Call for Entries: THE TIME MACHINE

We call for entries from photographers and photographic artists with images that are dedicated to “THE TIME MACHINE”. Our third exhibition will be on view with this title from February, 14th until March, 24th, 2018, in our wonderful gallery at the Vijverhofstraat in Rotterdam. It will show our selection from the works that were submitted in the call.

The deadline for the call is January, 21st.

Guest curator is Jeroen de Wijs. He is a dedicated collodion photographer, and instructor at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam. He is currently working on a project “capturing the present with the past”. He makes pictures of the modern world, with an old 13×18 cm collodion camera, choosing subjects that would have been off interest for 19th century travel guides.

“Photography is an art of teleporting the past into the future” – Mehmet Murat Ildan (Turkish writer)

For photographers, time is an important concept. A photograph is a moment frozen in time, but its meaning changes in the future and the photo itself becomes part of the past. Photography is two hundred years old now. During these centuries, the looks of the photographs have changed. When we see a photograph, we instinctly place it into some point in time. Brown, black and white are old, colour photographs are new. Sometimes we are right, sometimes wrong.

Can you use your camera as timemachine? Can you give us a feeling of displacement in time, simply by showing us your photographic work? Are you able to surprise us by using old techniques capturing modern day subjects, or, on the contrary, using modern techniques but in a strange, timeless, old fashioned manner? Can you combine old and new, making the future? This exhibition will be about time – past, present and future.

Jeroen de Wijs, Estacao Trindade, Porto, Portugal, 2013

 

What will you show us?

Your work can be anything from a straight photograph, to manipulated and even drawn photoshop projects, from alternative 19th century photographic techniques to modern, computer made images, graphic arts (etchings, litho’s…), as long as it’s based on one or more photographic images (no drawings or paintings) and you can show us how it looks by sending us a digital file.

The deadline is January, 21st. Don’t miss it!

Learn how to participate and sent us your best work by clicking here

Jeroen de Wijs, Serra da Estrela, Penhas Douradas, Portugal, 2013

 

 

 

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