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romka is a collective photo album in which people from all over the world share the stories behind their most valued photographs. A new print issue is published annually. Both amateurs and professionals are invited to take part in the ongoing project.

romka # 8, 2013
31 photos and stories
78 pages at 20×25cm
super glossy paper

call for entries

Send us your most valued photograph and share the memory behind it. The best or worst night of your life, a person you love or a friend you have lost, your scariest road trip or the first place you felt home.

There are no restrictions as to what kind of photographs can be submitted. We love brilliant 4x5" large format, but we also love crappy phone snapshots and everything in between. This is not about impressive photographs, but about those that are especially close to your heart.

The story is just as important as the photo itself and can be anything from a single sentence to a short story, anything from a little anecdote to an intimate memory.

You can submit up to three images and stories via email: submit@romkamagazine.com

  • text should be in English
  • photos should be JPEG, < 2 MB
  • please do not zip your files
  • don't forget to include your full name

Deadline: December 1st 2014

from the archive


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If you can't afford to buy the magazine, we're happy to provide your local university, art space or similar with a free subscription. Please get in touch via donations@romkamagazine.com

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Ausgabe 8 wurde gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung
des Freistaates Sachsen