Opportunities Category: Publication

Open Call: Unpublished Photo 2024

The UNPUBLISHED PHOTO contest is promoted by the Fondazione culture e musei of Lugano (FCM) with MUSEC-Lugano; organised in collaboration with the 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS Gallery in Milan and the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti in Venice and it is in partnership with the Fondazione Ada Ceschin e Rosanna Pilone in Zurich.

Applicants Read More

Festival del Ciclo Mestruale Open Call

Festival del Ciclo Mestruale is a non-profit event created to change the narrative on the menstrual cycle, and recognize it as a fundamental issue for health and gender equality.

For the 3rd edition of Festival the Photography Open Call theme, is  “Corpo a Corpo”. It is open to all photographers (professional and amateur) over 18 years Read More

Call for Writing: Photography, Colonialism and Climate Justice

Are you an emerging writer looking to publish new work? We’re inviting pitches for texts that critically engage with the ways in which photography can speak to issues of environmentalism, colonialism and climate justice. This call is part of Autograph’s new exhibitions Wilfred Ukpong: Niger-Delta / Future-Cosmos and Mónica Alcázar-Duarte: Digital Clouds Don’t Carry Rain.

We will Read More

Call for Emerging Photographers – FORMAT Print Market

2024 marks FORMAT’s 20th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, on Saturday 16 March we are hosting a day of photography related events including a market which will showcase local and national photography organisations and businesses.

We are offering the opportunity to emerging photographers (aged 18 or above who are within the first 10 years of their Read More


Shutter Hub are inviting you to join them at the table and enter your images for the next Shutter Hub Editions book, FOOD STORIES.

Recipes without words, made from memories. From the simple fried egg to the Michelin-starred masterpiece, the grabbable snack or the family recipe passed on through generations, every meal has its place.

When it Read More

Dummy Award 2024

The Dummy Award is the international competition for the best unpublished photobook dummy of the year.

Since 2010, the Kassel Fotobook Festival has been inviting photographers worldwide to take part in its Kassel Dummy Award. Over this period of time thousands of photobook-prototypes have been submitted from all over the world. Hundreds of books from the Read More

Open Call: Hapax Magazine

The editors of Hapax Magazine seek submissions of interest from artists and curators who would like to apply for a commission to create a new photographic project or curated selection for publication in this biannual magazine.

Twice per year, Hapax Magazine will seek to commission several artists and curators (£500 each) to produce new Read More

2024 World Press Photo Contest

The annual World Press Photo Contest recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year, selected by an international independent jury. Entering is free and prizes include up to €6,000, inclusion in the annual traveling exhibition, and more.

Entries for the 2024 World Press Photo Contest are now open until Thursday Read More

2024 FotoEvidence Book Award

Since 2012, the FotoEvidence Book Award has recognized a documentary photographer whose work demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a significant injustice or an assault on human dignity.

In 2022, the invasion of Ukraine called for a new approach. Instead of providing an opportunity for just one photographer, FotoEvidence worked to Read More

Nordic PhotoBook Award 2024: Call for submissions

Fotogalleriet relaunches the Nordic PhotoBook Award in a renewed format to support novel, radical, and cutting-edge approaches to the photobook format that rethinks the need for publishing today. The prize aims to support the production of a fully-fledged book that takes a radical approach in this critical historical time. 

Submissions are accepted from professionals based on the Norwegian Read More

Call for Chapter Proposals: Going Feral: A Proposition for a Speculative Animism in the Arts

Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals to be included in a forthcoming scholarly volume on the critical analysis of animism in the arts with a focus on the boundary practices of going feral. Edited by Paula Chambers and Dawn Woolley.

For The Milk of Dreams (Venice Biennale 2022), curator Cecilia Alemani posed a series of questions Read More

Global Open Call: What is Beauty?

PhotoVogue is thrilled to announce its second Global Open Call. This year, PhotoVogue invites artists from around the world to submit work that challenges the traditional notions of beauty.

As all corners of the world experience cultural shifts, so too must the idea of beauty evolve. We are no longer constrained by gender, perfection, and homogeny: Read More

Publishing Ecology 2023

The Loose Joints and Mahler & LeWitt Studios Publishing Award is a yearly opportunity to develop an artist’s practice through an artist residency and book award, focused on a curated theme. With a new theme chosen yearly, this award arises from the initiatives of publisher Loose Joints and residency program Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Read More

Open Call: C/O Berlin Talent Award 2023 – Theorist

The C/O Berlin Talent Award is the only prize of its kind in Europe. It recognizes out- standing work in both photographic practice and theory. It is awarded annually in the disciplines of artistic photography (Artist) and photo-theoretical writing (Theorist) and is endowed with prize money of totally €10,000 (to be shared between both po- Read More

Call for Papers: Third International Congress Women Creators: Drawing, Design and Action

The aim of this Third International Congress Women Creators: Drawing, Design and Action, is to make visible in the academic field the scientific and artistic research focused on women artist and designers whose essence is linked to drawing or those aspects that are close to it: namely the graphic reflection, the plastic formalization, the graphic Read More

July 2023 features commissions – call for submissions of interest

In 2023 Photomonitor is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Photography Department and bookRoom at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, where a team of academic creatives are now ‘in residence’ at Photomonitor. As part of this residency, we will be commissioning new online features in addition to offering opportunities to emerging Read More

Prix Viviane Esders: to reward the career of a photographer

Viviane Esders created the Prix Viviane Esders after more than forty years in the art market as a gallery owner, photography expert and collector.

