SUBURBAN ARCHITECTURE

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SUBURBAN ARCHITECTURE

ENTRY DEADLINE - AUGUST 1

SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED - JULY 31

EXHIBITION DATES -  AUGUST 7 - 28, 2020

Encompassing the structures of the places we call home, our sanctuaries, and the locations providing places of business where we work and conduct commerce - this is suburban architecture. Buildings bring shape and urban design to the neighborhoods in our towns, cities and the countryside in rural communities. We appreciate the functionality and the visual design elements of architecture in all of its structures, shapes and forms. From the buildings dotting our land to the structures cutting through the earth, to the rooms we use everyday in our homes, architecture provides the most universal necessity of shelter. All interpretateions and styles are welcomed, from the abstract to the literal to the understated, captured with an overview landscape or cityscape shots to the close up details. The exhibition aims to represent varied takes on how urban, suburban and rural architecture shape our world.

Open to all photographers internationally.


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PERSONAL NARRATIVE

ENTRY DEADLINE - JULY 15

SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED - AUGUST 20

EXHIBITION DATES -  SEPTEMBER 4 - 25, 2020


Open to all photographers internationally.

Nostalgia is often triggered by something reminding us of a happier time, a feeling of pleasure and also slight sadness when we think about the way things used to be. During this shifted current culture of time when we've all been adjusting o how extreme our world and lives have changed, we have encountered a new look at closeness. And through this experience we have looked back fondly and with longing and have therefore also opened up to a newfound appreciation for the simple pleasures in life and family. We are seeking pphotographs that show a form of nostalgia using the snapshot aesthetic, images of how you interpret the time when you think about things that happened in the past, memories that shape our lifes. Nostalgia is an exhibition portraying the various interesting ways that we take photographs that elicit or display the binary of remembering and melancholy as a way to document memories, a wistful desire to return in thought to a former point in life, a somewhat sentimental yearning for the happiness of another place or point in time.


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PERSONAL

NARRATIVE

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PERSONAL NARRATIVE

ENTRY DEADLINE - AUGUST 1

SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED - SEPTEMBER 15

EXHIBITION DATES - OCTOBER 2 - 30, 2020


Expressing from a place of the personal and connecting on a personal level is what compels us to make powerful images. Photographs which encompass this exhibition will explore the notion of personal narrative through a set or series of photographs that are sequential in nature, collectively telling a story. The photographic works that make up a narrative can be sequenced literally or metaphorically by subject matter, concept or aesthetics, creating a personal dialogue with the viewer. We are seeking intimate expressions of openly portrayed experiences, thoughts, and emotions concerning one's particular life. We each have a personal story and sharing that narrative through a photo essay is a means to express who we are as unique individuals.


Selection for participation in the exhibition will be based upon the series of work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images. A brief artist statement is optional.


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NOSTALGIA

PORTFOLIO

PLATFORM

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FLAT FILE FEATURE - PORTFOLIO PLATFORM

ENTRY DEADLINE - AUGUST 1

SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED - OCTOBER 1

FEATURE DATES - OCTOBER, 2020 - MARCH, 2021


The "Flat File Feature" has shifted online to the new "Portfolio Platform" to provide the focus of a more streamlined online presence while we are currently practicing social distancing and not being physically gathering in the gallery. The Portfolio Platform provides the opportunity for photographers to showcase a portfolio of your photographic work prominently online at the Midwest Center for Photography website. The portfolios will be available for patrons of the gallery to go online and view, learn about you and your work through your images and biography and artist statement, and have the opportunity to purchase your photographs. Each portfolio will consist of 12 - 20 images.

Selection will be based upon the thematic series of photographic work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images. A brief artist statement and bio are required.

Selected artists will have their work featured for a period of six months online.


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UPCOMING CALL FOR ENTRIES

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION - DEVELOPED WORK

ENTRY DEADLINE: AUGUST 15

EXHIBITION DATES - NOVEMBER 6 - 27, 2020

The competition is open to all photographers nationwide in the USA, and open to all photographic genre and subject matter.

The 2020 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP COMPETITON - "DEVELOPED WORK" exhibition will feature current and relevant work of international photographers that help define the pulse of contemporary photography in the world. "Developed Work" has become established as the premier exhibition at MWCP for featuring some of the most important creative photographic work of the year.

Competition for "Developed Work" is based upon a thematically developed body of work. Selected photographers will demonstrate successful representation of working with a concept and developing it into a solid framework resulting in a thematically developed body of photographic work.

Artists must submit a brief artist statement outlining the intentions of the work. Selection will be considered from the cohesive body of work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images.

Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online. One fellowship recipient will receive the $250 Developed Work Fellowship Award and one year artist representation at MWCP online.


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INTERNATIONAL

PHOTOGRAPHY

FELLOWSHIP

COMPETITION

DEVELOPED

WORK


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