Accepting entries for photo-based work featuring dresses for the December issue of Fraction Magazine. This group exhibition will be curated by Melanie McWhorter (of melanie photo blog). Deadline is Friday, November 7, 2008, 5pm MTN.
The dress has been a subject of curatorial consideration throughout the last 20 years, exhibitions like Empty Dress: Clothing as Surrogate in Recent Art (presented by Nina Felshin and the Independent Curators International in 1994), have mostly dealt with the use of clothing as symbols, containers of specific meaning related to class, gender and desire. While these prior exhibitions laid the critical groundwork for the consideration of clothing in contemporary art by addressing a broad spectrum of garments and media, Fraction Magazine is pleased to announce an upcoming online exhibition that will specifically investigate these issues as they relate to the woman’s dress as signifier within the medium of photography. The exhibition aims to reveal the “collective consciousness” associated with how the dress, an undeniably rich surrogate, is exploited in contemporary photography.
We are now accepting submissions of photographs (in digital format) that explore / address / feature dresses of any kind.
To send scans, please attach them to the email labeled Lastname_image1.jpg, Lastname_image2.jpg and so on. In the body of the email, please list your name, email address, title of each scan with beside the respective numbers and size and medium of the final print. A brief description of the project is optional. Please limit submissions to five scans per photographer.
The images should be 72dpi and no bigger than 800 pixels on the longest side. Email submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.