Consisting of 60,000 euros, this unique prize will be awarded each year to a professional European photographer over the age of sixty: to reward the work of an independent photographer who is Read More

REGENERATION: A FUTURE PERCEIVED – Artphilein Photobook Contest (2023)

“In biology, regeneration is the process of renewal, restoration and tissue growth that makes genomes, cells, organisms and ecosystems resilient to natural fluctuations or events that cause disturbance or damage”

The first records of the word regeneration date back to the 14th century. It originally comes from the Latin verb regenerāre, meaning ‘to bring forth again’. Read More

Call for Entries: AFA’s Photobook Grant 2023

The following call for applications towards AFA’s annual Photobook Grant, invites work from across South Asia.  It aims to present a project that takes the form of an engaged visual narrative, spanning the autobiographical and the inspired…

We are looking for an exceptionally manifested photo-narrative from South Asia, inviting book project that explore how meanings are Read More

Publishing Performance

Loose Joints Publishing and the Mahler & LeWitt Studios are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for artists who work with performance and photography, supported by Webber Gallery.

Publishing Performance is an opportunity to develop an artist’s practice through a residency and publishing award. The opportunity includes a month in residence from June–July 2022 at the Read More

Call for Chapters: Contemporary Ideas on the Relationship Between Autobiographical Memory and Photography

Contemporary Ideas on the Relationship Between Autobiographical Memory and Photography will be the most comprehensive book to date in this field of enquiry. As it will bring together practitioners who are theorists and theorists who are practitioners this will be the first book that will look at autobiographical memory and photography from these multiple perspectives.

It Read More

Aspect Magazine: Time and Space

Aspect Magazine are always interested in receiving submissions from creatives, writers, photographers, artists, illustrators and poets.

If submitting photography:
– Please submit a maximum of 10 photos.
– Include a short description of your concept and why you think it would fit with aspect magazine.
– Include clear credits of who was involved and a description of how you Read More

2nd SERIES AND SINGLE IMAGE CONTEST Be Published in FotoNostrum Magazine

At least 12 photographers will be selected to be published in 8 to 12 pages portfolios. Three of them will be featured on the cover, in different issues of the magazine.

Submit one or more series of 6 images each. Open Theme.

Announcement of results: 30 days after the final deadline

Winners will be published in consecutive issues Read More

Self Publish Riga 2021 – submit your photobook dummy!

Despite the current circumstances, ISSP are determined to organise the fifth SELF PUBLISH RIGA edition this year, as part of Riga Photomonth 2021, whatever form the event might take, and they are waiting for your book dummies till May 17th 2021. They still expect the physical dummy as they hope to be allowed to open Read More

Open Call: Visions of Motherhood

The Luupe is hosting an open call for photography celebrating the complexities of motherhood.

Mother’s Day has taken on new meaning in the past year amidst quarantine, global movements for racial equity, and beyond. To celebrate and honor its nuances, The Luupe is hosting an open call for photography celebrating motherhood, which we’ll highlight on The Read More

Gaze Magazine: Open Call

Gaze Magazine: OPEN CALL

Open to all female and non-binary people.
Deadline : April, 18.

The theme: lucky charm. What is the object that never leaves you, represents you or whose history is closely linked to yours?

To enter, send one to three still life photos in accordance with the theme + a few words of introduction (600 characters Read More

Handbali Magazine: Open call

Handbali Magazine calls for artists and collectives to present a documentary project (10-15 photographs), which highlights natural or urban spaces, as well as the interaction between nature and human beings, to form the second publication of this new emerging photography magazine.

Handbali Magazine will present the work of five selected artists in the second edition of Read More

Open Call: Now Tell Me

Now Tell Me is a platform Holly Houlton is currently developing, dedicated to giving freelance writers on photography the freedom to write self-directed content. No brief or theme, just you and your ideas.

“The call out is to seek wonderful creatives who share this strong passion, to feature in a zine.

This is a perfect opportunity Read More

Call for papers for special issue of the journal MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture


for a special issue on photography and resistance of the journal MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture

Special issue editor: Kylie Thomas

Authors with expertise in visual and cultural studies and related disciplines are invited to contribute to a special issue on photography and resistance of the journal, MAI: Feminism & Read More

Open Call: Photoworks Photography+ Graduates

Photoworks are launching an open call for final year BA students and final year MA students graduating from photography courses in 2020. Selected work will be featured this summer in their online magazine Photography+ which reaches 20,000 people every issue.

In addition to this selected photographers will receive a year-long Photoworks membership and a bespoke mentoring from Read More

Fiebre Dummy Award

Fiebre Photobook are launching the 4th edition of the Fiebre Dummy Award to publish a photobook, sponsored by Artes Gráficas Palermo and organised in partnership with Art Photo Bcn. The winning proposal will be co-edited with Dalpine, while La Troupe will be in charge of the prepress process.

