Every other month there will be an open call on a given theme. The entries that are selected will be featured in our online gallery space.
Make sure to check back and see what the next call will be! 


Must identify as female
18 years or older
3-5 images
An artist bio of no more than 150 words
An artist statement of no more than 300 words (Relating to the work you submit.)
Images can be film or digital, but must be digital files
Optional: Website and/or Instagram

Documentary photography has been used to show the stories of those we are apart of and the stories that we are not. Most documentary photographs focus on historic moments, but the ones documented in a neighborhood close to home are just as impactful. We would love to see these narratives that have held your lens’s focus. For this call, we are asking for photographers to send us their best documentary work. The subject matter can be about any topic as long as the medium is photography.

There is also a chance to win an honorable mention for this open call! Honorable mentions will have a published article on OURS about their work in a Q&A format along with social media exposure on the magazine’s platforms. In order to be eligible for this you must submit 5 photos from the same series, an artist statement, and an artist bio.


Deadline: July 7, 2018 by Midnight CST Time
Only open to female identifying photographers.



Image Sizes & Labeling:

All images send as jpg files
Labeling Files: FirstName_LastName_#
Example: Jane_Doe_1.jpg, Jane_Doe_2.jpg, etc.
Longest Side: 1200 pixels

Please send all information and images to with the subject OPEN CALL: Documentary.


10x10x10x Tieton Call
Eligibility: International
Location: Washington, USA
Fee: $30 for 2 images and $10 per additional image
Entry Deadline: June 15, 2018
For more info click here!

L.A. Photo Curator Call for Entry: Street Shooting
Eligibility: International
Location: California, USA
Fee: $20 for 3 images
Entry Deadline: June 23, 2018
For more info click here!

2018 APA Awards
Eligibility: International
Location: Online
Fee: Different subscriptions have different fees for entry
Entry Deadline: June 28, 2018
For more info click here!

All About Photo Awards: Faces
Eligibility: International
Location: Online
Fee: $30 for 3 images and $5 for additional image
Entry Deadline: June 15, 2018
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Annual Group Show: Open Theme
Eligibility: International
Location: New York City, USA
Fee: $25 for 5 images
Entry Deadline: June 17, 2018
For more info click here!

Critical Mass 2018
Eligibility: International
Location: Online
Fee: $75 (see website for more details)
Entry Deadline: June 25,  2018
For more info click here!