Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce its annual International Portfolio Competition. Three selected portfolios will be awarded solo exhibits in the Spring of 2019. (Exact exhibition dates will be announced.)

About the Competition
Located in lower Manhattan, Soho Photo, New York City’s longest-running cooperative photography gallery, is awarding solo shows to three winning photographers. The panel of jurors will make their initial selections based on digital submissions. Final selections will be based on prints.

Ten semi-finalists will be selected based on their digital files. They will be asked to submit three prints from their portfolios. Final selections will be based on prints. Jurors will select three winning portfolios to be exhibited. 

Pina Zangaro designers and manufacturers of fine presentation books, is providing customized portfolio boxes to each winning photographer.

Digital entries must be uploaded at the link below where you will find instructions for submitting. The competition is open to all photographers age 18 or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery. Any photographic print medium is acceptable. One portfolio per photographer, please.

What is a Portfolio
A portfolio contains 12-20 compositionally and technically strong images, with a consistent theme or topic.

The Jurors
Members of Soho Photo Gallery’s Portfolio Review Committee will jury the competition. The committee has reviewed thousands of portfolios since the gallery’s beginning in 1971 and has exhibited prints by some of the finest contemporary photographers throughout the world


Winning Photographs
Photographs must be suitably prepared for gallery presentation or will not be accepted. Maximum height or width (including frame) of exhibited work cannot exceed 48”. Packing and delivery instructions will be emailed to participants. Work must be wired for hanging.

Soho Photo Gallery shall receive a 30% commission for any sales. While reasonable efforts will be made to protect your work while it is in our possession, we are not legally responsible for it. Consider obtaining your own insurance coverage. Work remaining in the gallery beyond 30 days after the closing of the show will become the property of the gallery.

Important Dates
Deadline For Submission: January 15, 2019
Semi-finalists Notified By: February 1, 2019
Finalists Notified By: February 18, 2019



Larry Davis

Larry Davis

International Portfolio Competition Coordinator

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