Submissions for NOPA’s fifth annual Clarence John Laughlin Award close on Monday, August 25th.
The Clarence John Laughlin Award was instituted by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in 2010 to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision. Del Zogg, the manager of Works on Paper & Photography Collections at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX, is the juror.
The award is open to emerging and established photographers who reside in the U.S. The online application process requires a portfolio of 10-20 photographs, a written statement, a bio or CV, and a $25 application fee. NOPA will accept applications through August 25, 2014.
About the Juror:
Del Zogg has held the position of Manager, Works on Paper & Photography Collections and Study Center at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston since 2002. The MFAH has a photography collection of over 30,000 images dating from 1840 to the present day. Prior to moving to Houston, Mr. Zogg worked for over 21 years at the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film in Rochester, NY. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Master’s degree from Syracuse University.
Mr. Zogg has curated several exhibitions for the George Eastman House and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He has participated in several FotoFest biennial events as a reviewer. He has also participated in portfolio reviews for the Houston Center for Photography, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, PhotoNOLA, and Photolucida’s Critical Mass.