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UNFCCC CDM International Photo and Video Contest 2010

Two weeks to go

There are only two weeks to go in the UNFCCC/CDM International Photo and Video Contest 2010. The contest is a great way for registered Clean Development Mechanism projects to present their

accomplishments to the world, and a great way to publicize the benefits of this unique mechanism. For photographers and digital video producers, it is a great way to gain international exposure and recognition.

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity. Learn more and to submit your photos and videos.

Entries will be accepted until midnight GMT, 20 October 2010.

Thank you and very best regards,

Your CDM Team

Contest Focal Point:

Ms. Irini Roumboglou

SIPF Newsletter Sept 10
| ISSUE 05
The world is not coming to an end but nature is, and perhaps with it, human. The 2nd Singapore International Photography Festival explores this complex relationship of dependence and destruction with exhibitions, workshops, seminars and film screenings by local and international photographers. Participate before you start missing it!
If you are interested, you are included.
The SIPF public programmes offer photography lectures, workshops, discussions, film screenings and more, for the amateur to the professional. Check out? for the latest updates!

Professional Workshops
Designed for emerging photographers, the Professional Workshops are a mentorship driven programme. Established photographers are invited to impart their skills and guide participants towards a clearer vision in their photography works, leading them to be critical in the process of creating a body of work.?To participate: Please submit your bio and portfolio to? 10 ? 15 participants will be selected for each of the Professional Workshops based on the portfolios submitted.
Manit Sriwanichpoom (Thailand)
Date/Time: 9 & 10 October 2010, Saturday & Sunday 10am ? 6pm
Venue: 2902 Gallery
S$300 per person (inclusive of meals)
Limited to 10 selected participants. Registration close on 7th Oct 2010
Register by sending your bio and portfolio to?
Although his strongest work includes gritty black and white beauty and realism, Thai photo-artist Manit Sriwanichpoom is best known internationally for his iconic ?Pink Man? series ? his high gloss comment on contemporary Asian aspirations. His selected shows include the Venice Biennale, Photo Espana, Bienal de Sao Paulo, International Photography Biennale (Mexico), Pingyao International Photography Festival (China), Gwangju Biennale (Korea), and at the Hayward Gallery (UK) and the Photographer?s Gallery (UK). Solo shows include ?The Lambs of God? at Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (Australia); ?Bangkok in Pink? at the Yokohama Museum of Art; ?Pink Man in Paradise? at Monash University (Australia) and ?Beijing Pink? at the Highland Gallery (Beijing).
His works are in the collections of important institutions such as the Maison Europeenne de la Phtographie (Paris), the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, the Singapore Art Museum, the Queensland Art Gallery (Australia) and well known private collectors. In 2002 he was picked as one of the world?s 100 most interesting emerging photographers by Phaidon Press in their book BLINK. He also received the Higashikawa Photo Prize of the year 2007 from Japan.
Frank Breuer (Germany)
Date/Time: 16 ? 19 October 2010, Saturday ? Tuesday 10am ? 5pm
Venue: Singapore Art Museum and 2902 Gallery
S$80 per person (inclusive of meals)
Limited to 15 selected participants . Registration ends on 30th September.
Register by sending your bio and portfolio to?

Cologne-based photographer Frank Breuer is a virtuoso of profuse emptiness. His photographs of the bleak but strangely beautiful warehouses and of the logo-bearing, corporate, pylon-like signs that often stand nearby seem largely emptied of discursive, annotative meaning. Because both the warehouses and the emptied sign-structures that are his subject offer no internal articulation, they are essentially scale-less, possessing temporality rather than interiority, and having more to do with duration, extension and proliferation than with architecture or idea. This leads them towards a role as extrapolated Minimalist objects: constant, indivisible and, being spectacle-free (in the Debarring sense), paradoxically neutral, though imbued with the grace of presenters.
Frank Breuer studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne and at the D?sseldorf Academy of Arts, where he received the graduation certificate and the distinction of master student under Bernd Becher. Breuer received fellowships and grants from the Stiftung Kunst und Kultur NRW, D?sseldorf and the W?stenrot Stiftung, Ludwigsburg. His photographs are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Photographic Collection of the Museum Folkwang, Essen; the ZKM Karlsruhe; and the Manfred Heiting.
Supported by the Goethe Institut (Singapore)
Massimo Vitali (Italy)
Date: 18 ? 21 October 2010, Monday ? Thursday 10am ? 5pm
Venue: 2902 Gallery
S$360 per person (inclusive of meals)
Limited to 15 selected participants. Registration ends on 15 Oct.
Register by sending your bio and portfolio to?
* Please note large format camera equipments are available for participants to use. Technicians will be at hand to assist you.

