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Deadline: September 19, 2012
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: 24 USD for first four

Red Photo Contest

Red. A primary color.
Light. Laser. Sunset. Earth. Brick. Fire. Lips. Blood. Heart. Heat.
Heroism. Rage. Loyalty. Aggression. Honor. Evil. Love.
Curry. Pepper. Paprika. Pomegranate. Cherry. Apple. Red Dress. Red Riding Hood. The Scarlet Letter.
The Red Badge of Courage.Raise the Red Lantern.
Happiness. Success. Fortune. Fertility. Passion. Lust.
The Feast of the Martyrs.
Rose. Ruby. Cardinal. Sin.
Communism. Socialism. Revolution. And, a safelight in a Darkroom.
Red. Roja. Rosso. Rouge. Red. Rot. Rooi. Roig. Rood. Red. Roge. Rudhira. 紅.

Exhibit Calendar
(subject to change)
Submissions Close 19-Sep-12 Midnight EST
Juror’ Choices Announced by 25-Sep-12
On-Line Check-in Due 11-Oct-12
Work Receipt Deadline 22-Oct-12
Exhibit Opens 25-Oct-12
Artists Reception 4-Nov-12
Exhibit Closes 18-Nov-2012

Juror: Lenswork’s Brooks Jensen and Maureen Gallagher

Brooks Jensen is a mainstay at the popular Review events such as Photolucida and the Houston FotoFest. As a fine art photographer, author, and educator, he has counseled one-on-one, hundreds of photographers on their work, technique, and careers through personal reviews, and many more through his workshops, books, and multi-media outlets. As publisher of LensWork, he has reviewed thousands of submissions over the last 20 years. He brings a studied eye, to say the least, to his Jury task for our exhibition “Red.”

LensWorkBrooks Jensen, together with Maureen Gallagher, are Co-Editors of LensWork Magazine, LensWork Extended, and LensWork Daily, an online resource for news, technology, commentary, and discussion through blogs and podcast. The award-winning LensWork magazine is an anthology-style periodical published bi-monthly, featuring LensWork3-4 portfolios, articles and commentary, and is devoted to fine art black & white photography. It was first printed in September of 1993 and is currently available in print and for download. LensWork Extended is its expanded online companion, also featuring color work, available on disc and for download. At www.lenswork.com you’ll find easy access to extensive educational opportunities through downloadable short and long tutorials, books and eBooks, and audio interviews, in addition to the LensWork Daily blogs, and an extensive collection of beautiful museum-quality publications.

Brooks and Maureen are a perfect pair to Jury “Red.” Jurying for single-color focused images requires a particular, deliberate scrutiny. We are convinced that their combined experience in observing the fine points of black & white imagery (including tonality, shade and shadow, texture, density, and full-spectrum grey scale) would lend incredibly vigilant eyes to the single-color focus. They are highly sensitive to color, and with their LensWork Extended color-included online review additions, “Red” is the perfect foray for this dynamic duo.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image.

For this exhibition each juror will make a Juror's Choice and the winners may choose a:

40-minute eConsulation with Brooks - $60 value
OR a one-year Full Access Membership to LensWork Online - $59 value

Each juror will also choose TWO Honorable Mentions. The winners may choose a

A one-year Subscription to LensWork Magazine (print version) - $39 value
OR a one-year Subscription to LensWork Extended (DVD version) - $39 value

People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit. We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. ELIGIBILITY: Open to All (Under 18's need parent / legal guardian to submit) Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Photographers retain all rights to their work, USAGE RIGHTS: For submissions accepted for exhibition: 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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