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The Poetry of the Ordinary

Deadline for submissions: Feb 08, 2021
Prints due: Mar 11, 2021
Exhibition: March 26 - April 16, 2021

Call for Entries

The world is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
– W.B. Yeats

As photographers, we are adept at seeing beneath the surface of our subjects, and often find in them the beauty, poignancy, and poetry that exist in ordinary moments. For this exhibition, we seek the simple poetic elegance of the ordinary. All captures and processes are welcome.

We are very pleased that Douglas Beasley will jury the exhibit.He 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: Gretchen Plotkin
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David Reinfeld
Erin Borzellino BOR89796 93144 juror
Erin Borzellino
Dale Niles easels
Dale Niles

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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