Since we last featured the much-loved If You Leave, Laurence Von Thomas' curatorial photo submission blog has undergone a change. Although we billed IYL Volume IV as the final print instalment back in January, the project which started out as a personal blog back in 2009, is in fact set to live on through a Kickstarter-funded competition, IYL Showcase and a new bi-annual magazine. Von Thomas and co. are planning to pull together an international exhibition of photographers, moving outside the realms of the online gallery format they've stuck to so far to provide a physical platform for submissions. In five weeks time entry will be closed and Dazed along with It's Nice That, Paper Journal, Huck and others will form a panel to judge the cream of the crop and whittle them down to 20 winning works plus a top 3. Submissions open this Wednesday and will be announced on the IYL blog and Facebook page. On your marks, get set, go!
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