Slow Exposures Festival Taps Top Jurors & Opens Call for Rural Southern Photography

Oysterman...The Last Generation - Vinson Smith, 2013 award winner

Oysterman...The Last Generation - Vinson Smith, 2013 award winner

The 12th annual Slow Exposures Festival celebrates photography of all kinds focused on the rural areas of the South. They've just opened up their call for entries with a deadline of June 15th. Selected photographers will get the chance to present their work during the festival. There are a handful of satellite shows that take place around Slow Exposures, and the festival offers mixers, workshops, potluck dinners, portfolio reviews, and talks with the jurors.

Dust Bowl Dance - Tracy Moore, 2013 award winner

Dust Bowl Dance - Tracy Moore, 2013 award winner

Crescent Migration - McNair Evans, 2013 Award Winner

Crescent Migration - McNair Evans, 2013 Award Winner

This year Slow Exposures has tapped two great women to judge the submissions. Alexa Dilworth is the publishing director and senior editor at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Last year she oversaw the CDS' comprehensive collection of the photographs of Paul Kwilecki, a man who documented his home county of Decatur, Georgia (read our article about him here). The CDS trains people in the documentary arts across all mediums, publishes a magazine, and curates exhibitions. 

Aline Smithson is a photographer, photo editor, and supporter of the photography community at large. She is the founder of LENSCRATCH, a blogzine that provides daily insightful interaction with photographers that is an admitted influence on us here at Southern Glossary

The festival takes place in Pike County, Georgia, this September. Get all the details here.