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01/28/2019

“art+science”

A Smith Gallery
Johnson City, TX

 

Has photography ever really been disconnected from Science? From the invention of the pinhole camera about one thousand and twenty years ago by the Arab mathematician, physicist, and Astronomer, Ibn al-Haytham, up to today’s use of radiology to produce works of art, science and art have been inseparable. Photography is the perfect intersection of Art and Science.

“The Art and Science movement is not new, yet its reach is currently building momentum. More than producing aesthetic images derived from scientific data, science-inspired artists find connections that reflect a common purpose – one that integrates the authenticity of science and the communicative power of art. The sci-art movement promotes dialogue and offers a platform in hopes of improving the world in which we live.”

Juror for “art+science” will be Linda Alterwitz, artist and photographer.

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01/30/2019

L.A. Photo Curator ‘About Lighting’


 

L.A. Photo Curator Call for Entry

Theme: ‘About Lighting’ curated by Paul Ivanushka

Photography – from the Greek word “phos” meaning “light.” and “graph” meaning “to draw.” A Photograph is therefore a drawing made with light.
Ivanushka says, “Show us photos making use of light, textures, modeling, shadows, complete tonal range. High key, low key…drama think film noire, Hurrell. Props to black and white images. Mad props to gossamer on snow on an overcast day or a piece of coal at the bottom of a mine.”

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01/31/2019

2019 Color Photography Award


 

The 2019 Color Photography Award is now open for entries and we are delighted to announce that it will be judged by photographic artist Sanja Marušić.

This month, we invite all photographers driven by their artistic eye and passion for color to join the award and celebrate with us the beauty and diversity of color photography.

Be it in portrait, landscape, fashion, street, documentary, fine art or any other form of photography – classic or experimental: We’re open to all genres.

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01/31/2019

ALL ABOUT PHOTO 2019 The Mind’s Eye Open Theme


 

Our fourth edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photo essay, The Mind’s Eye investigates the depth and thoughts behind each image.

“To take photographs means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second – both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis”.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

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01/31/2019

Analog Forever Magazine “ Exploration of the Unexpected”


 

For this exhibition we are exploring the unexpected moments that induce this feeling of sonder  via street photography. We invite you to submit two analog created images that give the viewer a glimpse into the lives of another ranging from your local neighborhood to a foreign place where the only barrier is language. The photographs submitted should transport our viewers from  being a casual observer to an intimate participate in your subject’s life. The only limiting factor to this group exhibition is that is must consist of candid or street photography. There is no restriction on film, format, or process.

Juror: Julia Dean

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01/31/2019

Magnum Photos Submissions 2019


 

Magnum Photos is leading the way with its selection process and have opened their 2019 submissions. The call for the new generation of international talent to join the Magnum family, recognized as one of the finest accolades in the industry will be open until 31 January 2019.  The submissions process encourages the growth and development of future icons and provides a platform for up and coming photographers to showcase their work, together with their voice and unique perspective.

Renowned for some of the worlds influential names within photography, Magnum hopes to attract future photography icons to join the prestigious collective, which in total takes four years to become a Magnum photographer.

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02/01/2019

2019 Open Juried Exhibition

Vermont Center for Photography
Brattleboro, VT

 

VCP proudly announces the 2019 Open Juried Exhibition call for entries. Doing things a little differently this year, we are seeking a broad range of ‘exhibition-ready‘ bodies of work, including both traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography. Our juror will be asked to select between 8 to 10 artists for exhibition – and will then select between two and five pieces per person offering artists the opportunity to showcase a series at a deeper level than most juried shows and enriching the viewing experience for visitors to the gallery as well.

This vibrant group show is the keynote exhibition of our entire year – and we are very pleased any honored to have photographer and Director of the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, Bruce Myren, as our guest juror for this show.  We encourage photographers of all age, regions, styles, and experience levels to participate in this show. It is an outstanding opportunity to become a part of a larger national community of photo-talent and hang your work alongside other immensely talented individuals.

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02/03/2019

LIGHT

SE Center For Photography
Greenville, SC

 

It’s all about the light! Light and shadow have been the foundation of photography since the beginning. While illumination is important, darkness is an equally compelling component and, together, the elements of a successful photograph. Show us your best light!

The SE Center is looking for all forms of imagery, black-and-white, color, or toned photography- all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for Light is Richard McCabe.

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02/07/2019

Blank Wall Gallery “Portraits”


 

Chania International Photo Festival by Blank Wall Gallery

People and their expressions have always been an interesting subject for photographers.  It is really challenging to try to capture the emotions and the mood of a person in just one shot. It is also always interesting to see what the photographers see on the people they have photographed.

