Time is running out! We’re proud to announce that The Phoblographer is a media partner for the current Sony World Photography Awards. Lots of folks scoff at the idea of entering modern photography contests. But for years, the Sony World Photography Awards has fascinated editors, art buyers, curators, and more. We’ve featured various winners over the years. We’ve also spoken to a few folks who’ve enjoyed a jumpstart to their career because of it. And today, we’re letting photographers know about a special deal The Phoblographer’s readers can snag. All the details you care about are below in an easy to digest format.

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Who: Photographers looking to get more recognition for the important work they’re doing should enter the Sony World Photography awards. Previous winners include Julien

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the final artists selected for its Loft Teen Arts Project. The visual art competition provides commissions of $1,500-$2,500 to young Chicagoland artists for original new artworks to be displayed in The Loft-Steppenwolf’s first-ever dedicated education space that encompasses the entire fourth floor of its trailblazing new Arts and Education Center, designed by world-renowned architect Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

The Loft Teen Arts Project commission winners include five individuals and two groups:

·Elisabeth Cervantes (age 18) from Mount Greenwood with an oil painting project

·Alyha Khalil (age 16) of Irving Park with an oil painting project

·Liz Olivarez Lyles (age 21) from Lakeview with a mixed media project

·Kaleia Maxey (age 17) from Beverly with a photography/collage project

·Stevia Ndoe (age 18)

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Phoebe Beal, left, delivers a punchline with Monty Rugg on drums during the 2019 Funny HaHa event, hosted by Waterfall Arts in Belfast. Contributed photo

BELFAST — Waterfall Arts plans to host “Funny HaHa,” an “All Ages Art Happening,” from 1 to 3 pm. Saturday, June 12, at Steamboat Landing Park, 34 Commercial St.

At this picnic-style, distanced gathering, youth comics as young as 4 are invited to step up to the stage to share their best jokes or silly songs. There will be goofy games to get the crowd giggling, a collaborative doodle area, a special “Dad Joke” competition, and materials for a surprising drawing game by the Surrealists called “Exquisite Corpse.”

Attendees can wear wacky get-ups and bring picnics, but are asked to please avoid wrappers or other fly-away items, and to pack out all trash.

The events are community-building art parties that engage people of all ages

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Art Start, a non-profit organization, is featuring nine young Latino adults from Milwaukee’s south side in the group’s first fully bilingual “See Me Because” portrait project.

The outdoor exhibit, which aims to explore the identities of young people of color in Milwaukee through photography, will be at Harbor View Plaza, located at 600 E. Greenfield Ave. — where the street dead-ends at the waterfront.

It runs until July 31.

In collaboration with photographers, videographers, makeup artists and interviewers, the young adults, ages 14 to 20, posed for both realistic and surreal portraits where they aimed to express how they want to be seen in the world. Each portrait includes a brief biography with a QR code that, when scanned, leads viewers to a video interview. 

Art Start teamed with Casa Romero, the Harbor District Inc. and Milwaukee Public Schools to showcase the exhibition. 

“I think that there is a

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