Public Record: Portraits of Affection and Intimacy – 2022


Call for Entries

Open Call: Virtual Exhibition, Juried by Richard Renaldi

Deadline for Submission: CLOSED

“Irregular Hexagon” by Matthew Finley


Notice of Acceptance: Thursday, July 21, 2022

Framed prints (if accepted) due in gallery: N/A

Show Opening (Virtual): Thursday, August 4, 5 pm PST, 2022

Show Dates (Virtual): August 4 – October 4, 2022


About the Exhibit

LGBTQIA+ life and experience are constantly contested, negated and marginalized within public discourse. As Gilbert Baker, who created the pride flag as a symbol of hope in 1978, once said, “When all else fails, art is the ultimate weapon.” With this in mind, this virtual exhibition will explore intimate, private portraits of closeness, affection and camaraderie as sites of strength and vulnerability, making space for a more complex, nuanced human experience and interaction.

Open internationally for lens-based creatives, this call invites submissions of portraits of and by LGBTQIA+ photographers, capturing a sincere and fluid approach to representation and intimate projects of closeness.

There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted.


Three prize winners: 1st Place receives $1,000 cash; 2nd Place receives a $350 gift card; 3rd Place receives a $200 gift card plus a one-year Membership to LACP (or renewal of existing Membership).

Honorable mentions will be recognized as well.

The Juror

Richard Renaldi ( was born in Chicago in 1968. He received a BFA in photography from New York University in 1990. He is represented by Benrubi Gallery in New York and Robert Morat Galerie in Berlin. Five monographs of his work have been published, including Richard Renaldi: Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006); Fall River Boys (Charles Lane Press, 2009); Touching Strangers (Aperture, 2014); Manhattan Sunday (Aperture, 2016); I Want Your Love (Super Labo, 2018). He was the recipient of a 2015 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.


This exhibit is open to all photographers nationally and internationally. We’re looking for images that support pride month and the LGBTQIA community.

The deadline to send digital files for consideration is Thursday, June 30, 12 midnight PST, 2022. There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted.

Acceptance Notice

The selection process will be judged anonymously. 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 also 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 25 images, please repeat the payment process as necessary.


Size each image 1200 pixels on the long side at 72 dpi

DO NOT HAVE YOUR FIRST OR LAST NAME IN THE FILENAME. You are welcome to name the files anything you like, or to keep the original file number.


$50 for 1-5 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)



Liability and 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 at the exhibit, with 25 percent commission to the LACP. Submission of application will constitute an agreement to all these terms and conditions.

Exhibit Prints


How to Enter

We now use a cloud-based software called Submittable for submitting entries and making payment.

To enter competition please click HERE.



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