A World At Home: Connecting Outer Lives and Private Spaces

Deadline extended to midnight PDT June 8, 2020

For tens of millions of people around the globe, the Covid-19 pandemic has reduced their worlds to their homes. We’ve been challenged to find new ways to connect with the outside world in order to bring that world into our intimate spaces.

In addition to our efforts to maintain a sense of creativity, productiveness, community, and sanity, is the challenge of sustaining ourselves. We’ve come to understand what is essential and basic to our existence. Simply securing food is, for many, a new and predominant focus.

For some, the days seem longer with fewer distractions. For others, the days are longer with new demands, such as home schooling and adapting to technology to work remotely.

We’ve seen the caring, compassionate, and resilient spirit of humanity as we acclimate to new realities. We’ve also seen resistance—putting self-interest above the collective good.

We are looking for photographs that convey stories of the wide variety of ways people have coped with limiting the world to their homes. Whatever your world has become, it is as individual as you are. ASMP-LA will share a selection of photos in an online gallery — finding yet another way to connect with each other and the wider photo community.


Schedule and details

  • Submission deadline extended to: Midnight PDT June 8, 2020
  • Notification of photos to be included in the online exhibition A World At Home: Connecting Outer Lives and Private Spaces will be sent prior to the show being posted to ASMP-LA’s website later in June.

File format and submission requirements

  • Submit up to 8 images
  • Files: Size JPGs at 72 dpi with the longest side between 800 and 1500 pixels / 2 MB maximum
  • Name files: First name_Last_Title_number_of_total sent [example: John_Smith_My Photo_1_of_8 ]Do not zip files or watermark images – all work will be credited
  • Do not send images via email, WeTransfer, DropBox, or anything other than through this portal
  • Photo(s) must fit the theme, be made in 2020 only, and include a brief statement for each image that explains how it related to this time of isolation due to the pandemic, where, and when it was made
  • In the metadata, include:
    • Contact info (phone number, email, social media or website)
    • Your image statement
    • Name and ASMP membership number, if applicable

By submitting your images, you are granting rights to ASMP Los Angeles to exhibit your work online, in this exhibition and on our public social media channels, to promote the exhibition and to spotlight entries throughout the submission process. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the photographer.

Exhibition curator is Nancy Kaye – photo educator, photographer, and ASMP-LA board member. She has a background in photojournalism and has taught classes in visual storytelling at LA Valley College and Santa Monica Community College, and has exhibited her work in numerous juried shows. She curated ASMP-LA’s exhibition at last spring’s inaugural Photoville, LA.

Exhibition will be designed with Yulia Tregub Morris, ASMP-LA board member and photographer specializing in lifestyle, personal branding, and fine art photography. Her photographs have been included in numerous exhibitions and featured in Time, Washington Post, and other media.

Though the streets are empty, people seek to connect March 21, 2020

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