UPDATE – Extended Entry Announced! ASMP’s New Global Juried Exhibition of Pandemic Photographs, Sponsored by Sony, Based on Campaign by Ogilvy

by | Jun 20, 2023 | Contests, COVID-19, Current News, Press Release

ASMP Opens Submissions on June 20th for Global Juried Exhibition of Pandemic Photographs, Sponsored by Sony, Based on Campaign by Ogilvy:

Update – Today it was announced that the Extended Entry Deadline for “ASMP Remembers” will be open until July 14 @ 11:59pm PT. General Entry closes on July 10 @ 11:59pm PT. After that time, all entry fees will be 50% increased! Get your entries in today!

First Event Launched as Part of the New “ASMP Awards”
ASMP Remembers: Images of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) opens submissions for “ASMP Remembers: Images of the COVID-19 Pandemic, a juried exhibition sponsored by Sony”. The submission period, which is open to members and to the public, professionals and amateurs alike around the world, closes on July 10th.

ASMP was proud to be Ogilvy Health’s client for the innovative photo illustration campaign “ASMP Remembers” honoring those New Yorkers who lost their lives to the Pandemic. The campaign, which can be found here, was selected for inclusion in the print edition of the prestigious Lürzer’s Archive. As an extension of that ASMP campaign by Ogilvy Health — the healthcare arm of the 6th largest ad agency in the U.S. — ASMP today launches this special exhibition in remembrance of all those across the world who were so personally touched by the COVID-19 Pandemic, and in support of those image makers and creators who depicted this event through their photographs. The exhibition is designed to showcase the work made as a result of, or in response to, this life-changing period. All topics are open for inclusion: the work only needs to have been made during or after the Pandemic.

The prize pool is worth over $10,000 in cash, equipment, and other categories. In addition to title sponsor Sony, this juried exhibition is supported by Wonderful Machine, an art production agency with a network of 608 photographers in 41 countries.

The judges are legendary photographer Mark Seliger, recipient of such esteemed awards as the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award, Lucie Award, Clio Grand Prix, Cannes Lions Grand Prix, and The One Show, and who among countless achievements served for a decade as Chief Photographer at Rolling Stone, and since 2014 has photographed in portrait sittings hundreds of celebrated actors and directors at Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party; Alec Vianu, Ogilvy Health’s SVP, CD, and Head of Design; and Lynsey Weatherspoon, Atlanta-based photographer, Canon Explorer of Light, and an ASMP National Board Member.

Full information and the submission portal can be found here.

The ASMP Awards and 2024 Ceremony

This exhibition will be the first event of the ASMP Awards, a series of exhibitions and competitions that will run throughout the year via a series of marquee sponsors, that will allow the best photographers in the world to have their best work recognized. Some of the Awards competitions and exhibitions will be open to just ASMP and NANPA members, while others will be open to the public at large. Members will always receive the best pricing, however, no matter who is eligible to enter. Cash and equipment prizes, along with public recognition across platforms, will be a part of each individual event, including this first one. And the winners will be recognized in a live ceremony and event in early 2024.