Don’t Take Pictures exists to showcase the work of emerging photographers. In addition to publishing photographers in print, and online in our monthly columns, we also publish online quarterly exhibitions.
Sir John Herschel invented the cyanotype process in 1842 by treating paper with an iron-salt solution. As one of the earliest photographic processes, cyanotypes are known for their signature Prussian blue color. The paper is developed by sunlight, making the cyanotype process a favorite among amateur photographers through the turn of the last century. This process is now in revival and contemporary photographers are embracing the blue hues, as well as experimenting with toning techniques for a moody, otherworldly aesthetic. For this exhibition, Don’t Take Pictures seeks contemporary cyanotypes that go beyond the blue.
The exhibition will be published online from May 24 — August 22.
Deadline: May 21
- 72 dpi
- No less than 1024 pixels and no more than 1500 pixels on the longest side.
Email up to three photographs to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with “Cyanotype” in the subject line.
Include your name, title of photograph, and a link to your website (if applicable). Ex: Kat Kiernan, Untitled, www.katkiernan.com