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‘Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.’

Jean Piaget

Play develops us as children, it shapes how we interact with each other, informs how we handle difficult situations, it develops us creatively, and fosters imagination.

Our next issue will take a broad look at the importance of Play and seek to answer questions in relation to the arts, our wellbeing, the healthy development of children and the growth of new ideas.

We’re looking for photographic projects that explore these topics, through playful experimentation and inquisitive thinking.

How does Play change when we grow up?

What is the impact of technology on Play?

What routes of Play do we seek as adults?

How does Play benefit our wellbeing?

Are our cities stifling free play?

What relief does Play provide in our current climate?

We’re looking for still life, fashion, documentary, portraiture or any other lens-based work.





We are looking for work from all genres of photography, be it fine art, documentary, fashion or commercial. There are no limits; as long as the work connects with the theme. Send either a link to the project on your website or up to 10 web rez jpegs and a short project statement to

*Please note* we cannot accept any form of file sharing link, please make sure your images are small enough to attach to a single email.


If you would like to pitch an article for Issue 12 please email All submissions must be related to our theme. You will need to provide examples of previous written work.

Deadline & Feedback

The deadline for all submissions is the 18th of November 2020.  We will notify everyone who submits if their work has been selected for Issue 12. If you are a paid subscriber to Loupe you can also request feedback on your submission.


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Subscribe and receive 2 issues of Loupe per year, each exploring an engaging and contemporary theme. Subscriptions also include a free 10x8inch mini-poster print with each issue.

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