Call for Entry: Online Group Exhibition - "Winter” December 2019


“Burning Down the Ice” by Jennifer Rumbach

We are excited to announce that our December online group exhibition, “Winter”, is sponsored by Lomography! With their support, we will be giving away a LomoMod No.1 DIY Camera Starter Kit 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:

It’s that time of year again! Family. Friends. Holidays. Stress. Snow. Binge eating….ok, ok, you get the idea.

As the end of year approaches and the weather begins to make dramatic shifts in temperature, we begin thinking about the upcoming holidays and New Year. Changes like these don’t mean that the film and cameras get put down - if anything they mean it’s time to photograph even more! What do these changes bring for you, and how do you make pictures of them? Are they the fireside portraits or the blanket of snow across the frozen landscape? Is it the gift giving or the smile of your loved ones? Show us what Winter means to you. Load a new or expired roll of film, coat a sheet of washi paper, or mix a fresh batch of collodion and present us with your well-earned results. As we look towards 2020, we want to be a part of your photographic lives, so engage with us and others in the sharing of your photographic talents with our latest theme for the December online exhibition.

We invite you to submit up to two photographs for this exhibition that capture the concept of winter. 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 Los Angeles based visual artist, writer, educator, and Founder and Editor in Chief of Lenscratch, Aline Smithson! This online exhibition will go live on our website on December 16th, 2019! Please follow the directions below to complete your submission. Good luck!

The deadline for submissions is November 30th, 2019!

One lucky participant will be chosen by Aline Smithson from the photographers selected for this group exhibition to receive a LomoMod No.1 DIY Camera Starter Kit courtesy of Lomography!

The LomoMod No.1 DIY Camera Starter Kit is the combination of two incredible innovations: a flat-packed DIY cardboard camera, alongside a lens you can fill with liquids. Arriving in flat-packed cardboard sheets with a double-sided pattern, the LomoMod No.1 is a medium-format camera you build completely from the bottom up and is completely customizable, meaning you can truly put your stamp on your camera! The Sutton Liquid-Filled Lens, accompanied by the Shutter and Aperture unit, is an invitation to experimentation, exploring different effects through filling it with different liquids that work as filters, as well as the special aperture plates. Not only an environmentally conscious way to build a camera from scratch, but a combination that invites endless creativity from the very start!

Make sure you visit Lomography’s website to learn all about their LomoMod 120 DIY Camera Starter Kit!

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About the Curator

Aline Smithson is a Los Angeles based visual artist best known for her conceptual portraiture and a practice that uses humor and pathos to explore ideas of childhood, aging, and the humanity that connects us. She received a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and was accepted into the College of Creative Studies, studying under artists such as William Wegman, Allen Ruppersburg, and Charles Garabian. After a career as a New York Fashion Editor working along side the greats of fashion photography, Aline returned to Los Angeles and her own artistic practice.

She has exhibited widely including over 40 solo shows at institutions such as the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Shanghai, Lishui, and Pingyqo Festivals in China, The Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, the Center of Fine Art Photography in Colorado, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Paris, and the Verve Gallery in Santa Fe. In addition, her work is held in a number of public collections and her photographs have been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, PDN (cover), the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura, Visura, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines.

Aline is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lenscratch, a daily journal on photography and has been teaching at the Los Angeles Center of Photography since 2001. 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 and she received the Excellence in Teaching Award from CENTER. In 2015, the Magenta Foundation published her first significant monograph, Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography. In 2016, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum commissioned Aline to a series of portraits for the upcoming Faces of Our Planet Exhibition. Her work is currently on exhibition with the National Portrait Gallery in London as a finalist in the Taylor Wessing Prize. Kris Graves Projects commissioned Aline to create LOST; Los Angeles to be published in 2019. She is a dedicated film shooter.

Connect with Aline Smithson on Instagram and her Website!

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: Winter”
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, 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.

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