Massimo Vitali was born in Como, Italy, in 1944, and after high school, moved to London where he took a course in photography at the London College of Printing. In the early sixties, Vitali started a career in photojournalism, and has collaborated with many magazines and agencies in Italy and in Europe. At the beginning of the eighties, he switched career paths and became a cinematographer for television and cinema, before turning his attention back to photography. Vitali is internationally respected for his acclaimed oeuvre of large-scale color works depicting people at play, masses at leisure. He photographs beach scenes, popular ski locations and tourist destinations. In them, viewers are given the perspective of distance as they watch human interact with the environment. Vitali has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries all over the world, and his work has been included in some of the most important private and public collections in the world.
Supported by the Italian Cultural Institute (Singapore)
2nd Portfolio Review
Date/Time: 13,14 &15 Oct, 10am ? 5pm
Venue: Singapore Art Museum
Limited to 30 selected participants
S$200 per pax
Register at?
Please note the Portfolio Review is only open to Southeast Asian photographers or photographers based in Southeast Asia.

The Portfolio Review is a springboard for works to be picked up by reviewers outside of this region. It offers an opportunity for photographers to meet with curators, editors, gallery owners and arts dealers for useful advice and guidance on their works and careers.Each participant could meet up to eight reviewers over three days, with a 20 min individual session with one reviewer. Participants should bring their actual portfolio for review. Presentation of digital files on laptop is possible but not encouraged.
To participate: Please?register and submit your portfolio at the SIPF website. 30 participants will be selected base on the portfolios submitted.
Selected participants will be announced online and their works will be featured on the SIPF website. For portfolio submission and more information, please visit? or email to? .
There is no application fee for portfolios submission for consideration.
Best Portfolio Award
Chosen by a panel of 15 reviewers, the best portfolio photographer will be awarded an exhibition grant to hold a solo exhibition in Singapore.
A photography feast of over 600 works from more than 50 photographers from all over the world. Opening soon in October!
Esplanade Xchange /? Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts / National Museum of Singapore / Old School 2902 Gallery / Old School The Gallery / The Photographic Society of Singapore / Singapore Management University / Singapore Art Museum at 8Q.
Be Part of SIPF Friends!
To keep yourself updated with latest news and hottest deal, join the SIPF FRIENDS membership which entitled you to fabulous deal from our partners, priority reservation, exclusive tea session with our overseas guests,photo outings and not to forget a welcome gift pack for you to take home.

Cost $38/- per person/Valid for 2 years
Non-Transferable/Terms and Conditions Apply.
To register, email?
Festival Patron:
City Developments Limited (CDL) is once again supporting the Singapore International Photography Festival. As the Festival Patron, CDL lends support to unearth emerging talents and providing opportunity to share their works on international stage.

Festival Office: 11b Mount Sophia, OldSchool, #B2-09, Singapore 228466

Rory Peck awards will recognize outstanding camerawork

Basic Journalism, Documentaries, Television

Deadline: 06/09/2010

Region: Worldwide

Independent cameramen and camerawomen worldwide can compete in the Rory Peck Awards by submitting their best TV reports in three categories. Deadline: September 6.
The competition, sponsored by Sony Professional, is accepting works in the following categories:
The Rory Peck Award for News: Coverage of daily news
The Rory Peck Award for Features: In-depth stories
The Sony Professional Impact: Works that raise humanitarian awareness and have an international impact.
Works must have been broadcast between August 1, 2009 and July 31, 2010.

Finalists will be recognized at the award ceremony on November 17 in London.

