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Moritz Neumüller (b. Linz, Austria, 1972) is a curator, educator and activist in the field of contemporary art. His artistic research practice goes under the name artecontacto, a project aimed at exploring art through all senses, in workshops, exhibitions and publications. Since 2010, he runs the The Curator Ship, a platform for visual artists.

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PWA Dummy Awards. Deadline: June 30, 2018

PWA Dummy Awards 2018

In collaboration with Kvadrat, Idea Books, Reflektor, and European Photography.

Submissions now open!

Welcome to the first Photobook Week Aarhus Dummy Awards, where book makers have the opportunity to be discovered by international publishers and experts, to be exhibited at international festivals and to win a complete book publishing! The same as all the other dummy awards out there? Yes and No.

Yes, because the first phase has been held very similar, so you can recycle your PDFs and Videos and send them in at no cost.

No, because we have two juries. The first one is comprised of experts around the globe who will choose 12 candidates from your digital submissions. We will send these 12 dummies in a box around the globe, so the jury members can see them, and then choose 3 finalists. These finalists will be invited to Aarhus to pitch their book projects to the second jury. The winner will receive the Award, which consist in the production, publishing and international distribution of the book.

Too confusing? Let’s go step by step!

Step One

Submit your Dummy as a PDF, together with a video, until June 30, 2018. Submission is free of charge.

Step Two

From these digital entries, an International Preselection Jury will put together a shortlist of 12 candidates, who will send their dummies to Aarhus.

Step Three

PWA will then send these 12 dummies to each jury member of the Award Jury, who will have a couple of days to look at the books before sending the box on to the next member. Once everybody has seen the dummies, the box returns to Aarhus, and the jury votes again, to find out the three finalists.

Step Four

The three finalists will be invited to come to Aarhus during the festival, and present their books to the Award Jury, and the general public. The final jury meeting will be held on October 6, and the winner will be presented that same evening, in a Gala.

All 12 shortlisted dummies will be exhibited at the Photobook Week Aarhus, at the Kvadrat showroom, and other selected venues.

Step Five

The winning book will be designed and produced with the help of three tutors. It will be published & distributed internationally by Photobook Week Aarhus, Reflektor and Idea Books. 50 books will be hand-delivered to experts around the globe. Selected finalists will be featured in the magazine European Photography and be exhibited at PWA 2019.

 

How to Submit

  • Submit your dummy as a PDF not bigger than 15Mb by email to pwa.dummy[at]gmail.com
  • Include a CV and bio of between 800 and 1200 characters.
  • If needed, specify any technical characteristics of the book.
  • You are welcome to include a video of the photobook if you have one already.

transeuropephoto PORTFOLIO REVIEWS ATHENS. NEW Deadline: June 1, 2018  

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS ATHENS_GREECE 

from 21th until 23th of June 2018 

at Onassis Cultural Centre (OCC) 

Deadline for applications: May 21th 

Call for photographers and 

visual artists, who use the photographic medium 

Get the opportunity to boost your career! 

http://www.transeuropephoto.eu

The 10 works that will be selected from Athens Portfolio Review, with another 20 from Helsinki and Madrid, 30 in total, will 

have the opportunity to participate from one to all three group exhibitions: in PHotoEspaña, The Finnish Museum of Photography and PhotoForum Greece in 2019. 

➢ be published in the Transeurope official magazine. 

show your audiovisual projection in PHotoEspaña (Madrid) and visit Unseen (Amsterdam) in 2018. 

➢ become part of FUTURES . 

70 selected photographers / 21 portfolio reviewers 

OCC _ venue address: 107-109, Syngrou Avenue, 117 45 Athens, Greece 

Pre-registration cost: 20 euros 

Before making the inscription, read How to participate Participation cost: 80 euros _ only the 70 participants who will be selected to take part in the portfolio reviews 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

1/Each selected photographer will have 8 meetings: 4 of its preference and the other 4 will be chosen randomly 

2/ The photographers have to submit at the TransEurope Webplatform, http://www.transeuropephoto.eu (after paying the pre-registration cost of 20euros and creating a user’s account) one series of work of 15 photos the most. 

We recommend you submit one series of work. 

However, you may submit two series, but in total the photographs can not be more than 15. 

3/ The pre-registration cost of 20euros can be paid with the following ways: 

i/ by paypal account (webplatform) 

ii/ by credit card (webplatform) 

iii/bank transfer. If you choose this way, please email us to send you the details of the TransEurope Bank Account. 

