The Leica Mystique
Can you capture the Leica Look?
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Work has been selected from Bruno Benavides, Tod Bryant, Robert Buttel, Tommaso Carrara, William Carson, James Cooper, Lee Cott, Judith Ebenstein, John Femino, Bin Feng, Jeff Henson, Kamryn Kelley, Steve Knight, Teresa Kruszewski, Shiela Mahaney, Florian Nidecker, Tim OHara, Reed Pike, Christina Renee Rodriguez, Al Weems, Allan Weitz and Don Whittecar
The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts is hosting this exhibition exclusively for Leica Shooters worldwide. The exhibition is conceived as an International showcase for Leica shooters with no theme or prompt beyond capturing “the Leica Look”. This unique opportunity is open to photographs shot with any Leica camera and provides the chance to share your work in a gallery exhibition that will be juried by Eileen McCarney Muldoon and Olaf Willoughby.
This is a photo competition with a difference. If you shoot with a Leica your options are unlimited. You can use any Leica camera and choose any theme or subject. The challenge is, can you capture that mystique, that certain quality which sets Leica images apart?
Is it the bokeh?, the micro contrast? the quality of the glass? or that a Leica lens is optimised to be used wide open? The debate continues but in this competition we are interested in your creativity in capturing the Leica Look.
This juried exhibition will open in our galleries on June 16th as a showcase of Leica photography. The complete exhibition will also be presented online. We are accepting entries now through April 3rd, entry for “The Leica Mystique” can be found on CaFE at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9760
Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee: $45.00
Media Fee (each image over minimum): $10.00
“The Leica Mystique” Can your prints capture the Leica Look?
A juried call for Leica Shooters, Open to any theme or photographic genre that captures the Leica Look.
Best Color Photo: $150
Best B&W Photo: $150
Most Creative Image: $150
The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, 118 N. Main St. Providence, RI
Exhibition: Thursday, June 16th, thru Friday, July 15th, 2022
Registration Deadline: April 20th
Delivery of Accepted Work: On or before June 11th
Reception and Awards: June 16th 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
About the Jurors:
Eileen McCarney Muldoon is a fine arts photographer living and working in Jamestown, RI. Photography has given her the gift to see the world with the eyes of an artist. She uses natural light as a means to express emotion.
When Eileen is not working on her art, she is teaching photography at local, regional and international workshops. Her work has been exhibited at Newport Art Museum, The Providence Art Club, Mystic Museum of Art, Leica Soho, Leica Boston, and numerous galleries throughout New England and New York. She is also an admin for “The Leica Meet”, a facebook/website group that has over 18,000 members. She is a Leica Ambassador and has hosted three Leica Meets in the United States. Additionally, Eileen has had two books published and is currently working on her third.
Olaf Willoughby is a photographer, writer and researcher living in London, UK. He believes good art leaves space for the viewer to engage with the work and tries to achieve this through visual storytelling. His stories involve everything from advocacy to collaboration with other artists. From compositing images to combining abstracts with haiku poetry.
Olaf has a lifelong fascination with creativity. Exploring new and different ways in which we can take our work as artists to new levels. As Robert Frost said, “No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader’.
His work has been; featured in UK fine art and photo magazines, exhibited in UK, US and European venues and endorsed by The World Wildlife Fund who distributed 5,000 ebook copies of Olafs’ book, ‘Antarctica, A Sense of Place’ to help raise money for environmental causes.
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 shooting with a Leica camera are invited to enter.
Artwork: Open to photographs shot with any Leica camera, film or digital. 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 6 photographs. The entry fee is $45 for the first image and $10 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 be 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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Size Limit: Maximum size 36” 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 June 11th, 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 June 13th. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 work, in-person pickup will be on July 16th. Shipped work 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. 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.
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