Call for Submissions: Selfies for Survival

Call for Submissions: Selfies for Survival

This Deadline Expired: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Deadline: February 25, 2017

 

SELFIES for RESISTANCE / SELFIES for HEALING / SELFIES for VANITY / SELFIES for BEING SEEN / SELFIES for LIKES / SELFIES for CONTROL / SELFIES for VULNERABILITY / SELFIES for SADNESS / SELFIES for HELP / SELFIES for DISMANTLING / SELFIES for FUN / SELFIES for JOY / SELFIES for NOTHING / SELFIES for EVERYTHING


Selfies for Survival is a mail-in* art exhibition celebrating selfies and their role in our journeys toward healing, self-love and surviving oppression. BIPoC, queer/trans, fat, and disabled folks especially encouraged to submit. Nudity is allowed for individuals 18 years of age and over. Feel free to define “selfie” in your own terms.

To submit:

Send up to 3 photographic selfies or self-portraits no larger than 5×7 inches with your name or handle written clearly on the back. Please include your email for updates and communication regarding the show. You may include a short written statement to accompany the images if you wish. If you would like the items to be returned to you, include a self-addressed and stamped envelope.

There is no fee for submission. All submissions will be accepted unless they do not conform to the specifications above or contain oppressive content.

Mail or drop-off all materials by February 25th, 2017 to:Selfie Show c/o A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19143.

*If you lack the ability to print and mail your images, digital files will be accepted via submission to SelfiesForSurvival@gmail.com by February 20th, 2017.

Opening: Saturday March 4, 2017 6-9PMShow dates: March 4th – March 30th, 2017

A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia

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