AINT–BAD is excited to announce we have joined with Life-Framer as a media partner for their May call for entry theme: Street Life! Life Framer is a photography award and community that sources and showcases outstanding photography from amateur to established artists. We aim to bring exposure to talented photographers from all over the world. Life Framer runs 12 monthly calls for entry, each overseen by a world-renowned photographer or industry professional. Each month 20 photographers receive exposure and prizes, and at the end of the year the winners are exhibited in shows in New York, London, Rome, and Tokyo.
The guest curator for this month’s theme is Bruce Gilden. Bruce is a one-of-a-kind, celebrated globally for his unique take on street photography and candid close-ups. Since the 1970s he has been documenting the streets, fascinated by visual spontaneity and our entangled urban lives. He has photographed Yakuza mobsters, New York prostitutes, Haitian voodoo rituals and Irish horse racing – always with a curious eye for the non-conventional.
He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Japan Foundation Fellow, and has exhibited extensively around the world. He has been a member of the illustrious Magnum Photo Agency since 1998, and is the subject of the film Misery Loves Company: The Life and Death of Bruce Gilden.
May Theme – STREET LIFE
From the pulsing arteries of a bustling metropolis, to the quiet solitude of its empty backstreets. Glistening glass and steel, against crumbling brickwork and eroded stone. Chance encounters and random moments. From Los Angeles to Lagos; a stranger in a foreign land to a stroll in the village you’ve always known. Our streets are our home – take us there.
Urbanscapes, observational photography, accidental revelations, street encounters, city scenes… Inspire us with street photography, and the insights it can uncover.
Submission deadline: 31st May 2016
To submit please visit http://www.life-framer.com/enter/