Issue #180  3/14/2011
Slowexposures Call For Photographer's Work

I usually don't promote such photographer-oriented calls, but I'm actually part of this year's "faculty" (more details to follow much later, but I will be giving a talk on "Collecting and Buying Photography: An Insider's Guide" in September at the associated Festival ), so...

SlowExposures is the nationally-recognized juried photography exhibition that underscores the diversity, contradictions and complexity of the rural American South. Now in its ninth year, photographers are invited to submit their work to the exhibition.

SlowExposures is held during the last two weekends in September. Located an hour from Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson airport in the rural countryside of west central Georgia, the show is renowned for its intimate, relaxed environment where photographers and photography lovers from across the county gather to learn, share and have fun. This year, jurors Elisabeth Biondi and Peter Essick will join the 2011 faculty of professionals to offer cutting edge workshops, presentations, reviews and consultations.

About the Jurors:

Elisabeth Biondi has served as Visuals Director at The New Yorker magazine since 1996, helping to transform the look of the publication by collecting a group of impressive staff photographers and commissioning established masters as well as emerging talent, and utilizing portrait, fine art and documentary photography. Her earlier work at GEO, Stern and Vanity Fair has established her credentials as an accomplished, innovative professional in the field.

For the past 25 years Peter Essick has worked as a freelance photojournalist since studying photojournalism at the University of Missouri. Traveling to all seven continents in search of compelling pictures, he has produced 35 stories for National Geographic magazine. His story on nuclear waste (2002) won first prize at World Press Photos in Amsterdam. Essick's images have been included in the Photography, Man and the Environment exhibit at Viterbo, Italy, the exhibit Thy Brothers' Keeper at the Flint Institute of the Arts, Michigan and a one-man exhibit at Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta. In April 2005, Outdoor Photographer magazine featured his efforts to photograph the effects of global warming. These images were seen on The Oprah Show, This Morning with George Stephanopolis and in the movie, An Inconvenient Truth. His images have been in Time magazine's Great Images of the 20th Century and the 100 Best Photographs of National Geographic. An exhibit of his landscape photographs was recently shown at Lumière Gallery in Atlanta.

How to Enter: Please visit the SlowExposures website at http://www.slowexposures.org for details. The deadline is June 15th.