N.Y. Photo Curator Call for Entry: The Window curated by Deb Schwedhelm.
Schwedhelm says, “The window is where it all began and so for this submission, I’d like to circle right back around to — the window.
Made in 1826 by French Inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, the ‘View from the Window at Le Gras’ is considered to be the first photograph. And metaphorically, the camera can be considered a room, while the lens can be viewed as the window through which photographs are projected. The window has literally and figuratively been linked to the photographic process since the very beginning.
There are so many ways photographers can use windows in their photography and artistic expression. Open, closed, reflective, transparent, revealing, obscuring — windows can offer us mystery, wonder, possibilities, and even hope. Windows can be utilized to explore presence and reality or be a portal to our imagination. Feel free to push boundaries, be creative, and embrace your personal interpretation of the theme. Personally, I have had a long obsession with photographing windows and I cannot wait to see what you have to share.”
20% of artist entry fees goes to charity (10% to the curator’s choice of charity and 10% to the first place winner’s choice of charity)
The charity Schwedhelm has chosen is Project Helping Hands, an International organization that sends volunteers to provide medical care and health education for people in developing nations. This April, she will be participating as a volunteer nurse on a trip to help the people in the rural mountain villages of Peru.
ALL entrants work is shown on their own page with their artist statement, website info, bio and parts of their CV. Early entries are featured on N.Y. Photo Curator’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
Contest Prize & TERMS
First Place winner receives Q&A with curator. Curator reviews first place winner. One or more past curators may contribute reviews as well. 10% of artist fees goes to the first place winner’s charity. The first place image shows on our splash page for a month. Not eligible to enter? – Find contest where you are.
All copyright rights to the photographs remain with the photographer.
By entering, entrants automatically accept the conditions of the competition; they grant L.A. Photo Curator nonexclusive rights to use and reproduce submitted photographs for promotional and competition advertising purposes. No royalties or compensation will be paid for these purposes. We also use your image and info to promote your work at random times on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
$20 for 3 images. ALL entrants work is shown on their own page with their artist statement, website info, bio and parts of their CV. Early entries are featured on N.Y. Photo Curator’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
First Place winner receives Q&A with curator. Curator reviews first place winner. One or more past curators may contribute reviews as well. 10% of artist fees goes to the first place winner’s charity. The first place image shows on our splash page for a month.
CALL FOR ENTRY:
ALL entrants work is exhibited in a group online exhibition. Each entrant is asked to submit 3 images so they can have their own page with their images, bio, artist statement and contact info. In keeping with our mission of creating exposure opportunities and PR, we are proud to offer this feature. We hope this creates a vehicle that can take your work further and be seen by more people. No fewer than three images will be accepted to keep with the format of our website. Submitting less than three images will disqualify your entry.
The curator chooses one first place winner, one second place winner and three-five honorable mentions. The first 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 our home page for a month. Second place and honorable mentions will have their image shown along with their bio, artist statement, C.V. and a link back to their website.
Images are shared on our social media as they come in so we encourage early entry. The more exposure for your work the better.
We will waive the fee for 2 entrants per competition based on need. Just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and make the request.
See also: CIC Wildlife Photo Prize 2019