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08/18/2019

N.Y. Photo Curator – ‘The Environment & Social Activism’- curated by Morgan Post (Professor of Photography at Long Island University, NY)


 

Morgan Post says:
“Photography is a powerful tool for depicting injustices around the world.  One of the many great injustices we face, is our very impact on the planet.

We live in a critical time where our relationship with the planet is at a breaking point.  We remove resources from the ground, pollute the air and water, destroy plants and wildlife all for the sake of our comfort and what humanity has generally chosen to call “progress,” at least until recently.

However, I believe in standing up and fighting. Fighting for change, fighting for action, fighting for innovation, fighting for legislation.  It is time to discard the doctrine of Manifest Destiny which has driven us toward thinking the planet was just something to use up as fast as possible, with the notion that we’ll always find a new resource to exploit.

Seeking such change is our responsibility and indeed our obligation to ourselves and future generations.  The theme for this call for photographs goes hand in hand with this attitude.  We all need to be activists towards protecting our environment.

Activism takes social change and awareness of who and what is causing the destruction.  Creating visual records of our actions for change that are positive, or the inaction showing the further destruction of our planet are both equally important.  Every single person has the power to say something meaningful about social and environmental change.

How would you change the world?”

“It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.”
Henry David Thoreau

10% of artist entry fees goes to the charity of the curator. Post chose the Native American Rights Fund

Another 10% will go to the first place winner’s choice of charity.

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08/18/2019

Self and Family

Center For Fine Art Photography
Fort Collins, CO

 

From the early days of photography, people have been making images of themselves and those close to them. We are looking for images that continue this tradition and push the limits of this tradition. Emerging to established artists are encouraged to submit. All types of photographic process are eligible for selection and exhibition.

Juror:  Yoav Friedland and Dana Stirling Co-founders and Editors of Float Photo Magazine

08/19/2019

Contemporary Landscape

PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, VT

 

Until the mid-20th century, landscape photographers tended to focus on the natural landscape, with an eye toward pristine beauty untainted by the hand of humanity. Increasingly, perhaps because the presence of man is so widely evident, landscape photographers have sought to balance the natural beauty of the land with the imprint of humanity’s presence. That balance of man and nature on the land is the subject of this call for entries. All capture and processing methods are welcome, and we encourage your own interpretations of the idea of Contemporary Landscape.

Juror: Jacob And Alissa Hessler

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08/25/2019

11th Head On Photo Festival

Head On Photo Festival
Sydney,

 

We are looking for excellent work by Australian and international artists for exhibition in the 11th Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, Australia.

Submissions are now open for photographic work in any genre including stills, multi-media and video-art.

The selection panel of industry leaders is looking for powerful and emotive work with a new or unique approach.

Individuals and groups may submit exhibition proposals of work made at any time.

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08/25/2019

2nd Kyiv Photo Book International Festival

Kyiv Photo Book International Festival
Kyiv,

 

The festival will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine on Sunday, September 15, 2019. It is conducted in partnership with IZONE Creative Community. Open call for participation is till August 25, 2019.

The central event of the festival is a fair of photo books from Ukrainian and foreign publishing houses, art galleries and book stores specializing in such literature, as well as directly from photographers who have published their art photo books. Along with the fair, we will have an exhibition of private collections of photo books and photo magazines. The lecture hall will host lectures on photo books and photography and open presentations of photo book projects for all day. And the festival will hold a review of photo book projects by experts as well (dummy review).

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08/25/2019

Alan Avery Selects at Atlanta Photography Group

Atlanta Photography Group
Atlanta, GA

 

Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is now taking entries for Alan Avery Selects, APG’s feature exhibition for Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), the month-long, citywide photography festival. The exhibition will be juried by Alan Avery, owner and curator of Alan Avery Art Company, the oldest sustained art gallery in Atlanta, which represents works by exciting and technically proficient emerging, mid-career, and internationally established career artists.

The Virginia Twinam Smith Award is an important part of this exhibition. APG will offer two artists one $500 award each for the purchase of their photograph for acquisition into the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. The show runs from Oct 12 – Nov 30, 2019.

