International Deadline: November 20, 2017 – PH21
Gallery invites photographers worldwide, 18 years or older, to submit
their original work for a group exhibition themed LOL.
We are looking for submissions from 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 any photographs whose subject
or pictorial solution results in a funny or playful image. We are
interested in all possible creative photographic interpretations of the
Photography is a serious business, and so is humour. To join in the
year-end festivities, PH21 Gallery is seeking submissions that explore
the funny and playful side of photography. The source of humour may
reside in the subject of the image itself. However, the specific use of
the medium, combined with the creativity of photographers may also
result in playful images in which the effect does not come from what is
being depicted but from the way the subject is photographed. There are
countless photographic means to create pictorial humour; from the
surprising use of perspective, the particular way of framing a scene,
the juxtaposition and incongruity of the elements of the image, double
exposure through the creation of photomontage, visual puns or optical
illusion, the possibilities are endless. Humour, too, comes in many
different forms and kinds. For this exhibition, we seek any take on
pictorial humour that makes the viewer smile or laugh or grin. We invite
the funny, the absurd, the witty, the wry, the dark and the light as
well as the ironic, the jocular, the sarcastic, the political, the
mischievous, the ambiguous, the thought-provoking, just to name a few.
Works will be on display December 21, 2017 – January 13, 2018.
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
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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: November 20, 2017
Notification: All entrants will be notified 7–10 days after the deadline.
Exhibition dates: December 21, 2017 – January 13, 2018
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.
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