Open Call

Sep. 24, 2013
Essex Junction/United States
Deadline Nov. 13, 2013
Exhibition, Competition
Photography, Exhibitions, Competitions
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DEADLINE November 13th, 2013 Midnight EST
Juror: Elizabeth Avedon

An enduring fascination with the photographic portrait.


Each portrait reveals something of the sitter, the photographer and also of us as viewers. No one image can muster a whole and complete being, no matter how much we believe this could be so. This is the part of the photograph we create in our imagination, we fill in each crack and hole with a sort of personalized reasoning. And all these unknowns in the midst of true transparency.

Eye contact is made or retracted, body language boastful, reticent or indecipherable. Facial expressions can be hard at work or numbly slack. While subjects have a power over these photographic outcomes, it is the choice of the photographer to coax or mute said expressions for their artistic offering.

 Submit work depicting people, selves, faces. People that baffle us with their complexities, personalities or simplistic nature. Make us question how this person existed at this particular place and time.

All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition and a free exhibition catalog. Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.
People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit. We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.

Juror: Elizabeth Avedon

Independent Curator, Writer, Book and Exhibition Designer. Elizabeth Avedon has forged her own path in the photography industry, collaborating with museums,  publishing houses, galleries and artists. The former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe and Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, she has received awards and recognition for her exhibition design and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book: Avedon: 1949–1979 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; and Richard Avedon: In the American West for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, among many others. Elizabeth is a regular contributor to the Life.com award-winning Le Journal de la Photographie, profiling notable leaders in the world of Photography. Elizabeth is committed to supporting the photography community through her PhotoJournal: http://elizabethavedon.blogspot.com Website: http://www.elizabethavedon.com

Portfolio Reviews include Center’s Review Santa Fe, Photolucida Critical Mass, Filter Photo Festival, ASMP-NY, 10Best10, and SlowExposures Photo Festivals.


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