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L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet'
L.A. Photo Curator Call for Entry: 'Street Shooting' with curator Julia Dean, (photographer, educator, writer, and executive director/founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography.)

www.juliadean.com
www.lacphoto.org

NOTE FROM JULIA DEAN:

"Thank you for entering your work in this street shooting competition. I looked at all the work three times, without looking at names. With much consideration of all this great work, I selected one first prize, one second prize, and five honorable mentions. It was my pleasure."
 
THEME: STREET SHOOTING:
Dean says, "This call is looking for photographs taken on the street, in Los Angeles or around the world. What is street photography? It is candid moments on the street or in any other public place such a grocery store, a mall, or a park. It is chance encounters and random incidents in public places. Street photography generally focuses on people and everyday life and shares the same ethics as photojournalism and documentary photography, meaning nothing is set up or changed in the digital darkroom. Street portraits are also considered to be street photography and like photojournalism, portraits are the only type of photograph that can be set up.
 
Some street photographers shoot in an artful way, with shadows and light. Others shoot like a newspaper photographer, concentrating on moments among people on the street. Don’t just photograph someone walking down the sidewalk. The genre is saturated with these images. Look for unusual locations and aesthetically pleasing backgrounds. The background content is as important as the subject. The combination of the two makes the picture. Do not photograph anyone less fortunate than yourself, meaning no photos of homeless people unless you can make a strong social statement."

20% of artist fees go to charity. 10% to the curator's charity and 10% to the first place winner's charity.

Dean has chosen the SPARK program.
www.sparkprogram.org (Spark engages communities to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities that help middle school students understand, experience and pursue what’s possible.)

 
First Place Winner Thouly Dosios has chosen the charity Downtown's Women's Center
www.downtownwomenscenter.org
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DEAN'S PICKS BELOW:

FIRST PLACE:  Thouly Dosios - 'Baptism Day'
SECOND PLACE:  Hal Myers - 'Farkhundas Martyrdom Kabul Afghanistan 2017'

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Nancy Lehrer - 'Little Man'
Andy House- 'Hollywood Night'
Carol Kleinman- 'Catch Me If You Can Reflection'
Rob Krauss - 'Boredom'
Rob Krauss- 'The Crowd at Santa Anita Park'
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CLICK ON LINKS BELOW TO SEE WINNERS AND ALL ENTRANTS WORK IN EXHIBITION 1, 2, 3 & 4

 

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