International Call for Entries: “(Un)Clothed”
(Un)Clothed is not simply to be nude. To be unclothed is to be without cover: to be bare, free, exposed, vulnerable, natural and/or blank. While humans most often use clothing as decoration, protection, covering, or barrier, one’s own skin has become socially regarded as hidden and/or private. (Un)Clothed will reveal what lies beneath and depict that which is not commonly seen or expected.
Mona Kuhn is an internationally acclaimed artist. Kuhn photographs beautiful nudes that are not simply about being naked. They are about the body being a residence of who we are as human beings. Kuhn portrays the complexities of human nature, both tempting and provoking the viewer’s imagination. Her body of work includes images from a French naturist colony and her birthplace of Brazil where she returned after a 20 year absence.
She has exhibited extensively in the United States, Europe, and South America. Steidl published her past two monographs Photographs (2004), Evidence (2007), Native (2009), as well as her most recent Bordeaux Series (2011). Her work is held in collections such as the Griffin Museum, Massachusetts; the Miami Art Museum, Florida; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; the Sir Elton John Collection, England; and the Buhl Foundation, New York.
Exhibitions & Awards
With selection for this exhibition, featured artist’s work will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography. Each participant will be included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition and Online Gallery exhibition. Exhibiting artists are encouraged to attend the Center’s opening reception to participate in portfolio reviews and artists’ talks.
Juror’s Selection: $500 and a feature on the blog
Director’s Selection: $250 and a feature on the blog
2 liveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks.com
Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and a three image submission to a call for entry at the Center.
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions.
Exhibit Prints: All accepted images submitted for exhibition must be printed and framed or mounted professionally. The Center recognizes that some work is non traditional and incorporates the framing as an integral part of the presen- tation. Please no colored mats or frames; black or white unless approved prior to exhibition. To encourage participation by photographers from zaround the world, the Center offers optional economical printing and framing services. Ad- ditional details will be provided upon request.