The Print Swap, Feature Shoot’s worldwide photo-sharing project, is open for submissions for our sixth exhibition! On the heels of shows in New York City, Los Angeles, Sydney, and Berlin, we’ll be heading to the State Gallery of Art in Hyderabad, India, as part of The Indian Photography Festival (IPF) by the Light Craft Foundation. The world-renowned photojournalist Ami Vitale will be curating the show. Submit images via Instagram by tagging #theprintswap between March 23rd and May 6th to be considered for the exhibition.
With a focus on both the artistic and social value of photography, IPF is a not-for-profit initiative celebrating the best work around the world. Last year, the festival hosted photographs from 500 artists hailing from 40 different countries. Previous exhibiting photographers and speakers include Ron Haviv, Reza Deghati, Sudharak Olwe, Claire Rosen, Kate Geraghty, Benjamin Lowy, and many more. The 2018 exhibitions, panels, discussions, screenings, and portfolio reviews will take place from August 30th to September 30th, and The Print Swap exhibition will run through the month.
Ami Vitale has spent her life documenting stories conflict, hope, and resilience across 90+ countries, earning awards from World Press International, International Photographer of the Year, and the National Press Photographers Association, among many others. With a focus on wildlife and environmental issues, Vitale is a contract photographer for National Geographic, and she is also a founding member Ripple Effect Images, a collective of pioneering photographers working with organizations and programs empowering women and girls around the world. In addition to selecting the images for the show, Vitale will also swap prints with one lucky Print Swap photographer of her choice.
There is no fixed theme for the show. In addition to Instagram submissions, we accept email submissions sent to [email protected]. As always, everyone who is selected for The Print Swap gives and receives a print, but participating photographers who submit before May 6th at 11:59 PM EST will also be considered for the exhibition. Images submitted prior to March 23rd will not be eligible, though photographers who have participated previously are more than welcome to submit again. Since Vitale will select a total of 20-30 outstanding images from the Print Swap collection to exhibit, inclusion in the swap will not necessarily mean inclusion in the show.
Photographers from countries in six continents around the globe have participated in The Print Swap thus far. As a reminder, there is no fee to submit to the swap, though selected photographers pay $40 per image to participate. We cover printing and shipping. Prints are mailed out at random, so it’s always a fun surprise to see who gets whose print. Many of our prints travel thousands and thousands of miles before reaching their final destination. Learn more at The Print Swap website and at @theprintswap on Instagram.