Call for Entries: Context 2017

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© Ke Peng

This call for entries has closed.  Entrants will be notified of the juror’s decision in late January.

Filter Photo is pleased to announce Context 2017, our annual spring open call for lens-based work. This year the exhibition will be juried by Natasha Egan, Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago (MoCP).

Context 2017 will open March 3, 2017 at Filter Space and will remain open through April 22, 2017. A juror’s choice award and an honorable mention will be awarded.

All types of photographic and lens-based work will be considered, including short videos (maximum 15 minutes). You may submit any combination of images or video links, up to a total of five.

The cost to submit to Context 2017 is $30.00 for up to five entries. The juror’s choice award comes with a $500 cash prize.

About the Juror

Since 2011, Natasha Egan has served as the Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago (MoCP), where she was previously the Associate Director and Curator since 2000. She has organized over fifty exhibitions with a focus on contemporary Asian art and artists concerned with societal issues, such as the environment, war, and economics.

Egan was a guest curator for the 2010 FotoFest Biennial in Houston, the 2016 Photo Dubai Exhibition and has juried international exhibitions. Egan has contributed essays to numerous publications and periodicals and lectures international. For over a decade, she taught in the photography and humanities departments at Columbia College Chicago, and holds a BA in Asian studies, MA in museum studies, and MFA in fine art photography.

Theme

Juror Natasha Egan will consider all types of photographic work for this third annual survey exhibition of contemporary photography. This open theme allows for the widest understanding of the medium and current photographic practices.

Important Dates

This call for entries has closed. 

Late January – Entrants are notified of juror’s decision

February 22 – Accepted work must arrive at the gallery

March 3 – Artist Reception and Exhibition Opening

April 22 – Exhibition Closes

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