We’re very excited to announce the opening of the 2012 edition of the Viewbook Photostory contest. After successful editions in 2009 and 2010, it’s back in a new form. While we focused on the big picture in the previous editions, this year’s edition will concentrate on the theme “Small Stories.” The focus will be on photographic series with a personal view, or stories from a “small” or intimate perspective. Of course, this theme is open to interpretation. We aren’t eschewing topics that deal with major world issues or news, but sometimes personal stories can tell us more about the big picture because they deal with situations that individuals can relate to. We are interested in what is happening to specific individuals under any given conditions. It would be fantastic if you could show us work that is focused on the micro instead of the macro.
During the submission period selected series will be displayed on the viewbookphotostory.com website and in an iPad app with beautiful slide show presentations. We’re really looking forward to (re)view and share your photographic series from all around the globe, and ultimately, celebrate the winner!
New as Jury Chair is director and scriptwriter Ineke Smits from Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Sam Barzilay, former director of the New York Photo Festival and now director of United Photo Industries is on the jury panel. Other jury members are being selected as we speak.
The winner of Photostory 2012 will receive a personalized award in the form of a book publication, a travelling exhibition kit, and exposure on a variety of channels.
Submit your series
Any serious photographer whose work meets the theme and criteria is invited to submit their series. Submitting your work is free, and there are no obligations. All entries must be received by Midnight on Wednesday 31 October 2012.