Photostory 2012: Small Stories
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The Viewbook Photostory is an international competition that focuses on the narrative aspects of the photographic art form. In 2009 and 2010, Photostory focused on the big picture. This year’s edition will concentrate on the theme “Small Stories.” That doesn’t mean we’re looking for thin, simplistic, or insignificant 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. The theme is “Small Stories,” and it would be fantastic if you could show us work that is focused on the micro instead of the macro. Think small.
The Photostory site will showcase all submissions meeting the criteria. The submission process will be handled through the online Viewbook application. All photographers are eligible. The submitted series will be displayed in both website form and in an iPad app with beautiful slideshow presentations. The slideshows can be accompanied by captions to provide any pertinent information. Visitors will be able to give feedback as well as share series within their own network. Download the Submission guidelines PDF.
Ineke Smits, Rotterdam, NL
Director, Script writer
Thomas Dworzak, German, b. 1972
Photographer, Magnum Photos.
Roberto Lopardo, Dubai, UAE
Artist, Teacher and Managing Director of Cuadro Gallery in Dubai, UAE.
Writer, curator and chief editor, GUP Magazine
Sam Barzilay, NYC, USA
Independent curator and festival organizer
Photo credits: Portrait Thomas Dworzak © Thomas Dworzak.