I am determined to process the more than 200 images that are sitting on my memory card before the baby comes. I am also determined to order prints of images from several occassions over the last year before the baby comes! I'm trying to stay positive that it will all get done, along with finishing to getmy apartment and office in order, finish the nursery, pack my hospital bag and generally remain as calm and collected as I've been (or tried to be) over the last 36 weeks.
In the meantime, today, rather than look at new photos I'm taking a look back in the archives to prepare to submit to the
Mpls Photo Center Black and White call for entries. The deadline is not until July 23rd but let's face it, I won't be able to focus on much else aside from the baby in July.
Here's some info on the call and some of the images that I'm thinking of submitting.
What does "black and white" mean to contemporary photographers in the digital age? When Robert Frank made this observation, black-and-white film and silver prints were photography's most commonly used materials. Nearly a half century later they are approaching "alternative media" status. Or are they? Are the implications and meanings of black and white still central to photography's unique nature as a visual medium?
Submissions to this juried exhibition are limited only by your imagination and your photographic eye. Portraits, fashion, editorial, landscapes, documentary, conceptual - all of these genres, and others not named, are open for consideration.
Prints should take whatever form they need to in order to represent the continuum of tones, including gray tone, warm tone, cool tone, sepia, or other monochromes that comprise your photographs. Whether the initial recording was made on film or pixels is immaterial. However, in the final assessment, prints will be judged on their merits. Qualities of form, content, and relation to traditions of black-and-white printing and visualization will be sought in the pool of submissions. Please submit work that reflects your interests of the past five years.
Results Announced: August 2, 2010
On Exhibit: September 10 - October 25, 2010 at the Mpls Photo Center
Opening Reception: September 10, 2010
Cost for Entry: $35 for the first 5 images submitted; $10 for each additional image
About the Juror
George Slade has provided fine photographic artists and their audiences with insightful interpretation and curatorial expertise in exhibitions, classes, writings, lectures, and face-to-face exchanges for over 25 years. Formerly the artistic director of Minnesota Center for Photography (2003-2008) and the director of the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers Program (1998-2008), George is currently a veteran presence at portfolio review events like Fotofest, Photolucida, Critical Mass, PhotoNOLA, and the Society for Photographic Education's regional and national conferences. In the last two years he juried regional and national exhibitions for the Coalition of Photographic Arts (Milwaukee), "New Directions 2009" at the Wallspace Gallery (Seattle), and IRevelar at the Naomi Silva Gallery in Atlanta.