Filter Photo Festival Call for entry

Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2012

Filter Photo and David Weinberg Photography are pleased to announce an open call for photographic work for their juried show “Light.” This will be Filter’s third annual juried photo exhibition, and it will be a featured part of the weeklong 2012 Filter Photo Festival. The exhibition will be held at David Weinberg Photography, a gallery dedicated to contemporary photography located in Chicago’s River North gallery district, during Chicago Artists Month this October. The jurors will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places to their favorite selections.


August 31st: deadline for submissions
mid-September: photographers are notified of jurors’ decision
October 1st: accepted work must have arrived at David Weinberg Photography
October 12th: the exhibition opens
October 17th: artists’ reception as the featured nightly event of the 2012 Filter Photo Festival
October 28th: the exhibition closes


From the dawn of the photographic medium, the ability to capture light to create a mood that describes or transcends the subject matter has captivated photographers from Edward Weston to Alec Soth. As jurors for this competition we are looking for photographs that creatively utilize light that draws us to the subject. Whether it’s golden and direct or soft and cold, we’d like to see your best selection of images that help convey your concept through the artful use of light.

Artists are invited to submit all types of photographic work in response to this prompt. The jurors will be David Weinberg and Matthew Avignone.


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 700 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.) Entrants will be informed of the jurors’ decisions by mid-September.

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 on our website. Only submissions using this form will be considered.