Juror:  Alan Avery

Alan Avery is the owner and curator of Alan Avery Art Company. He is responsible for reviewing and recommending artists for long-term representation and career development. Over his 35 years as one of the leading art dealers in Atlanta, Avery is credited with forging relationships and placement of numerous works of art with many leading institutions and museums across the country. During his 30+ year career Avery has brought to the city major exhibitions of some of the most important artists of our time, including Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miro, David Hockney, Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Fredrick Hart, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, and Kara Walker.

“My goal is to bring together collectors with works of fine art while developing the collectors awareness of technique, composition, and experience. Art education and  appreciation is a responsibility that I take seriously and hope that collectors learn to recognize works of art as a soulful experience rather than just items of decoration.”

Virginia Twinam Smith Award

Each year, two photographs from the Selects exhibition are awarded a $500 cash prize and the photographs are donated to the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) for their permanent collection.

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08/29/2019

Portfolio Showcase 5: Open Call, Any Subject

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY

 

Portfolio Showcase 5: Open Call, Any Subject

In each of six shows, the gallery features the portfolios of two photographers selected through a call for work.  The theme of each call is directly related to the scheduled exhibition. Portfolios of up to 12 images are shown in two ways:  prints (up to 22″ on longest side) are displayed on a stand; above, an HD monitor presents a continuous slide show of the two portfolios.

All processes, capture techniques and approaches to image construction are welcomed: camera: film, digital, phone, scanner, b/w, color, collage/montage, alternative processes, Calls for Work are open to all photographers internationally over the age of 18. The Davis Orton Gallery promotes both gallery exhibitors and portfolio showcase exhibitors through its website, press releases, banner and other forms of marketing.

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08/31/2019

ArtAscent: Water


 

Water nourishes, cleanses, and renews. A drop of water can save a life. A torrent of water can destroy it. Water moves along the path of least resistance, yet can carve mountains. It can take the form of solid, liquid, and vapour. The meanings of water run deep across cultures and time, as seen in rituals, myths, and modern narratives. Reveal your visions of WATER.

The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers. This is our art! ArtAscent provides opportunity for the voice of writers and vision of artists to shared in a professional and accessible platform. We are a bright community of creatives and art lovers.

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08/31/2019

Captured

Las Laguna Gallery
Laguna Beach, CA

 
For this Call for Art Las Laguna Gallery  is seeking photographers working in a variety of mediums.
Photography provides many things; proof that something happened, the ability to capture a moment or memories, or as a means of communication. Is your work innovative and interesting? Will your submission be artistic or awe-inspiring? We are looking for works that excite and inspire. Works that could make your viewer laugh or you’re your viewer cry. We’d like to see works that show your ingenuity, talent, heart, and perception.

All types of photography mediums including traditional and digital photography, Cellphone, Polaroid, prints on any medium will be considered.

All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art.

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08/31/2019

Loupe


 

LOUPE® (loupeart.com), currently live on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV and theweb, is a streaming art gallery with a connected marketplace. Ranked #1 Lifestyle App on Apple TV around the world, Loupe brings art to any residential, commercial or public setting allowing users to “turn on” instant atmosphere and inspiration. The pioneering art player offers channels of streaming art for personal entertainment and  purchase. Our expertly curated art playlists offer stunning, high-resolution artwork, brought vividly to life on high definition televisions and monitors. Viewers inspired to own any of these works can effortlessly order fine art prints and originals from the loupeart.com/shop.
We are looking for fresh content to populate our curated art channels with an
opportunity to sell and showcase your work globally. As a Loupe artist you also receive
your own artist channel, allowing viewers and patrons to access an immersive
streaming portfolio of your work.

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08/31/2019

The Shape of Things

Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center
Minneapolis, MN

 

Juror | Ross Anderson

The rhythm of surfaces, lines, and values is for me the essence of photography; composition should be a constant of preoccupation… an organic coordination of visual elements. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

The term composition means ‘putting together’ or the act of combining parts or elements to form a whole – often adhering to compositional principles that make a work of photographic art more appealing or intriguing to viewers. These principles include the development of rhythm, movement, contrast, balance, unity, proximity and continuity to create expressive and compelling compositions – while emphasizing different visual concepts.

