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Caitlin Shogren

Call for Entries | Theme: The Abstract Image
The Praxis Gallery | Photographic Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN seeks entries for an upcoming photography exhibition, June 1-27, 2018. A Juror's Choice, a Directors Choice and two Honorable Mentions will be awarded. Juror: Ross Anderson. All photographic styles, genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission. $35 for 5 images, $5 each additional image. Deadline: May 11, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 612-728-5520.

Tehan Ketema

Madison, WI – Artists of all kinds are encouraged to apply for 2018-2019 artist-in-residence and gallery opportunities through the Bubbler at Madison Public Library.

The Bubbler at Madison Public Library is a hub for creative expression amongst people of all ages through art creation and appreciation, engagement with new and old-school technology, and hands-on making. By hosting artists in a free, public space like the library, patrons have the opportunity to enjoy an eclectic variety of art in diverse mediums, making art more accessible to the public. In addition, artists have a platform to connect with a broader audience than they might reach in private galleries.

There are multiple ways artists can get involved. The artist-in-residence program helps provide opportunities for all to learn, share, and create at the library and throughout the community. Residencies last 1-2 months and hired residents receive compensation as well as a monthly stipend. Artists hoping to be considered for the artist-in-residence program must apply by May 7, 2018.

Artists may also apply to have their artwork displayed throughout Central Library in exhibition spaces on the first, second, or third floor. The deadline to apply for artist exhibitions is March 31, 2018.

Established and emerging artists alike are encouraged to apply. There are no parameters on the mediums one must work with to be considered. Tattoo designers, old-school printers, mural designers, coffin makers - the Bubbler welcomes artists working with any material.

For more information about the Bubbler’s Open Call for artists, visit madisonbubbler.org/connect By clicking this link, you will be leaving the City of Madison website..

The artist-in-residence program, connecting artists to the community and the community to artists, is funded by Scooter Software, Inc.

XIAOYUE PU

FOOD

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Paul Robeson Galleries, Express Newark, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey
Deadline: Fri, May 25th, 2018

“Food”

Food may be experienced as a social, political, and bodily phenomenon. This exhibition explores food as both a source of inspiration and a medium for artwork. Themes of interest include food as a commodity; the relationship between food, death, sex, and the abject; food’s relationship to global economics and geo-politics; the food chain and the environmental impacts of food production; and food justice. The exhibition will include projects located outside the Main Gallery that will directly involve the local and university community, as well as a series of performances enacting the possibility for learning, conviviality, and meaningful exchange during the production and consumption of food. PRG is seeking proposals from artists whose work explores these issues.

Exhibition will be on display January - December 2019

Exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog

Proposals maybe completed online or via mail (postmarked May 25th)

A proposal should consist of: A resume with contact details, an artist statement, an image list and a CD with images in JPEG format. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL MATERIALS AS WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE AND THEY WILL NOT BE RETURNED. If you would like proof of receipt please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard.

Post to: Exhibitions Department, Paul Robeson Galleries, Express Newark, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, 54 Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102.

Online Applications: https://form.jotform.com/81145165793158

XIAOYUE PU

Responsorial: The Second Sex and the Contemporary Dialectics of Misogyny

“ Woman will not accept her status as the inessential unless she becomes again the essential in the very act of abdication. “ -Simone De Beauvoir, The Second Sex

When we explore the feminine problem today how do we consider nature, creation, and perception with related histories and myths? How does the role women occupy in creation intersect with their existence as essential or inessential in other creative and intellectual realms ? Roland Barthes states in Camera Lucida that he was, “ Straining toward the essence of her identity, struggling among images partially true, and therefore totally false. “

The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts invites submissions of artwork that explores themes of the multifaceted relationship between nature, femininity, and creation as informed by the contemporary social climate.

Please submit one image for consideration, an artist’s bio, and cv in a single email to curatornoafa@gmail.com by June 30. The exhibition will take place the first Saturday of September 2018. Artwork delivery by August 15. Artists are responsible for delivery and pick up of all artwork. Artists currently enrolled in school are not eligible to apply.

