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The Shape of Things
THEME | THE SHAPE OF THINGS
The rhythm of surfaces, lines, and values is for me the essence of photography; composition should be a constant of preoccupation… an organic coordination of visual elements. – Henri Cartier-Bresson
The term composition means ‘putting together’ or the act of combining parts or elements to form a whole – often adhering to compositional principles that make a work of photographic art more appealing or intriguing to viewers. These principles include the development of rhythm, movement, contrast, balance, unity, proximity and continuity to create expressive and compelling compositions – while emphasizing different visual concepts.
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores composition as a fundamental aspect of the photographic aesthetic – be it pure visual formalism or in support of thematic objectives. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
JUROR | ROSS ANDERSON
Ross Anderson is an award-winning fine art photographer. His honors include the 2009 American Photographic Artists Grand Prize Award and the 2011 International Loupe Award. His photography was recently selected for Creative Quarterly’s 100 Best of 2017 annual publication. His work has been exhibited in the US, Europe and Asia. Ross earned his MFA at the University of Falmouth in the UK. He lives and works in Minneapolis and is the director of Praxis Gallery.
ACCEPTANCE | AWARDS
Thirty images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror’s Choice and two Honorable Mentions will be awarded by the juror and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog and the online show gallery. Award winners will receive a free show catalog. The Directors Choice Award will be given to the artist with the strongest series of images submitted and will have their work featured at praxisgallery.com.
ENTRY FEE | $35.00
The submission fee for entry is $35.00 for the first five images and $5.00 for each additional image. Payment is accepted by Credit / Debit Card through our secure online submission site.
Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. The artist’s name and photo title will be included wherever the photographs are displayed. Artists whose photographs are accepted for exhibition grant Praxis Gallery the nonexclusive right to use submitted photographs for exhibition purposes and for the purpose of marketing the exhibition, marketing related programs and subsequent display on Praxis Gallery’s website.
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Contest Prize & TERMS
COPYRIGHT: Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. The artist's name and photo title will be included wherever the photographs are displayed. USAGE RIGHTS: Artists whose photographs are accepted for exhibition grant Praxis Gallery the nonexclusive right to use submitted photographs for exhibition purposes and for the purpose of marketing the exhibition, marketing related programs and subsequent display on Praxis Gallery's website.
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