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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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Stranger Than Fiction: Street Photography

New England School of Photography   /   Deadline: 02/22/19

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"Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't." - Mark Twain.

Artists are invited to submit thematic work made on the street or in the tradition of investigative documentary photography in the public forum which celebrates the thrilling, unseen, odd, absurd reality of the human experience. We kindly ask for images which were seen or found, not created or staged.


$25 for 3 images


ELIGIBILITY: The exhibition is open to all photographers working in analog and digital mediums, color and black & white. Any format, camera, and style is acceptable. Maximum frame size is 24"x36", square pieces should be 25" on the longest side.


Submit 3 images via email to: nesopsubmissions_at_gmail_dot_com
Image Size/format: jpeg, 72dpi, sRGB, 1500px on the long side
Please Name your files accordingly: Artist Name_numericalsequence (ie. Winogrand_1, Winogrand_2, Winogrand_3)
Please do not send zip files
Artists are permitted to make multiple submissions if they so desire, simply attach additional payment receipts in the body of the email submission

In the Subject Line of your email, include your name and the Call for Entry category (example: Winogrand Submission – StrangerThanFiction)
In the body of the email include the following information: Your Name, Image Titles, Location and Year of Photographs, brief artist statement 250 words or less, and a link to your website
To complete your submission, entry fee must be paid prior to submission deadline. You should receive a confirmation of payment and a confirmation of image submission. Please send confirmation of payment with your submission.

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JUROR: Hank Hauptman, Artist & Director of Robert Klein Gallery, Boston.

Hank Hauptmann is a photographer residing in Dorchester, Massachusetts. For the past decade, he has been photographing in the streets and neighborhoods of Boston and its surrounding areas. Hauptmann has attended Bunker Hill Community College and currently serves as director at Robert Klein Gallery. His work has been shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions, and was recently published in Lapham's Quarterly. Hauptmann continues to work on photographic projects both at home and abroad, and is actively involved in independent curatorial work.

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Erin Carey
274 Mood St.
Waltham, MA 02453

P: 617-437-1868

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