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Seities & Selves
Self as subject, one’s uniqueness in scope, portraiture by design.
“Seity” is an uncommon word which, as defined by Webster, is “A quality peculiar to oneself; selfhood; individuality”. It could be seen as the essential quality of the true self-portrait: an expression of what makes the subject unique and defines her/his character in some way. This does not imply an exact replication of the photographer’s appearance. Rather, it goes below the surface to reveal something of the essence of the photographer’s psyche.
In this age of the ubiquitous throwaway selfie it’s an even greater and more worthwhile challenge to create a self portrait that expresses one’s uniqueness and individuality.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition, a free exhibition catalog as well as a signed copy of Aline Smithson's Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography.
Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.
People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.
We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Photographers retain all rights to their work. USAGE RIGHTS: 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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