2017 has been a taxing year. From the inauguration of a barbaric reality-tv star in the United States, to countless natural disasters, horrifying terrorist attacks in various forms, and a general feeling of global cultural division, it can often seem like we, as humans, are spiraling downward. But there have been elements of hope -- from large scale community organizing around the world, to the outpouring of aid.
A photographic meditation on the year feels aptly appropriate for Humble's next group show.
Show us your reflection on 2017. It can be abstract, "conceptual," or straightforward and representational. It can be grim or hopeful. We encourage showing us as visualized frustration as optimism. Instead of a traditional roundup or "year in pictures," our curation, like previous shows, will take an open-ended approach.
The only requirement is that work must have been made after January 1, 2017.
November 15, 2017
1. Please submit your 50-ish word bio, statement and other information via THIS FORM.
2. Email five (5) JPGs at 1,800 pixels on the longest side to submit AT hafny DOT org with
"Year in Reverse Submission" in the subject line, and each image titled with your name and the title of the image (i.e. Andy_Warhol_Bannana_01)
IMPORTANT: Please do NOT submit zipped folders of images.
ALSO IMPORTANT: Please do NOT watermark your images. We promise you, if we use them, we will give you proper attribution, but we cannot take submissions seriously that include watermarks.
Want quicker visibility on your submissions? AFTER submitting via email, Hashtag #HAFREVERSE and @humbleartsfoundation on Instagram.
All submissions must follow the above guidelines.
Humble's co-founder and curatorial director Jon Feinstein will select photographers to feature in HAFNY's online Group Show #55: Year in Reverse, which will go live on Humble's website in December, 2017, and potentially be shared on Humble's Instagram. We will announce selected photographers via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram feed and through our mailing list.
About the Curator:
Jon Feinstein is Humble's co-founder and curatorial director. He has curated exhibitions Glassbox Gallery in Seattle, Photographic Center Northwest, Hasted Kraeutler, and Phillips de Pury. His writing has appeared in Daylight, Slate, and Time, and his numerous projects have been featured in Vice, Aperture, The New York Times, HyperAllergic and The New Yorker, among others. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @jonfeinstein.
About the header image:
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