SOLO V // JOEL STERNFELD

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AWARD CALL FOR ENTRIES

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

WELCOME TO THE 2ND SEASON OF SOLO EXHIBITION AWARDS!

Launched in the early fall of last year, FotoFilmic SOLO is a unique mentoring and development program designed with emerging and mid-career film and analogue photographers in mind. Each SOLO Award provides the winner with extensive promotion, networking and career building opportunities including a 2-month solo exhibition at the FotoFilmic PULP Gallery, a weekend master workshop through complimentary participation on Bowen Island with a $500 stipend toward accommodations and travel, a FotoFilmic interview publication, a permanent online exhibition page with forewords from the juror, inclusion in the FotoFilmic Store’s SOLO Collection and a printed publication in FotoFilmic’s SOLO upcoming catalogue (2 copies per winner).

Past SOLO jurors include Todd Hido (SOLO I), Alec Soth (SOLO II), Mark Steinmetz (SOLO III) and Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb (SOLO IV).

SOLO V: CALL FOR ENTRIES

For this 5th SOLO edition we are excited to be collaborating with world renowned photographer Joel Sternfeld as juror and mentor! One of few legendary photographers who pioneered the use of large format color photography in the social landscape in the 1970s, Joel’s prolific work since ‘American Prospects’ (1987) pointed out many of the new critical directions still gravitating at the center of  contemporary photographic practices. Check our juror’s profile below for more on this tremendously influential photographic artist!

Scroll a bit further down for clear benefit highlights of why SOLO V represents a unique endorsement and far-reaching opportunity for the winning photographer to durably grow the visibility and reputation of his/her work on the international photography scene! As frontrunners of FotoFilmic’s mandate supporting contemporary material practices through a variety of programming, SOLO exhibitors also enter an open-ended relationship with us receiving priority for other future, tailored exhibition/fair opportunities.

GUEST JUROR: JOEL STERNFELD

Joel Sternfeld is an artist-photographer whose work is concerned with the utopic and dystopic possibilities of the American experience, as well as those of the human experience. Ever since the publication of his landmark study, American Prospects (1987), his work has maintained conceptual and political aspects, while also being steeped in history, art history, landscape theory, and seasonality. On This Site (1996) examines violence in America while simultaneously raising the question of what is knowable from a single photograph. All his subsequent work has sought to expand the narrative possibilities of still photography primarily through an authored text. His work is as ironic as it is dignified, as poetic as it is documentary. It represents a melding of time and place that serves to elucidate, honor, and warn. His books converse with each other and may be read as a collective whole. Sternfeld is the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and spent a year in Italy on a Rome Prize. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, where he holds the Noble Foundation Chair in Art and Cultural History.

©Photo courtesy of Joel Sternfeld

FOTOFILMIC // SOLO V: AWARD DETAILS

SOLO EXHIBITION

Juror Joel Sternfeld will carefully review all works submitted (no shortlist: every application reaches his eyes) and solely pick one SOLO V Winner, as well as two Runners-Up.  The SOLO V Exhibition awarded by Joel will open in in the Spring/Summer of 2019 at the FotoFilmic PULP Gallery in Vancouver, BC on Bowen Island and remain on view for two months.

Past SOLO Winners/Exhibitors include Jill Beth Hannes [Los Angeles, SOLO I], Marisa Chafetz [New York, SOLO II], Matthew Genitempo [Marfa, TX, SOLO III opening July 21st], and Ryota Kajita [Fairbanks, AK, SOLO IV] .

FEATURE INTERVIEW

Joining over 30 well-known figures of contemporary photography (Mark Steinmetz, Denis Dailleux, Heidi Romano, Alejandro Cartagena, Vanessa Winship and many others) the SOLO V EXHIBITION AWARD Winner will be the subject of our 35th FILM TALKS interview! Conducted by FotoFilmic Co-Director Bastien Desfriches Doria, the interview will profile in details the laureate’s work and background practice and also include introductory forewords from juror Joel Sternfeld!

SOLO CATALOGUE

A special 2017-2018 SOLO legacy/collector catalogue gathering the first 6 SOLO Award editions is in the works. Text and image editing will combine all of the jurors’ forewords and the winning photographers’ feature interviews with high quality reproductions of the works exhibited, as well as gallery views. Printing is scheduled for late 2018 – early 2019, with FotoFilmic gifting SOLO Award Winners 2 limited edition copies each.

ARCHIVED SOLO PAGE

As with previous SOLO editions, the SOLO V winner will receive his own FotoFilmic online exhibition page placing his/her work at the very center of FotoFilmic’s web traffic and dynamic nucleus of referrals! Published in a beautiful full format gallery, SOLO pages act as small dedicated hubs only 1 click away from the main menu and able to redirect online visitors to all related content inward (interview, winner’s announcement, PULP Gallery) as well as outward to the photographer’s website & social media handles, and importantly to the FotoFilmic Online Store SOLO collections for anytime sales! A unique tool and feature designed to help photographers build or complement a strong online presence, SOLO pages are archived indefinitely promising years of additional incoming traffic!
[Each edition’s 2 Runners-Up are also featured there]

GALLERY REP

GALLERY: The Winner’s exhibited work is automatically entered into FotoFilmic’s SOLO print collection both online at the FotoFilmic Store and physically as part of the FotoFilmic PULP Gallery inventory / REP: SOLO Winners may be invited to a 1-year FotoFilmic representation  trial (conditions apply). Photographers under FotoFilmic’s global representation management are given priority to take part to high visibility, networking intensive international events in a variety of forms .

WORKSHOP INVITE

In-person mentoring is an important component of each SOLO Award: the SOLO V Winner will therefore be invited to attend Joel’s Weekend Master Workshop* next Spring/Summer 2019. This 2-day professional workshop in Vancouver will be limited to 15 photographers and be scheduled during the SOLO V Exhibition dates. Additionally, FotoFilmic will provide the SOLO V Winner a $500USD workshop stipend to help cover the traveling and lodging expenses involved.

* No tuitions/registration cost. Participation is pending minimum enrolment is met. In the event the workshop is not confirmed, the winner will be invited to attend any other FotoFilmic master workshops of his/her choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

© Photo Credits Joel Sternfeld, top: After a Flash Flood, Rancho Mirage, California, July 1979, bottom: Mc Lean, Virginia, December 1979