Call for Entry: Online Group Exhibition - "Solitude” November 2019


© Michael Behlen

We are excited to announce our November online group exhibition Solitude is sponsored by ARS-Imago! With their support, we will be giving away an ARS-Imago Lab-Box 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 idea of solitude! Michael Behlen writes: “As we age and grow, our lives begin the exponential increase of duties, responsibilities, and roles we must pursue in our daily lives. The oftentimes, grind of our work schedules begin to take a toll on our psyche and manifest themselves in the form of fatigue and exhaustion, both physically and mentally. The need to step away becomes ever more apparent, and we begin to look for relief - an escape. Finding release by letting go and experiencing the calming effect that choosing time away from it all can bring becomes paramount. This feeling can be found ranging from simple “me time” in the bath, to a getaway far from the reaches of modern living. We seek Solitude to refresh, regroup, and find ourselves. These experiences are needed by all, and quite often become points of entry through new doors in our lives. How do you define Solitude, and what does it mean for you?”

We invite you to submit up to two photographs for this exhibition that capture the concept of solitude and serenity. 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 Founder, Michael Behlen, whose very own work and process expresses this sentiment. This online exhibition will go live on our website on November 18th, 2019! Please follow the directions below to complete your submission. Good luck!

The deadline for submissions is October 31st, 2019!

The Prize - ARS-Imago Lab-Box

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One lucky participant will be chosen by Michael Behlen from the photographers selected for this group exhibition to receive a Lab-Box courtesy of ARS-Imago!

The ARS-Image Lab-Box is the easiest and quickest tool to develop your own films in full day light, anywhere and at anytime, bypassing the need for a darkroom! This multi-format tool is perfect for beginners, but also meets the needs of experienced photographers.

Light, transportable, and resilient, Lab-Box is made from ABS plastic and stainless steel parts that allow it to be used with a wide range of photographic chemical agents with all the temperatures needed to develop your film!

Make sure you visit the Lab-Box website to learn all about their amazing products for developing your own film!

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

Email Specifications:
1) The subject line of your email should state: "Submission: Solitude”
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 October 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

Michael Behlen is a photography enthusiast from Fresno, CA. He works in finance and spends his free time shooting instant film and backpacking in the California wilderness, usually a combination of the two. He has self- published two Polaroid photobooks-“Searching for Stillness, Vol. 1” and “I Was a Pioneer,” literally a boxed set of his instant film work. His latest book, Searching for Stillness Vol II is now out via Static Age. He has been published, been interviewed, and been reviewed in a quantity of magazines and online publications, from F-Stop and Blur Magazine to the Analog Talk Podcast. He loves the magic sensuality of instant film: its saturated, surreal colors; the unpredictability of the medium; it’s addictive qualities as you watch it develop.

For the last 5 years Behlen has become a serial entrepreneur involved in independent publishing projects which included PRYME Magazine and PRYME Editions, two enterprises dedicated to the art of instant film. Through these endeavors he has featured and published 200+ artists from around the globe via his print and online publications. Today, Behlen is the founder of Analog Forever Magazine, a brand new online and print publisher of contemporary analog photography.

Connect with Michael on his Website and on Instagram!