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January 10 - February 2, 2019

Self-Portrait

Entry Deadline: Nov 19, 2018
Prints Deadline: Dec 28, 2018

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Deadline: Monday, November 19, 2018
Juror: Aline Smithson
Gallery exhibition: January 10 - January 5, 2019

Self-Portrait

A self-portrait is a mirror that reflects both how we see (by the creative choices we make) and how the world sees us (or how we want the world to see us). Unlike a casual “selfie,” which requires nothing more than the physical presence of the subject, a good self-portrait holds nuanced clues about who the subject truly is.

For Self-Portrait, we seek self-portraits that tell us something about you. All capture and processing methods are welcome.

We are very pleased that Aline Smithson will jury and curate this exhibition. She 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 personal portfolio review by Ms. Smithson.

Submissions: $35 for up to 5 images, $6 each additional image.

Find complete information about submitting images here.
Information about our printing service and free matting and framing here.

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Shari Yantra Marcacci Selfportrait
Shari Maracci
Klein Sandra LifeIsAFrailMoth2
Sandra Klein
Smithson SelfPortraits Camera
Aline Smithson
Buhl Alexandra 2PlasticFantastic copy 2
Alexandra Buhl


About the Juror

Aline Smithson is a Los Angeles-based artist best known for her conceptual portraiture and a practice that uses humor and pathos to explore ideas of childhood, aging, and the humanity that connects us.  She has exhibited widely, including over 40 solo shows at institutions such as the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Shanghai, Lishui, and Pingyqo Festivals in China. In addition, her work is held in a number of public collections and her photographs have been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, PDN (cover), the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, and Silvershotz magazines.

Aline is the founder and editor-in-chief of “Lenscratch”, a daily journal on photography. In 2012, Aline received the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. In 2014, Aline’s work was selected for the Critical Mass Top 50 and she received the Excellence in Teaching Award from CENTER. In 2015, the Magenta Foundation published her first significant monograph, “Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography”. In 2016, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum commissioned Aline to a series of portraits for the upcoming “Faces of Our Planet” exhibition. In the fall of 2018, her work will be exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in London.

www.alinesmithson.com