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A philosopher once wrote “The face is the soul of the body”. While one might not agree with the implications of that statement, a person’s facial expressions are a reflection of their personality whether or not they are aware of it. As photographers, we are more or less successful at capturing the essence of a person in a single photo.
It’s redundant to say that faces are pictured everywhere now that digital media and the internet put literally billions of images in front of us every day. And yet the oversaturation created by social media and selfies has made it, if anything, more difficult to create an image that goes to the essence of the subject. The existence of facial recognition software and the consequent loss of personal boundaries may contribute to a guardedness that makes emotional expression feel even more threatening. Thus the challenge to the photographer is to establish a rapport that creates openness. This can even apply in self portraiture.
The purpose of this exhibition is to reveal the emotion, intelligence, passion, character, and immense variety expressed in the human face. Whether your métier is the self portrait or photographing others, we’d like to see your work.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition, and a free exhibition catalog.
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.
Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs. 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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