Open Call: Photobook

Open Call for AWAKE! Submissions

April 3, 2017

An Evolving Photobook Library of Liberty and Resistance

An open call by 10×10 Photobooks for photobooks, zines and photobook-related materials focused on political and social protest. Submit here!

The contemporary world is in a state of upheaval and transformation. We are living in a time where the political environment is murky, disorientating and ugly. The discussion now urgently shifts to the role of the arts and the artist during this period of dramatic and crucial political and social change. This is also applied to the role of photography and the photobook. 10×10 Photobooks will be providing a platform for the sharing of these extremely important ideas. With this in mind, and drawing upon the long and profound history of protest photobooks, 10×10 is placing an open call for contemporary photobooks focused on social and political themes.

We are looking for contemporary artists’ books, zines, photobooks and photobook-related materials that assert their dissatisfaction, their dissent and their protest with the world today. We are living in a time where power resides in the hands of too few, and we rightfully and across the globe are outraged. Documentarians, artists and creators are all responding in a myriad of different ways: 10×10 is not looking to define your protest. Our hope is to bring together the multiple voices existing in the world and provide amplification. Your responses can be esoteric, blatant or anywhere in-between.

Awake! is a space where your voices and your eyes do not have to be compromised. By sharing all our ideas and creations together, we can establish some clarity on our communal thoughts and utilize this information to establish a true and coherent opposition to the tyrannies that are currently trying to erode our liberties, rights and freedoms that have taken generations of struggle to achieve. Please join us in this Cry for Freedom and participate in Awake!

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