Lenswork Magazine Submission Request
From Victoria Ryan
I am currently looking for images from local photographers for the purpose of compiling a story for Lenswork Magazine about New Orleans. They are specifically interested in telling the narrative about our culture, Katrina experience and current reality from our insider’s perspective. This is in response to the many publications that have utilized the work of photographers who have come in from other locals to tell the tale on our behalf. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase the extensive talent and creativity of our community of photographers as well as a way to shine a light on our city once again. The story is planned to run in the July/ August 2007 issue, to coincide with the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Another component of the story, to be included in Lenswork Extended, will be an audio excerpt from some of the photographers telling their personal accounts of life since Katrina. I would like individuals interested in participating in this aspect of the project to contact me as soon as possible.
Images that tell the story of our unique New Orleans culture; this includes images from before, during and after Hurricane Katrina. Images do not necessarily need to be of a documentary nature. Fine art images should show a sense of who we are, our values, and our current reality.
Requirements for image submissions:
For initial submissions to me; CD’s or prints will be accepted, B&W, color, traditional or digital. We will be selecting 150 to 200 images to send to the magazine [from which they will further edit]. The color work would be featured in Lenswork Extended since the magazine publishes strictly in B&W. However, before any work can be sent to Lenswork it must be produced in the form of very high quality 8x10" original prints.
Deadline for submissions: Feb. 25, 2007
Number of images submitted: open
Notification to artists: March 9, 2007
Exhibition quality 8x10 prints due: March 22, 2007
If submitting digitally, please save images in jpeg format at 72 dpi with the largest side at 8 inches. Please name each image as follows: LastName_FirstName_ImageTitle_DateTaken
(ie: Smith_Bob_Blue Sky_2004) Also, be sure to write your name and contact information on the disc itself.
If submitting prints [which is preferable] please contain them in a box / folder/ envelope that is marked with your name and contact information. Please label the back of each print with your name, title and date the piece was taken.
Please send or drop off to:
7736 Jeannette ST.
New Orleans, LA 70118