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Call for Art: Reciprocity

C A L L   F O R   A R T

Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

An exhibition of photography and image-based artist pairs
ON VIEW: March 4 – April 3, 2021


  Exhibition Description:
Reciprocity is a relation of mutual dependence, action or influence. In photography, reciprocity refers to the relationship between the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed, which work dependently and inversely to capture light. It is the key to the perfect exposure.

In reciprocal relationships, like in any collaborative act, ideas and conversations are exchanged, enriching participants intellectually and emotionally. Whether through aesthetic bond, mentor/mentee relationships, friendship, photographer/subject or teacher to student, our pursuits are sustained by these relationships.

To celebrate the reciprocal bonds that enrich our photographic practices, Woman Made Gallery invites women-identified and non-binary artists from the local, national, and international communities to pair their photograph or image-based work with that of another practicing photographer or image maker with whom they are in conversation.  

2 and 3 dimensional forms, plus video will be considered. 
  Juried by Collaborators Barbara Ciurej + Lindsay Lochman   $45 total application fee covers both artists in one submission. The artist pair may submit up to two pairs of work (four works total, two from each artist). Detail images may be submitted per each work if necessary.

Fee Waiver Available: A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: [email protected].

  One joint statement: Applicants are required to submit one statement explaining the role reciprocity plays in the joint submission, as well as a artist bio for each artist.  We encourage entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG. 

Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; The Illinois Arts Council Agency; a major anonymous donor; and the generosity of its members and contributors.

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