THEME:
CIVILIZATION

OPEN FOR ENTRIES
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 AUGUST 2020

“Civilization is a product of the cerebral cortex” – Carl Sagan

For this new theme we want to explore the lived-in world – people, cultures, societies. What makes us what we are today? It’s an invitation to show us the insights of this world from your own perspective!

From individuals to nations; city living and urban sprawl to rural life; the elites and the downcasts; domestication and our escapes from it; social trends, anthropology, technological advancements and our interactions with the natural world… Show us civilization!

INSPIRATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY © ADA ZIELINSKA


IMAGES © EMMA LEWIS / TATE MODERN

 

JUDGED BY
EMMA LEWIS

Emma Lewis is Assistant Curator, International Art at Tate Modern, where she curates exhibitions and researches photography acquisitions for the international collection. Recent projects include the major monographic exhibition Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017 and catalogue essay for Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art. In addition she has managed the Terence Donovan Archive, edited at Art/Books, and authored Understanding Photography – a look at image-making from the first photographic processes to the post-internet age – was published by Bloomsbury in 2017.

CIVILIZATION INSPIRATIONAL IMAGES (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) © CHRIS MCCANN, DOUGLAS ROGERSON, CM HUTCHINSON, MICHAEL JOGENSEN, GALIT SELIGMANN, SEUNGWOOK LEE, MÉLODIE LAMOTTE D’INCAMPS, MITCH CULLIN.

OTHER THEMES OPEN
FOR ENTRIES

STREET LIFE
Judge: Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Deadline: 31 July 2020

INSPIRATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY © ALEXANDRE CHAPLIER

HUMANS OF THE WORLD
Judge: Amy Kellner
Deadline: 30 September 2020

INSPIRATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY © SAMANTHA EVERTON

A prestigious jury, 3 international exhibitions and $24000 in cash prizes.

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