Carissa Heinrichs

"Borders, Boundaries and Limits"

Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop (Albuquerque, NM)

Event Dates: 7/1/18 - 7/28/18
Entry Deadline: 4/30/18

Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery invites printmakers and photographers from around the world to submit work for our exhibition, “Borders, Boundaries and Limits” to be held at Remarque from July 1st – 28th, 2018.

The call
“Borders, Boundaries and Limits” is a call for hand-printed photographic imagery using “alternative processes”, such as: photogravure, photopolymer intaglio, cyanotype, gum bichromate, carbon, salt, lumen, anthotype, gumoil, etc; basically, any alternative to straight digital printing.

The theme of “Borders, Boundaries and Limits” can be widely interpreted...literally, figuratively, expressively, psychologically, visually, etc.
If you have any questions about the suitability of your process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5160

Carissa Heinrichs

"Urban Landscapes, Suburban Scenes, Rural Impressions" Call for Entry

NEW YORK CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART

DEADLINE: April 29, 2018(Midnight Pacific Time)
(All entrants are notified of prize status via E mail about 3 weeks after the deadline)

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, and Prize Winners and Juror Selections will be featured at the New York Gallery Exhibition at the Jadite Gallery in Manhattan's exciting Hell's Kitchen neighborhood.

https://www.nyc4pa.com/urban-suburban-rural-2018

Isabella Stark

JANUARY 2018 - MARCH 2018
DIANE ENDRES BALLWEG GALLERY (3RD FLOOR)
OPENING FRIDAY FEB. 2ND 7-10PM

ERIC BAILLIES
THE ART OF A STILL LIFE

The Art of a Still Life by Eric Baillies dives into the stillness of everyday objects through natural light with large and ultra large format photography. This series of still life images largely incorporates Wisconsin plants, food and natural patterns and textures in nature with both tintype and collodion glass negatives.

http://madisonbubbler.org/exhibitions/

Isabella Stark

OPENING ON MAY 19, 2018
FAR OUT: ART FROM THE 1960S
Far Out: Art from the 1960s explores art from a decade that introduced such movements as Pop, Op, Minimalism, Kinetic, Fluxus, and Conceptual Art, while weaving in the social and historical narrative of that time. The exhibition includes works by Calvin Burnett, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Ellsworth Kelly, Miriam Schapiro, Victor Vasarely, and the Chicago Imagists.

https://www.mmoca.org/exhibitions/current

Aida Ebrahimi

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year was launched in 2011
Open to professional and amateur, old and young, the Awards celebrate the very best in food photography and film from around the world.

The Finalists are invited to a magnificent Champagne Taittinger reception at the world-renowned Mall Galleries, London followed by a five-day public exhibition.

The prize pool is worth more than £20,000 and Finalists benefit from huge amounts of coverage of their work.

The categories cover the full cultural range of the depiction of food in society – there is something for everyone. From styled food for magazines to images of families eating together in celebration of religious festivals, from depictions of the realities of food production to food growing in its natural setting.

https://www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com/categories/

Aida Ebrahimi

Popular Photo's Most popular portrait photo contest, We are calling for portrait photos in any genre. The pure and unique photographic vision of yours in any form and representation but in portrait category. You can submit unlimited number of your photos and maybe all your photos will be selected for the final round.You may be selected for an interview. Be original and send works that represent your world. High quality in concept and illustration of the concept are that what matter.

Popular photo contest popular portrait 2018 open for submission

All photo categories are welcome. There is no boundaries, as long as it can be considered as a portrait.

