The green, the organic, the sprawling, the modelled after nature, the re-naturalised and re-planted, the extracted, the naturally sorted, the utopia of nature, the domesticized and rearranged nature, the sublime, the naturally isolated, the untamable, the rooted.
2013: back to nature. Ever present are the lumberjack shirts and the continuously growing beards. The desire for nature, for something primordial, seems omnipresent. Off the beaten tracks of familiar coffee-table books (“Our wild …”, “Beautiful …”, “On the way through …” etc.), artistic photography referring to this subject area becomes this issue’s focus of attention. What is photography able to add besides the sheer act of documenting nature? What is striking about photography of plants, trees and landscapes beyond mere beauty and sublimeness? How can nature be art today? How artificial is nature? What significance do terms like “genuinity” and “nativeness of nature” carry in this context?
If you think your work fits this subject, submit your series no later than June 14. All submitted work will be carefully and meticulously considered and judged upon. Each submitee will be notified immediately following the completion of the selection process.
- For your application an entry fee of € 10.– will be charged – including a € 5.– voucher for our online shop.
- Send us your images in JPEG format only, no more than 1920 pixels at the largest side.
- Include a brief description of your work and explain why you consider your work conceptually relevant for Album #4 in a few sentences.
- Include an abridged CV.
- If a comprehensive text or essay (e.g. catalogue text) is already available please include it and/or indicate its status, its availability for reproduction and the name of the author.
- Compress your data into a ZIP file, named firstname_surname.zip.
- Submissions that don’t follow these guidelines above cannot be considered.