Strength & Beauty : The Women’s Show | Curated by Molly Roberts | Exhibition SxSE Gallery May 6 – June 15

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Strength & Beauty : The Women’s Show

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: MARCH 3rd

 

Curator’s Statement:

Define women. Define beautiful. Define strength.

Let’s say you decide – not nature, not society, not others, not algorithms.

A question across generations and cultures.

Often asked in a look, a gesture, a headline, a title.

Is it beautiful to show our strength?

Is it dangerous? Is it acceptable? Is it practical? Is it radical?

Our strength is an aspect of our beauty, just as our beauty is an aspect of strength.

Do we find our strength alone? In numbers? In nature? through work? Through family?

Is it physical, metaphorical, spiritual, or ethereal?

How do we nurture it, channel it, use it for good?

Use your voice, your eyes, your beautiful intellect.

Share your beautiful strength. Now is always a good time.

 

Curator: Molly Roberts

Deadline for Entries: March 3, 2017

Notification of Acceptance Date: March 15, 2017

Exhibition: May 6 – June 15, 2017

South x Southeast Photo Gallery

Molena, Georgia

Artist’s Reception: June 10, 2017

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Curator’s Bio:

Molly Roberts is a photography editor, curator and photographer; she recently joined National Geographic Magazine as a Senior Photography Editor after 15 years as Chief Photography Editor at Smithsonian Magazine. Previously she led the Washington Post Magazine and USA Weekend photography team.

With 25years experience in the magazine publishing world, she is responsible for the content and appearance of many magazines, books, web sites and apps.  Roberts is an advocate for powerful visual storytelling and human rights and recently created the non-profit HumanEyes USA to present documentary photography projects in public spaces and to use powerful imagery to help illuminate complex issues facing America. Also committed to developing diverse voices in the media, she is currently the acting director and board member of the DC based, Women Photojournalists of Washington.  …read more

 

About the Exhibition:

South x Southeast Photo Gallery, Molena, Georgia will host an exhibition of curated images May 5 – June 30, 2017. A reception honoring the photographers will be held June 10, 6-9 pm. Ms. Roberts will be present at the Artist’s Reception and will give a juror’s talk. Other photography-related events are being planned for the opening weekend. All work must be available for purchase with the photographer receiving 60% of the purchase price, the gallery retaining 40%.

Selected photographers will receive …

Inclusion in a feature article in South x Southeast photomagazine.

Promotion of the exhibition through SxSE social media sites.

In-gallery and online exhibitions with work available for purchases on both

Selected press announcements

 

How to Submit:

The Call is open to women photographers world-wide over the age of 18.

All genres and processes of photography are accepted.

All images should be submitted to nancy@sxsemagazine.com.

Subject line of email: Entry – The Women’s Show

Images should not exceed 72 dpi or 1000 on the longest side.

ALL file names must include last name of photographer, first name of photographer, title of work – in that order

Example: mccrarynancy a hot summers day

Include in the body of the email:

Your name

Your contact information

Title(s) of work

And please tell us how you heard about this exhibition. Thank you!

 

Entry Fees:

$30 for first 3 images

Please click here to pay using your credit, debit or PayPal Account for the first 3 images

$10 per image for additional images

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Please contact nancy@sxsemagazine.com with any questions.

 

Copyright and Use information:

All photographers retain the copyright of their images. By submitting images to us for consideration you grant us the right to use the images for promotion of the contest, the exhibition, South x Southeast’s websites and social media for promotional purposes. The artist will receive credit with each use. No other compensation will be granted.

Molly Roberts

Molly Roberts is a photography editor, curator, and photographer; she recently joined National Geographic Magazine as a Senior Photography Editor after 15 years as Chief Photography Editor at Smithsonian Magazine. Previously she led the Washington Post Magazine and USA Weekend photography team.
With 25 years experience in the magazine publishing world, she is responsible for the content and appearance of many magazines, books, web sites, and apps. Roberts is an advocate for powerful visual storytelling and human rights. She recently created the non-profit HumanEyes USA to present documentary photography projects in public spaces, and to use powerful imagery to help illuminate complex issues facing America. Also committed to developing diverse voices in the media, she is currently the acting director and board member of the DC-based Women Photojournalists of Washington.

“As a teenager, I stumbled upon the work of Robert Frank and Diane Arbus in the Harvard Square bookstore and time stood still. I decided it was the most revolutionary art form I’d ever experienced and I wanted it in my life. Since then I studied photography at UMD with John Gossage and along the way with many other generous mentors and creative souls. I have worked as a photographer for newspapers, magazines, and books. I have edited books, magazines, and special issues. I’ve judged photo contests, and given lectures. Mostly, I’ve just enjoyed a life made richer by photography, a medium that is wonderfully suited to explore and make sense of the world and the issues that surround us.”

Roberts curated the exhibitions; Uncommon Beauty for Art Works Projects in Chicago, Faces of the Child Migrant Crisis for HumanEYES USA, Home for the Osso Bay Biennale at the University of Texas at Corpus Christi, and was a co-curator for a Bronx Documentary Center exhibit  Visual Stories Exploring Global Themes. She has been an invited reviewer, speaker, panelist and judge for various professional organizations and is involved in educational photo reviews and panels for National Magazine Awards, Look3 Festival of the Photograph, Santa Fe Review, New York Times Portfolio Review, International Center for Photography, Women Photojournalists of Washington, PhotoNOLA, Medium Festival of Photography, Texas Photo Roundup, League of Conservation Photographers, Nature’s Best, APA, Lens Culture, Society of American Travel Writers, Social Documentary Network, Fotoweek DC, Artworks Projects Emerging Lens award, and FotoEvidence. Originally from Texas, she lives in the DC area with her husband, animal menagerie and an unmanageable number of photography books.

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Julie Grahame

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Julie Grahame is the publisher of aCurator.com, a full-screen photography magazine, and the associated aCurator blog, one of the ten best photo sites named by the British Journal of Photography and one of Life.com’s top 20. She moved to New York in 1992 to run the Retna photo agency, ultimately representing more than 400 photographers and agents worldwide. After leaving in 2006, she became part of the team that published ZOOZOOM, an online, Webby Award-winning fashion magazine.

Grahame is a consultant for photographers, guiding them through various aspects of their business from licensing to contracts to websites and editing. She is a portfolio reviewer, and public speaker; a member of American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) and American Photography Archive Group (APAG); judges and curates photography for various non-profits, and is a contributing writer for PDN’s Emerging Photographer and EDU magazines, as well as Huffington Post. She has independently represented the Estate of Yousuf Karsh for licensing for more than 10 years. In 2013 she helped launch a new website dedicated to architectural photography, after spending a couple of years as associate director for ClampArt, a gallery in New York.

As well as curating online for several years, Grahame has put together exhibitions for bricks and mortar organizations including the Center for Photography, Woodstock; United Photo Industries’ Photoville; the International Photography Award; PhotoNOLA, and for individual photographers.

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