Another Day In Paradise

Call for Entries for Photographic Work

Submission Deadline CLOSED
Exhibition: July 13-August 26, 2019

Summer 2019 exhibition at Gravy Studio & Gallery in Philadelphia, PA
Expanded online exhibition on In the In-Between

$25 early bird entry fee March 1 - 31st
$35 regular entry from April 1 - May 22nd (Extended Deadline)

The vast majority of photographs we see in our day-to-day lives present idealized versions of their subject matters, often making the world seem cleaner, more orderly, and more beautiful than it actually is. It’s difficult to grasp the profound influence we are subject to within our inescapable media-diets of beautiful images that offer promises of something better.

How can photography be used to reflect on notions of paradise, desire, and fantasy?  What roles do these promises play in our daily lives, and in our current societal conditions? What’s the value of idyllic spaces? What is the cultural and personal value of a photograph that makes the world look better than it is? Who benefits from notions of paradise, and who doesn’t?  Where do we want to escape to, and what are we running from?

Gravy Studio and In the In-Between are seeking photographic work of any process that explores notions of paradise, idealization, fantasy, and escape.

Guidelines & Requirements:

  • 5-10 images, 72 dpi and 1000px on the longest side

  • Image list including titles, dates, and exhibition dimensions of submitted work. (PDF)

  • This exhibition is open to all photographic processes

  • Statement (1-2 paragraphs)

  • Artist Bio (1-2 paragraphs)


  • Curators will select 3-5 artists for a summer group exhibition at Gravy Studio & Gallery in Philadelphia

  • An additional 5-15 artists will be selected for an expanded online exhibition on In the in-Between

  • All entries will be considered independently for portfolio and interview features on In the In-Between

  • All entries will be considered for future exhibitions and projects at Gravy

Key Dates:

  • Submission deadline: Wednesday, May 22nd @ Midnight (New Extended Deadline)

  • Acceptance notifications: Saturday, June 5

  • Shipping deadline for the exhibition: Friday, June 28

  • Opening reception of exhibition at Gravy: Saturday, July 13

  • Opening of the online exhibition on In the In-Between: Thursday, August 1

  • Exhibition runs at Gravy from July 13th - August 26th