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Blue Photo Contest
The Darkroom Gallery presents the Blue Photo Contest. Blue is a favorite color of all people, yet it has more complex and contradictory meanings than any other hue. Throughout the ages, as the natural world’s color for water and sky, blue lends itself to spiritual and heavenly leanings. In these modern days, blue is embraced as the color of heaven and authority, denim jeans and corporate logos. Most blues convey a sense of trust, loyalty, cleanliness, and understanding. On the other hand, blue evolved as symbol of depression in American culture. “Singing the blues” and feeling blue” are good examples of the complexity of color symbolism and how the color has been evolved in different cultures.
For this show we are looking for all types of blue images and meanings. All the variances of the color: electric, royal, baby, periwinkle, azure, midnight, navy, dark and light. We are intrigued by naturally occurring blues and man-made blues alike. Whole images consisting of the color, or the choice sections of a photograph that astutely display the power of blue.
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
Juror: Joanna Hurley has had a thirty-year career in book publishing working as an editor, publicist, agent, packager and publisher for dozens of photography books as well as books on many other subjects for companies large and small. She is president of HurleyMedia, LLC, which she started in 1994. Previously she was publicity director of Vintage Books, the trade paperback division of Alfred A. Knopf, marketing director of The University of New Mexico Press, and publicity director of the Body Politic Theatre/Community Arts Foundation in Chicago. During the course of her long career, she has worked on projects for a wide variety of photographers and writers ranging from Nick Brandt, Mark Klett, Richard Misrach, Irving Penn, and Eliot Porter to Tony Hillerman, Richard Russo, Thomas McGuane and Richard Ford. She is a co-founder of Radius Books, and board chair of Center, a not-for-profit organization based in Santa Fe that supports and provides opportunity for gifted, committed photographers.
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 ELIGIBILITY: Open to All Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Photographers retain all rights to their work, except for submissions accepted for exhibition 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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