We would really like to see this relationship as it is
developed through your “Portraits”.

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02/07/2019

LoosenArt Mag and Gallery STRANGER THAN FICTION


 

LoosenArt: Call for Exhibition│Accepted media: Photography, Visual Designers

The will of man in recreating worlds through which to plunge and surprise him self has always been witnessed through the means dedicated to art. Especially today, with photography and new digital media, not only the artists but any individual, has available means that allow us to recreate fictional reality more and more illusory and more easily.

The present call, on the contrary, proposes to collect works that are able to surprise us through aspects belonging to the real world. Often the reality we perceive of the world, of an environment, situation, person, etc., reveals an unusual dissimilarity from the normal, overcoming our fantasies and becoming motive not only for perplexity, even of singular interest, curiosity and surprise.

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02/08/2019

APA Los Angeles OFF THE CLOCK

Santa Monica Art Studios
Santa Monica, CA

 

The Los Angeles chapter of APA (American Photographic Artists) has announced its call for entries for the 2019 OFF THE CLOCK Curated Personal Photography Exhibition. Photographers are encouraged to show their most powerful, personal work, photographs that they create when not constrained by assignment parameters. Different from a contest, OFF THE CLOCK is curated by a respected member of the fine art community. The guest curator for this year’s OFF THE CLOCK is W.M. Hunt, a champion of photography: a collector, curator and consultant who lives and works in New York. The resulting exhibition will be shown at a opening night reception on April 13, 2019 at the Santa Monica Art Studios.

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02/10/2019

Fine Art Photography Awards – 5th edition


 

Art is born out of passion. Fine Art photography is a perfect instrument, which allows a person to communicate with the world and share their vision. It results from the author’s deep sensitivity, a need to express feelings through image, a unique view of the surrounding reality. It can be spontaneous, but it can also be a conscious and deliberate manifesto. FAPA is searching for photos born out of passion – your passion.

The competition is open to everyone, amateurs and professionals alike. Entries are welcome from any country in the world. Your work will be judged by an international panel of high profile photographers.

The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Professional Fine Art Photographer of the Year, Amateur Fine Art Photographer of the Year and $5000 in cash prizes.

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02/11/2019

Art-Competition.net Family Members 2019


 

Art-Competition.net is proud to announce the Art Call “Family Members 2019”.

“Family Members 2018” – Artistic portrayal of family members (clan, people, folk, tribe, ancestors, group, etc.) is as personal and subjective as each family member is unique. One piece of art can evoke unbridled emotions, thoughts, feelings, and responses that draw the observer into their own untold story. The manner of visually capturing “family members” has changed dramatically over time and the interpretation of its meaning is dependent on the situational perspective of the artist.

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02/15/2019

Global Digital Art Prize ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’


 

The NTU Global Digital Art Prize (NTU GDAP) is organised by the NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH) and the School of Art, Design and Media. Taking the form of a biennial competition, it recognizes global artists and technologists with extraordinary creativity in digitally mediated art, design and cultural heritage.

The theme of the inaugural NTU GDAP is Fourth Industrial Revolution. The key components driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution include big data, the Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, real-time and deep data generation and analytics, 3D printing, machine learning, personalized healthcare and medicine, and cyber security. Their effectiveness in shaping the human condition in the 21st century will inevitably call for close integration of technological innovations with areas such as social sciences, ethics, policy, and digital arts and humanities.

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02/15/2019

Ok Cool Zine Magazine ‘LOUD’


 

For our first collective edition as Ok Cool, we want to see your take on loudness. Wether it’s a punctuated absence of or an abundant presence of.  Is it beautifully deafening or mesmerizingly mute? Is it a place, a moment or a state of mind?  Let’s hear you out.

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02/18/2019

Altered Realities

PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, VT

 

Photography is wonderfully capable of altering reality to suit the photographer or, as juror Brooke Shaden puts it:

“An artist’s task is to see differently—to create work that shows our common reality with a twist. We don’t necessarily create something entirely different or unfamiliar, but use our lens to skew what is expected. Photographs in Altered Realities illustrate the photographer’s manipulated world to accommodate their artistic vision. In them, our equilibrium is disturbed, the characters are unpredictable, and we rethink our bearings.”

All capture methods and processes are welcome.

We are very pleased that photographer Brooke Shaden will jury and curate this exhibition.

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02/18/2019

The ODYSSEY Exhibition

The Pennsylvania Center for Photography
Doylestown, PA

 

Our AMERICANA Exhibition is morphing into The ODYSSEY Exhibition!