Wedding photography
Portrait photos
Glamour photos
Fashion photography
People photography
Experimental
Street photography
Lifstyle
black & white or color
Ereative photos
Surreal photos
Digitally edited photos

https://www.popular-photo.com/the-popular-portrait-photo-contest-2018/?contest=contest-condition

Aida Ebrahimi

ZEISS Photography Award 2018 "Seeing Beyond - Untold Stories"
Pushing the limits of creativity

The ZEISS Photography Award is now in its third year – and is calling on ambitious photographers from across the globe to present their work around the theme “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories” to the international jury of experts. The focus of the photo series should be on stories that have not yet been told (or have not yet been told to the end). The theme “Untold Stories” can and should be understood in the broadest sense – the works can examine the familiar from a new perspective or cover topics that have not received much attention up until now. The goal is for photographers to push the creative boundaries and surpass themselves photographically.

The ZEISS Photography Award is jointly organized by ZEISS and the World Photography Organisation. Last year, around 4,700 photographers from 132 countries submitted more than 31,000 photos.

Photographers are asked to submit a series of 5 - 10 images, including a description of the images, online. Entries close February 6, 2018.

https://www.worldphoto.org/2018/zeiss?utm_source=fromentercompetitionszeiss

Jane Shen

Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition
The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas announces a call to artists for a juried photography exhibition, January 26 - February 9, 2018. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, MWCP. This is an annual subject-matter based exhibition for photographers to focus on getting out their best photographs from the various genres and compete for the awards: $500 in Director's Choice Awards, $100 for each of the five categories: People, Places, Still-Life, Abstract, Concept. Open to all photographers internationally. Selection will be based upon the creative merit of the individual images submitted by each photographer, theme based entries are not necessary. To enter, submit JPEG files via email, based upon the guidelines in the online form. $40 entry fee. Deadline: December 31, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 316-269-1250.

Jane Shen

Woman Made Midwest Open
Woman Made Gallery in Chicago invites all female identified artists residing in one of the twelve Midwestern States to submit artwork for an open themed exhibition, March 2-24, 2018. Awards: 1st place $300, 2nd place $100, 3rd place, Honorable Mention. Juror: Deb Flagel, WMG Executive Director. States include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. All themes, styles, and media will be considered. Currently created artwork that explores or challenges conceptual and material boundaries is strongly encouraged. $30 entry fee. Deadline: December 18, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 312-738-0400.

Kiki Arthur

UP AND COMING: Foundations Show

The UW-Madison foundation art classes are hosting an exhibition on the 7th floor of the Humanities building. The exhibition will be up from December 9 – 14. The Closing Reception will be onThursday, December 14, 6-7:30p in Gallery 7 of the Humanities Building on the 7th Floor, 455 N Park St, Madison, WI
Discover drawings, 2D and 3D design, digital media, and more by our first-year undergraduate art students in the Foundations studio and lecture courses, exploring the fundamentals of art through investigation of formal, technical and conceptual issues, to expose, broaden, and challenge students’ understanding of contemporary art production.

Kiki Arthur

The Wisconsin Union Directorate is currently preparing for the 2018-2019 exhibition Season: They are currently accepting proposals for the 2018-2019 exhibition cycle. Proposals must be received no later than Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 11:59pm Madison time for consideration.

If you have specific questions regarding the submissions process that are not answered below, please call (608) 262-7592 or email: art@union.wisc.edu

Robert Lundberg

2018 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University / Deadline: 03/01/18

$3,000 prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University honors the best documentary writing and photography in alternating years. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years). This year's prize is for photography. Please provide context for the photographic essay you are submitting, including the duration of your project and whether it is completed or ongoing. Describe your intentions for the work. Also, if some of your images have been published together in essay form, please include information about where and when they appeared and how the essay as submitted for the competition is different (or not). Applications will be accepted beginning December 1, 2017. To learn more, visit documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/documentary-essay-prize.
Fees

$40

Eligibility

There are no restrictions on age and nationality

Awards

$3,000

Contact Information

Samantha Bechtold
1317 West Pettigrew Street
Durham, NC 27705

P: 9196603685
W: http://documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/documentary-essay-prize
E: samantha.bechtold@duke.edu

Robert Lundberg

Juried Exhibition | Theme | The Shadow Aspect

Praxis Gallery / Deadline: 12/19/17

'Most people think that shadows follow, precede, surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.' Ellie Wiesel. Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the formal, conceptual and metaphoric implications of the shadow. Submissions may focus on the shadow as pure visual form expressed through the creation of line, shape, pattern and texture. They may also examine the cultural and psychological implications of the shadow - exploring ideas of foreboding, internal conflict, passages into the unconsciousness, or other ephemeral interpretations. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
Location

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Fees

The submission fee for entry is $35.00 for the first five images and $5.00 for each additional image.

