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Oxford American seeks emerging, student photo works for website

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The Oxford American, a National Magazine Award-winning publication that bills itself as the “Southern Magazine of Good Writing,” is seeking work from emergent or student photographers who live in or document the American South for a new weekly online feature, “Eyes on the South.”

For the new feature, the publication will showcase one photographer and his or her work per week. There are no age limits, nor an entry fee or deadline. Besides being asked to adhere to some technical requirements, all photographers are otherwise required to do is submit a cohesive body of work that deals with subject in the South.

Serving as curator for the feature will be Jeff Rich, a Savannah, Ga., photographer and instructor at the Savannah College of Art  and Design (SCAD) who has written for the Oxford American.

Now, for those technical matters:

  • Entrants may submit between 10 and 20 per person or entity. 
  • Images must be sent as a jpeg, set at: 72ppi, sRGB color space, and 600 pixels wide.
  • Images must be labeled with a last name and a number in a 02-digit sequence. Example: Eudora Welty would submit welty01.jpeg, welty02.jpeg, and welty03.jpeg and so forth. 
  • All persons entering must submit a Microsoft Word document or Adobe Reader file (pdf) with image titles, an artist statement of up to 300 words and a short bio of up to 150 words. 
  • Entrants should provide a website address and an email address, of the sort they would allow for posting at Oxford American website.

All images and other materials should be sent via email to Eyes on the South.

The Oxford American, which began as a publication out of Oxford, Miss., in 1989, has been published since 2004 by the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Ark. It has won National Magazine Awards for its quarterly publication, as well as, in 2011, the SoLost video feature on its website (produced by Dave Anderson of the post-Katrina documentary photo book, “One Block“).