New Journal: Camera Obscura

cameraCheck out Mitch E. Parker’s new journal, Camera Obscura:

Camera Obscura Journal will be an annual print journal of as high a quality as we can make it, featuring fiction and photography.

*An honorarium of $1000 will be awarded to a work selected from prose submissions for the first issue.

*The Photographic art Competition is comprised of Non-professional and professional categories with a prizes of $300 and $1200 respectively according to the theme outlined on the website. Opens Nov. 1

*photographs/art as well as writing will also be featured on the website on a regular basis.

*there will also be an editors’ blog where editors and guest bloggers will post about photography and writing.

Camera Obscura is a Latin term that simply means “dark room. “A camera obscura is therefore nothing more than a dark box or room with a pinhole at one end, and at the other, the projected image, in color, upside down, of the world outside the dark box by virtue of an amazing natural property of light traveling through a small hole. Add a mirror and you can turn the image right side up or direct it, add lenses to magnify the image, warp it, or project it onto paper and trace the image as Vermeer did, as Caravaggio was rumored to have done. We are the dark box. Your work is the pinhole.

M.E. Parker – Editor, Founder
Tim Horvath – Prose Editor
Meridith Doench – Prose Editor
Shane Oshetski – Prose Editor
Kate Parker – Photography Editor

-Photography Judges
Carl Calor – A national instructor of photography, Carl is a Professional Photographers of America Master Photographer and Craftsman. He has won numerous national awards for his photography, including 14 Loan Collections and several Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards. Carl has also earned several Wisconsin State Awards, including Photographer of the Year two years in a row.
Jen Wilson – Jennifer is a two-time winner of California Professional Photographers Children’s Photographer of the Year and Environmental Photographer of the Year, as well as having received both the Fuji Masterpiece and Kodak Gallery Awards.
Lisa Roberts – bio coming soon, but she does great work.

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