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PHOTO SUBMISSIONS – SlideLuck calls for submissions for closing evening at FORMAT13 International Photography Festival


Slideluck London (formerly Slideluck Potshow) is calling for photographic bodies of work and multimedia submissions in two categories:

FACTORY AND MASS PRODUCTION. For possible interpretations of this theme.

OPEN THEME. Send in your best work on any subject. For inspiration you can view Slideluck’s previously featured artists.

The slide show will be presented as two separate collections, both of which will be chosen by guest curator Monica Allende (Photo Editor of The Sunday Times Magazine and founder of the pioneering Spectrum section) and will take place on the closing night of FORMAT International Photography Festival in Derby on Saturday 6 April starting at 6pm.

The evening will be art directed by Louise Clements (Artistic Director of FORMAT13) and Maria Teresa Salvati (Director of Slideluck London) at the Chocolate Factory. There will also be a potluck-style dinner followed by the slideshows curated by Monica Allende.

SLIDELUCK (formerly Slideluck Potshow) is an international non-profit arts organization that aims to build and strengthen community around photography and food. It functions as a platform for exposing photographers, curators, collectors, and editors to new work, in a creative non-commercial environment.

The event will celebrate the conclusion of the FORMAT FESTIVAL and will bring together members of the photography, art and media communities for an evening of eating, drinking, visual storytelling and music featuring a new performance by The Developer.


On the night of the show, Monica Allende will announce one outstanding work of her choice, to be featured in the Spectrum section of The Sunday Times Magazine.

Blurb will be supporting the event, awarding each applicant a £30 voucher and selecting the best photographic story of the evening rewarding this photographer with a £350 Gift Card to spend at Blurb.com.

GUP Magazine will also select a few series, providing a high-quality stage and broad audience (online and/or in print) for the artists/photographers.

A 15% discount on any Viewbook plan. The discount will be applied on a first subscription payment.

Submit your work for a chance to be shown at Slideluck London / FORMAT!

There is a £10 fee per submission fee.

This is an opportunity for photojournalists, fashion, fine-art and documentary photographers to have their work screened in a unique environment.

We are currently seeking cohesive, creative and thought-provoking submissions responding to a theme of ‘FACTORY AND MASS PRODUCTION,’ or bodies of work with an OPEN theme.

• Maximum of 5 minutes long (but can be much shorter).

• We recommend 15-40 images.

• All forms of media can be submitted in this framework (be it photography, painting, sculpture or installation art).

• Multimedia pieces are accepted, but no short films.

4 March 2013 midnight (GMT)

Submit work online at http://www.viewbook.com or http://www.wetransfer.com for multimedia pieces.

For detailed information on the submission process.


Slideluck Potshow London: Two highlights – Japan, I wish I knew your name by Pierfrancesco Celada and Mute: The Silence of Dogs by Martin Usborne

Slideluck Potshow London, organized by Mariateresa Salvati and invited to Brighton by the Miniclicks Photo Talks crew, held its first event in Brighton on Sunday to screen a selection of photos from past editions. 24 works were chosen by New Statesman photo editor, Rebecca McClelland, and artistic director and curator of QUAD and coFounder and director of FORMAT Festival, Louise Clements. As with Pecha Kucha, there is a particular formula for the events which take place in cities around the world. The event is free and is organised on a voluntary basis.

What is Slideshow Potluck?
“It is a NYC-based arts non-profit, operating in many cities globally, that aims to bring people together around food and art, and to give people an interesting, engaging, and fun platform for sharing art with their community.” From the website.


Japan, I wish I knew your name from pierfrancesco celada on Vimeo.

Pierfrancesco Celada is one to watch and his multimedia piece, Japan, I wish I knew your name, with its artful interplay of still photography, moving image and sound, was, for me, one of the highlights of the Slideshow. Why? Because the whole concept works really well as a multimedia work; it is well-conceived, wonderfully executed and is elevated by its aesthetic considerations, sequencing, use of camera shots and the ambient soundscapes. I was utterly transported for all 3mins 51 secs.

The work was produced at Magnum in Motion, New York, courtesy of Ideastap Photographic Award and received an Honourable Mention, Lensculture International Exposure Awards, 2011.

Celada writes: “During a brief visit to Japan in 2009 I was soon fascinated by the isolation and loneliness I was feeling in the streets. It started as a personal journey, a foreigner traveling in an alien environment. Language and cultural differences were only augmenting this distance between the locals and me. However, while observing people, it was clear that even indigenous were not able to interact successfully. I have then decided to come back in 2010 and better visualize these concepts.

“The Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka Megalopolis, also called Taiheiyō Belt is a unique example of urban agglomeration with an estimated population of over 80 million people. Despite this incredibly high number of chances to interact, it seems that society is moving in the opposite direction. The purpose of this investigation is to create awareness and highlight the problems that modernization and the rapid changes in the environment create in our lives. Is it still important to be, or feel, part of a group? Do we feel part of the environment? Are we alone in the crowd?” From the website.


© Martin Osborne, The Silence of Dogs in Cars, 2012
I love Martin’s body of work, The Silence of Dogs in Cars, which was featured in Hotshoe magazine. So it was fantastic to see the collection of images as a slideshow and the immersion in the backroom of the Green Door in Brighton seemed to echo that of the dogs in the cars, especially as photographers were dotted round the room taking photos as we watched the show. (Note to organizers: I find that it disturbs my concentration when I’m watching a slideshow or film and I know that people are taking photos. What about after the show, rather than during?)

I really feel for these dogs and Martin does too. In fact, he cares so much that he’s set up A year to help blog where you can follow his progress as he attempts “to save all animals everywhere” in a year. I should put him in touch with my mum, who wants some of her ashes scattered in the Coliseum or Torre Argentina where the Gatti di Roma (Cats of Rome) have special status.

I love the text on his website too: “Martin lives in East London where he has his photographic studio. He is interested in the ever-curious and often disturbing relationship between humans and other animals.” However, if he reads this, there is the letter n missing from the first ‘and’ in the text on his site, I’ve added it here. Call me pedantic, but I’d rather mention it so that it can be rectified, than ignore it.

If you’re going to Paris Photo, Martin will be doing a book signing of Mute – The Silence of Dogs in Cars tomorrow at 4pm at the Kehrer Publishing stand, EE3. And if you miss this, you can catch the show in London next year from 19 March  – 27 April 2013 when it will be exhibited at The Little Black Gallery.