Photos: ©Vanessa Van Ryzin, ©Brian Overend, ©Erica Reade, ©Brooke DiDonato, ©Justin Carrasquillo, ©Joseph Romeo

Give and Receive Prints; Build Your Collection; Be Surprised!

International photographers of all backgrounds are invited to participate in The Print Swap, brought to you by Feature Shoot. The Print Swap is an opportunity for photographers to collect amazing photography and engage with other photographers around the globe. Photographers who are selected will both give and receive a print. Photographers pay $40 per image to participate. We cover printing and shipping. Prints are mailed out at random, so it’s always a fun surprise to see who gets whose print. Many of our prints travel thousands and thousands of miles before reaching their final destination.

Exhibition Opportunity in India!

In the last few months, The Print Swap has traveled to exhibitions in New York, Sydney, Berlin and Los Angeles. Next we’ll be heading to the State Gallery of Art in Hyderabad, India, as part of The Indian Photography Festival (IPF) by the Light Craft Foundation. The world-renowned photojournalist Ami Vitale will be curating the show. 

With a focus on both the artistic and social value of photography, IPF is a not-for-profit initiative celebrating the best work around the world. Last year, the festival hosted photographs from 500 artists hailing from 40 different countries. Previous exhibiting photographers and speakers include Ron Haviv, Reza Deghati, Sudharak Olwe, Claire Rosen, Kate Geraghty, Benjamin Lowy, and many more. The 2018 exhibitions, panels, discussions, screenings, and portfolio reviews will take place from August 30th to September 30th, and The Print Swap exhibition will run through the month.

Ami Vitale has spent her life documenting stories conflict, hope, and resilience across 90+ countries, earning awards from World Press International, International Photographer of the Year, and the National Press Photographers Association, among many others. With a focus on wildlife and environmental issues, Vitale is a contract photographer for National Geographic, and she is also a founding member Ripple Effect Images, a collective of pioneering photographers working with organizations and programs empowering women and girls around the world. In addition to selecting the images for the show,  Ami Vitale will also swap prints with one lucky Print Swap photographer of her choice.

There is no fixed theme for the show. As always, everyone who submits to The Print Swap gives and receives a print, but participating photographers who submit before May 6th at 11:59 PM EST will also be considered for the exhibition. Images submitted prior to March 23rd will not be eligible, though photographers who have participated previously are more than welcome to submit again. Since Vitale will select a total of 20-30 outstanding images from the Print Swap collection to exhibit, inclusion in the swap will not necessarily mean inclusion in the show.

While The Print Swap is an ongoing project and there is no deadline to submit images, photographers must submitted by11:59PM on the night of May 6, 2018 to be considered for this show.

Photographers will be notified via email on or by June 10, 2018 if their print has been selected for exhibition at IPF.

Be sure to check out the winning images from our past exhibitions here!