FOCUS PHOTO L.A. SUMMER until 1 August 2021

Deadline: 1 August 2021. Enter today for the opportunity to become a Top 20 Finalist and have your work exhibited at a live Los Angeles pop-up in September!

photo l.a. has celebrated and brought together the photography + art community from around the world for 30 years. It is with this mission that we present FOCUS photo l.a. a biannual competition open to help provide emerging & mid-career artists/photographers a platform to promote their work and expand career opportunities.

FOCUS photo l.a. Finalists are determined by a panel of renowned art + photography experts who select the Top 20 photographers from the completed submissions. Entrants can submit a MAXIMUM of ten (10) photographs for consideration.

All finalists will have his or her winning photograph professionally printed by our partner The Icon and expertly framed for a special live Los Angeles exhibition pop-up in September! All finalists will also be invited by our partner Open Show to present their projects at a live programming event during the Los Angeles exhibition ~ please note, final shortlist of artist talk presentations will be curated by organizers for scheduling purposes.

NEW IN 2021 ~ One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the Top 20 Finalists by the jury and receive a $1000 cash award!

Submissions are open to all Artists & Photographers working in all themes, types, and genres of photography. No original works will be exhibited.


Top 20 Finalists exhibited at a live Los Angeles pop-up in September | All finalists will be invited to present their project to a live audience | One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a $1000 cash award!

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