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Call for Submissions; Photobooth Art, Autofoto

  • London
  • combined arts, photography, visual arts
  • Carole Evans ipc20@autofoto.org

Description

In June 2020, AutoFoto is hosting the 13th International Photobooth Convention. The event will see photobooth artists, technicians, enthusiasts, and historians from around the world descend on London to enjoy the selection of analogue photobooths available in the Capital.

To accompany the Convention, we will be hosting a number of exhibitions in various venues. Consequently, we are looking for submissions of artwork made in analogue photobooths since 2010. Artwork can consist of a single strip, or multiple strips; but it has to have been made in an analogue, chemical photobooth. We accept works made with mixed media, as long as the photobooth strip is featured. 

In 2010, Instagram began, and with it, the selfie became a phenomenon.  We’d like to see analogue selfies, taken in the photobooth; a machine often associated with ID photographs. The machine creates four exposures, one after the other in quick succession, traditionally portraying the head and shoulders shot which has become so integral to identity. But, once the curtain is drawn, this enclosed space allows a freedom of expression. A few of these rare machines still exist, and are being used in creative ways by artists across the world. We’d like to showcase this, as well as encourage new work to be made for the purpose of this exhibition. A full list of booths in the UK can be found here.

Submission information:

There is no fee for this submission.

Please submit up to 5 images, 1000 pixels along the longest edge, to the following email address: ipc20@autofoto.org

Please tell us where and when the images were made. 

Deadline; 1 April 2020


Final Artwork Specification:

Final images must be able to fit in an A3 sized space

Mixed Media is accepted.

Please note selected works may be used for promotional purposes.

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