International Deadline: August 21, 2017 – PH21
Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group
exhibition themed Portraits Without Faces. We are looking for
submissions from all photographers who are interested in this theme, and
who would like to share their work with a wider international audience
through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed;
submissions of all kinds of portraits without faces of are welcome.
Indeed, we are interested in all possible creative photographic
interpretations of the theme.
Portraiture emerged as one of the most prominent genres of depictive
media early in the history of the visual arts; tacit or explicit rules,
conventions and cultural expectations have always influenced the ways in
which artists approached the genre. Photography is no exception.
Numerous different and characteristic styles of portraiture emerged
throughout the history of the medium. We usually assume that faces are
necessary components of portraiture; we may, however, learn just as much
about the character, the personality of a person by looking at images
that depict other parts of their bodies, show us the objects or places
associated with them. Not focusing on the face may open up a new
dimension of interpretation. Our Portraits Without Faces exhibition is
dedicated to this challenging divergence from the more conventional
approaches to the genre.
Works will be on display September 28 – October 24, 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
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: August 21, 2017
Notification: All entrants will be notified 7–10 days after the deadline.
Exhibition dates: September 28 – October 24, 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.
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