ASMP-LA will host a presentation of personal photography projects and facilitate constructive feedback from the audience. Five photographers working across a wide variety of genres will be selected to show up to 20 photographs that are connected by a theme or that tell a story. A brief artist statement and project title will precede showing the work. The presenter will then receive feedback from the viewers as to how effectively the images reflect the photographer’s intent.
In addition to the five presenters, eight photographers will be chosen to have 5 images from their project shown in a slide show that will loop during the socializing portion of the event.
Fall in love all over again—with photography! One way to keep your creative juices flowing and stay motivated is to focus on a personal photo project. Although photo assignments and satisfied clients have their rewards, maintaining your passion for photography can be a challenge if you’re only shooting to fulfill someone else’s vision and to deliver work on a deadline. Photo projects provide artistic freedom and opportunities to experiment and get the creative juices flowing, which in turn may strengthen your client work.
Personal projects are personal in that they express your unique point of view—but not personal in that you keep them to yourself. Share your photo essay with other photo enthusiasts, whether it’s a work in progress or a completed project now seeking an audience.
For all interested in photo projects, come catch some inspiration from the work presented and mix with others interested in photographic self-expression.
Call for personal photo projects — SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
A personal photography project is a set of images tied together by subject, theme, or style that tell a fuller and more dimensional story than a single image. The project is self-driven and reflects the photographer’s interests. This can be a work in progress or a completed project, but must be a cohesive group of 15 to 20 images.
Five projects will be selected for presentation. The presenter will read his or her brief project statement. Following that, the images will be projected, each showing on screen for approximately 10 seconds. We will let the images speak for themselves.
In addition, eight photographers whose work is not selected for the formal presentation will have five of their images displayed in a slide show that will loop during the socializing portion of the event.
Schedule and details
• Submission deadline: Friday, March 8, 2019, 11:59 p.m. PST
• Notification of acceptance: Monday, March 11, 2019
• Event: Sunday, March 17, 2019 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
• Location: The Leica Gallery, 8783 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
Admission includes access to the The Leica Gallery current exhibition of work by Michael Muller
File format and items to send with submission
• JPEG format only. Size image at 72 dpi and 1500 pixels on the longest side. (Max 5 MB / No borders, watermarks, or zipped files)
• Image names should be numbered in the sequence you wish to show them and may not be changed. (Example: First name_Last name_01.jpg, John_Smith_02.jpg) When uploading please select from lowest to highest number to maintain order.
• A brief project statement in document form (not more than 200 words), your name, email, phone number, and website / Instagram link
• Optional, but appreciated: Title slide with project title and your name on a plain white background
• The PDF ticket confirmation/receipt
Submissions are accepted via Dropbox, WeTransfer, or Google Drive. Please send your submission materials to: ASMPLAsubmissions@gmail.com
ASMP MEMBERS: FREE!
Non-members can join ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) and participate in many benefits of membership.
Light refreshments will be provided at the event.
Please be sure to register if you wish to attend, as seating is limited and RSVP is required. Whether submitting work or not, all are welcome.
By submitting images, you agree
• The images are your own work and you own all rights to them
• You take full responsibility for the content of all images, including the likeness of recognizable individuals.
• The photographer retains all copyright but allows ASMP to use photos in promoting the event “Connecting With Personal Photo Projects.”
• Images submitted may be posted on ASMP social media prior to the final selections but this is not an indicator of the work being selected for the event.
Nancy Kaye, photo educator, photographer, and ASMP-LA board member, will make selections. She has taught classes in visual storytelling and creating a photo essay at LA Valley College and Santa Monica Community College and has exhibited her work in numerous juried shows.
For questions or difficulty uploading submission please email: ASMPLAsubmissions@gmail.com