Georgia Gkini M. 0030 6977 64 11 48 / Info: athens@transeuropephoto.eu 

LIST OF CONFIRMED PORTFOLIO REVIEWERS: 

Matteo Balduzzi, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MuFoCO) in Milan, Founding Member of CAREOF _ Milan, Italy 

Sophie Bernard, Journalist at La Gazette de Drouot, Teacher, Independent Curator _ Paris, France 

Jim Casper, Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of LensCulture _ Amsterdam, The Nederlands 

Paul di Felice, Co-editor and Co-publisher of Café Crème, Co-organizer of the European Month of Photography in Luxemburg, Vice-President of the Administration Board of Mudam, Senior Lecturer Faculté des Lettres, des Sciences Humaines, des Arts et des Sciences de l’Education Université du Luxemburg _ Luxemburg 

Loes Van Harrevelt, Chief conservator and curator of Collections at Nederlands Fotomuseum _ Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

Nathalie Herschdorfer, Curator, art historian (specializing in history of photography) and Director of Museum of Fine Arts _ Le Locle Switzerland 

Audrey Hoareau, Independent Curator, Assistant Director of the Lianzhou Museum of Photography in Chine and Co-founder of the Red Eye platform _ France 

Ioannis Karlopoulos, Creative Director, Creative Consultant in publishing group _ Athens, Greece 

Joy Mardini, Art Advisor _ Beirut, Lebanon 

Shoair Mavlian, Director of Photoworks and responsible for curating the Brighton Photo Biennial 2018 _ Brighton, UK 

Ana Morales, Director of Production and Programs of La Fábrica and responsible of Professional Programs in PhotoEspaña _ Madrid, Spain 

TransEurope Project Coordinator_ Project leader 

Nestan Nijaradze, Co-founder and artistic Director of the Tbilisi Photo Festival _ Tbilisi, Georgia 

Jelena Pašić, Curator, Writer and Art historian. Culture professional at Office for Photography_ Zagreb, Croatia 

Nissan N. Perez, Independent Consultant, Curator of Exhibitions and Publications, Photography historian, Director of the Moi Ver archive and co-founder of the KIPA photography award _ Mevaseret Zion, Israel 

Tiina Rauhala, Chief curator at the Finnish Museum, responsible for the museum gallery’s program for the emerging photographers, Co-founder of the Festival of Political Photography (PVF) 

TransEurope Project Coordinator _ Helsinki, Finland 

Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Associate Professor at the School of Fine and Applied Arts, and coordinator of its Visual Sociology and Museum Studies Lab, Member of the Board of Directors of the “International Association of Photography and Theory” (IAPT) _ Nicosia, Cyprus 

Ivana Tomanović, Curator of exhibitions and publications, Associate professor at the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad and Alpha University Belgrade _ Belgrade, Serbia 

Dimitris Tsoumplekas, Creative consultant for a publishing group, Artist, Professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts _ Athens, Greece 

Sandra Vitaljić, Artist, Educator and Artistic Advisor at Organ Vida Photography Association and Festival. Professor at the Cinematography Department of the Academy of Dramatic Art _ Zagreb, Croatia 

Transeurope is a new European platform addressed to emerging or mid-career, professional photographers and visual artists. The goal is to facilitate access to professional opportunities, to develop their skills via new tools and new media, as well as to create the conditions for greater transnational circulation of their works. The program starts with preparatory workshops, followed by three portfolio reviews and three group exhibitions accompanied with a publication in 2019. You can find all the information here 

TransEurope activities include: 

Web platform – http://www.transeuropephoto.eu 

14 preparatory training workshops in 2018 

Portfolio reviews: Helsinki (16-18.5), Madrid (4-5.6) and Athens (21-23.6) 

Three group exhibitions in 2019 

Magazine with 30 selected participants in 2019 

Keep track of all the activities and all the latest news by clicking here! 

TransEurope Portfolio Reviews Athens _ 21st – 23rd of June 2018 at 

Onassis Cultural Centre 

Venue address: 107-109, Syngrou Avenue, 117 45 Athens, Greece TRANSEUROPEPHOTO©2017 

Fotograf Open call. Deadline: June 15, 2018

Fotograf Opencall

Fotograf issues an open call for professionals, amateurs, and students who are invited to submit their photo projects that will be published in a printed issue of the Fotograf magazine.

The projects may be related to this year’s theme of the festival and magazine, “Non-work: Occupied by Leisure Time” – where that means any activity on the border between so-called free time and work. What is a leisure time? How does this socially constructed scheme affect our perception? Projects that are not related to the topic, but represent a distinctly defined project of an independent and non-commercial character will be accepted as well.

Submission terms and conditions:

  • Project – images in one PDF file.
  • Text: the project description (max. 1 x A4), the author’s portfolio, and CV (including contact information).
  • Send your projects to email: info@fotografnet.cz and write “OPENCALL” in the email subject line.
  • Any email attachments must be properly identified – the file names should begin with your last name and then first name.
  • The number of projects submitted by one author is not limited.


The deadline for the competition submissions is June 15, 2018.

The participation fee per project is CZK 450 / EUR 18.

