Photography Contest

The imperfect lens

Deadline |


Theme |

The imperfect lens

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Eligibility |

Submissions are open to all photographers both professional and amateur working in all photographic mediums and styles. International entries are welcomed. Work that has been previously exhibited at A Smith Gallery is not eligible.

Entry Fees |

$38 for the first 5 images, $7 each additional image

Prizes |

Plastic and homemade lenses along with pinholes eschew perfection - like drawing with the charred end of a log or singing opera to the accompaniment of ukuleles. The drawing can be exceptional and the music sublime, unexpected. Removing the technical and using simplistic tools allows the image maker to focus on what is in front of them to achieve their creative vision. Images captured using toy, pinhole and homemade lenses are eligible for submission. The camera that the lens is attached to is immaterial. Creativity is encouraged

JUROR: Michael Kirchoff works in the worlds of both commercial and fine art photography. A commercial shooter for nearly thirty years, it is his fine art work that has set him apart from others, with instant film and toy camera images fueling several bodies of work. His consulting, training, and overall support of his fellow photographic artist continues with assistance in constructing ones vision, reviewing portfolios, and finding exhibition opportunities, which fill the gaps in time away from active shooting.