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Deadline June 26th: “Open to Interpretation: Fading Light” Juried Competition

Open to Interpretation: A Juried Book Competition or Photography, Poetry & Prose
Call for Entries: Open to Interpretation: Fading Light
Deadline: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fading Light
“The tension between wanting to hang on to the light but at the same time welcoming the darkness. Fading light – shadows, absence of light, twilight, darkness, losing sight, transformative. This theme can be used figuratively as well as literally. Portraits, fashion, editorial, landscape, documentary, conceptual or any other genre is open for consideration. Both color and b&w are eligible.

Photography Judge: George Slade, Photographic curator, writer and historian.
Writing Judge: Jacqueline Sokolov, Creative Writing professor at Texas Tech University.

Publication and Awards
$1000 Cover Award
$300 Judge’s Choice Award Photography
$300 Judge’s Choice Award Writing or Poetry

Being selected to be part of this publication puts you in great company with other photographers, writers, and poets. This publication is dedicated to providing a place for artists to gain recognition and exposure for their work. All participants chosen, if so desired, will have their name, web page and/or mailing address indexed in the book so as they can be contacted directly regarding their work.

Photography Guidelines
Each volume of Open to Interpretation represents a unique collaboration between photographers and writers. The content for each book is sought via two distinct calls for entry/submissions:

  1. Photography “Call for Entry.” After judging takes place, the selected images will be posted online.
  2. Writing “Call for Submissions.” After viewing the selected photographs online, writers craft and submit an interpretation of an image in poetry or prose. Two written works will be selected for each photograph.

Eligibility and Submission Guidelines
Any amateur or professional photographer is welcome to submit work for consideration. The image must be original and created by the person entering the work. All images created will be accepted for consideration, including but not limited to film, digital, alternative process, mixed media, digital manipulations, old world processes, pinhole, solar etchings, iPhone, etc. Either color or black & white is acceptable. All images must be submitted electronically. Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the rights.  For a photo in which a person is recognizable, and the image was taken in a non-public setting, you must secure a model release from the subject and provide upon request. Mailed/emailed submissions will not be accepted.

Note: Images selected by jurors for publication in a previous issue of Open to Interpretation are NOT eligible. Images previously submitted but not yet selected for publication may be resubmitted as often as you wish.

Click here for the rest of the submission guidelines.
Click here
to submit online.

About Open to Interpretation
“Your work will be selected by judges prominent in their field — gallery owners, publishers, editors, renowned practitioners, leading consultants and others who can influence your growth as an artist or writer.

Each book begins with a themed call for photographs. The selected images become the literary inspiration for the writer’s submissions, from which two are chosen to accompany each image.The subsequent pairing of photographs and written pieces, culimates in the publicaiton of a high-quality, fine art book.

Each book is a two-part process. The photography call for entry comes first. The judge’s results will be posted on-line. Writers and poets will then be invited to view the images and submit stories or poems that are inspired by the posted images.”

March 10th to 13th, Atlanta: SPE National Conference 2011

Society for Photographic Education National Conference
Science, Poetry and the Photographic Image

March 10 – 13, 2011
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

Keynote Speakers: Abelardo Morell
Featured Speakers: Justine Cooper, Catherine Wagner, Carolyn Guertin

To become a member, register for the conference as a non-member, or purchase a day or session pass please visit SPE’s registration page.  Online registration ends February 25th, 2011.  Tickets will still be available for purchase at the conference.

As an added bonus the High Museum of Art Atlanta is exhibiting, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century, during the time of the conference.  The exhibition will be up until May 29, 2011.

Exhibition Description:
One of the great portraitists of the twentieth century, Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photographs captured people and events that changed the world. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century is the first comprehensive retrospective of the French photographer’s work since his death in 2004, and it spans more than thirty years of his career.

Come to Atlanta for SPE to experience great lectures, new work, and tons of networking opportunities!

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