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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 © Denise Kwong

THE HUMAN BODY

Deadline: 31 August 2018

A home for the brain, the heart and the soul. Let’s look at the image of the human body… from the head to the toes; its flaws, its quirks, its beauty. Freeze a detail or a scene that captures our human nature. With over seven billion bodies to choose from, show us the ones that count.

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

Judge: Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen is one of the most influential and celebrated photographers of the 21st century. Over a career spanning more than 40 years, his work has traversed a psychological and existential journey, exploring what he refers to as the ‘shadow side’ of human nature. He has earned a raft of prestigious accolades including Photographer of the Year at Rencontres d’Arles and PhotoEye Book of the Year.

OTHER THEMES OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Inspirational photography © Martin Parr

OPEN CALL judged by Martin Parr

Deadline: 30 September 2018

Inspirational photography © Mariagrazia Beruffi

STREET LIFE judged by David Alan Harvey

Deadline: 31 October 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).