Open Imagination
 February 15, 2022

FEMALE SIGHT | OPEN CALL | PRAXIS DIRECTORS GALLERY Entry Deadline | Feb 15th, 2022. Notice of Acceptance | Feb 23rd, 2022. Exhibition Dates | Mar 19th – Apr 2nd, 2022. Theme: Female Sight | Guest Curator: Ellen Carey. Women ‘Camera Operators’ - Photographers & Female Sight. As women “camera operators” (a 19th century term for photographers), aren’t we all struck by light? Since the beginnings of photography in the mid-nineteenth century, women have had prominent roles as artists. The popularization of the medium in the first decades of the twentieth century met with a confluence of social forces, including art and activism, that expanded opportunities for women in both art and public life. Working in a range of styles, pioneering artists like Anna Atkins, Imogen Cunningham, Berenice Abbott, and Carrie Mae Weems forged independent perspectives that changed how we picture the world. [CMOA] Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art created by or about women image-makers, including trans-women and femme/feminine-identifying, genderqueer, and non-binary lens-based photographic artists. All genres, capture types, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

 Up to 36 Images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. One Curator’s Choice and three Honorable Mentions will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit gallery. See prospectus.