The Nocturnes 2004

The latest Online Exhibition of Night Photography - Hosted by The Nocturnes

The invites all interested artists to enter our biennial online Night Photography Exhibition, The Nocturnes 2004. This competition is open to all night photographers, all photo media - and digital cameras are OK, too! We ask only that your final outcome would normally be a fine photographic print - b/w, color, alternative, whatever - presenting mysterious, riveting nocturnal imagery.

Stuck on the idea of what constitutes a "biennial nocturne?" Have a look at the online exhibit area of The Nocturnes Web site, specifically the predecessor to this exhibit, The Nocturnes 2002 - - or our latest offering, New York Nocturne - - for an idea of what we might be looking for. Also have a look at some of the Gallery pages of The Nocturnes Web site, especially (Bill Schwab's page), Troy Paiva's rather colorful page:, or (Stu Jenks' page) for inspiration.

Exhibition runs from August 20 through October 20, 2004. Accepted work will then reside in a developing archive of nocturnal imagery on The Nocturnes Web site after the exhibition,
The Nocturnes 2004, closes - available to Night Photographers and those interested in Night Photography, worldwide.

We require submission of 72-100 dpi jpeg files named appropriately (in true DOS fashion) for the Web: i.e. 8 letters-dot-3 letter extension - (e.g.- niteshot.jpg); all lowercase letters, please. As 72-100 dpi jpegs, the scan size to be no greater than 420 pixels (size them in pixels from within Photoshop, etc.) in any one dimension - so, preferably, those square medium format images will be 340x340 pixels; and 35mm should be approximately 280x420 pixels. Preferably optimized for the Web, the files should be small enough to fit on a floppy - so they can be sent via snail mail (use lots of protective cardboard for shipping disk). Another, and perhaps better, alternative is to have the images already on a personal page, etc. and send us the URL and we can 'retrieve' the images that you specify on your mail-in entry form. As you might have guessed, we are trying to avoid a flood of emails and haphazard, ineffective attachments being sent to the site.

Two (2) Awards will be awarded at the discretion of the Awards Juror, Brian Kelly (Photographer/Gallery owner of The Photography Room - This final jurying (a Best of Show and an Honorable Mention - Prize Money to be announced) will be done from a preliminary selection of works by members of The Nocturnes.

Accepted artists will be asked to submit a short paragraph - a basic bio or statement is OK (including contact info re: sales) - which will be posted along with work. Sales will be encouraged - No Commission taken - and direct links to artist sites or emails will be provided. Artwork remains Copyright of the participating artists. Pages on the Web site are Copyright, The Nocturnes, and Pacific Media Arts. The exhibit,
The Nocturnes 2004, is Copyright Pacific Media Arts and The Nocturnes Web site.