Call for Participation in a Juried Exhibition


Photography as Witness: Power and Politics, the charged landscape of the 21st century


Exhibition: January 25 through March 9, 2013


     This exhibition seeks artists whose photographic practice interrogates contemporary issues, and documents our global conditions and challenges. Technology has extended our awareness of events taking place around the world from the Arab Spring, the Occupy Movement to the ongoing poverty caused by corporate greed, corrupt governments, criminal organizations, and religious and tribal violence.  These challenges affect the two-third of the world, emergent nations and under-reported regions of the West.  It is the witnessing of the devastation of humanity and the environment that moves us to action. 


Submission Guidelines:

  • Media: Traditional, digital photography, video and time based media.


  • Shipping is the responsibility of the artist. Accepted artwork must have prepaid return shipping label(s).


  • Size: framed works must not exceed 30" x 40". 2 dimensional work accepted for exhibition must be framed and ready to hang. Submissions that are not ready to install will not be installed.


Submission Deadline: December 14, 2012


In the Subject line of all correspondence use: Photography as Witness

Submission Guidelines: 


  • Submission fees to be paid through: https://go.geneseo.edu/galleries/photowitness

Fees are: 3 images for $35.


  • You may submit two additional images for an additional $15. The total that can be submitted is 5 images for $50
  • Email (3) three (300ppi) images to llbgalleries@geneseo.edu with Photography as Witness in the subject line.
  • Email jpeg images (300ppi) in the following format using your last name and first name to: llbgalleries@geneseo.edu


Image labeling:  lastname_firstname1; lastname_firstname2; lastname_firstname3; lastname_firstname4; lastname_firstname5.


Artists will be notified by email if accepted into exhibition by December 21, 2012.

Accepted works must be received by January 14, 2013


Ship to:


Photography as Witness

Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery

1 College Circle, Brodie Hall 232

Geneseo, NY 14454




About the Lederer, Lockhart and Bridge Galleries and

The State University of New York at Geneseo


The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery in William A. Brodie Hall and the Lockhart Gallery on Main Street present both contemporary and historic rotating exhibitions, including works by local, regional and national artists, and by faculty and student artists. The Bridge Gallery, a unique space bridging two wings of Brodie Hall, exhibits student work.


Geneseo's tradition of interweaving liberal and professional education began in 1867, when the state legislature passed an act authorizing the location of a "normal" (or teacher training) school in the community. In 1871, Geneseo welcomed its first students to the Wadsworth Normal and Training School, offering instruction to would-be teachers. Geneseo became an official campus of the State University of New York in 1948. Geneseo now enrolls more than 5,000 students in 54 undergraduate and three graduate programs.  The college is located in Geneseo, N.Y., about 30 minutes south of Rochester, N.Y., 90 minutes west of Syracuse and 60 minutes east of Buffalo.