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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 © Michael Meissner

NIGHT LIFE

Deadline: 28 February 2019

“What hath night to do with sleep?” – John Milton

The sweet delight of an endless night. This month we are looking for images inspired by the night – in a literal or abstract way. From hazy dreams to harsh realities. From deserted backstreets to the glitz and glamor of a sleepless city. Neon lights and foreboding shadows. Show us darkness, the underworld, the hidden.

Urban street scenes, portraits, documentary, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life… Show us life at night!

Judge: Marion Tandé / MoMA

For the last 10 years, Marion Tandé has been the Manager for the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Before life at MoMA, she held managerial positions in fashion companies working with photographers such at Steven Klein and Bruce Weber among others, and in art galleries such as Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery and Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects.

OTHER THEMES OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Inspirational photography © Rolf Lange

COLORS judged by Richard Mosse

Deadline: 31 March 2019

Inspirational photography © Oli Kellett

URBAN STORIES judged by Ron Haviv

Deadline: 30 April 2019

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