The juried exhibition Viral: Photography in the Age of Social Media

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Shared, tweeted, liked, appropriated, manipulated: photography and short-form videos have become the undisputed visual language of our generation, a powerful communication tool at a time of shortening attention spans and simmering visual saturation. No longer able to imagine (or care to remember) a time unmediated by the social/digital experience, we have willingly surrendered our understanding of the world to the filtered collective-consciousness of the feed. In the words of conceptual artist Joan Foncuberta, “Images don’t represent the world any longer – images compose the world”.

Photographers and visual artists are invited to submit photographic images and short videos reflecting, questioning, and expanding on the notion of “viral” and its impact on everyday life and our understanding of the world.

Images selected by the jury will be presented in an exhibition hosted at the Alison Richard Building at Cambridge University (UK)

All printing, framing, and shipping costs for the exhibition will be covered by the organizers.

Online submission of digital images via the website.

Image Specifications: JPEG images saved with max quality compression with a long dimension of 1,600 pixels at 72 dpi.


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