CLOSED | Call for Entry: Online Group Exhibition - "Exploration of the Unexpected” February 2019

© Julia Dean

© Julia Dean

© Julia Dean

© Julia Dean

We are excited to announce that our 5th online group exhibition, Exploration of the Unexpected is sponsored by Analogue Wonderland! With their support, we will be giving away a grab bag of niche 35mm film to the winner of this online exhibition!
To enter, all you need to do is read and respond to the following prompt with your analog photography:

The word "Sonder" is defined as "the profound feeling of realizing that everyone, including strangers passed in the street, have a life as complex as one's own...". It's not often that individual's have this moment of zen commuting to work. I would however argue that as photographers, we not only capture other people's lives on film, we also spend a brief and fleeting moment of time occupying that space between observer and participant  in our subjects lives, even if they are only minutely aware of us. Though it would be great speculation I venture to say that through this process we have on occasion helped induce that profound feeling of sonder in another.

For this exhibition we are exploring the unexpected moments that induce this feeling of sonder  via street photography. We invite you to submit two analog created images that give the viewer a glimpse into the lives of another ranging from your local neighborhood to a foreign place where the only barrier is language. The photographs submitted should transport our viewers from  being a casual observer to an intimate participate in your subject's life. The only limiting factor to this group exhibition is that is must consist of candid or street photography. There is no restriction on film, format, or process. 

The best of these images will be showcased in an online show curated by Julia Dean, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Center of Photography, and will go live on our website February 18th, 2019! Please follow the directions below to complete your submission. Good luck!

The deadline for submissions is January 31st, 2019.

The Prize - A Grab Bag of Niche 35mm Film!

One lucky winner will be chosen by Julia Dean from the photographers selected for this group exhibition to receive a grab bag of niche 35mm film from Analogue Wonderland! This grab bag will contain some of our favorite films from up and coming film producers! Make sure to visit Analogue Wonderland’s website to stock up on all the supplies you need to participate in this group exhibition!

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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 Exploration of the Unexpected"
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 January 31st, 2019!

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

Julia Dean is a photographer, educator, writer, and executive director/founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography. She began her career as an apprentice to pioneering photographer Berenice Abbott. Later, Julia was a photo editor for the Associated Press in New York. She has traveled to more than 45 countries while freelancing for numerous relief groups and magazines. Her extensive teaching experience includes over 35 years at various colleges, universities and educational institutions including the University of Nebraska, Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Santa Monica College, the Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Photographic Workshops, Oxford University and the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

For the past 17 years, Julia has concentrated on street photography around the world. For the past seven years, street shooting in downtown Los Angeles has been her primary focus. In 2015, her work was selected for a book published by Acuity Press and PDN magazine featuring 20 street shooters around the world. Julia and her work was also featured in Digital Photo Pro and Black & White Magazine UK in 2017.

Julia received a Bachelor of Science degree in photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts degree in journalism at the University of Nebraska, and is the author/photographer of the award-winning children’s book, A Year on Monhegan Island.

Connect with Julia on her Website and Instagram! You can learn about the Los Angeles Center of Photography by visiting their Website!