Fund the If You Leave Competition on Kickstarter


If You Leave embarks on a new milestone and invites inspired photographers and wanderers to participate.

Photo by Robert Moses Joyce via If You Leave

Laurence Von Thomas’ If You Leave has evolved from a personal blog to a well-loved online gallery of photos taken by hundreds of photographers in different countries around the world. The IYL Showcase is an annual competition that aims to discover and recognize the work of emerging photographers. It has further progressed into a series of books containing curated selections of images, and this year, IYL again seeks to evolve from book to magazine form, and hopefully, through an exhibition of photos that will tour in key cities around the world.

Photo by Ren Hang Joyce via If You Leave

To make this dream possible, If You Leave has launched a campaign on Kickstarter. Lomography joins other photography-driven organizations as part of this year’s roster of jurors for the competition. Submission of entries to the IYL Showcase is free, and the theme remains the same. Ideally, the submissions should be ‘Snapshots of a journey made by wanderers who study the mysterious yet peaceful feeling of desolation and loneliness.’ So no happy travel photos here, just high-impact, tell-tale images that convey the above-mentioned emotions.

If You Leave founder talks Laurence Von Thomas about the project in this video:

“If You Leave has always been about connecting people; so many interesting artists and so many interesting stories.”
-Laurence Von Thomas

To get an idea of what the IYL Showcase is looking for, check out its Flickr page and official website.

You may also submit your entries through Flickr or via email at

Learn more about and help fund the project on Kickstarter.

written by jillytanrad on 2014-06-10 #news #kickstarter #if-you-leave-showcase


  1. beblo
    beblo ·

    Oh, yes, thank you Miss jillytanrad for writing this article. I submitted 1 photograph of mine just a few minutes ago.

  2. beblo
    beblo ·

    "If I can not make it with this 1 photograph of mine, then maybe it is not yet my time."

  3. beblo
    beblo ·

    Before any one here at submit his/her photograph entry/entries, you must read the requirements at the IYL official website first. Which sadly, I failed to do.

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