Mambu Badu’s Second Annual Call for Entries

Check out the recent Dodge & Burn interview with the founding women of the Mambu Badu collective. I also urge any women photographers of African descent to submit your work – see details below:

Mambu Badu, a photography collective founded in 2010 with a mission to find, expose and nurture women artists of African descent, is seeking work for our second annual publication. Our first issue, Memory, garnered positive reviews for the photographers featured: Nikita Gale, Sheree Swann, Tonika Johnson, Jen Everett, Yodith Dammlash and Nkechi Ebubedike.

We are officially a year old and we invite you to submit your work for our second publication. There is no planned theme for this issue; we’re looking for collage, conceptual, documentary and all work in between.

Please submit the following by December 20, 2011: A complete body of work (8-14 images), in either jpg or gif format.


  1. JPGS at 72ppi and 700 pixels FOR THE LONGEST EDGE – For a horizontal picture = width, for a vertical picture = height
  2. Please “save for web” OR make each file under 200kbs they will only be online and so do not need to be large files.
  3. Please do NOT incude borders or watermarks. 


Please name the files with your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL and a number. No spaces, dashes or non-number or letters. Example for Letecia Sanchez: LeteciaS1.jpg, LeteciaS2.jpg etc


In the cover letter field, please provide a concise description of your series. Please do not exceed 350 words.

As always, we are approaching our art and this collective with a with a humble heart, a curious nature, and a persevering spirit. We hope that you will join us on this exciting journey.

Please don’t hesitate to email us at themambubadu[at]gmail[dot]com if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Peace, Allison + Kameelah + Danielle  

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