Submit to UnFrame
UnFrame strives to disseminate the photographic culture and promote talented international photographers and visual storytellers. UnFrame selects works ranging from sheer photojournalism, to documentary photography, visual storytelling and world cultures and heritage.
If you have a great story to show consider to submit it. We’ll do our best to give exposure to your work to a diversified audience and photography insiders.
Content at UnFrame is handled professionally and is hand picked. We use no user generated content systems. While this process makes our production slower and resource consuming, we believe that it is the best way to ensure the quality and control we expect.
Selected photo series will be presented in a neat magazine like layout which adapts to all kind of devices.
How do I get featured on UnFrame website?
Submit your best photographic stories. It doesn’t really matter if you’re an established professional, emerging or amateur photographer. We focus on the quality of your work.
Which kind of stories are you interested in?
We prefer to give priority to compelling, genuine documentary photography, photojournalism, world cultures and heritage photography. We also may evaluate extraordinary works falling in other categories. Please take a look at the stories displayed on UnFrame to get some reference and inspiration.
Does UnFrame accept all the works submitted by candidates?
Not all of them, there’s a selection process which may seem as quite strict to some.
In the event you will not be selected, you are encouraged to retry anytime.
Can I make corrections / integration after the submission?
We consider the work submitted as final. Please do your checks before sending. If anyway you believe that a correction or integration is really important, log-in with your account and send us a request (“edit” link) to reopen and edit your submission.
Does UnFrame sell rights of your work?
No, UnFrame in no way may claim ownership or any interest in the photographer’s images, other than displaying them on UnFrame websites and give them the best exposure.
But wait, I noted that you’re licensing some works on your site!
Yes we do, but not with your work. In all cases UnFrame does not act as intermediary. UnFrame was founded as a cooperative of photojournalists and, a closed number of photographers independently license their own works under UnFrame brand. Entering the cooperative is a different process and it opens only once in a while.
Will you edit my work or do some fact-checking?
We prefer to select works that don’t require extensive editing. Also we don’t select stories that, on a first stance, appear to be in some way biased.
Views expressed remains yours, as well as the responsibility on accuracy and veracity of the facts described.
My photos have exclusivity restrictions. Can I still submit them to UnFrame?
Generally, agencies and clients who require exclusivity, grant the photographer the permission to display their photo for personal promotional purposes. If that is your case, then we would say yes, you can submit them. If in doubt, it is important that you check with your agency or client.
Is there any fee for entering my work?
No, at this stage there are no fees to pay. If this will change in the future, it will not affect any of the works submitted before.
How long does it takes to get approved?
The approval process can take up to 30 days. Sometimes it can be much quicker but it all depends on the queue or on our availability. If you get approved you will receive an email. If you don’t hear from us, you can safely consider your submission unsuccessful.
What should I expect once my work is approved?
We will display the photos on UnFrame’s website and try our best to make your work and name known to a broad and diversified audience.
A transparent agreement allows us to work and handle professionally your work and data, protecting you, your work and us. We don’t ask for more rights than those really necessary to develop our mission, which has been explained above.
We wish you the best of luck with UnFrame!