Call for Entries: Uncanny: Surreal Photography

Call for Submissions
Deadline: Midnight, Monday, October 17, 2011

Juror: Russell Joslin, editor SHOTS magazine

Photography often astonishes us with its ability to record surface appearances with remarkable accuracy. But it is also a medium that permits profound introspection through the creation of dram-like, fantastic, surreal images. For UNCANNY, PhotoPlace Gallery seeks photographs that evoke the depths of dreams and the subconscious through subject and or style. All media welcome.

For this exhibition Russell Joslin will choose forty portraits for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery from December 6 th through 31st. He will also choose an additional thirty-five portraits for the gallery’s “On-Line Annex.” All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalogue 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.

Russell Joslin is the sole Owner, Editor and Publisher of SHOTS Magazine, an independent, reader-supported quarterly journal of fine art photography now in its 25th year of publication. SHOTS is known for its democratic presentation of work by a variety of photographers from around the world. Also a photographer, Joslin’s personal work is concerned with dreams, combines introspection with dark humor, and explores complex emotion through discovered environments. He has exhibited his photographs in numerous solo and group shows throughout the US, and has been published internationally. Joslin also frequently serves as a reviewer for a number of organizations including Fotofest, Photolucida and PhotoNOLA. He lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Please visit his website at and the SHOTS website at