CALL FOR ENTRY: 'Texture' with curator Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
Deadline to enter March 5, 2017

Hermand-Grisel is the founder of the acclaimed website All About Photo and spends most of her time discovering new talents while still working on personal projects.

Her work was recently featured in Lenscratch January 2017 and she was chosen by the ASmith Gallery as their next juror for their 'Summertime' show.
In Sandrine's words, "As a photographer, I find myself drawn to the tactile quality of the surface of an image...this could be visual, the scratched lines on the worn clear plastic walls of a bus shelter or the way light hits the coarse sand on the beach or the rough surface of an old wooden barn straight out of a Wright Morris photograph.

It could also be a texture applied to the surface of an image, not only like a filter used in photoshop or instagram, but also the way encaustic is used on a print or paint or even an overlay of platinum over gum bichromate or even the use of collodion on glass or tin to bring us from the present into the 1850s or the even the matte quality of a carbon print. Or texture could refer to the essence of something, the feel of something, the characteristic quality of something...the mood laid over the scene by a storm or the moon or the streetlights at night...something comes out of the dusky blackness and I  feel subdued or strong or inspired.

Texture, the possibilities are endless. All capture types and photographic processes are eligible for this competition."

1. The visual and especially tactile quality of a surface: rough texture.
2. The characteristic structure of the interwoven or intertwine threads,strands, or the like, that make up a textile fabric: coarse    texture.

3.The characteristic physical structure given to a material, an object,etc., by the size, sh ape, arrangement, and
proportions of its parts: soil of a sandy texture; a cake with a heavy texture.

4. An essential or characteristic  quality; essence.

5. Fine Arts-the characteristic visual and tactile quality of the surface of a work of art resulting fro m the way in which the materials are used.the imitation of the tactile quality of represented objects.

6. The quality given, as to a musical or literary work, by the combination or interrelation of parts or elements.

7. A rough or grainy surface quality.
15% of artist fees go to 2 charities per competition. 7.5% to the curator's choice of charity and 7.5% to the first place winner's chosen charity.

Sandrine's charity is Doctors without Borders:

ALL entrants work is exhibited in a group online exhibition. Each entrant is asked to submit 3 images so they can have their own page with their images, bio, artist statement and contact info.
In keeping with our mission of creating exposure opportunities and PR, we are proud to offer this feature.  We hope this creates a vehicle that can take your work further and be seen by more people.

The curator chooses one first place winner, one second place winner and three honorable mentions. The first place winner will receive a review by one or more curators including a Q&A about the photographer's work. In addition, their image will be on our home page for a month. Second place and honorable mentions will have their image shown along with their bio, artist statement, C.V. and a link back to their website.
Images are shared on our social media as they come in with up to 10,000 views from all over the world.
See past entrants work at

We will waive the fee for 2 entrants per competition based on need. Just contact us at and make the request.

Submit work deadline: March 5, 2017 (Midnight PST)
Opening date for show and online results: March 25, 2017
Show closes and is archived on website: April 25, 2017

How to Apply:

1-Hit BUY NOW button to check out using paypal as well as credit cards. Cost of submission is $20 for 3 images. It's recommended you submit 3 images so the website formatting is compatible, which basically means that you will have your own page with 3 images and text. If you submit less there is chance your images will be split up and viewable on 2 pages.


2-Send your paypal transaction ID # with your images to

3- Enter in the email Subject box: Texture + Your name

4- In the body of the email please include the following info:
    Your name
    Your website or contact info (for viewers)
    Monthly theme
    Titles of included photographs (Titling is very important. The titles must be the same on your image as what you submit here. Photographs will not be accepted if titles don't match the labeling.) See example below.

Name Files:
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS. First name must be first, second name second. First letter of first name and second name MUST BE in capitol letters. Do not write your last name first please.


5- File set-up- Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, not to exceed 3 MB.

Images must not have any embedded marks, logos, names or borders.

6- Please include your C.V. (resume), bio and artist statement  Include your website link in your artist statement or in your bio, not in the body of your email. You can also cut and paste all of the above info in the body of the email. If you don't have a resume please just send your bio and artist statement. If you want to include a line or two about the image feel free as that will be posted with your image. If you don't have a bio feel free to elaborate on your artist statement.

7- Please send word docs only. Pdf's will not be accepted. Pdf's and zipped files will not be accepted. When you send these files that we cannot use this makes extra work for us.

8- Please tell us how you found out about us. It helps with ad costs.

All information requested, including c.v., bio and images must be sent before the contest deadline to be eligible for contest. Non-payment disqualifies an entrant unless they have made arrangements for the entry fee waiver.

Eligibility:  The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. 

Please do not contact the curator under any circumstances. If you want to get a message to them email us at and we will get a message to them. Thanks.

Terms and Conditions:

All sales are conducted solely between the artist and the buyer. LA Photo Curator does not handle any part of sales or commissions.

By entering, entrants automatically accept the conditions of the competition; they grant LA Photo Curator nonexclusive rights to use and reproduce submitted photographs (with the name of the photographer and the title of the work indicated) for promotional (e.g.: website and facebook purposes.) No royalties or compensation will be paid for these purposes.

Copyright: All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer.

Work and entry fee must be submitted by the prospectus deadline date or otherwise not be eligible to participate in competition. There are no refunds.

By submitting to this competition you understand and agree to the terms & conditions stated above.

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