GUP Magazine will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, in October. To celebrate the occasion, we’re announcing an OPEN CALL from photographers worldwide for issue #47, which will hit streets in November just after our anniversary date.
GUP Magazine is printed with each issue centred around a theme, with photo series, books, interviews and articles chosen for the issue based primarily on their relationship to that theme. For this reason, submissions are typically not accepted for the print issue, which makes the anniversary issue’s open call a unique opportunity for photo-based artists who wish to see their images appear in a high-quality print publication. The open call does not require that photographers adhere to a given theme, but rather they are encouraged to submit coherent and well-developed conceptual photo series containing a minimum of ten images. Both established and emerging photographers are encouraged to submit, though preference will be given to series that have not previously been published.
Submissions are typically not accepted for the print issue, which makes the anniversary issue’s open call a unique opportunity
The submissions period opens on June 1, 2015 and will close August 31, 2015. Photographers worldwide of any age and professional stature are invited to submit their photo series. There are no requirements related to the theme of the submissions nor aesthetic style, the series should only be contemporary and conceptual art photography.
Up to 10 photo series may be selected for inclusion in GUP’s anniversary issue, depending on the quality of submissions. Artists who are selected for the issue will be notified by mid-October 2015.
Interested photographers are invited to send their photo series of contemporary, conceptual art photography projects to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Submission – GUP Anniversary Issue” using the following guidelines:
Between 10 – 30 images should be sent as lo-res (72dpi) JPGs, at a minimum of 1280px width, as an email attachment (either single images or a zipped archive), or as a link to a specific URL which contains the series as a download. Transfer services (like wetransfer or dropbox) are also acceptable, assuming that the download does not have an expiry date.
High-res images should be available immediately on request.
Artists should include as an attachment (Word or PDF) a brief project statement (50 – 500 words) about the submitted series and a brief biography including birth year and country (50 – 250 words).
Please inform us if there are more images from the series on request.
Please inform us about any previous or upcoming publications of the submitted series.
Submission is free. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. Artists who are selected for inclusion in the issue will be notified by mid-October 2015.