Photography Contest


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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 |

portal - doorway, entrance, opening, entry, gate, egress, opening, aperture, porte, exit, hatch, mirror, passage, threshold, cut, entrada, hole, scuttle, window, approach, camera, breach, mirror.

Portals have given photographers subject matter for their cameras since Niepce began experimenting with photography. There is an intrigue and mystery that begs the photographer and viewer to question and wonder what is on the other side. Elliot Erwitt's iconic image entitled California Kiss immediately pops into my minds eye. And what about Atget's images of store fronts in Paris? The Boulevard de Strasbourg image of the corset shop is just one of many images he captured. Sam Abell's image entitled Through Lace Curtains makes you feel like you are standing right there with him as he snaps the shutter. And we all will never forget the story about Alice and the rabbit hole written by photographer Lewis Carroll. Alice looked thru the opening and found a Wonderland.

JUROR: Elizabeth Avedon will be the juror for “portals”. Elizabeth is an independent curator and photo-book designer. She has received awards and recognition for her exhibition design and publishing projects, including; “Richard Avedon: In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago; curated several exhibitions at New York’s Leica Gallery and the exhibition, MYTH OF A WOMAN: Photographs by Agnieszka Sosnowska, for the National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik, as well as curating the recent Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 Exhibition, FUTURE I PAST, at the Center for Photographic Art August 7- September 12, 2021, Carmel, CA.