Fully aware of the technical and economic difficulties Read More

Photographies: Call for papers

Singapore Conference
16 -17 January (Thursday & Friday) 2020


Editorial Information

David Bate- University of Westminster, UK
Liz Wells-Plymouth University, UK

Photographies is excited to announce its second conference hosted in Singapore in January 2020. The two-day international event will bring together scholars, photographers, artists and critics to consider the rapid growth of photography in Asia and its impact in a Read More

Personal Paradigms

Where do we come from and what do we consider familial? How do we perform or embody certain formations of identity, and question notions of displacement, alienation and self-imaging?

In the traditional sense, families are permanent or fixed units, and yet, through growing associations, we find that they are also evolving – riddled with secrets, new Read More

Chico Hot Springs Portfolio Review & Charcoal Publishing Prize

One grand prize winner will be awarded the Charcoal Publishing Prize. The winning project will be published and distributed worldwide by Charcoal Book Club, the first book-of-the-month club dedicated exclusively to photobooks.

The Chico Hot Springs Portfolio Review is a retreat that takes place over six nights at Chico Hot Springs Resort near Livingston, Montana. Forty Read More

First Book Award 2019

The First Book Award was established in 2012 to support emerging photographers. For the first time since the Award was founded, submissions this year are not limited to nominated projects but are open to all emerging artists and photographers who have not had a book previously published.

The call for submissions emphasises a predilection for projects Read More


Kris Graves Projects invites you to be part of our LOST II series of books.

In 2018, +KGP collaborated with ten artists to produce a series of publications named LOST. Each artist was tasked with producing a visual study of a city or place that they call home or have been working in throughout their career. Nineteen artists have been confirmed as Read More

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Catalyst

Catalyst and the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) invite contributions from scholars, artists, activists, and community members for a special issue which will feature cross-disciplinary dialogue on chemical exposure and gender.

This publication is an outgrowth of CSW’s larger Chemical Entanglements research initiative. In the context of increased reports of environmental illnesses like Read More

Call for Submissions: Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)

JAR invites submissions from all fields and disciplines in which artistic research may be relevant, including areas that are not usually conceived of as artistic. We welcome submissions from practitioners with or without academic affiliations. JAR’s format for publishing artistic research, the exposition, invites authors to combine text, image, film, and audio material on expandable web pages, challenging Read More

International Open Call For Artists and Writers of Colour

Location: Lungs Project
North East of England

Lungs Project is a non-profit curatorial collective and publication founded in 2016. The Lungs Project are now accepting submissions from artists, illustrators, designers, filmmakers, photographers, poets and writers of colour in early stages of their career.

Based in the North East of England, the project focuses on facilitating artistic development and Read More

Call for papers for a special issue of DiGeSt (JOURNAL OF DIVERSITY AND GENDER STUDIES)

Sexual Politics and Digital Media Infrastructures: Challenges for Diversity

Call for papers for a special issue of DiGeSt (JOURNAL OF DIVERSITY AND GENDER STUDIES)

Editors: Sander De Ridder and Frederik Dhaenens

Deadline abstracts (500 words): 15 May 2018

The breadth of what it means to study sexuality in the context of media has changed significantly in recent years because Read More

LUMA Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2018

Call for entries

Since 2015, the Rencontres d’Arles has offered an award supporting the publication of a dummy book.

This prize, with a production budget of €25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book. Special attention is paid to experimental and innovative forms of publishing.

The application deadline is Read More




We would kindly like to invite you to the second edition of the Maribor photobook award. The award will be accompanied by an exhibition of selected photobooks from the call and will Read More

Photoworks Annual: Call for Submission – LGBTQ+ communities

 The next issue of Photoworks Annual, will explore how photography and visual culture can be used to foreground LGBTQ+ rights.

 The Editors are currently looking for fully-resolved projects responding to photography’s role within LGBTQ+ communities and invite UK and international artists at any stage of their career to submit suitable new or previously Read More

Call for The Unseen Dummy Award

The Unseen Dummy Award is back for its fifth edition! Last year, Japanese artist Yoshinori Masuda was announced the winner of the Dummy Award at Unseen 2015. His book ‘Tiger 2’, published by Lecturis, will be launched in advance of this year’s event.

Unseen and Lecturis continue their collaboration and join forces once again to showcase the work of Read More

India’s First Photobook Grant

Alkazi Foundation invites book projects to submit for India’s First Photobook Grant. All details are on the link.


An open call to submit your photographs for inclusion in Schilt Publishing’s forthcoming cat book!

Dear photographers,

Schilt Publishing’s logo is a cat. Not just a cat, but our famous Rhubarb, born in our house in 2008 when I was attending the British photography festival Rhubarb Rhubarb. He still lives happily with us, his mother Dusha and our third cat, “aunt” Read More

n.paradoxa international feminist journal: call for papers

n.paradoxa publishes the work of women writers, critics, artists and curators on the work of contemporary women artists from anywhere in the world. The aim of this journal is to rethink the local and specific in relation to the national, international and global dynamics of art today and to promote new Read More