Juror: Ann Jastrab
Deadline: April 9, 2018
Exhibition prints deadline: May 18, 2018
Gallery exhibition: May 30 – June 23, 2018
“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loren Eiseley
Water: sustainer of all life, ever various in its sources and forms, a magnet for imagination, meditation, fear, and wonder. Photographers have been making images of water since photography’s birth, drawn to the beauty and changeability of fog, mist, spray, ice, oceans and rivers, lakes and streams, rain, sleet, snow, puddles, and waves.
For this exhibit we seek photographs that capture the unique qualities of water—the way it catches the light, cuts through the earth, falls from the sky, sustains or threatens life, and changes its forms.
All captures and processes welcome.
We are very pleased that Ann Jastrab will be jurying and curating 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. Jastrab.
Find complete information about submitting images here.
Enter up to five photographs for $35, $6 for each additional.
Ann M. Jastrab is an independent curator, photography consultant, editor, and writer. She writes extensively about photographers and photography for the acclaimed website All About Photo where she is the Editor-in-Chief. She worked as the gallery director at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco for the past decade until their recent closure in June 2017. Ann has curated many exhibitions for RayKo while simultaneously jurying, curating, and organizing numerous exhibitions for other national and international venues outside of San Francisco.
She has reviewed portfolios for a multitude of organizations including the Seoul International Photography Festival in Korea, Fotofest, Photolucida, GuatePhoto, Review Santa Fe, Medium, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Filter, and Lishui International Photography Festival in China as well as being a juror for Critical Mass. While being a champion of artists, she created a thriving artist-in-residence program at RayKo where recent residents Carlos Javier Ortiz and McNair Evans both received Guggenheim Fellowships in 2016. Besides being a curator, Ann Jastrab, MFA, is a fine art photographer, master darkroom printer, and teacher as well. She has been leading courses in the San Francisco Bay Area and at the Maine Media Workshops (formerly the Maine Photographic Workshops) in Rockport, Maine since 1995. She is also currently working at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco.