Instant Film – Call For Entry

In a digital age, we are constantly connected and seeking instant gratification; others however, have returned to the magic of the instant film photography. With this process, there are no do-overs; an image is created straight from the camera and develops in the palm of your hand.

Today, many contemporary artists are looking again to the instant film as a viable option for image making. Whether your purpose is instant gratification or to disconnect from cumbersome equipment, we want to see how you are embracing the instant image in a contemporary world.

For this call, Aint-Bad is teaming up with artist and educator, Ashley Jones, to curate an exhibition that features work created by artists utilizing instant film. Selected images will be curated into a variety of exhibitions with the potential of pop-up shows in various cities.

The first installation of this exhibition will take place in the Fall of 2017 at the ASOP (Atlanta School of Photography). The goal will be to travel the exhibition around the south east and then to other cities throughout the country.

Submission Deadline
August 1st, 2017



How much does it cost to submit?

The entry fee is $5 per photographer. We are asking for up to 20 images.

Why is there a fee to submit to this call?

The $5 submission fee will go towards logistics and travel costs.

Should I submit a single body or one hit wonders?

We are looking for either! A single body or one hit wonders!

When will I be notified if I am selected exposure opportunity?

All selected artists will be notified by August 15th.

How many photographers will be chosen?

This will be a traveling exhibition. If you are not chosen for the first exhibition, there is still the possibility of being selected for the following exhibitions, as a way to keep the overall selection of images fresh and exciting.

Can I submit a collaborative project?

Yes, you can submit a project that has been created by yourself and other artists. Please submit under the name that you would like to appear in print if you are selected.

Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!

Zemie Barr
Exhibitions Manager
Blue Sky Gallery
Portland, Oregon

Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Zemie Barr is the Exhibitions Manager at Blue Sky Gallery and co-director of Wolff Gallery in Portland, Oregon. She gravitates towards surreal imagery and personal narrative, as well as conceptual, experimental, and interdisciplinary approaches to the photographic medium.

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