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The National Gallery ADMIN January 31, 2011
Welcome! The National Gallery invites you to add your modern perspective on the cityscape to this group. Please note you can only add one photograph per person. Submissions to the group are moderated, so it may take up to a day for your photograph to appear.

The competition is now closed, and the winners have been chosen- see who won here:

www.nationalgallery.org.uk/modern-perspectives-competitio...

However feel free to continue to contribute to this group if you feel inspired!

Group Description

Modern Perspectives: National Gallery Photography Competition

Your modern perspective on the cityscape

To coincide with the exhibition Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals, the National Gallery has invited contemporary artists Clive Head and Ben Johnson to display their work in two consecutive exhibitions in Room 1. Both artists paint the city, but for very different reasons, and with very different outcomes. These displays will reveal their motivations and processes, and their fascination with the legacy of Canaletto.

To celebrate these exhibitions, the National Gallery is inviting you to contribute your own modern perspective of a cityscape to this group, inspired by Ben Johnson, Clive Head and Canaletto. Simply submit a photograph (one per person) of a contemporary view of a cityscape that you have visited.

About the competition
The entries will be judged by artists Ben Johnson and Clive Head, as well as by the Head of Education, Colin Wiggins, and the Director of the National Gallery, Dr Nicholas Penny.

The winning images will be chosen that the judges think best reflect an innovative take on the notion of a view. This might be the incorporation of angles, different and unexpected forms of perspective, lighting and composition. Please note that members are allowed to use Photoshop or similar software, and that the winning entries do not have to demonstrate all of the criteria.

The judges will select three winners. Winning entries will get their own page on the National Gallery website with feedback from the judges, as well as receive a Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals exhibition catalogue.

Terms and conditions

About the exhibitions
The 18th-century Italian painter Canaletto was master of the genre of Venetian view painting, responding to the demand of the travelling aristocrats on their Grand Tours throughout Europe, who commissioned and collected large-scale Venetian view paintings as souvenirs. Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals displays Canaletto’s work alongside that of his contemporaries and rivals, including Luca Carlevarjis, Bernardo Bellotto and Francesco Guardi.

To construct his magnificent views of Venice, Canaletto used a camera obscura, an optical device which is the ancestor of modern cameras, which from the 17th century onwards some artists used as an aid to plotting compositions. Essentially the camera obscura consisted of a lens attached to an aperture on the side of a darkened tent or box. Light reflected from the chosen subject outside of the box passed through the lens and was projected on to a surface on a much smaller scale inside the encased area. The subject could then be traced.

Following the example of Canaletto, both Ben Johnson and Clive Head combine and manipulate different views to make paintings that are completely convincing. Along with their large scale cityscapes, their preparatory drawings and photographs will be shown, which will demonstrate how these two artists produce such apparently realistic paintings with differing techniques and tools.

Find out more about Clive Head: Modern Perspectives

Find out more about Ben Johnson: Modern Perspectives

Submitting your photograph
To submit a photograph to the competition, simply join this group and add your photograph to the pool anytime until 3 January 2011.

You can add only one photograph to the group.

Submissions to the group are moderated, so it may take up to a day for your photograph to appear in the group.

HOW TO ADD YOUR PHOTOGRAPH: STEP BY STEP
1. Join Flickr and Upload Your Photograph
To add your photograph to the Modern Perspectives photography competition, you will need join Flickr. Basic membership of Flickr is free.

Once you are a member of Flickr, you can upload your photograph through your browser, by email or in a number of other ways. For more information on Flickr, see the Flickr Frequently Asked Questions.

2. Join the Modern Perspectives group
To join the Modern Perspectives group, sign in to your Flickr account, then go to the Modern Perspectives group page and click Join This Group; on the right-hand side of the page.

3. Add your photograph to the Modern Perspectives group
Once you have joined the Modern Perspectives group you can add your photograph to the group pool. Go to the photograph's page in Flickr, click on the Send to Group; button above the photo, and select Modern Perspectives from the drop-down menu.

4. You're Done!
The Modern Perspectives group's photographs are moderated, so it may take up to a day for your photographs to be added to the group's pool. You can add only one photograph to the Modern Perspectives group.

NOTE
This group's photographs will be displayed on a dedicated Modern Perspectives competition page, and may be used on other pages on the National Gallery website. All photographs will be credited using the details available through the Flickr account.

The winner’s image will be displayed on the dedicated Modern Perspectives competition page on the National Gallery website, with feedback from the judges. The winner will also receive the catalogue for the exhibition Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals

By adding your photo to this group, you are giving the National Gallery permission to display your photo on the National Gallery website.

View the Modern Perspectives competition terms and conditions and the Modern Perspective competition’s webpage for more information.