OjodePez Photo Meeting?Barcelona

15th – 17th July at La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona

Oliviero Toscani and Susan Mieselas will open thursday OjodePez Photo Meeting?Barcelona, the new date on the international documentary photography calendar.?The event is organizes by La Virreina Centre de la Imatge and La F?brica, and?directed by Frank Kalero, founder director of OjodePez Magazine.?The photographers Oliviero Toscani and Susan Meiselas will open the Meeting with?an encounter with Media that will take place tomorrow Thursday 15th July at 16.00 h?at La Virreina Centre de la Imatge
Participants will include Jamie Wellford, editor of Newsweek; Christian Caujolle,?editor of VU; Shahidul Alam, creator of Drik; Robert Pledge, creator of Contact, and?many more.?The event will also offer the participation of photographers such as Oliviero Toscani,?Alex Majoli, Susan Meiselas, Michael Ackerman, Donald Weber or Bloomberg &?Chanarin, among others
The programme includes screening in the street, master conferences, talks, debates,?portfolio viewings and a documentary film section
In parallel to the event, the La Virreina Centre de la Image will also be offering the?photography exhibitions Antiphotojournalism curated by Carles Guerra and Thomas?Keenan. The show will join together artists such as Phil Collins, Paul Lowe, Gilles?Peres, Gilles Saussier, Chopped Liver (Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin),?Clemente Bernard, Laura Kurgan, Harum Faocki, Hito Steyerl, Kadir Van Lohuizen,?Samantha Power, Philip Gourevicht, Goran Galic & Gian-Reto Gredig, Renzo?Martens, Mauro Andrizzi, Eyal Weizmann, Walid Raad, Ariella Azoulay, Susan?Meiselas, Geert van Kesteren and Allan Sekula
In order to attend the Meeting you must register through the OjodePez website.
OjodePez Photo Meeting Barcelona is organised in collaboration with the La Virreina?Centre de la Imatge, sponsored by Damm and Nissan Cube, the official Meeting car.
Nissan Cube has run a photography contest through register for a press pass, arrange interviews or request further information,?please contact with:
Communications Department at La Fabrica: Judith Herrero 91 298 55 13 / 647 458 786?-Communications Department at La Virreina: 93 316 10 69,
Download the biographies here
Further information:
Barcelona, the birthplace of the magazine OjodePez is the starting point for a new key date?for international documentary photography.?The Virreina Centre de la Imatge and La F?brica organize OjodePez Photo Meeting?Barcelona, an event focused on documentary photography which aims to encourage?involvement, a new meeting place for photographers and those with a passion for this?genre.
From 15th to 17th July 2010 La Virreina Centre de la Imatge will be hosting a programme?of activities consisting of projections in the street, master conferences, talks, debates,?documentary films and a portfolio viewing.


The programme for OjodePez Photo Meeting Barcelona consists of: Portfolio Viewing. The?viewings will take place between Thursday 15th and Friday 16th July in the patio of the La?Virreina Centre de la Imatge.?Professional viewers will be taking part, such as James Wellford, Christian Caujolle,
Anna Baeza, Chris Boot, Shahidul Alam, Silvia Omedes or Gigi Gianuzzi, among?others?Conferences. Some of the best known photographers such as Oliviero Toscani, Susan?Meiselas, Stephen Mayes and Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin will be talking?about their work, and will offer their personal view of the state of documentary photography?in the modern world.
Face to face. Two photographers and a current issue. Pairs who will confront each other for?a light-hearted meeting. These are the ingredients for the Face to Face programme, a?place for debate where the public is also a central part. Critics, curators and photographers?such as Robert Pladge, Shahidul Alam, Christian Caujolle, Chris Boot, James?Wellford and Donald Weber will be taking part, among others.
Debates. For one hour, photographers and curators will speak about issues such as?collectionism in the field of documentary, photography book publishing, and how Russia?has been portrayed by overseas photographers. Participants: Sven Ehman, Craig Cohen,?Liza Faktor, Anna Zekria, James Wellford, Silvia Omedes, Pepe Fontdemora,?Fernando Peracho and Susan Meiselas.
Projections. 15 minutes projections of the work of photographers such as Michael?Ackerman, James Mollison, Aitor Lara, Carlos Spottorno, Donald Weber, or Alfonso?del Moral, among others, followed by a question and answer session on the work shown,?with the artists in person.
Documentary film. As also happens in other artistic areas, film is closely linked to the?world of photography, as it is based on the same technical principles. The Meeting has?prepared an open call for film creator photographers to present an audiovisual piece on?photography. These works will be screened at the La Virreina Centre de la Imatge. Details?of how to take part can be found at Bookstore. The Meeting will also have a shop for looking at and purchasing copies of?works by the photographers involved in the event. This will act as a meeting point for?authors and public.
Exhibition. In parallel to the event, the La Virreina Centre de la Imatge will also be offering?the photography exhibitions Antiphotojournalism curated by Carles Guerra and Thomas?Keenan. The display falls under the context of a crisis which threatens to illegitimise?photojournalism as a photographic genre which up to now has kept us informed of events?taking place around the world. The exhibition will deal with the unease of a professional?practice criticised more and more for its way of portraying catastrophe. Although nobody?can conceive the complete disappearance of these pictures, many professionals have?adopted a self-critical attitude (Susan Meiselas, Paul Fusco, Gilles Peress) thus exposing?the limitation of photojournalism.
The explosion of alternative means of covering events, and crowd sourcing, have worn?away the objectivity of the reporter and have highlighted the circulation of images which?lose their connection with the context in which they have been taken. Antiphotojournalism?includes works by Allan Sekula, Ariella Azoulay, Gilles Saussier, Phil Collins, Walid?Raad, Paul Fusco, Hito Steyerl, Renzo Martens, Harun Farocki among other artists and?agencies.


