellegrin, Robin Hammond, Rena Effendi, David Zimmerman and the 2012 L'Iris d'Or recipient, US photographer Mitch Dobrowner.

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