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Call For Submissions: Flash Forward 2016 Photography Competition

posted October 27, 2015 in Flash Forward 2016

The Fabric of Space and Time, 2014 by Kevin Van Aelst (US)

Above: It’s the Flash Forward 2016 Call for Entries, starting now and going on until December 29, 2015!

Are you an emerging photographer? Do you know an emerging photographer you think should be recognized for their work? Then we invite you to submit your work or tell your eligible friends to submit theirs in our Flash Forward 2016 competition for emerging photographers. This is Year 12 of this renowned competition that is open to photographers working in Canada, the US and the UK who are 34 years of age or younger by the end of 2015. Head over to our website to get all the details about how to submit and our competition guidelines: magentafoundation.org/flash-forward.

There is a 1st place cash prize of $8,000 that will be awarded to the 2016 Bright Spark, an emerging photographer whose submitted body of work is identified by the jury as being extraordinarily accomplished.

The 2nd place winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize.

Air Canada enRoute Magazine will commission one of the Flash Forward winners for their magazine. Not only will their work get featured in the magazine, additional images will be exhibited as a solo exhibition during the Flash Forward Festival in Boston. This is NOT limited to 1st or 2nd place. This award is for any of the winners that are selected from the 2016 year in CAD, UK or US.

As we mentioned, Flash Forward is in its 12th year. Year 11 was Flash Forward 2015 which we recently celebrated with a book launch and exhibition at Division Gallery in Toronto. Come and have a look at our album of party photos and get your own copy of the publication here in our shop.  Right here we would like to say thanks to TD Bank Group, the Flash Forward Presenting Sponsor who helps to make this all possible.

Flash Forward 2015

Maybe we’ll see your work in our Flash Forward pages next year, but of course, not if you don’t submit! Don’t delay, the end of December will arrive sooner than you suspect.

Happy Halloween!

Self and Others: Aline’s Book Cover

posted May 29, 2015 in Announcements, Boston 2015, Pittsburgh, Popups

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The trade edition cover of Aline Smithson’s Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography. It’s exquisite, we suspect you’ll agree.

We’ve been enjoying a whirlwind of activity here at The Magenta Foundation. We held the hugely successful Flash Forward Festival Boston presented by TD Canada earlier in May, the Magenta: POP Pittsburgh exhibition, and if that weren’t enough, we’ve launched a Facebook page for Magenta Magazine which you should definitely follow. Our fearless MagMag editors including Bill Clarke are posting sneak peeks, insights, and news. We’re already at nearly 200 Likes and growing quickly.

With so much exciting stuff going on, we wanted to be sure to stop and show you this highly anticipated book cover above for Aline Smithson‘s Self & Others, which will be published by Magenta this fall. Her portfolios are online on her site, so you can preview them to get a glimpse of the gorgeous and inspiring portraits her book will hold, which you can pre-purchase for $60 right here.  If you’ve watched this space or our social media, you might recall how Aline’s Kickstarter campaign was an immediate success. We had a good deal of eager anticipation (you could even call it nerves) before the campaign, but we shouldn’t have! Aline, of Lenscratch fame, has a huge contingent of supporters and the contributions rolled in quickly.

One thing we saw over and over again on Twitter and Facebook was people eager to announce they had contributed and urging others to support Aline’s book because she has supported, taught, mentored and helped so many in the photography and visual arts community for so long. And so, we are terribly proud to show you this cover and humbled by the enormous positive response thus far. Enjoy, and thank you for your continued support!