CLOSED | Call for Entry: Online Group Exhibition - “Constructs: Building Images with Instant Film” December 2018


We are excited to announce that our 3rd online group exhibition, Constructs: Building Images with Instant Film, is sponsored by Polaroid Originals! With their support, we are giving away a Polaroid Onestep+ Camera with film to the winner of this online exhibition!

To enter, all you need to do is read and respond to the following prompt by Analog Forever Editor in Chief Michael Kirchoff!

Michael Kirchoff writes: Instant film has a special place in the hearts and minds of artists worldwide. It is a tactile object that is often seen as a building block in the creation of photographic art. Polaroid film in particular has an exceptional ability to be broken down and built back up again - it can be cut, sewn, punctured, burned, and manipulated in myriad ways. This call quite literally looks to create outside the box with your imagery. Final works can be individual images, diptychs, triptychs, or constructions of any amount of images. They can be sequences or stories told, secrets kept, or constructs of abstract art. Your own imagination is the only limit to the content accepted for this call.

We invite you to submit two images made with instant film including but not limited to: Polaroid Originals, Fuji Instax, Pack Film, and Expired Large Format Instant Film. The best of these images will be showcased in an online show curated by Analog Forever Editor in Chief, Michael Kirchoff, which will go live on our website December 17th, 2018! Please follow the directions below to complete your submission. Good luck!

The deadline for submissions is November 30th, 2018.

The Prize - Polaroid Originals OneStep+ Camera with Film!

One lucky winner will be chosen at random from the photographers selected for this group exhibition to receive a Polaroid Originals OneStep+ Camera with three packs of film courtesy of Polaroid Originals! To read more about this brand new bluetooth enabled instant camera visit their website now!

Submission Guidelines: 

Image Specifications:
1) Only .jpg files will be accepted.
2) Images must be 1500px on the shortest side at 72dpi.
3) No photo-shopped borders or watermarks. 
4) Only two images may be submitted.

Email Specifications:
1) The subject line of your email should state: "Submission: Online Group Exhibition Constructs: Building Images with Instant Film - Your Name Here"
2) Please ATTACH your images to the email. Do not embed them. Do not attach a google drive or dropbox link. 
3) Please do not send PDF or Text Files. Please put all information into the body of the email.

Specific information needed for each Submission:
1) Your name as you would like it to appear.
2) The Camera and Process used to create your images.
3) Titles for each of your photograph(s). Write out each title exactly as you would like it to appear.
4) Email Address in the text of the email.
5) The Website Address you would like your images linked to.

Send your submission to by November 30th, 2018!

Note: Do to the large amount of submissions we receive you may not receive a response. Though we try our best to respond to everyone, we do not guarantee a response. Thank you for understanding.

Copyright Information:

By submitting photos for publication in Analog Forever Magazine you are stipulating to us that you own copyright to these photographs or have permission from the copyright holder to submit these photographs. You are granting Analog Forever Magazine a non-exclusive license to use the photograph in its submitted form, subject to re-sizing to fit the magazine format, for publication on the Analog Forever Magazine website for as long as the website exists. You also grant Analog Forever Magazine permission to use these photographs on social media accounts connected to Analog Forever Magazine including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Should you, for any reason, wish your photographs to be removed from the website, we will make every effort to do so. However, please note also that third parties such as educational institutions, search engines or individuals may download, save, store or archive this (or any other) website with or without our knowledge. Analog Forever Magazine will have no control over such downloading and subsequent use and therefore cannot accept responsibility for any such use.

About the Curator

Michael Kirchoff works in the worlds of both commercial and fine art photography. A commercial shooter for over twenty-five years, it is his fine art work that has set him apart from others, with instant film and toy camera images fueling more than a few bodies of work. His consulting, training, and overall support of his fellow photographic artist continues with assistance in constructing ones vision, reviewing portfolios, and finding exhibition opportunities, which fill the gaps in time away from active shooting.

Michael is also an independent curator and juror for a number of organizations and galleries around the country, including Photolucida’s Critical Mass. In addition, he spent ten years (2006-2016) on the Board of the American Photographic Artists in Los Angeles (APA/LA), producing artist lectures, as well as business and inspirational events for the community. Currently, he is also Editor-in-Chief at Analog Forever Magazine, and has recently founded the online photographer interview website, Catalyst: Interviews. Previously, Michael spent over four years as Editor at BLUR Magazine.

Michael’s fine art imagery has garnered recognition from the IPA Awards, PX3,  Photographers Forum, and Critical Mass. His photographs have been published in L'Oeil de la Photographie, B&W (U.S.), Black & White (U.K.), Seities, Esquire, BLUR, Harpers, Adore Noir, Fraction, SHOTS, Diffusion Annual, and Lenscratch, among others. Michael also continues to exhibit his work domestically and  internationally, with more than a dozen solo exhibitions, and over fifty group exhibitions to date.

Connect with Michael on his Website and on Instagram!

Connect with Michael on his Website and on Instagram!