Enter the Photo Oxford 2017 Open Call contest Conceal/Reveal for your chance to be exhibited alongside internationally renowned photographers during this exciting celebration of photography.

Get your work judged by the highly-celebrated photographer Martin Parr

Conceal/Reveal

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Photo Oxford 2017 is pleased to announce its Open Call for photography submissions that investigate photography’s capacity to both conceal and reveal. The photographic medium is the perfect vehicle for an enquiry of this kind given its unique link to notions of perception and reality, truth and knowledge as well as photographers’ frequent use of the camera to lay bare what would otherwise remain unnoticed.

Photographers are invited to respond to the theme as widely as possible. Works can be from any kind of photography practice or application and we are inviting works that are, in particular, imaginative and provocative.

Edgar Martins

Get your work exhibited and win a chance to discuss your work with Martin Parr

Forty photographs will be selected for exhibition, twenty by a panel of expert judges and twenty chosen by the Photocrowd community.

The Expert winners

Single image Winner

£750

Your selected image exhibited in Photo Oxford 2017, with a private view for the Open Call

An invitation to the launch of Photo Oxford 2017 at the Weston Library

Other optional prizes include:

Open discussion with Martin Parr along with 3 runners up

Prize portfolio review with a senior member of the Alamy content team

Alamy 100% account, Alamy takes no cut on any of your sales for three years

Top 20

Your selected image exhibited in Photo Oxford 2017, with a private view for the Open Call

An invitation to the launch of Photo Oxford 2017 at the Weston Library

The Crowd Winners

Single image winner

£250

Your selected image exhibited in Photo Oxford 2017, with a private view for the Open Call

An invitation to the launch of Photo Oxford 2017 at the Weston Library

Other optional prizes include:

Open discussion with Martin Parr

Prize portfolio review with a senior member of the Alamy content team

Alamy 100% account, Alamy takes no cut on any of your sales for three years

Top 20

Your selected image exhibited in Photo Oxford 2017, with a private view for the Open Call

An invitation to the launch of Photo Oxford 2017 at the Weston Library

All Top 20 exhibitors will receive an invitation +1 to a private view for the Open Call on Friday 8th September at OVADA in Oxford, OX1 1NJ. They will also be invited to the launch of Photo Oxford at the Weston Library on Thursday 7th September. Travel not included. Winning images will be printed and exhibited at Photo Oxford’s expense. The open discussion with Martin Parr will be held at lunchtime on September 7th at The Old Bank Hotel, Oxford, OX1 4BJ. The in-person or online prize portfolio review will be an hour long consultation with a senior member of the Alamy content team.

Edgar Martins

Your work judged by a distinguished panel of experts

The challenge to photographers is to interpret the theme in an original and visually arresting way.

Martin Parr

Martin Parr

Internationally acclaimed photographer and Magnum President

Tim Clark

Tim Clark

Editor in Chief and Director at 1000 Words

Greg Hobson

Greg Hobson

Former curator at National Media Museum and Media Space

Alona Pardo

Alona Pardo

Curator at Barbican Art Gallery, London

Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Director of Photography at the Financial Times

Alan Capel

Alan Capel

Head of Content at Alamy

Edgar Martins

About Photo Oxford

Photo Oxford 2017 is a celebration of photography through exhibitions and related activities taking place at various collaborative venues in Oxford from 8th - 24th September 2017.

The curators, Tim Clark (Editor in Chief at 1000 Words) and Greg Hobson (Curator of Photographs at the National Media Museum 1983-2016) have placed an emphasis on works that explore the complex and often contradictory relationship between photography’s capacity to both conceal and reveal.

It will feature work from photographic artists including Martin Parr, Edgar Martins, Mariken Wessels, Sergei Vasiliev and Arkady Bronnikov.