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SUBMIT TO THE AWARD

All photographers are welcome to take part and the theme can be responded to playfully, or to the letter. There’s no rights-grabbing – photographers retain full and exclusive rights to their work.

Inspirational photography © Martin Parr

OPEN CALL

Deadline: 31 October 2018

“With photography a new language has been created” – Ernst Haas

This time there’s no explicit theme… We’re giving you the freedom to inspire us with your photography, no matter the style, subject matter or genre. Landscapes, portraits, reportage, conceptual, personal documentary, travel… From spontaneous street moments to meticulous studio set-ups… Show us your technique, vision and creativity.

Portraiture, candid, studio, conceptual, documentary… any genre, and tasteful nudity welcome.

Judge: Martin Parr

British documentary photographer and Magnum Photos member (and past president) Martin Parr is widely celebrated for his satirical view on modern life, photographing subjects such as mass tourism and global consumerism. He has won a raft of awards including the Sony World Photography ‘Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award’, has acted as artistic director for the New York Photo Festival and Les Rencontres D’Arles, and in 2017 opened the Martin Parr Foundation in his hometown of Bristol, UK.

OTHER THEMES OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Inspirational photography © Mariagrazia Beruffi

STREET LIFE judged by David Alan Harvey

Deadline: 30 November 2018

Inspirational photography © Steve McCurry

WORLD TRAVELERS judged by Steve McCurry

Deadline: 31 December 2018

SUBMIT YOUR IMAGES

> On top of the cash prizes, exposure and international exhibitions, all entrants can create a personal, public profile (we feature some in The Collection), and get published in the Journal.

> When submitting you can choose to submit to one of the open themes, or to submit your images across any of the three open themes in the combination of your choice. Each image is reviewed as a separate entry.

1. SHARE YOUR ART: Choose how many images to enter, or if you’d like to become a member

2. TIE IT TOGETHER: Pay the admin fee securely with a credit/debit card or PayPal, and upload your image(s)

3. AND FINALLY:  Receive confirmation and access to “my LF” for exclusive content

Single

$20
  • Enter one image for one of the themes of your choice

three images

$30
  • Enter three images for one theme, or across the themes

six images

$40
  • Enter six images for one theme, or across the open themes

membership

$80
  • Enter up to ten images per theme for the next 12 themes (no further payment required)

    Submit your work to the exclusive Series Award

    Receive feedback on your Series Award submission

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MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION

Becoming a member grants you:

  • Access to a member portal where you can enter up to 10 images per theme for the next 12 consecutive themes of Life Framer (including across Editions).
  •  Exclusive access to the Series Award, where you can enter a photographic series on any topic and receive your own solo show in a prestigious contemporary photography gallery.  
  • Feedback on your submission – Detailed and constructive comments to your Series Award submission are provided by our guest critic team – an exclusive for Life Framer members
Learn more

Banner images courtesy of Anne Paternotte, Maciej Staszkiewicz, Nicole de Khors, Claire Lawrie, Hiro Tanaka and Alexandra Lethbridge (from left to right).