LATITUDE Open Call: Portrait

We had a great turn out of our first print exhibition Landscape in our Filter Photo/ LATITUDE shared space! Now, we invite you to submit to our second call for submission for the winter print exhibition. Submissions due by Wednesday, October 26!

Meanwhile, please come to check the photobook exhibition On the Shelf that is organized by Filter Photo, and curated by Kelli Connell. It will be using the same wall space as our print exhibition from September 16th to October 22th.


“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, reveals himself.”  

Oscar Wilde

“In deciding how a picture should look, in preferring one exposure to another, photographers are always imposing standards on their subjects.”

Susan Sontag

For our winter print exhibition, please submit your portrait works that are inspired by the two quotes above. Three artists will be chosen to participate, with each exhibition organized around a different theme. The selected artists can produce their print in the lab themselves at no cost, or through the service bureau with a 10% discount. Each exhibition will last 3 months, after which the artists are free to take their prints with them.


  • Up to 5 images sized at 72 dpi in JPEG format

  • Longest side of the image sized no more than 1000 pixels

  • A brief artist bio and statement (300 word limit)

  • Title, year, dimensions for every submission

To submit work, email all the materials to by October 26. Chosen artists will receive a maximum space of 16”x20” for a print. The final prints will be displayed as unmounted, unframed working prints.


When does a work of art transition from work in progress to a finished piece? When is the artist done making and starts displaying?

LATITUDE is a space that bridges the gap between an artist’s vision and their ability to produce it. We want to use this open call to create a space that bridges the gap between the working lab and the final gallery. Selected artists will have an opportunity to display work in all stages of development in an environment where making is always happening and where our roommates, Filter Photo, are organizing and hosting their own high quality programming and exhibitions . Additionally, the work will be shown online through LATITUDE's website. 


Open CallColleen Keihm