Competitions Words, Words, Words
International Deadline: December 31, 2019 – Praxis seeks submissions of photographic art that includes written language as a fundamental aspect of the composition. The text may be in the form of signs or fragments of signs, handwriting scrawled over the photo, graffiti, palimpsests, just to name a few iterations of the theme. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
Exhibition Dates: Feb 21st, 2020 – Mar 17th, 2020.
Open to artists 18 years of age or older worldwide. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
JUROR – Dallas Crow
The old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” seems to suggest that a photograph transcends language, but words have been a key part of many important photographers’ work—from the billboards and signs in many Walker Evans’ photos to Lee Friedlander’s 2019 book, Signs, for example. The interplay of language and image can create a vivid sense of tension, irony, or poignance. The size and shapes of a font are visual aspects that can carry as much weight as any other aspect in the frame.
Forty-two images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror’s Choice award, three Honorable Mentions and a Directors Choice award will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog and the online show gallery. Award winners will receive a free show catalog. Juror’s Choice will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice. Directors Choice will receive free entry into two juried calls for entry of their choice.
The submission fee for entry is $35.00 for the first five images and $5.00 for each additional image.
Submissions are accepted as digital files through our online submission form.
SALES & ARCHIVE
Photographers who have designated that their exhibition prints are for sale to the public will be contacted promptly regarding any purchase inquires of their artwork. Praxis Gallery will take a 40% commission of any sales. All exhibition prints will be returned to the artists. All selected submissions will be maintained at the Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center’s online gallery archives.
Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center is a community based arts organization that aims to support the development of emerging and established photographers. Praxis Gallery provides solo and group show exhibition opportunities to local and international media artists.
Praxis Photographic Arts Center offers a range of learning opportunities for beginning, intermediate and professional photographers through workshops and seminars. With an emphasis on creative expression and innovation, Praxis promotes photographic exhibitions and learning opportunities that inform, challenge and engage the individual artist, with an imperative on promoting the work of our artists to local and international audiences.
Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center
2715 East 26th Street