Deadline: 30 June 2019
A brief pause from the relentless pace of our modern world. This month we turn our attention to one of the oldest genres of western art – still life.
Rooted in a tradition of table top fruit and flowers, but expanding out into street scenes, landscapes and motionless bodies – show us still life in its broadest sense. Abandoned buildings, organised objects, empty terrain, frozen poses. We’re looking for attention to lighting, composition, texture and colour, but the genre is up to you – studio, street, portrait, travel, conceptual, architectural…
Let’s slow down and reflect. In still life, there is no end to our looking.
Judge: Emma Lewis / Tate Modern
Emma Lewis is International Art Curator at the Tate Modern, where she has curated exhibitions such as ‘Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017’ and ‘Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art’. In addition she has managed the Terence Donovan Archive, edited at Art/Books, and authored ‘Understanding Photography’ – a guide to the first photographic processes through to image-making in the post-internet age, published by Bloomsbury in 2017.