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Center for Photography at Woodstock: Photography Now 2018
The Center For Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12477

Event Dates: 12/8/17 - 2/12/18
Entry Deadline: 2/12/18
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 10

Entry Fee (6 Images: Student/Senior Entry - current ID upload REQUIRED): $35.00
Entry Fee (6 Images: General Entry): $50.00
Admin (4 additional images): $15.00


PHOTOGRAPHY NOW is CPW’s annual juried survey exhibition of photography, with CPW Director’s Purchase Prize.

CPW’s annual Photography Now exhibition celebrates the plurality of photography. All photographic techniques and approaches are welcome, from analog to digital, fine art, directorial, narrative, documentary, political, social justice, identity, portrait, landscape, still life, mixed media incorporating photography, photographic installations, and digital imaging and collage!

Submissions for Photography Now are accepted only through


Elizabeth Ferrer is Vice President, Contemporary Art at BRIC, a major Brooklyn, New York cultural organization, where she curates solo and group exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career artists. Since she began at BRIC in 2007, Ferrer has instituted the publication of catalogues and brochures that act as critical platforms for critical writing on exhibitions artists, instituted the BRIC Biennial - a major exhibition held at BRIC House and other venues to highlight artists of exceptional promise in the borough, and expanded BRIC’s artist residency program. Among the exhibitions she has curated at BRIC are Brooklyn Photographs, a major survey of work by the Nuyorican artist Juan Sánchez, Whisper or Shout: Artists in the Social Sphere, and the photography exhibition, En Foco: New Works/Crossing Boundaries, in collaboration with En Foco.


Ferrer has also curated numerous exhibitions on Latino and Mexican modern and contemporary photography.  Her exhibitions have appeared at such venues as the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C., El Museo del Barrio, the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, the Americas Society in New York,  the Austin Museum of Art, the University of Notre Dame, and MARCO in Monterrey Mexico. Ferrer is the author of Lola Alvarez Bravo (Aperture Foundation, NY), named as a New York Times notable book of the year, as well as of numerous exhibition catalogues and essays published nationally and internationally. She was co-editor of the catalogue of the Museum of Modern Art’s landmark exhibition, Latin American Artists of the 20th Century. Ferrer, who studied art history at Wellesley College and Columbia University, is currently writing a comprehensive history of Latino photography in the United States.


Selected works will be exhibited in CPW’s gallery in late fall of 2018.

One print by a photographer from the exhibition will be chosen and purchased for CPW’s Permanent Print Collection, held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, and CPW. CPW’s Collection holds over 1,750 works of art by such program artists as Larry Fink, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Robert Heinecken, David Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Lilo Raymond, Steven Shore, Xaviera Simmons, and many more!

Past Purchase Prize recipients include Sarah Anthony, Carlos Saavedra, Morgan Ashcom, Lucas Foglia, Thomas Jackson, Ilona Szwarc, among others.

Results will be announced in April. Selected participants will be given instructions on how, when, and what to send for the exhibition.


  • 6 - 10 images, uploaded to CAFE specifications*
  • Bio (up to 1,000 characters)
  • Artist Statement (up to 3,000 characters)
  • Entry fee [scroll down for details]
  • Proof of eligibility for students, and seniors (age 65 and up): scroll down for details

*All applicants must register for a free account on Image upload instructions are available on the Media Prep tab on, or simply click hereExhibition print sizes will not determine eligibility, however will be considered when selecting the number of framed pieces that will be included in the exhibition.


6 images for Students/Seniors (age 65 and up): $35
Current and valid ID upload required, scroll down for details. Current CPW members have been emailed a coupon code for $15 off; if you did not receive the code, please check your junk folders for it before calling us at 845-679-9957 or emailing us at CPW Memberships available here:

6 images for General Entry: $50
Current CPW members have been emailed a coupon code for $15 off; if you did not receive the code, please check your junk folders for it before calling us at 845-679-9957 or emailing us at CPW Memberships available here:

4 additional images [total of 10]: $15, applicable for both Student/Senior Entries and General Entries

FULL-TIME STUDENTS and SENIORS: Upload of current and valid ID is required. There is an upload window for student and senior ID's within the application itself. If ID provided is not current, your entry will be disqualified and you will not be refunded.

For Students: Upload a clear, sharp scan or cell phone photo of the front and back of your current and validated student ID confirming full-time enrollment (dates must be visible). If student ID is not dated,  upload a copy of current unofficial transcripts along with the front and back of student ID.

For Seniors: (Individuals 65 years or older) Please upload a clear, sharp scan or cell phone photo of any government issued I.D. that shows your birth date.

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