Call for Entries -
Open Call: Into the Light: Analog Photography Now
Juried By: Marisa Caicchilo, PhD, of Building Bridges International Art Foundation, Artist, Curator and Art Historian.
Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, December 12, 2023, Midnight.
Notice of Acceptance: Thursday, January 4, 2024
Opening Reception (In-Person): Thursday, January 25, 2024, 6-8 pm PST @ LACP, 252 S. Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Exhibition Run Dates (In-Person and Virtual): January 25, 2024 – February 18, 2024 (In-Person), January 25, 2024- July 25, 2024 (Virtual)
This open call invites submissions for analog images by photographers worldwide. Exploring our relationships with the past, this call considers how analog procedures and experimentations inform our digital, networked existence and continue to push photographic practice forward.
The heated discussions about the impact of AI on photographic technology, practice and copyright highlight the growing resurgence of analog photography during the past decade: Photography brands, once on the brink of bankruptcy were able to turn a new leaf. New models of film cameras are rolling into the market, and a generation born into the online universe cannot wait to get to the darkroom. What captivates us in the singular photographic image? Can we consider contemporary questions about manipulation in the context of analog photo-making? What can analog photography teach us about the future and past of photography?
The selected works will be featured in both a virtual exhibition and a in-person exhibition, opening scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2024, 6-8 pm PST @ LACP, 252 S. Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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.
Marisa Caicchilo, PhD, of Building Bridges International Art Foundation, Artist, Curator and Art Historian.
Marisa Caichiolo is an artist and curator who studied art history and curatorial studies, she holds a PhD in art history and psychology.
Her research focuses primarily on the impact on social and political changes in society. She focuses on cultural exchanges researching cultural production fluctuating between theory and practice.
Her curatorial projects have been shown internationally, including MUSA Museum of Arts of the University of Guadalajara (Mexico); Kirchner Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, (Argentina); DOX Center for Contemporary Arts, Prague (Czech Republic); Frost Science Museum, Miami (USA); PVAC Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes (California); Building Bridges Art Foundation,Los Angeles (California); KATARA Cultural Center, Doha (Qatar); Sharjah Museum of Contemporary Art, Dubai (United Arab Emirates); Anaheim Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, Anaheim (California); Telefónica Art Foundation, Santiago (Chile); among others.
She is the founder of Building Bridges International Art Foundation an international non-profit organization based in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County. The foundation is conceived to be a platform for critical thinking, and researching; local and international programs in Los Angeles; art residencies; and education programs among others.
She was part of the curatorial team for several international biennials, such as the Casablanca Biennale, Morocco; Sharjah Biennale, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Biennial of the Americas, Denver, Colorado; among others. She is also an active board member for Bugatti Foundation, Italy; Now Art LA, Los Angeles; and the Advisory Board of the DAP Program at The Broad, Los Angeles.
Eligibility and Guidelines
The exhibition is open internationally to photographers of all levels. The juror will select images 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. We are discussing how to incorporate works created with AI in our exhibitions and events.
The deadline to send digital files for consideration is Tuesday, December 12, 12:00 midnight, 2023.
The selection process will be blind. Once the juror has made selections, all entrants 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. You are welcome to name the files anything you like, or to keep the original file number.
NOTE: Please DO NOT watermark your images when submitting. Thank you.
$25 for 1 image ($12.50 for LACP Members)
$50 for 2-5 images ($25.00 for LACP Members)
$75 for 6-10 images ($37.50 for LACP Members)
$100 for 11-15 images ($50.00 for LACP Members)
$125 for 16-20 images ($62.50 for LACP Members)
$150 for 21-25 images ($75.00 for LACP Members)
$175 for 26-30 images ($87.50 for LACP Members)
$200 for 31-35 images ($100.00 for LACP Members)
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All images accepted for exhibition must be printed and framed professionally, wired on the back with eyelets, and labeled on the back of the frame with your name, image title, and contact information (email and phone). Please mount wire and eyelets about 1/4 down from top of frame. There are no specifications on printing and/or framing. Further, there are no size restrictions. Exhibiting photographers will be expected to either drop off their prints or pay for round-trip shipping of their work. You will be required to send us a prepaid express mail label for the return of your artwork. We take no responsibility for damage during shipping, so we suggest that your insure the work during mailing.
Framed prints for exhibition must arrive by Saturday, January 20, 2024. There are no exceptions. Please deliver or mail prints to Los Angeles Center of Photography, 252 S. Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. (Please deliver them with protective wrapping.)
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.