Submission Deadline: November 12, 2017 (11:59 GMT +7)
Exhibition Date: November 17 to December 13, 2017
Send submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
Street #27, Wat Bo Village, Sala Kamreuk Commune,
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Mirage is a new art space, shared open studio and cafe located in Siem Reap, Cambodia that aims to promote visual arts and many other art forms. Thanks to the collaborative effort of several artists based in Siem Reap, we, as a cooperative, are trying to expand our territories and create bridges between local, regional and international art communities.
Why a street photography exhibition in Siem Reap?
The exhibition will be curated by Serey Siv (http://sereysiv.com), a street and social documentary photographer and co-founder of Mirage, and Michelle Rice Chan (http://littledotrice.com), a street photographer and independent curator based in Hong Kong. As Cambodia is still reeling from the disastrous regime that occurred in the late 70s, we believe that the act of partaking in street photography activities is a marvelous way for the Cambodian society to heal itself—especially since most street photographers are passionate shooters that tend to capture the comical, the nonsensical, the intimate, the raw, the colorful and the “decisive” moments of everyday life.
In this digital era, the current generation of photographers rarely develops or prints their own photographs. Some rely exclusively on social media applications and other trending digital platforms to promote their work. In Cambodia, where photography is not widely considered an art form, the number of photographers who care about having physical copies of their work is almost nonexistent. Mirage believes this exhibition can leave a positive impact on the emerging Khmer photography and art scene.
Why should I submit my street photos?
Our objective at Mirage is to foster the next generation of photographers, emerging artists, and curators in Siem Reap. In order to achieve this, we need to promote a more pragmatic and hands-on approach with the local art community.
By submitting your street photograph, you will be giving a unique opportunity to the youth and art community in Siem Reap. Under the supervision of the main curators and other artists at Mirage, we will let a young group of Siem Reap based artists handle your photographic prints. On the opening night of “Innocence” (Nov. 17, 2017), we will live stream the show on Facebook and Patreon, and watch these children and teenagers curate their first photo exhibition. Our wish is for every one of them to understand the underlying magic behind picking and touching a physical print, and the joy of curating an exhibition.
Since the exhibition will go on for roughly one month (Nov. 17 to Dec. 13, 2017), it will also coincide with the Angkor Photo Festival, the longest running photo festival in Asia (Dec. 3-12). Every year for the past 13 years, award-winning photographers and curators from all around the world gather in great numbers to attend the festival in Siem Reap. This is a great opportunity for some emerging photographers to get exposure.
Can I earn from print sales?
Every participating photographer will earn a commission from their print sales but you are not obligated to put them on sale. Mirage takes a 25% commission, 25% will be donated to a local Cambodian NGO that supports Siem Reap based artists and 50% will go to the artist (more details below).
Submission Guidelines and Rules
Mirage invites street photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed “Innocence”. We are interested in all the possible creative photographic interpretations of the theme. Please follow the rules and guidelines below.
a. The curators will review your submission. Once approved, we will send you an email confirming your entry along with a payment invoice. We intend to showcase the works of up to 100 photographers. If we reach 100 submissions, we will close the open call.
b. Submit up to 3 photos to the exhibition to email@example.com:
One photo, $10 USD
Two photos, $15 USD
Three photos, $20 USD
c. Include the following information in your email:
1.c. The exhibition theme and your name in the subject line (“Innocence” - Your Name)
2.c. Your city and country; your website address (if you have one); the title of your photo (untitled is okay);
3.c. Your preferred method of payment:
Bitcoins; Ethereum; Litecoins
USD (in person only)
d. Submitted images must follow the following format: JPEG; Adobe RGB or sRGB; longest dimension maximum 1280 pixels; 72 dpi; maximum 1 MB.
e. The fee covers the cost of printing (HP Satin Professional paper) and the exhibition fee (admin, utilities, etc). This fee is not refundable.
f. The payment can only be made by using PayPal, Wing, Bitcoins, Ethereum, Litecoins or USD (in person only).
1.f. For PayPal users, please send us your PayPal associated email and we will send you an invoice requesting a payment. You will get a confirmation email from us once we have successfully received the funds.
2.f. For Wing users, send us your phone number and we will send you ours. Transfer the funds and send us a photo of the receipt. You will get a confirmation email from us when we have successfully withdrawn the funds.
3.f. For Bitcoins, Ethereum and Litecoins users, we will send you an address by email so you can send the required fee. You will get a confirmation email from us when we have successfully received the funds.
4.f. To pay in USD, visit us at Mirage before the deadline.
g. Once the submission fees have been cleared from our side, we will send you an email requesting to provide a high-resolution TIFF or JPEG (300 DPI) file for us to have your photograph printed. Exhibition prints will be not matted or framed.
h. You have until November 12 (11:59 PM GMT +7) to submit a valid submission, pay your entry fee and send a high-resolution file for printing.
i. File names of maximum 40 characters should only contain letters of the English alphabet and underscores.
j. The exhibition copy will be printed on an archival pigment print (HP Satin Professional Photo Paper). The curators will decide the size of your print(s)—they will pick between an A5 (14.8 x 21 cm) and an A4 (21 x 27.9 cm) sized papers prior to the exhibition day at their discretion. The decision will be final. However, photographers may choose to indicate different print types if they offer their entry for sale.
k. Your submitted photograph does not have to be for sale.
l. Photographs entering this exhibition will be un-editioned by default (open edition). If you want your submission to be editioned, include specific details in your submission email.
m. All photographers 18 years or older worldwide may enter submitting their own, original work.
n. Mirage welcomes submissions from emerging and established photographers.
o. The exhibition is set to open on November 17 and end on December 13. The live stream will begin at 7:30 PM GMT +7 on the opening date.
p. By entering, entrants automatically accept the conditions of the submission; they grant Mirage non-exclusive right to use and reproduce submitted photographs (with the name of the photographer and the title of the work indicated) for promotional (e.g.: website and Facebook page of the Gallery, catalogue) and exhibition purposes. No royalties or compensation will be paid for these purposes. All copyrights and ownership of the works are retained by the photographer. Entrants assume and accept all legal and financial responsibility for any infringement of the privacy rights or copyright of others, caused by creating or presenting their work in public. Mirage retains the right to exclude from the exhibition entries that violate the conditions of the submission and ones that violate any human or privacy rights.
When your work is selected for the exhibition:
Exhibition prints will be kept on file for a year for future promotion unless the photographer prefers some other arrangement. In case of a sale inquiry, the photographer will be promptly contacted. Mirage takes a 25% commission, 25% will be donated to a local Cambodian NGO that supports Siem Reap based artists and 50% will go to the artist. Submitted photographs, however, do not have to be for sale. Exhibition prints will not be sold; they are for exhibition and promotion purposes and can be picked up by the artist or a delegate at any time.
Mirage archives all photography exhibitions electronically, allowing us to promote our exhibiting photographers to curators, collectors as well as the viewing public. Our website (soon) also functions as a virtual gallery site, and all photographs included in our exhibitions are published on the dedicated page of the exhibition.
For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
We accept payments with PayPal, Wing, Bitcoins, Ethereum, Litecoins and USD only.
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