Snapshot Aesthetic

Theme: Snapshot Photography

The history of snapshot photography is one of ordinary people recording the activities of their daily lives, the places they lived and visited, and the friends and family that surrounded them. Pictures that seem to have a casual look and subject matter that seems strikingly ordinary and familiar, yet at the same time often ironic, humorous, extremely detailed and descriptive of time and place. Millions of these contemporary snapshots are being shared over the Internet on Facebook, Flilcker, MySpace, email, and personal websites.

“Celebrating the moments of your life”

Juror: Tom Prado

Tom Prado is a multi-media conceptual artist who explores societal issues through an ironic lens. His current project, “Double Take,” is a series of diptychs, which challenge the veracity of the photographic image. Besides being featured in several shows inside and outside of New York, Tom has been featured in arts journals, album covers, and won awards in photographic competitions. Tom earned his BFA at Rhode Island School of Design and lives in New York City.

Deadline to submit EXTENDED TO: November 12, 2011.

Exhibition Dates:  December 1-21, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday December 2, 5-8:30 pm

Rules/Guidelines: Black Box will provide all framing, matting and printing for our exhibitions. The photographers who are selected into the exhibition by the juror will provide a high resolution Tiff file for our gallery to print for the exhibition. Black Box covers all printing and framing costs. Other arrangements can be accomodated, if artist wants to send in a print.

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.

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.

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.

Entry Fee: $35 per entry (an entry includes up to 5 photos). Use Pay Pal or send check to:
Black Box Gallery, 811 East Burnside St. Suite 212, Portland Oregon 97214.

How to apply: Send in the entry fee and then send an email to:

Title the email: Snapshot

In the body of the email please include the following info:

Your Name
Exhibition Name
Titles of Included Photos with corresponding file name
Attach up to 5 photos, as instructed below

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.