THROUGH THE CARIBBEAN LENS
AN IPC VISUAL LABS WORKSHOP SERIES AND PHOTO ART EXHIBITION
Deadline for Submission:
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Island SPACE and IPC Visual Lab are inviting aspiring photographers in Broward County with a love of Caribbean culture to a two-day workshop series. Underwritten by the Broward Cultural Division, the workshops will be hosted at Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, and led by award winning photographers C.W. Griffin and Carl Juste.
Twelve students will be selected based on a review of their amateur portfolio, availability and willingness to complete all classes and course work. There will be two classes — Saturday, July 24 & Saturday, August 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The first component will focus on technique, equipment and artistry. Between sessions, students must capture images of Caribbean American life in their environments executing their new skill sets. The second workshop will include a review the submitted course work, feedback and a selection of the best pieces to be exhibited in the Island SPACE Caribbean Museum gallery from August 19th- 29th.
Students will be encouraged to invite family and friends to view their displayed work.
Submit up to ten (10) digital samples of your work along with your contact information and a bit about yourself via islandspacefl.org/calltoartists. Notifications of acceptance will be sent via email. Island SPACE will cover the cost of the workshops for the selected participants, but participants are responsible for covering the cost of their selected exhibition works — up to $175 per canvas print. Should any works be sold, photographers will receive 60% of the sale price.
Students should have their own photography equipment and a basic understanding of its functions. Students should also have access to or connection to Caribbean settings in South Florida.
South Florida’s Caribbean communities include people of Spanish, French, English and Dutch Caribbean descent, and representations of all are welcome for the final work product. Images may depict any typical or characteristic element of life for the related community, and should evoke emotion in the viewer. Examples of ideas for photography subjects could include:
- A religious worship event.
- A family gathering.
- Dance presentations – dancehall, soca, salsa etc.
- Street / gourmet / restaurant settings or food.
- A game of dominos, kalooki, ludo, jacks, marbles.
- A game of football (soccer), cricket, baseball, netball.
- Any other images that represent Caribbean culture.
STEPS TO SUBMISSION
Thanks to the Broward Cultural Division there is NO FEE for participation. Participants will be required to cover the cost of canvas prints for their selected exhibition pieces.
Work must be uploaded for review through https://islandspacefl.org/calltoartists
At least five and up to 10 images per artist should be delivered in JPEG format, or you may include links to your work samples.
IMPORTANT DATES / TIMELINE
Submission Deadline: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Workshop Dates & Times: Saturday, July 24 and Saturday, August 7 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition Runs: Thursday, August 19 to Sunday, August 29, 2021
For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (954) 999-0989 from Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.