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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Earth Through a Lens

Earth Through a Lens

Earth Through a Lens Palm Springs / Deadline: 01/07/11

Earth Through a Lens (ETAL) is a national juried photographic display held annually in Palm Springs and the Desert Cities to commemorate Earth Day. The work of 30-50 finalists are displayed in outstanding public gallery space for the month of April. The images chosen will focus on beauty in the natural environment, the degradation of the environment by human activity, and attempts to reclaim or restore spoiled habitats. In sum, the photographs will highlight the importance of developing a sustainable environment.

The finalists will be asked to provide a print photograph. ETAL will cut acid-free mats and frame the work to allow uniformity in display. The photos, brief biosketch, description of the work, and contact information will be published in an exhibit catalog. Digital images will be displayed during the same time period at the California Museum of Photography. The three top photographs will be published in the April issue of Palm Sprngs Life magazine and cash prizes ranging from $500-$1500 will be awarded.

Photographers may submit up to 3 images with an entry fee of $35 for the initial image and $10 for each of 2 additional images.




The contest is open to professional and amateur photographers living within North America


Entrants should pay close attention to the subcategories listed below. Entries will be judged both on relevance to the show's goal and artistic accomplishment. Submission of 1-3 jpg images is accomplished through a web portal, Images are judged based on the digital submissions

Subcategories for submissions (Photographs must be relevant to one of the following themes):

(1) The natural environment:
a. desert,
b. water
c. mountains

(2) Human impact on the planet:
a. consumption
b. destruction or degradation
c. restoration or renewal.


The three top prize winners will receive cash awards of $1,500, $1,000, and $500. The top photographs will be published in Palm Springs Life magazine. All finalists will have their work publiched in the display catalog.

Contact Information

Larry Fechter


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