EMPTY PLACES: ABANDONED SPACES
Through the visual representation of abandoned spaces, artifacts of history are at once fresh and new, ancient and decayed. The past continues to live in these forsaken, ruined, or empty spaces and we ask—Who were the people who lived and worked here? What were their lives like? What were their stories? What happened to them in these spaces?
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the visual and social significance of abandoned space-where derelict factories, churches, private houses or other empty places serve as the basis for creative investigation. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
JUROR | ORIN RUTCHICK
Orin Rutchick has been a photographer since age 14. He is a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a recipient of the McKnight Fellowship Grant for Photography. Since moving to Berkeley, California seven years ago, he has received two Berkeley Civic Arts Awards for his portraiture.
After graduating from MCAD in 1974, Orin began his career as a magazine art director, and then formed a boutique design firm with four fellow creatives. Orin went on to become creative director for an international retail marketing firm, and in 2008 founded and directed a photo center and gallery in Minneapolis. In 2015 he retired to Berkeley, California where he now works in photography and alternative processes.
Up to seventy-four images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror’s Choice, three Honorable Mentions, and a Directors Choice will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit gallery. Juror’s Choice will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice and a complimentary exhibit book. Directors Choice will receive free entry into two juried calls for entry of their choice.
International, all accepted.
Copyrights & Usage Rights:
Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. The artist's name and photo title will be included wherever the photographs are displayed. Artists whose photographs are accepted for exhibition grant Praxis Gallery the nonexclusive right to use, print, and reproduce submitted digital files for the purpose of the exhibition, promoting the artist, promoting related programs and subsequent display on Praxis Gallery's website, social media, and online exhibition archives.