Lungs Project is now accepting proposals for new works to be published in the fourth issue of their annual magazine. This open call themed “Visions of Home” is aimed at early-career photographers (or artists working with lens-based media), poets and writers from the African diaspora specifically.
Autumn 2020 issue of Lungs Magazine will be comprised of photo essays contemplating upon a multitude of visions of home; past, present or future. All work featured in this issue will be newly commissioned and created in collaborative pairs. Hence, they are looking for participants who are keen on collaborations, who work well with others, and with prompt communication.
Each selected contributor will receive a fee of $150 (or equivalent in Euro) to create new photographic works or text. To apply, please send:
• Photographers — Web or social media links to your recent photography portfolio. Please don’t send us unsolicited portfolio files via WeTransfer. They’re more than happy to visit your webpage instead. In the case of a low web presence, you can attach images from your portfolio to your submission.
• Writers and poets — Blog or website links which we can access your previous writings. Unpublished writers can share a pdf of sample writings in the submission form.
• A brief paragraph outlining how you would approach the theme. We don’t expect you to send us a complete proposal as this will be developed in collaboration with another contributor.
• A short biography.
Lungs Project is a curatorial nonprofit and an independent publishing press founded in 2016 by MA Curating graduates of the University of Sunderland. Currently operating between the US and UK, Lungs Project is established as a transnational platform to promote the work of underexposed artists and writers from chronically underrepresented backgrounds. The project focuses on building a nourishing, collaborative community of emerging creatives by merging contemporary art and literature to prompt a cross-disciplinary dialogue.
For more see: lungsproject.org/submissions