Darkroom Gallery Call for Entries “Juxtapose”
The composition of two or more elements within a photograph, emphasizing either the similarity or dissemblance between them. One of the most effective ways to express ideas photographically is to compare and contrast subjects visually. Placing contrasting elements side-by-side adds interest to a photograph and holds the viewer’s attention. Opposites such as: large and small, light and shadow, happy and sad, smooth and rough, new and old, horizontal and vertical, still and motion. Each one of these examples draws the viewer in, makes them curious about the story, why is that person happy while the other one is sad? How did that cat managed to get in amongst all of those dogs? Why are these two seemingly unrelated objects set in the same frame?
- All selected entries are exhibited in the gallery [24 Apr 2014 – 18 May 2014] and included in a full color exhibit catalog.
- Juror’s Choice receives a 30×48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition and a free exhibition catalog.
- Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.
- We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.
Juror: Kyohei Abe
Image requirements: no larger than 1280 pixels on the longest side, jpg format; saved at the highest quality; sRGB color space.
Online submission of digital photographs via the website or by email. There is a $5.00 surcharge for email entries.