We are accepting submissions for a PYLOT curated exhibition in collaboration with Free Range at The Truman Brewery, London.

Image © Anthony Blasko, taken from PYLOT Issue 09

The PYLOT Magazine Open Call is currently accepting submissions from all photographers working within the analogue format. Giving you the chance to be part of an exciting exhibition in the heart of London in collaboration with Free Range at The Truman Brewery – and it’s completely free to enter!

Alongside Max Barnett and Patricia Villirillo from PYLOT, finalists will be selected by Max Ferguson: photographic editor working across Port Magazine, Splash & Grab and FT Magazine, and Izabela Radwanska Zhang: Assistant Editor of The British Journal of Photography.

A handful of successful submissions will be chosen to take part in a group exhibition between the 20th-25th June 2019, with 5000+ expected visitors over the course of five days. Prints for the exhibition will be supplied by Fujifilm and printed by Digitalab. Refreshments for the private view will be supplied by Camden Town Brewery and Pocketful of Stones gin. Three of the finalists will win free film courtesy of Kodak Alaris, and one-to-one portfolio reviews with Izabela Radwanska Zhang and Max Ferguson, the top prize will also win store credit at Parallax Photographic Coop.

PYLOT’s open call follows the theme of an ever-present issue that we feel important to address:

“COMBATTING WASTE; OUR STEPS TOWARDS A MORE ECO-CONSCIOUS SOCIETY”


Photographers should submit bodies of work that adhere to this theme highlighting current issues and educating where possible. We are interested in seeing a range of projects surrounding the theme of waste and sustainability. To understand the kind of images we are looking for, please take a look through the PYLOT website and print issues.

Competition Guidelines:

  • The theme is “Combatting waste; our steps towards a more eco-conscious society” – consider literal and figurative interpretations of this.
  • Analogue images only – digital scanning of negatives is permitted.
  • No beauty retouching (no removing spots/blemishes, no whitening teeth or brightening eyes, no slimming of figures/changing of body types).
  • Dust, scratch and colour edits are allowed.
  • Please submit a minimum of five images.
  • Consider the narrative and coherence of the work you are submitting (if submitting a series).
  • If you are submitting a selection of images from different bodies of work, please specify this.
  • Colour editing should be refined and consistent.
  • We are looking for unseen/unpublished projects.

Submission guidelines:

  • Please submit a PDF displaying your project.
  • Send submissions to the following email address:
    exhibition@pylotmagazine.com
  • The subject of the email should contain: “Project Name – PYLOT Open Call 2019”.
  • All submissions must include an introduction of at least 150 words in length.

Prizes for all finalists:

  • Your work will be displayed as a part of a five-day exhibition in The Old Truman Brewery.
  • Your work printed on Fujifilm paper, printed by Digitalab.
  • Selected images will be featured in a post on PYLOT website showcasing the work of the exhibiting photographers.
  • Selected images from each exhibiting photographer will be displayed in a PYLOT zine made exclusively for the exhibition.

1st place prize:

  • 50 rolls of Kodak film
  • A one-year subscription of PYLOT (2 copies)
  • £50 credit to spend at Parallax Photographic Coop
  • A solo feature on pylotmagazine.com
  • Portfolio review with Max Ferguson
  • Portfolio review with Izabela Radwanska Zhang

2nd place prize:

  • 30 rolls of Kodak film
  • A solo feature on pylotmagazine.com
  • Portfolio review with Max Ferguson
  • Portfolio review with Izabela Radwanska Zhang
  • A one-year subscription of PYLOT (2 copies)

3rd place prize:

  • 20 rolls of Kodak film
  • A solo feature on pylotmagazine.com
  • Portfolio review with Max Ferguson
  • Portfolio review with Izabela Radwanska Zhang
  • A one-year subscription of PYLOT (2 copies)

All submissions should reach us by midnight (GMT) on May 29th 2019.