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Rites and Rituals

Deadline for submissions: Nov 15, 2021
Prints due: Dec 21, 2021
Exhibition: January 4 - January 27, 2022

Call for Entries

For this exhibit we seek images of humankind’s most common practices. Rites of passage: birth, coming of age, marriage, death, and celebrations and meditations both religious and secular. Whether modern and highly personal or ancient and cross-cultural, religious or secular, we’d like to see observances of rites and ritual in all forms.

All photographers and all image capture and processing methods are welcome.

We encourage creative interpretation of our themes. Images do need to relate to the theme, but they need not be entirely literal. 

We are very pleased that Douglas Beasley will be jurying and curating this exhibition. He will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and 40 for our Online Gallery. All 75 selected images will be reproduced in the exhibition print catalog and remain permanently on our website, with links to photographer’s URL. 

Submission: $39 for 5 images, $6 each additional 
How to submit your images
Information about our printing service and free matting and framing here.

Banner image: Douglas Beasley
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Steve Ziman
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Bob Newman
Steven Foldes FOL13517 40546 juror
Steven Foldes


About the Juror

Douglas Beasley’s personal vision explores the spiritual and emotional aspects of people and place and is concerned with how the sacred is recognized and expressed in everyday life. 

Much of Doug’s personal work is supported by grants and commissions and is widely exhibited and collected. He has been published internationally and featured in numerous photo magazines such as Zoom, The Sun, B&W, PDN, Shots and PhotoVision. Doug has published three books: Japan: A Nisei’s First Encounter; Earth Meets Spirit; and Zen & the Art of Photography, a collection of his writing.

As founder and director of Vision Quest Photo Workshops, Doug provides workshops that emphasize personal expression and creative vision over the mechanics of camera use.  His workshops are held at art and cultural centers across the US and around the world as well as Private Workshops at the Trade River Retreat Center, his cabin/retreat center in Northwest Wisconsin.

Doug is the owner and publisher of Shots magazine, a quarterly independent journal of fine-art photography, now in its 32nd year of publication.

Doug Beasley’s website
Vision Quest Photo Workshops
Trade River Retreat Center
Shots magazine
Read Doug’s complete bio here

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