Whatever you shoot and wherever your photographic journey has taken you is eligible for entry. Landscapes? Fine! Wildlife? Fine! People? Fine! Sports? Fine! Still Life? Fine! Macro? Fine! Street photography? Fine! Happy images? Fine! Sad images? Fine! Shot in America? Fine! Shot outside America? Fine!

The only requirement to enter is that the images need to be good! Really, that’s all – don’t over think it!

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02/19/2019

stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2019

Hotel Del Sol
San Francisco, CA

 

stARTup Art Fair San Francisco is a contemporary art fair for independent artists working in all media, including photography.

The fair runs April 26-28, 2019 at the Hotel Del Sol and takes place at the same time as the Art Market SF gallery fair at nearby Fort Mason.

Hotel Del Sol is a unique 1950’s motor lodge turned boutique “California beach house” style hotel, located in San Francisco’s scenic and happening Marina neighborhood. The De Sol is a perfect setting for an immersive contemporary art experience filled with artist exhibition rooms, provocative discussions about today’s art market, and interactive public art projects.

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02/22/2019

Reclaim Photography Festival 2019 OPEN CALL BEAUTY IN IMPERFECTION


 

Reclaim Photography Festival returns to the UK from April to June 2019. The programme will include responses to our open call: Beauty in imperfection: reclaiming our aesthetic sensibility.

In this year’s open call, the festival sets out to explore the aesthetic value of Wabi Sabi, as described by Koren, by proposing that there is beauty to be found in imperfection, impermanency and incompleteness, thus creating an aesthetic consciousness.

Participants are encouraged to respond to this theme through the use of analogue and cameraless photography (including historical and alternative processes) or digital photography (including photo painting, photo-montage and digital printing skills). We hope to attract images in the form of:

* portraiture – self, individual or group;

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02/22/2019

Stranger Than Fiction: Street Photography

The New England School of Photography
Waltham, MA

 

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities;  Truth isn’t.” – Mark Twain.

Artists are invited to submit thematic work made on the street or in the tradition of investigative documentary photography in the public forum which celebrates the thrilling, unseen, odd, absurd reality of the human experience. We kindly ask for images which were seen or found, not created or staged.

JUROR: Hank Hauptman, Artist & Director of Robert Klein Gallery, Boston.

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02/27/2019

The Portrait

Darkroom Gallery
Essex Jct., VT

 

For this exhibition you’re free to interpret the portrait in any way you choose. It can be a self portrait, a formal portrait, a from-the-hip shot of someone who’s attention you’ve caught, for example.

A portrait! What could be more simple and more complex, more obvious and more profound. 

Juror: Amy Holmes George

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02/28/2019

ArtAscent Magazine “Beauty”


 

Beauty, allure, style, refinement, symmetry, perfection. People are drawn to others or things that are attractive and visually pleasing. Beauty is studied as part of aesthetics, culture, social psychology, philosophy and sociology. Concepts and definitions of beauty are debated, and change with time and culture. What is beauty really? Is beauty important? Share your take on BEAUTY with words or images.

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media.

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02/28/2019

FotoFilmic ‘MESH’ Call for Photography + Contemporary


 

The time has come for yet another annual FotoFilmic juried exhibition call (our 7th), but I’m excited to let you know there won’t be a FOTOFILMIC19 this year: instead we are bringing an exciting entirely new opportunity to all photographers and visual artists to engage their respective discipline into open critical dialogues through a curated 2-person exhibition (1 photographer + 1 visual artist) in Vancouver in 2020!

The call is titled ‘MESH’ and for this first edition will be curated by LACMA Curator Rebecca Morse and Tate Curator Linsey Young (on the visual arts side).

Each curator will shortlist 10 artists to be considered for the dual exhibition.

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02/28/2019

Observations in the Ordinary

Subjectively Objective
Rochester Hills, MI

 

We’re accepting submissions of up to 10 images for the upcoming book & exhibition, Observations in the Ordinary, curated by Subjectively Objective founder Noah Waldeck. The submission deadline is February 28th. Everyone who submits is entitled to a free copy of the book, regardless of whether your work is accepted. In addition to appearing in the book and online exhibition, accepted artists will also have the opportunity to participate in a physical exhibition at Subjectively Objective’s Detroit area gallery space.

Submitting also gives you a chance to be featured on our website. The sooner you submit, the greater your chance of being featured. Don’t worry about taking the title too literally. We’re interested in seeing all types of contemporary landscape, portrait, conceptual, and documentary work. You don’t need to limit yourself though, we’re always looking out for ways to feature or publish good work, even if it isn’t right for this publication. Once you’ve paid your submission fee, you’ll be able to download a PDF which provides further instructions on the submissions process.

