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Now open for submissions
DEADLINE:  20th June 2022

Black and white & monochromatic photography continues to capture our collective imagination as a photographer and viewer. Using tone,  contrast,  texture   and   shape, monochromatic photography strips its subject to only the most basic  visual essentials ; revealing  a  sense of  substance  and meaning – separate from the shifting sentiments, symbolism and cultural associations of colour photography.

The Glasgow Gallery of photography  presents an exhibition of photographic works that demonstrate the fundamental qualities that make black and white & monochromatic  photography an enduring, contemporary  form of expression used internationally by photographers.

This exhibition is open to all international participants. We want to show a large selection of both Local and international photography work.

The galleries mission statement is to advance the arts, heritage and cultural sector through exhibitions of photographic works as a means for artistic, community and personal expression, by providing affordable and relevant workshops and activities rooted in teaching and exhibiting photography. 
To promote equality and diversity by providing facilities and services with the aim of benefitting the diverse range of our returning and anticipated participants, and providing agency to groups who are underrepresented. 
To advance citizenship and community development by promoting the production and appreciation of photography to communities in Glasgow and wider Scotland, as well as international participants and providing the Glasgow gallery of photography as a space that will deliver community resources and programmes of educational events, including our annual end of year exhibition.


How to participate:

Submission to this exhibition is FREE. Only selected photographers will be asked to pay a participation fee of £32.00.
This will cover all the cost of printing, mounting, framing,  and exhibiting your work for a period of 2 weeks.


STEP 1: Choose up to 6 images that are 300ppi
and 3000 Pixels minimum on the longest side. Work will be displayed in 16x12inch or our 12x12 square black frames with a maximum of 62 Images per exhibition. We also have a selection of other frames in white.

STEP 2: Name your image file. JohnSmith1.jpeg etc (If you do not name your images correctly they could be lost or misplaced and delay the exhibition, please only use your name, do not include image title)

STEP 3. Make sure your image is a JPEG, we can only except jpegs as this is what the printing company that we use requires.

STEP 4: Send us your 1 to 6 jpegs via Wetransfer to
Please tell us your name and Nationality (these will be displayed along with your selected images.

What Happens Now?

Once we receive your images we will begin the judging process. We will then inform you if your work has been selected, if your work is selected we will ask you to pay the participation fee of £32.00. Once we have your fee we will send your image for printing, once we receive it back from the printer it will be framed and exhibited in the exhibition. We will post images and video on our social media pages, so be sure to follow them.

If you have further questions please visit our Q&A page here.

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