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Abstraction in art and photography is defined as the use of a visual language of color, shape, form, and line to create an image that may exist with an independence from visual references in the real world.
The concept of abstract art goes back as far as Plato, who stated “Straight lines and circles are not only beautiful, but eternally beautiful”. While abstract art itself may have existed since before recorded time, it did not become formalized until the modern era. As the technology of photography paralleled the trends in art, so abstraction became part of the photographic idiom. Almost everyone who’s used a camera seriously has produced an abstract image, if only by accident.
For this exhibition, we’re seeking photos in which color, form, design, and shape take the place of a representation of reality. Think of peeling paint, ripples on water, pat-terns in concrete or asphalt. This is an opportunity to let your imagination off its leash.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.
People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Photographers retain all rights to their work. USAGE RIGHTS: 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.
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