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“Up Close & Personal” Macro Photography Exhibition

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Theme: "Up Close & Personal"

They say context is everything, and nowhere is it more true than close-up (macro) photography. If photography’s basic reason for being (de etre) is to show the unseen and overlooked, then nowhere is there more photographic opportunity then getting down and dirty with a macro lens and documenting the flotsam and jetsam of the human experience. 

Ernst Haas did it with soda cans crushed on the street and peeling paint. Other photographers close in to shoot flowers and gems, nails and bullets, or raindrops and snowflakes. And of course there is the whole macabre world of bugs and bacteria. Whatever you shoot, whether the cornea of your lover’s eye, the time worn face of Thomas Jefferson on a quarter, or the tiny gears inside your grandfathers watch, send it in to 1650 and let it ride, because this month we get all up into photography’s grill with UP CLOSE & PERSONAL: Macro & Close Up Photography!

Award:

  • Approximately 50 works will be chosen from submitted photographs to be shown in the "UP CLOSE & PERSONAL" exhibition at 1650 Gallery in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Juror: Andrew Overtoom

Image requirements: JPG format; 72 ppi, image width up to 1024 pixels on the longest side.

Online submission of digital images. All accepted entries must submit a high res jpegs to be included in the printed catalog. E-mail JPGs and an application form to [email protected] All accepted entries must submit a high res jpeg (300-360 dpi , minimum size 5×7") to be included in the printed SHOW CATALOG.

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