International Deadline: October 1, 2017 – Twentieth
century French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson described the decisive
moment as ‘the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of
the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of
forms which give that event its proper expression.”
While the concept of the decisive moment is often associated with
dynamic, synchronic activity captured in an instant – it may just as
well apply to the photographic image that records a thoughtful moment of
fleeting solitude or calm.
Open to artists worldwide. Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of
photographic works that explore this intersection of form, function and
significance. All genres, capture types, color and black & white,
traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production
processes are welcome for submission.
Thirty images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis
Gallery. Photographers will be notified of their selection ten days
after the deadline. Accepted photographs will be posted on the Praxis
website exhibition page at that time. All entrants must be 18 years of
age or older. Submitted images may not have been exhibited at Praxis
Gallery within the past year.
A Juror’s Choice and Two Honorable mentions will be selected by the
juror and featured in the exhibition and the online show gallery. Award
winners will receive a free show catalog. The Juror’s Choice winner will
be featured in (and receive a complimentary copy of) Praxis Gallery’s
Annual Review magazine.
JUROR – David Parker.
Dr. David Parker is an international award winning photographer who
brings his unique background as an occupational epidemiologist to the
subject of his compelling photographic work. Focusing on child labor,
Dr. Parker trains his articulate and engaging photographic style on the
tragedy of children lost to economic degradation, exploitation and war.
His work on the subject of child labor has taken him around the world:
from the garbage dumps of Mexico City, to the tanneries of Marrakech,
and most recently, to the diamond mines of Sierra Leone. Dr. Parker has
won numerous awards and grants for his photography and has published two
books of his photographic works: Stolen Dreams, 1997, and Before Their
The submission fee for entry is $35.00 for the first 5 images, $5.00 for
each additional image up to 10. The entry fee for submissions is
Submissions are accepted as digital files through our online submission form.
Praxis Gallery provides free printing, free matting and free framing for
all exhibiting artists. Praxis print technicians have over 30 years of
custom fine art printing experience. Images will be printed on our
state-of-the-art Epson P5000 printer on Moab Premium Archival fine art
EXHIBITION FRAME & PRINT SIZE
Praxis features museum quality 22”x 22” inch black frames. Selected
photographers will be asked to choose one of our three standard precut
white mattes: (a) 12”x12” (b) 12”x16” (c) 12×18.
SALES & ARCHIVE
Photographers who have designated that their exhibition prints are for
sale to the public will be contacted promptly regarding any purchase
enquires of their artwork. Praxis Gallery will take a 40% commission of
any sales. All exhibition prints will be archived for one year. All
selected digital file submissions will be maintained at the Praxis
Gallery & Photographic Art Center’s online gallery archives
Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center is a community based arts
organization that aims to support the development of emerging and
established photographers. Praxis Gallery provides solo and group show
exhibition opportunities to local and international media artists.
Praxis Photographic Arts Center offers a range of learning
opportunities for beginning, intermediate and professional photographers
through workshops and seminars. With an emphasis on creative expression
and innovation, Praxis promotes photographic exhibitions and learning
opportunities that inform, challenge and engage the individual artist,
with an imperative on promoting the work of our artists to local and
Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center
2600 East 26th Street
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