Life Cycles Exhibition, 2023

Exploring our relationships with nature in an urban environment


Call for Entries

Open Call: Exhibition Online and @ Inner City Arts in downtown Los Angeles.

Juried By: Andrea Gyorody, director of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University

Deadline for Submission: CLOSED

Open to photographers and images from across the globe.

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“Heron Taking Flight” by Peter Bennett


Notice of Acceptance: Friday, March 17, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 4-7 pm PST, 2023 @ Inner-City Arts, downtown Los Angeles

Virtual Show Dates: April 1, 2023 – June 1, 2023



Near the highways and the unstoppable soundtrack of roaring engines, Los Angeles sustains a universe of natural life, a testament both to its ancient roots and its contemporaneous bustling existence and constant movement forward, connecting the original occupiers of the land and its current dwellers and custodians. Life Cycles emerges from the meeting points of wild nature and urban life, parking lots and the dwindling river, bridges and hidden wildlife preserves, from ecological concerns and harsh environmental realities. Participating photographers trace animals in the air on the ground, botanical life, the shifts brought on by climate changes and the complicated relationships of our communities with our surroundings.

LACP is now accepting submissions for an exhibition focusing on our relationships with nature in an urban environment. Open to photographers and images from across the globe. The selected works will be featured in a virtual exhibition and an in-person exhibition, opening Saturday, April 1, 4-7 pm PST, 2023 @ Inner City Arts in downtown Los Angeles.


Life Cycles will include a special half-day workshop adventure to the Los Angeles River. Photographer Peter Bennett will take you along an incredible, picturesque journey along the river’s basin. Attendees will meet in the Glendale Narrows region, one of the few places on the river that has an unpaved riverbed making it a wildlife refuge for all types of birds & animals in the mist of a concrete jungle.

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1st Place winner will receive $1,000; 2nd Place winner will receive a $500 LACP gift card; 3rd Place winner will receive $250 LACP gift card.
Honorable Mentions: Other artists will receive honorable mentions.

The Juror

Andrea Gyorody is director of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University. A curator, art historian, editor, and critic, Gyorody has previously held positions at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. From 2017 to 2020, she served as the Ellen Johnson ’33 Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, where her exhibition Afterlives of the Black Atlantic (2019–20), co-curated with Matthew Francis Rarey, received an Award for Curatorial Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators. Other recent projects include I Like LA and LA Likes Me: Joseph Beuys at 100 (2021) and the internationally traveling exhibition Forms Larger and Bolder: Eva Hesse Drawings (2019–22), co-curated with Barry Rosen. Gyorody’s writing has appeared in Artforum, ARTnews, Hyperallergic, and Gastronomica, among others. She was the founding editor of Active Cultures’ online magazine, Digest, and writes the newsletter Weekly Special, dedicated to exploring the intersection of art and food.

Eligibility and Guidelines

The exhibition is open internationally to photographers of all levels. The juror will select images based on creativity, originality, and quality. LACP invites photographers working in all mediums and styles to take part in the exhibition.

The deadline to send digital files for consideration is Monday, March 6, 2023.

Acceptance Notice

The selection process will be blind. Once the juror has made selections, all entrants will receive an email from LACP with a list of images and artists selected for the show. The selected images and artists’ names will be posted on LACP’s website.

LACP is not responsible for connecting the selected artists with the juror. In addition, LACP reserves the right not to use a particular selected image(s) for promotional purposes if the image(s) is deemed inappropriate for use on LACP’s social media, newsletter feed, and/or on in any other marketing material.

Entry Fee

There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted. If submitting more than 30 images, please repeat the payment process as necessary.

$25 for 1 image ($12.50 for LACP Members)
$50 for 2-5 images ($25.00 for LACP Members)
$75 for 6-10 images ($37.50 for LACP Members)
$100 for 11-15 images ($50.00 for LACP Members)
$125 for 16-20 images ($62.50 for LACP Members)
$150 for 21-25 images ($75.00 for LACP Members)
$175 for 26-30 images ($87.50 for LACP Members)
$200 for 31-35 images ($100.00 for LACP Members)



How to Enter

Click HERE to enter and pay.

NOTE: Please DO NOT watermark your images when submitting. Thank you.

Liability & Agreement

Each photographer retains all copyrights to his or her images. Photographers whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) the right to use their images for display on LACP’s website and for the purpose of promoting exhibitions, promoting LACP’s programs, and promoting the artist. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for LACP with artist credit. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact from LACP. The artist understands that LACP will not be held responsible for loss, theft or other damage, whether caused by the negligence of its officers, members, or others. Photographers are welcome to sell their photos during the online exhibit, with 50 percent commission to LACP. Submission of application will constitute an agreement to all these terms and conditions.

Exhibit Prints

All images accepted for exhibition must be printed ONLY (no frames). Maximum print size not to exceed 20″ on the long side. Exhibiting photographers will be expected to either drop off their prints or pay for round-trip shipping. If shipping, you will be required to send us a prepaid express mail label for the return of your artwork. We take no responsibility for damage during shipping, so we suggest that your insure the work during mailing.

Prints for exhibition MUST arrive by Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Shipping address and delivery address will be provided after acceptance. (Please deliver them with a protective box and wrapping.)


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