Viewpoint Gallery’s annual juried exhibit Twelve encourages photographers to interpret an idea suggested by the theme of the exhibit. Natural Magic is the Twelve theme for 2013.
Natural Magic alludes to the explanations and speculations of Giambattisa della Porta, one of the most famous men in Italy during the Renaissance. In 1558 della Porta published a series of thoughtful investigations on diverse subjects from horticulture and cryptography, to meteorology, astrology and optics entitled Natural Magic. He improved the camera obscura by adding a lens and used it as a projection device in theatrical performances. Though he was interested in explaining natural phenomena through observation and study, della Porta was arrested for sorcery! Photographers surely know the magical influence of light and luck, certainty and risk, reality and illusion. The subject matter and photographic technique for Twelve Natural Magic is open.
Viewpoint welcomes your creative interpretations. All photographers are invited to submit up to six images
The juror for Twelve: Natural Magic is Keith Sutter, known for his extraordinary editorial projects across the Taklamakan Desert in China for the Royal Geographic Society and in Baja California for National Geographic. He has been published in National Geographic, Architectural Digest, Outside, Men’s Journal, Real Simple, Sunset, Sierra, National Geographic Books, Dance, Summit, The New York Times, The Sunday Times (London), The South China Morning Post, and many other publications. In addition to his stunning nature photographs in Alaska, Italy and California’s own Sierra Nevada, Keith is an award winning commercial photographer with over 20 years of experience. An ardent supporter of the arts, his work with the Sacramento Ballet captures the exquisite beauty, romance and drama of dance. He is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara.
Exhibit dates: December 11, 2013 to January 4, 2014.
Contest Prize & TERMS
ELIGIBILITY: Open to All
JPEG format with High image quality compression. Image size must be at least 1200 pixels on the longest dimension either vertical or horizontal. Each entry image shoul d be no larger than 8 MB. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Artwork must be created by the person who enters the photograph. You will retain copyright of all images,
USAGE RIGHTS: You are permitting Viewpoint Photographic Art Center and Viewpoint Gallery to display images on our website and other gallery publications or publicity images in the gallery for no extra fees or royalties.
All entrants agree that any image they submit to Twelve: Natural Magic may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to Twelve: Natural Magic and Viewpoint Photographic Art Center