ABOUT THE OPEN CALL
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 is be shown online through LATITUDE's website.
Three artists are chosen quarterly to participate, with each exhibition organized around a different theme. The chosen artists get an opportunity to display their prints in the Filter Photo/ LATITUDE shared space and on our online gallery.
Current Open Call | Storytelling
“I loved writing poetry and stories, but at school, that was a separate activity from photography...I thought, Why not merge those two things?” - Lorna Simpson
For Open Call: Storytelling, we are looking for photographs that engage with narrative.
Photography is a medium that lends itself to storytelling, from the fantastical characters and decadent sets in David LaChapelle’s portraiture, to using language and poetry to create a narrative about gender, race, and politics in America like Lorna Simpson. What stories are you trying to tell with your photographs? How does the idea of storytelling manifest itself in your practice?