Picturing the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 23, 2020

For Houston, this is week five. For others, it has been even longer. Over 316 million people in America have been urged to stay at home in an act of solidarity that public health experts have said is critical to controlling the COVID-19 virus, which began in December 2019 and has now expanded to nearly every corner of the globe. In this time of global lockdown, we have begun to find ourselves alone together. Togethering is an open call for photographs to share how we are each experiencing this extended period of isolation.

The photographs selected will become a virtual exhibition that will be displayed on Houston Center for Photography’s website in perpetuity and we hope will function as a community platform during this time of great distance. This virtual exhibition is open to anyone, anywhere, and is totally free to enter. Whether you are a seasoned photographer, a student, or just began taking photos this month with your smartphone, we invite you to share photographs with us that represent this unique moment in our lives. The call will be juried by HCP’s Executive Director & Curator, Ashlyn Davis, and members of the HCP staff. The deadline to apply is May 18, 2020, and the online exhibition will be on view beginning June 5, 2020.

HCP staff, Board, Advisory Council, Committee members, and their significant others are not eligible to apply.


How to Enter

In Submittable, upload up to five images along with your live/work location

Statements and/or bios are optional

There is no fee to submit your images or to participate in this exhibition

This call is open to the public


Call for Entry Opens: April 23, 2020

Submission Deadline: May 18, 2020

Notification (via email): Early-Mid June