Eligibility

Open to amateur and professional photographers worldwide. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome.

Awards

Thirty images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror's Choice and Three Honorable mentions will be awarded by the juror and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog and the online show gallery. Award winners will receive a free show catalog. The Juror's Choice winner will be featured in (and receive a complimentary copy of) Praxis Gallery's Annual Review magazine.
Contact Information

Erika Friesen
2600 E. 26th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55306

P: 612-728-5520
W: https://www.praxisgallery.com/calls-for-entry
E: info@praxisgallery.com

XIAOYUE PU

2018 BLACK & WHITE PORTFOLIO ENTRY INFO
SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED FROM 07/01/17 TO 12/31/17

28 Spotlight winners will be featured photographers in issues of Black & White in 2018 and 2019

20 Excellence winners will have their work featured in four-page spreads in the August 2018 Portfolio Contest Special Issue.

80 Merit winners will have their work featured in two-page spreads in the August 2018 Portfolio Contest Special Issue

NEW JUDGING: We have expanded our panel of judges. Each judge will act independently and winners will be chosen from merged lists of all judges.

ENTRY BONUS: All portfolios entered will be included in the galleries on our redesigned web site. Each of your photos will have a direct link to your web site. Currently we have more than 30,000 photos from past contests in our searchable galleries with increasing traffic counts. This extra exposure makes the entry fees a good investment for your future.

A portfolio unit consists of no less than 8 and no more than 12 images. The images may represent the high point of a long career, a specific subject, or a special thematic treatment. More than one portfolio unit may be entered (additional fee required). Many of the 700 photographers spotlighted in Black & White so far have experienced welcome jolts to their sales as a result of the exposure. So take the chance of having your work seen by more than 40,000 viewers worldwide (Black & White is sold in 60 countries)!

XIAOYUE PU

FOUR BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CONTESTS ENTRY INFO
SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED FROM 12/01/16 TO 10/31/17

Looking Back – Looking Forward

Although we have photo contests for the broad categories of single images and portfolios, readers have suggested contests limited to the method of exposure or the time period when a photo was captured. We have come up with a blend of old and new which offer an opportunity to a variety of photographic interests.

Vintage Images

Smartphone Photography

Alternative Printing Processes

Pinhole/Plastic Camera

The narrow focus of each contest means fewer entries and increases the chance your image will be selected. While the winners won’t be featured in a Special Issue, they will get prominent representation in regular issues of Black & White. Adding more pages to each issue will allow us to dedicate 16-24 pages to display winning photos. Each of the four contests will have a dedicated section in one of the four regular issues of Black & White. The added pages of award-winning photography will be an added bonus for our readers.

Vintage Images: Since the advent of digital, there has grown an ever-greater interest in and appreciation of fine art photographs made back in the analog-only era. To honor that work, and to help ensure that it doesn’t fade into obscurity, we’ve created this contest for photographs made prior to 1980. Do you have an archive of vintage images waiting to be discovered? Here’s your opportunity to get some valuable exposure for your classic decisive moments.
Entry Specifications: Open to all genres and film formats (35mm, medium, large). Images are limited to those made in 1980 or earlier.

Smartphone Photography: The smartphone has revolutionized the nature and potential of photographic capture and has opened up expressive possibilities to billions of people the world over. But since quantity does not necessarily equate to quality, we’ve created this contest to help stimulate your smartphone photo creativity. With more megapixels and a growing array of apps, filters and features, today’s smartphone camera is quickly becoming a serious fine art tool. Show us what you can do with your smartphone camera.
Entry Specifications: Open to black-and-white smartphone and tablet images, original monochrome capture or converted from color.

