September 1st Award Deadline: The Tracey Baran Award for Photography

The Tracey Baran Award was established to honor the memory and achievement of Tracey Baran, a young photographer who died after a short illness in 2008. This annual award, with a fellowship grant of $5000, will be given to one emerging female photographer who is a citizen of the United States.

The grant recipient will be determined by a review panel based on artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium.

The jury panel for 2010 will consist of Jen Davis, photographer; Christine Osinski, photographer; and Leslie Tonkonow, Director, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks+Projects.

This award was created by the School of Visual Arts BFA Photography Department and the Estate of Tracey Baran. It was funded by the generous artists who donated to the Tracey Baran Memorial Auction.


Application Deadline: September 1st, 2010

Entry Fee: None

Eligibility: The contest is open to all emerging female photographers who are citizens of the United States. Emerging is defined as not having had a major solo show in a commercial gallery or museum, gallery representation or an advertising campaign.



How To Apply: Go to, where, you will find a link to the School of Visual Arts-Tracey Baran Award application, along with step-by-step instructions on how to register, which is free and user-friendly. All entries must be submitted online; we will not process any applications we receive by e-mail or standard mail.

A completed application consists of the following information & files:

Portfolio: A portfolio of twenty image files showing representative, recent work, with text descriptions for each: artist’s name, title, year, medium, and dimensions. All images must be saved at 1920 x 1920 pixels and as standard JPEG’s. All images must be under 1.8MB and use RGB color space, preferably sRGB. Because all images must be saved at 1920X1920 pixels, you may use a black mask if the image does not fit to these dimensions. Please refer to for further information

Resume / CV

Artist Statement: The purpose of the statement is to give the review panel a better understanding of your work, while they are viewing it. Your statement should be clear, concise and relate to the portfolio you submit.

The Indie Photobook Library

The Indie Photobook Library

Founded in 2010, the Indie Photobook Library seeks to showcase and preserve photography books not readily viewed by the general public. The photobooks in this collection include self-published photobooks, photobooks independently published and distributed, photography exhibition catalogs, print-on-demand photobooks, artist books, photozines, photobooks printed on newsprint, limited edition photobooks, non-English language photography books, etc.; in short, photobooks that are not collected by traditional libraries in the United States.

This collection will accept submissions on an ongoing basis and will be a public non-circulating library. In the far future the collection will be donated in its entirety to an appropriate archive. The intent is to have the material accessible in one location for the interested public and scholars looking at the work of a particular photographer or studying trends in contemporary photobook publishing.

Mixology II: Photography & Photo-Based Work

Mixology II: Photography & Photo-Based Work

Date: Friday, July 9, 2010
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Curator’s Office
Street: 1515 14th Street NW # 201
City/Town: Washington, DC

One of my photographs is included in the excellent group photography show with:
Jason Horowitz
Robert Mapplethorpe
Nicholas & Sheila Pye
Chris Scarborough
Spencer Tunick

Benefits Doctors Without Borders (MSF)