Calls For Entry

OrganizationL.A. Photo Curator
TitleL.A. Photo Curator Call for Entry 'Confronting Mortality' Curator: Jane Szabo

Szabo says, “Several years ago, while sorting through my parents belongings before putting their home on the market, I read a line in a novel that really hit home.

The character, who was dealing with similar issues and emotions as I, declared “the last thing your parents teach you is how to die.”

As I watch my elderly parents decline, with increasingly fragile health, and diminishing cognitive abilities, I am overwhelmed with emotion, and a touch of fear. Certainly, these emotions spring from the inevitable loss of my parents, but more striking is the sudden realization of what lies ahead for me and my husband as we age, with no children to supervise us through this transition.

This call for art, “Confronting Mortality” seeks work that looks at lives lived, the end, and the aftermath, in fresh new conceptual ways. Thinking about death is more than just funeral planning and and casket selection. Show me how you celebrate life, cherish memories, and how we hold on to our family history through your original photographs. “

20% of artist fees go to charity. 10% to the curator's charity and 10% to the first place winner's charity.

Szabo has chosen- MOAH - Musuem if art and history art foundation in Lancaster ca

ALL entrants work is shown on their own page with their artist statement, website info, bio and parts of their CV.

First Place winner receives Q & A with curator. Curator reviews first place winner. One or more past curators may contribute reviews as well. 10% of artist fees goes to the first place winner's charity. The first place image is on our splash page for a month.

Early entries are featured on L.A. Photo Curator's Facebook and Instagram pages.

We will waive the fee for 2 entrants per competition based on need. Just contact us at and make the request.

Image: 'Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice' by Jane Szabo

Requirements / Eligibility

Open to all ages and levels.

Entry Page Link :
Entry Fee$20 for 3 images
Contact Information
NameLaurie Freitag
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