Society for Photographic Education – Northeast Chapter:
Juried Exhibition in partnership with the Vermont Center for Photography

Exhibition Location: 118 Elliot, Brattleboro, Vermont
Exhibition Dates: November 3rd–November 26th, 2017
Juror: Joshua Farr, Executive Director, Vermont Center for Photography
Submission Deadline: September 17th, 2017 at 11:59pm (EST)

The Society for Photographic Education – Northeast Chapter in partnership with the Vermont Center for Photography seeks submissions for a Juried Exhibition to be held in conjunction with the 2017 Chapter Conference. Submissions are encouraged, but not required to address the conference theme:

Is Photography Enough?
Interdisciplinary Approaches Beyond the Still Image

More than one trillion photographs are estimated to be made this year alone. With billions of phone-cameras in circulation, and the power to share images instantly and globally, can we still define a photographer, an artist, or even the medium itself? In a world permeated by the still image, how much does any single photograph or single moment matter? More and more artists are pushing the boundaries of photography by blending images with text, video, sculpture, collage, performance, and installation. Others remain drawn to the still image and interactions between a camera and the real world, maintaining that photographic staples like analog processes, books, and prints may be more relevant than ever.

Photography is a medium born out of technological progress, reinvented several times in its short history, and yet it continues to evolve. This raises important questions about its future for photographers and educators alike. The 2017 SPE-NE Conference considers the ways in which contemporary photographers integrate other mediums into their work as well as how artists from other fields are co-opting photography. What do we gain by working interdisciplinarily and what might we be losing along the way? Do pictures alone still have the power to affect change, to facilitate conversations, or to communicate emotions and ideas? Is photography enough?

SPE membership is not required as part of this call; we encourage submissions from members and non-members alike. In addition, we encourage submissions by photographers as well as artists using photography as a critical part of their process. Submission Fees are $20 for members and students (discounted rate) or $30 for non-members which includes 5 images per submission. Submission is FREE if you are registered to attend the SPE-Northeast Chapter Conference.

Information about SPE memberships can be found at www.spenational.org/join. SPE-Northeast conference registration info can be found HERE.

1. As part of your online submission please prepare the following:

• Written Project Description: Your name, Project Title, no more than 300 word written description.
• 5 images: Saved as JPEG, sRGB Color, max quality, 1200px long dimension, name your .jpg’s this way: lastname_##.jpg (example: johnson_01.jpg)
Image Information for each piece: Title, Medium/Process, Year, Dimensions
• Proof of conference registration, if applicable: include your conference registration as a free voucher for this submission
• Proof of SPE-Membership or full-time student status: if submitting under the discounted rate

2. Click the button below to submit the materials listed above.

3. Upon completion of the form, you will be redirected automatically to PayPal to complete your submission fee.

The submission deadline of September 17th, 2017 at 11:59pm (Eastern) is final. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Exhibiting artists will be notified by September 26th, 2017. The delivery or shipping deadline for exhibited work will be October 27th, 2017. Brattleboro Gallery Walk Opening on November 3rd with the SPE-Northeast Chapter Reception on November 11th, 2017.

Please direct any questions to: info@vcphoto.org or northeast@spenational.org

About the Juror

Joshua Farr is a photographer, curator, designer, and Gallery Director at the Vermont Center for Photography. He is responsible for curating the center’s monthly photographic exhibitions as well as organizing regular photographic workshops, artists talks, photographic publications/catalogues, & portfolio reviews. Joshua splits his time between VCP and the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center where he has been a staff photographer and exhibitions installer/art-handler since 2012. Joshua has been a reviewer for Critical Mass, Photolucida’s Portfolio Reviews, & the New England Portfolio Reviews at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Graduating in 2011, he received his BFA in Photography from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Joshua lives in West Brattleboro, Vermont with his partner and two dogs.