To enter, use the form below to send no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects. The files should be JPEGs, 1200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I. We will inform those who are accepted by Jan. 15, 2019.
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I am 28 years old or older.
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Chesher’s creative adventures began in her teens shooting hundreds of music concerts including Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Dolly Parton and George Harrison to name a few.
She has made two books: Starart, showcasing the art of Joni Mitchell, John Mayall, Cat Stevens, Ron Wood and more. And Everybody I Shot Is Dead, honoring 48 musicians she photographed who have passed away.
Recent awards: Artist in Residence, Media Center, Dumbo, NY, Made in NY Grant, Made in NY Fellowship, Made in NY Media Center by IFP Residency at Dumbo, NY, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fiscal Sponsorship
Upload no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects. The files should be JPEGs, 1200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I. Individual photos do not require caption and credit. Please upload one image at a time. Observe that the uploader for your next photo will appear underneath the one you just posted. Also, if you're having difficulty uploading, try sending lower-resolution versions of your photos.
Briefly tell us about the work you're submitting. * YOU HAVE 150 WORDS
The first ten images are part of an on-going untitled photography project. I’ve always considered photography as painting with light. So, my goal for this series is to create photographs that are mistaken for paintings. These photographs have not been manipulated; no filters or photoshop trickery. I restrict myself to use only what I could do in a basic darkroom with an enlarger and a tray of developer. I think this is my homage to the days when a photograph could be considered evidence.
Ongoing New York Street Project. I began documenting the streets when I moved to New York in January 2013. I’ve never stopped being drawn to the characters. Looking at these images now, it seems they could have been staged or posed. They were not. I’m aware and anticipate what will happen. Once in a while I get a good story.
Optional: Feel free to submit up to two video links of your work.