Open Call: Documetnary

Documentary photography has been used to show the stories of those we are apart of and the stories that we are not. Most documentary photographs focus on historic moments, but the ones documented in a neighborhood close to home are just as impactful. We would love to see these narratives that have held your lens’s focus. For this call, we are asking for photographers to send us their best documentary work. The subject matter can be about any topic as long as the medium is photography.

There is also a chance to win an honorable mention for this open call! Honorable mentions will have a published article on OURS about their work in a Q&A format along with social media exposure on the magazine’s platforms. In order to be eligible for this you must submit 5 photos from the same series, an artist statement, and an artist bio.


Deadline: July 21, 2018 by Midnight CST Time
Only open to female identifying photographers.


Must identify as female
18 years or older
3-5 images
An artist bio of no more than 150 words
An artist statement of no more than 300 words (Relating to the work you submit.)
Images can be film or digital, but must be digital files
Optional: Website and/or Instagram

Image Sizes & Labeling:
All images send as jpg files
Labeling Files: FirstName_LastName_#
Example: Jane_Doe_1.jpg, Jane_Doe_2.jpg, etc.
Longest Side: 1200 pixels

Please send all information and images to with the subject OPEN CALL: Documentary.

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Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Sunday, July 8, 2018
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United States