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Call for Entries: Diffusion The Matter of Light

July 19, 2014

DEADLINE EXTENDED: July 19th Midnight

The Matter of Light
With co-juror Katherine Ware
What is a photograph? The origins of the word photography give us the broad idea of writing with light, while dictionary definitions tend to describe photography as we have known it, rather than offering some essential quality against which to measure. However we may define a photograph, what is certain is that its close connection with the world we see continues to pay a powerful role in art-making.

For this call we are looking for work that addresses this issue within our A Matter of Light theme. As usual we encourage artists working with photography in unconventional ways to submit—including (but not limited to) assemblage, historic processes, installation, mixed media, hand crafted processes, etc.

Submit – https://diffusionmag.com/a-matter-of-light/?mc_cid=21eaec3b52&mc_eid=fdc356b787#Submit

About the Jurors
Katherine Ware
Katherine Ware is Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, where she organized the exhibition, book, and website Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment. Ware previously served as Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. She is a frequent juror and reviewer of contemporary photography and has written essays on the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Blue Mitchell
Blue Mitchell is an independent publisher, curator, educator, and photographer. Based in Portland, Oregon, he has been involved with many facets of the photographic arts. Mitchell is the Founding Editor of Diffusion annual, an independent, reader and contributor supported annual that highlights and celebrates unconventional photographic processes and photo related artwork. Mitchell curates Plates to Pixels, an online photographic gallery that bridges the gap between antiquated photographic processes and new digital media. In addition to these projects, Mitchell also juries and curates physical exhibitions and reviews portfolios with prominent photography organizations.

More about Diffusion
Diffusion is an independent, reader-supported annual that highlights and celebrates unconventional photographic processes and photo related artwork. Diffusion strives to spotlight artists pushing the boundaries of traditional photographic processes as well as introducing new and innovative voices through articles, interviews, and image galleries.
Described as ‘a wonderful bundle of inspiration,’ Diffusion is supported by an audience of photographers, gallery directors, educators and art enthusiasts worldwide.

Awards
BEST OF SHOW
Exhibition award: Featured in our next annual group exhibition*
Featured artist portfolio with interview
Complimentary copy of print and digital issue
Merchandise grab bag from our store
more TBA

SPOTLIGHT AWARD
Exhibition award: Featured in our next annual group exhibition*
Featured artist(s) portfolio with profile
Complimentary copy of print and digital issue
Merchandise grab bag from our store
more TBA

1ST PLACE
Exhibition award: Featured in our next annual group exhibition*
2 (or more) page spread
Complimentary copy of print and digital issue
more TBA

SECOND PLACE
Exhibition award: Featured in our next annual group exhibition*
2 or more images published
Complimentary copy of print and digital issue
more TBA

THIRD PLACE
2 or more images published
Complimentary copy of print and digital issue
more TBA

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Noted in the Jurors’ selection
Complimentary copy of digital issue

GROUP SHOWCASE
Single (or more) image selections published in the group showcase
Complimentary copy of digital issue
Special Awards

*EXHIBITION AWARD
Select artists may also be invited to exhibit in our annual group exhibition with the previous mentioned award winners. Location and dates TBD.

PURCHASE AWARD
We may buy something for our permanent collection and showcase it on our website.
The Matter of Light to be published fall 2014. Date TBA.
All entrants receive 20% off in the store. Details will be emailed to you with your submission confirmation.