2013 Photo Urbanism Fellowship: Call for

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Call for Submissions:
April 25, 2013

Submission Deadline:
May 23, 2013

Winner Announced:
July 2013

Selection Jury

  • Iwan Baan, photographer
  • Linda Pollak, architect
  • Mark Robbins, executive director, International Center of Photography
  • Susanna Sirefman, Dovetail
Design Strategists
and DT board member
  • Rob Stephenson, photographer and 2011 Photo Urbanism fellow
  • Erica Stoller, director, Esto
  • Paul Warchol, photographer


The Design Trust for Public Space is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Photo Urbanism Fellowship, which will focus on "life under and around elevated infrastructure in New York City." The application deadline is May 23, 2013.

The Design Trust believes that photography is vital to understanding our shared environment, and is the most powerful tool for illuminating New York City's complex public realm. The Photo Urbanism program was founded in 2001 to support the creation of new work that explores the natural and built environment of New York City, and surpasses strictly editorial and documentary imagery.

The 2013 Photo Urbanism fellowship will focus on "life under and around elevated infrastructure in New York City." The fellowship award includes a $5,000 cash prize and a publication dedicated to the fellow's work, published at the project's conclusion [see "From Roof to Table" for an example].

The fellow will have full artistic vision over how they interpret the topic. The resulting photographs will inform the new Design Trust project, Under the Elevated, and be considered for inclusion in the final project publication.

The fellow must be based in New York City and be available to participate in meetings with the Design Trust and the Under the Elevated project team. The Design Trust will act as a resource and sounding board throughout the fellowship, providing access and assistance to sites when possible. The fellowship requires a minimum 6-month and maximum 1-year commitment.

Read the submission guidelines (PDF).

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