Deadline Friday 10 June 2016
A major photography exhibition has been commissioned as yet another new addition to the Liverpool Pride Festival 2016 programme. Organisers at Liverpool Pride have announced they are delighted to collaborate with the dynamic LOOK team, organisers of the biennial Liverpool International Photography Festival using funding received from the Arts Council of England.
Together, Liverpool Pride and LOOK are inviting people to send in photographs in support of this year’s Liverpool Pride Festival 2016 theme – Liverpool Icons. The call is to encourage images that represent Liverpool, tolerance and community, which epitomise lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer icons, lives, participation in past Prides and connection to the city.
The images may be surprising, moving or hilarious. They can be abstract renderings, portraits or even buildings that have been at the centre of LGBT debate. We are particularly keen on images that present people or ideas that have broadened perspectives and helped to diversify the cultural scene in the city and beyond
The images will form a curated, public work, available for all to see, demonstrating a city that is proud, connected, creative and caring. The public exhibition will be shown on Thomas Steers Way, in Liverpool ONE and will launch on 23rd July and run to 14th August. Wider presentations using additional images will take place throughout the festival.
The call opens on 22 April 2016 and runs until 10 June 2016.
For more information, terms and conditions and to download an application form, please use the link: lookphotofestival.com/exhibitions/liverpool-icons
Liverpool Pride Festival 2016 offers a week-long programme which culminates with a two-day event on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July. It takes place in a new, more prominent position in the St George’s Quarter and features the well-established Liverpool Pride March on the Saturday.
Michael Carey, from Liverpool Pride Festival, said: “We are really excited to be working with LOOK to deliver a fantastic opportunity for local people to participate and get involved in a unique photography project that will celebrate LGBT culture and all things Scouse. The public realm installation will showcase this work and we encourage City residents and tourists alike to take time to visit and enjoy this unique and iconic art installation as a precursor to attending our main event on 30th and 31st July in the St George’s Quarter.
“This is one of a series of new creative and participatory projects that is helping shape the look of Liverpool Pride Festival 2016 and in particular our thanks go to the Arts Council who have played an important role in helping to make this and other creative partnerships a reality.”