April 19th, 2006
This just in: If you ever wanted to enter one of the best photo competitions out there, read on. SURFACE magazine is holding their annual Avant Guardian competition. Check out our MEDIA page to hear from a past winner.
Open Call: Launch your photography career with Surface magazine
APRIL 2006- New York, NY – Surface magazine announces a nationwide search
for the best new fashion photographers to showcase in the 9th Annual American Avant Guardian issue and exhibition. The Avant Guardian project invites
photographers working or studying in the U.S. or Canada, who have not published a fashion editorial before 2005, to submit work for consideration by May
Each year, Avant Guardian project curators receive hundreds of submissions
from talented hopefuls. A handful of finalists are selected to shoot what is most-
often their first professional fashion editorial for publication. Surface provides
them with an all-access pass to exclusive studios, modeling agencies, stylists,
make-up artists and the latest designer collections. The resulting imagery is
edited and featured within the widely anticipated 60-page in-book portfolio.
The projects most visually arresting images are then presented in a visually
dramatic installation that tours 3 cities. The exhibit launches in New York and
is a â€˜must attendâ€™ event for photography agents, editors, and the citiesâ€™ most
influential fashion and media personalities.
â€œThe goal of the Avant Guardian is to provide a forum and launching pad for
Americaâ€™s up-coming creative community,â€ says Surface Brand Director Riley
Johndonnell. Now in its 9th year, the Project counts some of the most celebrated names in fashion photography among its alumni. Past Avant Guardians frequently appear in the pages of Surface and have gone on to shoot campaigns
and promotions for Giorgio Armani, HermÃ©s, Banana Republic, Nike, IBM and
Leviâ€™s–as well as magazines like Vogue, Elle, Harperâ€™s Bazaar, Mademoiselle,
Jane and The New York Times Magazine.
Simply stated, the Project launches careers. Launch yours.
Submit to the Avant Guardian online.
Register at www.surfacemag.com/agp/ and start today.
For press inquiries contact:
Will Candis 212.244.6018