The Photocopy Club open call for submissions

The Photocopy Club - Exhibition Photograph

Deadline: 22 September 2014

The Photocopy Club, in partnership with Brighton Photo Biennial and Joburg Photo Umbrella, invite photographers of all ages and abilities to join them for a giant collective making to be exhibited during BPB14 and one month later, during the Joburg Photo Umbrella festival.

This project will bring international photographers and local communities together, making photography in print affordable and accessible to people from all different walks of life.

All Photocopy Club exhibitions are based on photographers submitting their work printed via the use of a black and white photocopier/xerox machine.

For Photocopy Club exhibitions to be shown during BPB14 and Joburg Photo, photographers around the world are asked  to form collectives with their friends, family and peers and submit on the theme of community.

Matt Martin form The photocopy club explains,

‘We want you to come up with a collective name and make individual or a group images that work around the theme of community. For example: Music, Religion, sport, art, sex, politics….. think about the city you live in and what communities live within it.’

Zine Workshops and Exchange

From the submissions, a handful of our favourite UK collectives will be invited to a  group zine making workshop. Resulting zines will be exhibited in Johannesburg and swapped with another group of collectives working on communities in South Africa.


  • Collectives must number between 3 and 10 members.
  • Submissions must be printed in black and white using a photocopier/xerox machine with a minimum paper size of  A4 (12x8in) .
  • All submissions must be signed, dated on the back and show the collective’s name on the front.
  • 2 copies of each submission must be made. One copy for BPB and other for Joburg Photo. These will then be separated and delivered to the exhibition spaces.
  • All submissions must be sent via post or by hand to The Photocopy Club or Joburg Photo offices. No electronic submissions will be considered.
  • All image rights stay with the photographer but once submitted you consent to the work being exhibited and your images being used for press. All work sent will also be available for the public to purchase for a small donation, with the money made going towards the support of the zine workshops and a split zine of the joint exhibitions.
  • Any work not sold will go into the photocopy club archive and may be used at future photocopy club exhibition.

Submission Address

feel free to choose whichever postal address is most cost effective for you

The Photocopy Club
65 – 67 Ridley Rd
E8 2NP

The Photocopy Club Entry
Market Photo Workshop
2 President Street
South Africa