Call for Entries: Personal Portrait, Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery

Juror: Frank H. Goodyear III, Associate Curator of Photography, The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

Deadline: Midnight Monday, July 30th

From its earliest days, photography has been an ideal medium for portraiture. From early daguerreotypists to contemporary digital image makers, photographers have explored the way the camera can record (or subvert) the human likeness for expressive effect. For PERSONAL PORTRAITS PhotoPlace Gallery seeks portraits (self-portraits as well as portraits of others) that offer insight into contemporary approaches to portraiture.

We are honored that Frank Goodyear, Associate Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, will serve as the juror for this exhibition. He will select forty photos for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery from October 2nd through 27th, 2012. He will also choose an additional thirty-five photos for the gallery’s “Online Annex.” All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalog available for purchase. To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge, providing artists print their images to our pre-cut mat and frame sizes. Submission fee: $25 for five photos, $6 each additional photo.

Frank H. Goodyear, III is the associate curator of photographs at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of American Studies at The George Washington University. He is the author of Red Cloud: Photographs of a Lakota Chief; Zaida Ben-Yusuf: New York Portrait Photographer; and Faces of the Frontier: Photographic Portraits from the American West, 1845-1924. He is currently working on two exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery: “American Cool,” which explores the origins and evolution of “cool” as an oppositional persona; and “Alexander Gardner,” which examines the life and career of this Civil War-era photographer.