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Juxtapose Photo Contest
The Darkroom Gallery presents the Juxtapose Photo Contest.The composition of two or more elements within a photograph, emphasizing either the similarity or dissemblance between them. One of the most effective ways to express ideas photographically is to compare and contrast subjects visually. Placing contrasting elements side-by-side adds interest to a photograph and holds the viewer’s attention. Opposites such as: large and small, light and shadow, happy and sad, smooth and rough, new and old, horizontal and vertical, still and motion. Each one of these examples draws the viewer in, makes them curious about the story, why is that person happy while the other one is sad? How did that cat managed to get in amongst all of those dogs? Why are these two seemingly unrelated objects set in the same frame?
Explore complex or simplistic incongruity, opposites and contradictions, layered imagery, and observe the addition and subtraction of context. Counterbalance can marry elements by placing them side-by-side, above or below each other, or layer them in the foreground, middle-ground and background just as slow shutter speeds can show the disparity of moving objects compared to static ones. Explore the uniqueness found in apposing colors, textures, characters and objects. Juxtaposition plays a crucial role in creating expression in each of these areas and the photographs’ overall message and allure – so crucial that we feel it deserves an exhibit all it’s own.
Juror: Kyohei Abe
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: International / 18+
No larger than 1280 pixels on the longest side, type jpg - set to the highest quality. The color space should be set to sRGB. 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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