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Diffusion X

Artfully Crafted Photography Annual

One Twelve Publishing   /   Deadline: 06/17/19

Join us in celebrating Diffusion's TEN year anniversary! It's a milestone we are very proud of. In an effort to reflect our appreciation for our readers' support and the photographic community in general, our theme for our tenth annual is:


In our podcast, The Diffusion Tapes, the topic of "the photographic community" often comes up with my guests and how their peer's support and collaboration feed their projects. This is what Diffusion has been for me the past ten years, a vehicle for collaboration, a venue for personal curatorial expression, and most importantly my lifeline to some the finest people I've ever met.

And although I'm here for the art, I am biased to the people. I celebrate you.

So now, let us celebrate some art. A love letter to the crafters, an homage to the history, the celebration of bonds made, you know, all the warm and fuzzies. For this milestone issue, we intend to focus more on storytelling and less on abstractions. Help us spin a yarn. How about in ten chapters? Seems apropos to me.

—Blue Mitchell, Publisher, Diffusion

About: Diffusion is primarily a limited run print publication published by One Twelve Publishing. We strive to spotlight artists pushing the boundaries of standard photographic processes in a beautifully designed annual book.


Portland, OR




All artists 18 and older are eligible to participate.


File Prep: Digital files should be flattened (no layers) and should be RGB. Images need to be NO LESS THAN 3400 pixels on the long side. We prefer JPG (saved with maximum quality) but can accept Photoshop PSD files or TIF formats. Please zip files before uploading.

Title and Medium: Please paste your title list with medium in the required form upon checkout, formatted as you would like it published. Do not use ALL CAPS or all "lower case." JPG files should reflect this same title for correlation. For example: This Title is Cool, cyanotype, tea-toned.

Submit up to 10 images. Please zip files before uploading.


70+ selected artists published in our print annual and opportunity to be invited to show in a Diffusion exhibition at a later date.



Evaluation Criteria

Diffusion is focused on artfully crafted, avant-garde photography including mixed media, alt process, photo as an object, installation, and fine art concept work in both analog and digital formats. Diffusion strives to spotlight artists pushing the boundaries of standard photographic processes.

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Blue Mitchell


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