Call for Entries: Photography and Environmental Concern, Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery

Deadline: January 21, 2013

Juror: Kate Ware, Curator of Photographs, New Mexico Museum of Art

Submission Instructions

The most pressing issues facing us today revolve around questions of our relationship to the planet we inhabit. While in the past the wilderness photographs of Ansel Adams defined the natural environment as a place of untouched pristine beauty, much recent photographic work has examined the increasing complexity of our interaction with the environment by focusing on such topics as pollution, global warming, industrial development, resource depletion, sustainability, recycling, and land use. For the PhotoPlace exhibition PHOTOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN, we seek photographs that explore our relationship to the environment. We are thrilled to welcome Kate Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, as juror for this exhibition.

Kate will select forty photos for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery from March 26th through April 20th, 2013 in an exhibition timed to coincide with the Middlebury College Museum of Art’s exhibition Nature Transformed: Edward Burtynsky’s Vermont Quarry Photographs in Context. Kate will also choose up to thirty-five additional 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.

Kate Ware is currently Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, where she recently organized the landmark exhibition Earth Now and produced the accompanying catalog. Before coming to the New Mexico Museum of Art, Kate Ware was the Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She has also served as Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum during the 1990s. In addition to Earth Now, she has written monographs about the work of Man Ray, Laslo Moholy-Nagy, Harry Callahan and others. She is a frequent juror and reviewer of contemporary photography and has written essays on the art of the twentieth and twenty- first centuries.