What is home and how do you get there.? Is it a place you want to be, or a place you do not want to be? Why did you leave?

Is it where you were born or where you live?

©Nancy McCrary

The title is fluid and a proclamation. It is a verb defined by a place. It can be a state of mind or a place. It is abstract as a feather and as peaceful as a cloud.

©Nancy McCrary

I am thinking road trip, excitement or skepticism.  Desire or duty.  Wedding, birthday or death. Family, friends or no one. Things have changed a lot or not at all. Greetings or can’t make it. Gardens, dirt and alcohol.

©Nancy McCrary

Still-lives, landscapes, portraits.  Cornbread, rail-yards, hangin’out. Old photographs and letters. I-pads and Netflix. Bugs and heat. Cats and dogs. Books and birds. Records and headphones. Porches and cars and so much more that you are going to show us. -Celina Lunsford



Celina Lunsford is the artistic director of the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt exhibition program and FFF Academy. The center is dedicated to the international photographic arts and related media. As a co-founder for RAY, a triennial in Frankfurt/RhineMain her curatorial eye is focused on extraordinary interdisciplinary photographic themes and artists. Outside of her work in Frankfurt she has been commissioned to curate other festivals such as the International Photography Festival Lodz, Poland, the Lianzhou International Photography Festival, China and other exhibitions for Fundación MAPFRE, Fundación Telefonica the H2 Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst and the Imogen Cunningham Trust.

Lunsford is frequently a jury member for international prizes and fellowships. She has been a facilitator for the Joop Swart Masterclass of World Press Photo Foundation, Amsterdam, the Asia-Europe Foundation Forum for Photographers and the recommended Olympus Fellowship. Cooperating with the Frankfurt Book Fair numerous of her projects have dealt with platforming global photography from India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, Finland, Indonesia and Norway to name a few country themes. Lunsford has written about photography worldwide including publications on Icelandic, Korean, Indonesian and most recently on Georgian (the country) photography. From 2010 to 2018 she was the vice president of the German Photographic Academy, (DFA).

Celina was born in Asheville and grew up in and around Nashville.  She has been based in Germany for a long time and is in Tennessee this summer for her mother’s 90thBirthday.



Call Opens: April 3

Deadline for Entries: May 1

Notifications: May 10

Work Received: June 10

Exhibition runs: June 15 – July 30

Reception with Celina: June 22nd


Entry Fee: 3/$30. More than 3, $10 each. No Maximum.

Send jpegs only, 72 dpi, 1000 on the longest side to nancy@sxsemagazine.com

File Name should read: Your Last Name Your First Name Title of Image

example: mccrarynancybigredhouse

Email subject line should read: HOME


An exhibition of chosen images will hang at South x Southeast PhotoGallery June 15 – July 30, 2019.

Images will be for sale on the gallery website (sxsephotogallery.com) during the exhibition.


Click HERE for the first 3 images entered ($30/3)

Click HERE for any additional images entered ($10/each)

Questions? e nancy@sxsemagazine.com