Call for Submissions – Photoworks Annual: Issue 24

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

Submission deadline: 7 July 2017

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communities and invite UK and international artists at any stage of their career to submit suitable new or previously unpublished* work.

The international photography and visual culture journal, Photoworks Annual, is known for showcasing emerging talents alongside established names and for pairing writing from the forefront of photographic thinking with expertise from beyond the conventional art world. Each themed issue includes a presentation of four projects chosen from open call, alongside an essay about the selected works, commissioned from a high-profile writer.

In addition to folios selected for print publication, a number of short-listed entries will be selected for online publication as a showcase

The Annual editorial group involves Celia Davies, Director at Photoworks and Mariama Attah, Curator at Photoworks.

Looking at contributions from both the UK and beyond, Photoworks Annual Issue 24, to be published in November 2017, will chart contemporary and historical contributions to the debate, present first-hand accounts from practitioners, explore representations of communities with overlapping identities, look at the formation of groups that exist only online and present research of photography projects aiding LGBTQ+ suicide prevention.

Asking ‘What is the relationship between photography and these communities?’ and ‘why is this important now?” the aim is to produce an informed and truly engaging publication, maintaining interest and relevance for years to come.

*Unpublished means work that has not been published in printed. Work that has been published online will be eligible.

How to Submit your work

The button below links to a simple submission form allowing you to send us between five to ten images from a single series and a short statement (max 300 words) about the work.

As in previous years, we anticipate a high number of submissions. To enable careful consideration and administration of every entry we charge a small submission fee of £8, which in turn supports our artists professional development programme.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for completed applications is Midnight GMT Friday 7 July 2017 and selected artists will be notified by Friday 21 July 2017. We’re very sorry that we can’t offer individual feedback on submissions.


If you have any enquiries relating to your submission please email