Open Call: Notions of Home

photographs of your life that represents “home” to you

The Lucie Foundation is proud to announce Notions of Home,

an Open Call supporting the Lucie Witness Program: Visions from the Youth of America



Interiors/Still Life
Environment/Landscape/Urban Street/Backyards/Gardens
Abstract (within any of the above categories)
B&W (within any of the above categories)


Winner will be the photograph with the highest score overall in any category. 

◦ Featured interview on the Lucie Foundation website
◦ Part of Lucie Foundation Online Exhibition for competition
◦ Cash prize $1,000
◦ B&H Gift Certificate $250
◦ 16×20″ print of the Award Winning Image from Digital Silver Imaging (printed and shipped worldwide)
◦ Pick of one (1) Lucie Honoree Poster (unsigned edition)


Winners will be the highest score in the remaining categories. Categories remaining will depend on Grand Prize winner. 

◦ Part of Lucie Foundation Online Exhibition for competition
◦ Cash prize $250
◦ B&H Gift Certificate $100
◦ 16×20″ print of the Award Winning Image from Digital Silver Imaging (printed and shipped worldwide)
◦ Pick of one (1) Lucie Honoree poster (unsigned edition)




Rebecca Morse
Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Rebecca Morse is Curator in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Recent projects include Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge, Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld, and Larry Sultan: Here and Home. Upcoming projects include Objects of Desire: Photography and the Language of Advertising that examines the ways in which artists have mined the language of commercial photography for their own work.

Photo credit: ©Hannah Benet

Kris Graves
Artist and Publisher
Kris Graves Projects and Founder of Monolith Editions

Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is an artist and publisher based in New York and London. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally, including Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Portrait Gallery in London, England and Aperture Gallery, New York; among others. Permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Schomburg Center, Whitney Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brooklyn Museum; and The Wedge Collection, Toronto; amongst others.

Kris Graves Projects collaborates with artists to create limited edition publications and archival prints, focusing on contemporary photography and works on paper that address issues of race, identity, equity, gender, sexuality, and class.

Monolith Editions was founded by Kris Graves and is a Black-owned publishing house dedicated to showcasing work from artists of color across mediums that address issues of race, identity, equity, gender, sexuality, and class.

Teng Phour
Style Director, Yard NYC

Teng is a multidisciplinary creative specializing in style, beauty and luxury visual communication and brand development, working with the best of the best in the industry over the last decade. His previous role as Image Director at Mother New York cultivated an elevated, style-forward perspective for brands like Target, Stella Artois, Virgin Voyages and Wrangler. As Style Director at YARD, Teng works alongside the creative team to lead the visual development and execution of strategy across all channels, implementing a progressive, future-focused visual tone for projects including Crate&Barrel, 7 for All Mankind, Tanqueray, Kohl’s and Athleta.

Paris Chong
Gallery Manager and Curator of Leica Gallery Los Angeles

Miss Chong has eighteen years of experience in curating, managing, and promoting fine art galleries.

She has represented galleries and artists in events such as: Photo LA, Photo SF, Paris Photo, Paris Photo LA and The Palm Springs Photo Festival as well as representing Leica Gallery Los Angeles at Art Basel Miami and Photo Paris, France. She has reviewed portfolios for Farmani Gallery, Fresh Look and The Palm Springs Photo Festival.

Photo credit: ©Sean Black

Deadline for submissions: July 15th


Who can apply?
Anyone can apply worldwide. All mediums of photography are acceptable. All submissions must be within the theme. Those images submitted that do not fall within the theme will not be considered.
Is there a limit to the number of Open Call submissions per artist?
No, you can submit as many images as you would like to however each image is a separate fee.
Is there a submission fee? 
Yes, $20.00 per submission (single image).
What images should I submit?
Submit the best images you feel represent the theme within the category of your choosing.
Is there a time period when the images needed to be captured? 
No, you can submit images you have photographed recently or in the past.
How should I prepare my files?
Please prepare your files according to the specifications below:
• JPG only. (NO TIF, GIF, PNG, PDF files will be accepted.)
• 72 DPI
• Min 1,000 pixels shortest side
• File should not exceed 4mb
Can I send print materials, books or CD’s?
No, Lucie Foundation accepts online submissions only.
When will the prize winners and finalists be announced? 
Winners and finalists will be announced this summer, exact date TBD.
How will I know if I was selected? 
If you were selected for the Open Call, you will be contacted directly through the email which you provided in the submission form. The finalists will also be announced via the Lucie Foundation newsletter, website, and social media. Unfortunately, due to the volume of submissions, we are not able to notify if you were not selected.


The photographer must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of photos entered in to the competition. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by Lucie Foundation shall carry the photographer’s credit line and will not be used for any other purposes other than the online exhibition, and promotional material for the exhibition including online and through social media and email newsletters. Images may be displayed on the Lucie Foundation website for promotion of the exhibition.



Launching in 2021


Project Description

Lucie Witness elevates and centers the vision of American youth, engaging regional organizations dedicated to young photographers such as SALT/NYC, Youth In Focus/Seattle, First Exposures/San Francisco, YoungArts/Miami, and Las Fotos/Los Angeles to present a representative, equitable cross-section of our population.


To foster intergenerational conversations between youth visionaries of the future and current icons of the medium, building a shared understanding of the power of communicating through images.
To highlight regional organizations teaching photography to our youth
Connect young people to the history and future of photography through a book featuring their work and the words of masters of photography
Draw national attention to the work of youth photographers and the institutions supporting their visual knowledge