New at Lens on Man 2021: video


New in edition 2021 of Lens on Man is the addition of video clips that tell the story of the photographer and/or his/her photos.
All authors of the exhibited photos were asked to send in a video in which they give a short interpretation of an image, a series of images and/or themselves.

All photos of which an accompanying video exists will be given a QR code that makes it possible to view this video via YouTube on a portable device such as a mobile phone or tablet.

Through these links you can already view some examples of what we hope will be a nice added value for the festival.


Format, quality and length


The submitted video must be in HD format (1920 x 1080 px – 16:9). The videos must also have the correct codecs and file extension suitable for uploading to YouTube.

YouTube recommends the following:

  • file extension: MP4
  • format 16:9 (1920x1080px for HD)
  • video codec: H.264
  • audio codec: AAC-LC.

The submitted videos must have a sufficiently high picture and sound quality and may have a maximum duration of 120 seconds.
No music may be heard or added to the videos.
The file name of the video must be Name_First Name_photograph sequence number.extension (mp4).
For example: Smith_John_A328.mp4 or Winters_Mary_P182.mp4
The photo sequence number is the number that appears at the bottom right of the sample photo that was sent, made up of an A+number for a photo from the amateur category or P+number for a photo from the professional category.
If the video describes a series of photos, it is sufficient to state the lowest sequence number in the file name. 


Copyrights and releases


The submitter must have all usage rights of the submitted video: 

  • of the video itself
  • of all the photographs shown in the video
  • if applicable, to the works of art, buildings, etc. shown in the video (copyright releases and ownership releases)
  • the consent of all persons recognisable in the video (model releases).


Usage rights by Lens Op De Mens


It is the intention that the videos are used to give a short explanation about an image, a series of images and/or the author of the images in question. Therefore, a QR code will be provided with each exhibited photo, of which there is also an accompanying video, which makes it possible to view the video via YouTube on a portable device such as a mobile phone or tablet.

By submitting his/her work the photographer/sender grants the npo “Lens op de Mens” explicit permission to publish the videos on the organisation’s YouTube channel and social media.

By submitting his/her work the photographer/sender also grants the npo “Lens op de Mens” the right to use the submitted videos for the promotion of the international photo festival “Lens op de Mens”.

The festival has the right to add opening and closing credits to the videos in order to obtain a uniformity between all the videos. 


Submission and deadline


The videos should be submitted before 1 July 2021 via to the email address



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