we like small things v.5

Juried by Jan Cristian Bernabe


Filter Photo is pleased to announce we like small things v.5 in conjunction with the 2022 Filter Photo Festival. This is an open call for photographic work that is 10 x 10 inches or less. Works in progress, one-offs, inkjet prints, silver gelatin, alternative processes, camera-less—all types of 2D photo-based work are welcome for this pin-up exhibition that will showcase smaller work. This is a call for unframed work only. Prints will be pinned to the wall to create a studio-like environment.

Important Dates

Call Closes—July 29th

Selected Artists Notified—Mid-August

Work Due to Filter Space—September 3rd

Image Credits: Dawn Surratt and Jade Thiraswas

Jan Christian Bernabe is the Gallery Director and Founder of FLXST Contemporary and Fracas Gallery. FLXST Contemporary is a contemporary art space and incubator in the South Loop (specifically the Motor Row district) focused chiefly on contemporary emerging diasporic and immigrant artists, artists of color, and LGBTQ-identified artists. Opened in December 2022 in Pilsen, Fracas Gallery shows artists and photographers who create work that disrupts and advances the possibilities of their chosen medium(s). Jan is also an educator, scholar, curator, arts & culture critic, and writer.

This exhibition is partially sponsored by The Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Exhibition DatesSeptember 9th – October 22nd, 2022
Opening Reception: September 16th, 6 - 9 pm CT
Location: Filter Space | 1821 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 207
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm