Call for Entries - 2018 Juried Photography Exhibition April 28 - May 19, 2018. Entry deadline March 13

In Corona, Queens, outside of the new Citi Field, is an area known as the Iron Triangle (Willets Point). It is a 61-acre area full of junkyards and auto repair shops. Men and women are making a living here to save money and send their children to school; some are even sending money back home to help their families have a better life. This story is about them and their fight to keep their small businesses from the city's economic development plans and eminent domain. Kevin C. Downs

Documentary photographers are visual storytellers. An important quality of your entries should be the intent to tell a visual story about the subject of your photographs. Your style may be documentary, personal, photo-journalism. Each entry may consist of between two and four images that convey a story around a particular theme. We are looking for work that focuses on visual storytelling rather than fine art photography…work that compels us to think about life outside our own little worlds…that teaches us something we didn't know or helps us understand a situation from a new point of view…tell us your story! Entry Fee: $45/3 project entries

Entry Fee: $45 for 3 project entries (each project entry 2-4 images)

About Juror Kevin C. Downs: Kevin Downs is a New York based photojournalist and documentary photographer. He studied Fine Arts at Pratt Institute, Photography at City College and the mentors in his early career were Louis Stettner and Mel Rosenthal. He attended the Missouri Photo Workshop, where he was awarded the Bill and Duane Honorary Director's Scholarship. He has also photographed in Japan and other parts of Asia, as well as in Mexico and Haiti. Currently, he is working on projects documenting life in the United States, covering issues such as people affected by the economy, immigration and other social issues. For the past 6 years, he has been documenting an area of Corona, Queens, known as the Iron Triangle. This is a place where immigrants had come in search of the American dream but is now in the process of redevelopment, with the city claiming eminent domain and forcing small businesses out of existence. Recently, he has also extensively covered the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, on the Rockaways and Staten Island.

His work is published by the main international publications VSD Magazine, Les Inrockuptibles, The Good Life Magazine, Travel + Leisure US, Escape, Wish magazine, Sun-Herald, The Sydney Morning Herald, We Demain, Grazia France, The Wall Street Journal, About.com, MSN Network, ABC News, TIME Magazine, Southern Accents, Entree Magazine, Coastal Living Magazine, La Gazzetta dello Sport:, and the Daily Mail. He has taught workshops in New York's Coney Island and at the International Center of Photography. He is represented by Cosmos Photo since 2013.  See Kevin’s work on Cosmos              See Kevin’s work on Instagram