OjodePez Photo Meeting Barcelona is directed by Frank Kalero (Cambrills, Tarragona,?1973). A graduate in Audiovisual Communication from the Pompeu Fabra University in?Barcelona, and with a Masters in Documentary Photography from ICP (International Center?of Photography) in New York, he is the founder-director of the magazine OjodePez and was?responsible for the launch of Vice Brazil from S?o Paulo. In 2009 in Berlin he founded the?art magazine The world according to.?He is currently working in New Delhi on the launch of a new photography magazine for all?Asian countries, called Punctum. He combines this task with freelance work for a number of?national and international media.


Nissan Cube, the official Meeting car promoted the photography by running a contest for?participants to reflect their urban vision of the Nissan Cube. The winner enjoyed with a?Nissan Cube car during one month with petrol and insurance.
During six weeks the contest have received more than 4500 pictures presented through? which had to transmit and express emotion, enthusiasm, versatility,?innovation, courage, exclusiveness, functionality and flexibility.?The results will be decided on Friday 16th July at 18.00 h, at La Virreina Centre de la?Imatge yard. The jury consists of members from Nissan, La F?brica, ICUB and OjodePez

Photo Meeting Barcelona.


To attend the Meeting, please register through the OjodePez website. .?Registration includes free access throughout the OjodePez PhotoMeeting Barcelona event,?to all activities (except portfolio reviewing), and one year?s subscription to OjodePez?magazine.
Registration costs:
– Professionals: 165?
– Young visitors (under 30 years): 125?
– Amigos PHotoEspa?a: 150?
– OjodePez and Matador magazines subscribers: 90?
– PHotoBolsillo subscribers: 90?
The ticket will be ready for the collection the days of celebration of the Meeting (from 15th?to17th July) showing your ID Card in the information desks placed at La Virreina Centre de?la Imatge.


Palau de la Virreina
La Rambla, 99. 08002 Barcelona
Bus: 14 / 59 / 91
Metro: Liceu (Line 3)


The entire La Virreina Centre de la Imatge will be buzzing with activity from 2pm on?Thursday 15th until late on Saturday 17th.?La Virreina Centre de la Imatge has this year begun a new era under the management of?Carles Guerra. The reorganisation of spaces and the critical restoration of the Virreina?Palace are the start of a programme intended to present cultural policy as a theme for?exposure and debate. This new era for the La Virreina Centre de la Imatge revolves around?a reflection on political and material conditions of the institution. This task will focus its?activity on the particularity of a centre housed in the heart of the organisation responsible?for cultural policies in the city of Barcelona. This layout invites us to consider La Virreina?Centre de la Imatge as the ideal platform for an analysis of the emergence of cultural?policies from a critical viewpoint which is nevertheless a little further removed from the?administrative structure. In this regard, La Virreina Centre de la Imatge is not considered?solely as an art centre, but as a place where images and culture can reveal their production?and circulation conditions.


Since its conception, OjodePez has covered photographic projects which, are increasingly?conspicuous by their absence in traditional photojournalism. A magazine with the vocation?to make a claim in favour of the documentary image, design and photographic publishing?projection, which is being flagged up for spreading modern tales dealing with current?issues.
The new Director of the magazine, Arianna Rinaldo is responsible for selecting Photo?Editors to choose the themes for each issue, and the photographers involved.?OjodePez is a La F?brica magazine, and is distributed in FNAC, VIPS stores, El Corte?ingles, newsstands, bookshops specialising in art, design and photography, and art?centres.
OjodePez presents new website looking for user involvement. A website will tells you?everything and keeps up with current documentary photography issues around the world?through its News section. There will be a blog for keeping up with the very latest from the?Meeting. Under the OdPTV section there will be other audiovisual content where different?photographers will discuss their work.?OjodePez also has an on-line version, with the chance to see the full content of all back?issues on the website.


