Photography submissions for Love + Lust are currently closed.
Love + Lust
Photography Calls for Entry
Lust is an intense appetite, craving, or untamed desire. We lust for an array of things—money,
power, objects, sex, or just living life. Love is a powerful affection or personal
attachment and comes in a variety of forms, which can encompass romantic, sexual, platonic, narcissistic, or even religious
feelings or attitudes. Show us your interpretations. Who or what do you love or lust for? What images
capture these emotions for you?
(Note: Love and Lust don't
both need to be depicted in your submissions. Choose one or the other ... but then again sometimes they do overlap!)
to Interpretation: Love/Lust is currently closed. Please watch for winners to be posted
on March 26, 2013.
Credit: Diane Davies, Carl Moore, Clare O'Neill, Emma Powell, Ken Choat,
Kristine Heykants, Rosemary Davis, Shelly Mosman, and Cynthia Henebry.
Publication and Awards
$500 Judge's Choice Award Photography
$500 Judge's Choice Award Writing or Poetry
Being selected to be part of this publication puts you in great company
with other photographers, writers, and poets. This publication is dedicated to providing a place for artists to gain recognition
and exposure for their work. All participants chosen, if so desired, will have their name, web page and/or mailing address
indexed in the book so as they can be contacted directly regarding their work.
a career as a New York Fashion Editor and working along side the greats of fashion photography, Aline
Smithson discovered the family Rolleiflex and never looked back. Now represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe
and published throughout the world, Aline continues to create her award-winning photography with humor, compassion, and a
She has exhibited widely including solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort
Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Lishui Festival in China, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Pairs, and the Wallspace
Gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara. In addition, her work is held in a number of museum collections. Her photographs have
been featured in publications including PDN (cover), the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura,
Visura, Fraction, Artworks, Lenswork Extended, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines.
In 2012, Aline received
the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community.
Aline founded and writes the blogzine, Lenscratch, that celebrates a different contemporary photographer each day and offers
opportunity for exhibition. She has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine, is a contributing writer for Diffusion,
Too Much Chocolate, Lucida, and F Stop Magazines, has written book reviews for photoeye, and has provided the forwards for
artist’s books byTom Chambers, Flash Forward 12, Robert Rutoed, amongst others.
Aline has curated
and jurored exhibitions for a number of galleries, organizations, and on-line magazines. She was an overall juror in 2012
for Review Santa Fe, a 2009, 2010, and 2011, 2012 juror for Critical Mass, and a reviewer at many photo festivals across the
United States. Though she was nominated for The Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 and
for The Santa Fe Prize in Photography in 2009 by Center, she considers her children her greatest achievement.
Each volume of Open to Interpretation represents a unique collaboration
between photographers and writers. The content for each book is sought via two distinct calls for entry/submissions:
"Call for Entry." After judging takes place, the selected images will be posted online.
- Writing “Call for Submissions.” After viewing the selected
photographs online, writers craft and submit an interpretation of an image in poetry or prose. Two written works will
be selected for each photograph.
Eligibility and Submission Guidelines
Any amateur or professional photographer is welcome to submit work
for consideration. The image must be original and created by the person entering the work. All images created will
be accepted for consideration, including but not limited to film, digital, alternative process, mixed media, digital
manipulations, old world processes, pinhole, solar etchings, iPhone, etc. Either color or black & white is acceptable.
All images must be submitted electronically. Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted
may be entered as long as you still maintain the rights. For a photo in which a person is recognizable, and
the image was taken in a non-public setting, you must secure a model release from the subject and provide upon request.
Mailed/emailed submissions will not be accepted.
Note: Images selected by jurors for publication in a previous
issue of Open to Interpretation are NOT eligible. Images previously submitted but not yet selected for
publication may be resubmitted as often as you wish.
- sRGB or RGB color space (standard) - not CMYK.
files to 72 dpi resolution, flattened layers, 8 bit JPG files.
- Sized to 1280 pixels on the longest side, the other size width or height proportional.
- JPG compression at level 7 (medium). This compression level will not affect the quality of the images viewed on
- Each image should be titled.
- DO NOT USE characters other than
a period or underscore preceding jpg in the file name. The following characters !@#$%^&*()+?/"~
will lead to image uploading problems.
- Enter zero
in the field for width, height and depth.
Uploading your Submission
- Click here to go to Smarter Entry submission site
this is your first visit, please create an account.
asked for width, height, and depth, enter 0 (zero)
a thumbnail image of your work appears, the image has been successfully submitted
Open to Interpretation
judges are asked to choose photographs that speak to them, that have something to say, and/or tell a story. Images
will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. All work is reviewed
anonymously by the judge and decisions are final.
The selected work will be announced via email. Accepted images will be posted
online. Open to Interpretation reserves the right to disqualify those who are
unable to provide a high-resolution file. Further information will be provided for those that are accepted.
Use of Images
warrants that his or her submission does not infringe on any third party's rights, and that the entrant has obtained any
necessary permission from any third party to submit the photograph. All entrants agree that any image submitted to
Open to Interpretation may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly
relating to the publication. This may include, but is not limited to, publication in any printed materials, advertisements,
electronic media, displays and websites. The artist grants the use of their images as stated without further contact
or compensation. Any image used shall carry a credit line of the artist. Copyright and all other rights remain with
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