PhotoSummer – Color Cue: Explorations in Perception projection

Projection exploring color as a subject, muse, etc.



Call for Entry open: April 19 – May 25, 2018
When: Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16
Where: The Santa Fe Railyard, near the Second Street Brewery
This projection will happen alongside the Currents New Media Festival

Color Cue: Explorations in Perception is a juried projection featuring photographic images that explore color as a subject, muse, and scientific phenomenon. Utilizing color theory and the effects of color combinations, Color Cue exposes an underlying conceptual framework that brings into question how the environment and culture affect the perception of color. For centuries color was considered an unexplained phenomenon until Isaac Newton discovered color waves in the 1660’s through his experimentations with sunlight and prisms. Through the years, humanity has continued to make discoveries and create theories about how and why color is a part of the visual experience. Photography has played a vital role in advancing the understanding of the visual world – from the invention of color film to the creation of lenses, photography has helped us understand how we see.

In this International call for entry, CENTER encourages photographers who use color in experimental ways, explore the ways in which the notion of color can be expanded, and consider the visual process in their work to apply. $20 entry fee, $5 for CENTER Members and New Mexico Residents.

Image credits: ©Shinya Masuda


This summer CENTER is teaming up with the Interplanetary Festival and the Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe, NM to produce two public projection programs. On Friday June 9th and Saturday June 10th, Conjured Futures will show in the Santa Fe Railyard alongside the Interplanetary Festival, and on Friday June 15th and Saturday June 16th, Color Cue: Explorations in Perception will present in the same location alongside the Currents New Media Festival. Calls for Entry are now OPEN, and we are looking forward to seeing your work!



Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Photographer retains all rights the images. By completing the application, the photographer grants CENTER permission to reproduce works from their submitted materials in connection with the administration, judging and promotion of CENTER, the CENTER Awards, Grants and portfolio review events. Permissible uses of the images submitted shall include their reproduction, distribution and display in CENTER exhibitions, multimedia presentations, and printed materials related to promotion of CENTER and the CENTER Awards and events. CENTER shall have the right to grant permissions to the press and publicity agents in connection with the promotion of the CENTER Awards, exhibitions, and related events. All Grant recipients, including the Juror’s Choice as well as the winners of the CENTER’s Choice Awards are asked to donate a print to CENTER. Submission of an entry to these awards, grants or portfolio review, signifies acceptance of all conditions stated.