Instructions:
Please send the fee to the following bank account number: 2800358798/2010,
IBAN: CZ8420100000002800358798
BIC code/SWIFT: FIOBCZPPXXX
(please add “OPENCALL_surname” in the note)

The four winning projects will be published in the next two issues of Fotograf (October 2018 and May

2019). Fotograf magazine is one of the leading global magazines devoted to photography and contemporary art. It is distributed to 25 countries around the world.

The winner will be chosen by the jury whose members include Pavel Baňka, Jen Kratochvil, Louise Fedotov-Clements, Moritz Neumüller, Josephine Pryde, Tereza Rudolf, Marie Sarycheva and Tereza Zelenková.

The winners will be announced no later than June 28, 2018 on www.fotografmagazine.cz

For more information, contact info@fotografnet.cz.

Open Call for Photo Israel. Deadline: June 15, 2018

Open Call for Artists – 2018 International Photography Festival

We are excited to launch an open call for exhibiting at the 6th international Photography Festival that will take place in November 2018 in Tel-Aviv.
For the first time in this format, we will be happy to see works and explore ideas to be exhibited at the festival. It is also the first time that we invite artists from various media, not only photographers, to submit their proposals.

Artists working with photography, video, performance, and multimedia, from all over the world and in all stages of their career are invited to send proposals for existing or planned works on this year’s theme – relations.
The subject of relations, on the numerous worlds and interpretation associated with it, has always been a central subject matter for artists, curators, and scholars. In the upcoming festival, we wish to explore this theme from different angles, as well as its relevance in today’s world, and the new ways it can be represented.A panel of art professionals will review the proposals and select the participating artists.
The selected works will be exhibited at the festival’s thematic exhibition, or as special projects at the festival.
Submission deadline: June 25, 2018
* An application fee of $15 includes a registration fee and free entrance to the Photography Festival to all submitting artists.

Open Call for Submissions

Artist-in-Residence Program in Georgia. Deadline : May 20, 2018

Program Description:

Founded by artist-curator Ria Keburia, RK residency is located in an “Ambassadori” hotel in a culturally diverse and densely populated neighborhood in the heart of Tbilisi, Georgia and in a calm countryside of Kachreti, Georgia that easily inspires creative process. Ria Keburia Gallery in Tbilisi and Kachreti “Ambassadori” Hotel provides space and time for artists to create new body of work in a unique and supportive environment.

the spaces are unique, providing residents with opportunities to connect and interact with other artists in the city, to create or visit art exhibitions, meet and interact with local art scene, to teach classes or workshops . . .or just time to focus on their work. The final outcome of the residency will be a group show featuring the works (performance, installation, landart, mixmedia/transmedia…) created by resident and local artists on this year’s theme, which is:

Resistance as the way of survival

“Contemporary human is a willing victim of the consumerist world. in a materialistic world, our will to survive is the moving force, it pushes us to be a part of this endless net.

Reality, based on the consumerism, transforms our line of thought, the value systems, our necessities, our goals… it dictates our decisions, forces us to fit ourselves in the frames it has created.

During the residency, artists will answer the question: which tools can be used to protect our fragile, inner selves from the wildness of today, and which ways can lead to our resistance to the consumeristic order, how it is possible to follow our real desires, while not ignoring the outside world, not hiding, nor being lost in it.”

Disciplines: Animation, Dance, Design (Fashion, Applied arts…), Video, Installation, Land Art, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile.

Location: Ambassador Hotel Tbilisi, Georgia or Ambassador Hotel Kachreti, Georgia

Deadline: 20 May, 2018

Duration: from 2 weeks to 1month

Eligibility: We welcome visual artists, performance artists at any stage of their careers or any kind of creative thinker interested in collaborating with local artists and designers in order to explore and expand their work in the most experimental and innovative way.

Support: Ria Keburia Gallery covers travel to and from Georgia (up to 400 euro from Europe and back; up to 1000 euro from and to outside Europe), housing in a unique environment, at AMBASSADORI 5 stars hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia or in Kachreti, Georgia- 100 km eastern from the capital in the region well known for its wine-making history, traditions and mind-blowing landscapes.

Stipend of 800 euro, production costs, presentation and press coverage is what we offer to the selected artist.

Please download the application HERE

Please see website www.riakeburia.com for detailed information on rooms, offers, and application process. If you have questions, email residency@riakeburia.com

KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award. Deadline: April 4, 2018

On February 16, 2018, celebrating the centenary of the restored Independence of Lithuania, in collaboration with LensCulture, KAUNAS PHOTO festival launches an Open Call for its 15th edition, offering an array of opportunities for Photographers from inclusion to festival program, artistic residencies to the New KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award, consisting of a solo exhibition at the largest photography gallery in the Baltic States, Kaunas Photography Gallery, and 2500 EUR monetary prize.

Kaunas Photo festival opening week – September 5-9, 2018.

Works accepted from February 16 to April 4, 2018, no extensions.

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