Alternative Printing Processes: Despite having been pioneered decades ago, alternative printing processes — the photogram (ca. early 1800s), daguerreotype (introduced in 1839), tintype (1853), collodion (ca. 1850), Mordançage (ca. 1960s) and others — are still widely practiced. In fact, there are now more daguerreotypists than at any time since the late 1850s. The 21st century has witnessed increased popularity among these and other organic printing methods, as photographers worldwide gravitate to the unique, unpredictable and fascinating print characteristics achievable through these time-honored techniques. Our contest provides the perfect opportunity to show off your darkroom skill and creative vision.
Entry Specifications: Open to all alternative printing processes.

Pinhole/Plastic Camera Imagery: When it comes to analog photography, there’s nothing quite as much fun as going lo-fi with pinhole cameras and plastic cameras like the Holga, Diana and Lomo. The supposed “defects” of these cameras — light leaks, soft focus, vignetting, diffraction — open up a whole new level of creative possibilities for the adventurous photographer. Submit your best pinhole/plastic camera photo and share your vision with the world.
Entry Specifications: Open to black-and-white images made with any type of plastic or pinhole camera.

http://www.bandwmag.com/contest-info/16

Sara Warden

All levels of photographers are invited to submit work reflecting the theme "Unique: Alternative Processes " to A Smith Gallery.

The deadline is October 9th, 2017.

Any handmade unique prints are eligible with the exception of silver gelatin, C-prints and digital prints. Eligible prints include lumens, cyanotype, Van Dyke, tintype, platinum/palladium, salt, chemigram, bromoil, gum bichromate, photogravure, albumen, ziatype, liquid emulsion, image transfers, kallitypes, lith prints and monrdancage. Unique prints that are made from digital negatives are eligible. The type of camera used for capture is immaterial.

The entry fee is $35 for the first 5 images and $6 for each additional image. In all thirty to thirty five images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from November 24th, 2017 to January 14th, 2018. Receptions will be held on November 25th and December 16th, 2017 both from 4 to 8pm. A full color Blurb catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase.

Awards are Juror’s Selection $325, Director’s Selection $250 and $100 for the Visitors’ Award.

Juror for "Unique: Alternative Processes" will be Christina Z Anderson.

For more information, please visit the Event Website.

http://asmithgallery.com/

Sara Warden


Theme
Black and White is the theme for this months competition.

Black and White is at the core of the art, being the original format of photography and it requires us to look at line, shadow and contrast in such a different way when shooting.

Show us your best frames in Black and White found in the world around you!

Selection
Works will be selected based on creativity, quality of execution and uniqueness of vision.
The work can be expressed from realism to abstraction.

Prizes
Cash Awards up to $5,000 to the Top Three Photographers.

First Place also receives an additional $550 in products and services with:
A free copy of ON1 Photo RAW
A free copy of TOPAZ ADJUST
A free 6-month Subscription to MyPhotoApp​
A free 16x24 Gallery Wrap Canvas from Miller's Professional Imaging
(The Canvas Gallery Wrap prize is currently only available to US and Canada entrants)
A free Pixel Pocket Rocket™
(The Pixel Pocket Rocket™ prize is currently only available to US entrants.)

Last day for entry: October 7, 2017

Jenn Gohlke

National Railroad Hall of Fame Photography Contest
Entry Deadline: 3/31/18
Days remaining to deadline: 186

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (National Railroad Hall of Fame Photography Contest): $15.00

Official Rules

The National Railroad Hall of Fame (NRRHOF) is looking for photographs that help fulfill our mission to educate and inspire the public about the role that railroads play in building our nation and shaping our future. Twenty-four photographs will be selected for public exhibition by the NRRHOF at the 2018 Railroad Days Festival in Galesburg, Illinois, and for a chance to win up to $650.00.