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of works of art that explore composition as a fundamental aspect of the photographic aesthetic – be it pure visual formalism or in support of thematic objectives. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

Exhibition dates:  October 25th – November 20th, 2019

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09/01/2019

LA Photo Curator- No Happy Accidents- SameSource Curator


 

Samesource says, “The digital age has many benefits.  Digital gear has also made it much easier to be a lazy photographer.  Think of this contest as the search for the product of ambition and effort.  Sure, there’s a skill in spotting an interesting shot and capturing it on the street, but that’s not what this contest is about.  No Happy Accidents is looking for shots that were painstakingly planned and executed.  In addition to subject matter, set dressing, props, lighting, lens choice, shutter speed, depth of field, subject positioning, and composition all merit serious individual consideration.  Show us works that started as an idea and took time and effort to bring to fruition.  Show us great photography that you did not just luck upon or capture as a result of being able to take unlimited exposures.”

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09/02/2019

Art Like Salt

The Salt Museum
Jeungdo,

 

‘Art Like Salt’ is the Taepyung Salt Farm Art Project sponsored by Taepyung Salt Farm Co. and curated by LampLab. We seek artists to submit entries for the juried exhibition, ‘Art Like Salt.’ The winner will be rewarded 5,000,000 KRW and chosen to participate in a residency program in Shinan, South Korea, with the opportunity to create work in any of the following formats, photography, video, installation, or sculpture.

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09/05/2019

John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship

Griffin Museum of Photography
Winchester , MA

 

The John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship seeks to recognize, encourage and reward photographers with the potential to create a body of work and sustain solo exhibitions. Awarded annually, the Scholarship provides recipients with a monetary award of $3,000, exhibition of their work at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and a volume from John’s personal library of photography books. The Scholarship seeks to provide a watershed moment in the professional lives of emerging photographers, providing them with the support and encouragement necessary to develop, articulate and grow their own vision for photography.

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09/07/2019

About Future

Loosen Art Project
Milan, Italy

 

Take part in the Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. 2019

FREE ENTRY Photographers are invited to submit 1 to 3 works addressing the theme

“Future” as a concept connected to the world of ideas, the ones which envisage the events, that invent new realities – fantastic or science fiction, or those that if adaptable to the real world, through the means and will to implement them, end up shaping the environment in which the living being is immersed.

It is particularly in this sense that artistic practices (or activities that give rise to sensory experiences through aesthetic products) have always played a fundamental role in the development and progress of civilization.

In the next exhibition entitled “About Future”, we will collect works that are able to offer new visions on the future, through expressive methods that engage both the traditional use of the photographic media and that of digital manipulation.

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09/08/2019

F O R G O T T E N

Southeast Center for Photography
Greenville, South Carolina

 

The Forgotten, people, places and belongings that once mattered, that have been left behind. Things once being of importance to humans …personal items, homes, special places, letters, etc.  Anything that has been left behind or replaced. Any object, being, place or property that once had the importance to another.

Our juror for Forgotten is Jeff Rich.   Jeff Rich’s work focuses on water issues ranging from recreation and sustainability to exploitation and abuse. He explores these subjects by using long-term photographic documentations of very specific regions of the United States. Jeff received his MFA in photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Jeff’s project “Watershed: A Survey of The French Broad River” was awarded the 2010 Critical Mass Book Award, and was published as a monograph in 2012.

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. Openings are timed to coincide with Greenville, South Carolina’s First Fridays, a celebration of art, food, and music.

The opening will coincide with Jeff Rich’s Watershed Project exhibiting at the SE Center November & December.

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09/08/2019

On The Road

Photographic Exploration Project
Berlin,

 
Free to enter.
For this exhibition we would like to see the most special places you have ever been to! Take us with you to the heart of your adventures, let us grasp the particular atmospheres of the spaces you discovered and feel their soul and beauty. Share the impressions encountered throughout the way, the people you met, the stories that were told or created.

We would love to be part of your journey!”

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09/08/2019

TRANSCENDENCE: A Call for Works About Going Beyond the Normal

Manifest Creative Research Gallery
Cincinnati, Ohio

 
The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works about going beyond the ordinary.
Consider work that addresses the idea of Transcendence as a subject, rather than an aspect of the ambition, dedication, and rigor of the artist themselves? How does visual art represent, either through subject, form, or content, a notion which, in some form or another, underlies much of human introspection and civilized activity since our earliest days as a species?
Artists are encouraged to take a broadly creative view of the theme. This exhibit has no defined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional realism to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental.
09/09/2019

Contemporary Portraiture

LH Horton Jr Gallery
Stockton, CA

 

Open to photographers residing in the U.S.

