siu logo


Your First f-stop.


Main Content Area

LUX 2017 - a fine art photography journal




















Theme:: "#Alternatives"
Extended Deadline:: April 27th, 2017
Juror:: Tim Guthrie

This year's theme for Lux 2017 is #Alternatives. Submit your best images which represent the idea of being or witnessing an alternative way of living. Inextricably tied to this theme of #Alternatives is the idea that there is a status quo or a popular mainstream narrative that dictates how the world operates or at least how it should operate.

What alternative lifestyles do you find curious? What is the impact of alternative truths? What alternative belief systems challenge the status quo? What alternative points of view and histories provide a clearer picture about the world? Trendsetters, outliers, outsiders, non-comformists, discoverers, and the list goes on to describe those who work to find a better or more meaningful modes of existence. How have contemporary social economic forces impacted the norms in regard to the economy, family, farming, transportation, energy, public spaces, water consumption, leisure, gender in sports, healthcare, and etc?

Any and all photographic processes and styles are accepted. We want to celebrate your creative efforts!

Over the span of the last five years, students from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oregon (OSU students), and Missouri have participated in this competition, but this year, Lux 2017 is extending a special invitation to Aspen Hochhalter's (Lux 2016 juror) UNC-Charlotte photography students.


Select Submission Payment