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Center Annual Exhibition

Update: April 2020

This call has currently been postponed to March of 2021 due to social distancing regulations. For more information, please contact exhibits@hcponline.org

Exhibition on view: July – August 2021

The Center Annual is Houston Center for Photography’s yearly group exhibition that seeks to highlight and provide insight into current themes, technologies, and practices in photography. The show features a diverse array of works from members of our global photography community and is selected by a leading curator, editor, or artist. This annual exhibition opens our galleries to photographers from anywhere in the world, whether emerging, mid-career, or established, and as such, aims to provide viewers with critical insight into our current moment—both within the field of photography and within society at large. Of those selected, three artists are chosen to receive the Beth Block Juried Membership Honoraria of $1,000, generously supported by The Beth Block Foundation, and will also be featured in spot magazine.

Entrants will be required to be current members of HCP.  The call is free to enter.

About the Juror: Kris Graves

photograph by Walter Stewart

Kris Graves is an artist and publisher based in New York and London. His publishing company KGP Books collaborates with artists to create limited edition publications and archival prints, focusing on contemporary photography and works on paper. We focus our publishing efforts on stories that empower the long forgotten and underrepresented. These stories deal with issues of race, policy, social awareness, feminism, culture, and wealth.


Submission Steps

STEP 1. Verify your HCP Membership

If you are a member but do not know your membership number please contact us at (713) 529-4755 x10 or info@hcponline.org
You must be an HCP member to complete your submission. 

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HCP Memberships are non-refundable.

STEP 2. Prepare your images and all related texts

Carefully edit a group of no more than 10 jpg. images (no size restrictions) or videos that describe your current photographic work.
You will also need to have the following information available:
a. an artist statement
b. a resume, c/v, or bio
c. specific information for each piece:

  •  Title (for identification purposes)
  •  Year of exposure
  • Size (height X width)
  • Medium of finished work (inkjet print, chromogenic print, etc.)

STEP 3. Begin your application process

You will need to click submit to begin the submission process. Then you can start to copy/paste your artist statement and resume or bio into the form and complete the questions. At the end you will be able to upload your images to submit.

STEP 3. BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS

You will need to click submit to begin the submission process. Then you can start to copy/paste your artist statement and resume or bio into the form and complete the questions. At the end you will be able to upload your images to submit.

STEP 4. ENTER YOUR HCP MEMBERSHIP ID NUMBER OR THE ORDER NUMBER FOR RECENT MEMBERSHIP PURCHASES OR RENEWALS

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NOTIFICATION OF RETURN

Applicants will be notified via e-mail. HCP retains the right to reject any selected work that differs from the work submitted.

LIABILITY & AGREEMENT

HCP shall provide insurance covering the Selected Work commencing from time work is picked up for shipment from the Exhibitor, continuing throughout the Exhibition and terminating upon redelivery of the work to Exhibitor or to such other address as specified by Exhibitor. HCP retains the right to display and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes.

  • HCP is responsible for the payment of the costs of shipping to and from HCP via ground shipment only. HCP will not cover the cost to produce a crate or for any other packaging materials. Packaging peanuts are NOT permitted
  • HCP is responsible for installing and lighting the Exhibition.
  • Your entry constitutes understanding and agreement with the conditions outlined in this prospectus.
  • HCP Memberships are non refundable

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS TO HCP INCLUDE

Subscription to spot magazine, discounts on workshops, and educational programs, access to members-only portfolio reviews, invitations to receptions, lectures, tours and special events. Membership also includes discounts at Connections program institutions and on Aperture magazine. Members have the opportunity to enter our other calls for entry, including HCP’s annual Fellowship competition (entry fee not included).