Hearst Corporation – which owns 15 daily and 37 weekly newspapers, hundreds of magazines around the world, cable networks and other information and entertainment holdings – recently announced the Hearst 8 X 10 international photography biennial competition.
The contest is open to all U.S. and international freelance, amateur and professional photographers and students between the ages of 18 and 35. The competition opened on April 2 and all entries must be submitted no later than August 1, 2012. Additional information and submission guidelines can be found at www.hearst8x10.com. Winners will be announced in January 2013.
Eight judges will review all entries and select the eight award recipients. They include:
- James Danzinger, owner and founder, The James Danzinger Gallery
- John Demsey, photography collector and group president, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
- Alexandra Kotur, creative director, Town & Country
- Yossi Milo, owner and founder, Yossi Milo Gallery
- Roberta Myers, editor-in-chief, VP, Brand Content, ELLE
- Matthew Pillsbury, photographer
- Yancey Richardson, owner and founder, Yancey Richardson Gallery
- Timothy White, photographer
The third Hearst 8 X 10 competition will recognize eight winners and will feature their work in two exhibition spaces located in the atrium of Hearst Tower, the company’s New York City headquarters. The tower’s Alexey Brodovitch Gallery and Hearst Gallery will showcase approximately 100 photographs beginning in January 2013 through May 2013. Hearst will publish both digital and print catalogues showcasing works chosen by the eight judges.
From the beginning, Hearst has championed the photography medium, working with such renowned photographers as Richard Avedon, Lillian Bassman, Martin Munkasci and, more recently, Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson and Carter Smith.
“Hearst Corporation has a distinguished legacy of working with legendary photographers dating back to the earliest days of magazine and newspaper publishing,” said Frank A. Bennack, Jr., vice chairman and CEO, Hearst Corporation. “I’m pleased to continue that legacy by discovering and fostering emerging young talent through the Hearst 8 X 10 competition.”
The Hearst 8 X 10 Photography Biennial began in 2009 and garnered more than 1,000 entries from 47 countries.