Hidden Nature Photo Exhibit

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is proud to invite you to enter our juried photography show, “Hidden Nature: Finding Beauty in the Streets of Philadelphia,” in our outdoor gallery along Pine Street in October 2018. Selected work will be printed 24″ x 24″ and mounted to a brick wall along Pine Street, viewable to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The exhibit will run from Sunday, October 7 through November 18, 2018. Both novice and experienced photographers are encouraged to enter.

The beauty of nature isn’t only found in far-away places. It is right here in Philadelphia, living beside us, in harmony with us. It is in a beautiful flower growing in a brick alleyway, the sun reflecting off a park water fountain, or a pigeon strutting around Center City. For this open-air photography exhibit, we are seeking artwork that shows the surprising fragility, resilience, and marvel of nature here among us in the City of Philadelphia. Photographs should inspire passersby to imagine how we might live differently, or tread more lightly, upon our beautiful blue-green planet. “Hidden Nature” will call us to reframe our relationship with the world around us—to view it with respect, appreciation, and delight.

Entries are due by September 5, 2018.

Please read the Exhibit Guidelines before submitting your photo.

Exhibit Guidelines

  • Please crop your photo square.
  • There is no entry fee. Selected work will be printed and mounted at the church’s expense. There is no cost to the photographer.
  • Photographers may submit up to 5 entries for consideration. Please fill out a separate entry form for each photograph.
  • All work must pertain to the theme of “Hidden Nature” and must have been taken in the City of Philadelphia. The artwork will be displayed along a red brick wall and will be visible by passersby across the street and at a distance. Successful entries will be visually striking and relatable when seen from a distance.
  • Selected work must be available for exhibition. Work must be the original creation of the artist.
  • Entries should be JPEG files with a file size no larger than 1MB. If selected, you will be asked to submit high resolution image files for printing, measuring at least 3,000 pixels in height – either as JPEG or TIFF files.
  • All work must be received by the end of the day on September 5, 2018 for consideration
  • Entry does not guarantee acceptance. Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, originality, responsiveness to the theme, and overall impact. We are anticipating anywhere from 12-15 works will be selected based on current space estimates.
  • For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must be prepared to provide an image release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian upon request.
  • Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in its sole discretion, are ineligible.
  • Any image accepted may be used by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (with appropriate credit to artist) for publicity/promotion for the event. Artists retain all copyrights to their work.
  • Whether a work is for sale and at what price is the artist’s sole discretion. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will not manage print sales, but we will communicate an artist’s website and/or contact information to help connect potential buyers to the artist. St. Peter’s Church will not keep any commission from artwork sold.
  • Neither St. Peter’s Episcopal Church or any other individual/organization associated with the exhibit can be held liable for any loss, theft, or damage to artwork.