Call for Entries: The Human Condition, Minneapolis Photo Center

The Human Condition: A Survey of Humanity
Our 2012, “The Human Condition”, an International Call for Entry is in conjunction and to be exhibited with Mark Seliger’s “When They Came to Take My Father” Opening November 10th, 2012 Exhibit.

“The Human Condition” is a phrase typically used with respect the generality of situations that humans face in ‘getting along with each other and the world’, situations that are difficult to encompass in some way because of hang-ups or predispositions of one kind or another or just simple ignorance -“What did I do to wrong him?”, “Why can’t we get along with each other?”.

The “The Human Condition” is, for example, the material of poetry in general and the lyrics of most music. It’s various “secular” or even religious situations, lovers in warring and religions. The “quality of life” as in some parts of Africa and anywhere in the US. Perhaps the most obvious examples come right off any daily newspaper -the ‘irresolvability’ of the Israeli-Palestinian problem, letters to Dear Abby and their answers.

The “The Human Condition” encompasses the experiences of being human in a social, cultural, and personal context. It can be described as the irreducible part of humanity that is inherent and not connected to gender, race and class. It’s a search for purpose, sense of curiosity, the inevitability of isolation and fear of death.

Prize Awards: First Place – $400, Second Place – $300, Third Place – $200 and Three Honorable Mentions. Prizes and Awards include a free full-color Exhibition Book.

Accepted Images: All images selected by juror will be exhibited throughout the Mpls Photo Center Galleries and published in a full-color Exhibit Book for purchase.

Cost for Entry: $35 first 5 images, $10 each additional

MPC Donation: Mpls Photo Center will donate $.90 of every $1.00 from this Call for Entry to the non-profit, Photography at the Center, whose mission is to teach photography to underserved and disadvantaged, youth, adults and seniors, “Bringing Photo Equality to All”,

Submission Deadline: August 25th, 2012

On Exhibit: November 10th through January 4th, 2013

Opening Reception: November 10th, 2012, Mpls Photo Center Second Floor Gallery