“OPEN CALL” – Announcing the winners

We’re delighted to present the results of Life Framer edition II’s last theme in the form of an open call. For this theme we asked you to show us those pictures in an open call – no explicit lead, and the freedom to investigate everything and capture anything. We asked you to show us life as you’ve seen it, experienced it, or imagined it. It was judged by Steve Macleod from Metro Imaging.

Steve Macleod is the Creative Director for Metro Imaging and he has been at the forefront of photographic imaging for over twenty years, and in 2004 was awarded a fellowship of the RSA for his commitment to the industry. He curates, commissions and lectures, both in the UK and abroad. He is Associate Professor at AUD in UAE; life member of Frontline Club and a Photovoice Ambassador.

You can discover the winning images below and join the discussion on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Congratulations to all the talented photographers featured and thank you all for your support. Life is a constant journey of trying to open your eyes and look within. We are just about to begin this journey…

All images © the photographer.

First Prize: Jiayi Liu

Second Prize: Annelie Vandendael

Third Prize: Celine Croze

Winning photographers: Alexandra Lethbridge, Miriam Donkers, Claudia Costantini, Karl Hussey, Pascal Vossen, Gillian Hyland, Anne Beentjes, Harry Williams, Hiro Tanaka, Davide Esposito, Alexandra Serrano, Lia Bassetto, Diego Mayon, Pierre Emmanuel Fehr, Shang Huage, Wout Overkamp, Jocelyn Allen, Leah Miriam Cooper.

Feedback and comments

Constructive comments are provided so that photographers who submitted their work can learn to curate their best work and so we can all discover a bit more about photography. This month’s valuable feedback is provided by the theme’s judge, Steve Macleod.

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A prestigious jury, 4 international exhibitions and $12000 in prizes.

Photographers retain full and exclusive rights to their submitted work. Entries are judged anonymously so that execution, originality and overall impact shine through.