The Human Form, simple yet subtly complex, always present yet hidden, expose your vision.Our bodies: forbidden, subverted, suppressed. Our bodies: elevated, venerated, and sanctified. The human form is unceasingly beautiful, complex, and remarkable. It is one of the very few things that all of us has in common, and yet is a source of perpetual cultural, spiritual, and scientific dissension.
What better proof of this diversity than through the Photographic Arts; the Human Form has been its eternally devoted, perpetual muse. The body insights love, loss, envy and greed, devotion and esteem – as one of our most valued photographic subjects, our images do the same. Show us yours.
Juror: Elizabeth Opalenik
Elizabeth’s work has been featured in Zoom, Camera Arts, Black and White Magazine, Silvershotz, Photo District News, Collectors Photography and Progresso Fotografico, among others. Commercial clients including Life Magazine, Gossard Lingerie, Coty Perfume, Michael Good Design, Sea Air Holidays and ongoing campaigns for The Ladies Professional Golf Association and Nancy Lopez Golf. She is exhibited, collected and published internationally and recently published her first monograph “Poetic Grace: Elizabeth Opalenik Photographs 1979-2007”.
She uses the Mordançage darkroom process, hand painting, and contemporary digital imaging in mix, utilizing their combined boundless creative possibilities. Between imagination and dreams, she believes all great photographs are an extension of the photographer – in essence, self-portraits. Her darkroom skills, photo therapeutic approach, and the inspiration from her work, make her a popular facilitator. She conducts photography workshops internationally, in partnership with the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, the Maine Media Workshops, the British Guild of Portrait Photographers, National Geographic Expeditions, The Rencontres d’Arles, and others.
We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.
Contest Prize & TERMS
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COPYRIGHT: Photographers retain all rights to their work.
USAGE RIGHTS: For submissions accepted for exhibition: artists grant Darkroom Gallery the right to use their images to promote the exhibition and for display on Darkroom Gallery website and for inclusion in an exhibit catalog.