Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Landscape Interrupted

Joe Cornett, who is curating this show, asked that I post this call to the blog. He encourages students to enter. If you're making images about the "landscape", it is probably worth your time and entry fee. Call for entries is here, (it is also posted on my office door). Below is the info from Flagstaff Cultural Partners' website:

Landscape Interrupted is a new photography exhibition focused on the influence, interaction and change that happens within the landscape when humans impact the natural world.

In contemporary times it is hard to consider nature as having it’s own entity. Humans have become part of the identity of the natural world and it’s becoming difficult to find a spaces in the wilderness that are untouched or unoccupied. Landscape photography has altered its focus away from utopian scenes and artists are using cameras to poignantly display the interaction between people and the landscape. Photographers are pin-pointing the changing landscape and as this natural change becomes accepted, absurdity becomes appealing and the spaces become occupied.

Untitled by Susan Lynn Smith

Juror: William Jenkins - Professor of Photography at Arizona State University. Former curator at the George East House International Museum of Photography and Film and responsible for the New Topographics Exhibition that changed the aesthetic and idea of what Landscape Photography is.

Landscape Interrupted is a Call for Entries exhibition open to all photographers working or living in the United States.

Deadline for submissions of artwork is November 20, 2009.