KAUNAS PHOTO festival, organized yearly in Kaunas, Lithuania since 2004, has build its?profile as the festival of premi?res, as a starting point for future stars of contemporary?photography. Being a part of Photo Festival Union and Festivals Of Light networks, KAUNAS?PHOTO festival is a platform for dialogue around contemporary photographic creation between?North and South, East and West.
In the time of infinity of pictures taken every minute, KAUNAS PHOTO festival is still looking for?great photographers, those, whom we could call new stars of photography. In 2010, Mindaugas?Kavaliauskas, founder and director of KAUNAS PHOTO festival, and Gintaras ?esonis,?director of KAUNAS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY, launch a photo contest ? KAUNAS PHOTO?STAR, reminding that every talented photographer with great works in?our festival, and in today’s world of photography.
KAUNAS PHOTO STAR is a competition open to all photographers regardless of their age,?nationality, themes and styles of photography. KAUNAS PHOTO STAR starts with a submission?of works by email, followed by portfolio reviews of works of 50 selected photographers who will?meet curators and publishers of photography from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and other?European countries on September 10 and 11, 2010 in Kaunas. The winner of portfolio reviews?will be invited to hold an exclussive solo exhibition at the freshly re-opened KAUNAS?PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY during KAUNAS PHOTO festival 2011.
KAUNAS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY is situated in the heart of medieval Kaunas Old Town. It?is a modern well-equipped gallery of 200 square meters, renovated in 2010. The gallery is one?of the biggest and most important exhibition places in Lithuania and Baltic States, dedicated to?photography and contemporary art. This non-profit space will present innovative contemporary?projects as well as traditional photography exhibitions.

download PDF:?Kaunas Photo STAR competition EN
Source: Jessica Lim

Water and Cities Photo Contest 2010

The World Water Council is launching the International Water Photo contest on the occasion of the Expo 2010 Shanghai China to raise wider awareness on the many water facets in urban areas. All selected pictures will be screened on the World Water Pavilion at the Expo 2010, and an international?Jury will vote for the best three photos to be printed for exhibition.

“Water and Cities”

The photos in competition should tell a news story about water in cities from around the world. They should capture the essence of?a happening in a single moment translating into a frozen picture. The photos can convey action, passiveness, success or failure, urgency or progress but should be centered around how urban life affects water and interacts with water.

  • Water in urban life ? Turn on your tap and the water flows? or not. Where does your water come from, which cycle does it follow from its source to sink, what happens with it once it?s flushed?
  • Water and Climate Change ? floods, droughts, pollution and scarcity are just some of the challenges millions of people experience in the face of climate change. What are their solutions or recurrent problems? What?is the reality of?climate change?in small or mega cities?
  • Water for Health and Development ? What are the efforts to reach a universal access to water and sanitation? How to citizens see and appreciate their connection and access?


No entry fee, payment or purchase is required. Each entrant may fill the entry form and submit only?one picture. Photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible, no print or film submission will be accepted for entry into this contest All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JGP format, with a resolution of at least 300 dpi, a minimum size of 1600×1200 pixels, landscape or portrait, and in color. Deadline for submissions is?15 July 2010. Mail notifying winners will be sent out before 6 Septembre 2010.

By sending the Entry Form, the participant consents to entry of his or her submission and agrees to the Official rules and Regulations and the decisions of the judges.


  • 1st Prize: 1500 Euros
  • 2nd Prize: 1000 Euros
  • 3rd Prize: 500 Euros
  • Special Shanghai Prize (Best Picture taken in Shanghai): 1000 Euros

The first-prize winner will be invited to participate in an award ceremony during the Universal Expo of Shangha? (incl. flights and accommodation for 2 nights). In addition, honourable mention will be given to 5 pictures.

Judging Criteria

A first selection will be made by the prize committee according to the compliance of the pictures with the theme and with requested format and quality. The eligible pictures will be submitted to the Jury and screened on the World Water Pavilion during the ?Water month? of the Shanghai Expo, from?6 September to 6 October 2010.

The Jury will select the Prize winners, taking into consideration:

  • The impact of the picture
  • The originality and aesthetics of the photography
  • The technical excellence

Exhibition: Rural Exodus

Alliance Francaise de Dhaka requests the pleasure of your company on the occasion of the inaugural ceremony of photography exhibition “Rural Exodus” on Wednesday May 26, 2010 at 18:30 in La Galerie.

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On this occasion a selection of the best pictures taken by Bangladeshi reporters, during the training a week before will be presented.
The exhibition will remain open from May 28 to June 12, 2010 everyday from 15:00-21:00 except Friday & Saturday (09:00-12:00), Sunday is closed.



