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Learning Curve

Juried by Archy LaSalle
Call Opening: October 15, 2020
Deadline: November 19, 2020 @ 11:59 pm CST

From the Learning Curve 12 exhibition: Ricky Marin, Swinging With the Tide, 2019

Learning Curve is an annual exhibition of selected work made by Houston Center for Photography students from the past year. It features a range of photo-based work—including digital, analog, and alternative processes—and highlights the various educational programs HCP offers through its Learning Center. This year’s juror is Boston-based fine art photographer Archy LaSalle, an educator of over 25 years and founder of the WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE AT initiative. There is no fee for entry.

Selected artists will have their work featured in an online exhibition opening Friday, January 22, 2021, with a virtual closing reception on Friday, February 25. Some artists will also have their work featured on HCP’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, each with a following that exceeds 10,000 followers.

Submit to Learning Curve

About the Juror

Archy LaSalle is a fine art photographer who is known for his unique use of the panoramic camera. He is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art. Early in his career, Mr. LaSalle received national and international attention for his artistic documentation of the Orange Line Southwest Corridor subway project in Boston. He has traveled and worked extensively in England, France, Italy, Japan, South Africa, and China.

In conjunction with his artistic career, Mr. LaSalle is a committed and dedicated educator who taught photography and lectured at art institutions for over 25 years. Archy was the 2009 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award by CENTER in Santa Fe. He is the founder of the initiative, WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE AT, which is a grassroots organization whose mission is to bring attention to and help art institutions rectify past injustices of underrepresenting Black and Brown artists in their permanent collections.

Read Mr. LaSalle’s feature on spot magazine.



  • Submission Opening: October 15, 2020
  • Submission Deadline: November 19, 2020 @ 11:59 pm CST
  • Notification (via email): December 11, 2020
  • Virtual Opening Reception: January 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm CST
  • Online Exhibition: January 8 – February 28, 2021


Anyone who has taken a course or workshop at HCP between January 2019 and June 2020 is invited to submit work to this exhibition.


  1. Up to five images created within the past year (filenames should include the image title, medium, and year)
  2. Artist Statement (as a single PDF)
  3. List of classes or workshops taken between January 2019 and June 2020

All applications must be submitted on the Submittable platform.


For questions about this exhibition, please contact Samuel Rhodes, Exhibitions Assistant, at samuel@hcponline.org or 713-529-4755.