Curated by Laura Moya and Laura Valenti Jelen Submission Deadline: Monday, February 4th 2013 Exhibition Venue: Newspace Center for Photography & RayKo Photo Center Exhibition Dates: Newspace Center for Photography – April 5th – 28th 2013 (Portland Photo Month) RayKo Photo Center - Fall 2013
Early Works will be an exhibition that examines the naive imagery made by contemporary photographers when they were children. These early images often reveal surprising talent, visual intuition, and honesty. Kept for many decades in shoeboxes and faded albums, the images are often cherished belongings that play a key role in defining the self as artist.
This exhibition will be a close look at photographers’ earliest works, paired with personal narratives about the images and their role in each photographers’ development as an artist.
Did you take images when you were young?
Show us your history. Tell us your story.
The intent of this exhibition is three-fold:
To show how the seeds of photography can be planted at an early age – seeds that are powerful enough to engage one personally and professionally throughout a lifetime.
To offer compelling images that illustrate the aesthetic of the young consciousness, made with photographic equipment/processes that are now perhaps considered obsolete. Commentary on the equipment/ processes is welcome.
To offer meaningful commentary from the artist about each image and the stories behind them. Why is this specific image important to the photographer now? How was the experience of making this photograph foundational to a relationship with photography? Equal weight will be placed on narrative and image. Narrative should show some element of poignancy, humor, and/or universal interest.
FotoFilmic is a new global curatorial platform dedicated to contemporary film photography worldwide. Its main objective is to sustain working and amateur photographers shooting on film from all backgrounds and horizons by providing them a high quality yet accessible publication outlet both online and through exhibition opportunities. By supporting film photographers everywhere, FotoFilmic also aims at strengthening the virtuous economical circle that exists between film practitioners and film manufacturers. In the end, FotoFilmic is all about preserving the unique appeal of film photography aesthetics and fostering the present artistic representation of the medium enough to ensure it a durable future – and keep its community of passionate imagemakers happy on all continents!
To celebrate its official launch, Fotofilmic is organizing a massive 6-month film photography competition open to all film photographers around the globe. From December 15th, 2012 through June 15th, 2013 FotoFilmic will accept entries of up to 10 individual film photography images to be shortlisted and featured online. Every two months in that process, FotoFilmic will announce 30 winners for a total of 90 film photographers and a final portfolio of 270 film photographs (3 selected images to be displayed online per shortlisted photographer). Next, aninternational jury of film photography professionalswill review FotoFilmic’s Online Shortlist and pick the 30 pieces to be exhibited as FotoFilmic’13 Contemporary Film Photography Exhibition in Vancouver, Canada. In an accelerating context of near digital ubiquity, FotoFilmic’13 ambitions to celebrate and represent 21st C. film photography in all its diversity of fine art practices, approaches, aesthetics and processes.
FOTOFILMIC’13 FACTS & NUMBERS
PART I – Online curated shortlist & feature:
90 photographers selected by Fotofilmic over a 6-month period (Dec ’12-June ’13)
Online feature with interview showcasing selected images
Free optional PrintShop contract
PART II – Shortlisted photographers automatically compete for:
International Juried Exhibition to take place in Vancouver in August 2013
3 Cash Prizes
First Application Deadline: 02-15-2013
SUBMISSION FEES AND PROCESS
$25 for 3 entries
$30 for up to 10 entries
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