Open Call for Photography:
Exhibition Coordinator: Orestes Gonzalez
This exhibition will focus on the way life is drastically altered by unexpected changes in political, economic and familial circumstances. We are looking for both positive and unfortunate circumstances.
“The world today is constantly in turmoil. Wars, political & religious conflicts, climate change, economic challenges, police brutality, urban violence, sexual prejudices and a desire for a better life caused great disruptions in people's lives. People move en-masse, in family units, or simply by themselves. Some also move willingly for other reasons as well. To pursue a life free of repression, economic hardships and other, more personal reasons, many choose to move from their birthplace to start a new life.
This exhibit will illustrate a glimpse into the reality of those whose lives have changed, sometimes because of forces beyond their control, and how life continues unabated,despite these changes. We want to see people before,during, and after these life interruptions.”
Accepted Medium: Any photo-based artwork ready to hang.
Submission Fee: $20 for LIC-A Members; $35 for general public.
Submission Deadline: December 23, 11:59pm EST
Exhibition on View: Thursday, January 16 - Sunday February 16, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday January 18, 7-10pm
at The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101 (View Map)
Date of panel discussion on integration into new societies to be announced.
ABOUT THE COORDINATOR:
Orestes Gonzalez is a NYC based Art Photographer and Curator. He has curated over 20 exhibits in the NYC area, including “Disruptions” (2018) at the Center For Photography at Woodstock, NY. His work is in many private and public collections,including The Metropolitan Museum, MoMA, SFMoma and The Perez Museum in Miami. His series, “Julio’s House” was shown this year at the SF CAMERAWORKS Gallery in San Francisco, and will be shown at La Fabrica in Havana, Cuba, March 2020. He lives in Long Island City,Queens.