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New York Center for Photographic Arts - Luminosity


• Deadline: October 29th, 2023

• Prize: $4,000 + Exhibition

• Theme: Luminosity

• Entry Fees: Yes


The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the Luminosity - The Impact of Light

catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.


Photography is all about light – its presence as well as its absence. There is an iconic photograph of Grand Central Station with streams of sunlight filling the airspace as it reflects off dust particles in the air. For photographers the time of day an image is captured can be as important as the selection of the subject itself. What may be nothing more than a snapshot at one time of day, becomes an impactful image at another. Strategically placed lighting is critical in creating great portraits and late afternoon is a world of shadow and light that warms everything it touches.

For this call we are looking for images where the presence, absence, and/or the location of light made the difference. Glare, flare, shadow, fill light all work as do lampshades aglow from an inside bulb, night lights in a city, streaming rays of sunlight. There are examples everywhere. Show us your shots where light is a key element. All 2D photo mediums are welcome.


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