Calls For Entry

TitleLooking at You: Intimate Portraiture

Since the birth of photography, its practitioners have fixed their lenses on other people (and on themselves) in an attempt to capture the intricacies and complexities of the human condition. From the highly orchestrated, to the off-the-cuff; the poetry of the turned back, to the power of a subject’s unwavering gaze; we’re inexplicably and irrevocably drawn to photographs of our fellow human beings. Show us your best portraiture that reflects what it means to see and to be seen.

"Looking at You: Intimate Portraiture" will consist of an online exhibition hosted on the PHOTO-EMPHASIS website, as well as a physical exhibition at Corridor Gallery at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. Corridor is a brand new gallery at Lamar Dodd, and we’re very proud to say Looking at You will be its inaugural exhibition! The opening reception will take place September 7 during the Lamar Dodd’s Fall 2018 Art Party.

30 works by 30 artists will be exhibited online. 15 of those works will be chosen for the physical exhibition.

August 12 - Submissions due by 11:59pm Eastern Time
August 27 - Notification of acceptance
September 4 - Online exhibition launches
September 7 - Opening reception for physical exhibition (5-7pm during the Lamar Dodd's Fall 2018 Art Party)
December 12 - Physical exhibition closes

All work chosen for the physical exhibition will be printed on-site for free. All prints will be made center-weighted on 16x20” paper. If your work is selected, you will be contacted for a high-res file sized appropriately.
Note: Prints will not be for sale. Individual arrangements will be made regarding the shipment or destruction of prints upon the exhibition's close.

Corridor Gallery at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA; online

Jess T. Dugan

Juror's Choice will receive a copy of Jess's brand new monograph, "To Survive on This Shore."

Requirements / Eligibility

Any contemporary artist using photography or photographic materials, including video, alternative/historic processes, and non-lens-based work.

Please send all materials below in a single email to


1-3 images (jpeg, 1500px long side, 72ppi, sRGB, sequenced: lastname-firstname-looking-01.jpg, ...)
Artist/project statement, if applicable
Link to website
Screenshot of entry fee payment
**PLEASE NOTE: Failure to follow these specifications will result in the disqualification of your work from consideration. Kindly ensure all materials adhere to our guidelines, particularly file name and size, before submission.

Entry Page Link :
Entry Fee$5.00
Contact Information
NameAlec & Rana
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