care:work is delighted to present the care:work Open Call for Visual Stories about and/or inspired by caregiving and caregivers. 

This open call is an opportunity for photojournalists to receive an invitation by care:work to be included as a featured artist for an upcoming public art installation (TBA). 
care: work is a new national initiative to foreground the importance of caregiving in our homes, institutions, schools, and communities.  Whether they are professionals or family members, caregivers are essential workers that are increasingly critical to our quality of life. Too often they have been invisible, care: work collaborates with artists to recognize and share the importance of caregivers.
​​​​​​​care: work exhibitions are shared in empty storefronts, billboards, and digital platforms to present powerful images of people who are essential to the health, community, and economy of the United States and all too often taken for granted. Our goal is to reveal not only the contributions caregivers make to our communities, but also their struggle and sacrifice. 
There is a stipend of $250 for those whose works are chosen by the selection committee. The copyright to the image remains with the photographer. The photographer will be credited wherever the artwork appears. The care:work team commits to promoting these exhibitions, offering the photographer visibility and an opportunity to contribute to a relevant and compelling public art project in this difficult time.

- Projects may be ongoing or recently completed visual stories
– Image size: minimum 1600px on the longest dimension
(22.5 inches @ 72 dpi, JPG format) Min. 3 - Max 15 images 
– Include a written reflection as the Project text or a project description
– Limit 1 project per photographer.

Once the guest curators makes their selection(s), we will personally notify those who will receive an invitation to be part of this initiative.

If you have any questions, please send an an email to
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