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4427

Jenn Gohlke

10th Annual Small Works Exhibition - Ten X Ten
Deadline: November 1, 2017
Exhibition: November 24 - December 31, 2017

The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, November 24 - December 31, 2017. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, MWCP. The Ten X Ten show is an annual small works exhibition with an opening reception in November for Black Friday Sales. The exhibit focuses on offering affordable collectable works that are ten inches by ten inches in dimension, and sell for $100 each. Support the shop small, shop local business model of the gallery and participate in this show. Selected artists will also be featured for sale online. Open to all photographers internationally. We are looking for a wide range of photographs from all photographic genre and subject matter, all photographic media is welcome. Each photograph will be considered based upon the merit of individual images submitted by each artist. Theme based entries are not necessary. MWCP will print your exhibition quality image for the show at no cost to you. Prints will be exhibited in rental frames. $40 entry fee. Deadline: November 1, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 316-269-1250.

Tehan Ketema

Chele Isaac: the understory Opens at MMoCA

September 2–November 12, 2017

MMoCA Opening: Friday, September 22 • 6–9pm

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Chele Isaac, a Madison-based artist who creates immersive environments through a combination of multi-channel video projection, sound, and sculpture. At MMoCA, an encompassing cylindrical structure, nearly 30 feet in diameter, serves as the architectural backdrop forIsaac’s seven-channel video, the understory. Projected in the round, Isaac’s non-linear narrative captures surprising connections and overlooked details found within the everyday, all of which comes together as a poetic investigation of our relationship to our changing environment.

The understory opens to the public on Saturday, September 2, and will be on view in MMoCA’s State Street Gallery through Sunday, November 12. In conjunction with the MMoCA Opening for this exhibition, Isaac will discuss her work in the museum’s lecture hall on Friday, September 22 at 6:30 pm.

Jessi Havens

Call for Entries


Stories
A juried international photography exhibition
October 26 – November 18, 2017

While photography is popularly associated with capturing the moment, it has always been a sensitive medium of storytelling as well. Looking at a photograph may allow for understanding much about the past that has led up to the moment frozen in time; it may also enable the viewer to imagine the possible future unfolding of events that may evolve from the still record of the here and now. Photographers portraying people, objects, and places can tell us inspiring stories, provided we take the time to study and interpret the images. A narrative told in a single photograph is an exciting challenge for both photographer and viewer alike. Hopefully we appreciate these works with the care and curiosity they deserve.

Encouraged by the success of our previous Stories exhibitions, this year PH21 Gallery invites photographers again to submit their work for our annual group exhibition themed Stories. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who think that their work is telling a story and would like to share it with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed; it may be expressed visually on personal or social levels, literally or in abstract, symbolic ways. Stories can be told about persons, communities, objects, and places as well. Indeed, we are interested i

One juror’s choice and up to three honourable mentions will be selected and announced. The juror’s choice receives three free entries for any upcoming themed group exhibition calls at PH21 Gallery. (Each free entry includes up to 15 images.)

Juror: Zsolt Bátori

Zsolt Bátori is a philosopher of art and photographer, living in Budapest. He has taught philosophy of art, photography theory and photography courses at various universities in Hungary, the United States, and Argentina, and has exhibited his photographic work internationally. Zsolt is also the founder and artistic director of PH21 Gallery.

View Zsolt's website.

Submission deadline: September 25, 2017
Notification: All entrants will be notified 7–10 days after the deadline.
Exhibition dates: October 26 – November 18, 2017


There are two submission options:

A) Standard submission: You may submit 3, 5, 7, 10, or 15 images; these may be all individual works, or they may also include a series of maximum 5 photographs. The entry fee is €15.00 for the first 3 images, €20.00 for 5 images, €25.00 for 7 images, €30.00 for 10 images, and €35.00 for 15 images.

