CALL FOR ENTRIES
FANTASY IN REALITY - INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
ENTRY DEADLINE : AUGUST 1
EXHIBITION DATES: OCTOBER 6 - 27, 2023
$50 ENTRY FEE
SUBMIT 5 IMAGES FOR $50,
$5 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL IMAGE
CALL FOR ENTRIES TERMS AND CONDITIONS
INFORMATION AND ELIGIBILITY
Open to all photographers internationally.
Fantasy in Reality will celebrate the art of cosplay photography and the vibrant culture that surrounds it. Through the lenses of talented photographers, this exhibitIon captures the creativity and passion that go into the crafting and portrayal of characters from fan favorite comics, movies, TV shows, video games, music and literature from various genres.
This exhibition will explore not just the images of the creations of these talented artists, but also offers a peek "behind the mask," so to speak. Whether it's cosplayers in mid-creation of their costume or displaying their finished work in cons, meet-ups, and gatherings, showcasing them in their element. Each photograph will display the incredible attention to detail and craftmanship that cosplayers bring to their costumes and performances.
Beyond the visual spectacle, cosplay is a community of passionate fans who come together to share their love of a particular fandom. This exhibition seeks to celebrate these fans, as well as their ingenuity, creativity, and artistry. The sense of belonging in these communitites that thrive with creativity and self-expression is a unique venture, and it is this curator's hope that the featured photographs will effectively relay this experience.
We hope that Fantasy in Reality will encourage viewers to embrace their inner fandom and discover a new appreciation for the creativity that goes into the act of cosplay. Whether you are a long-time fan or new to the world of cosplay, this upcoming exhibition is sure to delight and inspire.
Entries will be considered based upon individual images submitted by each artist. A brief artist statement is optional.
Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online.
Select the number of images and click "add to cart". Check out at the PayPal form. Email your photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org in jpeg format: 72 dpi, no larger than 3000 x 3000 pixels. Name each file with your name and the corresponding number from the entry information below, for example: smith_jane_1.jpg. List the information requested below in a text document (Microsoft Word or PDF) titled with your name. Attach your photographs and info, and email to email@example.com. Provide the following information for each image submitted:
CITY, STATE, COUNTRY
TITLE #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 etc...
ORIGINAL MEDIUM (Digital, Film, etc...)
ARTIST STATEMENT (OPTIONAL)
HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS CALL FOR ENTRY (OPTIONAL)
NOTIFICATION OF SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHERS
Selected photographers will be posted online at www.mwcponline.com. Our group email will be sent with a list of names of selected photographers. Photographers who entered should check this information for the list of names.
The format for this exhibition is such that we will not be shipping any artwork. All photographic works will be printed digitally as inkjet prints to hang on the wall for the exhibition in standard size rental frames.
INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPATING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE EXHIBITION
Selected photographers must submit high resolution JPEG files and MWCP will print your exhibition quality image for the exhibition at no cost to you. Prints will be exhibited in standard size frames rented by MWCP for a $20 fee. Exhibition prints will be either 13" X 19" or 16" X 24" if rectangle, and either 10" X 10" or 20" X 20" if square. Frame sizes will be determined by gallery director. After the close of the exhibition, photographers have the option to purchase the print(s) , or the framed print(s) at our standard service pricing and we will ship it to you. We will not be shipping prints to photographers unless the charge for print(s) and shipping costs have been paid. Remaining prints will be featured for sale in the gallery flat files for a period of one year. After the end of the one year period, prints will remain in the MWCP permanant collection, or discarded at the request of the photographer. Photo copyright remains with the photographer at all times.
ASSOCIATED FEES AND INFORMATION
There is a 40% gallery commission for work sold. MWCP reserves the right to reproduce images for promotional and publication purposes, if necessary. Not all photographers who enter the call for entries will be selected for the exhibition, and photographers who are selected may not have all individual images chosen to be included in the exhibition. Any files that differ significantly from the entry, arrive at the gallery after the deadline, or is sub-standard quality will be disqualified from the exhibit. Photographers must provide payment for shipment if purchasing their printed work, MWCP is not responsible for any shipping charge, work is handled with professional care, MWCP cannot be responsible for damage or loss during shipping. Email addresses will be added to our email list. Entry fees are non-refundable, no exceptions. By submitting work to the call for entries you agree to all terms and conditions set forth in this entry page.