FAMILIAR/FAMILIAL will go live on Friday, June 1, 2018.

PHOTO-EMPHASIS is pleased to announce FAMILIAR/FAMILIAL, our second juried exhibition.


We’re looking for fresh, current, and diverse work by emerging and established artists. 

Family. Home. Memory. Belonging. Longing. Comfort... or not. Show us your work that reflects the complexity of human existence, from the familiar and familial to the un-familiar and un-familial.

FAMILIAR/FAMILIAL, juried by Rachel Jump, will consist of an online exhibition hosted here on the PHOTO-EMPHASIS website.

30 works by 30 artists will be chosen for the exhibition.

exhibition information



  • May 20 - Submissions due by 11:59pm Eastern Time
  • May 28 - Notification of acceptance
  • June 1 - Online exhibition launches



Any artist using photography or photographic material. 



Rachel Jump



Juror's Choice will receive a limited edition print by the juror!


Hands, After the Flood, 2014 (8x10", Archival Pigment Print)



Please send all materials below in a single email to 



submission materials

  1. 1-3 images (jpeg, 1500px long side, 72ppi, sRGB, sequenced: last-first-familiar-01.jpg, ...) 
  2. Artist/project statement
  3. Link to website, if applicable
  4. Proof of submission fee payment (see below) 


Entry fee

$5, paid via our website at

Click here to view and download a PDF version of the prospectus to share with friends, students, and colleagues!

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 © Michael Sullivan, On the Real Film

© Michael Sullivan, On the Real Film


Rachel Jump was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1991. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2014. Her black and white photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and are held in collections at the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the RISD Museum. Rachel’s work has also been featured in various print and online publications, including DIE ZEIT, i-D Vice Germany, Der Greif, The Photo Review, FotoRoom, Shots Magazine, and LENSCRATCH. In 2018, FotoRoom named her as one of “Ten Female Photographers You Should Know”

For the last several years, Rachel has dedicated herself to elevating the careers of emerging and professional artists. For two years, Rachel worked as an Editorial Assistant for Aint—Bad, and showcased over 100 artists for their online and print publications. In 2016, she made her curatorial debut at Filter Photo with Aint—Bad Metropolis: Chicago, an exhibition that highlighted artists creating photographs in the Chicago area. She led social media campaigns as the Communications Coordinator for Filter Photo from 2016— 2017 and Mana Contemporary Chicago in 2017. Recently, Rachel contributed to Der Greif’s Artist Blog, where she interviewed photographers who shoot exclusively in black and white.