We ask: are the implications and meanings of black and white still central to photography's unique nature as a visual medium?
Submissions to this juried exhibition are limited only by your imagination and your photographic eye. Portraits, fashion, editorial, landscapes, documentary, conceptual - all of these genres, and others not named, are open for consideration.
Prints should take whatever form they need to in order to represent the continuum of gray tones that comprise your photographs. Whether the initial recording was made on film or pixels is immaterial. However, in the final assessment, prints will be judged on their merits. Qualities of form, content, and relation to traditions of black-and-white printing and visualization will be sought in the pool of submissions.
Entry Fee: $35 up to 5 images; $10 each additional (no limit on number that may be submitted)
Prizes: $300 for 1st; $200 for 2nd; $100 for 3rd
Entries Due: July 23, 2010
Notice of Acceptance: August 2, 2010
Exhibition Dates: September 10 - October 25, 2010
Reception: September 10, 2010
Juror: George Slade, Principal at re:photographica
George Slade has provided fine photographic artists and their audiences with insightful interpretation and curatorial expertise in exhibitions, classes, writings, lectures, and face-to-face exchanges for over 25 years. Formerly the artistic director of Minnesota Center for Photography (2003-2008) and the director of the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers Program (1998-2008), George is currently a veteran presence at portfolio review events like Fotofest, Photolucida, Critical Mass, PhotoNOLA, and the Society for Photographic Education's regional and national conferences. In the last two years he juried regional and national exhibitions for the Coalition of Photographic Arts (Milwaukee), "New Directions 2009" at the Wallspace Gallery (Seattle), and IRevelar at the Naomi Silva Gallery in Atlanta.
If selected your work will hang in the Mpls Photo Center galleries along with photographers from throughout the world. The exhibit will hang for 6 weeks: First place Award: $300; Second place Award: $200; Third place Award: $100. All exhibitors are included in the Mpls Photo Center’s online gallery.
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