OPEN CALL: How did you define perseverance in 2020?

ASMP New York and Prime Produce are pleased to announce our open call for photography from current ASMP members and non-members for our upcoming exhibition titled “Uncovering the Laws of Perseverance”. This show examines the experiences of the BIPOC community while taking in an in-depth look at how people approached resilience in 2020. 

The world was devastated by the volatile virus, COVID-19. In addition to the pandemic, the United States grappled with one of its many prevalent viruses, racism. The murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and countless others sparked a new wave of fury for many Americans as they pushed back against police brutality and systemic injustice to people of color. A pain all too familiar amongst black and brown families, this heightened the need for individuals to lean on sustainable outlets for self-preservation. Through dance, rest, agriculture, or laughter many found intuitive ways to cope with a system that constantly denies their human rights. 

With this in mind, we ask:

How did you define perseverance in 2020?

There are no limits to your visual interpretation of this theme. 

We invite photographers from the BIPOC community to submit their work between September 6th and October 4, 2021.     

The show will take place from October 26th – November 26th, 2021. We look forward to reviewing your work for consideration. 

Artists retain rights to their work and we will not post or share your work anywhere without your consent. Please contact with any questions you may have. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 4th at 11:59 pm EST.