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Abstracted Photo Contest
About the Call For Entry:
We all see a bit differently. As photographers we are always “looking” at everything, often to find the extraordinary in the mundane, or to simplify the complex. Whether our subjects and frames are still and carefully composed, or filled with movement and light, taken at a distance, or close-up; this call for entry asks you to show us pictures that are not so much representative of a literal reality, but re-presentations that make them uniquely your own.
Abstraction is the reduction of an image or scene to a set of lines, colors, symbols or patterns that results in a stylized representation of the object. Its true self is obscured. Its actuality may not be readily apparent. It has been transformed. It has been Abstracted.
Shapes, colors, lines and textures all carry meaning, and allow the viewer to see the unique viewpoint that is your mind’s eye. As you interpret and frame and evolve the world around you, share with us your abstracted photographs that illuminate, or even cloud our understanding of that world.
About the Juror:
Brett Kallusky from St. Paul, Minnesota received his MFA in photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005. He has exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions, and has photographs in both private and public collections including the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, and Macalester College. He received the 2006 Miguel Vinciguerra Fulbright Fellowship for a photographic project entitled Viaggio con Vista, in Italy. He then received a Minnesota State Arts Board Initiative Grant in 2010 to continue that project, and again in 2013 to self-publish a book of the completed work entitled Journey with Views.
Brett is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin–
River Falls. He lives and maintains a studio practice in Minneapolis.
Contest Prize & TERMS
a free full color exhibition book. All images selected by juror will be exhibited throughout the Mpls Photo Center Galleries and
Published in a full-color Exhibit Book avaiable for purchase. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Artist retains all rights USAGE RIGHTS: Mpls Photo Center may use any submitted images for use in advertising the exhibit and may print exhibit posters, handouts and other collateral for use in promoting the exhibit. Mpls Photo Center may also use any submitted images for use in an exhibit book and on it's web site.
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