Call for artists: self-portraits and death, mortality, identity and the self.

Peter Darren Moyle 'Anneke'
PhD candidate Rebecca Louise at Deakin University issues this Call Out:
Photographers are invited to apply to be included in an upcoming photographic exhibition, TRACES to be held in Melbourne.
Inspired by the ways in which we attempt to capture death and mortality in the photograph, the curator of TRACES is seeking photographs which deal with themes of death, mortality, identity and the self.
Carol Jerrems untitled self-portrait from 'The Royal Hobart Hospital Series', 1979
Submissions of images might engage with the following themes:
·         Death and the self (identity)
·         Absence and presence
·         Self-portraits (death of the self/identity conceptualised in the photograph)
·         The afterlife
·         Death and religious practice/ritual
·         Mortality and illness
·         Grief and mourning
·         Remembrance
These themes are just a suggestion however and images exploring themes outside of this are encouraged.
The curator invites both emerging and established photographers to submit their work for inclusion in this exhibitionon the theme of the curator’s PhD research into photography and its relationship to death, mortality and identity. The location and date of exhibition will be finalised when the series of images have been selected.
Please send your submissions to Rebecca Louise via email to:
Attach your image in JPEG format along with an email including:  a brief (50 words or so) biography, the title of your piece, whether or not it has been exhibited before (if so, where and when) and your contact details.
Deadline for Submissions: March 30th 2013.

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