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Call for Entries: Filter Photo Festival



Filter has held a number of juried exhibitions over the years--Bauhaus, Beginnings, Light, and, most recently, Archetype Drift--and every time, thanks to both amazing photographers and jurors, we've had fantastic exhibitions to enjoy as a result. That's why we're already looking forward to Thursday, September 26th, the date of an opening reception for our latest show, Mapping: borders, bodies, memories
 
The details of the exhibition are below, but here's the important part: the call is open right now! Get your submissions in so that we can show your work during the Festival! 
 
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Mapping: borders, bodies, memories




Filter Photo is pleased to announce an open call for photographic work for Mapping: borders, bodies, memories. This will be Filter's fourth annual juried photo exhibition and will be a featured part of the 2013 Filter Photo Festival and will also be open during Art Expo, Chicago and Chicago Artist's Month. The exhibition will be held at David Weinberg Photography, a gallery dedicated to contemporary photography located in Chicago's River North gallery district.
 
Mapping will be juried by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography. The juror will award a juror's prize and honorable mention.
 
Important Dates

Submissions due: August 5th
Notification of acceptance: end of August
Deadline for work to be received: September 13th
Exhibition: September 19th - October 6th
Opening reception: September 26th
 
 
 
Theme
 
There are many ways to capture the interconnection between places, both real and imagined. Mapping is a call for photographic work that illustrates the spatial relationships between object and viewer, between here and there, or between now and past events. How can you map boundaries or the association between coordinates in your images?
 
 
Submissions

Photographers may submit up to 6 entries, with a fee of $25 for 3 images and $5 for each additional image. Digital files should be saved as JPEGs and sized at 72 dpi and 800 pixels for the longest edge. Please title all files with first name and last initial of the artist, plus the image number, (e.g. JohnD1.jpg or JaneD1.jpg.) No video or time-based work will be accepted. Entrants will be informed of the juror's decisions by the end of August.
 
Accepted work must arrive with sufficient return postage or be dropped off in person. If sufficient return postage is not included, or if the work is left beyond the pickup date after the exhibition closes, neither David Weinberg Photography nor Filter Photo will be responsible. David Weinberg Photography will receive a 50% commission on all works sold during the show.
 
To register for the exhibition and submit your images, please complete the form located here. Only submissions made using this form will be considered.
   
About the Juror

Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. The museum houses 3 galleries and maintains 4 satellite gallery spaces and several virtual on-line galleries as well. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 60 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite spaces.  She has also juried and curated exhibitions internationally including American Photo's Image of the Year, PDN's Photo Annual, PDN's Curator Awards and the Lishui International Photography Festival in Lishui, China. She is a regular participant in national and local portfolio reviews, has been a panelist and featured speaker at photography events and conferences including MacWorld. She has been a panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Photography Fellowships and is a nominator for the Prix Pictet in Geneva, Switzerland. She is a past member of the Xerox Technical Advisory Board. She is on the advisory board of the New England School of Photography and The Flash Forward Photography Festival Boston. Tognarelli will be a reviewer at the 2013 Filter Photo Festival.






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