Analogue and digital photographic processes are accepted for entry. Contemporary portraiture genre; styles may include but are not limited to representational, abstract, and conceptual portraits of the human figure. Fine art images should emphasize a unique composition, pattern, shape, color or blk/white tone and value contrast/

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09/09/2019

Red

A Smith Gallery
Johnson City, TX

 

red : crimson, flaming, rose, claret, cherry, scarlet, rust, salmon, vermillion, bloodshot, ruby, flushed, garnet, wine …..

 

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “red” to A Smith Gallery by September 9, 2019. The entry fee is $38 for the first 5 images and $7 for each additional image. Fifty to fifty five images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from October 25 to December 8, 2019.  Receptions will be held on October 26 and November 30, 2019 both from 4 to 8pm. A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase.  Awards are $325 for Juror’s Award, $250 and an exhibition catalogue for Director’s Award, five Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue and $100 for Visitors’ Award.

 

Juror for “red” will be Fran Forman, photographer and instructor.

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09/13/2019

(s)Light of Hand, A Juried Exhibition of Alternative Photographic Processes

The Photographer’s Eye: A Creative Collective
Escondido, 92025

 

A photograph is a (s)Light of Hand, a magic trick of sort, conjured into being. Light is summoned and chemistry is concocted making visible both the intangible and the corporeal.  It is heart and mind, imagination and craft, melding together into an experience of life-altering alchemy.

We, here at our Collective and Gallery have a deep respect and affection for historic processes. In this call for entries, we wish to celebrate this love for hand-made, photo-based processes and invite you to share your magic-making wizardry in our spellbinding juried show, (s)Light of Hand.

Open to all California artists who practice the one-of-a-kind art making of any alternative photographic process from Albumen to Ziatype. A good resource to see what can be considered is the AlternativePhotography.com site’s list of processes.

It is acceptable to use digital tools as a means to an end alternative process result. Also, we will accept any digital or silver print if it has been hand-worked using such things as collage, stitching, weaving, and three dimensional constructions.

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09/13/2019

Aperture Photobook Awards

Paris Photo
Paris,

 
Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the 2019 edition of The Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celectrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

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09/13/2019

Paris Photo- Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards


 

The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrates the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.

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09/13/2019

Urban Landscape

Texas Photographic Society
Johnson City, TX

 

Texas Photographic Society is thrilled announce that photographer Jamey
Stillings is our juror for our upcoming themed call for entry titled
Urban Landscape. Artists of all levels are encouraged to apply. You do
not need to be a member to enter the competition, however you can join
or renew at the time of entry. We look forward to seeing your creative
interpretations of this years’ theme.

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09/15/2019

Holiday Call for Entry: Small Works

South x Southeast Photo Gallery
Molena, Georgia

 

This is an open call. All selected images should be framed no larger that 12 x 12.

The show will hang November and December 2019. Artists will recieve 80% of al profits from the sale of their work.

 

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09/15/2019

TEN X TEN – SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION

Midwest Center for Photography
Witchita, Kansas

 

The TEN X TEN show is an annual small works exhibition with an opening reception in December for end of the year sales. TEN X TEN celebrates the wide range of creative expression within the square photographic format, the interplay of images creating contrasts and similarities are exciting to experience in the unique juxtapositions of the grid format exhibition. TEN X TEN focuses on offering affordable works that are ten inches by ten inches in dimension, and sell for $100 each. All photographs will be framed. Support the shop small, shop local business model and participate in this exhibition.

Selection will be based upon the individual images submitted by each artist, theme based entries are not necessary. A brief artist statement is optional. Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online.

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09/16/2019

Women at Work

PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, Vermont

 

For this exhibition, we seek images that illustrate women’s labor, broadly defined. The goal is to paint a full and complex picture of the work performed by women. Photographers are encouraged to apply their own experience and draw upon their own relationships.

All capture and processing methods are welcome.

