En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship Awards is an annual program selecting three or more U.S. based photographers of Latino, African or Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and Pacific, through a national call for entries.
New Works helps artists to create or complete an in-depth photographic series exploring themes of their choice, and provides the infrastructure needed for national visibility and a professional exhibition of their new work in the New York area.
Submissions can be in any photo-based style or genre (documentary, autobiographical, landscape, abstract, digital, pinhole, alternative processes, etc).
While the product awarded varies from year to year, New Works fellows usually receive:
- a $1,000 honorarium ($100 for Honorable Mentions) plus materials stipend;
- product gift certificates from Canson Infinity;
- professional tripods from Bogen;
- camera bags from Lowepro;
- a feature article in Nueva Luz;
- an exhibition in New York;
- a photographer’s page on enfoco.org;
- a one-year En Foco membership ($100 value)
- Applicants must be of Latino, African, Asian or Native (Americas or Pacific) heritage; be U.S. citizens or green card holders; and be over the age of 18.
- Your work should address issues that are relevant to your personal experience. Photographic imagery should contain a cultural consciousness that is grounded in identity and the search for a personal statement. This is completely open to your interpretation.
- You may propose a new project idea, or propose to continue an existing body of work. Decisions will be based upon quality of images submitted and ability to complete the proposed project by February 2011.
- If selected, your new work must consist of 15-20 exhibition-quality images. The group exhibition will be curated by En Foco staff in 2011, at which time the honorarium is paid.
- All participants will be contacted by 30 August 2010, and final decisions will be made by 10 September 2010.
How to enter?
- A written project proposal/description (no more than 400 words). Describe specific aspects of your work such as subject matter, context, content, location, and personal relevance.
- A one-page biography and/or resume.
- A statement about your work as an artist.
- Twenty tightly edited images from the same series.