Prints Due for October 2012 Salon

Print Salon Topic: “Street Photography” – A type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions and other settings.

Street photography uses the techniques of straight photography in that it shows a pure vision of something, like holding up a mirror to society. Street photography often tends to be ironic and can be distanced from its subject matter, and often concentrates on a single human moment, caught at a decisive or poignant moment. On the other hand, much street photography takes the opposite approach and provides a very literal and extremely personal rendering of the subject matter, giving the audience a more visceral experience of walks of life they might only be passingly familiar with.

Due Date: October 9, 2012

Prints must be submitted to the Edina Art Center (EAC) CCC drop off area by 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, the week prior to the Salon.

How to Prepare Your Prints for Salon:

  • All prints shall be the results of an initial exposure by the member. All other processing may be commercially done, if desired.
  • Matting is encouraged but not required. No frames are allowed.
  • A TITLE, CATEGORY (Topic or Open), member’s NUMBER, and DIVISION entered (Monochrome or Color) must appear on the back top left side of the matte board. Entries with a member’s name will be disqualified.
  • Prints may be entered in either of the Topic or Open divisions but to a maximum of three prints TOTAL per member per salon.
  • Prints shall be no smaller than 15 square inches (3″ x 5″) and no larger than 320 square inches (16″ x 20″). Prints must be mounted on matte board no smaller than 80 square inches (8″ x 10″) and no larger than 320 square inches (16″ x 20″).

The following four pieces of information are required for entry and should appear in the top left corner on the back side of the matte board:

  1. NUMBER: your CCC Member Number (not your name). This number can be found on your Membership Card.
  2. TITLE: a descriptive title for the photograph
  3. TOPIC: indicating a Topic category entry. OPEN: indicating an Open category entry.

Additional Notes:

  • Mounting your print on still board or foam board is recommended. You can use spray adhesive, double-coated tape, Scotch Mounting Adhesive or heat mounting.
  • Titles are for identification – for yourself, and for those who keep club records. Judges don’t always pay much attention to them. Use description instead of commentary (e.g. “Mike on a Bike” instead of “Will He Make It”). Calling a photograph “Untitled” risks confusion in club records and later, in your own memory.
  • If you are able, please also send a digital copy of your print (conforming to digital salon rules) to If your image is awarded an acceptance during judging, it will be displayed on the Crosstown website and used in the end-of-year presentation.

The Print Committee will interpret and apply these rules at each club salon and have the right to reject any entry not properly presented or labeled.

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