First Annual “The Connected World” Exhibition – 2020


Call for Entries

Photo by Julia Dean


Deadline for Submission: CLOSED

Notice of Acceptance: Thursday, October 1, 2020

Virtual Exhibition Dates: October 24 – December 31, 2020

Virtual Opening: Saturday, October 24, 2020


About the Exhibition:

In response to the extraordinary changes occurring in 2020 the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) is partnering with the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego to acknowledge the importance of photography and art in capturing historic world events. To that point, LACP and MOPA will co-host a free-to-enter online Salon of Photography, entitled “The Connected World: 2020,” capturing the moments of time in the U.S. and around the world in 2020. The exhibition will both portray the significant changes that COVID-19 has wrought on the worldwide fabric of society, and address the changing consciousness around systemic racism and police brutality worldwide.

Chosen by a jury of highly acclaimed photographers, select images will be featured in a digital gallery both at LACP’s Virtual Fundraising Gala on October 24, 2020 and on LACP’s website. LACP will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the photography auction sales to benefit members of the photographic community adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis as well as to organizations supporting the end of systemic racism.

Photographs submitted can be documentary, street photos, portraits or conceptual images that address the physical and psychological changes the worldwide community has experienced these past few months.

The Jurors:

Sam Abell,  Photographer and Educator
Julia Dean, Executive Director of LACP, Educator and Photographer
Mitch Dobrowner, Fine Art Photographer
Deborah Klochko, Executive Director, Museum of Photographic Arts 
Matthew Rolston, Photographer, Artist and Educator
Joel Sartore, Photographer
John Simmons, Cinematographer and Photographer

Eligibility and Guidelines:

LACP calls for entry are open to all photographers, worldwide. We invite photographers working in all photographic mediums, digital, film, mixed and unique processes to participate.

The deadline to send digital files for consideration is Monday, August 31, 2020. There is a three image limit to the amount of images which can be submitted.

Acceptance Notice:

Once the jurors have 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.

Entry Fee:

FREE. There is a three image limit to the amount of images which can be submitted.

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. LACP is not responsible for connecting the selected artists with the jurors. 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. Submission of application will constitute an agreement to all these terms and conditions.

How to Enter:

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

To enter please click HERE and follow the prompts


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