The Lucie Foundation is proud to present its third Open Call supporting World Central Kitchen where we will be donating 50% of the profits received to support their efforts.


World Central Kitchen (WCK), a non-profit organization that uses the power of food to heal communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond. 

This Open Call will feature 50 photographers / images that will be displayed in an Online Exhibition along with a variety of prizes listed below.


Theme for this Open Call is: THE PORTRAIT PROJECT 

Categories: Self (Portrait), Together (Relationships, Family), Candid, B/W, and Alternative/Abstract


We know that many of you are seeking creative outlets during this time of isolation and want to see the compelling work you are creating. While it is not mandatory to submit images created while in quarantine, we strongly encourage you to submit what you have captured around your home environment during this time. Photographers of all backgrounds and using all formats are welcome to submit.

Deadline for submissions: December 4, 2020

Grand Prize / One Winner

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

◦ Sony Camera + Lens (model to be announced at a later date)

◦ Portfolio Review with Jacqueline Tobin from RangeFinder Magazine

◦ Two (2) tickets to Lucie Awards 2021

◦ Pick of one (1) Lucie Honoree Poster (signed edition)

Category Winners / 4 Winners

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

◦ Part of Lucie Foundation Online Exhibition for competition

◦ Cash prize $250.00

◦ One (1) ticket to Lucie Awards 2021

◦ Pick of one (1) Lucie Honoree poster (signed edition)


Lynn Goldsmith


Lynn Goldsmith’s multi award–winning career in photography has included:  The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographers of America, the Lucien Clergue, the World Press in Portraiture, and the 2021 Lucie Honoree for Achievement in Portraiture, to name a few. Her images have appeared on and between the covers of some of the most respected publications across the globe:  Life, Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Interview, People, Sports IllustratedStern, Paris Match, Elle, etc.  With fourteen photo books of her images as well as hundreds of groundbreaking album covers from Patti Smith’s Easter to Frank Zappa’s Sheik Yerbouti, her commercial and personal focus in photography has always been on the portrait. The National Portrait Gallery, Moma, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Kodak Collection, and other prestigious museums include her work in their permanent collections.

Though a magna cum laude graduate in the liberal arts from the University of Michigan, Lynn considers herself to be a self-taught artist and entrepreneur. Others have called her a pioneer. She was the one of the first women to direct network television, to be a manager of a rock and roll group, to be the founder of the first photo agency focused on celebrity portraiture and to be the ‘mother’ inventor of ‘The Selfie-Stick.’ She changed art book publishing models  with her New York Times best-selling Rizzoli monograph New Kids and now she’s taken on the job of fighting a legal battle, risking everything she has, to secure the rights for all visual artists in the United States who should be entitled by our constitution to control the rights to that which they have created.

Adrian Octavius Walker

Mixed Media Artist

Adrian Octavius Walker is a mixed-media artist based in Chicago, IL, by way of St. Louis, Missouri.

His work is inspired by the black body, dynamics of the black family, and archival work related to the African American experience and the untold stories they share. Working in both film and digital-format photography, Walker creates penetrating portraits influenced by his deep awareness of the nuances that pervade the human experience.

His greatest milestone to date is being one of the prize-winning artists in The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today Competition currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

Pt.2 Gallery Oakland, CA currently Represents Walker.

You can find him curating artist talks and creating dynamic installation work. He enjoys collecting photobooks, some commercial photography, and discovering artists on the web. Give him a shout @aoctaviusW

Aldeide Delgado

Founder & Director
Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA)

Aldeide Delgado is the founder and director of Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA). She has a background in advising and presenting at art history forums based on photography including, lectures at the Tate Modern, Perez Art Museum Miami, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and The New School. Delgado is a recipient of a 2019 Knight Arts Challenge, 2018 School of Art Criticism Fellowship, and a 2017 Research and Production of Critic Essay Fellowship. She is the author of the online archive Catalog of Cuban Women Photographers, as well as the namesake ongoing book. Her areas of scholarly interest include a feminist and decolonial re-reading of the history of photography and abstraction within Latin American, the Caribbean and Latinx contexts. Publications, where she has contributed, include Cuban Art News, Artishock, Terremoto, C&America Latina, Arcadia, as well as diverse independent art blogs. She writes for Artishock, Terremoto, ArtNexus, and C&America Latina.

She is an active member of PAMM’s International Women’s Committee, IKT International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, US Latinx Art Forum, Art Table and the steering committee of the Feminist Art Coalition.

Suzanne Donaldson

Senior Director, Global Brand Creative Production

Suzanne Donaldson is the Senior Director of Global Brand Creative Production for Nike. She moved to Nike four years ago to help create its first Global Art Buying department and has built a production team to commission imagery for Nike’s various sports categories. Prior, Suzanne spent 12 years as the Executive Photo Director of Conde Nast’s Glamour magazine, working with world class photographers such as Liz Collins, Patrick Demarchelier and David Slijper to name a few. As Photo Director she has previously influenced the artistic direction of such publications as Vanity Fair, Interview, Oprah, Lucky and SELF magazines. Her unique vision on press has been fine-tuned with exposure to advertising and the art world having holding positions at Arnell Group, Wieden and Kennedy, Luhring Augustine Gallery and Robert Mapplethorpe studio.

Jacqueline Tobin

Rangefinder Magazine

Having worked in the photo industry for over three decades, Rangefinder editor-in-chief Jacqueline Tobin is passionate about the medium itself as well as supporting the talented creatives behind the camera. After graduating from Cornell University in 1985, where she studied Communications and worked as a staff photographer on the Cornell Daily Sun, Ms. Tobin’s first real job was in 1986 as assistant editor for Photo District News (PDN), where she moved up the ranks as Photo Editor, then Managing Editor and finally, Deputy Editor. After 25 years at PDN, she was asked to take over their newly-acquired sister publication, Rangefinder, where she currently works as Editor-in-Chief of the publication and website. Ms. Tobin has written two books during her photo career— Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers (Amphoto, 2009) and The Luminous Portrait: Capture The Beauty of Natural Light for Glowing, Flattering Photographs (with Elizabeth Messina, Amphoto, 2012). She regularly does portfolio reviews at PhotoPlus Expo every year, speaks at conferences around the country—including WPPI in Las Vegas—and is constantly on the lookout to discover new talent.



Who can apply?
Anyone can apply worldwide. All mediums of photography are acceptable. All submissions must be within the theme: THE PORTRAIT PROJECT. 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), 20% discount to submit the same image in multiple categories.
What images should I submit?
Submit the best images you feel represent the theme The Portrait Project within the category of your choosing.
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
• 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 by email mid-January.
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 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 and social media platforms for promotion of the Open Call.
For additional questions, please contact: 

This Open Call is in partnership with Sony and supporting World Central Kitchen.

World Central Kitchen (WCK) uses the power of food to heal communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond. WCK has created a new model for disaster response through its work helping devastated communities recover and establish resilient food systems, and has served more than 40 million fresh meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world in countries including The Bahamas, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mozambique, Venezuela, and the United States. WCK’s Resilience Programs in the Caribbean and Central America have trained hundreds of chefs and school cooks, advanced clean cooking practices, and awarded grants to farms, fisheries and small food businesses while also providing training and networking opportunities. Learn more at