Provocation – a juried photo invitational

Posted on February 9, 2011 by


We like the sound of this:

The New York Photo Festival, for its third juried photo invitational exhibition, is accepting submissions of photographic work that shatter definitions of the passively accepted, and open the door to social change.

The theme: Provocation. And not the way you’re thinking:

Provocation is most frequently and mistakenly couched in negative terms applied to persons and behaviors that lack “normalcy.”

In a world pervaded by power imbalances, those who belong to the power elite set the norms for the masses to follow – standards which serve to legitimize and enshrine their advantageous position in the body politic. The photographer-provocateur represents a challenge to such authority, and acts as a social critic, one who by his or her actions calls the legitimacy of convention and “normalcy” into account, and thus becomes a threat to the systems in power.

Fashion yourself a photographer-provocateur? Read on about the festival and how to apply.

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