Thursday, February 3, 2011

Panos pictures: call for submissions

Panos Pictures is seeking to increase its global representation by introducing an annual 
call for submissions for photographers wishing to join the agency. 

Applicants should demonstrate an ability to identify and produce stories with a strong
journalistic approach and compelling visual narratives. We encourage photographers with 
multimedia skills to apply. Emphasis will be placed upon originality of ideas and the 
ability to think outside the confines of traditional photojournalism. We are particularly interested 
in applications from photographers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Successful candidates will be selected by members of Panos staff and two Panos Profile 
photographers. The final decision will be announced at the end of April 2011. 

Submission Guidelines:

Please send a CD or DVD containing:

1. Up to three feature stories of no more than 20 images.
Images must be individually captioned, and each feature should have an accompanying text.
Images should have the file names: [photog's surname]_[story name]_001. Please number
images in the order you would like them to be viewed. Stories can be sent as PDFs. 

2. 200 - 400 word statement about yourself and your work.
Why do you take photographs, what are you trying to say and who are you trying to say it to? 
Tell us something about your motivation and your professional practice. We don't want 
boring CVs or a list of awards and clients.

3. Multimedia work (optional)
Please send as QuickTime files, no bigger than 250MB.

4. Link to your website
If you have one please provide your URL.

Please send all images at 72dpi, 1000 pixels wide, medium quality jpegs.

Applications that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered. We regret that we will 
not be able to enter into dialogue with individual photographers about the decision process. 
Neither will we be able to return DVDs.

Please send to:
SUBMISSIONS, Panos Pictures, 1 Honduras Street, London EC1Y 0TH, UK

The deadline for submissions is 1 March 2011. 

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