FotoDocument Open Call for Photo Essay Commissions on One Planet Living

Photoworks are partnering with FotoDocument and BioRegional to commission ten public space photo essays that will launch during Brighton Photo Biennial 2014 and remain in situ for ten months.

The theme of each of the ten essays will be based on one of the principles of One Planet living and will be displayed accordingly in a public space in Brighton and Hove.

The principles include:

Zero Waste – Waste House, University of Brighton (tbc)
Sustainable Transport – Brighton Railway Station
Sustainable Materials – Emmaus, Portslade
Local and Sustainable Food – Open Market, London Rd
Sustainable Water – Seafront
Land Use and Wildlife – Foredown Tower
Culture and Community – Dome, Café-Bar
Equity and Local Economy – The Amex Community Football Stadium (tbc)
Health and Happiness – Sussex County Cricket Ground
Zero Carbon – venue tbc

Both emerging and established photographers are eligible to submit works. To apply, photographers must be at least 18 years old, live in the UK and have a valid UK bank account. Each photographer will receive a fee of £2.5K for travel and subsistence with further funds available to cover printing and installation costs.

The deadline for submission is 14 April 2014

The judging panel will be made up of esteemed photographers including Simon Roberts, Professor Francis Hodgson (Financial Times, University of Brighton), Celia Davies (Photoworks), Melanie Friend (University of Sussex), Nina Emett (FotoDocument) as well as representatives from BioRegional, Brighton & Hove City Council and other key partners. Photographers will be judged on the artistic excellence of their existing work, their track record of delivering documentary photography projects and their motivation for undertaking this submission.

For more information and to download an application, visit photoworks’ website photoworks.org.uk