Grants & Open Calls
Open Call

The Visura Open Call for Visual Stories on the Middle East and North Africa

Visual stories depicting life in the Middle East and North Africa, including but not limited to stories that support important social issues and narratives that foster free and uncensored speech, democracy, secularism, and individual freedoms.
Submission deadline: June 3, 2019

Status: Closed


June 3, 2019 (11:59pm, EST)


Submissions are closed.

Submission Requirements

  • Visursa is delighted to present the Visura Open Call for Visual Stories on the Middle East and North Africa. This open call is an opportunity for Visura members to receive an invitation by FotoVisura to be part of a slide show presentation at the Visura Salon Series on June 11th, 2019 at Under The Arch  @ POWERHOUSE in Brooklyn, New York.  If you have any questions, please write to us at info@visuraco

  • • All submissions are made via a “Project” created from your Visura photographer's dashboard
  • • 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. 15 - Max 30 images 
  • * Instructions on how to embed videos in a Visura project (here)
  • • Include a written reflection as the Project text.
  • • Limit 2 projects per photographer.
  • • Projects may be 'published' or 'private' within the Visura system.

Accepting submissions: May 14 to May 31, 2019

If you have any questions, please send me an email at

Once the guest curator makes his or her selection, I will personally notify those who will receive an invitation to be part of this slide show presentation.

Due to a high volume of submissions, we cannot offer feedback on individual submissions. Thank you for understanding.