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Providence Center for Photographic Arts: Unseen, Photography Beyond the Visible

Unseen, Photography Beyond the Visible
Deadline: March 17

Providence Center for Photographic Art
Providence, RI

Jurors: Peter Miller & Laurie Klein

Non-visible wavelength photography is magical, mysterious, dramatic, and challenging. Images can appear dreamlike, mystical, and surreal — at once both familiar and foreign. Masters of photography including Minor White and WeeGee found expression with the expanded range of infrared spectrum. Simon Marsden used infrared to amplify his affinity with the macabre and haunted. Rock bands including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and U2 presented a new psychedelic vision with infrared images on their album covers. More recently Richard Mosse’s photography captures the beauty and tragedy in war and destruction. Infrared photography transports the viewer into the world of unseen wavelengths of energy, beyond the visible.

Providence Center for Photographic Arts presents Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible a juried exhibit of works by the artists who have found creative expression within non-visible wavelengths. Artists who utilize infrared, IR filters, false color, ultraviolet, multi-spectral, and thermographic technology — in digital, film, and post-processes — are invited to participate.

While Unseen is an exhibit limited to non-visible spectrum images, the evaluation of images by the jurors centers on artistic vision. We want to introduce our audience to another means of creative expression where technique is secondary in making selections. Unseen embraces photo-media artists, experimenters, and those who dare to stretch artistic boundaries into a truly different kind of light.

Fees: Members - $24 for 3 images, $10 for each additional image. Non-members - $30 for 3 images, $10 for each additional image.