Comeback: LACP’s 8th Annual Members’ Exhibition, 2022


Call for Entries

Open Call: Virtual Exhibition, Juried by Samantha Johnston, Executive Director & Curator, Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Deadline for Submission: CLOSED

To become a member, click HERE


Photo by Eric Smith, first place image for 7th Annual Members’ Exhibition


Notice of Acceptance: Thursday, September 29, 2022

Virtual Show Opening: Thursday, October 13, 5 pm PST, 2022

Virtual Show Dates: October 13 – December 13, 2022


About Comeback

As the world continues to navigate unpredictable conditions, as we continue to come in and out of safe spaces, wherever they may be, we need to learn, re-learn and learn again how to be with one another and find our place in the world. The late French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, who passed away in August 2021, suggested that in a fragmented world, being and sense are both stimulated by being-in-common, and that being-in-the-world is a condition of existence. Co-existence, in that sense, is a condition of existence.

This virtual exhibition will explore what does it mean to be together again at a moment of great uncertainty, and how do ideas of returning, gathering and sharing space and time together may drive creativity. Comeback will present works by LACP members that consider shifts and transformations in how we are present and absent in our worlds, re-discovering ourselves, our communities and creative voices.


LACP showcases our members’ work with an annual exhibition. The virtual exhibition is open to members’ only. The juror, Samantha Johnston, will select images based on creativity, originality, and quality. To become a Member, please click HERE.


1st Place winner will receive $1,000; 2nd Place winner will receive a $500 LACP gift card; 3rd Place winner will receive $250 LACP gift card.
Honorable Mentions: All exhibiting artists will receive honorable mentions.

The Juror

Samantha Johnston has been the Executive Director and Curator at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center since 2015. She holds a certificate in Arts Development and Program Management from the University of Denver, an MFA from Lesley University College of Art & Design, and a BFA from Alfred University. Prior to joining CPAC, she taught photography and visual arts for 12 years at high schools in Boston and Denver.

She has curated exhibitions with contemporary artists such as Jess T. Dugan, Daniel Coburn, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, and Zora Murff. Samantha has served as a reviewer at Houston FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, PhotoPlus New York, Medium, Month of Photography (MoP), and Filter. She has juried several exhibitions including Critical Mass and The Fence.

She is a longtime member of the Society for Photographic Education, and served as Treasurer of the Southwest region from 2013-2016 and Co-Chair of SPE’s 2013 Southwest regional conference in Denver. She was named one of Colorado’s Top 100 Creatives 3.0 by Westword and has been featured in Lenscratch.

Eligibility and Guidelines

This exhibit is open to all LACP members, both amateur and professional. Please confirm that you are a member and that your status is up-to-date. LACP invites photographers working in all mediums and styles to take part in the exhibition.

The deadline to send digital files for consideration is Tuesday, September 13, 2022.

Acceptance Notice

The selection process will be blind. Once the juror has made selections, all entrants will receive an email from LACP with a list of images and artists selected for the show. The selected images and artists’ names will be posted on LACP’s website.

LACP is not responsible for connecting the selected artists with the juror. In addition, LACP reserves the right not to use a particular selected image(s) for promotional purposes if the image(s) is deemed inappropriate for use on LACP’s social media, newsletter feed, and/or on in any other marketing material.

Entry Fee

The limit to the amount of images which can be submitted is 50.

$25.00 (1-5 images)
$37.50 (6-10 images)
$50.00 (11-15 images)
$62.50 (16-20 images)
$75.00 (21-25 images)
$87.50 (26-30 images)
$100.00 (31-35 images)
$112.50 (36-40 images)
$125.00 (41-45 images)
$137.50 (46-50 images)

You MUST be a Member to submit!!

How to Enter

We use a cloud-based software called Submittable for submitting entries and making payment.

Click HERE to enter and pay.

NOTE: Please DO NOT watermark your images when submitting. Thank you.

You MUST be a member to submit!!

Liability & Agreement

Each photographer retains all copyrights to his or her images. Photographers whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) the right to use their images for display on LACP’s website and for the purpose of promoting exhibitions, promoting LACP’s programs, and promoting the artist. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for LACP with artist credit. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact from LACP. The artist understands that LACP will not be held responsible for loss, theft or other damage, whether caused by the negligence of its officers, members, or others. Photographers are welcome to sell their photos during the online exhibit, with 50 percent commission to LACP. Submission of application will constitute an agreement to all these terms and conditions.


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