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The Art of Street Photography

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Street photography is the most contentious genre of photography. The captured image presents us with a glimpse of the ordinary and achievements of everyday life. The narrative nevertheless seems to repeat itself, year after year. We challenge you to examine and redefine conventional street photography. Potential subjects include but are not limited to architecture, candid, documentary, fashion, photojournalism, portraiture, still life, and urbanism. How far are you willing to go to get your best shot?

Deadline: 
11/February/2022

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Fee Detail: 
$25
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Hot Summer City: Street Photography Exhibition w/ Special Guest Curator

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Hot Summer City: Street Photography Exhibition will be held in the cultural heart of Pittsburgh, PA: Lawrenceville.  Home to celebrated artists, most notably Andy Warhol, the former steel making capital is now referred to as "The Paris of Appalachia" due to its deep connections to the arts and world-class museums.  

Vestige Concept Gallery is seeking street photography that captures the essence of urban life in the summertime. Summer is an intense and multifaceted season that brings joy, freedom, and social opportunities. When we think of representing the season through photography we envision warm light, deep shadows, and/or depictions of late nights, summer fun, and enjoying time outdoors. We are also interested in works that capture the dark side of summer: oppressive heat; struggling to keep cool; and surviving the "dog days of summer."  The show will be Special Guest Curated by Rafael Fuchs.
 
About the Curator:  

Rafael Fuchs is a Brooklyn-based artist, photographer, director, curator and producer. He has earned his place as one of the most important photographers of his generation.

A recipient of many awards, Rafael has captured portraits and images of some of the most influential figures of the past 30 years. His images have fronted magazine covers, and have become part of distinctive private collections and Museums around the globe, including The National Portrait Gallery in London. (Portraits of JK Rowling and Emily Watson.)

In 2012 Rafael launched Fuchs Projects art space, with its headquarters in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY. This open creative lab features his works, as well as artworks of many other emerging artists. It has also been featured in numerous art fairs, such as Scope Miami, Art Market Hamptons, Select NY, Affordable Artfair Amsterdam, Art Karlsruhe Germany, and more.

Rafael Fuchs’ work is diverse, and includes portraits, fashion, personal social documentary, and street photography. He published 12 books including:
“I AM AMERIKAN” (2011)
"Bushwick Forever_Volume 1” (2016)
"WOMEN R BEAUTIFUL”  ( Volumes 1-4) 2019-2021 

Among the long list of well-known personalities that he captured are: Burt Reynolds, Mary J. Blige, Colin Powell, George Steinbrenner, Frank Stella, Paul Cadmus, Barry Diller, Heather Graham,  Julia Stiles, Pink, John Cameron Mitchell, Sir Jonathan Ive, Beyonce, Destiny’s Child , Patty Hearst, Malcolm McLaren, Nathan Lane, Regis Philbin, Larry King, Ang Lee, Howard Bloom, George Plimpton, Grand Master Flash, Dave Eggers, John McCain, Derek Jeter, Steve Case, Bob Denver (Gilligan), James Marsden , Geoffrey Rush, Bobby Flay, Tony Bennett, Alber Elbaz, Arlo Guthrie, Darren Aronofsky…to name a few.

He resides in Brooklyn, NY and works between NYC-Zurich-Copenhagen-Tel Aviv.

Related Links:
rafaelfuchs.com
rafaelcontemporary.com
fuchsprojects.com

Instagram: @fuchsprojects
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/rafael.fuchs.3
https://www.facebook.com/FuchsProjects

National Portrait Gallery, London collection:
https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp162843/rafael-fuchs?search=sas&sText=rafael+fuchs

Galleries:
https://galleriwarme.dk/rafael-fuchs.html
https://www.artroom-konstanz.com/rafael-fuchs

Books: 
https://www.blurb.com/b/7396170-bushwick-forever
https://www.blurb.com/b/2135687-i-am-amerikan_the-original-5th-edition

Portraiture:
https://www.blurb.com/b/10651996-women-r-beautiful

HOT SUMMER CITY  IN-PERSON OPENING RECEPTION will be held Saturday, July 10th, at 6 PM.

ELIGIBILITY

Street Photography Exhibition is open to any artists over age 18, Internationally.  International- please see note below.

Work should ideally have been created in the last two years, and should encompass the theme of the show.

Work must not have been previously displayed in a Vestige Concept Gallery exhibit.

Work must be for sale.

Work should be framed and ready to ship, if selected.  The Gallery adheres to tight monthly exhibit deadlines.

Deadline: 
20/June/2021

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$25
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NYC4PA CALL FOR ENTRY - STREET PHOTOGRAPHY 2020

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Vivian Maier, an unknown, left behind a treasure of images she took while walking outside on time off. Cartier-Bresson, Frank, Meyerowitz, Arbus, Evans, the list of accomplished street photographers goes on. Their work captured a special essence of life, not posed, not set up but there in the streets, yards, avenues, porches... we pass every day. Images as compelling surround us as we walk or ride in the streets of our lives. The challenge for this contest is to shoot those street images that set them apart from snapshots.  Again - opportunities abound. Take your camera or phone outside with you and capture the odd juxtaposition of a passerby and a window decoration, a special look, a special split second moment of communication, a scene that conveys a message or feeling.  The examples are too numerous and varied to list.  All 2D photography is welcome.

Prize summary: 
$4000
Prizes Details: 

Grand Prize, $1100

First Prize - $400 x3

Second Prize - $325 x3

Third Prize - $250 x 3

Deadline: 
09/September/2020
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