Open to Interpretation brings together photographers and writers in an exciting and innovative book project that has never been done before. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the literary inspiration for the writers’ submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image.
Theme: Lust is an intense appetite, craving, or untamed desire. We lust for an array of things—money, power, objects, sex, or just living life. Love is a powerful affection or personal attachment and comes in a variety of forms, which can encompass romantic, sexual, platonic, narcissistic, or even religious feelings or attitudes. And sometimes love and lust overlap. Show us your interpretations. Who or what do you love or lust for?
What images capture these emotions for you?
Portraits, fashion, editorial, landscape, documentary, conceptual, or any other genre is open for consideration. Color, b&w, iPhone, or
alternative processes are all eligible.
Eligibility: Any amateur or professional photographer is welcome to submit work for consideration.
Entry Fee: Yes, $40 for 5 images, $10 additional
Publication and Awards
$1000 Cover Award
$500 Judge’s Choice Award Photography
$500 Judge’s Choice Award Writing or Poetry
Use of Images: The photographer warrants that his or her submission does not infringe on any third party’s rights, and that the entrant has obtained any necessary permission from any third party to submit the photograph. All entrants agree that any image submitted to Open to Interpretation may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly relating to the publication. This may include, but is not limited to, publication in any printed materials, advertisements, electronic media, displays and websites. The artist grants the use of their images as stated without further contact or compensation. Any image used shall carry a credit line of the artist. Copyright and all other rights remain with the artist.
Deadline for submission: January 10, 2013
Results Announced: January 23, 2013
Results Posted Online: February 6, 2013