Photography Contest

Leica x 1854 Commission Series

Leica x 1854 Commission Series

Deadline |

CLOSED

Theme |

Witnesses of: The Everyday

Territory |

Worldwide

Eligibility |

This commission is exclusive to 1854 Access Members.

Entry Fees |

$15/image

Prizes |

Exhibition
Witnesses of: The Everyday is the first theme of the new Leica x 1854 Commission Series, a new collaboration by 1854 and the historic camera brand Leica.

Once a month from March - May 2021, one photographer will be awarded a 5000 commission fee to create their unique body of work centered around a new theme, and a place on the new and lucrative Leica Lab.

We are all witness to moments of beauty - ones that emerge suddenly and pass fleetingly through our daily lives. But how do you capture them? And how do you make the ordinary, extraordinary?

The Commission:
In collaboration with 1854, Leica is offering photographers the chance to create new bodies of work using Leica's industry-leading equipment. Introducing the first new theme in the Leica x 1854 Commission Series, Witnesses of: The Everyday.

The winner of the commission will secure a place on the new Leica Lab programme - one of the world's leading online educational courses for developing photographers - along with a 5000 commission fee.

The Process
Photographers are asked to submit 10 images and 100-word proposal for the consideration of the judges. Documentary proposals and more creative or interpretive approaches will all be considered.

One photographer will be awarded a 5000 commission fee and a place on the lucrative Leica Lab to create their unique body of work.