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Deadline: July 18, 2014
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: From $25

This May Have Happened Photo Contest

This May Have Happened Photo Contest Filter Photo is pleased to announce an open call for photographic work for the exhibition This May Have Happened. This will be Filter’s fifth annual juried exhibition, and it will run from September 5th through September 28th, with an opening reception on Friday, September 5th and a closing reception on Friday, September 26th. The closing reception will be a featured event of the 2014 Filter Photo Festival.

The exhibition will be held at David Weinberg Photography, a gallery dedicated to contemporary photography located in Chicago’s River North gallery district. The exhibition is juried by Gordon Stettinius, Founder of Candela Books + Gallery in Richmond, Virginia.

Submission is free for all Members of Filter Photo.


The power of photography as document or proof is well-demonstrated. Photographic images are often crafted to exist alone, as singular facts.
At the same time, the narrative possibilities of still photography develop from the power of suggestion, the potential of the open-ended scene, the unresolved thrill of the cliff-hanger. The stories that these images suggest may or may not be factual, but their power comes from allowing the audience to bring its own sense of plot and tension to the work. We are looking as much for questions as we are for answers.

Think noir. Think sweeping epic. Think fairy tale. Think cause and effect. Think characters.

Important Dates:
July 18: Deadline for submissions
Mid August: Entrants are notified of juror’s decision
August 29: Accepted work must arrive at gallery
September 5: Exhibition opens with a reception
September 26: Closing reception during the Festival
September 28: Exhibition closes

About the Juror:

Gordon Stettinius, Founder of Candela Books + Gallery

In 2010, Gordon Stettinius founded Candela Books, a publishing company, and, to date, they have produced three fine art photography monographs with more in the works. In 2011, Stettinius founded a fine art photography gallery dedicated to featuring the work of nationally respected photographers.

Candela Books + Gallery now inhabits a renovated 3,800 square foot building in the downtown arts district of Richmond, Virginia and is one of the leading advocates for fine art photography in the mid-Atlantic region. As a photographer, Stettinius has been exhibited nationally and internationally over the last twenty years and his work can be found in numerous private and public collections. His work is represented by Robin Rice Gallery in New York and Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. Stettinius is also an emeritus member of 1708 Gallery and an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.


Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: A Juror’s choice award and honorable mention will be awarded. The Juror’s choice award comes with a $500 cash prize. ELIGIBILITY: Open to all

Digital files should be saved as JPEGs and sized at 72 dpi and 700 pixels for the longest edge. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Copyright of all work submitted for this exhibition remains with the respective artists USAGE RIGHTS: Representative examples of the submitted entries my be used in any of the promotional material, strictly in connection with the exhibition, and with reference to the photographer.

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