The Photographer’s Eye Collective and Gallery announces


A Juried Online Photography Exhibition


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This is a time of uncertainty and anxiety. Most photographers that we know are feeling especially glum in their seclusion.  However, photographers are also resilient and resourceful. We’d like you to show us your response to what it is like for you to ‘be’ in this time of isolation. What do our homes, neighborhoods, streets and towns look like as we are directed to ‘hunker down’.  What’s happening to your business, your friends, your family, your routine?  How are you coping (or not)?  What is the meaning of feeling ‘safe’ to you? How are your concerns manifesting? For instance, are you staying home and photographing your surroundings within, or your gardens outdoors? What is your story?  What do you observe in the wider community? And, how do you show this in a photograph?


Some of you work within the Subjective realm–as in Conceptual photography (using ideas, symbols, themes) and Directorial (setup, staged, constructed) photography. All these are designed to show emotion and a personal or social-political viewpoint.  Some of you have a more Objective style as in  Journalistic/Documentary story-telling, using one picture or many, taken directly from life. And, how does Landscape photography fit in? We believe in the solace of being in the landscape and finding connection within it, especially in times of turmoil, whether that be inner confusion or societal upheaval. Making landscape photographs can be an antidote to all of this.


All ways/styles of making images are accepted as you show us your response to this disease. Your ideas  and creations here are limitless. This is a way for you to engage your mind, heart and craft during this unsettled time. We think our community needs this right now. 


5 images max, handled as a series of related images that tell a story OR singular images within your entry.


DONATION:  We feel it's important to contribute to the effort made worldwide to combat the virus. Therefore we will be donating 10% of the fees we receive to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy COVID-19 Response Fund. You can also donate HERE.



  • Call for Entires: Thursday March 26th
  • We will receive online work until midnight PST: Friday May 1st
  • Juried: May 3rd/4th/5th 
  • Acceptance Notification: May 6th
  • Online Exhibition Dates: May 8th until August 1st
  • Online Exhibition Opening: Friday, May 8th
  • Catalog Availability: Friday, May 22nd

The Gallery will be producing a show catalog of approximately 30 images selected by the Juror.


AWARDS:  $1000 US Dollars value in cash, goods, and/or services. 

  • 1st Place:  Cash Prize & Catalog
  • 2nd Place: Cash Prize & Catalog
  • 3rd Place:  Cash Prize & Catalog
  • 3 Honorable Mentions: Cash Prize & Catalog


FEES: $35 for up to five images max per artist. (Please see our PAY and SUBMIT buttons below.)


HOW TO SIZE YOUR IMAGES FOR JURYING:  jpegs 2000 pixels on the long side and up to 3mb each. 


HOW TO NAME YOUR IMAGES:  Your last name_title_Image #    

Examples:  Jones_Title_1.jpg,     Jones_Title_2.jpg


ARTIST STATEMENT:  You may add up to a 200 word statement for the series or per image. Please add this into the caption section of your metadata for each image and/or within the body of the email submission.


ELIGIBILITY:  There is no restriction as to age, experience, or location.


ACCEPTANCE: Once accepted into the online exhibition, you will be notified by midnight Thursday, May 6th. If also selected to be included in the catalog, we will contact you to ask for a high resolution image that will used to design and print the catalog. 


COPYRIGHT AND USAGE INFO:  Artist retains all rights. Artists whose work is chosen for the online exhibition grants us permission to use images for promoting the exhibition or our Gallery and its programs. Images may be used for social media, promotion, and print media. Artists grant usage as stated without further compensation.


SHOW CATALOG: The Gallery will be producing a show catalog of approximately 30 images selected by the Juror. It will be available by May 22nd and you may purchase it HERE(coming soon).

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Rittermann’s photographic practice plays at the intersection of the human gaze, the passage of time, and memory. His images reveal hidden layers of the world at large. Subject matter ranges from moody European nocturnes, to overwhelming industrial panoramas in China, to rugged landscapes in the Americas. Born in 1955,  Rittermann was raised in Lima, Perú,  moving to Germany in 1969. There he co-founded a photography gallery and taught photography. In 1982 he emigrated to the United States. His photographs are included in more than 100 public, private, and corporate collections, from The Museum of Modern Art, New York to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris. A mid-career survey of Rittermann’s work was held at the  Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego, and a solo exhibition of Emperor’s River was presented at the museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. He has been teaching photography in the United States and abroad for more than four decades. He lives and works in Southern California.



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ABOUT THE GALLERY:  The Mission of our Collective and Gallery is to provide a location for the exhibition of fine photography by regional photographers and beyond; to make available a darkroom for analog and alternative photography practices; and to create a meeting place for the study, teaching and discussion of the art and craft of photography.  

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