New Juried Book Competition

I got this information through InAEA contact mail. InAEA does not relate and does not take any profit with this project. I think this is a very interesting project. Therefore, I am here sharing this with you.

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

Open Call for Entries for All Photographers
Photography Submissions Open: March 8, 2011
Early Submission Fee:
$30 for 5 images; $10 each additional
Fee After April 26, 2011: $35 for 5 images; $10 each additional
Entry Deadline: June 7, 2011
Photography Results Posted Online:
June 20, 2011
Writing Submissions Open:
June 20, 2011
Early Submission Fee: $30 for 5 works; $10 each additional
Fee After August 30, 2011 $35 for 5 works; $10 each additional
Entry Deadline: October 5, 2011
Writing Results Posted Online:
October 19, 2011
Scheduled Book Launch:
November 21, 2011

Project Details
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.

Douglas 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.
As 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.
Doug 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 machine.

Entries are submitted online at

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