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CALL for ENTRIES: Color-Blind

2013 June 16

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went the corn

I usually believe in moderation in all things, but lately I’m finding myself on the extremes of all the food issues out there–from dairy to beef, wheat to sugar.  It seems as though everyone has a very black and white view on what is and is not good for you.  Did you every thing there would be a vegetable that you were NOT supposed to eat?  Me either, but corn is apparently my new nemesis.  Go figure.  I try to turn a blind eye to those beautiful ears, but it would be easier if I could be selectively color blind.  Trust me…

Check out this Call for Entries from the Darkroom Gallery (Essex Junction, VT) for Color Blind. The entry fee at Darkroom is always low ($24), and they will provide free matting & framing if you work in their standard sizes. Take a look…

*Editor’s Note: If you enter, please make sure to let them know that you found the Call on We’ve got a great history with them…including Best of Show!

Learn more from the Darkroom Gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:


The inability
to distinguish one or
more chromatic colors,
distinction of space
by the edges of
darkness and light.

Color plays an important role in how we perceive the world around us. So when you take that information away what do you get in return? Without color, other elements of the photograph take on a more distinct role in telling the story. Notice how lighting, contrast, and composition are much more important in monochromatic images.

Learn more about the Darkroom Gallery online!Black & white photography is a timeless art; always relevant, always contemporary despite being so historically ancient.  The juror Matthew Gamber states, “There is something about how when you photograph something in black and white, it gets locked in that time frame where it just becomes obsolete as an everyday seeing experience.”

Whether you are a darkroom purist or a Photoshop crafter, show them your love for hue-less images. They want your best black and white or alternative process photographs.  Pay tribute to the origins of photography.

ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be at least 18 years old. If younger, you must have a legal guardian make the submission for you.

MEDIA: Photography

DEADLINE: July 24, 2013

NOTIFICATION: July 29, 2013

ENTRY FEE: Up to 4 images for $24 US for on-line and $29 for email submission

JUROR: Matthew Gamber, a Boston-based artist with degrees from Bowling Green State University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University.  Gamber’s teaching appointments include: Art Institute of Boston / Lesley University, Boston College, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, College of the Holy Cross, Savannah College of Art & Design, Massachusetts College of Art & Design.  He is a founding editor of Big Red & Shiny.

Learn more about Juror Matthew Gamber from the Darkroom Gallery!Recent exhibitions include: Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, 2012, The 2012 deCordova Biennial, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, 2012; Flash Forward 2011 Exhibition, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, CA, 2011; The Sum of All Colors, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, 2011.

AWARDS: All selected entries are exhibited in the Darkroom Gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror’s Choice receives a 30×48″ vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image. People’s Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.

SALES: Darkroom offers free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of their exhibitions, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs. For commission details, go to the bottom of the Submission Rules page!

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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