Regulations of the International Section of the
Seventeenth International Festival of Visual Arts for the Youth
July 2010
Gorgan, Golestan Province

The Visual Arts Centre of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in association with its Provincial Office in Golestan Province and Islamic Culture and Communication Organization is organizing the Seventeenth International Festival of Visual Arts for the Youth to encourage competition in artistic creativity and expand professional repertoire of art students and to connect Iranian young artists to artists from across the world. Presence of experienced scholars and distinguished artists in various fields of visual arts will be an asset to the festival. The festival will provide an excellent opportunity to present and discuss new subjects and share fresh experiences in visual arts. Artists will participate in workshops and special competition of the festival and the jury panel will eventually select a number of artists to be awarded. The guidelines and criteria for selection and participation of art students in various fields of visual arts can be summed up as below:
The festival will include the following fields:

  1. Drawing,
  2. Painting (acrylic, oil on canvas),
  3. Graphic design (poster),
  4. Sculpture (plaster and clay),
  5. Cartoon,
  6. Miniature painting,
  7. Calligraphy (Nasta’liq),
  8. Photography,
  9. Pottery.

Note: Drawing and photography sections of the festival will be held outdoors.

Selection process

International artists are advised to present their sample work to the Cultural Centre at the Iranian Embassy or representative of the festival in their respective country. They will be notified once their eligibility is verified by the organizing committee. Young volunteers will receive written notification from the Cultural Centre of the Iranian embassy to submit three sample works and personally appear for an interview. The selected artists will then be notified.

Requirements and deadline for participation

Material needed for registration of qualified applicants must be received by the secretariat of the festival by the 9th of June 2010. The secretariat will not admit those artists who will arrive on a date other than specified by the organizers. The groups are requested to arrive in Golestan Province by the afternoon of the 8th of June 2010.


  1. Participants will bring necessary tools for workshop except canvas (90x90cm & 100x80cm) which will be distributed at the workshop.
  2. The workshop for all fields will be held for three days and there will eventually be an assessment.
  3. The organizers will determine whether the drawing workshop will be held in a roofed or open space.

Documents to be submitted

  1. Individuals born between September 1st, 1994 and September 1st, 1985 are eligible to participate.
  2. Note: Participants two months younger or older than the above dates are also eligible to participate in the festival.

  3. Participants are required to submit two wallet-size photos of themselves (with their full name written on the back), a copy of their passport, and a copy of their latest academic certificate no later than 15th of May 2010. The group leader is required to submit a list of participants from each respective country as well as fields in which the group members will participate. These must be submitted prior to participation.
  4. No participant is permitted to be accompanied by a friend or family member.
  5. The organizing committee requires each individual participant to strictly follow the programs throughout the entire period of the festival, and no private meetings or personal business must be pursued during their stay in Iran. Participants are required to fully coordinate their activities with the organizing committee.
  6. All participants are required to observe Islamic code of conduct and regulations of the festival which will be communicated to them during the event.
  7. Accommodation costs will be met by the organizing committee. However, travel expenses to Iran must be met by the participants themselves.


  1. Selected artists will be awarded plaque of honor and special prizes, including gold coins.
  2. All participants will receive a certificate of participation in the festival.

Number of participants

Each country is entitled to send a maximum number of five members including the group leader.
Bangladeshi participants may submit work to the office of the Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran (House 54, Road 8A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209, by the 30th May 2010

Contact at the International Secretariat

Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran
Address: North Kargar Ave., next to Laleh Park, Tehran
Tel: +9821 8896 1081
Fax: +9821 8896 4176

Contact details for additional information

Iranian Cultural Centre in Belgrade
Address: Nake Spasi? 3, Dedinje, Belgrade, Serbia
Tel: +381 11 367 25 64, +381 11 266 82 12
Fax: +381 11 266 69 80

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Fotomuseum Winterthur

Where Three Dreams Cross –
150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June 13, 2010

The exhibition?“Where Three Dreams Cross-150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh”, to be presented by the Fotomuseum Winterthur this summer (12.6. – 22.8.), is a broad survey of the history of South-Asian Photography. It does not reiterate a western view of “the East”, but shows how successive generations of photographers from the subcontinent have portrayed themselves and their eras. In the same vein, the accompanying symposium is meant to give an “inside view” of the historical background as well as the contemporary face of South-Asian photography. We have invited Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi experts-photographers, theoreticians, curators, teachers and activists-to present and discuss their own photographic works and thoughts as well as specific historical aspects.
All presentations and discussions will be in English.
Programme and registration on our website’s?English version (or as?PDF).

Photo: Raghubir Singh, Pavement Mirror Shop, Howrah, West Bengal, 1991 ? Succession Raghubir Singh

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Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2010

All entries for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2010 must be made via the online ?? Application Form ?between 15th January and 15th March, 2010.