Juror: Amy Toensing
PhotoPlace Gallery
Middlebury, Vermont
09/16/2019

World Cyanotype Day 2019: LAND/SEA/SKY

A Smith Gallery
Johnson City, TX

 

Most ancient peoples had no word for the color blue.  They could not explain the sky nor the ocean. Poetry and love letters suffered.  Once “blue” entered the world the earth rattled and chimed, sending forth “turquoise” and “sapphire.”  The Navajo and the Jewelers rejoiced.  Poets wept.  Picasso danced and Policemen beamed.  Mary smiled.

Everyone in the world is cordially invited to celebrate World Cyanotype Day at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas on Saturday, September 28 by creating cyanotype flags of their interpretation of Land/Sea/Sky on white cloth, each 12×12 inches (30×30) cm.  Strung together, the flags symbolize the beautiful planet we all inhabit.  If you would like to participate in the A Smith Gallery flag installation, please send your flags to the gallery.  We also invite you to celebrate with your friends wherever you find yourself on September 28, World Cyanotype Day.

If you would like for A Smith Gallery to hang your flags in celebration of World Cyanotype Day, please mail or ship them for delivery by September 16, to:

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09/19/2019

Orange

Liberty Town Arts Workshop
Frederickbur, virginia

 

ORANGE. It’s a word that is a noun, referring to a fruit and a type of tree, but also a color. It’s a word that is
intertwined with Autumn here on the East Coast, as pumpkins dot porches, and leaves turn on branches. We’d
love to see the gallery walls covered in all the shades of orange that inspire you…or the fruit…or the tree…or
just the feeling orange gives you…

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09/22/2019

Neutral Density Magazine Awards 2019


 

The highly acclaimed ND AWARDS is a melting pot of some of the world’s most outstanding and talented souls in the field of photography where recognition, prestige and publicity are instantaneously gained by the winning entry. This is an open invitation. Join us and take part in the competition!
Categories: Abstract, Architecture, Cityscapes, Fine Art, Portrait, People, Photojournalism, Nature, Landscape, Nudes, Seascapes, Street, Travel, Underwater, Urban, Wildlife.

The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Photographer of the Year and Discovery Of the Year and $7500 in cash prizes.

09/22/2019

SECONDARY COLORS


 

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.). Winners will receive a total of $3,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and Award winners catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

SECONDARY COLORS:  Orange, Purple, Green

Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises
A garden of purple is always in bloom!

 

Juror: Claudia Sohrens- Teaching Artist- International Center for Photography

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09/23/2019

Unique: Alternative Processes 2019

A Smith Gallery
Johnson City, TX

 

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “unique: alternative processes 2019 ” to A Smith Gallery by September 23, 2019.  Eligible prints include but are not limited to cyanotype, lumens, Van Dyke, salt, chemigram, tintype, bromoil, gum bichromate, platinum/palladium, photogravure, albumen, liquid emulsion, ziatype, image transfers, kallitypes, lith prints, hand colored silver gelatin prints, encaustic and mordoncage.  Unique prints made from digital negatives are eligible.   The camera used for capture is immaterial.  The entry fee is $38 for the first 5 images and $7 for each additional image.  Thirty to thirty five images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from November 8, 2019 to January 5, 2020.  Receptions will be held on November 30 and December 14, 2019 both from 4 to 8pm.  A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase.  Awards are $325 for Juror’s Selection, $250 for Director’s Selection and $100 for Visitors’ Award.

Jurors for “Unique: Alternative Processes 2019″ will be Connie and Jerry Rosenthal, co-founders of Rfotofolio, a non profit dedicated to supporting photographers, educating the viewing public, and supporting brick and mortar exhibitions.

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09/25/2019

TRANSFORMATIONS- An Exhibition of the Imagination

The Pennsylvania Center for Photography
Doylestown, PA

 

The very successful TRANSFORMATIONS Exhibition is returning for its third year to the Pennsylvania Center for Photography in Doylestown, Pa.  This year we are adding something different, so read on!

 This unique, juried exhibition pays tribute to the vision and skills of photographers who freely express their creativity by whatever means they choose. If you have been rejected from other shows or have had your work questioned because you use textures, composites, filters, or any of the other wonderful tools available to create your own vision, then you have found your home! Welcome to TRANSFORMATIONS!

 The show will feature the PCP’s hallmark format of concurrently running both a traditional print exhibition as well as the very popular large screen digital exhibition for photographers who are too far away to deliver physical prints or who otherwise do not wish to print their images.

