Portrait: Image and Identity
This exhibition will examine contemporary portraiture photography. Pose and Gesture, Image and Identity, Constructed Narrative, Self Portrait, Environmental, Vernacular and Snapshot, Fashion and Nude, all have visual arguments to make in the world of portraiture photography. What are the character, attitude and expression that bind this genre together?
Juror: Alice Shaw
Alice Shaw is a San Francisco based photographer/artist. Her work has been exhibited internationally. She is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and a recipient of a 2002 ArtCouncil Award. Her work, which often infuses personal document with humor, is included in such collections as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She has practiced photography for over 20 years and has been a visiting lecturer at UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University, The California College of Art and The San Francisco Art Institute. Her book, People Who Look Like Me, was published in April of 2006.
Deadline to submit: January 8th.
Exhibition Dates: February 1-22, 2013
Rules/Guidelines: Black Box offers free framing, matting and printing for our exhibitions. The photographers who are selected into the exhibition by the juror will provide a high resolution Tiff or JPEG file for our gallery to print. If the photograper prefers, they can send in framed work or prints that we can frame for the exhibition.
Each exhibition will have 20 photographers included by the juror.
We have 18” x 24” black frames. Our white mats are pre cut for 12” x 18”, 12” x 12” and 12” x 16” prints (we also have a few other odd sized matts). We print on an Epson Stylus Pro archival ink jet printer, on Epson Premium Luster Photo paper, in a color-calibrated environment. This is a very accurate custom print, just like a custom lab would print, we have over 20 years of custom printing experience.
All exhibition prints will be kept in a flat file after the show for future sale and promotion for the photographer, unless the photographer makes other arrangements. This will allow the gallery to further promote our photographers and exhibitions to collectors, curators, critics and to the general public. Black Box will return ship the exhibiton print to artist if preferred.
File agreement for accepted photographers who will be using our free printing services. Black Box will only print one exhibition print. If there is a sale inquiry, the photographer will be notified before a sale is confirmed, edition information will be discussed with photographer, the photographer will be sent a authentication document to be signed and go with the print to the collector. No sale or printing of file will happen without prior consent and agreement of photographer. All rights remain to the file and print with the photographer, to be used only with their prior consent. Exhibition print will not be sold, but used in our flatfile at Black Box Gallery only to promote the photographers work.
Black Box Gallery takes a 50% commission on all sales, 50% goes to the photographer. If artist prefers the print does not have to be for sale. Print will be for exhibition and promotion only.
Catalog: Black Box will publish a full color catalog through Blurb Books.
Notification: All photographers will be notified 7-10 days after the deadline about juror selections.
Entry Fee: $35 per entry (an entry includes up to 5 photos). Use Pay Pal or send check to:
How to apply: Send in the entry fee and then send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Title the email: Portrait: Image and Identity
In the body of the email please include the following info:
File Set Up: Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, 2MB or less each (saved).
Name Files: firstname_lastname1.jpg, firstname_lastname2.jpg, firstname_lastname3.jpg, etc…
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional.
Copyright: All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer.