We hope you and your family are keeping well during these trying times.
I write to invite you to participate in an exciting initiative that is being organised by LagosPhoto20. You don’t need to have a professional camera, you may use whatever device you have – a smartphone is fine.
The idea is to “shine your eyes” on our homes as if they were museums. We invite you to take part in building this new virtual Home Museum.
As we go about our busy lives, we often forget the small things worth preserving – what we are calling “objects of virtue” – objects that are important to each person, family and home. Some treasures we use everyday, some we keep, some we hold close, some we lose, and some are simply forgotten and not preserved at all. For example, a watch passed down from a father to his child, an ibeji doll, a piece of woven cloth from our grandmother, an old photograph or newspaper cut-out, a souvenir from the last city we visited, the first mobile phone we owned, or a medal won at a sports competition. All these evoke memories and tell stories about our culture and history in ways we don’t always recognise.
To participate, all you need to do is photograph a personal selection of these “objects of virtue” and email these images to the address below. During LagosPhoto20, your own “Home Museum” will be exhibited online. With this rapid response, we hope to hold onto these valuable artefacts with you for the benefit of future generations and begin conversations about our collective histories.
What you need to do!
Send your photos (between 6-12 max) to
Please write your name, age, contact information, and a short description of these objects and why they are important to you and your family.
Deadline for submission is 31st July 2020.
If you need to know more, please write to email@example.com
We look forward to your contribution and to building the first online Home Museum together.
2020 KASSEL DUMMY AWARD – Entries now open until 2 September!
Arriving date of physical books is now 2 September.
!!NEWS!! We have decided to postpone the Kassel Dummy Award 2020 process due to the Corona crisis one more time and now until 2 September. The shortlist jury session is now planned for 5 September in Cologne. The final jury session will be postponed to a new date and location to be announced. We will do this in close contact with all our cooperation partners and friends, and especially with all the photography festivals where the shortlisted books should be exhibited.
We will still do our very best to show all shortlisted books at several international photography events as planned in Melbourne (Australia), Zagreb (Croatia), Dublin (Ireland), Istanbul (Turkey), Cluj (Romania), Aarhus (Denmark), Madrid (Spain), Angkor (Cambodia), Rome (Italy), Milan (Italy) and more (to be announced). Read our terms and conditions here. Entries will be open now until 2 September 2020.
Our constant connectedness, the beeping and buzzing and invitations to digitally watch too, causing us to become multitaskers. Corona is here to stay and is taking its social toll. The abundance of live conferences, meetings, readings, performances, exhibitions is wearing us out and creates digital overload. But how else to reach out to our peers and public alike?
Therefore we seek project proposals that touch upon this theme. Please send us your individual or collective proposal that should include max. 2 pages A4 project introduction to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for keeping in touch.
From SEA Foundation
The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (German Photography Society, DGPh) have joined forces to promote academic exchange in the field of photography. As part of their collaboration, the “DGPh History of Photography Research Award”, originally established in 1978, will be replaced by two separate awards for research and for innovative publications, awarded every two years.
Young researchers’ innovative power and creativity have a significant impact on how photography is perceived and reflected upon. The “Thinking Photography. DGPh Research Award” is awarded for approaches in the humanities, cultural or social sciences which make an exceptional contribution to photography research. Academic research projects as well as independent publications introducing fresh research perspectives to the medium of photography qualify for the €3,000 prize. Works committed to venturing beyond disciplinary or methodological boundaries and open to new methods and questions are of particular interest.
Photography is no longer debated and reflected upon exclusively in scientific publications – an innovative digital culture of discussion has permeated the field of photography. The second new award “Writing Photography. DGPh Prize for Innovative Publication” recognizes shorter formats such as blogs, columns and reviews, online publications and those creatively merging text and photographic material. The winner will receive €1,000 in prize money.
An international jury will select the awards’ recipients. The award ceremony will be held every two years as a joint public event organized by the DGPh and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation.
We look forward to numerous submissions of digitally or analogously published articles from the past two years. The submission deadline for both prizes is September 30, 2020. Details on this and the application documents can be found here: www.dgph.de/preise
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation
The Cologne-based Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie e.V. (German Photography Society, DGPh) works to promote and examine the cultural interests of photography and related imaging. Its activities are focused on the various fields of application in art, science, education, journalism, across industries and politics as well as their links and interactions. As the central authority for communicating ground-breaking achievements in the field of photography to the public, it awards several prizes and distinctions. More Information: www.dgph.de
The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation is a non-profit foundation based in Frankfurt. It is responsible for the development of the Art Collection Deutsche Börse, a collection of international contemporary photography, whose works range from the mid-20th century to the present. In addition to collecting, exhibiting and promoting photography, the foundation’s central activities include awarding prizes and scholarships and fostering academic exchange. More Information: www.deutscheboersephotographyfoundation.org
Thinking Photography. DGPh Research Award
Writing Photography. DGPh Prize for Innovative Publication
Deadline: 30 September, 2020
OPEN STUDENT CALL
In addition to the regular open call, Noorderlicht has launched an international Open Student Call for the upcoming festival ‘Generation Z’, to give the generation central to the festival a voice. Students who use lens-based media are asked to express their vision of the future in a single image, in the light of the crisis in which the world finds itself. These images will get a place in the festival.
In recent weeks we have seen a large dose of creative images pass, by people who give substance to their temporary quarantine, who are looking for activities to combat boredom or for ways to speak out. This special time brings to light an unprecedented inventiveness. Humour breaks through the tension, connects and gives us the mental space to put things into perspective.
However, visualizing what this crisis means for us, what it does to us mentally and how it affects our vision of the future is of a completely different order. By letting lens-based students from all over the world reflect on this, we hope to gain insight into the future expectations of a generation. The submitted images will be presented as a futurama in the festival.
Please note: this is about a single shot futurama. You are asked to make one image, that reflects what the current situation in the world personally does or mean to you. Participating in the call also means participating in the festival. By submitting an image, you give Noorderlicht permission to use your image on its website and social media, of course with credit lines.
Send your submission to email@example.com before 1 June 2020 and use a file service such as WeTransfer if the image is too large to send as an email attachment.
File format: maximum (native) resolution of your camera, so we can print in large format. RGB, high res JPEG or TIFF, ready to print. The file name contains the name of the author, a title and / or a caption.
– a brief summary (about 50 words) on the image
– your name and year of birth
– your nationality
– where you currently study visual media
– links to your social media channels
– URL of your website (if applicable)
The Noorderlicht Internationaal Fotofestival 2020 takes place from 18 July till 20 September 2020. The theme of the festival is ‘GENERATION Z’. Dates subject to change.
A New Normal calls for photographers to respond to our current climate by using their medium to find joy, hope and beauty in times of stress, anxiety, and boredom. We want to see your best images made within a 2km radius of your house. Beyond that, the criteria are open to your interpretation.
Our favourite images will be paired with a commissioned piece of poetry and published in an online gallery on the District website as well as being featured in a printed zine as part of PhotoIreland’s TLP Editions.
Submissions are open now and will remain open for two weeks. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographers can submit up to 5 photographs to email@example.com
Images must be submitted as a WeTransfer link (anything else will not be considered)
Images must have been made following the beginning of quarantine
Images must have been made within a 2km radius of the photographer’s home
Images must be JPEGs, sRGB, 2000px on their longest side, 72dpi (anything else will not be considered)
Photographers must have access to high quality versions of their submitted files (A4 size (minimum) TIFF, Adobe RGB, 300dpi)
Deadline: Sunday 17 May
INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Submit your work to the Athens Photo Festival 2020
Athens Photo Festival 2020 is accepting submissions from artists and photographers for its exhibition program. The selected works will be exhibited at the Benaki Museum / Pireos 138, one of the most prestigious museums in Greece.The Festival will feature the work of emerging and established artists from all over the world, with the aim to reflect the diversity of photography and visual culture today. Exploring diverse cultural, artistic, social and political perspectives, Athens Photo Festival is committed to offering a dynamic platform for exchange of ideas, artistic expression and engagement with photography in all its forms.
The call is open to all the image-based genres, ranging from fine art and conceptual to documentary and photojournalism, installations, interactive and multimedia works. This year’s exhibition program will be composed of a diverse selection of over 80 image-based projects, selected through this international call for proposals.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the deadline to submit your work to the Athens Photo Festival has been extended until Thursday 14 May.