CALL FOR SUBMISSION
Akshay Mahajan: A Fish out of Water, riga (Latvia), 2010. Digital.
‘OUTSIDER’: STRANGER, FOREIGNER, INTERLOPER, OUTCAST AND (AN ENTITY) UNKNOWN.
An outsider may be a person, a community, an imagined subject or space that can be perceived as ‘isolated’, ‘alienated’ or ‘unique’ in some way. The images could include portraits, families, landscapes, architecture, objects, and even abstract forms given the images are submitted as a body of work. The ‘Outsider’ may even be defined in terms of the unfamiliar, outcast, unusual, transient and temporary. What is critical is the manner of interpreting the subject or theme by the photographer, where he/she may even view himself or the subject as the Outsider.
Additionally, we would be interested in persons using the camera in unconventional ways, thereby challenging the mainstream, or trying to create an alternative visual language through their own practice. Therefore, ‘Outsider’ can also be about creating a parallel form of consciousness about a subject by the photographer. For example, the images may be in the form of documentary photography, a fictional narrative, or what one may consider ‘art photography’, with constructive liberties taken using digital collage or even a digital transformation/manipulation of the photograph. We encourage photographers to work individually or even as a group/team/collective if they wish to do so.
Last Date For Submissions: March 10, 2011.