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10/04/2019 – 01/04/2020

Stories of the South

Ground Floor Gallery + Studios

Nashville, TN

Whether you are from the region itself or have passed through over time, the south has a way of embedding itself into ones memories. From its long history, quirky landmarks and vast changing landscape, the south is deeply rooted in tradition and American culture. While many people think the south wants to remain as it was, the “old south,” I have found that over the last decade the region is beginning to turn over a new leaf. This show is a chance for photographers to give viewers a taste of what the south looks like for them through their lens.

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11/05/2019 – 12/15/2019

Photography Awards 2020

Exhibition opportunities in Venice, Berlin, Gdansk and Athens!

The Wall Contemporary Gallery is a Venice based curated platform for contemporary photography. Supporting and connecting emerging and mid-career artists and curators is our passion. Our mission is to promote a diverse community of creatives through our exhibitions, online galleries and printed catalogs.​

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11/11/2019 – 01/05/2020

BLACK, WHITE & MORE

SE Center For Photography

Greenville, SC

When one “spells something out in black and white” what does that mean? Can a color photograph communicate that concept of “no ambiguity”?  When we see things in black and white can a color photograph describe a state of mind that won’t be changed? For sure, but so can a black & white image.

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11/11/2019 – 01/20/2020

MACK First Book Award

MACK

London,

The MACK First Book Award is a publishing prize open to artists who have not previously had a book published. The award was established in 2012 to support emerging artists and bodies of work that find a voice through the book form.

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11/13/2019 – 01/31/2020

Istanbul Photo Awards 2020

Photographers across the world are expected to submit images capturing global events over the past year. Mainly focusing on news and sports photos, the contest has four categories: Single News, Story News, Single Sports, and Story Sports.

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12/15/2019

DocuFlorida 3

Pensacola Museum of Art

Pensacola, FL

The University of West Florida Pensacola Museum of Art invites artists to submit photographic and video works to the third iteration of DocuFlorida, an annual exhibition of artwork that showcases the landscapes of Florida, the Gulf Coast, and the Southeastern United States. In conjunction with the STEAM2020 triennial, DocuFlorida 3 is focused on works that question and illuminate current ecological research and environmental practices.

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12/16/2019

The self(ie) and the other: Portraiture

PH21 Contemporary Photography Gallery

Budapest,

Portraiture emerged as one of the most prominent genres of depictive media early in the history of the visual arts, and the tacit or explicit rules, conventions and cultural expectations have always influenced the ways by which artists approached the genre. Photography is no exception; numerous different and characteristic styles of portraiture emerged throughout the history of the medium. Today we live in an exciting new era for portraiture. There has never been a time in human history when so many portraits and self-portraits were produced day after day as in the era of digital technologies. Photographers have responded to the cultural, social and technological changes by reinterpreting the age-old genre of portraiture, and it is always an exciting and rewarding task to organize an exhibition for some of the recent achievements in the field.

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12/16/2019

water

A Smith Gallery

Johnson City, TX

wa – ter : rain, tears, agua, springs, drink, rivers, wet, steam, flood, moisture, lakes, humidity, damp, soak, ocean, wash, aquatic, splash…

Juror for “water” will be Doug Beasley, photographer, instructor and editor of Shots Magazine.

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12/27/2019

Portraits Without People

Axis Gallery

Sacramento, CA

Axis Gallery invites photographers to submit work that addresses the prompt “Portraits without People.” The exhibition will open in March 2020 as part of Sacramento Photography Month.

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12/29/2019

Introspective Matter – LA Photo Curator

The objects of our past, the forms of nature, or the gadgets of a modern life are all the effects that capture our attention and force us to memorialize them in our photographs. They seize the light that gives them structure and uphold the memories that give us our past. What is it that commands your attention enough to show the world how you feel and how you refine the tactile qualities of what intrigues you in the form of a still life photograph? For this exhibition, all types of process or method are accepted, with the play of light and form being the defining traits that receive greatest admiration.

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12/31/2019

Incandescent Issue Seventeen

Incandescent is a photography zine that features color analog work by emerging photographers. It is curated and produced by Pine Island Press.  To submit, email incandescentzine@gmail.com up to 12 examples of your work and/or a link to your website. The last day to submit is December 31st.  No submission fees!

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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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12/31/2019

MIDWEST PHOTO EMERGE – 20 – 2020

Midwest Center for Photography

Witchita, Kansas

In the coming year of 2020 we will be featuring 20 photographers for the EMERGE competition. We are looking to give one $200 EMERGE Fellowship Award and exhibition opportunities to emerging photographers. This fellowship opportunity is geared toward photographers looking to launch their art careers through the exposure of exhibition. Build your exhibition record with this exhibition through entering your photographs and competing for a space in the gallery and the chance to be designated as the 2020 emerging photographer, and receive one-year artist representation at MWCP online.

