L.A. PHOTO CURATOR: ‘The Tangible Photograph’ with curator Blue Mitchell

L.A. Photo Curator

Entry Deadline: Jan. 14

Los Angeles, CA 90068


Blue Mitchell, (Publisher, One Twelve Publishing / Diffusion Magazine) says, “One of my favorite pastimes is exploring old junk shops and and antique stores. I love vintage books, old photographs, ephemera, boxes, trinkets, weird oddities, games etc. I suppose I’m a nostalgic person but the timelessness of these objects inspires me to create things myself that have a timeless physicality to them. I enjoy artwork that have visual impactfulness and a certain contextual materiality. I practice this in both my own art making as well as my publishing projects of other artists’ work.

For this call for art I’m hoping to present works of photo-based art that truly transcend the notion of the 2-d (or screen) photograph. My hope with this exhibit is for viewers to expand their understanding of what photography is – or can be. As curator Katherine Ware writes in Diffusion, volume XI: The Matter of Light, “…sometimes it [a photograph] needs to have some holes punched in it. Sometimes it needs to be folded, spindled, microwaved, and duplicated — punctuated — so we can see it better.”
20% of artist fees go to charity. 10% to the curator’s charity and 10% to the first place winner’s charity.

Mitchell has chosen Caldera Arts as his charity.

Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. Caldera serves Oregon youth from both urban and rural communities with limited access to educational and economic resource opportunities.

$20 for 3 images. ALL entrants work is shown on their own page with their artist statement, website info, portions of their bio and CV.

First Place winner receives Q & A with curator. Curator reviews first place winner. One or more past curators may contribute reviews as well. 10% of artist fees goes to the first place winner’s charity. The first place image is on our splash page for a month.

ALL entrants work is exhibited in a group online exhibition. Each entrant is asked to submit 3 images so they can have their own page with their images, bio, artist statement and contact info. In keeping with our mission of creating exposure opportunities and PR, we are proud to offer this feature. We hope this creates a vehicle that can take your work further and be seen by more people. No fewer than three images will be accepted to keep with the format of our website. Submitting less than three images will disqualify your entry.

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