©Jennifer McClure
Photography has long been a means of documenting reality and preserving memory, but it can also move beyond what is seen and convey what is felt. I am interested in images that have been crafted and constructed to reveal the artists’ inner narratives and emotions. How can a carefully planned photograph help us see a new reality? How can symbols, metaphors, gestures, colors, and settings be utilized or manipulated? Whether by staging, physical collage, or digital intervention, constructed photographs have the ability to connect disparate or illuminating ideas and reveal hidden truths. —Jennifer McClure


Call Opens: July 17th, 2022

Deadline: August 20th, 2022

Notifications: August 27th, 2022

Framed Images due: September 30th

Show online and in the gallery October/November

Artist’s Reception October 22nd, 2022, 11-2, SxSE Gallery, Molena, Georgia

©Jennifer McClure


©Jennifer McClure

Jennifer McClure is a fine art photographer based in New York City. Her work is about solitude and a poignant, ambivalent yearning for connection. Her first book, You Who Never Arrived, was published by Peanut Press Portfolios in 2020. She was a 2019 and 2017 Critical Mass Top 50 finalist and twice received the Arthur Griffin Legacy Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography’s annual juried exhibitions. Jennifer was awarded CENTER’s Editor’s Choice by Susan White of Vanity Fair in 2013 and has been exhibited across the country. She has taught workshops for Leica, International Center of Photography, Los Angeles Center of Photography, the Maine Media Workshops, and the Griffin Museum. Her work has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Vogue, GUP, The New Republic, Lenscratch, Feature Shoot, L’Oeil de la Photographie, The Photo Review, Dwell, and PDN. She also founded the Women’s Photo Alliance in 2015.


To Enter…

Please follow these directions exactly to send your entry via email to nancy@sxsemagazine.com

  1. subject line: Construction/Connection
  2. file name on each image: your last name your first name title of image – example: mccrarynancybigredhouse
  3. images should be 72 dpi, 1000 on the longest side, jpeg only
  4. Please zip all images into a file and attach the file to the email.
  5. pay for entry (see below)
  6. Send the email


$30 for 3 images. Click here.

Additional images are $10 each. Click here.

Questions? e nancy@sxsemagazine.com