STREET / FORM

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Shutter Hub are teaming up with one of the most exciting street art festivals in the world, and taking an exhibition of photography to POW! WOW! Rotterdam – Europe’s leading street art festival, this Autumn.

As part of this world-class festival programme, we’ll be hosting a week long exhibition, taking over an empty property in the Rotterdam-Zuid area and filling it with a mass of punchy and democratic full-bleed newspaper prints from Newspaper Club. (Want to know what these prints look like? Check out some of our previous exhibitions here and here).

 

STREET / FORM is about photography’s relationship with the urban landscape and street culture. The juxtaposition of shape and form, the encounters with the unknown, the intimacy with strangers.

Find inspiration in the street: shape / form / colour / contrast / abstract / angles / architecture / portrait / cityscape / culture / juxtaposition / pattern / light / shadow / urban / landscape / art.*

 

POW! WOW! is the best known street art festival in the world. It started in the outskirts of Hawaii, transforming a grey suburb into a beloved open air gallery. After several successful editions on the island, the festival spread to locations in Los Angeles, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. In 2018, its very first European edition was held to much acclaim, with Rotterdam as its host.

Rotterdam is a vibrant, proudly multi-cultural, and no-nonsense city that has always been uniquely equipped for an art form that doesn’t wait for its audience or beg for acceptance.

 


 

STREET / FORM will run from 09 – 15 September 2019

Exhibition Launch Event – Evening, 09 September 2019
Free Photographers Portfolio Reviews – TBC, 09 September 2019
Exhibition Festival Event, 11am-7pm, 15 September 2019
Related events programme to be announced

Deadline for entries: 5pm BST on Monday 19 August 2019

 

Entry fees:

Members: 1 image £10. Up to 3 images £20. Up to 6 images £30.
Non-members: 1 image £20. Up to 3 images £40. Up to 6 images £60.

Once you’ve entered there are no further fees to take part – we’ll print, promote, deliver and install everything for you. These conditions of entry allow exhibitors to save on print, framing and courier fees which we hope encourages wider participation in our international exhibitions.

 


 

STREET / FORM is supported by Rotterdam Partners and Newspaper Club

Print your own newspaper with Newspaper Club. With no minimum order and fast worldwide shipping, it’s easy to turn your ideas into a real newspaper. Join the creative community of designers and photographers who use Newspaper Club to share their work and stories. Get started at newspaperclub.com

 

*(Please don’t directly photograph and submit images of other people’s street art – but do work with it as the basis for an exploration of how street art interacts with its environment).

 


 

Got any questions? Email us at [email protected]

THE BRIEF

STREET / FORM is about photography’s relationship with the urban landscape and street culture. The juxtaposition of shape and form, the encounters with the unknown, the intimacy with strangers.

Find inspiration in the street: shape / form / colour / contrast / abstract / angles / portrait / cityscape / culture / juxtaposition / pattern / light / shadow / urban / landscape / art.*

We’re inviting you to enter up to 6 images to be printed on punchy and democratic full-bleed newspaper print from Newspaper Club.

*(Please don’t directly photograph and submit images of other people’s street art – but do work with it as the basis for an exploration of how street art interacts with its environment).

HOW TO ENTER

Each entrant can submit up to six 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.

We’ve subsidised the fee for Shutter Hub members to take part. Once you’ve entered there are no further fees to take part – we’ll print, promote, deliver and install everything for you. 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: 5pm BST on Monday 19 August 2019

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

 

FEES & ENTRY

Members: 1 image £10. Up to 3 images £20. Up to 6 images £30.
Non-members: 1 image £20. Up to 3 images £40. Up to 6 images £60.

Each entrant can submit up to 6 images as 5MB CMYK or Greyscale JPEG digital files.

Please try to match the proportions of 470mm x 700mm as closely as possible. We want to fill every bit of the printed page and leave no white paper on view.

Deadline for entries: 5pm BST on Monday 19 August 2019

 

If you’re not a Shutter Hub member but would like to benefit from lower entry fees on this and other exhibitions, as well as all the other lovely stuff we offer, you can join here for just £80 per year.

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.
  • Work that is to be displayed together needs to be all the same format, i.e. all landscape, or all portrait.
  • Images must be able to fit within the proportions of 470mm x 700mm. Images that are submitted in the other ratios may be cropped to fit at our discretion.
  • CMYK or greyscale (Black and white images should be set to print greyscale).
  • Colour profiles – You can use any generic CMYK colour profile. We will manage colour before printing, to reduce ink coverage to an acceptable level for newsprint.
  • Submitted images must be no more than 5MB 300dpi uncompressed jpeg digital files.

We will contact successful entrants to request larger files for print if they are required.

Remember, newspaper printing is an industrial process designed for speed and economy. The outcomes of this printing process will be different to the usual prints, and colours on screen, that you may be used to. This is part of the beauty of working in this medium.

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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