Juror: Laura Moya
Deadline: February 12, 2018
Exhibition prints deadline: March 23, 2018
Gallery exhibition: April 4 – April 28, 2018
Photographers understand that the subject of every photograph is the light it reflects, and that the specific quality of that light can profoundly affect the power of the photograph. In essence, intentional mastery of light, both in the “taking” of the photograph and the “making” of the photograph, determines the strength and spirit of an image.
For this exhibit, we seek images whose success depends on the quality of the light. Whether light or dark, bright or dull, natural or artificial, the subject of these images is the magic, the possibilities, and the nuances of the light itself. Give us some thoughtful visual interpretations illustrating the word ‘luminosity’.
Any capture or process is welcome.
Juror Laura Moya will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and 35 for our Online Gallery Annex. The recipients of the Juror’s Award and the Director’s Award will each be entitled to a portfolio review by Laura Moya.
Additionally, five copies of Amy Friend’s book Dare Alle Luce (Italian for To Bring to the Light, published by Photolucida) will be distributed to five finalists.
Find complete information about submitting images here.
Enter up to five photographs for $35, $6 for each additional.
About the Juror
We could not be more pleased that Laura Moya will jury this exhibit. Laura is the Director of Photolucida, in Portland, Oregon. She organizes Photolucida’s biennial Portfolio Reviews event, Portland Photo Month, and project manages Photolucida’s Critical Mass book award publications. She has juried for Critical Mass, Blue Sky Gallery’s Northwest Drawers, Newspace Center for Photography, Photo District News, United Photo Industries/The Fence and PhotoPlace Gallery, and has written pieces for Finite Foto, Griffin Museum’s Critic’s Pick, and Photo-eye’s blog.
Laura co-curated an independent project, The Early Works Project, which was shown at Newspace Center for Photography, Rayko Photo Center, the Center for Fine Art Photography, and the Photographic Resource Center, as well as The Elevated Selfie: Beyond the Bathroom Mirror, which exhibited at LightBox Photographic Gallery and the Griffin Museum of Photography. She has participated in Reviews events including the National Society for Photographic Education and LensCulture in Paris, and participated in talks and panels at international festivals such as Pinyao International Photo Festival and GuatePhoto Festival. Most recently she curated photography + science for the Yixian International Photography Festival, and Hypermedia in Critical Mass for the Lishui International Photography Festival in China.