Loupe 10 Open Call

Loupe, a free magazine featuring a diverse selection of contemporary photography.

Image by  Luke Archer

Image by Luke Archer


Issue 10 will be our first themed edition, and we’re kicking off with the weighty topic of national identity. In the glare of recent events, we want discussion around the topic, from all sides.

We’re looking for projects that explore citizens’ relationship to their country, both positive and negative. You might have photographed, white supremacists in America, a border dispute, Brexit in the UK, or your own feelings towards your home country.

Despite the hefty title we are looking for work on a macro and micro scale; you might have spent years documenting a whole country or only days with an individual. The work can be heartbreaking or humorous – so long as it’s an engaging and well executed body of work.



We are looking for work from all genres of photography, be it fine art, documentary, fashion or commercial. There are no limits; as long as the work connects with our theme of national identity we want to see it. Send either a link to the project on your website or up to 10 web rez jpegs and a short project statement to submissions@loupemag.com.

Please note we cannot accept any form of file sharing link, so make sure your images are small enough to attach to a single email.


If you would like to submit, please send a PDF of your book dummy to submissions@loupemag.com. Please note if you are selected to be featured you will need to send a physical dummy to us. Copies will be returned, although if you live outside of the EU and the dummy is large / heavy we may ask you to make a contribution to the cost.


If you would like to pitch an article, story or write for Issue 10 please email submissions@loupemag.com.

The deadline for submissions is the 5th of August 2019

Photograd Print Swap

Would you like to own a print by another photography graduate? If that's a yes then read below.

Image by featured graduate  Mohamed Hassan

Image by featured graduate Mohamed Hassan

The very first Photograd Print Swap is open to photography graduates from UK based courses only and allows those involved to pick which print they'd like to receive on a first come first served basis.

Once image selections have been made a small £7 fee needs to be paid to cover handling and postage. Images are then uploaded to Photograd where they can be claimed before being posted to their new owner.

Submissions to photogradprintswap@gmail.com

Official guidelines can be found here.

'In-Between Shores' - A residency opportunity provided by Ardesia Projects

Application Deadline: 15 March 2018

Country: Italy

In-Between Shores is a 23-days residency opportunity open to photographers all over the globe, with no age restriction, born through a collaboration between Ardesia ProjectsJest and Witty Kiwi. Click here for further details.


Photobook Spotlight - Deadline Extended

Photograd Photobook Spotlight | Returning for its second year

Submissions now open | Deadline extended - midnight Friday 2nd March 2018

In recognition of the success of Photograd’s first Photobook Spotlight in early 2017, it will be returning for 2018.

Photograd supports and showcases work by photography graduates who studied in the UK. By providing opportunities to graduates we are effective in presenting a high standard of work. We are ensured each and every one of those we represent are devoted to their practice. 

  • The Spotlight is open to photography graduates who studied in the UK, and who are at any point in their career.
  • All responses to the suggested headers will be accepted for the Spotlight.
  • Submissions to photogradbooks@gmail.com.

This Spotlight aims to demonstrate a wide variety of published, self-published, hand-made, and large print run publications by both old and new photography graduates. Acknowledgement of the headers we suggest graduates respond to allows them to promote their individual practice including exploration and process of book making.


The benefits of submitting to and being part of Photograd are a regular supply of exclusive opportunities and a support network of fellow creative graduates. At Photograd, we spend time sharing work of those we represent to the industry and establishing collaborations.

We hope to be able to showcase all submissions received for this Spotlight which will later be made a permanent part of our Archive.

Photograd Photobook Spotlight | Live on Friday 16th March 2018

To see the guidelines click here

Photobook Spotlight Submissions


In recognition of the success of our first Photobook Spotlight earlier this year, it will be returning for 2018!

To be considered for the Spotlight please respond to the following points. Contact details are below.

Using no more than 100 words for each, respond to the following:
  • A statement describing your chosen series/photobook, practice, and/or self.
  • What university did you attend and when did you graduate?
  • What is your favourite photobook by another photographer?
Using no more than 150 words for each, respond to the following. Incorporate your own ideas into each heading to express your photobook as you wish.
  • Direction (your route into photography and book making, into publishing or self-publishing, publisher relations, websites, contacts)
  • Considerations (decision to create a book as opposed to prints; paper stock, colours, weight, feel, binding, size, unique qualities: such as hand finishing)
  • Interior (use of images and/or text, layout, introduction and ending)
  • Inspiration (photobooks by others, visual influences, photographers, text/theory)
  • Advice and Future Goals (tips - book making, finding a publisher, being published, helpful websites, links, or reading. Contacts who gave help. Personal future plans or goals)
Your answers need to be accompanied by a selection of images. These need to be sent as JPG’s, no bigger than 12 inches on the longest side and 96dpi. Consider things such as unique aspects, the cover (front and back) and inner pages. Please include in your email:
  • No more than 10 images that are included in your book. Include image titles where relevant.
  • No more than 10 images of your photobook. These need to be of a high quality and well produced. 
  • If you have the equipment to make a well presented video of the book, please feel free to.

By submitting to this Spotlight you agree to Photograd using your images in related social media posts and newsletters. You will always be credited.

Submissions from graduates only

Description and images

All submissions will be presented on Photograd


Deadline: December 8th 2017

Photograd at Free Range


This year the Photograd team will be attending both Free Range private views with the aim of creating content based around our visits. For our final Degree Show Season Spotlight this year, we would like to showcase the work of the 2016 Free Range exhibitors on the Photograd homepage. We also plan to create blog content to accompany the Spotlight to include our top picks from the events, plus our favorite catalogue designs. You’ll be able to follow our visit on both Twitter and Instagram using #PhotogradFreeRange.

If you’re a 2016 Free Range exhibitor and interested in taking part, please email us at photogradsub@gmail.com with ‘Photograd at Free Range’ as the subject and include the following:

  • 1-3 degree project images
  • Your website link
  • Instagram and Twitter handles
  • 100 words describing your Free Range experience - This is optional, so please indicate in your email whether you would like to participate. We will follow up after the event with guidance on how to construct your review.

If you have any questions about either the platform or the Spotlight itself, we’ll happily answer them over email or during the events – We’ll be the ones wearing the Photograd stickers (we have a limited number of these to give away to the exhibitors too!).  

The deadline to be a part of our Free Range Spotlight is Monday 11th July 2016.

Good luck everyone and we look forward to seeing all your work!