Call for Entries: Surface Magazine’s “Avant Guardian Photography Contest”

Surface Magazine Celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the Avant Guardian Photography Contest

Deadline: June 1, 5 p.m. EST

New York City – March 31, 2015​– ​Surface​ magazine is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Avant Guardian photography contest, now in its 15th year. This year’s contest will culminate with the selection of 10 winners whose work will be featured in the October issue of ​Surface, ​and in an exhibition in New York this fall.

A search for new and emerging photographic talent, t​he Avant Guardian competition has served to launch the careers of many now­active and celebrated photographers. Past Avant Guardians have gone on to shoot campaigns and promotions for Giorgio Armani, Hermès, Banana Republic, Nike, IBM, and Levi’s, as well as for magazines like Vogue​,​Elle​, ​Harper’s Bazaar​, and ​The New York Times Magazine​.

On Mon., March 31, ​Surface ​opened its call for submissions in our search to find new photographic talent. The competition will be open for applications through Mon., June 1, at 5 p.m. EST. ​Surface​’s editors will select the top 25 entries that hold the most promise, which will then be reviewed by a star panel of judges, who will select the 10 final winners. This year’s judges are Stephen Hilger, chair of the photography department at Pratt Institute; Egyptian­ born artist and photographer Youssef Nabil; German photographer Ingmar Kurth; Milan­ based photographer Delfino Sisto Legnani; Swiss­ French architectural photographer Hélène Binet; and Roy Schwalbach, owner and founder of Jack Studios in New York.


Surface​ is the definitive American contemporary design magazine. Launched in 1993 and published 10 times a year, the publication has become known for producing engaging editorial content on architecture, art, design, fashion, and culture. ​Surface offers incisive writing, a clean aesthetic, and engaging visuals with a distinct emphasis on process and craftsmanship. Under the leadership of CEO Marc Lotenberg and editor­-in­-chief Spencer Bailey, ​Surface​ remains an influential voice in the design world. Rosita Missoni, Tadao Ando, Michael Chow, Elizabeth Diller, Peter Marino, and Aby Rosen are among those to recently be featured on the cover. ​Surface​’s contributors include Marina Cashdan (Artsy), Museum at FIT director and chief curator Valerie

Steele, Ben Pundole (A Hotel Life), Bettina Korek (For Your Art), Dave Basulto (ArchDaily), and Josh Rubin (Cool Hunting).

Contact: Surface Magazine
Attn.: Avant Guardian Photography Contest

601 W. 26th Street, Suite 1507 New York, NY 10001


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