Call for Entries: New Photography III

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November 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Call for Entries: New Photography III

New Photography III: National Juried Exhibition
Juror: Kris Graves

Exhibition Dates: April 5 – July 10, 2022
Reception: April 8, 2022, 5:30 pm
Submission deadline: Sunday, January 9, 2022
Submission Link: https://bit.ly/NPIIICallforEntries

Photography has contributed significantly to the cultural history of the US from the time of its invention as a tool of visualization in the mid-19th century to its establishment as an art form in the early 20th century. Made dynamic by constantly-evolving technologies in image-making, yet in conversation with the historical processes that continue to define its contemporary paradigms, the medium is more relevant than ever as an enlightened tool of critical and artistic inquiry.

The Museum’s acclaimed national juried photography exhibition returns in its third year with artist, publisher and editor Kris Graves as juror. The open call invites photographers at any stage of their career to submit a cohesive body of work comprising of five images, made between 2019 and 2021. The exhibition seeks to showcase the most compelling and relevant work made by photographers all over the US. Please refer to the application guidelines on the submission page to confirm your eligibility. Register here.


Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is an artist and publisher based in New York and California. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Getty Institute, Los Angeles; and National Portrait Gallery in London, England; among others. Permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty Institute, Schomburg Center, Whitney Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brooklyn Museum; and The Wedge Collection, Toronto; amongst others. Graves works to elevate the representation of people of color in the fine art canon; and to create opportunities for conversation about race, representation, and urban life. He creates photographs of landscapes and people to preserve memory. He currently serves as adjunct faculty at Parsons.


Submission portal opens: November 5, 2021
Submission deadline: January 9, 2022 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time
Artists notified: February 25, 2022
Works expected to arrive at the Museum: March 15, 2022
Exhibition opens: April 5, 2022

Eligibility and Guidelines

  • Artists must be at least 21 years of age at the time of submission to the exhibition.
  • The exhibition has no theme. Artists and student artists at all stages of their career are welcome to apply.
  • Please submit a cohesive body of work comprising of 5 images. All 5 images will be shown in the exhibition if you are selected. Selected artists who do not provide all five works in their submission may be disqualified from the exhibition.
  • Artwork must arrive at the Academy Art Museum by March 15, 2022 in museum-quality frames and ready to hang (only wires and d-rings are accepted) with a return shipping label. Our preferred shipper is USPS and UPS.
  • The Museum has the right to exclude a selected artist if the work is not display-quality and/or differs from the originally-accepted submission.
  • Artists are responsible for framing and shipping costs. A small number of need-based scholarships for shipping and framing are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Museum staff will be in touch with selected artists about this process.
  • All work must be produced and printed within the last three years.
  • Works may not exceed 40 inches in any direction, excluding the frame.
  • Lens-based works with 3D components are eligible.


November 5, 2021


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Tags:

New Photography , photography