September 7 @ 6:00 pm - October 12 @ 3:00 pm| Free
Submission Deadline: July 1st, 2017
Exhibition Dates: September 7th, 2017 – October 12th, 2017
Opening Reception: September 7th, 2017 6:00-8:30pm
The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve [AAWR] announces Photo Now [formerly the annual Western Reserve Open Photography Competition] to be held in the beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. Gallery East of Cuyahoga Community College’s eastern campus, 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, OH 44122 www.tri-c.edu/galleryeast
Submission The AAWR invites all photographers who currently reside in the USA to submit images using any photographic process [silver gelatin, digital print, alternative process, etc.] Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. All entries must be submitted online via Smarter Entry at https://client.smarterentry.com/aawr entrants may download a pdf of this prospectus HERE
About Our Judge Aline Smithson: After a career as a New York Fashion Editor and working along side the greats of fashion photography, Aline Smithson discovered the family Rolleiflex and never looked back. Now represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world, Aline continues to create her award-winning photography with humor, compassion, and a 50-year-old camera. She has exhibited widely including solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Lishui Festival in China, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Paris, and the Wallspace Gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara.
In addition, her work is held in a number of public collections. Her photographs have been featured in publications including PDN (cover), the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura, Visura, Fraction,Artworks, NY Times LENS blog, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines. In the Fall of 2015, the Magenta Foundation will publish her first significant monograph, Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography. In 2012, Aline received the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. In 2014, Aline’s work was selected for the Critical Mass Top 50, the PDN Photo Annual, and Review Santa Fe. Aline founded and writes LENSCRATCH, a daily magazine that celebrates a different contemporary photographer each day and offers opportunity for exhibition.
She has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine, is a contributing writer for Diffusion, Don’t Take Pictures, Lucida, and F Stop Magazines, has written book reviews for photo-eye, and has provided the forewords for artist’s books by Tom Chambers, Meg Griffiths, Flash Forward 12, Robert Rutoed, Nancy Baron, amongst others. Aline has curated and juried exhibitions for a number of galleries, organizations, and on-line magazines, including Review Santa Fe, Critical Mass, Flash Forward, and the Griffin Museum. In addition, she is a reviewer and educator at many photo festivals across the United States. In 2014, Aline received the Excellence in Teaching Award from CENTER. She is a founding member of the Six Shooters Collective and has been teaching at the Los Angeles Center of Photography since 2001. Aline lives and works in Los Angeles.