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Submission Deadline: November 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time

EXHIBITION ON VIEW: May 27, 2022 - July 10, 2022

Each year, Houston Center for Photography selects an expert writer, critic, or curator to identify two artists from hundreds of submissions who exemplify excellence and innovation in their approaches to new photography. The Houston Center for Photography Fellowship and the Carol Crow Fellowship Awards aim to highlight each artist’s work and to offer them a platform and the support to continue developing their projects. One Houston-based artist (residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston) will receive the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship and another artist, from anywhere in the world, will receive the HCP Fellowship. The two selected artists will each be awarded $3,000, a solo-exhibition at HCP in May of 2019, and a spread in spot magazine. The competition is open to all photographic, film, video, and lens-based installation work. The exhibition will be on view from May 27, 2022 - July 10, 2022

Past recipients, HCP staff, Board, Advisory Council, Committee members, and their significant others are not eligible. All Entrants must be, or become, HCP members at the time of submission. To become an HCP member, click here.

About the Juror

Elizabeth Ferrer is Chief Curator at BRIC, a multi-disciplinary arts organization in Brooklyn, as well as a scholar of Latinx and Mexican photography. She has written extensively and curated exhibitions of Mexican modern and contemporary photography. Ferrer is author of Lola Alvarez Bravo (Aperture, NY, 2006), named a New York Times notable book of the year, as well as of numerous exhibition catalogues published in the United States and Mexico. Most recently, she authored Latinx Photography in the United States: A Visual History, published by the University of Washington Press in January 2021.

Ferrer has also curated major exhibitions that have appeared at such institutions as the Smithsonian Institution, Notre Dame University, El Museo del Barrio, the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, and the Americas Society in New York, where she was Gallery Director for several years. She is now at work on an exhibition to be presented by the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson and book about Louis Carlos Bernal, a pioneering Chicano photographer who worked in Mexico and the American Southwest. Ferrer, who studied art history at Wellesley College and Columbia University, is originally from Los Angeles and is based in Brooklyn, New York, and in Western Massachusetts.

MEMBERSHIP FEE: Starting at $40

Call For Entry Guidelines

STEP 1. Verify your HCP Membership
 If you are a member but do not know your membership number please contact HCP at 713-529-4755 or info@hcponline.org
 If you are not a member of HCP you can become one online HERE
 HCP Memberships are non-refundable.

STEP 2. Prepare your images and all related texts.
 Carefully edit a group of no more than 10 jpg. images (no size restrictions) or videos that describe your current photographic work.
 You will also need to have the following information available:
 a. an artist statement
 b. a resume, c/v, or bio
 c. specific information for each piece:
      - Title (for identification purposes)
      - Year of exposure
      - Size (height X width)
      - Medium of finished work (inkjet print, chromogenic print, etc.)

STEP 3. 

You will need to click submit to begin the submission process. Then you can start to copy/paste your artist statement and resume or bio into the form and complete the questions. At the end, you will be able to upload your images to submit.

STEP 4. Submit and Payment
Confirm that you are a member of HCP. If you are unsure of your membership please email info@hcponline.org. 

If you are not currently a member of HCP please sign up for a membership HERE before completing your submission. We will contact all non-members at the close of the call and notify them that their submissions will be ineligible for selection and will not be included in the submissions reviewed by the Juror. HCP Membership are non-refundable. HCP Entry Fees are not refundable after the jury process begins.

After you receive an email receipt of payment, your submission process is complete.

NOTIFICATION OF RETURN: Applicants will be notified by December 10, 2020. HCP retains the right to reject any selected work that differs from the work submitted.

LIABILITY & AGREEMENT: Works will be insured while on the premises of HCP. However, HCP cannot be responsible for damage or loss during transit. HCP retains the right to display and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes.
 - Upon your acceptance, the work to be exhibited must be delivered ready-to-hang, and any pedestals or hardware needed for installation of the work.
 - Artists exhibiting slide or video projection, installation or sculptural works beyond a two dimensional format must provide the hardware and equipment necessary to exhibit the work as it is intended to be shown. HCP does not provide slide or video projectors.
 - Your entry constitutes understanding and agreement with the conditions outlined in this prospectus.
 - HCP Memberships are non refundable

Applicant Submission Deadline: November 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time
Applicant Notifications Sent: December 12, 2021 via email
Exhibition Dates: May 27, 2022 - July 10, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, May 27, 2020, 5:30–8 PM Central Standard Time



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