Monday, January 5, 2009

"Expiration Notice" vs Magenta's "Flash Forward"

As I am reminded that the deadline for submission to Magenta Foundation's  "Flash Forward 2009" competition for emerging photographers is being extended to January 17, 2009, I discover a new blog and website for emerging photographers: "Expiration Notice".

I, along with many of my contemporaries, have long wondered why Magenta, and many other organizations for that matter, are limiting participation to their competition to photographers who are 34 years of age or younger. Can't anyone over 34 be "emerging"?  Stan Banos and Mark Page have heard the same cry and are providing us with an alternative, "Expiration Notice", which will be limited to photographers worldwide who are over 35 years old with no current gallery representation. They are now taking submissions for the first edition which will go live in February 2009. The deadline for submission is the 31st of January.

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