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Alan Rapp

Alan Rapp
Profession: writer, editor, photograp
Location: Brooklyn , United States
URL: http://heyhotshot.com/
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Organization: Hey, Hot Shot!
Journal: http://criticalterrain.wordpress.com/
Last login: over 5 years ago
Member since: 04 Sep 2009 21:09


I am the former art + photography book editor at Chronicle Books, and now Associate Director of the international photography competition Hey, Hot Shot! I am also an MFA candidate in Design Criticism at School of Visual Arts and I blog at http://criticalterrain.wordpress.com/.


Recent Post

Hey, Hot Shot! 2009 Second Edition Competition is Open!

Jen Bekman Projects is happy to announce the opening of the 2009 Second Edition Hey, Hot Shot! competition.
Entries will be accepted now through Friday, October 23rd, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

The premier international photography competition, Hey, Hot Shot! offers photographers at all stages of their careers unrivaled opportunities for exposure and advancement.

All entrants have their work reviewed by top-shelf panelists and enjoy the potential to be promoted online (more than sixty were featured on the Hey, Hot Shot! blog last season alone!), selected for 20×200 and exhibited in our New York gallery. Now in its fifth year, the competition has been acclaimed by curators, critics, educators and journalists alike.

A panel of seasoned photography professionals—including founder Jen Bekman, photography book evangelist and publisher Darius Himes, Aperture Foundation publisher Lesley A. Martin, former Creative Director of Colors magazine and photographer Stefan Ruiz and Chronicle Books chairman and CEO Nion McEvoy—review all the photographs that are entered.

The guidelines are simple: contenders submit three photographs from a single body of work, using an online upload tool, with an entry fee of $60. The 2009 Second Edition will add new features and more benefits for all entrants—among the many reasons why Hey, Hot Shot! remains one of the most desirable photography competitions around. Stay tuned for details!

five hot shots x NYC exhibition + (20×200) = incomparable exposure
Our panel will select five Hot Shots for inclusion in a two-week group show at Jen Bekman Gallery in New York City. In conjunction with the exhibition, editions of each photographer’s work will be released on 20×200, Jen Bekman Projects’ acclaimed online endeavor, which offers limited edition prints at affordable prices.

cold hard cash
Each winning photographer will be awarded a $500 honorarium.

ultras go solo
At year’s end, two Ultras will be selected from 2009’s ten Hot Shots. The Ultras are represented by Jen Bekman Gallery and slated for solo exhibitions.

in it to win it
All entrants are reviewed for participation in 20×200; entering the competition is the only opportunity for photographers to have their work considered. In addition, as always, our writers will select contenders to feature daily on the Hey, Hot Shot! blog throughout the entry period.

So what are you waiting for? Get your work out there: Apply Now!
We only accept submissions online.

The deadline for entries is Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 8pm EDT.

Hot Shots will be announced on Monday, November 30, 2009.

There is a $60 handling fee for your entry.
Submissions are open to everyone, from anywhere in the world!
The competition is now open.


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