OPEN CALL — SEND CREATIVE TIME REPORTS YOUR PHOTOS OF TRANSFORMED PUBLIC SPACES AROUND THE WORLD!
Creative Time Reports is currently seeking original photographs of public spaces across the world that have served as sites of activism and agitation, taken before, during and after major political events. We are looking for images similar to the above photographs of Tahrir Square, depicting the central Cairo throughway before, during, and after the 2011 protests that overthrew Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.
Other sites of social struggle might include New York City’s Zuccotti Park, London’s Finsbury Square, Madrid’s Puerta del Sol or Oakland’s Oscar Grant Plaza. We aim to present a transnational array of images that capture the diverse experiences of activists, and the myriad public spaces they have occupied and revolutionized, in the struggles against austerity, authoritarianism, corruption and inequity that have intensified worldwide in this new decade.
Submissions of only “before,” “during” or “after” photographs are welcome, in addition to selections that highlight progressions from one stage of protest activity to the next. Images may be more focused on individuals or groups, existing architecture or provisional encampments, but should showcase the transformation of public space. Please limit your submission to a maximum of 20 images.
All submissions must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow the below guidelines:
- Photos you submit must be your own.
- Subject lines for all emails should include your name and the words: “Creative Time Reports Open Call Submission.”
- your name and, if applicable, the URL of your website;
- a caption noting the location(s) and date(s) for your image(s);
- a short description (two sentences maximum) of your image(s), as well as any links to news articles that might be relevant for background (optional);
- an English translation of any foreign language descriptions or articles.
If files are too large to send in an email attachment, please use You Send It or We Transfer, and include the date and time you uploaded the file in your email.
Deadline: May 31, 2013
We look forward to seeing your views of the square!
NOTE: While we always accept submissions, this is a specific call for images of politically vibrant public spaces, before, during and after a major event. By submitting, photographers grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from Creative Time Reports. All images used will carry a credit line of the photographer. Copyright and all other rights remain with the photographer.
Photos of Tahrir Square in GIF via luthfispace.blogspot.com (Late 2010) and via Wikimedia Commons by Jonathan Rashad (2011 & 2012)