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INSPIRATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY © PHILIP-LORCA DICORCIA

STREET
LIFE

Deadline: 31 July 2020

“The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.” – Robert Doisneau

This month we’re returning to the streets. From the frenetic energy of city highstreets, to the quiet solitude of suburbia. Glistening glass and steel, against crumbling brickwork and eroded stone. Unexpected encounters and candid moments. From New York to New Delhi; a stranger in a foreign land far from home, or a habitual stroll on your doorstep… the streets are life. Take us there!

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

Judge: Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Philip-Lorca DiCorcia’s has influenced a generation of photographers, combining real people and locations with meticulous lighting and staging to create scenes of the everyday with a heightened sense of drama. He is perhaps best known for his iconic series Hustlers in which he shot prostitutes against a backdrop of devastation during the AIDS pandemic of the early 90s. His work has been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, Foam Fotografiemuseum and MoMA in New York.

OTHER THEMES
OPEN FOR ENTRIES

CIVILIZATION
Judge: Emma Lewis (Tate Modern)
Deadline: 31 August 2020

INSPIRATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY © ADA ZIELINSKA

HUMANS OF THE WORLD
Judge: Amy Kellner (New York Times)
Deadline: 30 September 2020

INSPIRATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY © KRISTOF VADINO

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

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

three images

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

six images

$40
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  • 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).
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BANNER IMAGES COURTESY OF TOBY BINDER, VIKRAM KUSHWAH, MILTIADIS IGGLEZOS (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT).