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Deadline: Jul 24, 2018
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: $20 for 3 images.

L.A. Photo Curator Call for Entry: ‘The Pictorialist Photograph’

L.A. Photo Curator Call for Entry: ‘The Pictorialist Photograph’

Curator Bob Weil:
(A practicing mixed media pictorialist, teacher and writer living in Southern California. He’s currently a member of the advisory board of the Los Angeles Festival of Photography and the Lumiere Awards.)

Theme: ‘The Pictorialist Photograph’-
Bob Weil says,”Although “pictorialism” is a descriptive term I’ve revived from the past to describe my own particular approach, it’s really refers to something all of us who “post-process” our images strive to do – to create our own spin on reality.

Pictorialism loosely refers to a style that emerged first in the late 1800s in which the photographer has somehow manipulated what would otherwise be a straightforward photograph as a means of “creating” an image rather than simply recording it. It’s the exact opposite of a snapshot or street photograph. A pictorial photograph can lack a sharp focus and establish a general mood, or isolate a subject to a surreal degree. It often incorporates elements drawn from other photographs, and may have visible brush strokes or other manipulation of the surface.”
“For the pictorialist, a photograph, like a painting, drawing or engraving, is a way of projecting an emotional intent into the viewer’s realm of imagination.” (Paraphrased from Patrick Daum, Impressionist Camera, Photography in Europe 1888 – 1918, published 2006)”

20% of artist fees go to charity.

ALL entrants work is shown on their own page with their artist statement, website info, bio and parts of their CV.

Early entries are featured on L.A. Photo Curator AND N.Y. Photo Curator’s Facebook and Instagram pages by Laurie Freitag (Founder- L.A. Photo Curator & N.Y. Photo Curator)

We will waive the fee for 2 entrants per competition based on need. Just contact us at [email protected] and make the request.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: First Place winner receives Q & A with curator. Curator reviews first place winner. One or more past curators may contribute reviews as well. 10% of artist fees goes to the first place winner's charity. The first place image is on our splash page for a month. 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 L.A. Photo Curator nonexclusive rights to use and reproduce submitted photographs for promotional and competition advertising purposes. No royalties or compensation will be paid for these purposes. We also use your image and info to promote your work at random times on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

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