B) Special fee: There is a special rate for maximum 5 images for students and unwaged persons as well as for applicants from low-income economies. The special fee is €8.00. Please do not ask us about your eligibility or send us any proof because we trust your judgement. The special rate is simply for people who – for the reasons indicated above – would not be able to afford the standard fee.
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Submission rules and guidelines:

The entry fee is not refundable.
This call for entries is competitive; entrants are not guaranteed inclusion in the exhibition by submitting an entry. Depending on the number and the quality of the entries received, the work of an entrant may or may not be curated into the show. The selection of the juror is final.
Please send in the entry fee first (see the payment option at the bottom of the page), and then submit your images by e-mail to submission@ph21gallery.com, indicating the theme of the exhibition in the subject line.
Images must follow the following format: 8 bit JPEG; Adobe RGB or sRGB; longest dimension maximum 1280 pixels (preferred width for landscape orientation: 1000 pixels; preferred height for portrait orientation: 775 pixels); 72 dpi; maximum 1 MB.
File names: lastname_title or lastname_title_number. File names of maximum 40 characters should only contain letters of the English alphabet and underscores. Titles may be shortened (please avoid very long file names), and they should be given without spaces in the file name. No spaces in the file names, please. (The image titled A Little Cottage in the Rain by Maria Martínez would have this file name: Martinez_LittleCottage.jpg; the third untitled image by Huan Lee: Lee_Untitled_3.jpg; the second photograph of the series "Surface" by Lena Petrovich: Petrovich_Surface_2.jpg)
In the body of your submission e-mail please include
a) your name;
b) your city and country (with state abbreviation if USA);
c) your website address (if you have one);
d) the exhibition theme;
e) titles of all included photos with the corresponding file names (in case of a series, please number the photos of the series, and indicate the title of the series, if it has one);
f) the actual or desired print size (in centimetres or inches) of each photograph.
All photographers 18 years or older worldwide may enter the competition by submitting their own, original work.
PH21 Gallery welcomes submissions from, and exhibits work of emerging and established photographers as well.
Photographs entered to this call do not have to be editioned. If accepted to the exhibition, it still remains the choice of the photographer to edition the work (e.g.: "ed. 10") or to leave the work uneditioned ("open ed.").
The exhibition copy (if having printed by PH21 Gallery) will be an archival pigment print. However, photographers may also choose to indicate different print types if they offer their accepted work for sale.
Photographs entered to the call do not have to be for sale.
By entering, entrants automatically accept the conditions of the competition; they grant PH21 Gallery nonexclusive right to use and reproduce submitted photographs (with the name of the photographer and the title of the work indicated) for promotional (e.g.: website and Facebook page of the Gallery, catalogue) and exhibition purposes. No royalties or compensation will be paid for these purposes. All copyrights and ownership of the works are retained by the photographer. Entrants assume and accept all legal and financial responsibility for any infringement on the privacy rights or copyright of others, caused by creating or presenting their work in public. PH21 Galley retains the right to exclude from the competition entries that violate the conditions of the competition and ones that violate any human or privacy rights.


When your work is selected for the exhibition:

Entrants selected for the exhibition will be asked to provide a high-resolution TIFF (or JPEG) file for us to have their photograph printed for a standard exhibition copy fee. Exhibition prints are matted (without a frame) on a board for installation, and the fee depends on the size of the print. For instance, for up to 40 centimetres or 15.75 inches (longest dimension) the matted exhibition print fee is €35.00. (Exhibiting photographers may also opt for shipping their own exhibit-ready prints.)

Exhibition prints will be kept on file for a year for future promotion unless the photographer prefers some other arrangement. In case of a sale inquiry the photographer will be promptly contacted. PH21 Gallery commission is 25%. (Submitted photographs, however, do not have to be for sale, and exhibition prints will never be sold; they are for exhibition and promotion purposes only.)

PH21 Gallery archives all photography exhibitions electronically, allowing us to promote our exhibiting photographers to curators, collectors as well as the viewing public. Our website also functions as a virtual gallery site, and all photographs included in our exhibitions are published on the dedicated page of the exhibition.

Further information: ph21.gallery@ph21gallery.com

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