Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Jörg Colberg - Conscientious Portfolio Competition 2014

Jörg Colberg has just announced the call for entries in the 2014 incarnation of his Conscientious Portfolio Competition.
The Conscientious Portfolio Competition (CPC), which is now in its sixth year, is free to enter. It always has been, it always will be. There are no costs involved other than the time it takes to select and send in your work. CPC is aimed at emerging photographers. Photographers not represented by a gallery will get preferential treatment. However, the quality of the work itself plays the most important role.

This year to determine the winner(s) there are two guest judges joining Jörg, curators Arianna Rinaldo and Thomas Weski.

CPC happens in two stages. The first stage is the submission stage. where photographers are asked to send in their application via email. The deadline for this is 31 October 2014, 11:59pm ET.

From the pool of submissions, 25 candidates will be picked for the second round. The photographers in this pool will receive an email, and they will have to send in ten jpeg images.
The winner(s) of the competition will have their work featured on the  Conscientious website, presented in the form of an extended conversation.

Full details can be found HERE on the Conscientious site.

This is an exceptional opportunity to have work seen by Jörg Colberg (and potentially Arianna Rinaldo and Thomas Weski) who in my opinion has an unequaled  level of knowledge, taste and credibility. What's more this Portfolio Competition is FREE unlike other offerings where participants have to front up with hefty $ to have their work seen by reviewers whose opinion often doesn't count for much.

Conscientious Photography Magazine is a website dedicated to contemporary fine-art photography. It offers profiles of photographers, in-depth interviews, photobook reviews, and general articles about photography and related issues.
Founder and editor Jörg M. Colberg began publishing Conscientious in 2002. American Photo included Colberg in their list of “Photography Innovators of 2006,” writing “a new generation of thought leaders has emerged to give photographers and photography fans new avenues of information.”
In addition to working on Conscientious, Colberg has contributed articles/essays to magazines and artist monographs (such as Hellen Van Meene’s Tout va disparaître). He has served on review panels and has reviewed portfolios at various locations.
Colberg is a professor of photography at Hartford Art School/University of Hartford.

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