We hope you and your family are keeping well during these trying times.
I write to invite you to participate in an exciting initiative that is being organised by LagosPhoto20. You don’t need to have a professional camera, you may use whatever device you have – a smartphone is fine.
The idea is to “shine your eyes” on our homes as if they were museums. We invite you to take part in building this new virtual Home Museum.
As we go about our busy lives, we often forget the small things worth preserving – what we are calling “objects of virtue” – objects that are important to each person, family and home. Some treasures we use everyday, some we keep, some we hold close, some we lose, and some are simply forgotten and not preserved at all. For example, a watch passed down from a father to his child, an ibeji doll, a piece of woven cloth from our grandmother, an old photograph or newspaper cut-out, a souvenir from the last city we visited, the first mobile phone we owned, or a medal won at a sports competition. All these evoke memories and tell stories about our culture and history in ways we don’t always recognise.
To participate, all you need to do is photograph a personal selection of these “objects of virtue” and email these images to the address below. During LagosPhoto20, your own “Home Museum” will be exhibited online. With this rapid response, we hope to hold onto these valuable artefacts with you for the benefit of future generations and begin conversations about our collective histories.
What you need to do!
Send your photos (between 6-12 max) to
Please write your name, age, contact information, and a short description of these objects and why they are important to you and your family.
Deadline for submission is 31st July 2020.
If you need to know more, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to your contribution and to building the first online Home Museum together.
Our constant connectedness, the beeping and buzzing and invitations to digitally watch too, causing us to become multitaskers. Corona is here to stay and is taking its social toll. The abundance of live conferences, meetings, readings, performances, exhibitions is wearing us out and creates digital overload. But how else to reach out to our peers and public alike?
Therefore we seek project proposals that touch upon this theme. Please send us your individual or collective proposal that should include max. 2 pages A4 project introduction to email@example.com
Thank you for keeping in touch.
From SEA Foundation
A New Normal calls for photographers to respond to our current climate by using their medium to find joy, hope and beauty in times of stress, anxiety, and boredom. We want to see your best images made within a 2km radius of your house. Beyond that, the criteria are open to your interpretation.
Our favourite images will be paired with a commissioned piece of poetry and published in an online gallery on the District website as well as being featured in a printed zine as part of PhotoIreland’s TLP Editions.
Submissions are open now and will remain open for two weeks. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographers can submit up to 5 photographs to email@example.com
Images must be submitted as a WeTransfer link (anything else will not be considered)
Images must have been made following the beginning of quarantine
Images must have been made within a 2km radius of the photographer’s home
Images must be JPEGs, sRGB, 2000px on their longest side, 72dpi (anything else will not be considered)
Photographers must have access to high quality versions of their submitted files (A4 size (minimum) TIFF, Adobe RGB, 300dpi)
Deadline: Sunday 17 May