Blind relaunches its call for participation and invites photographers to share their portfolios
Paris, April 06 - Following the success of their first invitation in December with six portfolios published, Blind, an online magazine exclusively dedicated to photographic culture around the world, is renewing the operation and invites all photographers to share their work on the ongoing crisis.
Each photographer whose portfolio is published is paid 250 euros for work featured outside of a promotional framework (exhibition, book release, festival, etc.). Additionally, their photos will be accompanied by a text written by Blind's editorial staff highlighting the artist's work.
Six portfolios already published
Since the first call went out four months ago, Blind has highlighted the work of six photographers of different backgrounds,publishing their portfolios on the website:
"We admire work that can tell an original story and those that break from usual photographic practices," says Blind's editorial staff. "We are looking for confident observations, those that capture the poetry of a moment, and capture a certain authenticity."
Gaétan Vernier: In the spring of 2019, the French photographer sailed up the coast of Norway from Bergen to beyond the Arctic Circle. He took a unique portrait series of the passengers and the places they visited.
From the series Peculiar Polar Cruise, 2019 © Gaétan Vernier
Ingrid Dorner: With her ‘EDIT’ series, the artist explores her past by playing with her grandmother's negatives and her own productions creating ghostly and dreamlike work that challenges identity and memory.
From the series EDIT © Ingrid Dorner
Pauline Deschamps: With her film camera, the photographer captured the moods of different sports venues in New York. On basketball courts and in batting cages she chronicled a world parallel to the city where city dwellers can escape.
© Pauline Deschamps
Sakina Douiou: With her ‘Boys’ series on film, the 17-year-old photographer reveals the wandering moods of two of her friends. Under the setting sun, in Marseille, late in the afternoon...
From the series Boys © Sakina Douiou
Manolo Espaliu: With his project ‘Viaje a Persia,’ the Spanish photographer follows the steps of Garcia de Silva, one of the first European explorers to discover Iran in the 17th century. Fascinated by his writings, Manolo Espaliu attempts to rediscover the timeless landscapes described by the author in a vast photographic quest.
From the series Viaje a Persia © Manolo Espaliu
Guillaume Hébert: Trained as a painter, Guillaume Hébert gradually turned to photography until he made it his principle medium. In his latest series ‘Sceneries,’ the artist has a unique approach: combining his photographs with the classical landscape painting.
From the Series Sceneries, 2018 © Guillaume Hébert
Four conditions should be met to submit photographs to the Blind team:
- It must be a recent portfolio (less than 5 years old)
- It must be unpublished
- The published portfolio must be composed of 6 to 8 images
- Portfolios dealing with the current crisis will be given priority
Blind is an online magazine that offers free daily articles on the latest news on photography. It is updated daily with new portfolios of young photographers, interviews with well-known personalities in the profession, technical advice and videos. The editorial team is made up of photography experts based in different cities (Paris, London, New York, Rio, Shanghai) and it’s editorial line is totally. As part of its mission to support photographic creation in all its forms, the magazine pays for any artist portfolio published on its website presented outside a promotional framework. The magazine is financially supported by Meero.