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Emerging Focus is an international photography competition that seeks to spotlight the revolutionary and groundbreaking artists of tomorrow's photography world by focusing on them today. We seek to give photographers a leg up into the world of top-notch Fine Arts by providing the opportunity for them to see and be seen at the largest, longest-running Fine Art Photography exposition in the West: photo l.a.
photo l.a. runs every January in Los Angeles, showcasing photographic-based Fine Art ranging from vintage, to modern, to contemporary, to multimedia. With over 20,000 attendees each year, dozens of programs, lectures and seminars, and over two decades of history, photo l.a. has become a solidified fixture in the world of fine art photography, attracting international art enthusiasts, collectors, galleries, and dealers alike.
Winners will not only earn the opportunity to exhibit their photography in a dedicated showcase at photo l.a., but will also receive several other prizes. Our prizes rotate with each competition, and can include everything from photography gear, to Adobe products, to free photography workshops. This year, our finalists will be exhibited in a gallery in Barcelona, Spain, and one Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip to Spain to be there for the exhibition's grand opening.
Each entry must be the original work of the entrant. Photographers will retain copyright for their work.
Entry fee: $40/5 images; $10/image after the initial 5.
The competition is open to international artists of 13 years of age or older (by the date of entry).
This year, top finalists will be transported into the heart of the European art scene, and will be exhibited both nationally (at photo l.a. 2015), and internationally at the Appartshowroom gallery in the heart of Barcelona, Spain.
One Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip to Barcelona for 4 nights on behalf of Le Meridien Barcelona, to be on-site for the Emerging Focus Barcelona Grand Opening Reception, to meet with Spanish gallery owners and media outlets, and to take advantage of the incredible photo opportunities that the city itself presents on a special VIP photo-based tour of Barcelona’s most inspiring sites, complete with Spanish food tastings at some of the most authentic eateries in the city.