The fourth-ever Print Swap exhibition will take place this April as part of the 10th Anniversary edition of the Month of Photography Los Angeles! As always, we’re inviting photographers around the world to submit images via Instagram by using the hashtag #theprintswap. Curator Paul Kopeikin, the director of LA’s renowned Kopeikin Gallery, will select thirty outstanding images from photographers participating in The Print Swap to be part of the show. All images must be submitted between November 29th, 2017, and January 26, 2018, in order to be considered.
The Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) by the Lucie Foundation has been a premier festival for photographers, curators, editors, and collectors since it was first launched in 2009. In past years, it has hosted work from a diverse array of fine artists and photojournalists, including Sebastiao Salgado, Robert Mapplethorpe, Catherine Opie, Nick Brandt, Lynsey Addario, Larry Sultan, Alex Prager, Martin Schoeller, Graciela Iturbide, Bruce Nauman, and more.
With 25-plus years in the gallery world, Kopeikin is the perfect fit for this exhibition, having exhibited work from everyone from Diane Arbus and Walker Evans to Henry Hornstein and Jill Greenberg. Kopeikin Gallery currently represents influential artists like Cig Harvey, Richard Tuschman, Didier Massard, Hiroshi Watanabe, Gail Albert Halaban, Kevin Cooley, Matthew Swarts, Alejandro Cartagena, Jeffrey Milstein, and Kahn and Selesnick, to name just a few.
There is no theme for the exhibition. In addition to Instagram submissions, we accept submissions sent via email to [email protected] Only new images submitted and selected after November 29th will be eligible for the show, though previous participating photographers are more than welcome to submit again. While The Print Swap is an ongoing project and there is no deadline to submit images, photographers must submit by January 26th, 2017 at 11:59PM EST to be considered for this show.
Every photographer who participates in The Print Swap gives a print and receives a print. Prints are mailed at random all over the globe, so it’s always fun to see who ends up with which print. There is no fee to submit, though selected photographers pay $40 per image to participate. We cover printing and shipping. Learn more at The Print Swap website and on Instagram at @theprintswap.