Filter Photo is pleased to announce an open call for photography-based work.  Re/member/construct will be juried by Lisa Volpe, Associate Curator, Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  Artists selected for the exhibition will be included in Filter Photo’s inaugural publication, Re/member/construct.  Artists will receive a complimentary copy of the publication.

A Juror’s Choice award of $500 will be awarded and includes an extended portfolio in the accompanying exhibition publication.

Re/member/construct will have a public reception concurrent with our other open call, we like small things v.2, on September 28th, 6 – 9 pm during the 2018 Filter Photo Festival.  The exhibition will be held at Filter Space in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood.


Re/member/construct refers to the quality of a photograph to simultaneously stop time and infuse form, construct memory, and fuel nostalgia.  It is about both archive and fabrication, index and icon, an open testament to the way a photograph functions in our contemporary world as both a document and a storyteller. For this call for work, juror Lisa Volpe will consider all types of photo-based imagery that explores the photographic possibilities of Re/member/construct.


About the Juror

Lisa Volpe is the Associate Curator, Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Before arriving in Houston, she was the Curator of the Wichita Art Museum where she oversaw all areas of the museum’s collection. Additionally, she held various curatorial roles at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA), and fellowships at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Cleveland Museum of Art.



Important Dates

July 10 at 11:59 p.m. CT – Submissions Close

End of July – Entrants are notified of juror’s decision

September 15 – Accepted work must arrive at Filter Space in Chicago

September 21 – Exhibition Opens

September 28 – Public Reception during Filter Photo Festival

October 27 – Exhibition Closes

This call for entries has closed.