Open Imagination
 March 31, 2022

WORDS, WORDS, WORDS | CALL FOR ENTRIES | AN INTERNATIONAL JURIED PHOTO EXHIBITION. Entry Deadline: Mar 31st, 2022. Notice of Acceptance: April 12th, 2022. Exhibition Dates: May 21st – June 4th, 2022. Theme: Words, Words, Words. Juror: Dallas Crow. The old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” seems to suggest that a photograph transcends language, but words have been a key part of many important photographers’ work—from the billboards and signs in many Walker Evans’ photos to Lee Friedlander’s 2019 book, Signs, for example. The interplay of language and image can create a vivid sense of tension, irony, or poignance. The size and shapes of a font are visual aspects that can carry as much weight as any other aspect in the frame. Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that includes written language as a fundamental aspect of the composition, including text in the form of signs or fragments of signs, handwriting scrawled over the photo, graffiti and palimpsests, just to name a few iterations of the theme. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

 Up to seventy-four images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror’s Choice, three Honorable Mentions, and a Directors Choice will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit