Selections Expected by January 25th, 2018 23:59 EST
Juror: Christy Karpinski
by Ed Rubin
Los Angeles CA
With the beginning of a new year and the resumption of new Calls for Entry it seemed appropriate to give our contributors a chance to choose their own best photos, regardless of subject or genre, to enter. Thus we named this exhibition OPEN - 2018, a chance for our contributors to choose their own photo genre. Whatever you most enjoy shooting or wherever you feel your strength as a photographer lies - be it landscapes, portraits, street photography, abstraction, still life, or any other of the myriad subjects one might choose - we want to see the work with which you choose to identify yourself.
|Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)|
|Submissions Close:||17 January 18 23:59 EST|
|Selections Announced:||by 25 January 18|
|On-Line Check-in Due:||26 January 18|
|Work Receipt Deadline:||12 February 18|
|Exhibit Opens:||15 February 18|
|Artists' Reception:||24 February 18 16:00|
|Exhibit Closes:||18 March 18|
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All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog;
- Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition, a free exhibition catalog;
- Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.
- People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.
- We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.
Juror: Christy Karpinski
Christy Karpinski is an acclaimed editor, publisher, writer, teacher, and working photographer. As creator, publisher and editor of F-Stop Magazine she has become an important voice in promoting photographers and their work since 2002. She teaches photography and website design at Columbia College in Chicago, IL, where she earned an MFA degree.
Aline Smithson writes of Karpinski in LenScratch "...much of Christy’s personal work revolves around children. Her rich color saturated, and detail-focused photographs speak 'to the internal transition, by asking the adult viewer to identify with the child and to recognize how these changes in our perception of children are also changes in our perception and experience of ourselves as adults.'"
Karpinski's work has been exhibited at a number of galleries as well as the Griffin Museum of Photography . Her photos have also been published in Wondertime, Shots, StoryQuarterly, File Magazine, Foto Pozytyw, Feline, Altar, as well as the books – Home Life, A Field Guide to the North American Family, COPA exhibition catalog, and the artist’s book Invisible. She also published a book, F-Stop: the first four years, featuring a collection of photographers featured in F-Stop.