Call for Submissions – Photoworks Annual: Issue 23

Launching Autumn 2016, the next issue of our annual photography and visual culture journal will be themed on the politics of fashion and style photography.

Every day we’re surrounded by fashion images and the ubiquity of our chosen theme will allow us to publish folios addressing a wide range of pertinent issues. These might include: representations of the body, gender and sexuality; the subversion of social and cultural norms; relationships between fashion and history; photography’s function with the fashion business; the politics of sub-cultures, uniforms and tribes. Can fashion photography probe socio-political issues?

The Editors welcome new or previously unpublished*, fully resolved projects from UK and international artists at any stage of their career. Four folios will be selected for publication.

Photoworks Annual is known for showcasing emerging talents alongside established names and pairing writing from the forefront of photographic thinking with expertise from beyond the conventional art world.

Our aim is to produce an informed and truly engaging publication, maintaining interest and relevance for years to come. The Annual is co-edited by Celia Davies and Mariama Attah.

A high-profile writer will be commissioned to produce an essay exploring the four selected folios.

In addition to folios selected for print publication, a number of short-listed entries will be selected for online publication in our Showcase.

*Unpublished means work that has not been published in a printed form. Online publishing does not count.

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 of every entry we charge a small submission fee of £8.

The deadline for completed applications is midnight GMT, Friday, 29 April and selected artists will be notified by Monday, 16 May. We’re very sorry that we can’t offer individual feedback on submissions.