Black and White Photography Exhibition

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Grayscale Photography ExhibitionDecode Gallery is pleased to announce our upcoming theme: Black and White. Black and white photography is a powerful and timeless medium. It’s how photography began; it’s the deep unending shades of grey. We look forward to seeing through your lens in grayscale.

At least 26 images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Decode Gallery. The gallery handles all printing for accepted photographers for free

EXHIBITION DATES: Apr 6 – 27 2024

Online submission of digital images via the website.

High Resolution JPGS will be due two days after acceptance email.


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