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National Justice Museum opens submissions for photography exhibition with a £1,000 prize at stake
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16/05/2022

National Justice Museum opens submissions for photography exhibition with a £1,000 prize at stake

The call out is open to photographers from around the UK, from professionals to amateurs

The National Justice Museum has launched an open call for black and white photography around the theme of ‘Freedom’. The submissions will be displayed in an exhibition at the National Justice Museum from November 2022, curated to explore the notion of freedom from multiple perspectives.

What symbolizes freedom to you? What gives you a sense of freedom? Is it freedom from something, or freedom to do something? Maybe you want to explore what personal freedom means to you, or what it means to society as a whole. All ideas are welcome. Grab your camera or your phone, and get creative to capture the essence of freedom.

The open call is free to enter, and entries close on 31 July 2022. All entries will be presented in the exhibition, regardless of experience or equipment – whether you have an up-to-the-minute digital SLR camera, or are taking photographs on your smartphone.

“We aim to challenge assumptions and explore what ‘freedom’ means to people across the city and the UK. The dialogue that grows around the call out process will shape the interpretation and curatorial approach. The exhibition will evolve openly and iteratively, placing people and creativity at the heart of the project in the most accessible way we can, to produce a vibrant, collective end result”

Andrea Hadley-Johnson Artistic Programme Manager, National Justice Museum

There are three amazing prizes available:

  • A creative residency at the National Justice Museum in 2023 with £1,000 budget for the photographer. Selected by a panel of independent judges to be announced in July
  • One photograph added into the Museum’s permanent collection. This will be selected by members of our coproduction community
  • A People’s Choice award to appear in local media. Selected by visitors to the exhibition

To enter, and for full terms and conditions, click here.

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