Photobook Exhibition Call, NY. Deadline: Oct. 1, 2013

Call For Entries

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) presents Unfolding Images: A photobook exhibition juried by Seth Curcio, associate director of Pier 24 Photography. All (18+) are encouraged to apply. Unfolding Images will take place December 2 through December 30, 2013 at the CAC. Organized to celebrate the printed image in book form, through photography and repurposed images, Unfolding Images will be designed as a functioning library and reading room, allowing visitors the opportunity to review the selected books in person at the CAC during PhotoNOLA 2013. All books will be evaluated based on the strength of the individual photographs or images, the editing and sequencing of images, layout and design, and the photobook as a physical object. Both self-published and commercially published books, created after January 1, 2012 are eligible.

All publications selected for the Unfolding Images exhibition will automatically be placed into the CAC’s photobook library. Books not selected for the December exhibition will be considered for placement in the CAC Photobook Library for future exhibition & public viewing opportunities.

Submission Guidelines

Entry Deadline
All entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2013 to be considered.

You may register and submit payment online or via mail. The CAC will only receive credit card payments. No cash or personal checks permitted.

To register:

Register online: Click Here To Register and follow the submission instructions. First, you will be asked for general information about your submission, then launches the credit card billing section. You must include a printed receipt from online registration in your mailed package.

Register and make a payment online: Click Here To Register and follow the submission instructions. First, you will be asked for general information about your submission, then launched into the credit card billing section. You must include a printed receipt from online registration in your mailed package.

Register by mail: Click to download and complete (type) the Unfolding Images Registration Form.

You must include a printed completed registration form in your mailed package. Payments can be made by:

Check: Payable to the “Contemporary Arts Center.” Kindly, add Unfolding Images to the Memo/Note section of your check.
Credit card: Provide credit card information on your Registration Form or to make a payment by phone call 504.528.3805.

Complete submission packets should be mailed to:

Contemporary Arts Center
Attn: Unfolding Images
900 Camp Street New Orleans, LA 70130

Entry Fee

Submission is open to all artists from all over the world, ages 18 and older. All books must have been created or published between January 1, 2012 to present. Books must be printed; no digital books will be accepted.

Multiple Entries
The maximum number of submissions per person is two, and the entry fee is required for each book.

Exhibition Copy
Selected artists will be required to send a second copy of the accepted book(s) for exhibition.

Return Policy
The CAC is not responsible for the return of submissions. All books submitted to the awards remain the property of the CAC and will become part of the CAC photobook library.

What to Include
Completed submission packet must include:
—One book
—Printed receipt from online registration

*Please note that the registration fee must be paid prior to the deadline to be considered for the exhibition.

Important Dates:
—August 23: Registration Begins
—October 1: Entry postmark deadline
—October 21: Notification of selections
—November 26: Second copies of accepted books due
—December 2: Exhibition Opens
—December 12-15: PhotoNOLA
—December 20: Exhibition closes

About Unfolding Images

For More Information About Unfolding Images go to for photographs and documentation of all submissions. All books submitted will be visually featured on our blog. Exciting news and updates will be shared as well. For any questions feel free to email

About the Juror

Seth Curcio is an artist and arts writer based in San Francisco, CA. He co-founded the arts publication in October of 2006, and served as publisher and creative director from 2006 to 2013. Curcio is currently the Associate Director of Pier 24 Photography in San Francisco. From 2005 to 2009 Curcio served as curator and director of the experimental non-profit gallery, studio, and education space Redux Contemporary Art Center.

About PhotoNOLA

PhotoNOLA is an annual celebration of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries and alternative venues citywide. Showcasing work by photographers near and far, the festival spans the first two weekends of December. It includes exhibitions, workshops, lectures, a portfolio review, gala and more. PhotoNOLA draws hundreds of photography professionals to the city to partake in a variety of educational programs, and reaches broadly into the local community with exhibitions and events that are largely free and open to the public. PhotoNOLA seeks to enhance dialogue around the medium of photography and further develop New Orleans as a prime destination for photography collectors, enthusiasts and professionals in the field. The 8th Annual PhotoNOLA will take place December 12 – 15, 2013, with exhibitions on view throughout the month. Disclaimer: The CAC and/or Unfolding Images is not responsible for damage to works submitted. The CAC reserves the right to use work for promotional and documentary purposes. The CAC also reserves the right to refuse to display any works deemed inappropriate for any reason. All decisions made by jurors are final.


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