ME, endometriosis, HIV, depression, transplantation…. How do we see chronic illness, particularly when it is not visible on the body? How are experiences of chronic illness affected by or formed through questions of identity, inequalities and community belonging? How does chronic illness relate to ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, race, age and justice? Photography offers creative possibilities of capturing life with illness(es), including opening up ways of re-imagining how we live with and represent illness. This project will explore these issues through a digital exhibition that will be hosted online.
We invite submissions to our digital exhibition from photographers of all levels, and welcome works in progress as well as finished pieces.
Submissions are not limited by style or subject.
We welcome submissions from people who are or have been affected by chronic illness and who want to share their work.
Photographs must relate in some way to chronic illness. This may not be immediately obvious, and that is fine. We are particularly interested in photographs that challenge traditional imagery of chronic illness, and that engage with queer, feminist or decolonial modes of capturing these experiences. As part of the submission process, we will ask you to provide a short description of the image (or images) and say a little about how and why you think this speaks to chronic illness [Max 200 words]
Deadline Friday 6th November 2020
Image © Donna McCormack