1650 Gallery presents:

Juried Photography Exhibition

Submissions Deadline:
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016
7:30 - 10:30pm

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Submission Guidelines

Selfie and Self Portrait Photography Exhibition
Photo Credit: "Vesta 1980" by Nancy Oliveri

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1650 Gallery is hosting the juried photography exhibition

IF the ancient Greeks implored us to "know thyself" and common knowledge assures us that "a picture is worth a thousands words", doesn't it follow that the amalgamation of random know-nothing's collectively called "the human race" should be CONSTANTLY photographing themselves in an effort to gain true wisdom and artistic insight? It should! And also because it's just plain insanely inventive to do so! Just ask ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE or CINDY SHERMAN. This month 1650 goes completely SELF-CENTERED as we pay homage to the time-honored art of the SELF-PORTRAIT! And while we highly encourage you NOT to cut your ear off before snapping your own mug, we do encourage you to muster a little bit of the artistic passion that fueled a certain well-known Dutch dude's compulsion to capture the true spirit within. So this month, whether you have a face that launched a thousand ships or you are a bit more on the JoJo the Dog-Faced Boy side of the tracks, grab a camera and crank out an image that is indisputably YOU! Because EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL in its own way, and at 1650 this time we are being TOTALLY selfish about things as we dive head first into the wonderful world of SELF-PORTRAITS and SELFIES!!!

Approximately fifty works will be chosen from submitted photos to be included in the SELF: SELFIES AND SELF PORTRAITS group photography exhibition at 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles.

There is an entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images. Additional entries may be submitted for $5 each.

We offer free matting and framing for accepted photographs that fit our pre-cut mat sizes for the duration of the exhibition. We have a variety of frames and mats to choose from.

We will also print your photo for a nominal fee if you are accepted into the show and would prefer not to mail a print.

Selected artists may choose to offer their work for sale. The gallery retains 50% sales commission. We offer free matting and framing for accepted photographs that fit our pre-cut mat sizes for the duration of the exhibition.

AWARDS: Best In Show, 2nd Place and 3rd Place will be awarded and posted online after the show opening. Award winning photos will be featured on the show page and Best In Show winners will have a small portfolio of their work (up to 10 images) featured in our 1650 Spotlight gallery of photographic excellence.

All Awards winners will also be featured in our 1650 Gallery newsletter, which is broadcast via email to our mailing list. Getting the word out about artists we're excited about helps you do more great work, helps us show more great work, and helps keep the often insular world of fine art photography more diverse and vibrant.

1650 Photography Selfies and Self Portraits

Photo credits: "Self Portrait" By Paula Rucket (Get Real 2012), "Self Portrait" by Dima Rbeiz (Darkside 2011), "Self-Portrait as Francesca Woodman" by Trevor Messersmith (Bros 2016), "Nude With Camera" by Angelika Ejtel (Reflections 2016), "Self-Portrait" by Luke Kurtis (Bros 2016), "Self-portrait with Strangers" by Bruce Berkow (Windows & Doors 2014 Online Annex), "Self-Portrait" by Johnny Smith (Johnny Smith Instagram Show 2013), "Self-portrait /TheArtOfReflection Series/" by Angelika Ejtel (Reflections 2016), "Portrait of Self" by Jeff Kantorowski (Bros 2016)

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Questions? Please email us at 1650gallery@gmail.com

Good luck and hope to see you at the opening reception!