Recently, I’ve been wanting to give back to the community somehow while also bringing people together. So a month ago, I contracted a curator to help me organize an exhibition of Memphis Street Photography. We’ve been working diligently getting things ready, and it’s finally time to send out our call for submissions. If you would like to submit any of your work please use the form below. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 31. Half of all proceeds from photography sales will be donated to a local charity. Curated works will be open to the public and exhibited on November 14th with a reception from 6:30pm – 9:00pm in the evening.
FAQsWhen will my work be sold? Who will be selling my work?
The works will be for sale during the day-long exhibition, and sale/payment for photographs will be handled by PhotoSpace through Paypal.
Who sets the prices of my photographs?
All prices will be set by photographers for their own pieces, though we ask that works are priced within one of three tiers of cost, which photographers will receive information on once they are selected.
Who receives the money from the sale?
If your work is sold, we would like to split the cost evenly between charity and photographer, and you will personally have a choice of one of three registered and active charities in the Memphis area to donate to. PhotoSpace will not take any percentage of the sale of your photograph.
Will my work be reproduced? Who owns the rights of submitted work?
No work will be reproduced outside of photographic documentation of the event itself, and all rights and ownership of the physical and digital photograph will remain with the photographer.
Would I bring my own prints and frames or will Photospace handle printing/framing?
In regards to printing/framing, our curator will give specific details to the photographers chosen for the exhibition. We will, of course, allow photographers to print/frame their own work based on this outline of requirements (size, matte, frame style), or, upon being selected, photographers can submit to us the chosen works in necessary digital format, along with the raw cost of print/frame (which will be outlined in detail in the documentation you’ll receive as a selected participant) and leave the rest up to our curator.
So does PhotoSpace take a cut of my sale? And if my work doesn’t sell, do I keep my photo, print, frame, and all?
To be clear, any payment made to PhotoSpace is just to facilitate the printing and framing of your own work. If your work does not sell, you will then be able to pick it up anytime within the week after the exhibition.
Are the exhibition and reception open to the public? Will I be able to bring my friends and family?
“Our Streets” will be completely open to the public, so feel free to bring anyone and everyone to the exhibition and the reception!
If I have more questions, can I contact PhotoSpace and/or the organizers for slightly more detailed information?
Of course you can! Feel free to use our contact form, or send us an email. We’re more than happy to answer any and all questions you may have about this particular event, or about PhotoSpace in general.