Exposure 2022 Emerging Photographers Showcase Now Open!

The 2022 Exposure Photography Festival Emerging Photographers Showcase is now open for submissions! If you are an Alberta-based photographer or visual artist, this is your chance to break into the industry and show the world your outstanding talent! There are tons of exciting perks to just submitting your work, plus there is the chance to be chosen as an Emerging Photographer and win numerous Exposure prizes!

Exposure welcomes and encourages diverse and innovative submissions from Alberta-based emerging photographers and visual artists who incorporate, celebrate or challenge the photographic medium within their practice. All submissions will be reviewed by juror Hana Kaluznick, the Assistant Curator in the Department of Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London, UK. Those whose works are selected will be shown at Contemporary Calgary as part of the 2022 Exposure Photography Festival in Calgary, Alberta!

There are perks for just submitting your work! All those who submit their work will:

  • Have the opportunity to be featured on the Exposure Photography Festival curated Instagram account reaching audiences worldwide!
    • Exposure will be sharing examples of strong submissions from June – September. To enhance your chance of being featured on Exposure’s Instagram, make sure you submit your work early!
  • Gain visibility with the juror and Exposure team.

From there, a chosen selection of creators will be a part of the Exposure 2022 Emerging Photographers Showcase! Those selected will:

  • Exhibit their work in the Exposure 2022 Emerging Photographers Showcase.
  • Be invited to become involved with the exhibition’s related programming – such as online events, artist talks, exhibition tours, group critiques and more!
  • Be invited to show selected work in a public exhibition presented on Pattison Outdoor digital billboards located in the City of Calgary.
  • Have their name and website link featured on the Exposure website as an artist profile, reaching audiences worldwide.
  • Have the opportunity to win one of the many available Exposure Awards.
  • Receive an artist fee of $158 (CAD).
  • Receive a 40% discount with Exposure’s 2022 print partner ABL Imaging Group.
  • Have their work promoted in the Exposure 2022 official press release package.
    • Previous press packages have included the British Journal of Photography, AnOther Magazine, Phmuseum, Avenue Magazine, NEXT Magazine, MUSÉE Vanguard of Photography Culture and more!

The submission fee for ten images is $35 (CAD). We recommend taking advantage and submit a portfolio of 10 images! Additional images may be submitted for $5 each, and photographers/artists may submit up to fifteen images total.

The deadline for submissions is September 10, 2021, at 6:00 PM MST.

For more information and to submit your work, please click here!!

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