The purpose of this show is to provide exposure to five outstanding young photographers with an exhibition and the promotion of their work in the online gallery.
Submissions should consist of a coherent body of work “portfolio” of five images. The show will consist of five selected portfolios for a total of twenty-five images. It will open in conjunction with New Orleans’ annual Art for Arts Sake gallery event on Saturday October 4th, 2008 6-9PM at The Darkroom Gallery in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District.
Theme: The show is open to all themes and genres.
Juror: Herman Leonard is one of America’s foremost fine art and commercial photographers, with a career spanning six decades.
An apprentice of Yousuf Karsh, Leonard developed an instantly recognizable style of portraiture with jazz musicians as his subjects. His icons of American photography are displayed in museums around the globe and his entire collection is housed in The Smithsonian Institution’s permanent archives.
Leonard is the author of “Herman Leonard: Jazz portraits”, “The eye of jazz: The jazz photographs of Herman Leonard”, and “Jazz memories”. A retrospective of his photographic career was the subject of David Houston’s 2007 volume release: “Jazz, Giants and Journeys: The photography of Herman Leonard”.
He is represented by A Gallery for Fine Photography in New Orleans, as well as galleries across the United States.
Eligibility: Open to all photographers under 35 years of age as of October 1st 2008 (date of birth on or after than October 1st 1973), using any photographic printing process, on any substrate. All art submitted must be the original work of the applicant.
Selection criteria: Entries will be anonymously selected based on:
• Originality of concept
• Quality of execution
Honorable mentions: In addition to the five primary portfolios, a first, second and third place honorable mentions will be selected. Honorable mentions may be sollicited to replace a primary selections in the show in the event that the printed & framed artwork does not match the quality of its digital representation or do not meet the guidelines for selected entries.
Deadline: All entries must be submitted electronically by Friday August 22nd 2008 at 6PM.
Notification: Artists will be notified by August 25th as to whether or not they have been selected.
Opening: Saturday October 4th 2008 6-9 PM at The Darkroom in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District.