A Worked Landscape

Call For Submissions

Following on from the successful publication of the first Dartmoor Collective photozine on the theme of ‘Water’ earlier this year, we are now embarking on a second photozine, to be published in Autumn 2020, with the title of ‘A Worked Landscape’.


Dartmoor is often referred to as “England’s largest wilderness”. This description tends to gloss over the fact that the moor has been inhabited and worked since at least the Bronze Age. From prehistoric settlements, cattle pounds, granite quarries and tin mines, to hill farming and ice cream vans on Haytor, this is a landscape that has been worked, shaped and exploited by humankind for millennia.

We are asking photographers to submit interesting and original images that explore and reflect the history, diversity and future of this theme in relation to Dartmoor.


We are delighted to announce that Professor Matthew Kelly, an authority on the human history of Dartmoor and author of ‘Quartz and Feldspar’, will be the lead curator of this issue, as well as writing the introduction.

How to submit images

The submissions period is open from 10th April until 31st August 2020.

You can submit images either by using the hashtag #aworkedlandscape on Instagram or Twitter, or by email to admin@dartmoorcollective.org.

There is no limit to the number of images you can submit.

There are no entry fees.

Images must be of Dartmoor, though they do not have to have been taken recently. In light of the current travel restrictions we have decided upon an extended submission period of over four months. Any images that have clearly been taken in contravention of lockdown policies will not be considered..

Working as a team together with the curator and the designer, we will compile a shortlist of photographs that meet the theme in the most interesting ways, and that work together as a whole within the photozine.

Everyone who has been shortlisted will be contacted with a request for original high resolution images.

From this shortlist, we will then make the final selection for publication from the original images received on time and to the required standard of quality.

Everyone who is included will receive a free copy of the photozine.

You can buy a copy of the Dartmoor Collective ‘Water’ photozine from our online shop.

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