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The Photographers' Gallery

The Photographers' Gallery

• Deadline: January 4th, 2023

• Prize: Tropy + Exhibition

• Category: Small Files

• Entry Fees: Free

• REGISTRATION: CLOSED, Click HERE For More Opportunities

We're looking for photos for small files! We propose that small is beautiful, exciting, and relevant, and we call on the high-resolution regime to be overturned!

While cultivating a vibrant and accessible visual culture, small files and low resolutions can contribute to a reduction in the rising global CO2 emissions caused by digital media infrastructures. We want to continue supporting and sharing the joy that tiny images, fat pixels, and effective compression tools have provided to the history of image-making, questioning the endless growth of higher and higher resolutions.

There are three main categories for the Small File Photo Festival open call:*

Dress for Comfort: Include the tools you used and the steps you took to compress a photo of up to 100Kb. It is advised to use a minimum dimension of 100 by 100 pixels.

Beautiful is small: Send us a picture taken with a camera that produces small files, such as an old digital point-and-shoot, a smartphone, or a Game Boy, and tell us which device you used.

Tell Me About the Pixels: submit an image of up to 100 kilobytes using any visually striking compression method, including glitching, ASCII, or halftone, and any other image processing effects.


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