Portrait: mid 16th century: from French, past participle (used as a noun) of Old French portraire portray.

Mother with cane, 2011 ©nmccrary

Photography only, b/w or color, selfies or of others, human or animal, all processes welcome.

Three photographers from the exhibition will be chosen for feature articles in the November/December South x Southeast PhotoMagazine online.


Call Opens:  June 26

Deadline for Entries: August 1

Notifications: August 10

Framed work due to gallery: September 5

Exhibition will hang September 15 – October 30

Artist’s Reception to the announced at a later date

This exhibition will hang during the SlowExposures Photography Festival held the weekend of September 20, 21, & 22, and the gallery will be open during the festival.



Nancy McCrary has been the publisher/editor of South x Southeast PhotoMagazine since 2011, director of South x Southeast PhotoWorkshops since 2015, and director of South x Southeast PhotoGallery since 2017. She was previously co-director of SlowExposures Photo Festival from 2005 – 2013. She works closely with collectors of contemporary photography, designers, and media companies. This fall she will launch South x Southeast Farm which, along with being home to SxSE PhotoGallery, will offer accommodations for up to 10 guests with workshop and event spaces.



Entry Fee: 5 images/$30.

More than 5/$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: PORTRAIT


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


Click HERE for the first 5 images entered ($30/5)

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

Questions? e nancy@sxsemagazine.com


  1. campbell dusenbury

    Do you accept “NOT FOR SALE” entries?

  2. Hello
    Im interested in entering portraits.
    Do you accept only images from the SE of the USA?
    Will you accept portraits done in NYC?

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