Open Imagination
 March 13, 2022
L.A. Photo Curator-'The "I" - A Call for Self Portraiture curated by Ellen Friedlander

“For however dutifully we record what we see around us, the common denominator of all we see is always, transparently, shamelessly, the implacable ‘I.’” ~ Joan Didion. BY TURNING THE camera onto ourselves we are able to share the most intimate examination of the human condition. Perceptions of reality are shaped by personal experiences. At what point does inner turmoil and emotion bubble over into everyday life? Is a self-portrait a depiction of what one feels, one’s self concept or one’s desire to be seen? Examine the role of “I” without any preconceived notions of what a self portrait should be. --20% of entry fees goes to charity. (10% goes to the curator's choice of charity and 10% goes to the first place winner's choice of charity. Friedlander has chosen The Creation District, a haven for creation, discovery, activism and daring for Sacramento's youth and young adults.) --Benefits of entering: 1- All entrants work for sale by artist. (100% of sales goes to the artist) 2-All entrants work is shown on an online exhibition with the artists bio, artist statement, parts of their CV and contact info. (Exhibition stays on L.A. Photo Curator's website) --First place winner receives: 1-Online Q&A with curator. 2-Curator reviews first place winner. 3-One or more past curators may contribute reviews as well. 4-10% of artist fees goes to the first place winner's charity. 5-The first place image shows on our splash page for a month. Image 'Why' by © Ellen Friedlander.

 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. See prospectus for details.
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