Call for Entires: Significant Colour

Call for Entires: Significant Colour

Deadline: September 28, 2020
Entry Fee: from €13 to €45
Prizes: participation in the exhibition

There are two kinds of photographs with respect to the significance of their use of colours. On the one hand, ever since colour film technology became widely available, colour has become the default in most photographic practices. That is, some photographs are in colour not because their colours bear some special significance (compared, for instance, to their possible black and white counterparts) but simply because the available film or digital technology has long turned colour to be the common method of capturing photographic images. We may think of these photographs as colour by default.

On the other hand, colours are often central to the meaning of photographs for their emphatic, symbolic, psychological, social, compositional, etc. significance. These photographs would not work in black and white the same way or they would not work at all; that they are in colour is not merely a technological given, rather, it is an integral, formative and significant aspect of their photographic meaning. We may think of these photographs as colour by significance.

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Significant Colour. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who are interested in the significance of any colour in photography and would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery.

The theme is broadly construed, as the significance of colours is independent of generic or stylistic constraints. Indeed, we are interested in all possible creative photographic interpretations of the theme.

One juror’s choice and up to three honourable mentions will be announced. The juror’s choice receives three free entries for any upcoming themed group exhibition calls at PH21 Gallery. (Each free entry includes up to 15 images.)

Curator: Zsolt Bátori

Zsolt is a philosopher of art and photographer. He currently serves as director of the Institute of Art and Design Theory, Faculty of Art and Creative Industries, Budapest Metropolitan University, and visits the University of Murcia, Spain for regular research collaboration. He has conducted research and taught philosophy of art and photography courses at various universities in Hungary, the United States, Spain and Argentina, and has exhibited his photographic work internationally. Zsolt is also the founder and director of PH21 Gallery.

Submission deadlines

  • Early bird deadline: September 21, 2020
  • Final deadline: September 28, 2020
  • Notification: All entrants will be notified 7–10 days after the final deadline.
  • Exhibition dates: November 19 – December 12, 2020

Entry Fee

A) Standard submission

  • Until the early bird deadline
    You may submit 3, 5, 7, 10, or 15 images; these may be all individual works, or they may also include a series of maximum 5 photographs. The entry fee is €20.00 for the first 3 images, €25.00 for 5 images, €30.00 for 7 images, €35.00 for 10 images, and €40.00 for 15 images.
  • After the early bird deadline
    The entry fee after the early bird deadline is €25.00 for the first 3 images, €30.00 for 5 images, €35.00 for 7 images, €40.00 for 10 images, and €45.00 for 15 images.

B) Special fee

  • Until the early bird deadline
    There is a special rate for maximum 5 images for students and unwaged persons as well as for applicants from low-income economies.
    The special fee is €13.00.
    Please do not ask us about your eligibility or send us any proof because we trust your judgement. The special rate is simply for people who – for the reasons indicated above – would not be able to afford the standard fee. This also includes photographers whose financial situation has significantly worsened due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • After the early bird deadline
    The special fee after the early bird deadline is €18.00.
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