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Woman As Photographer: Picturing Life As A Woman
Women have been actively involved with photography since the medium’s inception in 1839. The barriers to their participation were lower than in the other arts, and recognition often came faster.
Yet women and their photographs have not been as visible as they should have been in view of their numbers and past influence. Only in fairly recent exhibitions and critical writings have women’s work in photography received due consideration.
Diane Arbus, Roni Horn, Nan Goldin, Cindy Sherman, KikiSmith and thousands more women use their cameras as instruments of revelation – often about themselves. In the process they challenge assumptions about what it means to be and be seen.
This International Call for Entry invites women from around the world to submit photographs that demonstrate a smart, critical take on women with cameras in this day of a more open and subtle notion of gendered identity.
Submissions are only limited by your imagination and may cover a broad range of challenging, personal, emotional, and political issues facing women today. Their work-life, home, family, friends, relationships, life partners, homosexual, heterosexual, politics, equal rights, stereotypes, causes, roles and wishes.
Christina Chang, Assistant Curator at the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, will jury Woman as Photographer: Picturing Life as a Woman
Contest Prize & TERMS
COPYRIGHT: No Copyright Policy USAGE RIGHTS: By submission to this Call for Entry, artists who are accepted grant Mpls Photo Center the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing of the exhibition, publication of exhibition book, and subsequent display on the Center’s website of exhibitions.
Artists grant the use of their images as stated without further contact or compensation from the Center. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use.
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