 In response to numerous requests, the “Unlimited Exhibition” is returning to provide a showcase for digital art, derivative images, phoneography, and any of the other manifestations of photographically based art.

To make the distinction clear, the original TRANSFORMATIONS Print and Digital Exhibitions remain as they always have been, the major components of the entry are expected to be the work of the photographer.  Using textures, composites, plug-ins, paint programs, adding a bird or two are all fine, but the defining image elements have to be yours.  The Unlimited Exhibition is just that – unlimited – do what you want as long as it has some photographic basis and doesn’t violate someone else’s copyright.  It is its own category from an entry perspective and will be judged separately. It should be a lot of fun!

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09/30/2019

Imagery: Shadow and Light

Art League of Baytown
Baytown, Texas

 

The Art League of Baytown will again be a participating space for the upcoming FotoFest 2020 Biennial.  Theme for the call isImagery: Shadow and Light.  ALB was established in 1954 and incorporated as a 501(c)3 in 1963.  Join us in our stand-alone gallery and art education facility as we celebrate the work of fine art photographers from across the USA during FotoFest 2020.  The FotoFest biennial typically draws in excess of 600,000 visitors to the Houston area to celebrate this 6 week long celebration of fine art photography.  We invite you to be a part of this prestigious event.

Our Juror for Imagery: Shadow and Light is Catherine Couturier.  Ms. Couturier is the owner and director of Catherine Couturier Gallery. Upon its inception, the gallery quickly evolved into the premier photography gallery in Houston and sits at the center of Gallery Row. Couturier reviews portfolios for organizations and festivals such as Photo Nola, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and FotoFest, is a juror for Critical Mass, serves on the advisory council of Houston Center for Photography, and give lectures to artists and collectors alike on a myriad of subjects related to the field of fine art photography. The gallery has been a member of AIPAD (Association of Photography Art Dealers) since 1998, the most prestigious institute of its kind in the world.

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10/03/2019

Portfolio Showcase 6: A Feeling of Home – Real or Imagined – portraits, interiors, landscapes

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY

 

Portfolio Showcase 6: A Feeling of Home – Real or Imagined – Portraits, Interiors, Landscapes

In each of six shows, the gallery features the portfolios of two photographers selected through a call for work.  The theme of each call is directly related to the scheduled exhibition. Portfolios of up to 12 images are shown in two ways:  prints (up to 22″ on longest side) are displayed on a stand; above, an HD monitor presents a continuous slide show of the two portfolios.

All processes, capture techniques and approaches to image construction are welcomed: camera: film, digital, phone, scanner, b/w, color, collage/montage, alternative processes, Calls for Work are open to all photographers internationally over the age of 18. The Davis Orton Gallery promotes both gallery exhibitors and portfolio showcase exhibitors through its website, press releases, banner and other forms of marketing.

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10/06/2019

T H E P O R T R A I T

Southeast Center for Photography
Greenville, South Carolina

 

The Portrait. Portraits can represent individuals in many different ways. They can be literal representations of a person or they can represent a person symbolically. By the turn of the 20th century, photographs had become the most accessible and popular mode of portraiture.

A portrait sounds like a relatively straightforward thing — a picture of someone — but across time it has proven to be much more elusive. For any rule you might devise to define a portrait, there is always  a bona fide portrait that defies that rule. At a certain point, portraiture seems to be less of a genre than a blurry constellation of suggested guidelines, or even just something you have to see to recognize. That’s when it’s time to stop theorizing and start looking for the best in contemporary portraiture.

Analog and digital manipulation in all its forms welcome. Monochrome or color, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

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10/07/2019

STILL LIFE. ALTERNATIVE EXPOSURES

Loosen Art Project
Milan, Italy

 

FREE ENTRY Photographers are invited to submit 1 to 3 shots addressing the theme

The photographers of the next exhibition will be interpreters of a photographic genre that inherits an important pictorial tradition: the Still Life.

The Still Life, represents the ideal mode through which the exposed inanimate objects give an expression of themselves, through the endless technique of shooting, enhancing their physical and symbolic qualities .The Still life today is a genre often used to  describe our lifestyle, our passions related to fashion, design, food culture. It’s also used when promoting a commercial product, and above all in the artistic field, often recalling, albeit indirectly, the theme of vanitas when conveying concepts linked to our being in the world.

