CALL FOR ENTRY: ON DEATH - BOOK INCLUSION
Kris Graves Projects invites you to submit your work to be considered for publication in On Death, a joint photobook with Humble Arts Foundation
Following Humble's 2018 online group show On Death, and their latest show, Loss, Kris Graves invited Jon Feinstein and Roula Seikaly to team up on a followup photobook: On Death, set to publish later this year. For critics and philosophers including the late Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes, photography itself was a "kind of death," or as Sontag put it in On Photography, a "memento mori that enables participation in another's mortality, vulnerability, mutability." Sure, Sontag and Barthes' waxed wisdom is decades old, but we continue to see it transcending time and shifting attitudes towards the medium. Building on the two previous online shows, the book will look at contemporary photographic takes on the end of life, not only as it passes, but conceptually and in the metaphors entangled in the practice – how time and life arrest within a frame.
ON DEATH - SUBMISSION NOTES
8 x 10" vertical
45 artists, 55 plates
limited first edition of 450
1. Up to 4 images (image size: 3000px on the long side, AdobeRGB)
2. Artist Statement, Biography and CV
Submission deadline: 23:59 EST, June 16, 2019
Collaborators + Shortlist Announcement: June 30, 2019
Book Release: October 2019
SELECTED ARTISTS RECEIVE
The selected artists will have one or more of their images included in the publication, and will also receive two copies of the book. We plan on touring it to many cities in Fall 2019, including New York, Chicago, Amsterdam, Boston, and Yale University.
FIVE ADDITIONAL "RUNNER UP" PHOTOGRAPHERS RECEIVE
One copy of the On Death publication (valued at $45)
ABOUT THE CURATORS
Jon Feinstein is a Seattle and New York City-based photographer, curator, writer, co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation and content director at The Luupe. Jon has curated exhibitions for Chicago’s Filter Photo Festival, Photoville, Glassbox Gallery in Seattle, WA and Art-Bridge at The Barclays Arena in Brooklyn, NY. Jon and Roula Seikaly, recently won BlueSky Gallery’s 2019 curatorial prize for their exhibition “An Inward Gaze.” His projects have been featured in Aperture, The NYTimes, The New Republic, BBC, VICE, The New Yorker, Hyperallergic, and Feature Shoot, and his writing has appeared in VICE, Aperture, Photograph, TIME, Slate, GOOD, Daylight, and PDN.
Roula Seikaly is an independent writer and curator based in Berkeley, CA. She has curated exhibitions at SF Camerawork, SOMArts, Blue Sky Gallery, and the Utah Museum of Arts. She contributes to print and online platforms including Aperture, Hyperallergic, Photograph, BOMB Magazine, Afterimage, and KQED Arts. Follow her on Instagram.
Kris Graves Projects collaborates with artists to create limited edition publications and archival prints, focusing on contemporary photography and works on paper. We focus all of our publications on current world issues including, but not limited to race, policy, social awareness, feminism, culture, and wealth. Our goal is to make books and prints affordable to every level of collector.
All submitting artists retain copyright to their images. Artists whose submissions are chosen for the book grant Kris Graves Projects, LLC the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, book production, art fairs and subsequent display on our website of current and past books. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. Images may be placed on social media by Kris Graves Projects (@kgprojects) with artist credit.
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