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Photo Book Cafè - Call for Entries

Photo Book Cafè

• Deadline: June 15th, 2024

• Prize: Exhibitionin London + Publication

• Theme: Forbidden Landscape

• Entry Fees: Yes


Travel Tales Award 2024 - Call for Entries

Calling All Photographers: Explore the Landscape of Public and Private Space

Photobook Cafe and Rapid Eye Darkrooms are excited to launch our new quarterly Open Call series, beginning with the theme Forbidden Land. Join us in exploring the forbidden landscapes that shape our world.


The theme responds to Legendary British Photographer Fay Godwin, and her collections of photographic and literary catalogs, on the Governing Policies of land ownership within British Landscapes. Godwin had both a sophisticated landscape practice, addressing rural topics or regions, and a socialist and active environmentalist stand, revealing footprints of mankind's occupation and intervention on British Land.


We invite photographers of all levels to respond to the theme Forbidden Land through images that delve into the intersection of public and private space within our landscapes. Whether your style is traditional or experimental, topographic or process-driven, we want to see your unique perspective.

Guest Judge

Giles Price, whose work pushes the boundaries of documentary photography. Giles will be choosing one outstanding image, and award one of the selected photographers with a year's membership to Rapid Eye Darkrooms. Price’s work looks at situations of exception and extremity by exploring the boundaries of documentary practice. This includes using different types of machine vision and other lens-based technologies for effective visual storytelling. His photographs are held in permanent collections at National Portrait Gallery and Blavatnik Art, Film and Photography Galleries, Imperial War Museum, London.

Prizes and Opportunities

  • Exhibition: Your photograph will be featured in a group exhibition at the Photobook Cafe Gallery on June 25th.

  • Photozine: You will receive a copy of the exhibition photozine featuring all the works in the show, further copies will be available for purchase at the Rapid Eye bookshop.

  • Print Sales: You have the option to sell your selected photograph as a limited edition print at the exhibition.

  • Online Print Room: All selected works will be available for purchase through our online Print Room, printed by Rapid Eye Darkrooms.

  • Grand Prize: One photographer will win a year's membership to Rapid Eye Darkrooms (valued at over £360).

Submission Guidelines

  • Submission fee: £25 (non-refundable).

  • Images must fit the theme "Forbidden Land."

  • You can submit up to 3 photographs per entry.

  • Images can be taken anywhere in the world.

  • Photographs must be submitted in digital format. 2400px on the longest edge at 300 dpi.

  • No additional costs for selected photographers.

  • Works containing discriminatory content will not be accepted.

  • Submission Deadline: 15th June 2024


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