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Submissions Due
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by midnight MST
Art Intersection
(480) 361-1118
207 N Gilbert Rd # 210, Gilbert, AZ, 85234

Exhibitions, Call for Work

Call for Work – Picturing Resistance

Submission Deadline Extended To
Thursday, August 4

Submit your images taken from marches, protests, rallies, and demonstrations, whether you are in solidarity with the marchers or documenting their voices. Your images should show people, in the public view, voicing their passion for change. This Picturing Resistance exhibition at Art Intersection gives your photographs visibility and exposes the energy you captured.

There are no timeframe restrictions for photographs, only that you are the photographer or you own the copyright to an historical image from your collection. We wish to present the landscape of people engaged in the act of creating change by exercising their right to be noisy.

If you use a phone camera to photograph protests and marches, let us know if you need help printing images from your phone for this exhibition.

Our juror, Ken Light, photographer, author, and a Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism at the University of California, Berkeley, will select from submitted images.

Melanie Light and Ken Light’s book, Picturing Resistance, serves as the inspiration for this juried exhibition, and a must own book for anyone interested in social justice movements in the past seven decades. 

In Ryan gallery Ken Light’s images from his book Midnight La Frontera will be shown during the Picturing Resistance exhibition. 

About the Juror
Ken Light, a freelance documentary photographer for over fifty years, focuses on social issues facing America. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, his work has been published in twelve books, in magazines, exhibitions and numerous anthologies, exhibition catalogues and a variety of media, digital and motion picture.

His most recent book Course of the Empire, published by Steidl, portrays a decade of mounting tension in a polarized America, from Wall Street to the rural heartland and is a portrait of the American social landscape and is a riveting historical and visual record of a complicated country in a complicated time.

Midnight La Frontera (TBW Books) illustrates, in piercing words and in strobe lit images caught against the dark of night, the struggle and defiance of those who make the perilous hike for days and weeks in search of the American Dream.

Important Picturing Resistance Exhibition Dates

  • August 4: Online submissions due by midnight Arizona time
  • August 9: Email notification of artists selected for exhibition
  • August 27: Deliver selected work ready to install
  • September 10: Opening reception 5pm to 8pm
  • September 10 through October 22: Exhibition dates
  • October 27: Work available for pickup 
  • November 3: Work shipping begins 

Banner image by Ken Light

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