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Love || Photography Open Call, Lens Think UK


Lens think wants to see your works that interpret love. We are searching for photographers to showcase their work at an exhibition and pop up event taking place in Leeds, at Village bookstore from February 13th - 28th 2020. The selected photographers get the opportunity to showcase their work in a group show titled ‘Sweet dreams… are made of this’. 

The selected images will be printed by us, and up for sale in a silent auction to raise money for a Leeds based domestic violence charity, Behind closed doors ( ).  Photographers and artists based in Yorkshire are welcome to submit. 

Love can be hopeless and nihilistic. Love can be a perpetual state of seeking. Love can be a number of things. We welcome submissions to use the theme as playfully as possible. We want to see your images that touch on the theme of love. Guest judge Natasha Caurna and Village bookstore will make a selection. We are looking for love in all forms, from people of all backgrounds and experience. 

DEADLINE: January 30th 2020

GUIDELINES: (please read carefully.) 

1. Please submit your 50-75 word bio, statement, and any other info you think we should know (social media, website) to 

2. Email up to three (3) JPGs  (sRGB color profile works best.) 300 DPI  with " LOVE Submission" in the subject line and each image titled with your name and the title of the image (i.e. Glenn_Warhol_love_01)

IMPORTANT: Please do NOT submit zipped folders of images.

ALSO IMPORTANT: Please do NOT watermark your images. We can’t print them with a watermark, but we will credit you if we share. The print auction will be silent, so it’s important people don’t know who you are, but we will.

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Photo, Crowds enjoying Garden of Light, by TILT. Lumiere London 2016, produced by Artichoke, supported by Mayor of London. Credit Matthew Andrews 2016.

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