Group Rules

Group Rules for the Modern Perspectives: National Gallery Photography Competition Flickr Group

All activity needs to be compliant with the following Yahoo! Terms of Service, Flickr Community Guidelines and (if applicable) Flickr API ToU

info.yahoo.com/legal/uk/yahoo/utos-173.html
www.flickr.com/services/api/tos/
www.flickr.com/guidelines.gne

Please read the group rules carefully before joining the group and submitting your photo. Also, please keep in mind the brief – a contemporary view of a cityscape that you have visited. You may only submit one photograph to the group.

By adding your photograph to the Modern Perspectives Group, you agree to the competition’s Terms and Conditions, see below.

1.The exhibition and competition are organised by the National Gallery (“the National Gallery”/ “the Organisers”).

2.You must submit a high resolution photo to the Group or be willing to provide a high-res version of your photograph upon request.

3.By adding your photo to Modern Perspectives Flickr Group (the “Group”), you represent and warrant that your submitted photo is consistent with the Flickr Community Guidelines, your photo is an original work, free from any third party rights, in particular that it shall not under no circumstance constitute, whether entirely or in parts, any infringement upon the intellectual property rights of third parties, and that any persons depicted in your photo have consented to the distribution, publication and display of the photo with no remuneration of any kind being payable to them. This shall also apply if the photo is used for promotional purposes in connection with the promotion of the Modern Perspectives Group and the National Gallery’s exhibition Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals.

4.The competition commences on 13 October 2010 and concludes on 3 January 2011.

5.Only one entry per person. You may only submit one photograph to the group.

6. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

7.If the winners cannot be contacted by 16 January 2011, the promoters will redraw the prize until a contactable winner has been located and the prize is claimed.

8.If your photo is selected to as one of the winning entries we will contact you. The three winners will be chosen on week commencing 3 January 2011

9.You understand and agree that the content you submit to the Group will appear viewable by visitors to the Group and may appear on www.nationalgallery.org.uk (only in connection with the Modern Perspectives Flickr Group or the exhibition Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals), as long as your content is in the Group. By adding your photo to this group, you are giving the National Gallery permission to display your photo on the National Gallery website, and in other online material to promote this project.

10. The National Gallery shall not be obliged to display photographs and shall not be liable for any entrant’s loss of publicity or enhancement of reputation. The National Gallery also reserves the right to cancel the Exhibition and/or the project if deemed necessary at any stage.

11.You consent to allow The National Gallery to contact you through FlickrMail regarding any request The National Gallery might have related to obtaining permission from you to use your content for purposes outside of the Group or www.nationalgallery.org.uk.

12.In the event that your photograph is chosen as part of the winner’s selection, it will be displayed along with your Flickr screen name and the title of the image. We will contact you through Flickr Mail and you will be given the opportunity to choose to have your real name included in place of your screen name. If you do not respond to this email, we will be obliged to use your Flickr screen name.

13.In the event that your photograph is selected as the winning entry, you will receive a prize of a Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present exhibition catalogue and dinner for two and a bottle of house wine at the National Dining Rooms. Subject to availability, valid one year from competition closing date. Prize has no cash value and is non-transferable or exchangeable. Any additional charges and costs which may be incurred are the responsibility of the prize winner. We will contact you through Flickr Mail to obtain the address of the winner.

14.Group members consent to the lawful processing of their personal information by the National Gallery for the purposes of running the Group and otherwise in accordance with the National Gallery Online Privacy Policy

15.The National Gallery aims to archive all of the projects it is involved with and content that is produced, so that it is available for research in the future. In the event that your photograph entered on the Modern Perspectives Flickr Group is selected as the winning entry, you agree to give the National Gallery a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free licence in perpetuity to use your photograph for the following purposes:

(a) to download the high-resolution version of your photograph for the purposes of posting the winning entry on the National Gallery website;

(b) to display your photograph on the National Gallery’s website, www.nationalgallery.org.uk, in relation to the Modern Perspectives competition and the exhibition Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals;

(c) to use, copy, modify, translate and/or adapt, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display by any means and in any media and create derivative works of, and copy, download, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display such derivative works of your photo and store your photo in the National Gallery’s online and offsite archive in relation to the display and the Exhibition;

The rights shall be applied to all existing or future media, and in particular all physical, optical, magnetic, analogical, digital and electronic media, including media such as hardcopies, magnetic tapes, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, hard disks, computers and servers, the Internet, all private or public telecommunication networks, by cable, satellite, radio networks, etc.

•The promotion of the Modern Perspectives competition and Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals exhibition on nationalgallery.org.uk/


By entering your photograph to the Modern Perspectives Flickr Group you are deemed to have accepted the above Group Rules.

Additional Info

  • Members can post 1 thing to the pool.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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