OrganizationPraxis Gallery & Photo Arts Center
TitleMOTION < BLUR : an international juried photo exhibition

In most cases, photography is used to “freeze time,” with a still image. Motion in photography creates a paradox: the image is a frozen moment in time but what is captured is an object that is a blur of motion – an apparent streaking, bending, distorting and /or movement of light and objects in the foreground or background of the image frame. Blur can demonstrate the velocity of movement. It can convey the emotional dimensions of the subject photographed, presenting dream-like qualities by invoking the surreal and transitory nature of time passing. Meteors streak across the sky, ghostly figures move through a room, the artist paints shapes with a light source. These are some examples of how blur represents motion in time-lapse photography.

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that demonstrates the fundamental qualities that make motion & blur a compelling element of contemporary photography. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

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JUROR: Laura Valenti is a photographer, curator and teacher who helps people hone their vision, deepen their relationship with their craft, and make meaningful images they love. For over twenty years Laura has supported emerging photographers in her creative mentoring program, and she curates exhibitions for galleries and photo festivals around the world. Laura also juries photo competitions and serves as a reviewer at national and international portfolio reviews, where she helps photographers fine-tune their vision and promote their work with confidence. She teaches photography e-courses on portfolio building, landscape photography, exhibition best practices, and creativity at Light Atlas Creative. Learn more about her practice at

Entry deadline: Sat., Sept. 30, 2023, 11:59PM CST

Notice of acceptance: Thurs. Oct. 12, 2023, 4PM CST

Exhibition dates: Nov. 18–Dec. 9, 2023

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ENTRY FEE:  $40.00 for submitting up to five images, $5.00 for each additional image (up to ten total images per open call). Payment is accepted by credit/debit card through our secure online submission site. The entry fee for submissions is non-refundable.

Praxis Members receive 10 images for the price of 5 images. To learn more about Praxis Membership Benefits, go to

In addition to keeping our entry fees low for all artists, Praxis also has a limited number of free entries for artists experiencing financial hardships. Email for more information.


ACCEPTANCE | AWARDS:  Up to seventy-four images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror’s Choice, eight Honorable Mentions, and a Directors’ Choice will be awarded and featured in the exhibition, the printed show catalog, and the online exhibit gallery. Juror’s Choice will receive free entry into three juried calls for entry of their choice and a complimentary exhibit book. Directors’ Choice will receive free entry into two juried calls for entry of their choice.

COPYRIGHT & USAGE RIGHTS: Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artists whose photographs are accepted for exhibition grant Praxis Gallery the nonexclusive right to use, print, and reproduce submitted digital files for the purpose of the exhibition, promoting the artist, promoting related programs and subsequent display on Praxis Gallery's website, social media, and online exhibition archives. The artist's name will be included wherever the photographs are displayed.


Requirements / Eligibility

International, all accepted. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Submitted images may not have been exhibited at Praxis Gallery within the past year.

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Entry Fee$40 for up to 5 pics, $5 for each extra
Contact Information
NameJenni Undis
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