Prime: a members’ exhibition

Prime is an open call for all types of photographic work by Filter Photo Members.  Renew or become a Member today to take part in this exclusive opportunity!

Juried by Kat Kiernan, this open call for photographic work is free and open to current Filter Photo Members only.  Only 5 artists will be chosen for the installed exhibition at Fogelson Studio, next door to Filter Space gallery in Hubbard Street Lofts.  Each chosen artist will be able to show several pieces from a single body of work.  All submissions will be exhibited in our first ever, online exhibition.

The exhibition runs September 21  – October 14 with a public reception that coincides with the opening of Deception and we like small things at Filter Space and kicks off the 2017 Filter Photo Festival on Thursday, September 21st, 6-9pm.

Important Dates

August 20, 11:59 p.m. CT – Submissions Close

Late August – Entrants are notified of juror’s decision

September 18 – Accepted work must arrive at Filter Space

September 21 – Exhibition Opens with a Public Reception during Filter Photo Festival

October 14 – Exhibition Closes

Submission Requirements


  • 5 images from a single body of work
  • Work must have been completed in the last 2 years
  • Work must be framed and ready to hang (unless an alternative installation is intended)
  • Accepted work is due to Filter Space by September 18, no exceptions

Save your images in JPEG format, sized at 1000 pixels on the longest side.  Image files must be titled with the artist’s last and first names, and the image number.  Example:  Smith_Mary_1.jpg

About the Juror


Kat Kiernan is the Editor-in-Chief of the photography magazine Don’t Take Pictures, as well as the Director of Panopticon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications, most recently in the book The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life (Intellect Books, 2017). Kat received the Griffin Museum of Photography’s Rising Star Award in 2015 for her contributions to the photographic community. Her photographs have been exhibited across the United States, and Photoboite Agency named her one of 2012’s 30 women photographers under the age of 30 to watch. Kat divides her time between Brooklyn, New York and Boston. She holds a BFA in photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design.