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2013 October 4

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Happiness is seeing sheer joy on your teenager’s face when you bring home a ripe avocado.  During the chicken finger and fries years, I got so used to the “yuck” face every time something green came across his plate that I was convinced he would end up with rickets or die of malnutrition. Now I just see a happy face at the dinner table except on the rare occasion that pickled beets get a what-the-hell face.  Faces are my favorite, and this next Call is a great opportunity to concentrate on them.  Just do it; you know you want to…

Check out this Call for Entries from the Darkroom Gallery (Essex Junction, VT) for Faces.  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  I have a soft spot for this gallery, so make me proud…

Learn more about the Faces exhibit from Darkroom Gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:


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.

Learn more about the Darkroom Gallery online! 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.

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


November 13, 2013

November 20, 2013

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

JUROR:   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 award-winning Le Journal de la Photographie, profiling notable leaders in the world of Photography.

Learn more about the Faces exhibit from Darkroom Gallery!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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  1. Finn Rosenberg permalink
    July 15, 2014

    I’m so pleased I came across your blog!

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