NEXT COMPETITION: HISTORIC PROCESS

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NEXT COMPETITION:HISTORIC PROCESS

SUBMISSIONS DUE : AUGUST 25th, 2019
JUROR: NADEZDA NIKOLOVA-KRATZER

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PLEASE SEND UP TO 6 IMAGES FOR CONSIDERATION.
ALL SUBJECTS WELCOME. NO THEME.
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UPLOAD AND SEND TO submissions@seities.ca or upload a zip file through We Transfer or DropBox and please forward your link/s submissions@seities.caPlease include your FULL NAME, TITLE and PROCESS in each title. {ex.FirstName_LastName_Title_Process} {Files should be min. 8 inches on the longest side at 300dpi} The selected portfolio’s artist will be featured, interviewed, and will receive the Back Cover of the  Publication THEME:LANDSCAPE
**The 1st Image is Free- to Enter 5 more please donate $15 through this link HERE**
COMPETITION IS FREE FOR SEITIES MEMBERS
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Past Competition Winners/Jurors Include:Kalua K. Krynska(Wet Plate) Juror Kristen Sink
Galina Kurlat (Polaroid) Juror Christopher R. Perez
Andrew Bolton(Film ) Juror Jefferson Hayman
Anne Barry (Historic Process ) Juror Ed Ross
James Wigger (Colour Process ) Juror ErintheArtist
Caitlyn Soldan (Pinhole) Juror SEITIES Board
Stephanie Slate (Cyanotype Competition) Juror Adam Finkleston
Zelko Nedic (Wet Plate Competition) Juror Jacqueline Roberts
Shesaidred (Polaroid Competition) Juror Agafia Polynchuk
Victoria Braun ( Film Process Competition) Juror George Webber
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Q+A’s HISTORIC PROCESS COMPETITION BELOW:

Q+A’s HISTORIC PROCESS COMPETITION.

Q: When is the deadline?

A: Sunday August 25th, 2019 Midnight PST.

Q:Who is the Juror?

A: NADEZDA NIKOLOVA-KRATZER

https://nadezdanikolova.com

Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer is a photographic artist whose practice is informed by an experimental approach to early photographic processes and her interest in the materiality of the photographic medium.

Focusing primarily on wet plate collodion, she is re-imagining the historic process, traditionally used for portraits and landscape photography, by creating cameraless image-objects that walk the line between painting and photography. (When an object is placed on a photo-sensitive surface that is exposed to light, the object casts a shadow that creates a shape on the photographic surface, resulting in a photogram, a type of a camera-less image.) “I appreciate the photogram’s simplicity and immediacy. Essentially, we are experiencing light and the absence of it, in a careful balancing act.”

Her tools of the trade include chemistry, light, engraving aluminum, paint brushes, and pieces of cut out and torn paper to block light and reveal suggestive silhouettes. Exploring the fluidity of wet plate collodion, the artist is coaxing the process into creating ethereal, otherworldly, and unexpected images: “I spray, dab and brush on the chemistry, and scratch the wet emulsion, in a performative enactment rather than an image capture. In essence, I am negotiating with the chemistry, guiding it. But only to a point. The chemistry — responding to environmental factors, manipulation, and age — has a say in the final image.”

Q: What is the fee?

A: Anyone can submit 1 image for Free, however submitting a portfolio ( up to a total of 6 images ) is a $15 Donation through the online store http://seities.bigcartel.com/product/next-competition-film-photography-process Please note competition submissions (6 images) are also free for SEITIES Members.

Q: Why should I submit?

A: The selected portfolio will receive a printed portfolio feature, interview and their photograph will be featured on the back cover of the 11th Publication THEME LANDSCAPE. Your work will also be juried by the expert artist extraordinaire Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer.

Q:What is the difference between the Historic Photography Competition and Theme Landscape?

A: The historic photography competition is specifically for submissions taken on any/all formats of film. The Landscape Theme submissions of course includes all historic processes but is also open to all analogue based work including but not limited to All film formats and Polaroids. Unlike the Historic Photography Competition, when submitting your work to THEME LANDSCAPE, your fee $40 automatically includes a printed copy of the next publication mailed to you.

Q: Why should I submit to both the Historic Process Competition and the Theme Landscape?

A: By submitting your work to both separate submissions you increase your opportunity of publication and to be featured in the OPEN THEME LANDSCAPE the 11th Publication + Exhibition. You will also automatically receive a copy of the publication.

Q: What kind of work can I submit?

A: Any images created USING ANY HISTORIC FORMAT/ PROCESS FOR CONSIDERATION. Including but not limited to :

The salt process (salted paper prints) …Glass plate negatives (wet plate collodion ) …

Daguerreotype process .. Ambrotype process … Tintype proces … The albumen process. …

Collodion papers. …Gelatine papers. …photogram, rayograph process …The cyanotype process. …The kallitype process. …pinhole images …The calotype process … The platinotype process. …Van Dyke brownprint … Pigment prints …Gum prints …Oil printing …Bromoil prints …

*Mixed Media work based on historic photography techniques will also be considered.

Q:How do I submit?

A: Visit this link : http://seities.bigcartel.com/product/next-competition-film-photography-process

SEND UP TO 6 IMAGES CREATED USING ANY FILM FORMAT/ PROCESS FOR CONSIDERATION. UPLOAD YOUR SCAN/PICS AND SEND TO submissions@seities.ca or upload a zip file through We Transfer or DropBox and please forward your link/s submissions@seities.ca *Wetransfer Preferred*

Please include your FULL NAME, TITLE and PROCESS(film type) in each title. {ex. FirstName_LastName_Title_Process} {Files should be min 8″ on the longest side at 300dpi}

Q:Will I get a notification?

A: Yes, you will receive an email notification that your submission was properly uploaded the week of August 25th, 2019. The winner will be announced shortly after the Juror has made their selection

Q: Can I submit work made with a digital camera?

A: SEITIES is dedicated to artists who choose to work with analogue processes. We appreciate digital photography, however are focused on promoting hand made alternative processes that pre-date digital photography. We do not accept digital photography submissions. Please contact submissions@seities.ca for further support on mixed media processes.

For further questions please contact submissions@seities.ca

Thank you for your support and contribution.

SEITIES STUDIO