Juror- Charlotte Cotton
Curator/Writer/Creative Consultant

Charlotte Cotton is currently Curator in Residence at the Metabolic Studio, LA. Previously, she was Curator in Residence at the International Center of Photography, New York, responsible for the inaugural program and design of ICP’s 250 Bowery exhibition and events space, which opened in June 2016. In 2015, she was also Curator in Residence at the Katonah Museum of Art, NY and a Visiting Critic at Yale School of Art, New Haven. Charlotte has held institutional positions including Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum; Head of Programming at The Photographers' Gallery in London; Curator and Head of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has been a Visiting Scholar and Critic at Parsons The New School for Design; New York University; School of Visual Arts; California College of the Arts; Otis College of Art and Design; and the University of Pennsylvania. She is author of The Photograph as Contemporary Art, the standard undergraduate textbook published in ten languages; founder of Words Without Pictures, and Eitherand.org, two online discussion forums about contemporary photography. Her book Photography is Magic was published by Aperture in 2015, which surveys the practices of more than 80 artists who are shaping the possibilities of our contemporary photographic landscape.

2018 Fellowship Exhibition Call for Entry

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: OCTOBER 23, 2017 extended to OCTOBER 30 at Midnight (central standard time)


Two fellowship recipients will be awarded $3,000 each, a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2018 and a spread in spot magazine. One Houston-based artist (residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston including the Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas) will receive the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship and another artist from anywhere in the world, outside the Houston area, will receive the HCP Fellowship. HCP Fellowships are geared towards the completion and presentation of new work; submissions of work in progress are acceptable. The competition is open to all photographic, film/video, and lens-based installation work.

Past recipients, HCP staff, Board, Advisory Council, Committee members and their significant others are not eligible.

All Entrants must be, or become, HCP members at the time of submission. To become an HCP member, click here

Charlotte Cotton, Curator/Writer/Creative Consultant, will jury the fellowship selection.

MEMBERSHIP FEE: Starting at $35

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: For a complete checklist of submission guidelines, click here.

Frank Hamrick (Ruston, LA) Standing Broom, 2016, from the series Harder than Writing a Good Haiku, tintype,
7.5 x 7.5 inches, courtesy of the artist