Call for New Old Images (now)
A call for reconsidered once forgotten photographs.
Comb through boxes, drawers, closets, and hard drives, to find an image and give it new meaning. Re-contextualize what a single photograph can mean over time. Then share it with us!
Looked at with new eyes, our images ask us questions. Through this program we intent to ask back a new set of questions— what do your old pictures mean now? Is the meaning still what it once was? Have our images changed us? How much of the meaning and power of photographic images can we locate inside the border of the photograph? What new latent meanings grow from the changing environment of our time?
By providing space to slow down our image consumption, to digest, ruminate, and attempt to absorb what our photographs mean now, one at a time, this call aims to counter the anxiety of the forever scrolling image world.
All submissions will receive a followup email response, and will be considered by the curatorial team for the project website, an e-zine, and or a followup invitation for video call conversation. Your submission is your application for any or all levels of participation. All inquiries can be directed to Daniel King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists Cassidy Brauner (cassidybrauner.com), Courtney Kessel (courtneykessel.com) and Daniel King (danieljacobking.com) are coordinating the New Old Image eXchange event at the School of Art + Design at Ohio University in 2019. Each brings experience in curatorial, exhibition planning, publishing, marketing and arts programming, and the team will make co-curate the work submitted for this call, and the related event, New Old Image eXchange.