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Annual Contemporary Photography Competition and Exhibition


Shaking things up in 2016, The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) announces an Open Call for Entries for their Annual Contemporary Photography Competition and Exhibition, an event which draws a compelling range of photographic practices and genres from emerging and established artists all over the world. While previous exhibitions displayed one piece from each winner, this year’s gallery component will award solo exhibitions to two winning artists, who each will receive a $5,000 honorarium for production and shipping costs. Kicking off with an Opening Reception on December 8, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at PPAC (1400 N. American St.)

In addition, 25 artists will be selected to appear in a printed pamphlet and online exhibition will run concurrently with the gallery exhibition counterpart on PPAC’s website. Both gallery and online exhibitions will run from December 8, 2016 to February 25, 2017.

To enter, artists can submit up to 10 images representing any subject matter, photographic technique or process, along with a non-refundable entry fee of $50.

This 2016 Contemporary Photography Competition and Exhibition is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, as well as the generosity of PPAC’s donors and members.

Earlier Event: May 3
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