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Project Exhibition: Eco Anxiety and Photography Now

Nov 14, 2024 – May 11, 2025

Photo by Wayne Swanson – Honorable Mention, Project Exhibition 2023

Open Call

Virtual Opening and Exhibition

Juror

Victoria Gerard, Deputy Director at the Laguna Art Museum

Prizes

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: Other artists will receive honorable mentions and have their work shown with the winners in our online gallery.

Deadline for Submission

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 at Midnight PST

Notice of Acceptance

Thursday, October 10th, 2024

Opening Reception (Virtual)

Thursday, November 11th, 2024, 6-7pm online via Zoom

Exhibition Run Dates

November 14th, 2024 – May 11th, 2025 (Virtual)


About

The American Psychology Association (APA) describes eco-anxiety as “the chronic fear of environmental cataclysm that comes from observing the seemingly irrevocable impact of climate change and the associated concern for one’s future and that of next generations.” Between guilt about our carbon footprint and varying degrees of existential dread, we all grapple with the short- and long-term effects of climate change and our relationships with nature.

This call invites submissions for projects that observe our complicated relationships with nature, as well as the shifts and transformations the natural world is undergoing as a result of climate disasters and calamities.


The Juror

Victoria Gerard is a proven leader with over 17 years of experience in museum management, operations, program and exhibition development, and research. Her expertise is supported by an in-depth understanding of marketing, brand management, development, administration and finance gained through progressive work experience and academic success. She currently serves as Deputy Director at the Laguna Art Museum where she is working to reactivate and transform California’s oldest museum post-pandemic. Throughout her career Victoria has organized a diverse schedule of special exhibitions by establishing partnerships with museums and organizations around the world, overseen work related to museums’ permanent collections, and built partnerships with parents, schools, and adult service organizations to offer a range of virtual and onsite learning opportunities that expanded the cultural knowledge and understanding of people of all ages while also responding to critical community needs. She is most proud of the fact that her leadership supported the Bowers Museum through the COVID-19 pandemic as she built a virtual museum from the ground up. Her hobbies include traveling the world, reading novels, giggling over life’s discoveries with her kiddo, and experimenting with gluten free and allergy friendly cuisine.


Eligibility and Guidelines

The exhibition is open internationally to photographers of all levels. The juror will select images based on creativity, originality, and quality. LACP invites photographers working in all mediums and styles to take part in the exhibition.

A project series is defined as a body of work with at least six images sharing a common thread/theme.

We do not accept images and texts created by AI for this open call.

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The deadline to submit digital files through Submittable for consideration in this call is Tuesday, August 20, 2024 at Midnight PST. No exceptions.


Acceptance Notice

The selection process will be blind. Once the juror has made selections, all entrants will be notified. Those selected 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

$75 for 6-10 images ($56.25 for LACP Members)
$100 for 11-15 images ($75.00 for LACP Members)
$125 for 16-20 images ($93.75 for LACP Members)
$150 for 21-25 images ($112.50 for LACP Members)
$175 for 26-30 images ($131.25 for LACP Members)
$200 for 31-35 images ($150.00 for LACP Members)


How to Enter

Click HERE to enter and pay. You will be taken to Submittable.com. You will need  to create a FREE Submittable profile to submit your images.

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

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Liability & Agreement

Each photographer retains all copyrights to their images & works. 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.


FAQs

Will this be an in-person exhibition or online exhibition?

Does LACP offer scholarships for the entry costs?

Do I have to be a member to submit to this open call?

Do I have to be a professional photographer to participate in the open call?

If chosen for the show, do I have to send in my print?

Will my work be for sale during the run of the show? Will LACP take a percentage of that?


Questions?

For questions please email info@lacphoto.org