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CALL for ENTRIES: Street Shooting

2017 November 28


Learn more about the Street Shooting exhibit from LA Photo Curator!

HOME again

I have downtown déjà vu.  Surely you’ve been in a situation that feels overwhelmingly familiar but that you know for certain you’ve never previously encountered.  Have you walked down a street and thought, “have I been here before”?  It happens to me often, but I’ve finally put my finger on it.  It always happens to me in small downtowns.  The street level experience of downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has, at its hearts, abiding similarities to Troy, New York, and Savannah, Georgia and even the Old City in Knoxville, TN.  I don’t have to have same food vendor or restaurant experience to feel “at home” away from home. It can be comforting, but it also makes escaping reality more complicated.  This next Call is interested in that same direct-from-the-sidewalk experience, no déjà vu necessary.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from L.A. Photo Curator (online) for the Street Shooting exhibit. $20 entry, no shipping, plus art publication for ALL entrants.   We’re all observers in this journey.  Share the candid moments as YOU see them…

Learn more about the Street Shooting exhibit from LA Photo Curator!CALL for ENTRIES:
Street Shooting
from L.A. Photo Curator

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

MEDIA: Photography

THEME:  Street Shooting. “What is street photography? It is candid moments on the street or in any other public place such a grocery store, a mall, or a park. It is chance encounters and random incidents in public places. Street photography generally focuses on people and everyday life and shares the same ethics as photojournalism and documentary photography, meaning nothing is set up or changed in the digital darkroom. Street portraits are also considered to be street photography and like photojournalism, portraits are the only type of photograph that can be set up. Some street photographers shoot in an artful way, with shadows and light. Others shoot like a newspaper photographer, concentrating on moments among people on the street. Don’t just photograph someone walking down the sidewalk. The genre is saturated with these images. Look for unusual locations and aesthetically pleasing backgrounds. The background content is as important as the subject. The combination of the two makes the picture. Do not photograph anyone less fortunate than yourself, meaning no photos of homeless people unless you can make a strong social statement.”

DEADLINE: December 13, 2017 (Midnight PST)

ENTRY FEE: $20 for up to 3. 20% of artist fees go to 2 charities –½ to the curator’s choice of charity & ½ goes to the 1st place winner’s choice.  Julia Dean has chosen the SPARK program.

CURATOR:  Julia Dean is a photographer, educator, writer & executive director/founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography.  She began her career as an apprentice to pioneering photographer Berenice Abbott.  Later, Julia was a photo editor for the Associated Press in New York.  For the past 16 years, Julia has concentrated on street photography around the world. For the past six years, street shooting in downtown Los Angeles has been her primary focus.  Julia was selected for a book about to be produced by Acuity Press and PDN magazine featuring 20 street shooters around the world.  Julia received a B.S. in photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology & a M.A. in journalism at the University of Nebraska.

AWARDS:  The curator chooses 1st place, 2nd place & 3 honorable mentions. The 1st place winner will receive a review by one or more curators including a Q&A about the photographer’s work. In addition, their image will be on the home page for a month. 2nd place & honorable mentions will have their image shown along with their bio, artist statement, C.V. and a link back to their website.

SALES: All sales are conducted between the artist & buyer.  There is no commission.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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