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Congrats to DPI Students Michael Beckert and Anthony Tran


• Michael Beckert’s instagram account was recognized by Refinery29 as one of the “17 New York Photographers You NEED To Follow On Instagram”

• Big congratulations to Anthony Tran, selected as a finalist for the Serbin Communications 35th Annual College and High School Photography Contest, sponsored by Nikon, USA.

The hardcover book Best of College & High School Photography 2015 will publish the selected work of all winners, honorable mentions and finalists.

Serbin Communications received over 17,000 photographs from students in the US, Canada, and around the world. This year’s judges were: Kenda North, University of Texas at Arlington; James Rudnick, School of Visual Arts, New York; and Everard Williams, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. College and high school entries were judged separately, and finalists will be featured in two sections in the book.

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Congratulations to DPI Junior William Martin and Alum Kieran Kesner, Winners in the College Photographer of the Year


Kieran Kesner (’14) won gold in the 69th College Photographer of the Year for his photo of a volunteer soldier recently shot in Western Ukraine in the portrait category. William Martin (’16) won gold in the Documentary category with a photo essay about a family struggling to make ends meet in Cuba.


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Photography Project Funding Opportunities

16 Organizations that Want to Fund Your Photography from  The PhotoShelter Blog.

The PhotoShelter blog has complied a great list of foundations, non-profits and private companies, who are willing to fund worthy photographers based on talent and project goals. Some offer grants for photojournalists who expose social injustices; others focus on editorial photographers who tell long-form stories. read more


Another great source for funding of arts projects is the New York Foundation for the Arts. Join their mailing list at nyfa.org

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Recent photography graduates & new students – Ian Parry Scholarship Deadline

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The Ian Parry Scholarship is a free award for documentary photography and visual photojournalism students and freelance photographers of 24 years and under. It will be judged by our Patron Don McCullin and Trustees. Please follow us on twitter @ianparryscholar for more updates

The Ian Parry Scholarship deadline is 7th July 2014. Recently graduated Degree MA/ MFA graduates should also apply. Please forward this email to your 2013 / 2014 students for an exciting opportunity to work with us during this special year, our 25th Anniversary year.

We have increased the prize to £3,500 for the winner and camera equipment from Canon. Two finalists receive £500 each. Save The Children offers an international paid commission to one of the finalists. A selection of the winning images will be published in the Sunday Times magazine Spectrum and exhibited in London, also appearing in a special catalogue being prepared to mark our 25th Anniversary.

Please see our attached application form, press release & poster and visit www.ianparry.org for our latest news from our past winners like Marcus Bleasdale/VII, Jonas Bendkisen/Magnum, Simon Roberts and Leonie Hampton.

Ian Parry scholarship application form 2014

Ian Parry scholarship PRESS-RELEASE 2014

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2015 WPO Student Photo Competition: Consumer Culture

This comes through from the World Photography Organization:


2015 Student Focus Competition Brief:
Enter a photo which symbolises contemporary consumer culture:

As time goes by and we acquire things over the course of our lives, trends can be spotted in the objects we buy. Whether it’s colour schemes, fonts, patterns or shapes, there have been many changes in style since the dawn of modern day consumer culture in the 1950s.

We would like you to take a photo of an object or scene that symbolizes modern culture to you. It could be a fashionstatement, a type of washing powder, a chair or a hairstyle, but must be something you feel is a reflection of today’s society. It can be sensationalist or low key, split second or staged.

Try to photograph something you feel strongly about, whether it’s a piece of technology or a doorway.

Captions may be no more than 15 words.

Competition dates:
Entry start: 23th May 2014
Entry close: 6th Dec 2014

Please share the competition brief with your students to promote the competition.

All students should submit their one image directly to you via email.

Tutors should select ONE image from all student entries submitted and  email this to ania@worldphoto.org by the 6th December 2014.

Image size:
The image should be a JPEG. Minimum size: 800 KB and maximum 4MB

Rules:  here

View the 2015 Judging Panel

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