Leica Oskar Barnack Award. "Shamans of the Amazon:Los Curanderos and the spiritual ecology"
Leica Oskar Barnack Award. "Shamans of the Amazon:Los Curanderos and the spiritual ecology"

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The ?Leica Oskar Barnack Award? competition is open to all professional photographers. To take part, participants must send in a series of photographs (minimum 10 up to a maximum of 12 images, only one series per participant) taken in 2009 or long-term projects containing at least one photo from 2009.

The ?Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award? competition is open to any (prospective) professional photographer aged 25 or under at the time of entering. To take part, participants must send in a series of photographs (minimum 10 up to a maximum of 12 images, only one series per participant) taken in 2009 or long-term projects containing at least one photo from 2009.

The digital images prepared for uploading must be no larger than 1920 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high, but have to have at least one of these two maximum dimensions.

So an image with a height of 1200px may have any width less than or equal to 1920px and an image with a width of 1920px may have any height less than or equal to 1200px.

– You will find further details in this ?? PDF Document

– Plus d’information sur les pr?requis pour les images ?? Fichier PDF

– Informaciones detalladas a las photos preguntadas en idioma espag?ol ? ? PDF Documento

The images must also be stored with 72dpi in JPG format in the RGB color space for viewing on the web and none may exceed the maximum file size of 3 MB. We recommend storing the photos with the web optimization function available, for example, in Adobe Photoshop. Detailed instructions can be found in this

? PDF Document.

All entries for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2010 must be made via the online ?? Application Form ?between 15th January and 15th March, 2010.
The ?Leica Oskar Barnack Award? competition is open to all professional photographers. To take part, participants must send in a series of photographs (minimum 10 up to a maximum of 12 images, only one series per participant) taken in 2009 or long-term projects containing at least one photo from 2009.
The ?Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award? competition is open to any (prospective) professional photographer aged 25 or under at the time of entering. To take part, participants must send in a series of photographs (minimum 10 up to a maximum of 12 images, only one series per participant) taken in 2009 or long-term projects containing at least one photo from 2009.
The digital images prepared for uploading must be no larger than 1920 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high, but have to have at least one of these two maximum dimensions.
So an image with a height of 1200px may have any width less than or equal to 1920px and an image with a width of 1920px may have any height less than or equal to 1200px.
– You will find further details in this ?? PDF Document
– Plus d’information sur les pr?requis pour les images ?? Fichier PDF
– Informaciones detalladas a las photos preguntadas en idioma espag?ol ? ? PDF Documento
The images must also be stored with 72dpi in JPG format in the RGB color space for viewing on the web and none may exceed the maximum file size of 3 MB. We recommend storing the photos with the web optimization function available, for example, in Adobe Photoshop. Detailed instructions can be found in this
? PDF Document.


  1. Sony World Photography Awards
    Deadline:January 31, 2008
    Competition website:
    The World Photography Awards, sponsored by Sony, is an international showcase of the best images taken by renowned and undiscovered photographers alike. From landscape to music and photojournalism to fashion photography, the WPA is the first awards of its kind and is supported by hundreds of the industry?s top photographers, critics, gallerists, directors, founders and more.
    Featuring eleven different categories, both professional and amateur photographers will be invited to enter work to the World Photography Awards from 9th October 2007 until mid-January 2008. The winners will be announced at a black tie awards ceremony in Cannes at the Palais des Festivals on 24th April 2008.
    The aim of the World Photography Awards is to unearth the images of the future while paying tribute to the visions of the past. ?Photography plays a vital role in defining and documenting the world around us?, says Shaun Dorrington, General Manager, Sony Digital Imaging, ?and by sponsoring the inaugural World Photography Awards we can support talented photographers across the globe and give them the recognition they deserve.?
    The awards and subsequent exhibition will become to photography what the Oscars are to the film industry. With an annual ceremony and black tie gala taking place on the prestigious Cote d?Azur, the World Photography Awards is set to become the largest and most important awards in the industry.
    For the inaugural year, the World Photography Academy will comprise of over one hundred of the most respected photographers, critics, picture editors, gallerists and other industry leaders, including Phil Stern (US), Terry O? Neil (UK), Chien-Chi (China), Sylvia Plachy (Hungary), Carl de Keyzer (Belgium) and Esko Mannikko (Finland).
    Members of the academy will form the judging panel for the awards, and winners will automatically gain membership to the academy. The academy will be governed by the Honorary Board which comprises of eleven members, including Tom Stoddart, Mary Ellen Mark, Bruce Davidson, Martin Parr, Elliott Erwitt, Susan Meiselas and Stephen Cohen. These eleven board members will represent the academy, promoting excellence within photography and setting the standard for award selections.
    Providing an unprecedented international platform in the world of photography, the aim of the World Photography Awards is to unearth the images of the future while paying tribute to the visions of the past.
    ?It?s a great honour to be part of the inaugural Sony World Photography Awards. The awards will showcase the very best imagery from around the world and will undoubtedly inspire and excite anyone who is passionate about photography.? (Tom Stoddart)
    World Photographic Academy
    Some of the world?s leading photographers, public gallerists, curators and major picture editors have been invited to become members of the WPA. A full list of current academy members can be found on the website.
    From the 9th October 2007, photographers both professional and amateur will be invited to submit work to be judged in the eleven different categories. From this the academy will nominate a shortlist of photographers who will then be invited to attend the awards ceremony. The shortlist will be announced in
    February 2008.
    The eleven categories are:
    The Awards
    Professional Awards
    All submitted works will be judged by academy members and three finalists will be nominated in each of the eleven categories.
    l?iris d?or
    One photograph will represent the image of the year and win l?iris d?or which comprises:
    The title Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year as well as $25,000
    Entry into the World Photographic Academy for future years
    Exhibition showcase of winning image and 25 picture portfolio at the 2009 World Photography Awards
    Winning images exhibited on the World Photography Awards? website and promoted to creatives worldwide
    Individual Category Awards
    Lifetime Achievement Award
    Amateur Awards
    The awards will be international and interactive, allowing people from across the world to submit photographs online via the WPA website to an amateur competition that will run in parallel to the Professional Awards. Each photographer can submit up to three photographs per single category. The site aims to create an online community and social network in which people can interact, creating a destination point for amateur photographers across the globe.
    The awards night will be a black tie event bringing together the cr?me de la cr?me of photography and the media on 24th April 2008 in Cannes. An exhibition of all finalists? work will be held at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes from the 21st-25th April and will be open for public viewing.
    World Photography Awards is delighted to welcome Sony as its headline sponsor.
    ?Photography plays a vital role in defining and documenting the world around us?, says Shaun Dorrington, General Manager, Sony Digital Imaging, ?and by sponsoring the inaugural World Photography Awards we can support talented photographers across the globe and give them the recognition they deserve.?

