Category Archives: Deadline 07/2014


All professional photographers, photo-artists, and students of photography are invited to submit work. A jury of experts will elect the most compelling photographic positions from all entries. These will be shown in the exhibition CHANGING Realities at the Berlin-Alexanderplatz subway station and rewarded with an expense allowance of 250 Euro.

THEME: In recent years, Europe has shown itself mainly as a Europe in crisis. However, it is interesting to tell the many other stories: those of the small utopias and grand visions which have been implemented in everyday life. Alternative housing concepts, the careful use of natural resources, renewable energy and organic farming, humane migration policies, a globally equitable distribution of wealth, and the protest movements of civil society – all works focussing on ideas, initiatives and models, developed by individuals and groups on these subjects are welcome.

A jury of experts will elect 20 photographic positions from all the properly submitted entries for the exhibition at the Alexanderplatz.

Submission fee: 15€.

Deadline: July 30, 2014.

More info:

OPEN CALL FROM EMERGENCY! Deadline: July 25, 2014

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The EMERGENCY! collective is a a team of three curators and researchers in the field of art created in 2011. They conceive of artistic and curatorial practices as possibilities for intermediation and connection; the creative act is for them a catalyst for links among social, artistic and cultural communities, aiming for a subjective reinvention of life.

They have been invited for a residency at the Fonderie Kugler in Geneva from 7 to 18 October 2014, and they wish to seize this occasion to further the development of their ideas. The basis of their collective is the abolition of hierarchies and disciplinary frontiers; this strategy seeks to bring to light pluralistic forms of collaboration. In this spirit they are launching a call for projects to try and produce during these eleven days a space for independent culture, where dialogue and shared experience are at the heart of each moment.

They invite you to propose a project that could be developed in the course of two or three days, during which the public and other participants in the global event could assist and eventually intervene in the different stages of its realization. Proposals for one-time interventions such as film projections or ephemeral events linked to EMERGENCY! will also be taken into consideration.

EMERGENCY! invokes urgency, but it is also linked to the figure of what emerges. The present moment through which our society is passing is marked by an uncertainty and melancholy produced by the collective experience of successive crisis. The new institutional sensibility towards suffering makes us understand that the economic crisis is the cause for most pathologies. Moreover, the individuation of action accentuates the pressures on subjectivities. Society is perceived as an experience of unpredictable change, without a collective project, leaving the individual to his/her autonomy.

For them, all of these circumstances are signs of urgency; it is a call for immediate action. They feel it is necessary and pressing to move toward the emergence of new ways of being together and of being with the world. It is about bringing out new phenomena or making a new concept appear, in conditions where such an occurrence would not have been predictable. “To live means to be cruel and ruthless with everything that is old and weak in us”. Why not assume a condition of lightness, another state of mind, the same condition that one reaches at certain fleeting moments in life such as when dancing with abandon?

If you feel an affinity with what they have described in these few lines, send them a diagram/outline/text describing what you would like to do, as well as a portfolio with  some examples of your work to

Applications will be received until 25 July 2014.

People selected for EMERGENCY! ♯2 will be provided with accommodation and hospitality during their stay.


—– Version en français —– (english version above)

EMERGENCY! collectif est une équipe de trois curatrices et chercheuses en art. Elles conçoivent les pratiques artistiques et curatoriales comme une possibilité d’intermédiation et de connexion. La création est pour elles un catalyseur de liens entre des communautés artistiques, sociales et culturelles, qui vise à une réinvention personnelle de la vie.

Invitées en résidence à la Fonderie Kugler à Genève du 7 au 18 octobre 2014, elles veulent saisir cette occasion pour continuer à développer leurs idées. Le fondement de leur collectif est l’abolition des hiérarchies et des frontières disciplinaires, stratégie qui cherche à mettre en lumière des formes plurielles de collaboration. C’est pourquoi elles lancent un appel à projets pour tenter de produire pendant ces onze jours un espace de culture indépendant, où le dialogue et le partage seraient au coeur de chaque instant.

Elles vous invitent à proposer un projet qui se déroulerait sur deux ou trois jours, auquel le public et les autres participants au projet global pourraient assister et éventuellement intervenir lors des différentes instances de la réalisation. Cependant, des propositions ponctuelles comme une projection de film ou tout autre évènement éphémère en lien avec Emergency pourront bien sûr être retenues.

EMERGENCY ! veut dire urgence, mais se réfère aussi à l’idée d’émergence. Le moment actuel que notre société traverse est marqué par l’incertitude et la mélancolie du vécu collectif des crises successives. La nouvelle sensibilité institutionnelle à la souffrance fait comprendre que la plupart des pathologies sont dues à la crise économique. Ensuite, l’individualisation de l’action accentue les pressions sur les sujets. La société est perçue comme expérience du changement imprévisible, sans projet collectif, laissant l’individu à son autonomie.

Pour leurs, tout ceci marque une urgence qui appelle à l’action immédiate, elles ressentent comme nécessaire l’émergence de nouvelles formes de l’être ensemble, mais aussi de l’être avec le monde. Il s’agit de la mise en évidence de nouveaux phénomènes ou l’apparition d’un concept nouveau, dans des conditions qui ne le laissaient pas prévoir. « Vivre veut dire être cruel et impitoyable contre tout ce qui est vieux et faible en nous ». Pourquoi ne pas adopter une condition de légèreté, un état d’esprit autre, celui qu’on arrive à atteindre à certains moments furtifs, comme par exemple lorsqu’on danse?

