In a society that favors masculine constructs supporting capitalism, whiteness, and cis-hetero supremacy, LGBTQIA+ communities are often misunderstood and misrepresented, with queerness being seen as a threat to mainstream culture. While laws and media attention of queer representation have seen drastic changes within the past decade, attitudes concerning these marginalized communities tend to experience a slower rate of acceptance.
In Open Call: Disruption, we’re seeking a photographic exploration that challenges not only mainstream cis-hetero culture, but expands on the current visual and verbal lexicon of popular queer culture.
“If I wait for someone else to to validate my existence, it will mean that I’m shortchanging myself.” - Zanele Muholi
Submission deadline: Tuesday, July 17th.
- Up to 5 images sized at 72 dpi in JPEG format
- Longest side of the image sized no more than 1800 pixels
- A brief artist bio and statement (200 words limit)
- Title and year for every submission
- A brief explanation of how your work relates to the theme.
To submit work, email all the materials to email@example.com.
Chosen artists will receive a space of 16”x24” to display their work. The final prints will be displayed as unmounted, unframed working prints. The selected artists will have a choice to print their work DIY for free or have their work printed through the service bureau with a 20% discount.