Open Imagination
 April 14, 2024

DECAY, CORROSION, RUST... “And behind door number 2 – a brand new…….” US television prizes – all about the “new”. Though we often focus on the new and shiny there is amazing beauty in the decayed, the corroded, the rusted and it can make images of those items so much more compelling and interesting. Consider the textures and colors in an abandoned, dilapidated factory or prison, the rust on an old bike, contrasting plaster and lathing on a corroded wall and the myriad of possible captures in a junkyard. Neighborhoods, disparagingly called "run down", are treasure troves of "decayed" tumble down houses, "corroded" discarded toys, "rusted" cars, trash cans and so on. Decay, Corrosion, Rust.... can take many forms; black and white, color, abstract - all photographic media are welcome. As with all NYC4PA calls, all 2D photographic art is accepted. Note – Images awarded an NYC4PA prize within the past 2 years are not eligible. Images submitted that were not selected for a prize may be submitted at any time.