Am I Invisible? Photography Open Call

Make urban bicycling visible in all its fun, beauty and diversity!


Biking is for everyone! Bicycle Utopia, a participatory public art project based in NYC, is calling bicyclists and art lovers from all over the world to submit their photographs and art to the Am I Invisible? Open Call. Share your experiences biking in your city, and make urban bicycling visible in all its fun, beauty and diversity.

The Open Call seeks images that showcase themes of biking in the city, bike safety, complete streets, sustainable transportation and urban mobility. The Open Call is open to everyone and is accepting submissions online now through June 15 at

The Am I Invisible? Open Call celebrates the cultural diversity of bicyclists and biking in the urban space. The Open Call allows the bicycling community to share their experiences of the healthy lifestyle, social connections and environmental sustainability that are enhanced by biking in the city, and to promote awareness of the issues surrounding bike safety and urban mobility.

Bicycle Utopia Founder and Creative Director, Jeanne Hilary, explains: “In previous Open Calls we have been absolutely amazed by the quality of images submitted, the range of biking and photography styles, and the sheer love of bicycling that comes through in each image. It's inspiring to see such a wide range of applicants, from professional photographers to high school students discovering their passion for biking and photography. The main point is to share your experience of biking in the city, capture what you love about your city and how you'd like to see it become more bike-friendly. We want to discover your city from a “bicycling perspective”. What is it that you love about your city that can only be experienced on a bike?”

In 2015, Am I Invisible? NYC |SP received nearly 500 submissions from contestants in New York City and São Paulo; six winners were awarded prizes by a jury panel drawn from the art and biking communities in both cities. All the images were exhibited at public art installations in NYC and SP. Everyone who enters the Open Call is eligible to win $2,000 in sponsored raffle prizes and special promotions sponsored by Adoramapix, Lomography, ABUS, Nutcase Helmets and others.

This year’s winners will be announced on Bicycle Utopia’s website, as well as at the Am I Invisible? Party hosted at Lomography Gallery Store in NYC on June 30.

How it Works
Participants from any corner of the globe can submit their photos online from April 25 until June 15. Only online entries will be accepted.
The images will be assessed by a jury panel and the results will be announced on June 30.
The best three images will receive cash awards of $500 (1st place), $250 (2nd place) and $100 (3rd place). Raffle prizes sponsored by Lomography, Thule, Nutcase Helmets, ABUS, and other partners, will also be announced on June 30.

Charitable Partner
A portion of every entry fee is donated to support Recycle-A-Bicycle. For 20 years, Recycle-A-Bicycle has utilized the bicycle as a resource to foster youth development, environmental education, community engagement, and healthy living. Through retail storefronts, social entrepreneurship, and innovative programs, Recycle-A-Bicycle empowers the youth and communities of New York City and beyond.

Jury Panel
Sam Polcer, Photographer and Communications Manager at Bike New York
Louise Weinberg, Photographer, Curator at Queens Museum of Art
Berit Hoff, Curator at American Institute of Architects
Brad Farwell, Photographer and Educator at Fashion Institute of Technology and International Center of Photography
Quinn Zannoni, Educator and Bike Shop Coordinator at Public School PK 373

Find out more about the Jury Panel here.

Am I Invisible? Open Call 2016
Submit your photo at from April 25 to June 15.
Keep up-to-date with the contest latest news by following Bicycle Utopia on Facebook and through #AmIInvisible

Save the date! Join Bicycle Utopia for the announcement of this year's winners at the Am I Invisible? Party
When: June 30, at 5 pm
Where: Lomography Gallery
41 West 8th Street, New York, NY, 10011
(212) 529 4353

About Bicycle Utopia
Founded in 2012 by transmedia artist and photographer Jeanne Hilary, Bicycle Utopia is a participatory public art project that provides resources, stories and news about art, culture and biking in NYC. Bicycle Utopia promotes bicycling through a cultural lens by fostering connections and conversation. Exploring the myriad intersections of art and bicycle, Bicycle Utopia builds a community of ideas - living, breathing, bike-riding, on the network and in the city.
Learn more about Bicycle Utopia.

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The best three images will receive cash awards of $500 (1st place), $250 (2nd place) and $100 (3rd place). Raffle prizes sponsored by Lomography, Thule, Nutcase Helmets, ABUS, and other partners, will also be announced on June 30.


Everyone is encouraged to apply.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Your work is your work. We will never sell your work without your written permission. We retain the rights to use your work in promotional materials and advertising for Am I Invisible? across all formats. We reserve the right to publish you work in an exhibition catalog or other exhibition-related publication. We reserve all copyright to any published materials. We reserve the right to remove an image or collection of images. The image author, and not Bicycle Utopia, is liable for the image content. You agree to hold harmless Bicycle Utopia, its officers and employees for any claim or demand made by any third party arising from content you submit.