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Apply before 31st July, 2024 

Guest Judge - Sunhil Sippy

Hosted by Uncommon.Images

We are thrilled to announce our fourth open call, inviting photographers to delve into the captivating theme of Black and White Photography. This theme aims to offer a unique opportunity to explore the enduring charm and significant impact of the every present monochromatic imagery.


Black and white photography holds a distinguished place in the history of visual arts. From its inception in the 19th century, black and white images have played a crucial role in the evolution of photography. Iconic figures like Ansel Adams and Henri Cartier-Bresson mastered the medium, revealing the power of light and shadow to convey emotion and narrative. The absence of color directs focus to form, texture, and composition, creating a timeless and evocative visual experience.


Celebrate the artistry of black and white photography by submitting your work for Issue 04. We seek evocative images that showcase the limitless potential of this medium and revisit the timeless era Before Color.

Submission Guidelines

Theme: Black and White Photography
Submission Deadline: 31th July 2024
File Format: JPEG 
Resolution: Minimum 300 dpi
Number of Entries: 1 image for free. To submit upto 5 images join our Discord community.
File Naming: FirstName_LastName01.jpg (e.g., Hunny_Awatramani01.jpg) 

Why Participate?

Exposure: Gain visibility in a dedicated showcase celebrating black and white photography.
Networking: Connect with other photographers and enthusiasts who share a passion for monochromatic imagery.
Recognition: Stand out by demonstrating your skill and creativity in this classic art form.

Terms & Conditions

Photos submitted must be original and taken by the photographer. We do not accept AI-created or altered images. Uncommon respects photographers' copyrights, which remain with the creator. By submitting, you grant Uncommon worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free rights to use, publish, reproduce, display, adapt, and distribute the image for promotional, editorial, or educational purposes.

Become a Discord Member today to submit 5 images and get exclusive benefits! 

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Sunhil was born and raised in London. He attended photography school at the Brooks Institute in California, prior to attending Georgetown University, where he earned a degree in English Literature in 1994, winning the Wagner Medal creative writing upon graduation. He returned to London, working in a bookstore on weekends while writing and photographing during the week. He moved to Bombay in 1995 to pursue a career in film and advertising. In 1999, at the age of 28, he made his first feature film, Snip! which won the National Award for Best Editing in 2001. The film caught the attention of the advertising industry and he then entered the world of commercials, directing advertising films, working across categories, for almost 25 years. In 2012 an accident led him to losing the heel of his left foot; ironically it turned into his greatest gift as his healing involved walking and the walking precipitated his journey into street photography. In 2022 he published his first monograph, The Opium Of Time (Pictor) which he self distributed, selling over a 1,000 copies in less than 2 years. Mumbai has been an integral character in Sunhil’s personal photographic journey, and he has been working on two new projects, Race Day and Eastward. However, his photographic expeditions take him around the world. He has recently taken up interesting commissioned assignments, working as personal archivist to Sabyasachi Mukherjee, collaborating with the historical city-chronicler, Miss Bombaywallah, and occasionally supporting the Film Heritage Foundation with their photographic archive. His philanthropic work began in 2014, where he became a trustee of the Savitri Waney Charitable Trust, creating an award winning short film incurable blindness and documenting palliative care in rural India. He has also supported NGOs like Akanksha, Teach for India, The Circle, and The Jai Vakeel Foundation. Sunhil lives in Mumbai, balancing his roles as a director, photographer, and flâneur.

Open Call Timeline

Submissions Open
1st July 2024

Submissions Close 
31st July 2024
(Community members - 7th August 2024)

Announcing Selected Photographers
30st August 2024

Zine Available For Purchase*
30th September 2024

*This timeline is a rough schedule for your perusal. We will do our best to deliver the zine in a timely manner but will not be accountable for any delays that are beyond our control.

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