25 May 2020

+ Internet NYC4PA Luminosity: The Impact of Light

New York Center for Photographic ArtsNew York, New York, United States

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: June 23, 2020 – The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers worldwide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.).

Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the Luminosity – The Impact of Light catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

Light and its quality is the basic element of photography. There is an iconic photograph of Grand Central Station with streams of sunlight filling the airspace as it reflects off dust particles in the air. In photography the same subject, nothing more than a snapshot at one time of day, becomes an impactful image at another. Sunsets are beautiful and midday sun is harsh. A strategically placed light can create amazing portraits; late afternoon is a world of shadow and light that warms everything it touches.

For this call we are looking for images where the presence, absence, and/or the location of light made the difference. Glare, flare, shadow, fill light all work as do lampshades aglow from an inside bulb, night lights in a city, streaming rays of sunlight on a floor or as seen passing through a dusty atmosphere. There are examples everywhere. Show us your shots where light is a key element. All 2D photo mediums are welcome.

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.

Louise Fedotov-Clements is the Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby UK, since 2001 and the Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival, which she co-founded in 2004. An independent curator since 1998, Clements has initiated commissions, publications, mass participation and exhibitions around the world. Fedotov-Clements has worked as the guest curator for international exhibitions and festivals, including Dong Gang Photography Festival South Korea; Photoquai Biennale Paris; Les Rencontres Arles, Discoveries; Venice Biennale and Photo Beijing… see more

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

  • Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1100.  The image will be featured on the home page of the NYC4PA website.
  • First Prize: 3 photographers will each receive $400.
  • Second Prize: 3 photographers will each receive $325.
  • Third Prize: 3 photographers will each 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.

Opp Categories: + Open to One Medium and Photography Only. Opp Types: + Internet and Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Online, and Publication.

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