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Deadline: 16th February 2011
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: US$20 for first three


Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

Fashioning Photography

logosquaresmall Where do art and fashion meet? That’s the gray area we’re looking to showcase for “Fashioning Photography.” Since the 1990’s, the two have benefited from constant cross-fertilization. We are taking fashion photography very seriously as a result.

Is it the droves of visitors that appear in museums and galleries with the Fashion Photography exhibit? Is it the income available to Photographers who bend a little into the commercial realm? Is it our fascination for lifestyle imaging that has created the booming magazine culture and therefore elevated the fashion spread to be endlessly alluring to the artist? There is so much diversity and energy in contemporary fashion photography that artists everywhere are turning to it as a subject matter; it’s an obsession and a compulsion.

Fashion is fickle. It changes its values constantly and the variety of fashion photograph is proof. Though “safe” images are preferred by most advertisers for magazine spots, there are no holds barred for the gallery setting. Whether it’s for music videos, lookbooks, catalogues, advertising and catwalk photography, or the personal portfolio, fashion photography is everywhere. The styles are seemingly infinite, ever-evolving, and constantly reinventing themselves: staged tableaux (Steven Meisel), diarist approaches (Mario Sorrenti, Corinne Day), cinematic (Venetia Scott), critical and political (Nick Knight), high gloss and glamour (Karl Lagerfeld), iconographical (Craig McDean), shock (Clayton Cubitt), sexual (Steven Klein), psychological (Camille Vivier), surreal (Bela Borsodi), spectacle (Ellen Rogers), realism (Lina Scheynius) and the banal (Jonathan de Villiers). What is your style? We’re looking forward to representing this great variety in “Fashioning Photography.”

Photographer and Editor-in-Chief of FutureClaw Magazine, Bobby Mozumder will choose images for “Fashioning Photography” that represent the gamut of this pliable, influential, exciting field of art and commercial fashion photography. Are you a part of the next wave?

Of special note: we are able to accept essays for this exhibition! So much of the genre appears as multi-page spreads and we’re thrilled to offer the opportunity to our exhibitors to submit the same. Whether you are submitting single images or multiples as a story, Mozumder will consider your work as it is intended. Who knows, this exhibition may include a few very lucky photographers who present an outstanding fashion story in several images. Feel free to contact us via email with your questions regarding this exciting new submission process.

Juror: Bobby Mozumder

Your Juror for “Fashioning Photography” is Bobby Mozumder, both a Photographer, and Editor-in-Chief at FutureClaw Magazine, currently in its third year. A Rochester Institute of Technology graduate, Mozumder now lives and works in Washington D.C.. His fashion photography ranges from high-end glamour to diaristic. Whether high-end studio or location, Mozumder’s images incorporate exquisite lighting, intimate camera angles, dynamic framing, graphic overlays, and an approach to color that ranges from monochromatic to high-key black and white. Across the gamut, his imagery is consistently calculated. Is it the influence of a background in computer architecture and engineering? Personal work aside, we’re lucky to have his experience as Editor-in-Chief of FutureClaw Magazine extended to the jurying of “Fashioning Photography.” Mozumder is entrenched in the art, culture, and fashion of our time, engaging himself in Fashion Photography’s latest trends as he builds the FutureClaw brand as one of today’s most beautiful boutique magazines.

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. This makes it very easy and inexpensive to get your work on display.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: All selected entries are included in a full color exhibit catalog and may use free framing and matting subject to standard sizes. Juror's Choice receives a 20x35" Vinyl Exhibit Banner featuring their photo. ELIGIBILITY: International Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Photographers retain the right to their work. USAGE RIGHTS: Images may be used by Vermont Photo Space Gallery to promote the exhibit only.

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