All photographers residing in the United States are invited to submit one photograph taken in the United States after January 1, 2011 for “Camera USA: National Photography Award 2013.” The photography exhibition will be open to the public in The von Liebig Art Center’s Frederick O. Watson Gallery from June 17 through August 23, 2013. The von Liebig Art Center is located at 585 Park Street in Naples, Florida in the heart of the 5th Avenue South shopping, dining and arts district. A $5,000 grand prize award will be presented to one photographer. The grand prize award winner will also receive two nights hotel accommodations in Naples, Florida and round-trip economy class airfare to attend the preview reception and award presentation on Friday, June 14, 2013.
Entries for Camera USA will be reviewed and scored by three distinguished judges: Harry Benson, Ron Bishop and Christopher Rauschenberg. During his 50-year career as a photojournalist, Harry Benson has created unforgettable photographs of dignitaries, politicians and celebrities for top magazines. He is currently under contract to Vanity Fair and from 1970 through 2000 he photographed for Life Magazine. Benson was twice named the National Press Photographer’s Magazine Photographer of the Year. In 2005, he received the Lucie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Portrait Photography and he received the Leica Medal of Excellence twice. Ron Bishop is the Director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College in Ft. Myers, Florida. Bishop has organized key exhibitions of work by artists John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham and Christo as well as developed four major exhibitions with the Martin Z. Margulies Collection in Miami. Christopher Rauschenberg is an internationally exhibited photographer and proponent of alternative exhibition spaces for photography. Rauschenberg taught photography and art at Marylhurst University and is based in Portland, Oregon. Paris Changing is his recently published book featuring re-photographs of Atget’s Paris.
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