Photobook 2014

PHOTOBOOK 2014  ONLINE Catalog-Gallery

Competition has closed – 5th Annual Photobook Exhibition

Davis Orton Gallery - Griffin Museum Photobook Exhibition

One Call, Two Exhibitions
Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson NY, Nov – Dec, 2014
Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA, Jan, 2015

PHOTOBOOK 2014 Jurors:
Paula Tognarelli
Executive Director & Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography
Karen Davis
Curator/Co-owner, Davis Orton Gallery

The Photographer and the Self-Published PhotoBook

Davis Orton Gallery PHOTOBOOK 2011 Exhibition and Sale call for work


Twenty winning books will be exhibited and for sale at the  Davis Orton Gallery. *Additional photo books will be selected for exhibition in an online gallery.  Four photobooks will be selected as Best in Show.  Two photographs by each entrant selected Best of Show will be exhibited in the gallery. Click for catalog of PHOTOBOOK 2013 artists (photo: previous exhibition: photographs by Carla Barer and Lisa Dahl.)

November 14 to December 21, 2014

RECEPTION  Saturday, November 15, 2014  6-8pm

January 2015 (dates, reception tba)


PHOTOBOOK 2014, an annual competition, is open to photographers in the United States and abroad* who have self-published a photobook.  There are growing options available for self-publishing a book such as on-demand (blurb, lulu, viovio, iphoto, etc.); small run offset or web printing/publishing firms, binderies. If they have been hand-made/bound, they must be available in multiples of at least 25.

Entrants may submit up to three different titles that are self-published photography books of any size, format, or style: hard cover, soft cover, case-wraps, landscape, portrait, square, color, black and white.

Submissions will be judged on the basis of: cover design, strength of the photography, subject matter of the book, page layouts, editing and sequencing and emotional impact of the overall book. All judging is at the complete discretion of the gallery and all decisions of the gallery are final.

All Submissions must be original works of authorship created by the photographer who submits the Submission*

You’ll send one (returnable) “jury copy” of each book to the gallery for jurying.

By entering, Contestant warrants that your Submission does not infringe any third party’s rights, and that you have obtained any necessary permissions from any third party to submit the Submission.

Once entered, all Submissions are final; no changes or edits may be made to your book.


The fee for submission of up to three books is $35.


Entries must be received by October 18, 2014
Books, if shipped separately, must be in hand by October 21, 2014


Twenty selected books will be exhibited and for sale in the  Davis Orton Gallery.  Four photobooks will be selected as Best in Show.  Two photographs (depending upon size) by each entrant selected Best of Show will be exhibited in the gallery. 

All photobooks, those exhibited in the gallery and online, will travel to Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA and will be part of an exhibition, January, 2015.  


There are two options for entering:

Option 1 – mailed entry form and payment via check

Download the PDF Entry Form, complete the form and send it with your book(s) and check made out to Davis Orton Gallery. The “jury copy” of your book will be retained as sellable inventory if you are accepted into the show or will be returned if you are not accepted into the show. Some of you may wish to have your book sent to the gallery directly from your printer. That would be fine. Just mail you entry form and check and note that the book(s) will be coming separately. (Note: book(s) must arrive by October 21.) If you live near the Gallery, books and entry forms can be dropped off at any time during gallery hours: Friday-Sunday, noon-6pm.

Mail one copy of each book entered, entry form and check to: PHOTOBOOK2014, Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534.

Option 2 – Online entry form and credit card fee payment (via PayPal) at

Online Photobook Entry

Fill out your entry form on line and complete payment via PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover). You will receive a confirmation email for entry and fee payment.

Print out the payment confirmation email and include it with your mailed book submission.

Mail one copy of each book entered and confirmation email to: PHOTOBOOK!!, Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534.


  • Artist Statement
  • Artist Bio or Artist Resume
  • High resolution jpg of book cover


  • Three books for sale in gallery
  • (If selected “Best of Show) up to four prints


Sale of Books in Gallery

All books selected for exhibition must be for sale while in exhibition. All work is sold on consignment. The Gallery keeps 25% of the book sale price. The artist receives 75% of the book sale price. Sale proceeds will be paid to the artist within 30 days of the close of the show. NB: The retail price should be the same price that your book is sold for in other venues including on websites.

Sale of Photographs in Gallery

All framed photographs are sold on consignment.  The Gallery keeps 50% of the sale price.  The artist receives 50% of the sale price.  Sale proceeds will be paid to the artist within 30 day

Sale of Books Online

The online catalog will not sell books but rather direct the buyer to your online storefront or your website. The catalog will remain on the Davis Orton Gallery website for a year. The gallery will take no commission for sales from the catalog or for hosting the catalog.

SHIPPING – All shipping and shipping insurance costs for books and photographs to and from the Gallery are the responsibility of the artist. Make sure your shipping box is sturdy enough to reuse for return shipping. Prepaid return postage and a pre-addressed mailing label must accompany all books and photographs.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE – The Gallery shall be responsible for the safekeeping of all consigned books and photographs while in Gallery’s possession. The Gallery shall be strictly liable to the artist for their loss or damage (except for damage resulting from flaws inherent in the books or photographs), to the full value artist would have received from Gallery if the artwork had been sold.

AGREEMENT – By submitting to this show the artist agrees that images of selected books or photographs can be used to promote the show including publicity, catalogs and web site promotions. Copyright credit will be given to the artist. Submission of entry constitutes agreement to all conditions in this Call for Entries and Entry Form.


Artist hereby represents and warrants to Gallery that she or he is the creator of the Artwork (defined herein as either books or photographs or both); and is the owner of all rights to the Artwork and their use as granted to Gallery in this Agreement, and has not assigned, pledged or otherwise encumbered the same; that the Artwork is original; and she or he has the full power to enter into this agreement and to make the grants herein contained. Artist further warrants that the Artwork does not, in whole or in part, infringe upon any copyright or violate any right to privacy or other personal or property right whatsoever, and does not contain any hereby agrees to indemnify and hold Gallery harmless from any and all claims, including but not limited to, all third party claims, demands, suits, actions, judgments, losses, costs, damages (direct, indirect or consequential), attorney’s fees and expenses Gallery might sustain or incur as a result of Gallery’s participation in this Agreement.

*INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS – Artists residing outside of the United States are welcome to enter this exhibition. The exhibition entry fee of $35 must be paid in US funds. Return shipping of books and photographs will be handled via the carrier of your choice but you must provide pre-paid, ready-to-ship shipping labels and customs documents.