News Recap: December 18, 2015

A weekly recap of art world news.

To Have and Have Not by Julia Margaret Cameron Award winner Ellen Jantzen

Winner Announced for 8th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards
The Gala Awards has announced the results of the 8th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Award for women photographers, juried by Laura Noble. Inviting submissions in all photographic mediums, styles, and schools of thought, the awards are categorized by portraiture, people, landscapes, fine art, and alternative processes. This year’s 15 recipients include women photographers from six different countries.
Read the press release (Gala Awards)

UK Deems Photographs of Public Art as Fair Use
The discussions over copyright of public domain artwork in the UK has been a regular topic of discussion. Recently, The UK Intellectual Property Office has clarified its stance stating that digital reproduction of artworks belonging to the public domain do not warrant a new copyright and are themselves considered to be in the public domain.
Read the full story (Communia)

After November Terrorists Attacks, Paris Photo to Repay Galleries
Paris Photo closed early this November due to terrorist attacks that caused the city to shut down its scheduled cultural events. The fair ran for only one day before closing its doors. Paris Photo and its organizers, Reed Exhibitions France, have announced that participating galleries will receive a 20% reimbursement for those who paid in full prior to the fair’s opening. Exhibitors who did not pay in full are not eligible for a reimbursement.
Read the full story (Art Net News)