SELF-SEARCHING: The Art of Self-Portraiture
Deadline for submissions: midnight July 19, 2010
Exhibition dates: Sept. 7 through Oct. 2
Mother (c) Aline Smithson
Within the photographic genre of self-portraiture, some of the most probing, surprising, and thoughtful images have been made in the history of the medium. For “Self-Searching” we seek self-portraits that go beyond surface appearance to comment on the hopes, dreams, fears, and identities of the individuals pictured. Juror Aline Smithson will choose forty photos for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont. She will select an addiitonal thirty-five images for inclusion in the “On-Line Gallery Annex.” All seventy-five photographs will be reproduced in a full-color exhibiiton catalogue that will be available for purchase. We offer free matting and framing for accepted photographs that fit our pre-cut mat sizes for the duration of the exhibition.
Juror: Aline Smithson. After a career as a New York Fashion Editor and working along side the greats of fashion photography, Aline Smithson discovered the family Rolleiflex and never looked back. Now represented by galleries across the country and published throughout the world, Aline continues to create her award-winning photography with humor, compassion, and a 50-year-old camera. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Artworks, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines. She has exhibited widely including solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Oswald Gallery, and Wallspace Gallery in Seattle. Aline has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine, writes and edits the blog, Lenscratch, and has been curating exhibitions for a number of galleries and on-line magazines. She was nominated for The Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award in 2008 and 2009 and for the Santa Fe Prize in Photography in 2009 by the Santa Fe Center of Photography. She is a 2009 juror for Critical Mass, and will be a reviewer at Review LA in 2010.