© Shae DeTar
In the age of the Internet, photographers face the prospect of an unlimited audience, and The Exposure Award, presented by SeeMe, the single largest community of fine art photographers, is a true testament to the fact that the international market for photographers is broader now than ever.
Now celebrating its fifth year, the Exposure Photography Award has seen submissions from a whopping one hundred and ninety one countries, including North Korea, with submitted work having been seen by an estimated audience of more than three million. The Exposure Award truly exceeds the bounds of most photography competitions, going the extra mile to expose its photographers to a wide array of viewers and enthusiasts.
Offering $75,000 in awards and prizes, The Exposure Award comprises two components: The Exposure Award and The Vox Populi Award. The winner of The Exposure Award will be given a cash grant of $15,000 and a private reception hosted at Paris’s unparalleled Louvre Museum premiering July 13. Additionally, the winner will enjoy a weekend in a suite at the W Hotel Paris and promotion through SeeMe channels, reaching an astonishing hundreds of thousands of viewers. The Vox Populi Award is free to enter, and participants garnering enough public votes will be included in a digital showcase at the Louvre, with the winning photographer earning a cash grant of $1,500.
This year’s Exposure Awards welcome an esteemed jury of industry leaders, including the Wall Street Journal Photo Director Jennifer Pastore, the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s Karen Irvine, New York Magazine Photo Director Jody Quon, Vice President and a Lead Curator at SCOPE Art Show Daria Brit Shapiro, 500px founder Evgeny Tchebotarev, and SeeMe founder William Jackson Etundi Jr.
The standard deadline for The Exposure Award is Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 11:59 PM, and the final entry deadline is Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 11:59 PM.
© Paxton Maroney