FLASH FORWARD: 2015 Call for Submissions

Photograph by Jon Tonks, Flash Forward Tenth
Marcus the Weather Man, St Helena Meteorological Station, 
St Helena Island, May 2013 from the series Empire 

Flash Forward 2015: Call for Submissions
The Magenta Foundation is pleased to announce Year Eleven of Flash Forward, its Emerging Photographers Competition. 2015 will see the return of Flash Forward Festival at its home base, Boston’s Fairmont Battery Wharf, where we bring together emerging professional photographers from around the world. Concurrently in Toronto, Flash Forward programming will focus on more developed educational experiences targeting local artists and high school students.

This is an open call to all photographers working in Canada, the UK and the US for submissions. Applicants must be 34 years-of-age or under as of December 31, 2014. All submission requirements and upload instructions may be reviewed here: Magenta Foundation

Flash Forward 2015 Jurors
Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie, Managing Editor / Books & Exhibitions, The Magenta Foundation
Erin Elder, Manager, Business Development + Partnerships, The Globe + Mail
Eva Michon, Co-founder + Editor, Bad Day magazine
Gemma Barnett, Print Sales Manager, The Photographers’ Gallery
Rebecca McClelland, Group Photography Editor + Creative Director, Ian Parry Scholarship
Cheryl Newman, Photography Director, Telegraph Magazine
David Alexander Arnold, Photo Editor, Travel + Leisure
Elizabeth Avedon, Independent Curator; Writer, L’Oeil de la Photographie
Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries; Co-Founder, Photoville
Alyssa Coppelman, Independent Photo Editor
Kate Gilbert, Independent Public Art Curator
Julie Graham, Editor and Publisher, aCurator
Meg Handler, Editor-at-Large, BagNews
Emily Keegin, Photography and Art Director
Divya Rao Heffley, Program Manager, Hillman Photography Initiative, Carnegie Museum of Art
Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography
Invited International Jurors:
Mauro Bedoni, Photo Editor, COLORS magazine
Raphaëlle Stopin, Curator, Writer; Photo Art Director, International Festival
of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France

Cash and New Artist Multiple Book Prizes
One cash prize of $6,000 will be awarded to the 2015 Bright Spark, an emerging photographer whose submitted body of work is identified by the jury as being extraordinarily accomplished.

As in the past, all 2015 Flash Forward Winners and Honourable Mentions will have their work published in the catalogue that chronicles the annual juried competition. The Flash Forward group show, made up of a selection of photographs from the accompanying annual catalogue, will travel from Toronto to Boston and other places to be announced.
IN ADDITION: An Artist’s Multiple Book Prize has been added to this year’s competition. A photographer, selected by The Magenta Foundation Team, will be published. Details to be announced in the coming months.

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