Photography Contest

24th Annual Juried Exhibition

Deadline |


Theme |

Time Capsule

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Eligibility |

Open to all

Entry Fees |

$50 for 5 images

Prizes |

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is pleased to announce the opening of our call for entries for the 24th PCNW Juried Photography Exhibition, Time Capsule, with our esteemed Juror, Shamim Momin, Senior Curator at The Henry Art Gallery.

Time Capsule
Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future. - Sally Mann

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is calling all artists to submit still and moving images to PCNW's 24th annual juried exhibition, Time Capsule. As humanity continues to face historical reckonings amidst a pandemic, photography plays a critical role in our processing and understanding. PCNW seeks work that reflects this time; work does not have to be made in direct response to current events, but should have a connection to how the artist has utilized photography or film to navigate this extraordinary time.

Has your work and creativity been in direct response or is it helping you get through the days?

What will your message be to your future self and generations?

Work will be selected by juror Shamim Momin, Senior Curator at The Henry Art Gallery, for inclusion in an exhibition in the PCNW Gallery; on view June 24 - August 12, 2021. This exhibition will represent a time capsule of an extraordinary time in history.

Shamim M. Momin is the Senior Curator at the Henry Art Gallery. Prior to joining the Henry in 2018, she was director, curator, and co-founder of LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), a nonprofit public art organization committed to curating site- and situation-specific contemporary art projects, in Los Angeles and beyond. Previously, Momin served for more than ten years at the Whitney Museum of American Art, co-curating the 2004 and 2008 Whitney Biennials and overseeing the Contemporary Projects series. In her role as Branch Director at Altria, the Whitney's midtown space, she commissioned more than 50 contemporary projects. In 2020, Henry Art Gallery exhibited In Plain Sight, Shamim's first large-scale exhibition curated at the Henry.

Emerging and experienced photographers are invited to submit to this opportunity - single and/or group selections are made by the juror and will result in an exhibition in the PCNW gallery from June 24 - August 12, 2021