Call for Entries -
Open Call: for Virtual Exhibition and Opening Virtual Event
Juried by: Asha Iman Veal is a curator of interdisciplinary and lens-based art at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago (MOCP) and a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).
Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at Midnight PST
Notice of Acceptance: Thursday, August 13, 2024
Opening Reception (Virtual): Tuesday, August 27, 2024, 6-7pm online via Zoom
Exhibition Run Dates: August 27, 2024 – February 27, 2025 (Virtual)

About
     Open to photographers from across  the world, this call invites submissions for images and projects that  explore portraits as events that are driven by the relationships between  the subject, the photographer and the viewer.
 

Can portraits be a visual repository for the lives, experiences,  emotions and perspectives of photographed subjects? Can the arranging of  oneself for a portrait be considered a performance? And what does that  performance might reveal about the viewpoint of the photographer?  Considering the relationships between one’s image and what it might  reveal (or conceal) about their world, this open call regards portraits  as an archive or a depository of the subject’s life, identity and points  of views.


Prizes
1st Place winner will receive $1,000; 2nd Place winner will receive a $500 LACP gift card; 3rd Place winner will receive $250 LACP gift card. Honorable Mentions: Other artists will receive honorable mentions and have their work shown  with the winners in our online gallery.

The Juror
Asha Iman Veal is a curator of interdisciplinary and lens-based art at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago (MOCP) and a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).

Eligibility and Guidelines
        The exhibition is open internationally to photographers of all levels. The juror will select works based on creativity, originality, and quality. LACP invites photographers working in all mediums and  styles to take part in the exhibition.
        We do not accept images and texts created by AI at this time.
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The deadline to submit digital files through Submittable for  consideration in this call is Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at Midnight PST.  No exceptions.

Acceptance Notice
        The selection process will be blind.  Once the juror has made selections, all entrants will be notified.  Those selected will receive an email from LACP with a list of images and  artists selected for the show. The selected images and artists’ names  will be posted on LACP’s website.
        LACP is not responsible for connecting the selected artists with the  juror. In addition, LACP reserves the right not to use a particular  selected image(s) for promotional purposes if the image(s) is deemed  inappropriate for use on LACP’s social media, newsletter feed, and/or on  in any other marketing material.

Entry Details & Fee

There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted. If submitting more than 35 images, please repeat the payment process as necessary.
Size each image 1200 pixels on the long side at 72 dpi DO NOT HAVE YOUR FIRST OR LAST NAME IN THE FILENAME. Please put your image title on your .jpg. ( Example: The title of my image is Bright Sunny Day. Before uploading I re-title my .jpg  to: Bright_Sunny_Day.jpg )
NOTE: Please DO NOT watermark your images when submitting. Thank you.
  $25 for 1 image ($18.75 for LACP Members)

 $50 for 2-5 images ($37.50 for LACP Members)

 $75 for 6-10 images ($56.25 for LACP Members)

 $100 for 11-15 images ($75.00 for LACP Members)

 $125 for 16-20 images ($93.75 for LACP Members)

 $150 for 21-25 images ($112.50 for LACP Members)

 $175 for 26-30 images ($131.25 for LACP Members)

 $200 for 31-35 images ($150.00 for LACP Members)


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Liability & Agreement 

  Each photographer retains all  copyrights to his or her images. Photographers whose submissions are  chosen for the exhibition grant the Los Angeles Center of Photography  (LACP) the right to use their images for display on LACP’s website and  for the purpose of promoting exhibitions, promoting LACP’s programs, and  promoting the artist. Promotions and images may also be placed on  social networks for LACP with artist credit. Artists grant the use of  their image(s) as stated without further contact from LACP. The artist  understands that LACP will not be held responsible for loss, theft or  other damage, whether caused by the negligence of its officers, members,  or others. Photographers are welcome to sell their photos during the online exhibit, with 50 percent commission to LACP. Submission of application will constitute an agreement to all these terms and  conditions.


Questions?
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