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Don't Take Pictures: Cyanotypes: Beyond the Blue

Cyanotypes: Beyond the Blue
Deadline: May 21

Don't Take Pictures

Don’t Take Pictures exists to showcase the work of emerging photographers. In addition to publishing photographers in print, and online in our monthly columns, we also publish online quarterly exhibitions.

Sir John Herschel invented the cyanotype process in 1842 by treating paper with an iron-salt solution. As one of the earliest photographic processes, cyanotypes are known for their signature Prussian blue color. The paper is developed by sunlight, making the cyanotype process a favorite among amateur photographers through the turn of the last century. This process is now in revival and contemporary photographers are embracing the blue hues, as well as experimenting with toning techniques for a moody, otherworldly aesthetic. For this exhibition, Don’t Take Pictures seeks contemporary cyanotypes that go beyond the blue.

The exhibition will be published online from May 24 — August 22.

Deadline: May 21

File specs:
-       72 dpi
-       sRGB
-       JPEG
-       No less than 1024 pixels and no more than 1500 pixels on the longest side.

Email up to three photographs to: with “Cyanotype” in the subject line.

Include your nametitle of photograph, and a link to your website (if applicable). Ex: Kat Kiernan, Untitled,

Fees: FREE