Open Call for Photographic Work

Open Call for Photographic Work

The Class of 2020

Online exhibition on In the In-Between
Deadline: July 15th, 2020

Submissions are now closed. Notifications will be sent on August 9th. 

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.

Submission Information:

This exhibition is limited to graduating BFA and MFA students who have had their thesis exhibitions canceled or drastically altered as a result of COVID-19 school closures.

We request a $6 donation fee, which helps to offset our administrative costs and support future programming.
-If you can’t afford the fee or are otherwise opposed to it, you may email your submission to: editor (at) inthein-between (dot) com

Please use the form below to submit the following materials. Submissions that do not follow the following guidelines may be disqualified:

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.
Sample Image List
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.


Submission deadline: July 15. 11:59 PM.
Acceptance notifications: August 9th.
Publication/opening: Late August

About the juror:

Michael Itkoff, Cofounder, Daylight Books

Michael Itkoff has been deeply involved in the publishing industry in both print and digital media for well over 15 years. Michael has written for the NYTimes Lens blog, Art Asia Pacific, Nueva Luz, Conscientious and The Forward. Michael’s photographic and video work is in public and private collections in the United States and his work has appeared on the covers of Orion, Katalog, Next City and Philadelphia Weekly. Michael was the recipient of the Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism, a Creative Artists Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Arts Council, and a Puffin Foundation Grant. Michael’s monograph, ‘Street Portraits’, was published by Charta Editions in 2009.