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RPF 2019 International Open Call: Beauty in Imperfection

Close on February 22, 2019
RPF 2019 International Open Call: Beauty in Imperfection
RPF 2019 International Open Call: Beauty in Imperfection
Host: RPF
Territory: Worldwide
Theme(s): Beauty in imperfection
Eligibility: Open to all
Entry: Free
Prize: Exhibition
Now in its fourth year, RPF 2019 will include responses to our open call: Beauty in imperfection: reclaiming our aesthetic sensibility. Participants are encouraged to respond to this theme through the use of analogue and cameraless photography (including historical and alternative processes) or digital photography (including photo painting, photo-montage and digital printing skills).

The aim of this year's festival is to return to the essence of our Reclaim Photography manifesto, by reclaiming the best in art photography. This year our festival theme is Beauty in imperfection: reclaiming our aesthetic sensibility.

Wabi Sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional. Leonard Koren, ‘Wabi Sabi for artists, designers, poets and philosophers', 2008.

In this year's open call, the festival sets out to explore the aesthetic value of Wabi Sabi, as described by Koren, by proposing that there is beauty to be found in imperfection, impermanency and incompleteness, thus creating an aesthetic consciousness.

The intangible qualities of beauty and imperfection assumes a transcendental significance within photography, directing the sensibility of the viewer to look beyond the immediately apparent and to search deeper within oneself for meaning and essence.

Aesthetic consciousness can be explored either through the use of photographic processes and techniques, the photographer's artistic interpretation, from the subject matter; or by a combination of all three.

Participants are encouraged to respond to this theme through the use of analogue and cameraless photography (including historical and alternative processes) or digital photography (including photo painting, photo-montage and digital printing skills). We hope to attract images in the form of:

* portraiture- self, individual or group; * experimental imagery; * still-life photography - objects or the natural world; * landscape photography - coastal, rural or urban; * and documentary photography.
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Deadline: February 15, 2019
Host: Fun Street Photo
Prize: Cash Prize
ASPAwards - Alghero Street Photography Awards
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Deadline: February 17, 2019
Host: ASPAwards
Prize: Cash Prize
Working Artist Photography Award
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The Working Artist Photography Award is a quarterly $1000.00 Art Purchase Award, available to all photographers and photo-based artists working in all traditional and non-traditional genres, photography formats, media and styles.

Deadline: February 17, 2019
Host: Working Artist Org
Prize: Cash Prize
Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019
Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation welcomes entries from around the world in all artistic media for the Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition. Now in its 12th edition, this event is one of the most important in the wildlife art calendar.

Deadline: February 18, 2019
Host: David Sheperd Wildlife Foundation
Prize: Cash Prize
Altered Realities
Altered Realities

Photography is wonderfully capable of altering reality to suit the photographer or, as juror Brooke Shaden puts it:

Deadline: February 18, 2019
Host: PhotoPlace Gallery
Prize: Exhibition
LensCulture Portrait Awards 2019
LensCulture Portrait Awards 2019

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Deadline: February 20, 2019
Host: Lensculture
Prize: Cash Prize
Project Launch Grant
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Deadline: February 20, 2019
Host: CENTER
Prize: Cash Prize
Excellence in Multimedia Award
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Deadline: February 20, 2019
Host: CENTER
Prize: Cash Prize
The Choice Awards
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Deadline: February 20, 2019
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Prize: Cash Prize
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Deadline: February 20, 2019
Host: CENTER
Prize: Cash Prize
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