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PhotoVogue Global Open Call - Tree of Life

• Photo Vogue

• Deadline: April 29th 2024

• Prize: Exhibition + Publication + Exposure

• Theme: A Love letter to Nature

• Entry Fee: Free


PhotoVogue Global Open Call 2024 • Tree of Life: A Love letter to Nature

This year's PhotoVogue Global Open Call is a tribute to the awe-inspiring beauty of the natural world and the diverse creatures that inhabit it. Beyond a simple search for visual talent, our call aims to foster a message of compassion, respect, and appreciation for nature and its inhabitants. We advocate for a fundamental shift in our relationship with the planet and its creatures, emphasizing not only the magnificence of nature but also the deep bond and connection between humans and animals, extending this sentiment to encompass the broader community of life surrounding us.

Expanding our understanding of kinship, our vision echoes Mahatma Gandhi's belief that 'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.' We seek to extend this connection beyond traditional pets to include often overlooked animals such as cows and pigs, recognizing their capacity for profound emotions and their critical role in maintaining the ecosystem.

Inspired by "Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations" by The Center for Humans and Nature, our call resonates with the idea of a shared community of life, where the connections between humans and nonhuman beings are equally significant. This inclusive view of existence encompasses everything from the microscopic organisms in our bodies to the majestic trees that sustain the air we breathe, affirming that all life forms are interconnected.

For many cultures worldwide, the essence of being human lies in this extended sense of kinship, acknowledging nonhumans as integral members of our lives. It's a perspective that sees humans and nonhumans alike as essential participants in a vibrant, life-sustaining planetary network.

In this dynamic web of relationships, we are committed to deepening our care and respect for the entire family of life that shares our planet — including plants, rivers, mountains, animals, and other co-inhabitants. We are honored to collaborate with Parley for the Oceans for our PhotoVogue Global Open Call, as their dedication to ocean preservation and their efforts against climate change and biodiversity loss resonate deeply with the core values of our initiative. Through this partnership, we aim to cultivate a global community of artists dedicated to highlighting and safeguarding the natural world.

In addition to the Open Call, we will integrate Parley's vision into our broader collaborative efforts. Stay tuned for an interview with Parley's founder Cyrill Gutsch on PhotoVogue, and consider taking the Parley AIR Pledge. We believe these initiatives will provide valuable insights into environmental stewardship and offer our participants and audience meaningful ways to engage with these critical issues.

In this spirit, we welcome artists who express themselves through photography and video, embracing all aesthetics and genres, from realistic depictions to imaginative creations, from documentary storytelling to elegant visuals. Whether it's capturing wildlife documentaries, showcasing environmentally conscious fashion shoots, or exploring symbiotic relationships within ecosystems through videos, we encourage submissions that inspire change and foster hope, celebrating our connection with nature and focusing on its beauty and resilience. Endorsed by all 27 editions of Vogue worldwide, this Open Call offers artists the opportunity to be featured at the 2024 PhotoVogue Festival in Milan and potentially in an issue of Vogue. Additionally, two selected artists will each receive a $5,000 grant to support their artistic endeavors, and participants can benefit from one-on-one virtual sessions with industry experts, enriching the global and diverse nature of this endeavor.


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