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N.Y. Photo Curator Call for Entry: ‘MONSTERS’ with curator Anne Eder
Eder says, “Teratology. Cryptozoology. Therianthropy. All of these terms are related to the study of monsters. Monsters are at once foreign and familiar, and they take on a good deal of cultural work, reflecting back to us our own monstrous side as well as representing “otherness”. Protectors or destroyers, they elicit reflection on the complexities of our nature. The notion of a monster is open to construal, and is often a response to dealing with archetypal fears—fears of an uncontrollable natural world, of science, change, contagion, or the repressed self. These may manifest as fantastical or mythological creatures or the word “monster” may be metaphorically applied to humans capable of terrible evil.
As a society, we consume monster-centric media in mass quantities, from volumes of fairy tales to horror flicks to serial killers presented on screen and in podcasts. From Totoro to Pan’s Labyrinth, be they gentle or malicious, monsters demonstrate a broad and intensely creative diversity of form, and there is a rich art historical archive of images and sculpture dating back centuries and reaching across cultural boundaries. As artists frequently find themselves in the position of channeling our darkest imagination, it comes as no surprise that this has included visual exploration of the concept of the monstrous.
This is a CALL FOR ALL MONSTERS, whatever your interpretation of that may be! I can’t wait to see these entries!”
Anne Eder is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in Photography and Integrated Media from Lesley University College of Art and Design where she studied with Christopher James and has been employed as an adjunct professor.
Eder teaches courses in alternative and material processes in photography and in interdisciplinary projects, and will be joining the roster of educators at Harvard University and at Penumbra Foundation in NYC this spring. She is also a reviewer for Lensculture.
20% of artist fees go to charity. 10% to the curator’s charity and 10% to the first place winner’s charity.
Eder chooses the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia as her charity.
$20 for 3 images. ALL entrants work is shown on their own page with their artist statement, website info, portions of their bio and CV.
Two fee waivers are available a month. Email and ask at [email protected]
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