Photography on the Farm: Call for Submissions

Calling all photographers!

Submissions are now open for Photography on the Farm, a special exhibit at Gaining Ground that will showcase the creative talents and perspectives of community artists.

If you love making pictures of farms, gardens, and the natural world, we encourage you to submit your work. The deadline is August 11, 2023. All entries must be sent digitally—physical photographs will not be accepted.

There is no cost to participate!

You may submit your photograph here.

Photography on the Farm is free and open to the public during farm business hours.

The installation will run from Sept. 9 to Oct. 20, with photographs displayed along a self-guided path that visitors can stroll at their own pace. The installation will also feature information about no-till agriculture for resilient soil and communities; the reality of food insecurity in our wealthy region; and the hunger relief movement we’re proud to be part of.


What kind of photographs will you consider? We seek photographs that reflect any aspect of farming, gardening, local food systems, or hunger relief. This may include seeds, plants, wildlife, fruits and vegetables, collective action to feed community members, and landscapes.

Photographs may be color or black and white, analog or digital. All works must be two-dimensional. Prior to the installation, all photographs will be printed on weather-proof panels for display.

What’s the deadline for submission? Midnight on August 11, 2023

What are the exhibit dates, and where will it take place? The exhibit will run from Sept. 9 to Oct. 20 at Gaining Ground. The farm is located at 341 Virginia Rd, Concord, MA 01742

Does it cost anything to submit my work for consideration? No, it is free to submit work and attend the installation.

What should my submission include? Please share an original artwork no larger than 12” x 16” with a resolution of 300 DPI. Digital submissions can be uploaded as .JPEG, .PDF, or .HEIC files. You will also be asked to provide a brief description of the work.

How can I submit a photograph? All entries must be sent digitally, and physical photographs will not be accepted. Please use this form to submit your work.

Who can submit a piece? Anyone! Artists of all ages are encouraged to submit an entry for Photography on the Farm. **Due to space limitations, not all submissions will be included in the final installation. However, all pieces will be included in an online brochure, identifying each artist and containing a brief statement about the work.**

Are you selling the prints? Prints of your images will NOT be sold, just reproduced once for installation.

Will you use the images (digital or printed) for any other purposes besides the exhibit? We may share select photographs via social media or e-newsletter to promote or recap the event. Artists would be notified in advance.

My images are in a ratio that won’t exactly fit a 12” x 16” panel. Will you crop images, or leave them in the original dimensions? Unless requested by the artist, we will not crop images.

What if I have another question? Please contact

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