Call For Entry: Community Juried Photography Exhibition. Photo © Ginny Fischer
Photo © Ginny Fischer

Call For Entry: Community Juried Photography Exhibition

Juried by: Henrik Kam, Penny Wolin & Deanne Fitzmaurice

Building on the success of our juried exhibitions for Alternative Process Photography, we’re pleased to announce our very first juried photography contest welcoming all capture methods and processes. Under the theme of Community, the competition is open to professional and amateur photographers globally.

For this call, we invite artists to rethink and redefine the concept of community – photograph it as you see it or wish it to be seen. Architecture, candid, documentary, fashion, portraiture, still life, and urbanism are just a few examples of possible subjects. Selected images will be exhibited at The Image Flow’s new space in downtown San Anselmo, California. Please see additional details and entry requirements below.

Our esteemed panel of judges will include Deanne Fitzmaurice, Henrik Kam & Penny Wolin. Together they will select approximately 33 images for exhibition in the San Anselmo gallery and our online gallery.

All selected images will be published in the exhibit catalog, which will be available for purchase.

 

Theme

COMMUNITY – The concept of Community is essential, it incorporates many aspects such as kinship, unity, and identity. Communities find authenticity by developing solutions, providing security, and displaying dedication. Everyday living is surrounded by communities, they can be found and formed in a variety of settings. We invite artists to rethink and redefine the concept of community – photograph it as you see it or wish it to be seen. Architecture, candid, documentary, fashion, portraiture, still life, and urbanism are just a few examples of possible subjects.

Eligibility

This call is open to all artists worldwide, both amateur and professional. All entries must be original works of art and entirely the work of the entrant. Open to photography mediums (film, digital, alternative process, printmaking, digital art) except film/video & mixed media.
For more information about submission policies, requirements, liability, and consent criteria please visit our Terms & Conditions.

Image File Requirements

2500 px on the longest edge, 72ppi, JPG saved at 80% quality in sRGB colorspace.
File size must be limited to 4MB.

Jury

For more than two decades, Nikon Ambassador Deanne Fitzmaurice served as an eyewitness to sweeping change across the Bay Area as a photojournalist for the SF Chronicle, documenting the worst Earthquake in nearly a century, pivotal SCOTUS rulings, significant wars involving the U.S., climate change, and sports. Her work for the Chronicle garnered the attention of global publications and soon she was shooting for National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and others.
One photographic essay, documenting a young Iraqi war victim named Saleh, earned her the Pulitzer Prize. She has won most of the major prizes in photojournalism—some multiple times—including Pictures of the Year International, AI-AP American Photography, Communication Arts, NPPA, and others. Today, Deanne shoots for the world’s most iconic brands, including Amazon, Apple, Nike, Google, and Facebook, helping nonprofit organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation tell their stories, and documenting moments and individuals who spark her enthusiasm. A highly sought-after storyteller, Deanne lectures regularly at Stanford University and on stages worldwide, sharing her insights and reflections on life, creativity, business acumen, and cultivating a winning mindset. When she’s not on the move, Deanne and her photographer husband, Kurt Rogers, guide Think Tank, the cult camera bag business they co-founded.

Henrik Kam is a San Francisco-based photographer of art, architecture, and the built environment. He has spent the better part of the last 3 decades shooting images for a diverse list of clients and working on personal long-term projects, documenting the changing urban environment of SF. Originally from Denmark, his early interest in photography led him to study at the Art Center College of Design; subsequent workshops and independent study has honed his vision.
His work has appeared in several books and publications for clients such as SFMOMA, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, SFJAZZ, Meta, Mark Cavagnero Associates, Herzog & de Meuron, and others. Lately, he has become an adept drone photographer enjoying the view from above.

Penny Wolin, also known as Penny Diane Wolin, is an American portrait photographer trained as a visual anthropologist. Known for her documentary and conceptual photographs, she had completed commissions for major corporations, national magazines, and private collectors.
Penny has been honored to photograph such great American icons as Annie Leibovitz, George Burns, Ansel Adams, Robert Frank & Ursula k. Le Guin. Her seminal book and exhibition, The Jews of Wyoming: Fringe of Diaspora was hailed by Library Journal as “a unique and important contribution to our understanding of Jewish life in the United States.” Kirkus Reviews recently bestowed upon Wolin’s book, Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry, the coveted Kirkus Star. “A rich, well-documented collection for students of photography and Jewish culture.”
In May of 2022, Wolin will release her latest monograph, Guest Register. At age twenty-one in 1975, Penny moved into the St. Francis Hotel, creating 34 photographs with minimalist texts with residents of this pay-by-the-week hotel on Hollywood Boulevard. Never before published and rarely seen, it is an astoundingly empathic work of documentary insight.
“It is an interesting thing about photography,” says Wolin. “A photograph can definitely be worth a thousand words, but match a few words with one good photograph and you have told the whole story.”

Deadline for Submission Extended

April 8, 2022 @ 11:59 PM

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

Call for Art Calendar

Submissions Open | February 18, 2022
Submissions Close | March 25, 2022, at 11:59 PM
Deadline Extended | April 8, 2022, at 11:59 PM
Selections Announced | April 29, 2022
Exhibition Dates | June – August 2022

Registration & Fees​

  • $20 non-refundable entry fee – 4 images
  • $5 for each additional image
  • Enter up to 8 images total
  • Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance

Awards​

  • Best of Show Adult: $200 TIF Gift Certificate
  • 2nd Place Adult: $150 TIF Gift Certificate
  • 3rd Place Adult: $100 TIF Gift Certificate
  • Best of Show Youth (age 11 – 18): $100 Gift Certificate
  • 2nd Place Youth: $75 Gift Certificate 
  • 3rd Place Youth: $50 Gift Certificate
  • Honorable Mentions: Adobe Photoshop Instructional Videos – 6 Hours
  • Jury Selects: Exhibited at The Image Flow Gallery in San Anselmo, CA, and online.