Photography Contest


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Open to all

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$35/5 images

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Abandoned. According to Merriam Webster, abandoned could be: abandoned, 1a: left without needed protection, care, or support, b: left by the owner, c: no longer held or thought of : given up, 2: wholly free from restraint

The SE Center is looking for images of Abandoned; structures, people, landscapes, ideas, anything that can interpreted as Abandoned. All forms of imagery, black-and-white and color, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for Abandoned is Dennis Kiel, a respected curator, Dennis Kiel is the Director of the Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University, served as interim executive director and chief curator at The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film, was the associate curator of prints, drawings and photographs at the Cincinnati Art Museum for 24 years. He also taught the history of photography at Northern Kentucky University as an adjunct professor for a number of years.

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center's main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slide show. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived.