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CALL FOR ENTRIES - SUBMISSION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED, LOOK FOR ANNOUNCEMENT ON MAY 26, 2017.

CIRCUS
SF CAMERAWORK ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION

SF Camerawork invites artists working in all forms of photography to submit work responding to the theme of CIRCUS to be selected for an exhibition at SF Camerawork gallery in San Francisco, CA (July - August 2017) and a feature article on LensCulture.com

We encourage photographers of all levels to consider the theme of CIRCUS from both literal and conceptual perspectives, and to submit up to 10 images reflecting their own distinct interpretation of the meaning, history, and symbolism of the circus. The jurors will consider submissions ranging from portraiture and landscapes to street photography and documentary, which record issues pertaining to the traveling circus, media circus, political circus, or other other public and private spectacles.

We are using the LensCulture platform to receive submissions.  If you do not have an account with LensCulture, you will be asked to create one.  It is a quick and easy process and ensures that we have your contact information. Submission guidelines can be found below.

 
Arthur Tress, Circus Parade, Market Street, San Francisco, 1964

Arthur Tress, Circus Parade, Market Street, San Francisco, 1964

JURORS
Linde Lehtinen, Assistant Curator of Photography, SFMOMA
Paloma Shutes, Photo Editor, California Sunday Magazine
Arthur Tress, Photographer of Documentary Surrealism

ENTRY DEADLINE
May 19, 2017, 11:59 PST

NOTIFICATION
Selected artists will be contacted May 26, 2017

EXHIBITION DATES
July 13 - August 19, 2017

AWARDS AND BENEFITS
> Exhibition at SF Camerawork
> Feature Article on Lensculture.com

ALL ENTRANTS RECEIVE
> 1-year SF Camerawork membership
> Optional free submission review by LensCulture

ENTRY FEE
$50 Entry Fee includes 1-year SF Camerawork Membership
(Note that current memberships will be extended one year upon entry)

Arthur Tress, "Our Darkest Grief May Hold Our Brightest Hopes." Tea Pot Opera, New York, 1980

Arthur Tress, "Our Darkest Grief May Hold Our Brightest Hopes." Tea Pot Opera, New York, 1980

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
> Up to 10 images may be submitted
> Submissions must include a resumé, CV, and brief statement
> Detailed guidelines available at the submission link below
> Selected artwork must be delivered to SF Camerawork ready to hang/install by June 23, 2017.

Questions? Email info@sfcamerawork.org with "Call for Entries" in the subject line.

ABOUT THE THEME
This summer will mark the closing of the 146-year old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as well as the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco, which included the infamous Invisible Circus, an environmental community happening, amongst the summer’s maelstrom of social and political activity.  The word circus, whether describing a performance of skilled acrobats and trained animals in a private tent or the display of political and social activity in a public setting, encompasses the frenetic and chaotic yet composed and choreographed spectacle that life so often times can be.