JURIED EXHIBITION: CALL FOR ENTRIES
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?
ELIGIBILITY/HOW TO SUBMIT:
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.