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Oso Bay Biennial XVIII Documentary Photography Exhibition Announces ‘Call for Entries’

December 04, 2013

Oso Bay Biennial

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Amateur and professional photographers are invited to participate in the Department of Art’s Oso Bay Biennial XVIII Documentary Photography Exhibition: “home,” at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Under the theme of ‘home,’ this juried exhibition will showcase works highlighting conceptual and figurative reflections of domesticity, identity, and belonging, from local, national, and international perspectives.

Awards will include a $1,000 cash prize for “Best of Show” and five $100 cash prizes for “Honorable Mention.” Photographers may submit color or black and white works to the art department by Tuesday, Dec. 31, for entry into the exhibition. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $30 for the first five images.

“We have never had a biennial event that has featured photography,” said Barbra Riley, Professor of Photography. “I am very excited about this year because this is something new for the area and the experience will mean a lot to our students.”

The exhibition will feature approximately 40 printed photographs and 40 projected photographs selected from all the entries by Juror Molly Roberts. Roberts is an award-winning photography editor, consultant, and photographer and has 20 years of experience in the magazine and book publishing industry. She has contributed to the look and content of award-winning publications including, The Washington Post Magazine, USA Weekend, and Smithsonian Magazine.

The Oso Bay Biennial XVIII Documentary Photography Exhibition: “home” will open at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Weil Gallery in the Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 13, 2014, and run through Saturday, April 12, 2014. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014, in the Weil Gallery.

“The biennial event sponsored by the Department of Art was started in 1979 and artists from all over the world have had their art featured in the event over the years,” said Riley. “This year, we are emphasizing documentary photography featuring the work of Prime Collective.”

In conjunction with the “home” exhibition, the week will be filled with activities featuring the photographers of Prime Collective, a photographic collaborative consisting of seven photojournalists who convey ideas about how the world can be best understood through images. The group focuses on capturing images from political and social issues from all over the world. Their work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC News and Time Magazine.

For entry form, submission requirements, and important dates for the Oso Bay Biennial XVIII Documentary Photography Exhibition: “home,” go to osobay.tamucc.edu.

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