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12/31/2019

PORTRAITS

Portraits of people and animals tell such great stories. They evoke emotion. They suggest deeper meaning. They tell us about someone else, and maybe even ourselves. Sometimes they’re just beautiful. Or shocking. Or surprising. Share your PORTRAITS with words or imagery.

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12/31/2019

Round Hole Square Peg 4

ROUND HOLE SQUARE PEG 4™ is an open call, juried photography competition conceived with the intent to question and acquire a fresh LGBTQ visual culture for the 21st century. Be on the vanguard. Help create a new wave of queer art and soul.

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12/31/2019

WORDS, WORDS, WORDS

Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center

Minneapolis, MN

The old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” seems to suggest that a photograph transcends language, but words have been a key part of many important photographers’ work—from the billboards and signs in many Walker Evans’ photos to Lee Friedlander’s 2019 book, Signs, for example. The interplay of language and image can create a vivid sense of tension, irony, or poignance. The size and shapes of a font are visual aspects that can carry as much weight as any other aspect in the frame.

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01/05/2020

Urban Challenges

Photographic Exploration Project

Berlin,

Take part in a photography exhibition in Berlin. As the urban population is growing steadily, cities are increasingly facing new important challenges – let them be social, environmental or economical. Our urban experience keeps on transforming and new questions arise every day.

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01/06/2020

Black + White

South x Southeast Photo Gallery

Molena, Georgia

Curated by Elizabeth Avedon

Black and white photography still holds a place in my heart; it holds an incomparable mystique and mood. Actually film star Ginger Rogers said something like that, but I am of the same opinion. Canadian photojournalist Ted Grant said, “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!” I’m not sure that is an actual fact, but I like his point of view. I agree somewhat with Eliott Erwitt’s statement, “Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive.” I’m looking for entries – on all subject matter, real or illusive, unpredictable or expected, complicated or plain – simply in black + white.

-Elizabeth Avedon

ELIZABETH AVEDON is an independent curator and photo consultant. Former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe; Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, Elizabeth has received recognition for her exhibition design and publishing projects, including Richard Avedon’s “In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Art Institute of Chicago; and exhibitions for the Leica Gallery, New York; The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas; and for the Estate of Diane Arbus, among others. In 2017, Elizabeth received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Griffin Museum of Photography; and curated the exhibition, MYTH OF A WOMAN: Photographs by Agnieszka Sosnowska, in 2019 for the National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik.

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01/07/2020

TRANSITIONS AND DISPLACEMENTS

Loosen Art Project

Milan, Italy

nternational Group Exhibition in Berlin or Rome city April 2020

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

Transitions and displacements are the objects of reflection for our call. The concept of the two terms is a recall to the “liquid” vision of contemporary philosophy. Transitions, displacements, mutations of condition are the prerogatives of a fluid approach to reality, prerogatives of a free change in the state of things that allows full organic adherence to the environment and to the context in which each subject / object is immersed .
The works that will take part in the exhibition will represent an excursus on the subject, addressed both from a physical, chemical and biological poin of view and from a social, cultural and political one.

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01/12/2020

FRACTURED

Photo-eye Gallery

Santa Fe, New Mexico

photo-eye is celebrating 40 Years in business with our first-ever Open Call. photo-eye Gallery invites the submission of photographic works exploring the concept of “Fractured.” Artists are encouraged to be creative in their interpretation of the theme.

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01/12/2020

ON THE EDGE

Art League Rhode Island

Pawtucket, RI

“On the Edge” seeks submissions that reference the balancing act that is the current state of the world, which appears in an unprecedented state of political, economic, social and environmental change.

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01/12/2020

Primal Sight

In the In-Between

Philadelphia, PA

In the In-Between seeks contemporary B&W photography in all its forms for its next online exhibition. Primal Sight will be juried by NYC-based curator and writer, Efrem Zelony-Mindell.

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01/13/2020

The Poetry of the Ordinary

Photo Place Gallery

Middlebury, VT

As photographers, we have developed skill in seeing beneath the surface of our subjects, and often find in them the beauty, poignancy, and poetry that exist in ordinary moments. For this exhibition, we seek the simple poetic elegance of the ordinary. All captures and processes are welcome.

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01/15/2020

2020 MIDWEST CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY JURIED EXHIBITION

Midwest Center for Photography

Witchita, Kansas

The Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition is an annual subject-matter based exhibition for photographers to categorize their best photographs to the following genres and compete for the awards: LANDSCAPE  – PORTRAIT – INTERIOR SPACE – DOCUMENTARY – CLOSE-UP.

The MWCP Juried Exhibition gives $500 in Director’s Choice Awards, $100 for each of the five categories.

Selected photographers will have their work featured in the gallery and online. MWCP will provide the printing for this exhibition at no cost to the photographers, and rental frames will be available.

