We’ve teamed up with the Harry Ransom Center for our first photography contest. The contest is free to enter and you can post your entries on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

The winner will receive a ticket to the upcoming Magnum Symposium at the Ransom Center, as well as an in-person portfolio review with Harry Ransom Center curators Jessica McDonald and Roy Flukinger!

Entries are being accepted now through 11:59pm on October 8, so START SHOOTING!

Magnum photographers are known for traveling throughout the world to bring back visual narratives of diverse people and places, but many of the agency’s members have turned their lenses toward their own environments and communities, documenting ordinary scenes with extraordinary results.

Your mission is to tell a story in five new photographs, working within the perimeter of your own block, be it a city block or country road. Post a cohesive photo story that shares the immediate experience and distinctive vision of your world.

¬†All entries will be reviewed by The Harry Ransom Center’s Jessica McDonald, Curator of Photography, and Roy Flukinger, Senior Research Curator. McDonald and Flukinger will choose one entry that best illustrates the theme. That winner will receive one ticket ($100 value) to the Magnum Symposium PLUS a one-on-one portfolio review session with McDonald and Flukinger, to be held at UT Austin. If the winner cannot be in Austin for the review, the runner up will be contacted.

TO ENTER, upload your photos to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. To be eligible, you must upload no more than 5 images, and must tag @ransomcenter and @ilovetexasphoto in all your posts.


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