Block Gallery invites you to enter this juried competition with photographs or videos that pay homage to Film Noir. This genre first evolved out of economic necessity as low to modestly-budgeted film projects. The result of working with minimal equipment and resources led to creative experimentation showing the pessimism, darkness and anxiety felt after World War II. Traditionally marked by dramatic lighting and camera angles, the imagery evokes a mood of suspense, danger and tension. We encourage you to explore your own vision and interpretation and perhaps even overcome limitations encountered during this time while staying true to the underlying style and characteristics of Film Noir.