There has always been a Do It Yourself culture within the queer community. This is a group that celebrates individuality and forges its own way forward, with self-sufficiency. Are there places where we are not welcome? Then we create one where we can truly be ourselves. Time and time again, using our fighting spirit, our resilience, and our love of celebration, we broaden the horizons around us. It is thanks to and through this DIY-culture that we establish our right to exist. This process, which challenges and stretches the norm, is constantly evolving. In this way, it is not just the final result which is interesting, but the path taken to get there. The change process itself reveals the current and previous developments. Photography has also always played an important role in this. Photography challenges, deepens, and broadens. It transforms and reverses normative systems. It captures with acute precision a specific moment in a movement, a process, and thus confronts. It shows us the initiators and drivers of change and their processes, both large and small. It is not always about the final result, but also about the road taken to get there and those involved along the way. Pride Photo challenges you to think openly about what constitutes end results. We invite you to share work with us that you think is important to show in public spaces.
Pride Photo is a platform for inspiring stories about sexual and gender diversity. Through the medium of Photography, we strive to show images and portray the stories behind them, in order to create a safe place for dialogue and intriguing presentations for the LGBTQIA+ Community.
The artistic ambition of Pride Photo results in the annual international photo contest. The selected images will be included in the popular Pride Photo Exhibition, an outdoor photo exhibition which starts in Amsterdam and will travel afterwards to several locations in The Netherlands.
Submissions can come from all photographic disciplines and from people from all walks of life, regardless of gender, sexual preference, race, political beliefs, religion or nationality, as long as the photos represent sexual and gender diversity.
Pride Photo, which is based in Amsterdam, is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2010 and that is unique in its kind.
More about Pride Photo as well as information about the previous edition and the winners can be found on our website: www.pridephoto.org | www.pridephoto.org/previous-editions-of-pride-photo/
Please feel free to contact us.