OrganizationPraxis Gallery & Photo Arts Center
TitleEMPTY PLACES : ABANDONED SPACES (an international juried photo exhibition)

Through the visual representation of abandoned spaces, artifacts of history are at once new but decayed, ancient yet fresh. The past takes on new life in these forsaken, ruined, or empty spaces as we wonder, Who were the people who lived and worked here? What were their lives like? What were their stories? Where did they go?

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the visual and social significance of what is left behind, in which crumbling factories, derelict churches, private homes, and other empty places serve as the basis for creative investigation. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional, and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

  • Application link:
  • Entry deadline: Tuesday Oct. 31, 2023, 11:59PM CST
  • Notice of acceptance: Sun. Nov. 12, 2023, 4PM CST
  • Opening reception: Sat. Dec. 16, 6–8PM
  • Exhibition dates: Dec. 16, 2023–Nov. 6, 2024

Juror Ross Anderson is an award-winning fine art photographer and filmmaker. His honors include the 2009 American Photographic Artists Grand Prize Award and the 2011 International Loupe Award. His photography has featured in numerous magazine including the recent Creative Quarterly’s 100 Best annual publication. His work has been exhibited in the US, Europe, and Asia. Ross earned his MFA at the University of Falmouth in the UK. He currently lives and works in Minneapolis and is the director of Praxis Gallery | Photo Arts Center. Learn more about his practice at


ACCEPTANCE | AWARDS   Up to seventy-four images will be selected by the juror for exhibition at Praxis Gallery. A Juror’s Choice, a Directors’ Choice, and eight Honorable Mentions 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.


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.
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.

Entry Page Link :
Entry Fee$40 for first 5 images, $5 for each additional
Contact Information
NameJenni Undis
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