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02/28/2019

Photo Grant and Residency in Sweden


 

Gamleby Photo Grant is a €2500 cash prize that will be awarded four times a year to international photographers. In addition to financial support the granted artist will receive free accommodation in Gamleby during a four week period, technical assistance by the local school and the opportunity to share their work with the local community trough exhibitions and artists talks.

Gamleby Photo Grant is a scholarship that aims to support photographic art from all parts of the world. The Gamleby Association for Photography with its seat in Gamleby has initiated the establishment of this scholarship. Through the scholar holders and their work, the diversity of photography, produced and visualized in Sweden, will increase.

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02/28/2019

The Handmade Photograph: Contemporary Photographers working in Historic Processes

Bostick & Sullivan
Santa Fe, New Mexico

 
Bostick & Sullivan is proud to announce our first ever call-for-entry. Our upcoming juried exhibition will feature modern photographers’ handmade prints working with historic and alternative photographic printing processes. Digital means are allowed to capture the photograph and negative, but the prints submitted must be handmade. We welcome the chance to see how contemporary photographers work with these processes to convey their artful expressions to the world.
Juror: Christopher James
03/01/2019

It’s All About the Light

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
San Luis Obispo, CA

 

A Nationwide Juried Exhibition at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.

It’s All About the Light invites photographers to focus on the radiation or reflection of light as its subject.

Juror: Marc Muench

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03/01/2019

Photography Award Grand Prix Images Vevey 2019


 

Images Vevey contributes to the promotion and cultural development of its region in the field of visual arts and realizes the label “Vevey city of images” through three main activities. Even years: the Festival Images, Vevey’s biennale of visual arts; the odd years: the Grand Prix Images, Vevey’s international photography competition and finally Espace Images, a permanent gallery for contemporary photography.

Grand Prix Images Vevey is a creation-support grant for photography projects. The award enables one artist to develop a new photography project over a year that will be presented at the next Festival Images 2020. The competition represents unique support for contemporary creation, with complete freedom of choice over subject and genre.

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03/03/2019

ABSTRACT ‘19

SE Center For Photography
Greenville, SC

 

The SE Center for Photography is looking for non-representational imagery, though it can be from found objects in nature, man made or figurative works. We’re seeking images that do not attempt to represent external reality, but seek to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and texture. Black-and-white or color, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our Juror for The Abstract Image is, once again, Adam Finkelston.

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03/04/2019

“botanical”

A Smith Gallery
Johnson City,, TX

 

botanical :  concerning plants, agricultural, gardening, floral, grasses, herbs,  horticultural, shrubs, floricultural, botanic, weeds, landscaping,  arboricultural, trees, flowers …

JUROR | Wendi Schneider will be the juror for “botanical”.

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03/04/2019

Art-Competition.net ABSTRACT 2019


 

Art-Competition.net is proud to announce the international art call for an exhibition and Fine Art Grant “Abstract 2019″. For this group exhibition, the curators are seeking art of any subject created as abstraction.

The artwork must be based on abstraction where the subject or message is pushed to visual limits of abstraction so that there is little or no representation of the real world (as in nonrepresentational). The submitted artwork can be of any subject that is communicated in the power of abstraction, either slight, partial, or complete.

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03/07/2019

LoosenArt Mag and Gallery “Urban Lights”


 

It is a need made known since the most remote past that of man to illuminate his streets, squares, contexts of social life and community: rom lanterns that indicated the way to go, to the ones that indicated an hospitable place in which stop. Every means created by man to illuminate is therefore not only useful for the orientation of one’s own spaces, but also a means of bringing messages, it is at the same time synonymous with energy, testimony of life and the presence of man himself.

Today are the neon, the illuminated signs, the lights of shopping centers, of the streets, squares, buildings, etc. to bear witness to this ancient means.

This call will collect works that tell of the world of today urban contexts, in the relationship between man, his environment and the means he created to give light.

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03/08/2019

2019 BELFAST PHOTO FESTIVAL – OPEN SUBMISSION


 

Being described as “One of the best photography festivals in the world” (Capture Magazine), the biennial Belfast Photo Festival provided the perfect platform for gaining exposure to an international audience, with previous editions having welcome over 100,000 visitors from all over the world.

