Call for Entries:
Interlines, Lifelines, Redlines:
Social Markers of Race, Class & Economics
Building on work done for the FSA and what might be for some, a new way of seeing, we are launching a Call for Entries for photographs to explore or document a whole range of objects, structures or situations that consciously or unconsciously assign value or status of a neighborhood or community. This is an open ended call for all images to explore, document, comment or reflect on how we inventory the world around us.
Interlines: Lifelines, Redlines & Social Markers looks to capture the present through a wider lens, to explore and question what you see in your community, what you see in neighboring communities? “Good Neighborhoods” “Bad Neighborhoods” As we discuss infrastructure on a national level, what landmarks, signposts or stores do you use to evaluate need, health, or affluence of a community? This is a call to explore social markers… to start conversations… to ask the question, is your fear real?
Entry is ongoing through July 1st
Related projects include our #Payphonemaps: Scavenger Hunt & Exhibition that is ongoing through October 2023 and Eric’s Felicific Calculus project, on view in our gallery through April 14th and available online.
We are accepting entries through July 1st
Entry for Interlines, Lifelines, Redlines is available on CaFE
Work accepted for exhibition will also be included in a bound volume, produced by Booksmart Studio, to document the project.
Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 20
Entry Fee, first image: $25.00
Media Fee (each image over minimum): $5.00
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on project based work to be considered from a set of 20 images.
Call for Entries: Interlines, Lifelines, Redlines: Social Markers of Race, Class & Economics
Prizes and Awards:
Work in Series…
Grand Prize:* Fuji Medium Format GFX 50s II with a 32-64mm lens
First Runner Up: $150
Second Runner Up: $100
Grand Prize:* Fuji XT-5 with XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens kit
First Runner Up: $150
Second Runner Up: $100
Best Black & White image
Grand Prize: $500 in print services from Booksmart Studio
Camera equipment for Grand Prizes provided by Fuji USA
*Current Paid Membership is required to be eligible for Grand Prizes sponsored by Fuji USA. Cash Prizes are available to all entrants.
Membership is available at time of entry with information is available at https://www.riphotocenter.org/membership-info
Membership starts by registering at https://www.riphotocenter.org/registration
Printing Services prize provided by Booksmart Studio
The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, 118 N. Main St. Providence, RI
Exhibition: Thursday, September 21st through Friday October 13th, 2023
Registration Deadline: July 1st
Delivery of Accepted Work: On or before September 16th
Opening Reception: September 21st 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Juror: Eric Kunsman Eric, is a photographer and book artist based out of Rochester, New York where he owns and operates Booksmart Studio. Eric works at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) as an Assistant Professor for the Visual Communications Studies Department at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and is an Assistant Professor for the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences.
Eric was named one of 10 B&W photographers to watch of 2018 by BWGallerist; B&W Best Photographers of the Year 2019 by Dodho Magazine; won the Association of Photography (UK) Gold Award for Open Series in 2019; Finalist, Top 200 Critical Mass 2019, 2020, 2021; Top 15 Photographers for the Rust Belt Biennial; and Lensculture B&W Jurors’ Pick 2021. His Project Felicific Calculus was also awarded a Warhol Foundations Grant through CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, NY. Eric’s work has also been published in magazines such as; Bloomberg Businessweek, LensWork, Dodho, B&W Photography, Analog Explorations, All About Photo, Black+White Photography (UK), Dek Unu, along with online articles by Analog Forever Magazine, Catalyst: Interview, Texas Photo Society, and others.
The RI Center for Photographic Arts, RICPA 118 N. Main St. Providence, RI 02903
Located in the heart of Providence, RICPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, education, publication, and mutual support.
RICPA exists to create a diverse and supportive community for individuals interested in learning or working in the Photographic Arts. We strive to provide an environment conducive to the free exchange of ideas in an open and cooperative space. Members should share a passion for creating, appreciating, or learning about all forms of photo-based media. We work to provide a platform for artistic expression, that fosters dialogue and drives innovation in the photographic arts.
The Gallery at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts is a member of Gallery Night Providence https://www.gallerynight.org/
Eligibility: Artists of all levels who are at least 18 years or older are invited to enter.
Artwork: Open to all forms of photographic image-making in any process or technology, current or historical. Work must be your original creation. All work must be exhibition ready, no saw-tooth hangers, please. Work that does not follow the guidelines, or is deemed not to be a faithful representation of the image submitted, will not be exhibited.
Entry Fee: Artists may submit up to 20 photographs. The entry fee is $25 for the first image and $5 for each subsequent image. Current RICPA Members receive a 20% discount on the entry fee. The discount code is posted in this Call Listing below. You must login to our website for the code to be visible. All CAFE fees are non-refundable and must be paid by credit/debit card. Payment of those fees indicates the acknowledgment of the terms and conditions of the exhibition. Juror’s decisions are final.
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Want to become a RICPA Member? Membership brings many benefits and discounts, for more information and to find the membership level that fits you, visit our website at https://www.riphotocenter.org/membership-info/ You may become a member at entry, member benefits begin immediately and run 365 days from your start date.
Size Limit: Maximum size 48” including the frame. Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych etc.) to make up one work.
In-Person Delivery of Accepted Work: In-person deliveries will be accepted September 16th, noon till 5:30pm or by appointment. The RICPA Gallery is located on the 2nd Floor at 118 North Main Street Providence, RI
Shipment of Accepted Work: Shipped deliveries should be scheduled to arrive by 5:00pm, September 16th. Shipped work must be accompanied by a prepaid, return label. Please make sure that you label your work on the back with your name or name on the shipping label if different.
Print Service: Save on shipping fees and take advantage of our professional print service complete with frame rental for the duration of the exhibition. Email email@example.com for more information, available for accepted entries starting at for $40 prints framed up to 16” x 20”
Return of Work: For artists who delivered their art in-person pickup will be on October 14th Shipped art will be returned in the packaging in which it was sent using the provided prepaid return shipping label. The artist is solely responsible for any charges that may arise from inadequate packaging, or redirected shipments.
Sales & Commissions: The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts retains a 40% commission on works sold, 20% for Exhibiting & Supporting Members.
Liability – Legal Agreement & Participant’s Waiver: Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against RI Center for Photographic Arts, including the officers, members, and employees. RICPA will exercise all reasonable care in handling entries, but will not assume any liability for loss or damage while in RICPA’s possession or in transit. Work should be independently insured by the artist.
Usage Rights: The artist retains all copyright to the images submitted. By submitting images you are giving RICPA the right to use the images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition and for reproduction online. Work accepted for exhibition will also be included in a bound volume, produced by Booksmart Studio, to document the project. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from RICPA. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. Submitting artists will be added to RICPA’s email subscriber list. They may opt out using a link on each email at any time. RICPA reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control. Payment of the submission fee indicates acknowledgment of all terms and conditions.
Questions: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org To learn about other RICPA exhibits and programs, visit https://www.riphotocenter.org/
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