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 © CEDRIC ROUX

STREET
LIFE

Deadline: 31 October 2019

From the pulsing arteries of a bustling metropolis, to the quiet solitude of its empty backstreets. Glistening glass and steel, against crumbling brickwork and eroded stone. Chance encounters and random moments. From Los Angeles to Lagos; as a stranger in a foreign land or on a habitual stroll in the village you’ve always known. Life exists in the streets. Take us there.

Urbanscapes, observational photography, accidental revelations, street encounters, city scenes… Inspire us with street photography, and the insights it can uncover.

Judge: Bruce Gilden

Bruce Gilden is a one-of-a-kind, celebrated globally for his unique take on candid street photography. Since the 1970s he has been documenting the streets, fascinated by visual spontaneity and our entangled urban lives. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Japan Foundation Fellow, and has exhibited extensively around the world. He has been a member of the illustrious Magnum Photo Agency since 1998, and is the subject of the film Misery Loves Company: The Life and Death of Bruce Gilden.

OTHER THEMES
OPEN FOR ENTRIES

THE HUMAN BODY
Judge: Joachim Ladefoged
Deadline: 30 November 2019

INSPIRATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY © DANIELA MUTTINI

NIGHT LIFE
Judge: Todd Hido
Deadline: 31 December 2019

INSPIRATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY © OLEG TOLSTOY

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

$100
  • 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
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BANNER IMAGES COURTESY OF TOBY BINDER, VIKRAM KUSHWAH, MILTIADIS IGGLEZOS (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT).