Deadline: June 26th, 2014

Eligibility: All work must be original. Works previously shown at RayKo are not eligible. The juried exhibition is open to all photographers, national and international.

From their website: I found an old journal with a map of Naxos taped to the front. Inside the cover is one phrase written in my tiny scrawl: “The diffused edge of the world.” Also inside, two Polaroids: one b&w, of a man I almost married. One color, of the man I left him for the year I traveled the perimeter of the Indian Ocean. Scribbled entries and notes and sketches from my journalist days. And one folded contact sheet of a group of fisherman lit by the dusk sacrificing a goat to thank the gods for a great catch…I grow restless just looking at the frames…

I hear photographers talk of how they shoot more when the travel…and it’s these images that I want to see. What drives them to lug a 4×5 into the mountains or to buy 100 rolls of film for a trip or to rent expensive dream lenses for their digital cameras or to download every picture on their smartphone so they can capture limitless images. RayKo is looking for your travel photographs, near and far, to the edge of the earth and to the places perhaps known only to you. Whether you’re hauling around a view camera and a tripod or just pulling a mobile phone out of your back pocket, we want to see what you’ve captured and how you’re telling your story.

Prizes: Best of Show – $500 cash prize and 4 Honorable mention juror awards. Winning photograph will also be published in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Jurors: Ann Jastrab & Judy Walgren. Ann Jastrab is currently the Gallery Director at RayKo Photo Center. Judy Walgren took the helm as director of photography at the San Francisco Chronicle in December 2010.

For more detailed information and entry link: http://raykophotocenter.com/call-for-entry-b/

About RayKo Photo: Since 1991, RayKo Photo Center has provided traditional darkroom rentals and educational resources for photographers. In 2002, construction began in an industrial building on 428 Third Street, and the third incarnation of RayKo was opened in the fall of 2004. Housed in a spacious 12,000 square foot building, RayKo is the largest public photographic community center west of the Mississippi.

RayKo Photo, 428 Third Street, San Francisco, CA


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