  2. Dear Mr. Shahidul Alam,
    We hope you are fine.
    I like your festival, I want to taking a part in your festival, I am in Iraqi Kurdistan all of my photos about war story although I want no part of war, war leaves its mark on me and I have come to consider both what is happy and sad in our lives by its measure. Thus, in my mother’s mind, I was born ‘when the Iran-Iraq war started’, and my grandfather would recall he got engaged ‘during World War I ‘. It seems that war has become part of our lives. Our children do not know of peace and as a result grow up playing war. In Slemani, a child made a picture of a passenger plane which had bombs falling from it. Above the picture he had written ‘I can travel’. It made me wonder. I asked him, “why is your passenger plane dropping bombs?’ His answer was,’ Why? Is there a plane which does not throw bombs?!’ Through my photos I try to erase the idea of war.

  3. Dear Mr. Alam,
    I would like to criticize the selection policies of Climate Change Photo Contest and Exhibition 2008 by Drik. I have submitted relevant 5 pictures on the exact theme but none of my photos has been selected even for exhibition. But I saw some selected pictures those have no relevancy to the theme. I think that Drik didn?t practice fair judgment. As your organization is very famous and have superior goodwill in the mainstream photography business and education. But, I need to let you know the fact that Drik is biased and do care about only their staffs, foes, friends and students or related people under their shade on the occasion of contest, exhibition etc. In the last arrangement of Drik?s Anti Corruption Photo Contest I submitted a relevant photo which had not been selected too. But, that photo was awarded 1st Prize in Venice International Photo Contest 2007 under Public Health Category which was organized by WHO Europe.
    Best Wishes,
    M R Hasan
    (Mohammad Rakibul Hasan)

  4. Dear Mr. Hasan,
    I will be the first to admit that judging is far from being an exact science. I have been on numerous juries all across the globe, and can assure you that even the same jury, on a different occasion might make a substantially different choice. I like to think that Drik attempts to be fair in its judgement. In fact, generally we avoid having Drik staff on the jury altogether. Even when there is a Drik staff member present, we always ensure that the majority of the jury is made up of non-Drik people. That was also the case in the contests you mention. I am happy that your photograph won 1st prize in the Venice contest. Please send me more information on the win and I will try and publish the news on this blog. It is important that people realise how well Bangladeshis are doing internationally.
    Best wishes,
    Shahidul Alam

  5. Mohammed Arfan Asif Mohammed Arfan Asif

    Your blog is definitely resourceful for photographers. I appreciate your efforts.
    Mohammed Arfan Asif, ARPS, AFIAP, AICS
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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