Monday, 24 August 2015

We've joined up with SHOW ME PICTURES to invite you to take part in the second stage of Still Cursing, which brings together Shakespeare and contemporary photography.

Still CursingWhile Shakespeare had nothing to do with the publication of his plays, he made sure that he left us with his epitaph, which ends with the threat of a curse. 

He refers to cursing almost 200 times in his complete works. So you could say that he was cursing throughout his career and he still does so 400 years after his death.

Here lies the inspiration for Still Cursing, a series of three photobooks produced by 2016, the year that marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the introduction to the world of his final curse.

Volume I was published earlier this year after a call out in 2014, when we received an eclectic mix of photography based on Margaret’s curse in Richard III. The book is available from the SHOW ME PICTURES website by clicking here.

Some of the photos that we have received so farWe are inviting you to take part in the second stage of the project by sharing new or existing photography in response to the following curse: 
 

A curse shall light upon the limbs of men:
Domestic fury and fierce civil strife,
Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter’d with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds.
: Mark Antony, Julius Caesar
 

1. Are there any specific words or phrases in this curse that mean something to you? 

2. What images are conjured up in your mind by these words or the curse as a whole?

3. How can you use photography to convey these images through a new photo or one that you already have?

All submissions will be considered for Volume II, which will be published in November 2015.

Limited edition copies of Still Cursing Volume I are available from the SHOW ME PICTURES website by clicking on the pictureA selection of photographs from all three volumes will be exhibited online next year to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Send your photographs (up to five JPEGs, minimum. 1200 pixels wide) to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday 16 October 2015.

Please include the following so we can credit you: name, photo title, year created and personal website address, if applicable.

ENQUIRIES

If you have any queries about the project, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
 

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