Call For Entry


Contemporary showcase of traditional & historic photographic processes
on view December 7th,  2019    January 26th,  2020
Juror: Kris Graves


DEADLINE: 11:59pm, September 30th


The Halide Project was founded in 2015 to support the continued practice and appreciation of traditional and historic photographic processes. Based in Philadelphia, The Halide Project serves local and global communities by providing exhibition opportunities, educational programming, and other resources. We enthusiastically invite practitioners of chemistry-based photography from around the world to submit work to be considered for Living Image 2019 as a means to share their work with others and connect with like-minded artists.

Living Image showcases contemporary artists working in traditional and historic photographic techniques. Selected works will be included in an exhibition held at The Halide Project gallery in Philadelphia and published in a printed catalog to accompany the exhibition. All selected artists will receive a copy of the catalog, with additional copies available for a donation.

One Grand Prize winner will be selected to receive a $250 cash prize along with the opportunity to show a body of work in The Halide Project’s annual small group invitational exhibition, slated for Spring 2020.

Additional sponsored prizes include:

The Photo Review Prize – one work will be selected for publication in The Photo Review by editor Stephen Perloff, and the selected artist will receive a two-year subscription to the publication.

The Artblog Prize – one artist will be selected for mention in the online art publication Artblog, and will receive an Artblog tote bag.

The Indie Photo Prize – one Philadelphia-area artist will be awarded with a $25 Indie Photo Lab Gift Certificate.

Previous years’ jurors have included Art Forum’s Chandra Glick, The Print Center’s John Caperton, and Kat Kiernan of Panopticon Gallery and Don’t Take Pictures Magazine. THP’s past small group invitationals have featured works by Bill Armstrong, Marina Berio, Barbara Dombach, Lisa Elmaleh, Vincent Feldman, Sage Lewis, Josh Marowitz, Scott McMahon in collaboration with Ahmed Salvador, Lucretia Moroni, Jackie Neale, Tricia Rosenkilde, Carla Shapiro, Caitlyn Soldan, Amanda Tinker, and Sarah Van Keuren.


Melancholia 3, wet plate collodion tintype
by Living Image 2018 Grand Prize winner Caitlyn Soldan


Kris Graves is a photographer and publisher based in New York and London. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally, including at the the National Portrait Gallery in London, England; Aperture Gallery, New York; University of Arizona, Tucson; Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon; and Brooklyn Museum, New York; among others. Permanent collections include the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Wedge Collection, Toronto; and Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania.

+KGP Books collaborates with artists to create limited edition publications and archival prints, focusing on contemporary photography and works on paper. They focus all of their publications on current world issues including, but not limited to race, policy, social awareness, feminism, culture, and wealth.
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  • Artwork must be made using traditional, pre-digital photographic printing techniques, including but not limited to: silver gelatin, c-prints, instant film, platinum/palladium, cyanotype, gum bichromate, wet plate collodion, and other alternative and historic printing processes. Traditional, analog prints made from digital negatives are eligible. Inkjet prints and digital c-prints are not eligible, even if made from film.
  • Artists aged 18 years or older, residing in any country, are eligible to submit.
  • Accepted works must be received by November 26th, framed and wired to professional standards. (Frame rental may be available for international artists for an additional fee. Contact us for more info.)
  • Artwork must not exceed 30” in any dimension, including frame.
  • If you are unsure whether or not your work is eligible, contact us anytime at


  • $30 for up to three entries, $10 for each additional entry, with a maximum of ten total.
  • Members of The Halide Project receive a $5 discount off the total entry fee.
  • Entrants may purchase a new $40 annual membership at the time of entry to be eligible for the discount.
    Learn more about THP membership at
  • Payment must be made by credit card at the time of entry.




  • Submissions must be made online at by September 30th, 11:59pm.
  • Create a free account to proceed.
  • Select number of entries submitting, add promo code where applicable (details below), and enter payment.
  • For current Halide Project Members: enter promo code CURRENTMEMBER to receive $5 discount.
  • To purchase a new $40 annual membership and receive discount, enter promo code NEWMEMBERSHIP.
  • Submit, add, or edit entries from your account page, under “Registered Competitions.”
  • Upload images as JPG, TIF, PDF, or PNG files not greater than 8MB.
  • Please name the file: lastname_firstname_##.jpg (Example: doe_jane_01.jpg).
  • Enter title, medium, price (or NFS), and framed work dimensions where prompted.
  • For any questions about entry or current membership status, contact us at


  • Submissions open: August 20th
  • Submissions close: September 30th, 11:59pm EST
  • Selections announced: October 18th
  • Participating Artist Contracts Due: October 30th
  • Artwork delivery/drop-off: November 20th
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7th, 5-9pm
  • On view: December 7th, 2019 – January 26th, 2020
  • Artwork pick-up/return: February 3rd


  • Each artist is responsible for shipping/delivery costs to and from the exhibition. (If shipping, please include prepaid return label, account number, or pre-arrange payment with The Halide Project.)
  • Local artists may deliver and pick-up works in person during designated drop-off/pick-up times.
  • The Halide Project reserves the right to disqualify any delivered work that differs substantially from the online submission, does not meet guidelines, or is not in exhibition-ready form.
  • Works included in the exhibition are to remain throughout the duration of the show.
  • The Halide Project is not liable for any loss or damages that may occur during shipping or delivery to or from the exhibition. The Halide Project will insure artwork against loss and damages from the date the work is received until the pick-up date stated in Important Dates.
  • Artists retain the copyrights to their own images. Artists whose work is chosen for exhibition inclusion grant The Halide Project permission to use images for promoting the exhibition, artist, or The Halide Project and its programs. Images may be placed on The Halide Project’s website, on social media for promotion and features, in emails, and in printed materials.
  • Images chosen for the exhibition will also be published in a printed catalog. Artists grant usage as stated without further compensation.
  • The Halide Project will retain a 25% commission on artwork sales.
  • If the exhibiting or marketing of work is in any way contractually restricted by a representing gallery, agent, or otherwise, or if any terms of another agreement affecting the work conflicts with this agreement, the artist or representative must make The Halide Project aware of this situation in writing at least 30 days prior to the exhibition. Conflicts may preclude the work from being included in the exhibition.
  • Submission of work and application indicates acceptance of all terms and agreements in this document and in the Agreements section of the application.




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