Opening: November 11, 2019
Deadline: January 5, 2020
Entry fee: 5 Images – $35, each additional image up to 10 – $6
Prizes: participation in the online exhibition
Michael Pannier of The SE Center for Photography, in Greenville, SC asked me to jury an exhibition called “Black & White.” We both agree that this theme would be more interesting if interpreted in a multitude of ways than just an exhibition of monochromatic images. Of course, submitting photographs that are black and white are acceptable answers to this call. But what if submissions went further still.
When one “spells something out in black and white” what does that mean? Can a color photograph communicate that concept of “no ambiguity”? When we see things in black and white can a color photograph describe a state of mind that won’t be changed? For sure, but so can a black & white image.
“White & Black” are also thought of as opposites. In physics, black and white are not colors because they do not have specific wavelengths. Instead, white light contains all wavelengths of visible light. Black, on the other hand, is the absence of visible light.
In chess what is the meaning of the black and white playing pieces? I’ve heard it said the white piece indicates who plays first. And what of the hero and villain of U.S. Western genre film of the 1920 -1940’s. Are there other parallels you can make?
Above are just a few thoughts to start the thinking process towards unique answers to the “Black & White” call. Photographers see the world in original and fluid ways. We know your answers to the call will not disappoint.
So what really is black and white and [red] all over? I hope to find out in this juried call.”
Analog and digital manipulation in all its forms welcome. Monochrome or color, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.
All photographers regardless of location, age or skill level. Images previously selected for exhibition at the SE Center for Photography within two years of the current exhibition are not eligible.
Our juror for the Black, White, & More is Paula Tognarelli. Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. The Griffin Museum of Photography located in Winchester outside Boston, Massachusetts, is a nonprofit photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. The museum houses 3 galleries and maintains 4 satellite gallery spaces and several virtual on-line galleries as well.
35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. Openings are timed to coincide with Greenville, South Carolina’s First Fridays, a celebration of art, food and music. Participating artists that can attend have the opportunity for a Portfolio Review by SE Center Director Michael Pannier on the following Saturday morning (reservations needed).
$35 for up to 5 Images, $6 for each additional image up to 10. Members, $28 for up to 5 Images, $5 for each additional image up to 10.