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Black, White & All the Grays Between
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Entry Deadline: 9/24/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Black, White & Grey Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee(Additional Image fee): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 15
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 15
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: Rhode Island

Black, White & All the Grays Between…   A Juried Photography Exhibition

The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, 118 N. Main St. Providence, RI


Exhibition: Thursday, November 17th thru December 9th
Registration Deadline:  September 24th
Delivery of Accepted Work: On or before November 12th
Reception and Awards: November 17th, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Black, White & All the Grays Between… 

Whether your photographs are actual black & white images or monochromatic in nature, we want to see what you’ve made.

In society today, we are constantly presented with life as a series of black or white propositions. As photographers or lens based artists it is hard to ignore all the shades of gray in-between that help to tell the real story. This exhibition is your chance to show everything in-between along with the Black & White. 

Black & White or Monochromatic, this call looks to explore how the reduction of color can enhance an image, create harmony out of chaos or tell a story more powerfully. The juror will be looking for how one photographs their subject and utilizes the monochromatic tonal scale to help with the intended impact, composition, and personalized style. Yes, the technique is essential, but in the end, the individual’s vision is more important than the process.

This Call for photography is open to all styles and photographic processes exploring the use of monochromatic images and will be juried by Eric Kunsman. 
Images will be evaluated based on these Key Questions:

Does my eye move through your image the way you intended?

Do I feel something when I look at your image?

Is the photograph a personal way of portraying your subject matter?

Does the technique lend itself to the perceived intentions for why you created the image?

Does the composition help the impact and intention of the photograph? 

Juror: Eric Kunsman, Eric is a photographer and book artist based out of Rochester, New York. Eric works at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) as a Lecturer for the Visual Communications Studies Department at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and is an Assistant Professor for the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences.

Eric holds an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and an MS in Electronic Publishing/Graphic Arts Media, BS in Biomedical Photography, BFA in Fine Art photography all from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.


The RI Center for Photographic Arts, RICPA 118 N. Main St. Providence, RI 02903
Located in the heart of Providence, RICPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, education, publication and mutual support. 

RICPA exists to create a diverse and supportive community for individuals interested in learning or working in the Photographic Arts. We strive to provide an environment conducive to the free exchange of ideas in an open and cooperative space. Members should share a passion for creating, appreciating, or learning about all forms of photo-based media. We work to provide a platform for artistic expression, that fosters dialogue and drives innovation in the photographic arts.

The Gallery at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts is a member of Gallery Night Providence

First Place: $250 
Second Place: $150
Third Place: $100
Juror’s Prize: Custom 36 x 48 print from Booksmart Studio

Eligibility: Artists of all levels who are at least 18 years or older are invited to enter.

Artwork: Open to all forms of photographic image-making in any process or technology, current or historical. Work must be your original creation. All work must be exhibition ready, no saw-tooth hangers please. Work that does not follow the guidelines, or is deemed not to be a faithful representation of the image submitted, will not be exhibited.

Entry Fee:  Artists may submit up to 15 photographs. The entry fee is $35 for the first three images and $10 for each subsequent image.  Current RICPA Members receive a 20% discount on the entry fee. The discount code is posted in the Call Listing on our website at You must login to our website for the code to be visible. All CAFE fees are non-refundable and must be paid by credit/debit card.  Payment of those fees indicates the acknowledgement of the terms and conditions of the exhibition.  Juror’s decisions are final. 

Want to become a RICPA Member? Membership brings many benefits and discounts, for more information and to find the membership level that fits you, visit our website at You may become a member at entry, member benefits begin immediately and run 365 days from your start date.  

Size Limit: Maximum size 48” including the frame. Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych etc.) to make up one work.  

In-Person Delivery of Accepted Work: In-person deliveries will be accepted November 12th, noon till 5:30pm or by appointment. The RICPA Gallery is located on the 2nd Floor at 118 North Main Street Providence, RI

Shipment of Accepted Work:  Shipped deliveries should be scheduled to arrive by November 12th. Shipped work must be accompanied by a prepaid, return label. Please make sure that you label your work on the back with your name or name on the shipping label if different.

Print Service: Save on shipping fees and take advantage of our professional print service complete with frame rental for the duration of the exhibition. Email for more information, available for accepted entries starting at for $40 prints framed up to 16” x 20”

Return of Work: For artists who delivered their art in-person pickup will be on December 10th Shipped art will be returned in the packaging in which it was sent using the provided prepaid return shipping label. The artist is solely responsible for any charges that may arise from inadequate packaging, or redirected shipments.

Sales & Commissions: The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts retains a 40% commission on works sold, 20% for Supporting & Exhibiting members.

Liability - Legal Agreement & Participant’s Waiver:  Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against RI Center for Photographic Arts, including the officers, members, and employees. RICPA will exercise all reasonable care in handling entries, but will not assume any liability for loss or damage while in RICPA’s possession or in transit. Work should be independently insured by the artist.

Usage Rights: The artist retains all copyright to the images submitted. By submitting images you are giving RICPA the right to use the images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition and for reproduction online. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from RICPA. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. Submitting artists will be added to RICPA’s email subscriber list. They may opt out using a link on each email at any time. RICPA reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.  Payment of the submission fee indicates acknowledgement of all terms and conditions.

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Application Requirements

Three or more photo based images to be juried individually.  Work must be your original creation.

Eligibility Criteria

Artists of all levels who are at least 18 years or older are invited to enter. Open to all forms of photographic image-making in any process or technology, current or historical. Work must be your original creation.