Now, for the Future

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As part of LOOK Photo Biennial Shutter Hub are teaming up with Open Eye Gallery to create a new exhibition for Open Source in their Digital Window Gallery.

Chapter 2 of LOOK Photo Biennial has two strands: Translate looks at how the overwhelming present can be broken down and better understood through photography, and Transition incorporates projects and talks that can give us the perspective we need to forecast and shape the future.

 

Reflecting on the themes of Translate and Transition, Now, for the Future asks, can we create a visual language that draws from the past, exists in the moment, and sets a positive course for the future?

Our perception of the world is influenced by our environment, our education, our history, and the stories we are told. Photography may be the most accessible and inclusive tool we have for communication. We can use it to share images that reflect on the world we live in, images that hold people together, encourage creative thoughts and provoke positive actions. The more we know and understand, and the more we find in common with others, the more likely we are to succeed.

 

Can we share something so magnificent and inspiring that it will enlighten people’s perspective on the future?

We are looking for the myths and fables of the now – will the stories we tell today survive to be the folklore of the future? And, could Now, for the Future be a visual handbook for emotional survival?

We’re inviting you to enter up to 10 images to be exhibited in Now, for the Future with Shutter Hub and Open Source at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.

 


 

Now, for the Future will run from 01 – 30 November 2019

Exhibition Launch Event: 6-8pm, Friday 01 November 2019
Free Portfolio Reviews: 11- 3pm, Saturday 02 November 2019 (Booking Essential)
Developing a Career in Photography Talk: 4.30pm, Saturday 02 November 2019

Deadline for entries: 20 October 2019
 

Entry fees: There is no entry fee for this exhibition. Free entry for all Shutter Hub members and non-members. Once you’ve entered there are no further fees to take part if your work is selected. These conditions of entry allow exhibitors to save on print, framing and courier fees which we hope encourages wider participation in our international exhibitions.

 


 

Open Eye Gallery is an independent not-for-profit photography gallery based in Liverpool. Working with people to explore photography’s unique ability to connect, to tell stories, to inquire, to reflect on humanity’s past and present, and to celebrate its diversity and creativity, putting socially engaged photography practice at the heart of what they do.

LOOK Photo Biennial 2019 focuses on exchange with China, using the evolving language of photography to unlock international dialogue. Staged across Liverpool, the wider North West, and Shanghai, the programme, put together by Open Eye Gallery, sets out to bring different cultures into conversation. The programme sets out to reflect on shifting global identities, worldwide environmental issues and how we can use images to communicate effectively: across borders, technologies and cultures.

 


 

Got any questions? Email us at [email protected]

 

THE BRIEF

Reflecting on the themes of Translate and Transition, Now, for the Future asks, can we create a visual language that draws from the past, exists in the moment, and sets a positive course for the future?

Our perception of the world is influenced by our environment, our education, our history, and the stories we are told. Photography may be the most accessible and inclusive tool we have for communication. We can use it to share images that reflect on the world we live in, images that hold people together, encourage creative thoughts and provoke positive actions. The more we know and understand, and the more we find in common with others, the more likely we are to succeed.

Can we share something so magnificent and inspiring that it will enlighten people’s perspective on the future?

We are looking for the myths and fables of the now – will the stories we tell today survive to be the folklore of the future? And, could Now, for the Future be a visual handbook for emotional survival?

We’re inviting you to enter up to 10 images to be exhibited in Now, for the Future with Shutter Hub and Open Source at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Each entrant can submit up to 10 images. These can be from a series or individual images. All submitted files must be named with photographers’ name and title of work. Please read the specification information below.

There is no entry fee for this exhibition. Free entry for all Shutter Hub members and non-members. Once you’ve entered there are no further fees to take part if your work is selected. These conditions of entry allow exhibitors to save on print, framing and courier fees which we hope encourages wider participation in our international exhibitions

Deadline for entries: 20 October 2019

Please do not leave your entry until the last minute, we cannot accept any late entries.

 

FEES & ENTRY

There is no entry fee for this exhibition.

Deadline for entries: 20 October 2019

We will be in touch to inform entrants of the outcome whether they have been selected or not within 7 days of the deadline. We always get in touch, so, if for any reason you don’t hear from us, please email.

 

SPECIFICATIONS FOR ENTRIES

  • All submitted files must be named with photographers name and title of work
    e.g. david_hasselhoff_best_photograph_ever_ever
  • Images can be portrait or landscape format.
  • Submitted images must be at least 5MB and no more than 10MB 300dpi uncompressed jpeg digital files.
  • Images must be suitable for a family audience.

 

We will contact successful entrants to request larger files if they are required. Please be aware that the turnaround for this will need to be quick, so make sure your images will be available.

Shutter Hub reserves the right to not display work.

Please read the Terms and Conditions for further details.

 

SALE OF WORK

Work will not be for sale during the exhibition.
Any enquiries from viewers will be noted and passed directly to the exhibitors.

 

EXHIBITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Shutter Hub reserves the right to display, reproduce and publish in any media any entry, without payment, for the purpose of the exhibition and its promotion and publicity. Copyright remains with the originator and each exhibitor shall be deemed to warrant that they own the entire copyright in the work or that they have permission from the licensee and/or copyright owner/s for the uses and that all necessary model releases and clearances have been obtained. Insurance of the artist’s work is the responsibility of the artist. Shutter Hub and the venue reserve the right to refuse work that they deem to be inappropriate, offensive or explicit. Neither Shutter Hub nor the venue can be held responsible for the damage or loss of any of the work entered or exhibited.

Please make sure you read and agree with the above information before you submit your application. By submitting your application you are agreeing to abide by the terms and conditions and the information set out above.

 


 

Got any questions? Email us at [email protected]

 

 

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