The New York Photo Festival is THRILLED to announce that The Last Picture Show exhibition WILL TRAVEL TO SEOUL South Korea! That’s right, The New York Photo Festival’s invitational will now be part of the Seoul International Photo Festival!
So don’t delay, submit today! Be part of NYPH history!

The exhibition will open November 4, 2015 and will run during the duration of the festival (until November 13, 2015) at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza.



Open Call is CLOSED. 

The New York Photo Festival is proud to announce its last invitational to be held at The POWERHOUSE Arena; entitled “The Last Picture Show”, the contest will start June 8, 2015 at noon and run through September 13, 2015 at midnight PST. The exhibition will run from October 17, 2015 to November 20, 2015.

The Last Picture Show‘s panel of leading jurors are Craig Cohen, powerHouse Books; Michael Foley, Foley Gallery; Meg Handler, BagNews; Leora Kahn, PROOF: Media for Social Justice; Will Luckman, powerHouse Books; Daniel Power, NYPH & powerHouse Books; Francesca Richer, Graphic Designer; Joseph Rodriguez, Photojournalist; Glenn Ruga, Social Documentary Network & ZEKE Magazine; Jordan Schaps, Creatives on Demand; and Yuko Uchikawa, OpenTalk. To learn more about the jurors click here. Also, visit our news page for weekly features on the jurors.

Each entrant to the competition will automatically receive a 50% discount to any powerHouse Books photography book, and an automatic RSVP to the last Arena NYPH party, and more; new additions to the roster of prizes and benefits are announced throughout the duration of the open call.


All submissions:

  • All submissions will receive a 50% discount on any powerHouse Books or POW! titles in-store or online at the Arena store www.POWERHOUSEArena.com.
  • Automatic RSVP (transferable) to last Arena NYPH party to be held at 37 Main St.


  • Top vote-getters of each category will be selected for the print exhibition of The Last Picture Show at The POWERHOUSE Arena in Brooklyn October 17, 2015 to November 20, 2015.
  • All winning work will receive a $100 gift certificate for powerHouse Books.
  • All finalists will receive an exclusive invitation to any FotoVisura membership including GUILD.
  • More prizes in the works; follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and our Tumblr blog for breaking news.

Category Winners:

  • Category Winners will receive a one year subscription to BOMB Magazine
  • All Category Winners will receive a Digital Holster from Think Tank Photo
  • General Winners: 
    • Photo Book category winner: Book publishing contract courtesy of powerHouse Books.
    • Fine Art & Documentary category winners: Professionally printed, framed and mounted edition of your work.
  • Student Winners:
    • ALL category winners: $100 pH Books gift certificate + $100 cash prize. 
  • Gif Winners:
    • $100 pH Books gift certificate + $100 cash prize.