International Juried Photography Exhibition
Opening Night Reception: To Be Announced
Exhibition Dates: July 25th - Aug 17th, 2020

The Shadow Aspect

Theme | The Shadow Aspect

‘Most people think that shadows follow, precede, surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.’ Ellie Wiesel

 

Praxis Gallery presents the submission of photographic art that explores the formal, conceptual and metaphoric implications of the shadow. Submissions may focus on the shadow as pure visual form expressed through the creation of line, shape, pattern and texture. They may also examine the cultural and psychological implications of the shadow - exploring ideas of foreboding, internal conflict, passages into the unconsciousness, or other ephemeral interpretations. 

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 International Juried Photography Exhibition

Liquid ~ Sky

Opening Reception: To Be Announced
Exhibition Dates: June 27th - July 21st, 2020
Juror | Elizabeth Flinsch Editor: Shots Magazine

Liquid conforms to the shape of its container. The sky is an abstract sphere, centered on the earth. Liquid, Water, Sky and the liminal space between are by definition poetic and symbolic. Yet there are infinite iterations of liquid & sky: consider our human drive to master and contain liquids (pools, levies, faucets and bottles); idiomatic lamentations of “spilt milk” or “water under the bridge”– while also reaching upward in towering buildings, air planes, and rockets pushing skyward.

Praxis Gallery gallery presents photographic art that explores the ideas of liquid and sky in their myriad iterations; from landscapes to still life – from scientific to conceptual, Praxis seeks a broadly interpreted investigation of these forever flowing, forever ethereal ideas.

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 International Juried Photography Exhibition

The Portrait

! EXTENDED !
Exhibition Dates: May 23rd - June 22nd, 2020

Juror | Carl Corey

 

In her book, Portraits and Persons, writer Cynthia Freeland describes three essential elements that constitute a portrait: “(1) a recognizable physical body (2) an inner life, i.e., some sort of psychological or mental states and (3) self-presentation, or the "posing.” Praxis Gallery presents photographic art that celebrates the aesthetic and conceptual considerations involved in the creation of the portrait: revealing personal narratives or new anthologies through the artistic representation of the subject.

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 International Juried Photography Exhibition

Open Theme

Closing Reception: 6-8PM May 12th, 2020
Exhibition Dates: April 17th - May 12th, 2020
By Appointment Only April 18th- May 4th
Juror | Ann Jastrab

"When a moment in front of me appears to be particularly special, whether it be by beauty or experience, I capture it. I usually find a reason to justify taking that photo - be it symmetry, or color or contrast - and it's my hope that my photography sheds light onto what I see and do on a daily basis.” Connor Franta

 

Praxis Gallery presents photographic art of varied genres and subject matters that represent the artist’s endeavor to reveal through the photographic process a personal declaration of visual significance - be it a celebration of pure aesthetic formalism, humor or conflict, fiction or fact, or any other literal or ephemeral lens-based investigation

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 International Juried Photography Exhibition

THE STREETS

Exhibition Dates: Mar 20th, 2020 - April 14th, 2020
Juror | Robi Chakraborty

"Street Photography became recognized as a genre in its own right during the early 1930s. Street Photography is unique in the way it is associated with the photographer's skill in capturing something of the mystery and aura of everyday city living. The Street Photographer is then often likened to the historical figure of the flâneur: namely someone who mingles anonymously amongst the crowd observing and recording the ways the unsuspecting city

dweller interacts with his or her environment". www.theartstory.org

Praxis Gallery presents photographic art that explores the genre of street photography from all angles, including people, urban structure, and documentary subject matter. 

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 International Juried Photography Exhibition

Words, Words, Words

Opening Night: 6-8PM February 21st, 2020
Exhibition Dates: Feb 21st - March 17th, 2020
Juror | Dallas Crow

The old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” seems to suggest that a photograph transcends language, but words have been a key part of many important photographers’ work—from the billboards and signs in many Walker Evans’ photos to Lee Friedlander’s 2019 book, Signs, for example.   The interplay of language and image can create a vivid sense of tension, irony, or poignance. The size and shapes of a font are visual aspects that can carry as much weight as any other aspect in the frame.

Praxis Gallery presents photographic art that includes written language as a fundamental aspect of the composition, including text in the form of signs or fragments of signs, handwriting scrawled over the photo, graffiti and palimpsests, just to name a few iterations of the theme. 

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 International Juried Photography Exhibition
Opening Night: January 24th, 2020
Exhibit Dates: Jan 24th -Feb 18th 2020

EMPTY PLACES : ABANDONED SPACES

Juror | Lance Keimig

Through the visual representation of abandoned spaces, artifacts of history are at once fresh and new, ancient and decayed. The past continues to live in these forsaken, ruined, or empty spaces and we ask— Who were the people who lived and worked here? What were their lives like? What were their stories? What happened to them in these spaces?

Praxis Gallery presents photographic art that explores the visual and social significance of abandoned space - where derelict factories, churches, private houses or other empty places serve as the basis for creative investigation.

© Joanne Thompson • Directors Choice

Title: On Point