Weekly Roundup: Free NYT Portfolio Review, PHotoEspana 2014 NEXOFOTO Prize and More

Weekly Roundup: Free NYT Portfolio Review, PHotoEspana 2014 NEXOFOTO Prize and More

(Obra para Elegua, la leyenda de Moremi: sacrificio), 2013 Archival pigment on mylar Copyright Jorge Perez
Exhibition: Spirit Migration: The Flowing, The Fleeting, The Spectral
Now through February 23, 2014

Brutedge Gallery / Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ

A mixed-media group show of Haitian and Cuban artists featuring works of a spiritual and/or religious nature. Jorge Alberto Perez’ photographic work [pictured above] of appropriated image-fragments highlights the Yoruba legend of Moremi, a Christ-like figure who saved her tribe by letting herself be caught by the enemy in order to learn their secrets and save her own people. The story hinges on the ‘trick’ she plays and is dedicated to the trickster deity of Santeria – Elegua.

Intermarried by Yael Ben-Zion
Now through February 3, 2014
La Galeria at Boricua College in Washington Heights, NYC
 A photo series that narrates the issue faced by families/couples “who choose to share their lives regardless of their different origins, ethnicities, races or religions.”

Exhibitions: Too Young to Wed by Stephanie Sinclair  
Now through March 16, 2014
Bronx Documentary Center, NYC

A traveling exhibition part of a transmedia campaign that seeks to raise awareness of child marriage worldwide, support girls who are already married and ultimately halt the practice altogether.

Nexofoto 2014 Photography Prize 
Deadline is March 10, 2014
The first Prize is 2,000 euros in cash and an individual exhibition in a Gallery in Madrid, during PHotoEspaña 2014. Another good thing: the Jury: Alejandro Castellote (Curator), Chema Madoz (Artist), and María José Magaña (Instituto Cervantes), among others. The only hook: an inscription fee of 25 € ($34.00). 

Exhibition: When Congo Went to Hell
Now through March 7, 2014
Rivington Place in London, UK

Autograph ABP presents a rarely seen archive dating from 1904, created by English missionary Alice Seeley Harris in the Congo Free State. These pioneering photographs publicly exposed the violent consequences of human rights abuses at the turn of the century, and are exhibited alongside newly commissioned work from acclaimed contemporary Congolese artist Sammy Baloji.

The 2014 New York Times Portfolio Review is FREE!
Application deadline Monday, February 10, 2014
Space is limited of course but if accepted this is a great opportunity to show your work to dozens of photo editors and arts professionals. Photographers shooting in all genres are welcome to apply.


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