Call for Submissions – ‘Artificial Things’ Photography Exhibition

We have teamed up with photography organisation Shutter Hub, and are excited to announce the call out for submissions for ‘Artificial Things’, a photography exhibition taking place in the Alison Richard Building from November 2017 to January 2018.

There will always be a question over the photographic image as to whether it can ever truly capture reality, but with ‘Artificial Things’ we’d like to explore that idea further, to bring together photographic artists who use photography to explore and merge the boundaries of the fake and the real.

This exhibition will endeavour to bring together contemporary photography that reaches across the medium into alternative and historical processes and stretches the format of photography to its very edges whilst broadly investigating the theme of ‘Artificial Things’.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Monday 04 September 2017.

Further details can be found on the Shutterhub Blog.

Call for Entries: Viral – Photography in the Age of Social Media

A juried photography exhibition Viral: Photography in the Age of Social Media will be hosted at the Alison Richard Building. An opening reception and academic colloquium to mark the launch of the exhibition, Virulence: visualising the African body as a vector of epidemics, will take place on 19 February 2015.

The convenors are currently seeking entries to the exhibition on the theme of ‘viral’.

In our age of emerging infectious diseases and “epidemic” information sharing, becoming viral has come to be seen as an indispensable part of 21st century social life.

From Ebola to social media, internet memes, and online videos, what “goes viral” has come to underscore the potentials and dangers of our interconnected world.

Both vital and lethal, things viral are the subject of the new collaboration between United Photo Industries and CRASSH.

Shared, tweeted, liked, appropriated, manipulated: photography and short-form videos have become the undisputed visual language of our generation, a powerful communication tool at a time of shortening attention spans and simmering visual saturation. No longer able to imagine (or care to remember) a time unmediated by the social/digital experience, we have willingly surrendered our understanding of the world to the filtered collective-consciousness of the feed. In the words of conceptual artist Joan Foncuberta, “Images don’t represent the world any longer – images compose the world”.

Artists are invited to submit photographic images and short videos reflecting, questioning, and expanding on the notion of “viral” and its impact on everyday life and our understanding of the world. The call for entries is juried by

For more information on how to submit to this exhibition, please visit the United Photo Industries website. Deadline for submissions 9 January 2015.