Call Detail
Through The Body: Images Of The Human Body Using Alternative Photographic Techniques
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Contact Email: karen@lightartspace.com
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Entry Deadline: 7/4/22
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Entry Fee (Entry fee): $35.00
Media Fee(Additional image fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: New Mexico

Submission Requirements

Through The Body:  Images of the human body using Alternative Photographic Techniques

 This is a call for photographic imagery that focuses on the human body as depicted in hand-made prints using alternative photographic processes. Public or private spaces, full-body or partial bodies, nude or clothed, self-images or of others... male, female, non-binary, emotional, intellectual, confrontational, questioning, spiritual, sexual, sensual... All forms of exploration are welcome including images that examine subjects such as identity, intimacy, love, sexuality, gaze, social and cultural structure, beauty, ritual, and voyeurism. 

All entries must be hand-made prints made with alternative photographic processes and created in the last 4 years.  All prints must be hand-printed by the artist. 

Acceptable processes include, but are not limited to, Cyanotype, Gum Bichromate, Van Dyke, Palladium/Platinum, Photopolymer Gravure, Copper Plate Gravure, Salt, Tintype, Silver Gelatin, Chemigrams, Phytograms, Lumens, Chromogenic prints, Hand-applied emulsions, Photo-encaustic, Carbon, Gumoil, Instant transfers and lifts, and Hand-manipulated (altered surface) digital prints. Combinations of these processes are welcome.  Digital photographic images can be used in combination with other processes, but straight digital prints will not be accepted.  3D and experimental work is encouraged. 
 

Light Art Space invites LBGTQ, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and self-identifying artists of color - historically under-represented artists working in the visual arts – to submit.
 

Work needs to arrive at the gallery ready to hang but framing is not required. Magnets, clips, and other methods can be used. Artists must include instructions for alternative presentations. 

 Jurying and Awards

Juror:  Michael Puff

First Place                            $250
Second Place                       $150
Third Place                           $ 75
 

Juror Bio

Michael Puff is a retired software architect at Stanford University and a former theater set designer. He now concentrates his energy on Fine Art Photography using 19th-century printing processes.

Always involved in the visual arts, Michael began by studying painting. As a young adult, he worked as a scenic painter. During his university years, while pursuing a degree in Theater Arts and Egyptian Archaeology, he designed scenery winning several San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Awards.

His favorite subjects for photography encompass the natural world, the surreal, and dancers. “I'm partial to images which are like theater, innovative, thought-provoking, and play with reality and illusion.”  The captured movement created by performers forms a foundation for many of my images.

Michael has actively pursued photography as an art form since 2004.  Beginning in the spring of 2011, through workshops and private sessions, he has studied platinum/palladium printing with master printer Mark I. Nelson.  Michael immediately fell in love with the handmade printing process.  Additionally, he has attended workshops led by Greg Gorman, Elizabeth Opalenik, Diana Bloomfield, and Brian Taylor.

Puff’s work has been exhibited at the Ryan Gallery at Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ; de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA; and LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR. His work is included in the book Digital Negatives with QuadToneRIP published in 2021 by Focal Press.

Website:  http://mpuff.com/

Michael will be teaching a Palladium printing workshop at Light Art Space on August 6th and 7th, 2022. 

Important Dates:

July 4th, midnight Mountain time - deadline for submitted work
July 8th - notification of acceptance via email
July 28th - work due at Light Art Space
August 5th - opening day
Reception: Friday, August 5th, 5-7 pm 
October 1st, 2022 final day of the exhibition

Entry Fee:

Entry fee: $35 for 3 images

$5 for each additional image up to 6 images total
Students: $15 use coupon: stu15

 Sales:

Sales are encouraged but artwork need not be for sale. Light Art Space will retain a 40% commission on any artwork sold. The sale price on the entry form must include commission. All artwork will remain in the exhibition through October 1st, 2022.

All entries must be hand-made prints made with alternative photographic processes and created in the last 4 years.  All prints must be hand printed by the artist.  

Acceptable processes include, but are not limited to, Cyanotype, Gum Bichromate, Van Dyke, Palladium/Platinum, Photopolymer Gravure, Copper Plate Gravure, Salt, Tintype, Silver Gelatin, Chemigrams, Phytograms, Lumens, Chromogenic prints, Hand applied emulsions, Photo-encaustic, Carbon, Gumoil, Instant transfers and lifts, and Hand-manipulated (altered surface) digital prints. Combinations of these processes are welcome.  Digital photographic images can be used in combination with other processes, but straight digital prints will not be accepted, with an exception for lumen where the unfixed originals can not be safely exhibited.  3D and experimental work is encouraged. 

Artists 18 years of age and older are eligible.