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A call for reconsidered once forgotten photographs

School of Art + Design at Ohio University   /   Deadline: 01/15/19

A call for reconsidered once forgotten photographs

We encourage you to dig through boxes, drawers, closets, and hard drives, to find an image that's yours, and give it fresh new meaning. Reconsider a personal unused picture. Re-contextualize what a single photograph can mean over time, in 350 words or less, in any form that fits — then share it with us!

Looked at with new eyes, our images ask us questions. Through this program we intent to ask back a new set of questions— what do your old pictures mean now? Is the meaning still what it once was? Have our images changed us? How much of the meaning and power of photographic images can we locate inside the border of the photograph? What new latent meanings grow from the changing environment of our time? By providing space to slow down our image consumption, to digest, ruminate, and attempt to absorb what our photographs mean now, one at a time, this call aims to counter the anxiety of the forever scrolling image world.

All submissions will receive a followup email response, and will be considered by the curatorial team for the project website, an e-book, and or a followup invitation for video call conversation. Your submission is your application for any or all levels of participation. All inquiries can be directed to Daniel King at

Curatorial Team
Artists Cassidy Brauner, Courtney Kessel, and Daniel J. King are coordinating the New Old Image eXchange event at the School of Art + Design at Ohio University in 2019. The three combined bring curatorial, publishing, marketing and arts programming experience to this project, and will co-curate the work submitted for this call, and the related event, New Old Image eXchange.

Submission Guidelines
By submitting your single photograph with textual response (under 350 words) your submission will be considered for inclusion in a book project and for display in an online and screen-based exhibit presented at the School of Art + Design and on the campus of Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio in February of 2019. One entry per person is permitted. Questions can be directed to

Submission deadline: January 15, 2019
Website Project goes live February 1, 2019
New Old Image eXchange: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Book project to be published in the summer of 2019

SUBMIT your reconsidered photograph at or contact us with questions:

Follow along at #newoldimages and @newoldimages online.



Contact Information

Cassidy Brauner
10240 Mitchell DeWitt Rd
Plain City, OH 43064

P: 6145921577

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