Deadline April 6th: Aperture Summer Open Curated by Charlotte Cotton

Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Summer Open
Deadline: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at 12:00 noon EST

“The Aperture Summer Open is an annual open-submission exhibition at Aperture Foundation’s gallery in New York, featuring a wide variety of work drawn from all kinds of photographers. Selected annually by a prominent curator or editor, the exhibition seeks to reveal and report on critical themes and trends driving international contemporary photographic practice. The exhibition opens the doors of the Foundation to all photographers, both well- and lesser-known, as it fosters and promotes new ideas and talent.

Juror
The 2016 Summer Open will be curated by Charlotte Cotton, taking its cue from her recent Aperture publication Photography Is Magic.

Entry Requirements
Entrants must be current Aperture Foundation Members through April 8, 2016. To purchase your membership, please visit aperture.org/join. Upon purchase, you will receive a unique, invitational passcode code that will allow you to enter the 2016 Summer Open through www.callforentry.org. The passcode will begin with “SO2016” and will end with three unique numbers.

If you are already an Aperture Foundation Member, you should have received an e-mail on Monday, February 8 containing your passcode that will allow you to enter. If you did not receive this code or are unsure of your current Member status, please contact membership@aperture.org.

What to Submit
All work entered should be contemporary (made within the last five years). If submitting multiple works they do not need to be from a single body of work. You will also need to include:

  • Your name, address, and phone number
  • The name your work should be credited to, if different from above
  • A current resume or 150 word biography
  • Between 1-12 images along with the date the work was created, type of photographic medium or other mediums used in creating the work, size, and caption or title
  • Statement of up to 250 words about the work submitted. This statement should serve as a short description of the format of your work, as well as your aims for your practice and a discussion of the magical properties of photography.

Most photographs selected will be shown unframed, and attached to the walls of the gallery with pins or magnets. If your work requires specific installation instructions or additional required equipment or materials, please be sure to note this in the description of the image.”

Valid Aperture membership through April 8, 2016 is required to enter, there is no additional submission fee.  Join here: http://aperture.org/join.
For the full prospectus visit http://aperture.org/summeropen.

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