THE TIME HAS COME for our third annual juried cell phone photography exhibition. Unlike years past, this year we are doing things a little differently. The implementation of cell phones as photographic devices has been a game-changer in the world of photography for good and for bad. Digital cameras have been changing photography for years, but the cell phone camera is perhaps the ultimate catalyst in this evolution: capture, process, and output can all take place on one device. Our cell phone photography shows have more or less only celebrated this new form of the medium, but this year we are asking WHY.
This is not a new question, nor a concern that will subside in the near future. Creating a physical space for cell phone photographs is just a start.
We want to know how the application of your cell phone has impacted your photographic practice, why you choose to use this method, and where you think cell phone photography will lead us. Whether you are an amateur or professional, whether you simply enjoy communicating with images instead of words, whether you are an occasional image-maker or you live for photography - we want to know what drives you to make cell phone images and why.
This response is optional but encouraged - let's make this year's cell phone photography show more than what it has been... and start asking questions.
ALL IMAGES MUST BE CREATED ON A CELL PHONE
* All printing will be provided through StoneCrop Gallery for all accepted pieces as 12 x 12" digital c-prints. (please follow file formatting guidelines below to optimize your files for printing)
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Fill out the SUBMISSION FORM below and be sure to follow the FILE FORMATTING guidelines.
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FILE NAMING: artist's name, first [underscore] last, and numbered 1-5 to correspond with the title of photo- graph (i.e., Smith_Jane_1, Smith_Jane_2)
* PLEASE NOTE: Payment must be received before entry will be reviewed. Applicants will be notified by e-mail of decision. Unless per request of artist, all prints will be for sale (price to be determined). StoneCrop Gallery receives 50% commission for all sales.