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$40.00 USD

Photography Now is CPW’s annual call to discover the most compelling photography projects in the US and beyond. This call is juried by a different leading curator every year. The Director’s Purchase Prize is awarded to one individual, whose work is purchased by CPW for inclusion in CPW’s Permanent Print Collection.

ELIGIBILITY

CPW's annual Photography Now exhibition celebrates the plurality of photography. All photographic techniques and approaches are welcome, from analog to digital, fine art, directorial, narrative, documentary, political, social justice, identity, portrait, landscape, still life, mixed media incorporating photography, photographic installations, digital imaging, and collage! Submissions are accepted from all over the world. Professional, amateur, and student artists are all welcome to apply. Photography Now showcases current trends in photography. Submitted photographs should, therefore, have been created in the last five years or be part of an ongoing long-term project.

PRIZES

  • Director's Choice Purchase Award: One photograph will be selected by the Executive Director and purchased for CPW's Permanent Print Collection.
  • All artists selected for the exhibition receive a one-year CPW Advanced Membership, which includes a Portfolio Review with CPW's Curatorial Staff.

JUROR

Andy Adams is a culture producer and digital director with a passion for visual media + creative communications. Since 2004, he has consulted arts organizations and cultural institutions that use the Internet to engage, inspire, and educate the public. 

Adams is a pioneer in the field of online art exhibition and has collaborated with the RISD Museum of Art, the Australian Centre for Photography, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and numerous other organizations. He is the Director of FlakPhoto Projects, a web-based digital/arts lab focused on promoting photography in all of its forms. 

In his spare time, he hosts the FlakPhoto Network, a 16,000-member online community focused on conversations about visual/media culture. Find him on Instagram @FlakPhoto

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

No submissions will be accepted outside of the online submission process. 

Photography Now showcases current trends in photography. Submitted photographs should, therefore, have been created in the last five years or be part of an ongoing long-term project.  

  • ENTRY FEE $40: Please submit 10-20  JPGs, 2000px on the longest side.
  • Bio (max: 200 words)
  • Artist Statement (max: 250 words)

Exhibition print sizes will not determine eligibility, however, they will be considered when selecting the number of framed pieces that will be included in the exhibition. Accepted works must be framed or prepared for professional gallery exhibition; artists are also responsible for packing the work properly for shipping, and ensuring that the work is shipped or delivered to CPW by October 1, 2020. The exhibition takes place November 2020 through January 2021.  CPW will cover up to $250 of return shipping costs for each artist. Please see shipping details in Terms of Use.
  

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