Silver Eye Center for Photography Fellowship 2017

Publish Date: Sep 22, 2016

Deadline: Oct 31, 2016

International Award Winner

The International Award is open to all U.S. and international photographers.

  • Solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening early 2017
  • $3,000 cash prize
  • Online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website)
  • Media outreach and promotion

Keystone Award Winner

The Keystone Award is reserved for an artist currently living and/or working in the state of Pennsylvania.

  • Spotlight exhibition at Silver Eye in early 2017
  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website)
  • Media outreach and promotion

Juror’s Commendations

Up to five (5) Juror’s Commendation winners will be named on Silver Eye’s website and press release, including one selected work from each winner being showcased in an online gallery.


All U.S. and international amateur and professional photographers, age 18 and older at the time of submission, may apply.

Silver Eye staff and their relatives, board members, current interns, and past Fellowship winners are not eligible to apply.

Juror: Rebecca Senf

Rebecca Senf is the Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography and the Norton Family Curator of Photography, a joint appointment between the Center for Creative Photography and the Phoenix Art Museum. Since 2007, she has curated over 30 exhibitions at the Phoenix Art Museum, including: Debating Modern Photography: the Triumph of Group f/64; Richard Avedon: Photographer of Influence; Human Nature: the Photographs of Barbara Bosworth; Edward Weston: Mexico; Odyssey: the Photographs of Linda Connor; Charting the Canyon: Photographs by Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe; Exposing Time: Capturing Change Through Photography; W. Eugene Smith: Photo Essays; The Process and the Page: Developing Photographic Books; All that Glitters is Not Gold: Platinum Photography from the Center for Creative Photography; and the Steele Gallery exhibition, Ansel Adams: Discoveries. Her exhibitions at the Center for Creative Photography have included Made In Arizona: Photographs from the Collection; Face to Face: 150 Years of Photographic Portraiture; and Lives of Pictures: Forty Years of Collecting at the Center for Creative Photography, which she co-curated with her predecessor, CCP Chief Curator Joshua Chuang.

Rebecca grew up in Tucson and studied the History of Photography at the University of Arizona. She earned an MA and and PhD in Art History from Boston University. Rebecca is active in the photographic community, frequently participating in portfolio reviews, such as Review Santa Fe, Photolucida, PhotoNOLA, Houston FotoFest, and Medium; and jurying exhibitions, including for the Center for Fine Art Photography, Art Intersection, and the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition at Texas Woman’s University. She has participated in panel discussions, presented papers, and had speaking engagements at a number of national conferences and museums. In 2012, she published the book Reconstructing the View: The Grand Canyon Photographs of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe. Rebecca can be found on Twitter @RebeccaSenf and Instagram @BeckySenf.

Selection Criteria

Award recipients will be selected by the juror on the basis of exceptional, distinctive talent as evidenced by the strength of their submitted portfolios. The juror is especially interested in seeing portfolios with a strong narrative thrust and highly individual, original points of view.


There are two (2) rounds of evaluation. Winners will be notified via phone immediately following the decision of the juror. Non-selected photographers will be notified by email shortly thereafter. Decision of the juror are final and binding.

What to Enter

The submission you are entering is comprised of three individual items:

  1. A one-page Artist’s Statement in PDF format
  2. Your biography or CV in PDF format
  3. Your work sample

You may submit up to ten (10) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work created within the past three years. Or, if from an ongoing project, the portfolio must include images created within the past three years.

Submitted work may not have been previously exhibited at Silver Eye or in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

For the best image quality, image files must be no larger than 1,500 pixels wide, and saved as a .JPG size 8.


Free - Current Silver Eye members at the $50 level and above, with membership valid through October 31, 2016

$50 - Submission to Fellowship 16 and membership to Silver Eye at the $50 Individual level. (This applies to those wishing to become a new member or renew their membership.)

$55 - Non-Silver Eye members

$20 - Per additional submission


Deadline for Submissions: Monday, October 31, 2016, 11:59:59 pm EST

To APPLY ONLINE click "Further official information" below.

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