Bree Lamb curating for L.A. Photo Curator

Fraction's Assistant Editor, Bree Lamb, is curating the call "Nothing Special" for L.A. Photo Curator.  Submissions are open now through July 8th at midnight PST.

Image © and courtesy of Logan Bellew

Image © and courtesy of Logan Bellew

Lamb says, "From the spontaneity and unpredictability of street photography to the artfully crafted still life to the happenstance urbanscape and far beyond, photographers have long been able to create powerful, beautiful work drawing from the banality of everyday life.

How do you make something compelling out of nothing special? This question has become compounded as the ubiquity of image-making and image-sharing has reached an all-time peak and is steadily growing through various social media outlets. In a time when we are sharing, “liking,” and viewing more images than ever, how are you seeing and capturing the world around you?

This call is looking for well-seen images of the everyday - the benign, the boring, the overlooked. I’m curious as to how you view the world, and in particular how you capture the subtle, in-between moments, people and spaces that are such a large part of our daily lives. Whether found, staged, or manipulated, all subject matter and methods of capture are welcome."

20% of all artist fees go to two charities a month. They're split between the curator's favorite charity and the first place winner's favorite charity.

Lamb has chosen the Union of Concerned Scientists for her charity (Practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war).

CPAC Reviews

We had an amazing weekend in Denver for reviews two weeks ago at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. We were glad to meet the photographers and to spend time with the other reviewers. There was a plethora of strong, diverse photography and we look forward to supporting the artists that we connected with. As always, thank you to Samantha Johnston and her amazing team. You all worked so hard to make the weekends activities go off without a hitch. Please support CPAC, check out their upcoming events, and find ways to get involved, they are an amazing organization!

9th Anniversary Call for Work

Fraction is now accepting submissions for our 9th Anniversary Issue. If you're interested, please submit up to 3 images (800px wide, 72 dpi, sRGB, .jpg) directly to The subject line should be "9th Anniversary Issue submission" and please include your name and website in the email. Due to the number of submissions we can only respond to the artists that we will include. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to reviewing your images!

Deadline is Friday April 28.  No extensions!