Third Annual Street Shooting Exhibition 2017
Call for Entries
Deadline for Submission: Monday, December 12, 2016
Notice of Acceptance: Friday, December 23, 2016
Framed prints (if accepted) due in gallery: Friday, January 27, 2017
Show Opening: Friday, February 3, 7-10 pm, 2017
Show Dates: February 3 – March 10, 2017
About the Exhibit
We are pleased to announce Third Annual Street Shooting Around the World Exhibition! The exhibit will run from February 3 – March 10, 2017, with opening night reception scheduled for Friday, February 3, 7-10 pm, 2017. The theme is street shooting in Los Angeles and Around the World. The juror, Craig Semetko, will select between 40-50 images based on creativity, originality, and quality. There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted.
1st Prize: $1,000 cash prize, plus an invitation to show your work during the weekend presentations.
This prize is awarded to the photographer with the best “body” of work. At least six images must be submitted.
(NOTE: To be eligible for the 1st place prize, you MUST submit at least SIX IMAGES.)
2nd Prize: $500 scholarship toward any LACP street class or travel street workshop. This prize is given to a single outstanding image.
3rd Prize: TBA. This prize is given to a second outstanding image.
What is Street Shooting?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY is a genre of photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places and does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. ‘Street’ simply refers to a place where human activity can be seen, a place to observe and capture social interaction. The subject can even be absent of any people and can be that of object or environment where an object projects a human character or an environment is decidedly human. Framing and timing are key aspects of the craft, with the aim of creating images at a decisive or poignant moment. Alternatively, the street photographer may seek a more prosaic depiction of the scene, as a form of social documentary.
Craig Semetko is an American photographer focusing on authentic human experience. Born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, Semetko became a professional comedy writer and performer after college and years later discovered photography as another means of storytelling. His comedic background has given him a highly developed sense of the absurd and ironic, resulting in a strong theme of humor throughout his work. In his foreword for Semetko’s book “UNPOSED,” Magnum Photos photographer Elliott Erwitt writes, “Good photographs are tough enough to shoot. Really funny ones are even harder. Good and funny photographs observed in nature not arranged or manipulated but simply observed in real time with amazing consistency, constitute a minor miracle now presented in Mr. Semetko’s book…In my book he is the essential photographer. That is, the one who sees what others could not have seen.”
Semetko was one of 10 photographers chosen worldwide by Leica Camera to be a part of its “10×10” exhibition celebrating 100 years of Leica photography. He spent three months in the fall of 2013 traveling throughout India for the project and the resulting work was displayed at the grand opening of the new Leica headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany, in 2014. His second book, INDIA UNPOSED, was also born of this project, and was published by StreetView Press in the spring of 2014.
A graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Semetko currently resides in Los Angeles. He teaches workshops regularly for the Leica Akademie worldwide and his photographs can be found in private collections in Europe, Asia and the United States.
This exhibit is open internationally to both amateurs and professionals.
The deadline to send digital files for consideration is Monday, December 12, 2016 by midnight PST. There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted.
The selection process will be judged anonymously. Once the juror has made selections, all entrants will receive an email from LACP with a list of images and artists selected for the show. The selected images and artists’ names will also be posted on LACP’s website.
There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted. If submitting more than 10 images, please repeat the payment process as necessary.
$25 for 1 photo
$50 for 2-5 photos
$75 for 6-10 photos (NOTE: Submitting at least six images makes you eligible to receive the 1st place prize.)
(Entry fee is ½ off for LACP Members)
Liability and Agreement
Each photographer retains all copyrights to his or her images. Photographers whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) the right to use their images for display on LACP’s website and for the purpose of promoting exhibitions, promoting LACP’s programs, and promoting the artist. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for LACP with artist credit. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact from LACP. The artist understands that LACP will not be held responsible for loss, theft or other damage, whether caused by the negligence of its officers, members, or others. Photographers are welcome to sell their photos at the exhibit, with 25 percent commission to the LACP. Submission of application will constitute an agreement to all these terms and conditions.
All images accepted for exhibition must be printed and framed professionally, wired on the back with eyelets, and labeled on the back of the frame with your name, image title, and contact information (email and phone). Please mount wire and eyelets about 1/4 from top of frame. There are no specifications on printing and/or framing, but frame size cannot exceed 24 inches on the longest side, nor smaller than 8 inches on the longest side. (If your frame exceeds 24 inches on the longest side please contact LACP for approval.) Exhibiting photographers will be expected to either drop off their prints or pay for round-trip shipping of their work. You will be required to send us a prepaid express mail label for the return of your artwork. We take no responsibility for damage during shipping, so we suggest that your insure the work during mailing.
Framed prints for exhibition must arrive by Friday, January 27, 2017. Please deliver or mail prints to Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028. (Please deliver them with protective wrapping.)
How to Enter
Entering is a TWO STEP process. Please read and follow the instructions below carefully.
Step 1. Submit Images – Please follow all six steps
1. Size each image 1200 pixels on the long side at 72 dpi
2. Label digital files in this manner: FirstName_LastName_01, FirstName_LastName_02, FirstName_LastName_03, etc.
3. Save each image as a jpg
4. In the subject line of your email please type “2017 STREET SHOOTING AROUND THE WORLD EXHIBITION ENTRY”
5. Please include your phone number in the email.
Step 2. Payment
Please pay your entry fee by choosing the appropriate selection below. ($25 for 1 image; $50 for 2-5 images; $75 for 6-10 images.) In the drop-down menu, choose either “non-member” or “member.” There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted. If submitting more than 10 images, please repeat the payment process as necessary.
To APPLY click "Further official information" below and fill the application form.
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