 

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11/01/2019

10th Annual PHOTOBOOK Show

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY

 

1 call, 2 exhibits: Davis Orton Gallery (December 2019) & Griffin Museum of Photography (tea: 2020)

Jurors: Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director & Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography and Karen Davis, Curator, Co-owner Davis Orton Gallery

PHOTOBOOK, an annual competition, is open to photographers in the United States and abroad* who have self-published a photobook.  There are growing options available for self-publishing a book such as on-demand (blurb, lulu, viovio, iphoto, etc.); small run offset or web printing/publishing firms, binderies. If they have been hand-made/bound, they must be available in multiples of at least 25.

Submissions will be judged on the basis of: book design including page layouts, text, cover; strength of the photography;  and emotional impact of the overall book. Entrants may submit up to three different titles that are self-published photography books of any size, format, or style.

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11/01/2019

2nd Annual Books and Readers Group Show

Davis Orton Gallery
Hudson, NY

 

2nd Annual Books and Readers Group Show – Photographs and photo-based works of books, readers and books AND readers at Davis Orton Gallery.

All processes, capture techniques and approaches to image construction are welcomed: camera: film, digital, phone, scanner, b/w, color, collage/montage, alternative processes, Calls for Work are open to all photographers internationally over the age of 18.

Show accompanies Annual Self-Published Photobook Exhibition.

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11/07/2019

ISOLATION

Loosen Art Project
Caligari,

 

Take part in the Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. February 2019

FREE ENTRY Photographers are invited to submit 1 to 3 shots addressing the theme

Besides we are living in an overcrowded world, there are still sparsely populated areas, hidden somewhere, where life (and its pace) is really different. Try to capture and depict the essence of those places, framing small cities and villages, but also landscapes (and their contradictions, where and when existing) and their inhabitants.

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11/17/2019

Monochrome Awards 2019


 

This is an annual award for all photographers using black and white photography.

The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Monochrome Photographer of the Year and Monochrome Discovery of the Year and $3000 in cash prizes.

We’re accepting single images from the following categories: Architecture, Abstract, Conceptual, Beauty/ Fashion, Fine Art, Landscapes, Nude, Nature, People, Photomanipulation, Photojournalism, Portrait, Wildlife.
11/29/2019

2020 Sony World Photography Awards


 

The Sony World Photography Awards is free to enter and photographers can submit images shot with any type of device – from a smartphone to a mirrorless camera. Now in its 13th year, the Awards consist of four competitions with categories for everyone and offer both established and emerging artists world-class opportunities and exposure.

All images are judged by industry experts from across the world. A total prize fund of $60,000 (USD) plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between the four winning photographers, alongside with being exhibited on the exhibition tour worldwide and published in the official Sony World Photography Awards book.

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12/07/2019

MIRRORS AND REFLECTIONS

Loosen Art Project
Caligari,

 

Take part in the Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. 2019

FREE ENTRY Photographers are invited to submit 1 to 3 shots addressing the theme

As the title of this call says, the works collected on the occasion of the next LoosenArt collective will expose a theme that has always been subject to interpretations: the mirror, a means of symbolic and conceptual connotations through which the artists of the past have conveyed analytical and metaphorical meanings.

From the reflection of Caravaggio’s “Narcissus” to Pistoletto’s shattered mirrors, these are just some of the examples that testify of a continuum in the history of art in reflecting on the very concept of “reflection”, a further confirmation of the intrinsic nature of the creative act, that of the exposition of the self and of our perception of the world, interior and exterior, through the execution of the artwork that becomes the mirror of the self.

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12/31/2019

Manifest Gallery: 8th International Photography Annual


 

The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works that incorporate the lens or photographic process in some significant way, including manipulated and mixed processes.

INPHA is not a gallery exhibition. It does not require shipping works to Manifest. It is an award-winning non-profit hardcover publication with cash awards.
INPHA is open to a very broad range of lens-based and photographic submissions. This is not just for ‘photographers’ and ‘photography’ but also for anyone working creatively in a visual art (or design) field with work that incorporates the lens or photographic process in some significant way, including manipulated and mixed processes.
As with all Manifest projects, we are open to learning just what’s being done that fits within this broad scope.

($2000 in Cash Awards)

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