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Call For Entry: Know South / No South


APG is seeking photographic projects that provide new insight and a better understanding of the American South today. Know South / No South will look at the idea of Southern identity in the 21st century. The American South is recognized as a distinct cultural and geographical region within America. The culinary, musical, and storytelling traditions of the region are unique cultural byproducts that emanated from the deeply rooted structures of class, race, and economics that have existed for generations.

Purchase Award

Juror Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, will be selecting 6-9 pieces each from 4-8 artists to feature in this exhibition. All the artists selected for the exhibition will be eligible for the Know South / No South Purchase Award of $2500. The High Museum Curator of Photography reviews the exhibition and may select works from one artist for the Museum’s permanent collection. APG purchases the work and donates the pieces to The High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Photo by Gusdugger

Photo by Gusdugger

Juror: Richard McCabe

Richard McCabe is the Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum in New Orleans. He has curated over 25 exhibitions in the past seven years including – Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s and 40s, The Mythology of Florida, Mark Steinmetz: South, Self-Processing: Instant Photography, The Rising, and Seeing Beyond the Ordinary. In the fall of 2017, Aint–Bad published LAND STAR, a monograph of Richard McCabe’s photography. Previous to his curatorial work for The Ogden, he lived in New York City where he worked for numerous art galleries and museums including – The International Center for Photography, Robert Miller Gallery and the El Museo del Barrio.


APG offers need-based scholarships for all of our exhibitions that will cover the registration fee. Don’t let a lack of funds prevent you from sharing your vision with the world. Be a part of the photography community and show your work today. Just email us and request our simple form.


  • This show is limited to residents of the Southern US or work made in the Southern US: Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Texas, Washington DC, and Oklahoma
  • Your entry will be invalid if all of the submission materials are not received by the deadline.


  1. 10 or 20 images
  2. Artist Statement and Bio, Maximum 250 words each
  3. Text file that includes: Name, Email, Phone, Image list 

Important Dates

Deadline for entries:  April 11 @ Midnight
Show Dates: June 8 – July 14
Delivery Deadline: May 26
Install: June 2
Opening Reception: June 8
Closing: July 14

First: Purchase Entry Fee

All entrants must be members. If you are not a current member, register here, first. If you are uncertain, contact us at

Entry: Member

Entry: Student Member

  • Check-out cart will appear in top right corner of site ^

Second: Prepare Text File and Images

  • Export image as .jpg. Resize to maximum 2048 px on the longest side (72ppi).
  • Rename file to the title of the work exactly as you wish it to appear (example: My Great Photo.jpgYour name will be automatically added to the file upon upload.
  • Create a simple text file (Save as Word .docx or .PDF only) with your name, email, phone, and Image list that includes titlecreation year, medium, framed dimensions (height x width). Upload this file along with your images. We suggest you download one of the example files on this page to use as a starting point.
  • Once you have paid the entry fee and uploaded your files, you will receive a confirmation email.

Third: Upload Text File and Images

Liability and Agreement

Earlier Event: February 24
Workshop: Big River Clamshell Box Building
Later Event: March 7
Critique: Michael Reese