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The Creative Self-Portrait
There is a history of self portraiture which is changing due to the advent of the cell phone and the rise of “selfie” style image making. There is also a whole new conversation around the differences between the two. We would like you to push the boundaries of your image making and find something more challenging than the ubiquitous cell phone selfies.
Plato actually rejected the concept of creativity, preferring to see art as a form of discovery. Surrender to what has been convenient and think of new levels of art making and think beyond what you see everyday. Discover, detect, notice, observe. Perhaps there is more to a portrait than just a pretty face? Consider the use of space and light, of color and motion. How do you express your own identity? There are no rules other to make your image as you want it. Your story will be in the image. We want to see it.
LA Photo Curator is proud to have Jane Szabo as this month’s curator for “The Creative Self-Portrait.” In 2014 Szabo’s, “Sense of Self”, solo exhibition ran at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. See WHO WE ARE for more about Jane Szabo.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Our curators: choose the first place winner, 2nd place winner and also 3 honorable mentions.
The First Place winner gets a review of their work by the monthly curator mentioned upfront. One or more of the other curators on our roster will add comments to the piece. Also included will be the artists bio & contact info. L.A. Photo Curator also interviews the first place winner making a substantial article for the artist to have online for their portfolio. Their work will be showcased on our site for the month and then archived on our site to refer back to for the future.
The Second Place winner gets a bio & contact info (website or email) as well as showcasing their photograph on our site. Their work will be showcased on our site for the month and then archived on our site to refer back to for the future.
The Three Honorable Mentions get website or contact info as well as showcasing their photograph on our site.Their work will be showcased on our site for the month and then archived on our site to refer back to for the future.
There will be a cash prize based on a percentage of the monthly artist fees submissions. ELIGIBILITY: Worldwide Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: All copyright rights to the photographs remain with the photographer. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering, entrants automatically accept the conditions of the competition; they grant LA Photo Curator nonexclusive rights to use and reproduce submitted photographs for promotional (e.g.: website, facebook and competition advertising purposes.) No royalties or compensation will be paid for these purposes.
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