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Deadline: May 31, 2022
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: $20 for 3 OR 6 images

N.Y. Photo Curator ‘Origin Stories: Personal Cosmologies’

N.Y. Photo Curator ‘Origin Stories: Personal Cosmologies’

Granville Carroll says, “Photography has a wonderful ability to showcase stories and narratives that transcend the linear construct of time. The malleability of the medium helps us to visually construct our personal and collective origin stories. It can shift the ways we view the world and our place within it. I often ask myself who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? These self-reflective questions can reveal how personal and collective histories impact our creative vision to represent the world through photography. To understand the ”why” regarding our use of photography, it is important to go back to the source, to where identity began to be shaped. Peering into the past allows us to confront the many ways we have constructed our identities and how our identities have been constructed for us through social values, family legacy, and cultural traditions. Reflecting on the past allows us to understand where we are currently and the possibilities for where we will go next.

I am interested in seeing images that reflect these ideas, that show us how you examine your origins of being and its manifestation in your art practice. How does your upbringing, ideologies, belief systems, and traditions influence your representations through photography? Share with us how you explore your origin stories, whether it is based in history and fact or based in fiction and the imagination. Some origins have been lost, some transformed, and some have maintained their essence throughout time. Submit images that showcase how you meditate on the origins of your life and how it has shaped your identity. All conceptual approaches are welcome. All photographic processes, from analog to digital, are welcome.”

20% of artist entry fees goes 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 may be featured on N.Y. Photo Curator’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Image ©Granville Carroll, First Man, 2020, From the series In the Finite, Infinitely (2022-Ongoing)

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 shows 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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