THIS CALL HAS CLOSED - ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE SENT TO ENTRANTS 2 to 3 WEEKS AFTER DEADLINE
International Juried Photography Call for Entry
LUMINOSITY - THE IMPACT OF LIGHT
JUROR: Stephen Perloff
Founder and Editor - The Photo Review
DEADLINE: October 29, 2023 (Midnight Pacific Time)
PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE SENT TO ALL ENTRANTS TWO TO THREE WEEKS AFTER THE DEADLINE.
The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the Luminosity - The Impact of Light
catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.
LUMINOSITY - THE IMPACT OF LIGHT
Photography is all about light – its presence as well as its absence. There is an iconic photograph of Grand Central Station with streams of sunlight filling the airspace as it reflects off dust particles in the air. For photographers the time of day an image is captured can be as important as the selection of the subject itself. What may be nothing more than a snapshot at one time of day, becomes an impactful image at another. Strategically placed lighting is critical in creating great portraits and late afternoon is a world of shadow and light that warms everything it touches.
For this call we are looking for images where the presence, absence, and/or the location of light made the difference. Glare, flare, shadow, fill light all work as do lampshades aglow from an inside bulb, night lights in a city, streaming rays of sunlight. There are examples everywhere. Show us your shots where light is a key element. All 2D photo mediums are welcome.
EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:
There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 20 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions
Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1,100.
First Prize:3 photographers will each receive $400.
Second Prize:3 photographers will each receive $325.
Third Prize:3 photographers will each receive $250.
ONLINE GALLERY, CATALOG and AWARD CERTIFICATE
All prizewinners will be included in both the online gallery and catalog and be presented with a certificate. The Grand Prize image will be featured on the home page and the cover of the catalog.
This Call for Entries is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers. NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible.
- IMAGES SELECTED FOR A PRIZE IN AN NYC4PA CALL FOR ENTRY WITHIN THE PAST TWO YEARS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. IF THEY ARE SUBMITTED AND SELECTED BY THE JUROR THEY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. IMAGES PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED THAT WERE NOT SELECTED FOR A PRIZE MAY BE RESUBMITTED AT ANY TIME.
- WE USE A BLIND JURY PROCESS - NO SIGNATURES OR WATERMARKS ON YOUR IMAGES
Stephen Perloff is the founder and editor of The Photo Review, and editor of The Photograph Collector. He has taught photography at numerous colleges and universities and has been the recipient of two grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Sol Mednick Award, the first annual Vanguard Award from the Philadelphia Center for the Photographic Image, and the Colin Ford Award for Curatorship from the Royal Photographic Society.
Stephen is regarded as an expert in the photographic art market. His articles are reproduced in dozens of journals including American Photo, Town & Country, Silvershotz, and the website Le Journal de la Photographie. He has been called on as an expert for The New York Times and several other publications, He has also written several essays and introductions for photography books. He is a long-time member of the Board of Artistic Advisers of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) and just finished two terms as a board member of the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, both in Philadelphia.
His own images have appeared in numerous galleries, museums, and private collections including: The Light Room Gallery, Philadelphia; James A. Michener Art Museum; The Print Center, Philadelphia; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Santa Bannon Fine Art; as well as the InVision Photography Festival and Eyes on Main Street. In addition, he has curated more than a score of exhibitions, from the James A. Michener Art Museum to the Juliet Margaret Cameron Trust and Galleries on the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. His last curatorial project, “Nine New Jersey Photographers,” was seen at the Stockton University Art Gallery in Winter 2018.
The entry fee is $35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images submitted.
For payment and upload please go to: https://client.smarterentry.com/nyc4pa
- JPG files are preferred - file sizes under 1M are perfectly acceptable. As you upload your images they will appear on the right side of the screen. If they are clear to you they will be fine for the juror.
- Select a unique name for each image so you can identify images when we send notification. Tea Glass1 Tea Glass 2 can be difficult as are images titled UNTITLED.
- We prefer shorter names
- Filenames with special characters may not load properly
- If you are working in Photoshop, and are using the image size screen, the file size indicated at the top is the size before any compression applied in the save process. Please save the file as a JPG and then look at the file size. It should be perfect.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
All entrants to NYC4PA Open Calls for Entry, by virtue of their submission, are attesting that the images submitted are their own work and there has been no copyright infringement. NYC4PA will not be held liable for any infringement of rights that might surface during the jurying or displaying of any image.
By submitting you grant NYC4PA the right to use your image(s) for promotion and advertisement of NYC4PA as well as inclusion in the NYC4PA catalog and online gallery if the image is prize winning, juror selection or honorable mention.
Should your award notification or prize be returned as undeliverable, NYC4PA will not resend the notice (whether by the same or another method,) research your address nor make any further attempts at delivery, and your submission will be deemed ineligible. Please be careful when entering all your contact information.
Cash Prize winners living outside the United States will be responsible for costs incurred for wire transferif PayPal is unavailable.
UNITED STATES TAXES- All winners are required to pay tax on prizes. This happens at the end of each calendar year.For U.S. citizens with total winnings accrued through NYC4PA of $600 or more, we are required to file, and provide the artist with, a copy of a 1099 tax form. If this is the case, you will need to provide NYC4PA with tax ID information in January of the following year.
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NON U.S. APPLICANTS:
Our entry software has an address field for the state you live in. This applies to the US and several other countries - if you do not have “state” as part of your address simply leave that field blank - it is not mandatory.
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