International Deadline: October 23, 2017 – PH21
Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group
exhibition themed The Shape of Things. We are looking for submissions
from all photographers who are interested in this subject and would like
to share their work with a wider international audience through the
exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed; we are looking
for photographs in which the shape of things is a significant
compositional element. The only restriction is that the object(s) in the
photograph must be recognisable. Apart from that, we are interested in
all possible creative photographic interpretations of the theme.
Objects in our visual environment come in many forms and
photographers are often intrigued by the shape of things. In some
photographic genres the images of things have a simple, depictive
function; they are merely part of a complex image that may consist of
several recognizable objects but their shape is not significant in the
overall composition of the image. At the other end of the spectrum,
abstract photography concentrates on shapes and forms for their own sake
up to a point when we can no longer recognise the objects themselves.
Between being either insignificant or the only significant element, the
shape of recognisable things may also be the driving compositional
component of an image. That is, the shape of things may be of central
importance to the composition of photographs not only in abstract
photography but also in other genres. These images capture our attention
and stand out for their creative form.
Works will be on display November 23 – December 16, 2017.
JUROR: Zsolt Bátori
Zsolt Bátori is a philosopher of art and photographer, living in
Budapest. He has taught philosophy of art, photography theory and
photography courses at various universities in Hungary, the United
States, and Argentina, and has exhibited his photographic work
internationally. Zsolt is also the founder and artistic director of PH21
Gallery… see more
AWARDS & BENEFITS
One juror’s choice and up to three honourable mentions will be
selected and announced. The juror’s choice receives three free entries
for any upcoming themed group exhibition calls at PH21 Gallery. (Each
free entry includes up to 15 images.)
PH21 Gallery archives all photography exhibitions electronically,
allowing us to promote our exhibiting photographers to curators,
collectors as well as the viewing public. Our website also functions as a
virtual gallery site, and all photographs included in our exhibitions
are published on the dedicated page of the exhibition.
The entry fee is €15.00 for the first 3 images, €20.00 for 5
images, €25.00 for 7 images, €30.00 for 10 images, and €35.00 for 15
There is also a special rate for students and unwaged persons as well as for applicants from low-income economies. (see here)
Visit PH21 Gallery online for complete details and to Apply.
Exhibition prints will be kept on file for a year for future promotion
unless the photographer prefers some other arrangement. In case of a
sale inquiry the photographer will be promptly contacted. PH21 Gallery
commission is 25%. (Submitted photographs, however, do not have to be
for sale, and exhibition prints will never be sold; they are for
exhibition and promotion purposes only.)
Submission deadline: October 23, 2017
Notification: All entrants will be notified 7–10 days after the deadline.
Exhibition dates: November 23 – December 16, 2017
PH21 Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space established in 2012 in
Budapest, Hungary. The mission of the gallery is to provide group and
solo exhibition opportunities and international exposure for
contemporary photographers around the world.
Ráday u. 55.
Szkéné Theatre Annex
Műegyetem rkpt. 3.
Top of Page