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Finding the Light

Deadline for submissions: Nov 09, 2020
Juror: Laura Moya
Prints due: Dec 17, 2020
Exhibition: December 31, 2020 - January 21, 2021

Call for Entries

The quality of the light on a subject has a profound effect on the power of a photograph. Its color, direction, and diffusion often define the success or failure of an image. As filmmaker Aaron Rose put it, “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.”

For this exhibit, we’re looking for 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. All capture and processing methods are welcome.

We are very pleased that Laura Moya will jury the exhibit. She will select approximately 40 images for exhibition in the Middlebury gallery, and 40 for our Online gallery. All selected images will be published in the exhibit catalog.

Find complete information about submitting images here.
Information about our printing service and free matting and framing here.
Submissions are $39 for the first 5 images, $6 each additional image.

Banner image: Michel Hersen
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Sally Harris
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Bob Newman
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Gigi Chung
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Gene Nemeth

About the Juror

Laura is the Director of Photolucida, in Portland, Oregon. She organizes Photolucida’s biennial Portfolio Reviews event, Portland Photo Month, and is project manager for 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 been integral in Reviews events including the National Society for Photographic Education and LensCulture in Paris, and has 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.

Visit Photolucida's extraordinary website here.
Lenscratch published a "Mixtape" on Laura Moya - you'll find it here.

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