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Pinhole Photography Competition

The selected portfolio’s artist will be featured, interviewed, and will receive the back cover of the publication THEME: DREAMS.

This is a separate submission from the THEME: DREAMS (which is open to all analogue processes including but not limited to wet plate, cyanotype, polaroid, and film)

Deadline: March 15, 2021

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One image submission is free! Enter up to six images for a donation of $15 through PayPal. No donation is required for Seities members, included in membership.

Juror: Hope Kahn

Hope Kahn’s Artist Statement

I was born in the mid 1950s, a time ripe for a child to explore the land before the great migration to suburban living. My mother introduced me to the earth. We took long walks around the lakes, as we explore the beauty, smelled the rich life of nature, and caught butterflies along the way.

Growing up in an area surrounded by woods my friends and I ran free to the pond in the forest. I would bring a big pickle jar with holes that my father had punched in the top to collect tadpoles. I would watch them morph into the most beautiful creatures and then release the frogs back to their muddy pond. When I heard our cow bell ringing it was only then, that I would make my way home.

To save the neighborhood rose bushes we had a contest to collect the destructive beetles and set them free in the thickets. These are some of my treasured memories that brought me to explore photography.

My work has gone in many directions, but one constant is my connection to nature. Bringing those memories of years ago forward in an interpretation of the past I create an image that I hope will resonate.

Pinhole allows a similar morphing like a tadpole to a frog, as it grows it takes on its own form into an unexpected result, its own entity. The pinhole camera allows me the freedom to tap into my childlike imagination in anticipation of the unexpected.