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01/15/2020

Freedom

The Los Angeles non-profit auburn art gallery invites photographers from around the world to

submit entries for its inaugural exhibition, Freedom. We look forward to giving photographers

artistic freedom in our new space, and couldn’t think of a more fitting first show theme!

For this exhibition, we ask: What does freedom look like to you?

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01/15/2020

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2020

Jerwood Arts

Bankside, London

New photographic works by two early career artists, Silvia Rosi and Theo Simpson, enabled by the third Jerwood/Photoworks Awards.

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01/18/2020

Encaustic Workshop

A Smith Gallery

Johnson City, TX

Encaustic in its most basic interpretation means hot melted wax applied to an absorbent surface. Encaustic is typically bees wax mixed with damar resin and pigments. It has been used as a painting medium since Greek and Roman times.  It was used to decorate warships, marble statues and eventually as a fine art medium for painting portraits on wooden panels. Painting with encaustic has continued through the ages and has relatively recently been discovered by photographers. The application of encaustic to digital pigment prints transcends the photographic process adding depth, luminescence and providing the opportunity for greater artistic expression.

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01/24/2020

Simplified Photoshop + Soulful Stories

A Smith Gallery

Johnson City, TX

Simplified Photoshop, along with small epiphanies that come from connecting your personal narratives to your essence, can set you free in your journey as a fine art photographer.

Spread over three days, this workshop is all about connecting the core of who you are to the photographs you make, AND about discovering a straightforward and simplified approach to editing and layering imagery in Photoshop to more easily tell the story you are here to tell.

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01/26/2020

WATER 2019

New York Center for Photographic Arts

New York, NY

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

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01/27/2020

the imperfect lens

A Smith Gallery

Johnson City, TX

Images captured using toy, pinhole and any camera using homemade lenses are eligible for submission. The camera that the lens is attached to 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 March 13 to May 10, 2020

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01/31/2020

‘The Mind’s Eye’ Awards 2020

Our 5th 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.

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02/07/2020

ABSTRACTIONS

Loosen Art Project

Milan, Italy

Free Entry
Photographers are invited to submit 1 to 3 shots addressing the theme.
Group Exhibition in Berlin or Rome city. May 2020

“Abstraction”, from the Latin “abstractio”, is the process of thought for which an element is isolated from all the others to which it was connected and is considered as a particular object of research, the same procedure that tends to separate the essential qualities of an object to obtain the universal concept about that.

We find a procedural peculiarity in the expressive language adopted in the twentieth century with the artists who interpret abstract art, where the separation operation is carried out with the intention of exalting that still too unknown side of the human being: emotionality and perceptions subjective of reality. It is thus that form becomes the result of the encounter between man and the world, in an alternation of empathy, of getting closer to reality and escaping from it.

 

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02/09/2020

ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES

SE Center For Photography

Greenville, SC

The SE Center is looking for all forms of Alternative and Antique processes, albumen to ziatype, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome. Digital source images are acceptable if converted to negatives and processed in a historical technique and digital reproduction of alternative technique works, either for further processing or presentation, is acceptable, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

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02/09/2020

Fine Art Photography Awards 2020

This contest caters to individuals actively attuned to experimentations and new trends in art. Fine Art Photography delights in providing an avenue for talented souls to brandish the world’s eccentricity, variety, beauty, and even ugliness from the artist’s lens. And yes, you can have it your own way! Delight in the crazy beautiful fusion of simplicity and complexity of the world with us!

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02/11/2020

Call for Photographers Winter Cycle

Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Winter Cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

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02/15/2020

Downtown

We’re located in DTLA, but we expect to see downtown images from around the globe – that is, downtown, el centro, CBD, city centre – whatever you call it where you’re located! Skylines and buildings are great, and so are people. Whatever you think best represents your city or town’s downtown area is what we want to see.

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02/29/2020

Primordial

Cornell/Henry Art

San Diego, CA

We are seeking an amazing photographer to be awarded our inaugural 2020 C/HA Artist Award,  and be produced/exhibited for free in our gallery between Jun 19 – Jul 26, 2020.

Submit your best work expressing your view/perspective of what primordial means to you: ie. first in order; existing from the beginning; in a rudimentary state; firstly formed; first principle/element (from Latin: primus = first, ordo = order.)

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03/08/2020

DECAY, CORRODE, RUST 2019

New York Center for Photographic Arts

New York, NY

The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the DECAY, CORRODE..  catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

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04/07/2020

Home

Loosen Art Project

Milan, Italy

 This call intends to collect works that address the theme of “home”, from its symbolic and conceptual conception to the exposition of an experience. “Home” as a concept linked to a safe and familiar environment, a refuge for our person, a social clothing that contains the warmth and energy of those who live there (q. M. McLuhan), or again, an environment that reflects our being in the world and the fluid changes of life, but also a place where we often find traces of the past, where emotional involvement is implicit in the experience we have in it.

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12/31/2020

Online Featured Photographer 2020

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

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