The Journal of Florida Studies seeks photographs for publication in Volume 1, Issue 6: Special issue WATER.

For more information on the theme, see:

A selection of photographs will be published online in October, 2017, with text by JFS Photo Editor, Alison Nordström.

The photographs should address the subject of water in Florida in fresh and interesting ways. While all submissions are welcome, images that merely affirm that water is present in Florida, such as seascapes, postcard versions of the Everglades, etc. are not likely to be selected.

Submit photographs to All submissions must be received on or before May 15, 2017.

Your submission package should include:

  1. an information page/cover letter listing your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number . If you have a website, you can list it here too.
  2. a short cv or paragraph about yourself
  3. a statement about the work (no more than 600 words)
  4. an image list corresponding to the numbered files in your picture folder. For each image identify title, date, process
  5. a single folder containing no more than ten images. Title each file with your last name, first name and a number from 1 to 10.  If your project must include more than ten, say so in your cover letter. If there is interest, we will contact you and ask for more. Images must be in jpeg format. Each image must be less than 2MB in size, and must not exceed pixel dimensions of 1000 pixels wide or 750 pixels high. Label your folder with your last name, followed by your first name.

By submitting this work you agree that the images are your own work, that you own all rights to the images and that you take full responsibility for the content of all images, including the likenesses of recognizable individuals.

You retain all rights to your work. Should your work be selected for publication you grant Journal of Florida Studies the specific right to reproduce your image on its website and on social media and to quote from your artist statement. At all times your name and copyright will accompany your image.

About the Journal:

Journal of Florida Studies is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the study and appreciation of Florida. The journal features research/scholarly articles, but also includes poetry, fiction, photography, and other digital arts. JFS is an outgrowth of the Center for Interdisciplinary Writing and Research (CIWR) at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida.

About the Photo Editor:

Alison Nordström is an independent scholar, specializing in photographs of all kinds. She is known for her writing, speaking, and curating, and for the administration of photographic projects in the US and internationally. She currently serves as Curator for International Programs at the Griffin Museum of Photography, as a Visiting Scholar in the Graduate Department of Photography, Lesley University and as an adjunct curator for the Hamburg Photo Triennale. She has served as Photo Editor of the Journal of Florida Studies since its founding in 2011.

In 2015 and 2016 Nordström was Artistic Director of Fotofestiwal Lodz (Poland) for which she produced five exhibitions including major monographs by David Seymour and Robert Rauschenberg. From 2004 to 2013, Nordström was Senior Curator of Photographs at George Eastman House, the oldest and largest museum of photography in the United States. From 1991 to 2002, she was the Founding Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has curated over 100 exhibitions of photographs in 12 countries, including major surveys of landscape, portraiture, travel photographs, and journalism. Nordström holds a BA in English Literature, an MLS with museum emphasis, and a PhD in Cultural and Visual Studies. She is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.