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Polarised: Queering the Shot

Remember that photo of Marilyn Monroe posing over the subway grate? Or Jack Nicholson’s crazed face peering through the splintered door in The Shining? What about Tank Man standing motionless before the tanks in Tiananmen Square?

All iconic images – all instantly recognisable.

LET’S MESS WITH THEM!!! Is that a Drag Queen in a white dress I see?

Brisbane Pride Festival, in conjunction with Brisbane Modern Art Gallery, is excited to launch a photographic competition for both amateur and professional photographers.

Polarised: Queering the Shot is all about taking those iconic images and ‘queering’ them using either local LGBTI identities/organisations/ groups/ settings or all or any combination of these.

Entries are open to both amateur and professional photographers and the parodied images may be either fictional or non-fiction (think movie scene v historical snap).

Winners will compete for a variety of prizes in four categories, Amateur Fiction, Amateur Non-fiction, Professional Fiction and Professional Non-fiction as well as People’s Choice and Quintessential Queered Shot Awards.

Brisbane Modern Art Gallery will host a week long exhibit and opening night soiree at their gallery at 483 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley starting 3 February 2015.

So get your thinking caps on, your lens caps off and start queering the shot today.

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