Call for Entry | Portraiture

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Due: June 29, 2015
Portraiture | MPLS Photo Center
Juror: David E. Little

Portraiture has been a staple of photography since the medium’s invention in the 19th century.  That’s why it is so hard to make a portrait that stands out among the myriad of pretty faces and brooding stares that populate many photographs.  The challenge of this competition is to make a a portrait that is uniquely of our time, a time when photographic portraits and selfies are produced in unprecedented quantities.  What do you have to say with the camera and the human image that no one has said before? – Juror David E. Little

Cost for Entry: $40 first 5 images, $10 each additional
Submitting Your Entries: Submit MPC Online  Tool, Smarter Entry
Image Requirements: sRGB or RGB color space (standard); 72 ppi resolution; flatten layers 8 bit; 1280 pixels on the longest side; JPG format, compression level 8 (medium).
Call for Entry Close: June 29th, 2015
Juror Results: July 8th, 2015
Exhibit Dates: September 18th, thru November 1st, 2015
Opening Reception: September 18th, 2015
Prize & Awards: First Place – $400, Second Place – $300, Third Place – $200 and Three Honorable Mentions Awards of a full-color exhibition book. The book includes all images selected by our juror and those that will be exhibited throughout the Mpls Photo Center Galleries.
Juror: David E. Little, MIA Department Head, Curator of Photography & New Media
Accepted Images: All accepted images  will be exhibited throughout the Mpls Photo Center Galleries and published in a full-color exhibit book for purchase at $39.95.

David E. Little has been curator and head of the Photography Department at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts since 2008. He has curated over twenty shows at the MIA, including “The Sports Show: Althletics as Image and Spectacle” (2012); “The Embarrassment of Riches: Picturing Global Wealth” (2010) and the New Pictures series with David Goldblatt, James Welling and Sarah Jones, among others.  His exhibition, “100 Plus: A Photograph for Every Year of the MIA,” is on view through October 18, 2015


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