17 Mar 2023

Compete NYC4PA: Patterns & Shadows 2023

New York Center for Photographic Arts New York City, New York, United States

New York Center for Photographic Art

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: April 16, 2023 – The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.).

Walking anywhere in the world at different times of day you can see dramatic changes as the light goes from midday bright to dusk. Early morning/late afternoon light can transform a simple scene to one of great interest as shadows grow longer and shorter. Consider city streets with shadows of tall buildings crossing sidewalks, cars, busses and people. Similarly bright light casting shadows on a flight of stairs creates a canvas of black and white stripes. Just as powerful are shots where the impact of the image is derived from patterns in the composition such as the line-up of palm trees in the tropics with the shadows cast along a sandy beach, rows of theater chairs etc. Different images, interesting interpretations of your own shadow are welcome as well. Be creative – send us your best.

This Call for Entries is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers. NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible.

Traer Scott is an award-winning photographer and best-selling author of eleven books including Shelter Dogs (2006), Finding Home; Shelter Dogs and Their Stories (2015), Radiant: Farm Animals Up Close and Personal (2018) and Goodbye Salad Days; Kevin Faces Adulthood (Chronicle Books, 2021). Specializing in animal photography, the human/animal bond and conservation-themed fine art photography, Scott’s work has been exhibited around the world and has appeared in National Geographic, Time, La Monde, Life Magazine, Der Stern, The New York Times LensBlog, and dozens of other national and international publications… see more

There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 20 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions

  • Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1,100. The image will be featured on the home page of the NYC4PA website.
  • First Prize: 3 photographers will receive $400.
  • Second Prize: 3 photographers will receive $325.
  • Third Prize: 3 photographers will receive $250

All prizewinners will be included in both the online gallery and catalog and be presented with a certificate.

The entry fee is $35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images submitted.

Visit us online for further details and to apply.

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe, and to take photographers around the globe for exciting photo opportunities.

NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog and New York City gallery exhibit.

Opportunity Categories: Photography Only. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 03 March thru April, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Online, and Publication.

Opportunity expires in 21 days.

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