CALL FOR ENTRIES: (Return) To The Sea

© Brent Jones

In 2023, we launched To The Sea, a year-long exhibition on the French coast celebrating all of our visions of the sea. The exhibition featured over 400 images by 120 photographers from around the world. The exhibition has been such a pleasure that we’re re-exploring the theme with our next exhibition in the same location: (Return) To The Sea.


You’re invited to submit your work and join us in celebrating the sea. The  exhibition will encompass multiple interpretations of the sea – environmental, actual or emotional. This call is open to creative interpretation – take the theme and go with it, wherever the tide takes you.

An ode to the ocean, something for the sea.


The exhibition will run for a year, and will be on show 24/7 at the outdoor exhibition site in the centre of St Gilles Croix de Vie, an area that attracts thousands of visitors day and night throughout the seasons, making the exhibition accessible to all. We aim to showcase hundreds of images in this exhibition, and in the run up to the exhibition we’ll be sharing inspirational entries across our social media.

Our relationship with the town of St Gilles Croix de Vie began all the way back in 2018, when we were invited to take an exhibition to Festival Pil’Ours, it was called Because We Can! and it went down a storm. Popping up outside the popular Les Alizes venue, we returned year on year with Time to Think and Your Body Belongs to You, exhibitions that celebrated the work of non-binary and female photographers. When the festival came to an end, we weren’t going to let that break our connection to the beautiful seaside town – we went back, To The Sea.


The exhibition will run from October 2024 – October 2025. (exact dates to be confirmed)


Want to take part? Find out more and enter now. 

Deadline for entries: 25 July 2024 (5pm BST)



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