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2021 SPE Annual Conference: Imagining Legacy: Archives, Collections, and Memoria

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Autumn 2020 Show

with jurors Raymond Thompson and William Camargo

The Curated Fridge   /   Deadline: 10/03/20

Theme: Counter Archives
Description: Archives are political. Archives are man made. So much of what we base our knowledge about our past, present and future are tied into the archive. Whether archives were collected by the state, by the community or by individual families, they play a role in the construction of identity and one's understanding of the political and cultural landscape we navigate everyday.
We want to reexamine the archive with a lens focused on what and who was left out. We are looking for work inspired by archives, whether it be written, oral, family stores, imagine pasts and futures, and beyond. We invite artists that work from archives and as well create a counter-narrative with their work.

The refrigecurators of the Autumn 2020 show are Raymond Thompson Jr. and William Camargo, winners of the 2020 Lenscratch Student Prize!

Raymond Thompson Jr. is a freelance photographer and multimedia producer based in Morgantown, WV. He currently works as a Multimedia Producer at West Virginia University. He is also pursing an MFA in photography from West Virginia University. He received his Masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin in journalism and graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a BA is American Studies. He has worked as a freelance photographer for The New York Times, The Intercept, NBC News, Propublica, WBEZ, Google, Merrell and the Associated Press.

William Camargo is an Arts Educator, Photo-Based Artist and Arts Advocate born and raised in Anaheim, California, he is currently serving as Commissioner of Heritage and Culture in the city of Anaheim and holds an M.F.A at Claremont Graduate University. He is the founder and curator of Latinx Diaspora Archives an archive Instagram page that elevates communities of color through family photos. He attained his BFA at the California State University, Fullerton, and an AA from Fullerton College in photography.


Open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. All mediums are invited. Previous participants are welcome to apply again.


* For the Autumn 2020 Show there will be online submissions only. You don't have to mail your prints.
* You can submit up to 5 images. As always, the submission is FREE!
* Accepted images will be posted on The Curated Fridge website and social media.
*Email the jpgs of the submitted files to: thecuratedfridge_at_gmail_dot_com
* Image specifications: 1280 on the longest side, 72 ppi, sRGB, .jpg
* Name your .jpgs like this: Mary_Jones_1, Mary_Jones_2 etc...
* Please, do not send .zip files
* Finally, include a link to your website and instagram (if any).

Please note that only complete submissions will be considered, so take your time and send over your materials as requested.

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