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New Juried Book Competition; Water's Edge

  • Deadline:
    June 7, 2011, 11:59 p.m.

Open to
Interpretation is now calling on photographers to submit images for
consideration in a juried book competition. 
Call for Entries for All Photographers

Water’s Edge
Douglas Beasley,
Photographer and Educator
Submission Fee
$30 for 5 images, $10 each additional
for early submission:

April 26, 2011
$35 for 5
images, $10 each additional
for submission:

June 7, 2011
June 20,
Jurors Selection Award

Open to
Interpretation is a juried book competition of photography, poetry, fiction and
creative non-fiction. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become
the literary inspiration for the writers’
submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with
two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image. The unique
collaboration adds new dimensions to both the photos and the written word.
Beasley's personal vision explores spiritual aspects of people and place and is
concerned with how the sacred is recognized and expressed in everyday life. He
hopes that his photographs act as prayer-like offerings and are meant as a
departure point for the viewer's own visual or spiritual journey.
founder and director of Vision Quest Photo Workshops, Beasley provides
workshops that emphasize personal expression and creative vision over the
mechanics of camera use. He believes in helping each student find their voice
rather than making 'pretty pictures'. His workshops are held in places such as
Santa Fe, Maine, New York, Hawaii, Guatemala, Peru, Japan, China, Italy, Africa
and Bali as well as the Trade River Retreat Center, his cabin/retreat center in
Northwest Wisconsin.
Much of
his personal work, including Sacred Sites of the Lakota, Disappearing Green
Space, Silent Witness: Genocide and the Landscape, Sacred Places
and Earth Meets Spirit are supported by grants and
commissions and have been widely exhibited and collected. His work has been
published internationally and featured in numerous magazines such as Zoom,
The Sun, B&W, PDN and PhotoVision
. His first book: "Japan; A Nisei's First
Encounter," offers insight into his journey to his mother's homeland. His
second book Earth Meets Spirit will be coming out in late 2010.
continues to explore the notion of what is sacred in his photography and in his
life. He lives in a passive solar home surrounded by trees in Saint Paul, MN.
When not out traveling the world he can be found tending his Japanese gardens
or enjoying a strong cup of coffee while listening to loud music. Personal
heroes include Jimi Hendrix, the Dalai Lama and whoever invented the espresso
are submitted online at www.open2interpretation.com/