N.Y. Photo Curator Call for Entry: 'Monsters' with curator Anne Eder.
Deadline to enter January 31, 2018.

Eder says, "Teratology. Cryptozoology. Therianthropy. All of these terms are related to the study of monsters. Monsters are at once foreign and familiar, and they take on a good deal of cultural work, reflecting back to us our own monstrous side as well as representing “otherness”. Protectors or destroyers, they elicit reflection on the complexities of our nature. The notion of a monster is open to construal, and is often a response to dealing with archetypal fears---fears of an uncontrollable natural world, of science, change, contagion, or the repressed self. These may manifest as fantastical or mythological creatures or the word “monster” may be metaphorically applied to humans capable of terrible evil. 
As a society, we consume monster-centric media in mass quantities, from volumes of fairy tales to horror flicks to serial killers presented on screen and in podcasts. From Totoro to Pan’s Labyrinth, be they gentle or malicious, monsters demonstrate a broad and intensely creative diversity of form, and there is a rich art historical archive of images and sculpture dating back centuries and reaching across cultural boundaries. As artists frequently find themselves in the position of channeling our darkest imagination, it comes as no surprise that this has included visual exploration of the concept of the monstrous.
This is a CALL FOR ALL MONSTERS, whatever your interpretation of that may be! I can’t wait to see these entries!

Anne Eder is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in Photography and Integrated Media from Lesley University College of Art and Design where she studied with Christopher James and has been employed as an adjunct professor. Eder teaches courses in alternative and material processes in photography and in interdisciplinary projects, and will be joining the roster of educators at Harvard University and at Penumbra Foundation in NYC this spring. She is also a reviewer for Lensculture.
“Her work encompasses photography, sculpture, and installation and has deep roots in folklore and fairy tales, taking a numinous approach to the natural world. She has a keen interest in the role of nature in the development of our core mythologies, and in the cultural significance of monsters in our literature and media. Her practice includes a commitment to the creation of public art and she has long been an advocate for increased arts access. No slouch at monster making herself, her creatures and interactive installations have been on view in a range of venues, from galleries to public parks to shopping centers. Images have been exhibited internationally and are held in both public and private collections. Curator Susan Bright presented her work this year at Unseen Amsterdam Photo Festival and at the Phoenix Art Museum. She has won numerous competitions for alternative photographic processes resulting in exhibitions including Texas Photographic Society, Soho Photo Gallery/NYC, Arts Intersection/AZ, LOOK15 / Liverpool, UK, The Griffin Museum of Photography/ Boston and the Halide Project / Philadelphia.
She has been awarded a Natalie Leaf Foundation Fellowship for Education in Arts, Crafts, and Trades, a solo exhibition in the Delaware State Building, and her series 10 Green Gums With Monsters is featured, along with an interview about her practice, in Gum Printing: A Step-By- Step Manual Highlighting Artists And Their Creative Practice, by Christina Z. Anderson, published in 2016. She cofounded and managed the Philadelphia artist cooperatives, Gallery X, and performance venue, The Space.
She currently lives in Boston making monsters, writing fairy tales, and catering to her fabulous chihuahua, The Brain.
Link to The Poetry of the Surface: Craftsmanship and Materiality in Photography

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

Eder chooses the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia as her charity. She says,  "Their mission statement really resonates with me and no matter where I live, Philly will always be home and will always be scrapping and needing all the help it can get. 
$20 for 3 images. ALL entrants work is shown on their own page with their artist statement, website info, portions of their bio and CV.
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 is on our splash page for a month.
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. 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.
Images are shared on our social media as they come in so we encourage early entry. The more exposure for your work the better.

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

Submit work deadline: January 31, 2018(Midnight PST)
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
(You won't get an acknowledgement email from us until you send all your work.)

3 - Enter in the email Subject box: N.Y. Photo Curator + Your name + Monsters

4 - 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.

5 - In the body of the email please include the following info:
    Monthly theme
    Your name
    Artist Statement
    Website or contact info
Please cut and paste your artist statement, bio & CV and send in  the body of the email. Please don't send separate documents. If your bio mentions your exhibition history you don't need to send a CV. 

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.
6 -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.

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.


7- 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.

8 - 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 and we will get a message to them. Thanks.

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