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New Photo Contest? (PHEspana + OjodePez)


we have a chance to create an OjodePez photo contest,
in partnership with Photoespana (www.phedigital.com)
but we will only have it happen if we really feel that we can offer
something else,
not just another contest,
we consider that there’s already many really good, and really generous ones.

we would appreciate any comments you feel like making about what you would
like in a contest,
what you dislike,
and what you´ve been missing so far,

hugs and happy new year.


by Saul Tiff at 2008-01-14 15:09:09 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) berlin , Germany | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I think it’s a great idea, the work you put out is smart – I know ‘no fees’ would be on the top of the list of requests, along with ‘no rights grabs’, but with regard to particulars, maybe some kind of sponsorship or euros as are given by PHE would be wonderful..as well as a slideshow at the festival and a spread in OjodePez?

by [former member] | 14 Jan 2008 16:01 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Me too, no fees, No right grabs, if possible ftp submitions, not only war or dissaster pix will be good, a great jury. Thanks for ask.

by Hernan Zenteno | 14 Jan 2008 17:01 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
I agree with the others Frank. FTP is really important as it helps save on cost and shipping. I bailed on DAYS Japan because shipping from Spain was outrageously expensive.

Protecting the photographers rights is obviously important and I think instead of outright prize money, grant money for a future project could be really appealing as it not only awards for current work but pushes the winner to continue to strive for better work.

Any chance you can get PHE to drop their exorbitant fees for being considered for their portfolio reviews? ;-)

by Charlie Mahoney | 14 Jan 2008 17:01 | Barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→
No fees for sure, no right grabs, ftp shipping just like the new and flamboyant WPPh ftp server, no handling with paper copies, no age limit, no geographical restrictions.

And well, grant money for future projects… how much does a photographer need for that?

Let’s say 3 months in the field, any field, spring-fields included.

Photographers always end up with a low-budget-backpacker-trip in order to last the more time possible taking pictures, let’s say 6.000 usd?

We count with some synergies with the PHE festival, not sure about which ones yet.

And yes, they charge exorbitant fees for being considered in the portfolio reviews, something very common with major festivals. The only ones that enjoy knowing the true promise of these festivals are the petit committee of full-year ping-pong travelers, visual intellectuals that get holidays for free.

I will suggest making a lightstalkers post in order to elaborate a list of the top 10 “portfolio-reviewers” worldwide, the ones you might find in PHE, and at Fotofest, and in Brighton, etc…

by Saul Tiff | 16 Jan 2008 13:01 | berlin, Germany | | Report spam→
Hi Frank,
Thanks, this would be a great initiative.

Is Ojo de Pez up and running? Last few times I tried to enter the website(including today), it only had a contact first page.



by Nacho Hernandez | 16 Jan 2008 14:01 | Culebra, Puerto Rico | | Report spam→
Off the top of my head:
1. No fees
2. FTP transmission
3. Nicely designed photo layout
4. Commission/grant to continue working
5. Invite winning photog(s) to jury the following year.
Sounds fun. Like Ojo de Pez!! Something I would be interested in.
Good day to everyone.

by Ana Elisa Fuentes | 17 Jan 2008 06:01 | Bavaria, Germany | | Report spam→
Hi all, totally agree with what was said before, but would like to ask for an international jury from different types of photography. not just photojournalism, commercial our conceptual photography. best, Miguel

by [former member] | 17 Jan 2008 13:01 | Lisboa, Portugal | | Report spam→

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Saul Tiff, Photographer Saul Tiff
New Delhi , India
Hernan Zenteno, Photographer Hernan Zenteno
Buenos Aires , Argentina ( EZE )
Charlie Mahoney, photojournalist Charlie Mahoney
Boston , United States ( BOS )
Nacho Hernandez, Photographer Nacho Hernandez
Manila , Philippines
Ana Elisa Fuentes, Photographer Ana Elisa Fuentes
[undisclosed location].


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