Accepting submissions for Issue No. 5: Rebel, Rebel until May 15, 2013. See guidelines.
lys foto considers submissions.
We are looking for work that is strong and distinct, brings something fresh to the connected [mobile] photographic community, is immediately compelling, and has a tight, cohesive, polished edit.
The images we feature spark the imagination, feeling, and intellect of our Editorial Review Board and audience. Although the majority of the work we publish is user-submitted, we do invite essays that our board considers to be of outstanding quality.
Our goal is to showcase the finest visual arts arising from people’s creative engagement with the medium: hand-held mobile devices, whether established or new photographers/artists. We believe the most compelling, revealing, insightful and beautiful work arises from the vision and ingenuity of people, and it is, as Eve Arnold states, “. . . the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.”
We consider only image captured, edited, or created entirely on hand-held mobile devices: iPhone, Android, WinPhones, Blueberry, or others.; they may be apped or not. We publish a variety of genres but all have in common quality of expression, medium, form, narrative, or perspective.
Directions for Submissions
- link to your image at flickr, smugmug, facebook, instagram, eyeem, etc.
- title(s) of the image or series
- artist statement: short statement of 200 words or less about your image, process, or intent
- bio: short statement of 200 words or less about you, such as a bio and credits (if any)
- put “submission” in the subject line
- for each image: title/date/location/model of device [for example: Blue by Jenny Rhodes, December 2011, iPhone 5]
- do not send attachments unless your work has been accepted
We will consider a specific image or photo series of 5 to 10 images via gallery presentation. For series, we’re looking for a tight, polished edit and a significant motif, narrative, form, and/or superb storytelling. We’re also looking for a polished artist statement that speaks specifically to the conceptual, formal, or thematic qualities of the images as a unified series.
For requested work, we will contact individuals with an invitation to have work featured. For all submitted or unsolicited work, we contact only those invited for a feature. Due to volume, we are unable to send decline notices.
Lys Foto is a non-profit venture, and thus unable to provide financial compensation for published works. All copyrights, of course, belong to the writers, artists, and photographers.
Editor/Publisher Star Rush: firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate your considering lys foto.