"Man with Balloon', Sunset Junction, 2008"
by Michael Rababy

L.A. PHOTO CURATOR: Call for Entry

THEME: 'The Human Spirit'
 
CURATOR: Michael Rababy Michael Rababy is a Lebanese-American Los Angeles based documentary/street photographer and filmmaker. He is the curator at the Hive Gallery in downtown Los Angeles/arts district & the curator of the book 'California Love- a visual mixtape', showcasing 110 California-based photographers.

Rababy is also the creator of the ethnographic documentary book 'American Bachelor' which details the highs and lows of the single male & 'Folsom Street Food Court', an irreverent take on the annual street fair in San Francisco.

His clients include: The Vice Magazine Photo Book, Mercedes-Benz, E!, The Style Network, Fine Living, People Magazine, LA Weekly and the Village Voice

'The Human Spirit'
"Rababy says, "As an eternal optimist, I’d like to kick off 2022 with the theme of the human spirit - highlighting what makes us all unique.

Please submit work that deeply reflects the human spirit in your own idiosyncratic way. We are a social animal and I’m excited to see how artists capture our interaction with each other and the world."
DEADLINE: February 3, 2022

20% of artist entry fees go to charity. 
10% of artist entry fees goes to the curator's choice of charity. Rababy has chosen Writegirl. 
WriteGirl is a Los Angeles-based creative writing and mentoring organization that spotlights the power of a girl and her pen. WriteGirl, matches girls with women writers who mentor them in creative writing.
https://www.writegirl.org

Another 10% will go to the first place winner's choice of charity.
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ALL entrants work is shown on their own page with their artist statement, website info, bio and parts of their CV. Early entries may be featured on L.A. Photo Curator's Facebook and Instagram pages.

First Place winner receives Q&A with curator. Curator reviews first place winner. One or more past curators may contribute reviews as well. 10% of artist fees goes to the first place winner's charity. The first place image shows on our splash page for a month. 

 
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CALL FOR ENTRY:
ALL entrants work is exhibited in a group online exhibition.
Each entrant is asked to submit 3 OR 6 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. No fewer than three images will be accepted to keep with the format of our website. Submitting less than three images will disqualify your entry.

The curator chooses one first place winner, one second place winner and three-five 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.
 
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Submit work deadline: February 3, 2022 (Midnight EST)
Submit 3 OR 6 images.
 
How to Apply:

1- Hit BUY NOW button to check out using paypal as well as credit cards. Cost of submission is $20 for 3-6 images. To comply with our site template you must submit 3 images, which is a good thing because 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 laphotocurator@yahoo.com
(You won't get an acknowledgement email from us until you send all your work.) It is imperative that you include the name of the person paying on the paypal account when you submit your work. We have had many problems trying to figure out who paid for who.

3- Enter in the email Subject box: L.A. Photo Curator + Your name + The Human Spirit

4- In the body of the email please include the following info:
    

Monthly theme 
Your name
Artist Statement - No word docs accepted. No pdf's accepted. No zip drives accepted.
(Make sure when you cut and paste your artist statement that when you look at it it lines up correctly line by line. No indentations of any kind please. It just doesn't work with the template I'm using.


IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS-

SOLO EXHIBITS:
Access Gallery, Denver, CO
Workspace Gallery, Lincoln, NE

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITS:
Foto Forum, Santa Fe, N. Mexico


Bio - (Make sure when you cut and paste your artist statement, bio and your CV that when you look at it it lines up correctly line by line. We will not reformat your entry. If it doesn't line up when you cut and paste your CV from your document to an email it will not be included in the exhibition.)

Career Highlights (Please only include the last couple of years worth of highlights. Don't repeat Education in this area if you have mentioned it already in your bio)

If you don't have a resume please just send your bio and artist statement. If you don't have a bio feel free to elaborate on your artist statement. No word docs accepted. No pdf's accepted.

Website or contact info.
Make sure to write out your website and/or your Instagram pages like this www.lauriefreitag.com
and for Instagram like this
@lauriefreitagphotography

YOU MUST LIST YOUR WEBSITE, IG, etc at the END OF THE SUBMISSION NOT AT THE BEGINNING. IF IT'S LISTED AT THE BEGINNING IT WILL NOT BE INCLUDED.

    
5- PLEASE TITLE YOUR IMAGES. CHECK AND RECHECK THAT THEY ARE TITLED WITH YOUR NAME AND TITLE OF IMAGE.
Titles of included photographs (Titling is very important. The titles must be the same on your image as what you submit here. The titles on your image entry are the titles that will be used for the exhibition so please make sure those are correct. Photographs will not be accepted if titles don't match the labeling.) See example below.

HOW TO SET UP 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.

Firstname_Lastname_Ocean_Day.jpg,            
Firstname_Lastname_Sky_Dive.jpg,
Firstname_Lastname_Land_Locked.jpg

SIZE YOUR IMAGES (Remember- Submit 3 OR 6 images)

Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, not to exceed 1 MB

6- NEW FEATURE!! YOUR WORK FOR SALE! YOU WILL BE IN CHARGE OF ALL SALES. JUST LIST WHICH PIECES ARE FOR SALE LIKE THE EXAMPLE BELOW AND LIST YOUR CONTACT INFO.

DO NOT LIST YOUR IMAGES WITH NUMBERS. JUST WRITE OUT THE NAME OF YOUR IMAGE LIKE THIS-

IMAGES FOR SALE-

Boy in Boat- 11"H x 14" W
Archival paper
$350 unframed
Limited edition of 15
Signed on back
Contact: Laurie Freitag

laphotocurator@yahoo.com

(ONLY put your contact info at the END OF THE LAST IMAGE. You don't have to enter the contact info after each image. IF THE CONTACT INFO IS LISTED AFTER EACH IMAGE IT WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN YOUR SUBMISSION)

CHECK AND RECHECK YOUR ENTRY SO IT MEETS ALL OF THE PROSPECTUS REQUIREMENTS. Thanks!
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Please tell us how you found out about us. It helps with ad costs.

All information requested, including CV, 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 laphotocurator@yahoo.com and we will get a message to them. Thanks.

By submitting your work to our competitions, you agree to the Terms and Conditions below.
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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 for promotional (e.g.: website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and competition advertising purposes. No royalties or compensation will be paid for these purposes. We also use your image and info to promote your work at random times on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. 

All copyright 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.

LA Photo Curator reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any photograph that does not comply with the following requirements, even after the photograph appears on the website. You warrant, in respect of the photographs submitted by you, as follows:

1- You are the sole copyright owner and creator of the photographs
2- You have the right to enter your photographs in this competition.
3- To the best of your knowledge, the photographs do not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content.
4- To the best of your knowledge, the photographs do not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.
5- The photograph does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person's rights of privacy or publicity, and your photograph does not include: trademarks owned by third parties, copyrighted materials owned by third parties, entries in which you have purchased or secured the rights to use stock images.
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Due to the limitations of this webhost Icompendium, your images in our online competitions may appear in Google Image Search without your credit.  Sometimes Google Image Search will link information to associate images to search results, and other times it will be ignored. 
Your image will appear in google and may list the source of the image only; the source being the competition that your image is viewable in. 

You agree to fully indemnify LA Photo Curator in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of your breaching any of the foregoing.

You indemnify LA Photo Curator from and against all claims, suits, demands, actions, liabilities, costs and expenses (including legal costs and expenses on a full indemnity basis) resulting from your participation in this competition.
 
In no event will LA Photo Curator be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense including legal costs and expenses (whether direct or indirect) incurred by you in connection with this competition.

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

 
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