Photographers! You are invited to participate in
Faces of Mercy:
Exhibit of Photographs
September 15— November 27
Inside The Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
Inspired by the current Holy Year of Mercy, amateur and professional photographers
may submit up to three photographs for exhibition in the narthex (foyer) of the Basilica.
Mercy comes in many forms and faces. Love, after all, is not an abstraction. It is made concrete in actions, attitudes, and behaviors. To cele- brate the Holy Year of Mercy, we would like to invite all photographers of the parish to submit up to three works which show a "face of mercy." We are looking for photographs in which a gaze or a concrete action of lov- ing concern is captured. Pope Francis writes that in Jesus Christ the Word became flesh and so mercy has a face. Who is a "face of mercy" cy" for you? We would love to display it here at the Old Cathedral.
Instructions for the Year of Mercy: Photography Exhibit
On Thursday, September 15 , a day that coincides with the first day of the San Gennaro Feast, there will be an Opening Ceremony of the Photography Exhibit with the Curators Fr. Jason Smith and Michael Mowery. Visit Michael's website to see some of his work: http://michaelmoweryphotography.com
Here are the steps:
All photographs (up to three per person) must be sent by August 31.
Send your photograph(s) as a jpeg file to firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographs must be consistent with the spirituality of the Year of Mercy.
Contribute $25 for each photograph submitted to cover costs. Please either send a check made payable to St. Patrick's Old Cathedral and write "Photo Exhibit" in the memo area or pay by credit card by simply downloading and completing our credit card form and faxing it to:212.226.1219
Download the credit card form by clicking here:http://tinyurl.com/facesofmercy
Photographs will be printed to 11x14 size and mounted for display as well as on our website and social media. Location will be de termined by a curator.
Your photograph(s) will be returned to you after November 27.
You name will be printed as a contributor to the exhibition or anonymous.
Preparing Your Files For Submission:
Files will be printed to an 11x14 so make sure they are at least that size.
All files must be sRGB Colorspace 8-Bit jpegs.
If you have prepared files with Photoshop, discard any extra channels and save using the highest quality jpeg.
In-camera image capture settings should be at the highest jpeg level, and least amount of compression.
We highly recommend capturing in sRGB as opposed to converting to sRGB, post production.
We recommend custom white balance whenever possible.
Here are directions for proper setup of your Photoshop Color Settings:
Open Photoshop and go to Edit > Color Settings in the menu bar.
Go to Working Spaces and for RGB Files, select "sRGB IEC61966-2.1".
Under Color Management Policies next to RGB, select "Convert to Working RGB".
Next to Profile Mismatches, check "Ask When Opening" and "Ask When Pasting".
When you save your files, make sure to check the "Embed Color Profile" checkbox in the Save dialog box, or your working profile will not be embedded and we will not know the colorspace of your files, which could lead to inaccurate color.
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