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Flawed Beings


Call for Entry: Flawed Beings

Light Leaked invites artists to submit to the exhibition and zine, Flawed Beings. We are seeking photographs that consider the process of being human and of creating art as a discovery of beautiful flaws that morph into our work and lives.

Making art that address our flaws is a way to heal ourselves, to find a way past them, or simply to communicate to others that we accept these imperfections as a natural part of ourselves. Art making lets us find a way to collectively connect with others that we own and revel in being flawed… in being human.

We are searching for photographs that the imperfections of the subject, camera, or technique are highlighted as an integral part of the image. Submissions illustrating the theme may be made figuratively or metaphorically. Any form of photographic image making is acceptable for this call.

This exhibition and zine is organized by the University of South Carolina (USC) Photography Thesis course with the mentorship of Ashley Kauschinger.

Juror: Michael Kirchoff is a photographic artist, Founding Editor at Catalyst:Interviews, and Editor in Chief at Analog Forever Magazine. His own images embrace, expose, and mirror the fact that he, like everyone, remains imperfect.

Awards / Extras: 

Zine: Everyone who is accepted into the online exhibition will also receive a copy of the Flawed Beings zine that will be created by USC Thesis students*

Handmade Paper “Flawed” Print: Two photographers will be chosen by Michael Kirchoff to have one of their images collaboratively printed on handmade paper by USC Thesis students

*to get your zine shipped to you, artists must send enough money for shipping

Submission Guidelines:

This exhibition is FREE to enter. Submit a zip file containing 3-5 .jpgs or .psds, 10” on the longest side at 300dpi, Adobe RBG 1998 color space* to LLsubmission@gmail.com with the subject line Submission: Flawed Beings. Label images with the naming convention: Lastname_Firstname_Flawed001. Do NOT send more images than requested.

In the body of the email please include: your name and website. You may also include 1-2 sentences to describe the meaning behind the work.

Any incomplete submissions will not be considered.

*submissions are being received as print sizes so selected images can be put into the zine design.

Important Dates:

Deadline: November 4, 2018 (midnight eastern time)

Exhibition Publication: November 20, 2018

Acceptance emails will be sent along with a link to the exhibition on the date of publication 


Earlier Event: October 13
Cyanotypes for Beginners
Later Event: October 18
The Print Swap