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The Class of 2020

Open call for recent photography graduates

In the In-Between   /   Deadline: 07/15/20

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In the In-Between announces an open call for photographic work by graduating students whose thesis exhibitions were canceled or drastically altered as a result of the pandemic closures. Work selected from this call will be included in an online group exhibition, The Class of 2020. This call is designed to support the next generation emerging contemporary photographers and shed light on important new work that offers fresh, informed perspectives on our world now. This call is open to all photographic genres, styles, and techniques, and we strongly encourage artists from underrepresented communities to submit. This exhibition will be juried by Michael Itkoff, Cofounder of Daylight Books.




Optional $6 fee to help support our programming


This exhibition is limited to graduating BA, BFA and MFA students who have had their thesis exhibitions canceled or drastically altered as a result of COVID-19 school closures. The goal of this call is to support the next generation of contemporary image-makers by highlighting work that may otherwise be going unseen.


1. Up to 10 jpegs sized to 1500px on the longest side. Images must not exceed 1MB in size.
2. Please title your image files according to the following convention: Lastname_Firstname_01
3. A numbered image list, submitted as a PDF, that includes titles, years of creation, and optional captions for submitted works.
4. Statement and bio in the submission form, up to 150 words for each.
5. Your graduating institution and name of your degree


Selected work will be chosen by the juror, Michael Itkoff, for inclusion in the online exhibition, The Class of 2020, to be published on In the In-Between in August, 2020.

One photographer will be selected by the juror for a digital feature on Daylight

Five thesis projects will be independently selected by In the In-Between's Editor, Gregory Eddi Jones, for full publication as portfolio features on In the In-Between.

All submissions will be considered for potential publication by Daylight Books.

Evaluation Criteria

We seek photographic thesis projects that offer fresh, informed perspectives on our world now.

Contact Information

Gregory Eddi Jones
233 Buckingham Place, 2nd Floor

P: 5853059425

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