Island SPACE Call to Photo Arts Caribbean American

Island SPACE, a Caribbean-American cultural nonprofit, is inviting photographers of every background and from any location to submit original photographs that celebrate Caribbean cultures, peoples and traditions in South Florida. South Florida’s Caribbean communities include people of Spanish, French, English and Dutch Caribbean descent, and representations of all are welcome. Images may depict any typical or characteristic element of life for the related community, and should evoke emotion in the viewer. Examples of photography subjects could include but should not be limited to:

  1. A Catholic, Santeria, Rasta, or Muslim worship event.
  2. A block party or festival – Kompa Fest, Carnival, Calle Ocho, Jerk Festival.
  3. Dance presentations – Cuban ballet, dancehall party, soca event.
  4. Street / gourmet food – Paella at a food festival, plated entree picked up by a waiter at a fine restaurant, someone enjoying freshly stripped sugar cane or a mango on the side of the road.
  5. A game of dominos, kalooki, ludo, jacks, marbles.
  6. A game of football (soccer), cricket, baseball, netball.

Selected photographs will be included in a traveling exhibition, and may be considered for inclusion in a coffee table book.



Submit up to ten (10) digital files via Notifications of acceptance will be sent via email. Unless photographs are presented in unique finishes, Island SPACE will cover the cost of printing and mounting the selected works (on surfaces such as canvas or archival paper). Photographers will receive 60% of net price (sale price minus printing, mounting and related costs) on printed works sold. If a photographer submits work with their own unique finishes, they must cover the cost of shipping to Broward county, and will receive 70% of sale price on submitted work sold. Unsold work printed by Island SPACE will become part of the organization’s collection and may be exhibited in future collections.

Entries must be original photographs for which the artist owns the rights. Photographs submitted must not have been committed for exclusive use in any media outlet, exhibition or other platform. There is no restriction on how old these images may be. Island SPACE will cover the cost of printing and mounting selected works, in consultation with the artists. No substitution, exchange, modification, or withdrawal of works is permitted after works are accepted for the exhibition. High resolution images of selected works must be available for digital delivery upon request. Should any final submission differ significantly from the original image entry or be delivered at substandard resolution, the piece will be disqualified from the exhibition.



There is NO FEE for submission

Work must be uploaded for review through

Up to 10 images per artist should be delivered in the following format:

  • JPG, no larger than 1MB
  • Name each file with your last name, first name and the title, for example: smith_jane_title.jpg
  • Deadline for Submission: July 31, 2020, 11:59pm.


Submission Deadline: July 31, 2020, 11:59pm

Notification of Acceptance: August 14, 2020

High Res Digital Delivery Deadline: August 21, 2020

Exhibition Begins: September 14, 2021

For more information email us at or call (954) 999-0989.

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