Call for New Old Images (now)

Call for New Old Images (now)

Open Call

Feb. 12, 2019
Athens, OH/United States
Deadline Jan. 15, 2019
Exhibition, Online Exhibition, Forum/Seminar, Publication
Activism, Conceptual, Digital, Film, Intervention, Other, Pe...
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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


All submissions will be considered for inclusion with the first New Old Image eXchange, a multidisciplinary panel discussion at the School of Art + Design, Ohio University, Athens, as well as a project book "New Old Images (now)" to be published in 2019. All completed entries will receive a free copy of the e-book, and the opportunity to purchase the print edition at discounted rate. One entry per person allowed. Questions can be directed to

Submission deadline: January 15, 2019
Website Project goes live February 1, 2019
New Old Image eXchange: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Book project to be published in the summer of 2019

Curatorial Team

Artists Cassidy Brauner (, Courtney Kessel ( and Daniel King ( 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.




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