CLOSED | Call for Entry: Online Group Exhibition - "Loosen Up” August 2019

“Bubble Moz” from    Carmen De Vos’s    Series  Need to Be

“Bubble Moz” from Carmen De Vos’s Series Need to Be

We are excited to announce that our August online group exhibition, “Loosen Up”, is sponsored by Photoworks SF! With their support, we will be giving away a $100.00 gift card to the juror’s top selection of this online exhibition! To enter, all you need to do is read and respond to the following prompt with your analog photography:

For this exhibition, we are looking to explore the excitingly fun part of shooting analog photography - simply shooting! As a whole, analog photographers share the love for the sound of shutters clapping open and close, the smell of darkroom chemicals in the morning, and the impatient patience we have when we finally see our images appear before our eyes. However, we often get distracted and lose sight of the joy film brings us when we focus on the other aspects that go along with our artistic endeavors. We obsess over social media likes and praise, artist statements, and creating bodies of work. Sometimes, it’s best to simply venture out with your camera and re-experience the adrenaline you felt the first time you heard that shutter click. Time to experiment, loosen up, and have fun!

Dave Handler, co-owner of Photoworks SF writes: "Shooting film is a highly personal craft, in it's truest form it is contemplative, while being about process, planning, and the private joy of accomplishment. The best photographers work and shoot film without ego. It's important to have public acknowledgement, and if you are trying to make a living with art, you need some notice and public praise. However, many shooters have lost sight of these ideas. You are free to act in any way you please, but "shooting film" does not make you better than the next person. It's great to keep an endangered craft alive, but I'd like to see some humility in this sub culture. I'd like to see photographers return to more privacy and less broadcasting of their lasted image. Less rush to upload - maybe enjoy your latest creation for awhile before racing to the next shot."

We invite you to submit two images created using any analog or film process that displays the light-hearted side of our art. Your images can be from your travels around the world or your neighborhood, and can range from snapshots of friends and impromptu portrait sessions to that time you pulled over on the side of the highway because “you had to get the shot”! We offer no limits to the photographs submitted, other than the fact that they are created with analog film or process. The best of these images will be showcased in an online show curated by Analog Forever Magazine writer and curator Niniane Kelley! This online exhibition will go live on our website on August 18th, 2019! Please follow the directions below to complete your submission. Good luck!  

The deadline for submissions is July 31st, 2019.

The Prize - A $100.00 Photoworks SF Gift Card!

One lucky participant will be chosen by Niniane Kelley from the photographers selected for this group exhibition to receive a $100.00 Gift Card courtesy of Photoworks SF, good for any service or product at their retail store, or online!

Originally founded by three partners as a one-hour photo lab business in 1987, Photoworks SF is now one of the West Coast’s premier film processing and printing labs that also offers a fully interactive digital imaging facility. Over the last 32 years the store has evolved and morphed into a place where analog photographers from all over the world call home.

Make sure you visit the Photoworks SF’s website to get your film developed, scanned, and printed!

You can read our interview Dave Handler, Co-Owner of Photoworks SF here!

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.
5) Images must be named in the following format: “FirstNameLastName1.jpg”, etc.

Email Specifications:
1) The subject line of your email should state: "Submission: Loosen Up”
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 July 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


Niniane Kelley is a fine art photographer living and working in San Francisco and Lake County, California. A native of the Bay Area, she is a San Jose State University graduate, earning a BFA in Photography in 2008.

Drawn to photography for both the immediacy of the image making process and the intrinsic alchemy of the darkroom ritual, she crafts the majority of her imagery using traditional 19th century processes which give each piece its own unique character. 

After generating an extensive portfolio working with the human form, she emerged from the sequestered studio environment and began to focus on the quiet beauty of the North State rural landscape. Embracing photography’s implied narrative structure, much of her current work functions as a form of autobiography, chronicling her frequent, unencumbered explorations of Northern California’s pastoral and largely unpopulated interior.

But never one to cease experimentation, she is also simultaneously developing new complimentary bodies of work using Polaroid and plastic cameras to bring fresh perspective to both her figure and landscape work.

In addition to producing photographic images, Kelley is also extensively involved in alternative processes education and research. Often teaching workshops in the Bay Area and surrounding environs, she most recently worked as a photographer and manager at San Francisco’s tintype portrait studio, Photobooth.

Connect with Niniane on her Website and on Instagram!