Call for Entries: Woman as Photographer, Minneapolis Photo Center


About this Call for Entries
Women have been actively involved with photography since the medium’s inception in 1839. The barriers to their participation were lower than in the other arts, and recognition often came faster. Yet women and their photographs have not been as visible as they should have been in view of their numbers and past influence. Only in fairly recent exhibitions and critical writings have women’s work in photography received due consideration.

Diane Arbus, Roni Horn, Nan Goldin, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith and thousands more women use their cameras as instruments of revelation – often about themselves. In the process they challenge assumptions about what it means to be and be seen.

This International Call for Entry invites women from around the world to submit photographs that demonstrate a smart, critical take on women with cameras in this day of a more open and subtle notion of gendered identity.

Submissions are only limited by your imagination and may cover a broad range of challenging, personal, emotional, and political issues facing women today. Their work-life, home, family, friends, relationships, life partners, homosexual, heterosexual, politics, equal rights, stereotypes, causes, roles and wishes.

Christina Chang, Assistant Curator at the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, will jury Woman as Photographer: Picturing Life as a Woman

Submissions Begin: November 15th, 2010
Submission Deadline: January 24th, 2011

Results Announced: January 30th, 2011
On Exhibit: March 4th – April 17th

Opening Reception: Friday, March 11th, 2011, 7:00 -10:00 PM, First & Second Floor Galleries

Cost for Entry: $35 for the first 5 images, $10 each additional
Juror: Christina Chang, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis

Submit your work via our online Smarter Entry System. To submit click on Account Login to begin. Create an account if you don’t already have one. Simply pay online then upload your images.

All entries are submitted via our on-line system. When you see the image thumbnail under Submitted Images, you image has been received for the show/contest. You will be able to change an image or add additional information regarding that image, at no cost, by logging into your account. Changes may be made up to the appropriate deadline.

When preparing images for uploading, please adhere to the following file specifications:

* sRGB or RGB color space (standard) – NOT CMYK (typically used by printing industry)
* Save files to 72 ppi resolution; flatten layers, 8 bit JPEG files (16 bit will not upload.)
* Sized to 1,280 pixels on the longest side, the other size width or height proportional
* JPG format, compression level 8 (medium). Compression level will not affect the quality of viewed images.
* Use period preceding jpg in the file name. Characters (!@#$%^&*()_+) will result in uploading problems.

All entrants will receive an e-mail notification. Accepted images will be posted on the Mpls Photo Center’s website along with instructions for gallery presentation.

Prize Awards
First Place – $400, Second Place – $300, Third Place – $200, Honorable Mentions(3) – $100

Exhibit Prints
Mpls Photo Center will only accept framed prints with a bright white mat and traditional black wooden or metal frame (nothing ornate). For the convenience of those not living in Minnesota we offer optional fine art printing and framing services. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the exhibit.

In conjunction with the 2011 International Women’s Month, Mpls Photo Center will open a two week event beginning March 8th, with a Tuesday Artist Talk, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, featuring guest photographer, Katherine Turczan.

The exhibit, Woman as Photographer, will open with an evening reception, March 11th, 2011, 7:00 – 10:00 PM. This then followed by a Women’s Photo Forum ,Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, with guests, Darsie Alexander, Chief Curator, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Christina Chang, Assistant Curator, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Stevie Rexroth, Media Chair and Katherine Turczan, Professor of Photography, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis.

For More Information Visit us Online: WomanAsPhotographer