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Entry Deadline: 5/3/19
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 4

Entry Fee (Photo Stories): $55.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: Rhode Island

While one image can speak a thousand words, a properly sequenced set of photographs can tell a fantastic story. Send us your story...

Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts (RICPA) is looking for work in series for its Photo Stories Open Call. This call for entries will be juried by Michael Itkoff, Co-founder of both Fabl and Daylight Books Before starting Daylight, Michael interned at the Annie Leibovitz Studio, Aperture Foundation and worked at Rizzoli International Publications. 

Photo Stories is a call with no theme or prompt to follow, entries will be juried as a set of images, no single images, for an exhibition in June. This is your chance to exhibit work that extends across a set of images to tell a story or explore an idea. We are looking for your story in photographs. Open to all photo-based work with no restrictions on subject matter or technique. Entries will be judged as a series, 5 or more images will be included at the juror’s discretion.

Photo Stories will take over all of our galleries for this exhibition opening on June 20th, with Michael Itkoff on hand to present the awards. We are accepting entries now through April 17th. 



Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10

Entry Fee: $55.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $10.00

Photo Stories Call for Entries: - A Juried International Photography Exhibition
A juried call for contemporary stories in photography at the 
The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, 118 N. Main St. Providence, RI

Important Dates

Exhibition: Thursday, June 20th, thru Friday, July 12th, 2019
Registration Deadline: May 3st
Delivery of Accepted Work: On or before June 17th
Reception and Awards: June 20th, 2019 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Juror: Michael Itkoff,  Michael is an artist and Co-founder of both Fabl and Daylight Books a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. For over a decade, Daylight has been dedicated to publishing art and photography via its print and digital publishing programs. By exploring the documentary mode along with the more conceptual concerns of fine-art, Daylight's uniquely collectible publications work to revitalize the relationship between art, photography, and the world-at-large.

Michael has been deeply involved in the publishing industry in both print and digital media and he has written for the NYTimes Lens blog, Art Asia Pacific, Nueva Luz, Conscientious blog and the Forward. Before starting Daylight, Michael interned at the Annie Leibovitz Studio and Aperture Foundation among others, and worked at Rizzoli International Publications.  His monograph, 'Street Portraits', was published by Charta Editions in 2009. Michael received his BA from Sarah Lawrence College and his MFA from ICP/Bard College.

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

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 10 photographs. The entry fee is $55 for the first five 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 be 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 acknowledgment 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.
Registration is the first step to Membership:

Size Limit: Maximum size 36” including the frame. 

In-Person Delivery of Accepted Work: In-person deliveries will be accepted June 15th, 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 June 17th. 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 July 13th 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 current 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 acknowledgment of all terms and conditions.

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