In the words of Stephen Shore, “[Today] there seems to be a greater freedom and lack of restraint… as one considers one’s pictures less, one produces fewer truly considered pictures.” FILE Magazine, Flak Photo and Coudal Partners have joined together to create a contest to get photographers to think about this idea:
We are asking you to use a film camera to explore Shore’s concept of “conscious intentionality.” Broadly speaking, we are challenging you to do two things: articulate a concept, project, or theme and then use a film camera to photograph the images to accompany it. There are, then, two parts: creating the idea and then acting on it.
Sound interesting to you? Submit your concept by January 6th.
If your project is selected, they send you the 36-exposure roll of film of your choice. You then have two weeks to shoot the roll and then return it to them undeveloped. All of the images from each finalist will then be put online in the order they were shot on the roll for judging (prizes to be awarded). The negatives will be returned to the photographers at the end of the contest. Ownership of all images is retained by the artist.
Find out more here.