Chase the light!
June 10, global 24-hr photo shoot
June 17, Exhibition Celebration Event
anyone, anywhere, any camera

Long Shot is Photographic Center Northwest’s (PCNW) annual summer celebration, highlighting photography as the shared language of today. Long Shot kicks off June 10 & 11—unite with people around the world to chase the light, and show us what you’ve seen! Choose your top 5 and submit by Monday, June 12.

Everyone who participates will have one image selected for the slideshow and pop-up exhibition on Saturday, June 17 at PCNW. A $20 suggested donation to take part also supports our mission to create, discuss, and experience significant photography. 

How does Long Shot work?

1) Register

A $20 suggested donation registers you for Long Shot. Registration covers participation in the event, which includes image submission, your images reviewed by a panel of professionals, and one selected image printed on fine art paper and exhibited during the exhibition celebration on June 17. REGISTER NOW! If you’d like a copy of your selected Long Shot print you can add $15 to your registration.

4) photo Shoot

Join photographers across the globe in 24 hours of image-making worldwide. Shoot anywhere in the world, with any type of camera, between Saturday, June 10 at 9am (Pacific Time) to Sunday, June 11 at 9am (PT). Use hashtags #longshot2017, #photocenternw and #pcnw when posting to social media.

5) Submit

A panel of industry professionals review submissions and select one image from each participant. All selections will be featured in our online slideshow and printed at PCNW for the exhibition celebration on June 17th. 

6) Celebrate

Join us for a global celebration of Long Shot participants and their images. Enjoy music, drinks and amazing artwork. The evening centers around a reverse auction, in which everyone has the opportunity to bid and take home images by local luminaries and up-and-coming photographers. Donate to PCNW that evening and go home with a unique Long Shot photograph! All are welcome to attend, whether you participated in Long Shot or not, on Saturday, June 17 from 5-9pm at PCNW.

A slideshow of the images from Long Shot 2017  from Photographic Center Northwest on Vimeo.

LONG SHOT guidelines/TERMS and FAQS

Click here for a PDF of guidelines/terms and frequently asked questions

Click to access Guidelines-and-FAQS_LONG-SHOT-2017.pdf

Long Shot Jurors:

Andy Adams | Flak Photo; Zemie Barr | Blue Sky Gallery; Jon Feinstein | Humble Arts Foundation; Gail Gibson | G.Gibson Gallery; Weston Jandacka| Glass Box Gallery; Eirik Johnson | PCNW; Eric J. Keller | Soulcatcher Studio; Andres Ronderos / Slideluck Latin America; Maria Teresa Salvati | Slideluck Editorial, Dan Sheperd | Gallery 1/1; Aline Smithson | Lenscratch; Christine Tomás |Perth Centre for Photography; Laura Valenti | Photolucida

Long Shot Ambassador Photographers

Daniel Carrillo, Annabel Clark, Nate Gowdy, Elijah Gowin, Natalie Krick, Birthe Piontek, Richard Renaldi, Ken Rosenthal, Serrah Russell

Long Shot Activities (free)

Photo Walk, Chase the Light, June 10, 9 am
Chase the Light with the Northwest photo community and capture images on a Photo Walk kicking off Long Shot and Photofest 2017. As you’re chasing the light you’ll explore South Lake Union and discover hidden gems in the neigborhood. This photo walk is open to everyone, film, mobile and digital camera users alike. Meet at Glazer’s Camera at 9 am across the street at the UW Boardwalk: 811 Republican St. Seattle, WA. Hosted by PCNW, Glazer’s Camera and IGers Seattle

Analog Printing – Cyanotypes & Lumen prints, June 10, 2 pm
Make creative work at PCNW with Gina White & Julianne Duncan, using processes from the turn of the 19th century!

Night Photography Photo Shoot, June 10, 8:30 pm
Join Juan Aguilera on a photo shoot capturing the night sky above the Seattle city skyline and beyond. Get tips on your camera settings, exposure, and techniques to capture stellar images. Bring your tripod! Meet at PCNW at 8:30 pm, 900 12th Ave, Seattle, WA. Participants will carpool to a location chosen by the group.

Special Thanks to our Long Shot sponsors

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) facilitates creation, conversations, and sharing of significant photography.

Sponsorship? Terry Novak, Associate Director, Development| 206.720.7222 x19

Questions? Ann Pallesen, Partnerships Manager | 206.720.7222 x11


Image above: © Erin Sweeny, Long Shot 2016

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