LEICA WOMEN FOTO PROJECT AWARD : 2020 Submissions accepted now until October 8, 2020

"Necessary Fictions” by Debi Cornwall
"The Size of a Grapefruit" by Eva Woolridge

"Where Women Rule” by Yana Paskova
The Leica Women Foto Project’ will award three photographers $10,000 and a Leica Q2 to support the completion of a personal project relevant to today’s social and political climate, as told through the female perspective. Last year's 2019 Award Winners above.
The mission of this initiative is to encourage and empower photographers to demonstrate the importance and impact of the female point of view. The award serves as a catalyst to reframe how we see, how we think, and how we express our visual narrative.

Submissions must be made with a camera of any make/model except smartphones. Owning or photographing with a Leica not required to qualify. Submissions accepted now until October 8, 2020. Recipients of the award will be announced on January 18, 2020 on Leica Camera USA’s Instagram and Facebook.
View the #LeicaWomenFotoProject Award 2020 Jurors here
• Karin Kaufmann
• Sheila Pree Bright  (@shepreebright)
• Amanda De Cadenet  (@amandadecadenet)
• Laura Roumanos  (@photoville / @united_photo)
• Maggie Steber  (@maggiesteber)
• Elizabeth Krist  (#elizabethkrist)
• Sandra Stevenson  (@visualsandra)
• Lynn Johnson  (@ljohnphoto)
• Elizabeth Avedon  (@elizabethavedon)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited and outside US. Must be legal US resident 21+ at entry, and must not be affiliated with competitor of Sponsor. Entry must adhere to Submission Guidelines. Winner may not partner with competitor of Sponsor for 1 year. 
Visit http://bit.ly/LeicaWomenFotoProjectRules for full Official Rules. Forward to someone you believe should apply.


Texas Photographic Society's 29th Annual International Exhibition 2020

TPS 29 First Place • The Prayer © Leslie Jean-Bart
TPS 29 Second Place • David © Sandra Chen Weinstein

TPS 29 Third Place • Metanoia © Ellen Jantzen

TPS 29 HM • Geisha Confidential ©  Mark Coggins

TPS 29 HM • Maisha & Victor. 
Prospect Park Lakeside, Brooklyn  ©  Kent Meister

TPS 29 HM • Mother & Daughter © Terry Barczak

TPS 29 HM • Girl Power © Jamie Johnson

TPS 29 HM • Standing at the Gates of the Capital,
Austin, Texas 2020 © Alejandro Abarca

It has been an honor to jury this year's Texas Photographic Society's 29th Annual International Competition. In this call for entry, I was looking for exceptional photography with a perspective and vision seen as uniquely their own; images with a fresh approach I would like to look at again and again.
With an 'open theme' bringing over 1300 extraordinary submissions from all genres, the task to edit down to only 50 images was a difficult one. My final selection is very eclectic: individually each image speaks to me and is complete in its own voice.
I value the exposure photographers receive by entering and exhibiting online and in-gallery exhibitions. By showcasing their work, they gain exposure and build their audience, moving the work forward professionally. Even if not chosen, I view the websites and photographs of those photographers who have taken the time to enter their work. Thank you to all who entered!
The gallery exhibition opens October 3, 2020 at The Silos at Sawyer Yards, Houston, TX, then travels to The Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, Texas.