Belfast Photo Festival is offering artist’s/photographers the opportunity to exhibit their work in the main Festival gallery alongside some of the biggest names in the field of photography and have their work taken on tour to be exhibited at the 2020 Photo Schwiez (Zurich, Switzerland)

The theme has been left open to remove any restrictions; submissions must be photographic or lens-based but can include incorporations of other art forms with the photographic medium (i.e. performance, painting, sculpture, music, literature etc). Being keen to support all disciplines of photographic practice, entries are encouraged from professionals, students and amateurs both nationally and internationally.

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03/11/2019

Art-Competition.net WINTER IMAGINATION 2019


 

“Winter Imagination 2019” can be interpreted broadly and based on real or imagined circumstances. Perhaps the first fallen snow of the season inspires you to imagine a vivid red cardinal against the stark white snow-covered branches of an evergreen tree overlooking the beauty of a frozen-over pond with rolling hills as a backdrop. Or maybe a more ominous scene is visualized inspiring the artist to present a work of art that tells a dark and melancholy story without uttering a word. “Winter Imagination” is anything that inspires the artist to portray a winter theme and tell a story in his or her artwork through visual concepts.

The judges for this imaginative competition are looking for the artist’s expressive interpretation of “winter” in their artwork that effectively conveys their definition of the term and evokes a reaction in the viewer. All still art medium works are encouraged for submission.

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03/15/2019

Analog Forever Magazine Online Featured Photographer 2019


 

Open internationally to both amateurs and professionals, this call for entries is is Analog Forever Magazine’s attempt to find, feature, and interview the best talent in the analog photography world.

We are searching for the trail blazers who shoot decades old expired film through refurbished cameras, capture images with processes invented a century ago, and invent new and creative ways to process and manipulate our mainstream film stock staples. We want to see the work created by the individuals who share our love for the sound of shutters clapping open and close and the smell of darkroom chemicals in the morning.

Regardless of your format of choice, how expensive your lens set is, or the subject matter you shoot we want to see your work submitted!

There is no entry fee so there is no reason why you shouldn’t submit!

Juror: Analog Forever Magazine Team

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03/15/2019

“Art Olympia 2019”


 

Art Olympia is an open art competition held as a biennial event with the goal of discovering talented artists from around the world and supporting their art activities. Approximately 160 artworks (80 from Japan and 80 worldwide) will be selected and undergo a final review in Tokyo by a panel of esteemed judges invited from around the world.

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04/01/2019

2019 Light Work Grants in Photography


 

The Light Work Grants in Photography program was established in 1975 to support photographers in Central New York. The $3,000 grants are awarded to encourage the creation of new work. The work of the grant recipients is exhibited at Light Work and reproduced in Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual.

Three judges from outside the grant region will review the applications. Their decisions are based solely on the strength of the candidate’s portfolio and completed application. Individuals who received this award in 2014 or earlier are eligible to re-apply. Full-time students are not eligible.

Applicants must reside in the following counties to apply: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Tioga, or Tompkins.

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04/07/2019

LoosenArt ‘GLITCHES AND DEFECTS’


 

In the digital age we are surrounded by images, an overload of saturated media. We demand for high quality and expectations of technology to produce seamless perfection, we are used to seeing and expect a seamless flow of information on screens. A technical failure in digital technology can interfere our viewing experience, glitches and defects within any medium are accident that disturb our senses.

What happens when the technology fails? Photographers are invited to submit works that offers a vision on the topic.

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04/23/2019

25th Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition

Griffin Museum of Photography
Winchester , MA

 

This Call for Entries is open to all member photographers. Entrants must be members of the Griffin Museum of Photography (with an expiration after 4/1/2019).

The Griffin Museum invites member photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. There is no theme.

JUROR: Julie Grahame

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05/03/2019

Alternative Process Photography

The Image Flow
Mill Valley, California

 

4th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

The Image Flow invites artists to submit work for our fourth annual group exhibition of alternative process photography. Cyanotype, platinum, palladium, gum bichromate, van dyke, photogravure, tintype, ambrotype, wet plate collodion, mordançage, transfers and lifts, salt-prints, hand-painted, original lumens, and any combination of alternative process photography will be considered. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing your wonderful alternative process work!

Juried by:  Ann M. Jastrab, Christina Z. Anderson, Unai San Martin and The Image Flow

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05/12/2019

MonoVisions Photography Awards 2019


 

MonoVisions Photography Awards are an international open call for photographers using black and white medium to express their visual language.

Our aim is to discover the best monochrome photographers from all over the world and deliver the best opportunities to be recognized and rewarded for their work. You can compete for $5000 in cash prizes in two categories: Black and White Photo of the Year 2019 and Black and White Series of the Year 2019.

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