Si vous observez et ressentez une affinité avec ce qu’elles developpent dans ces quelques lignes, envoyez une esquisse/schéma/texte de ce que vous aimeriez faire, ainsi qu’un portfolio avec quelques exemples de votre travail à l’adresse suivante:

Les candidatures seront acceptées jusqu’au 25 juillet.

Les personnes sélectionnées pour EMERGENCY! ♯2 pourront bénéficier d’un hébergement/hospitalité durant leur séjour.

ArtSlant: Curator’s Open Call. Deadline: July 19, 2014

ArtSlant has partnered with EXPO CHICAGO to present an open call for curators called Curator’s Open. One user’s My List will be selected to mount at EXPO CHICAGO this September by a panel of influential curators including Independent Curator, Audrey Illouz, Maiza Hixson, the DCCA Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art, overseen by EXPO CHICAGO’s Director of Programming, Patricia Courson.

As an ArtSlant user, you are able to create My Lists. My Lists are your way to create collections of artwork; for inspiration, for future reference, or even your gallery night out. Curator’s Open makes use of this tool. First, you will be taken to a search page which presents artwork from members of the ArtSlant Community. To begin, just click on enter Curator’s Open from your profile or go to the Contest tab in your My Page. When you find something you like, add it to your Curator’s Open My List. Complete your entry by adding more works until you are satisfied with your exhibition. Save your selections by clicking the submit button. Then just add your exhibition title, exhibition proposal and exhibition history. First timers are most welcome but professionalism will be a key component in the selection of the winning proposal.

“You design the booth.
You select the artists.
You choose the artworks.

We mount the exhibition at one of the world’s major art fairs.”

At the time of submission, a $15 administrative fee will be applied.

More information and instructions:


IMMA’s residency provides opportunities for artists, curators, critical writers and art professionals to research and develop their practices, it supports both emerging and established professionals, working in any medium by application or invitation and is open to Irish and international applicants. The duration of residencies at IMMA can range anywhere from two months up to six months.

The residency is a unique programme which is submerged in the urban context of contemporary Irish culture, housed and mentored onsite at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, this prime location offers a natural catalyst for contemporary creativity and dialogue. The Museum’s Collection, Exhibitions, Education and Community Programmes, National Programme, Talks and Lectures, and 17th-century architecture and grounds all provide a dynamic starting point for participants to expand and explore their studio practice and potentially develop new avenues of research where IMMA residents can tap into the many resources available to them.

Participants have opportunities to engage in public conversations and open studio events during their time at IMMA, artists can propose to the Museum the dissemination and manifestation of their art practice through various contexts that may come to light during their time spent at IMMA. The live / work location onsite offers opportunities to participants to meet with the public, art professionals, the local community and colleagues to expand practices and discourses. The aim of the residency is to generate a fresh creative space for participants at a crucial point in their career (whether they are emerging or established art professionals), to provide access to Museum personnel and resources, and for the participating artists to leave IMMA with expanded possibilities, new networks and in some cases even new works. The residency provides a professional platform for international artists, curators, critical writers and art professionals to come and live in Dublin for a concentrated period of time within an affordable and creative context alongside participating Irish artists.

The residency operates in converted coach houses adjacent to the main Museum building. There are eight studios at IMMA, four loft spaces (two large, one medium & one small) and four large ground floor spaces. There is a communal house called the Flanker Building which has five bedrooms, two kitchens, two bathrooms and can facilitate live-in wheel chair access on the ground floor. There are also three self-catering apartments above some of the studios. Laundry facilities are provided onsite. Each studio and complementary accommodation comes with a phone line, full internet access, heating and electricity. All studios are equipped with heating facilities, basic tool kits, desk lamp and phone.

In 2014 IMMA’s onsite residency is expanding its actvities to complement the many ways that art practitioners develop and research their practices. The residency comprises of both invited and open strands of programming and supports arts projects within the Museum, nationwide and internationally. Through the provision of excellent working and living conditions at IMMA the residency works to intersect and connect with arts practitioners such as visual artists, critical writers, curators, architects, creative institutions etc. From short research trips to long studio based projects it covers a wide range of activities all vital to the growth and expansion of individual and institutional development.

More info:

Deadline: July 30, 2014


The Luminary Residency Program supports exceptional emerging artists, curators and critics engaging the world of contemporary art by providing dedicated time and a supportive working environment. The program is open to all artistic, curatorial and critical practices but uniquely supports the research, development and presentation of work that utilizes innovative forms and unconventional structures such as alternative spaces and economies, publications and writing, archives, collaborations, artist-led projects and socially engaged practices.

The Luminary staff work closely with each resident to facilitate the space, knowledge and collaborative opportunities (with artists, curators, local residents and other organizations) necessary for their work. Residents are provided free housing, studios and opportunities for public engagement such as lectures, solo exhibitions, studio visits and workshops. Residencies are available year-round from one week up to three months.

Applications are due next July 31st, 2014 for residencies January – June 2015.

Application fee: 25$

More info:

CALL FOR SHORTS. Deadline: July 21, 2014

Screencity Lab in collaboration with Interactionfield is preparing an urban screening event in the context of the Waterpieces Festival ( and the Riga City Festival 2014 (, part of the European Capital of Culture program.

We are looking for videos to be selected according to following sections:

City as context
A collection of shorts (video art, animation, live action) made for the medium of urban screen to be played in a the city context of the centre of Riga. Set into the everyday life, the videos should work without sound and catch the attention of a heterogeneous audience passing by.

– the video will be screened for 2 days without sound in a loop
– maximum length: 5 minutes

City as a character
A collection of narrative shorts (video art, animation, live action) in which the city acts not just as a background but as a character in the story. We want to show how the urban environment that surrounds us plays an important role in our way of life and shapes our thinking and perception.

– the video will be screened with sound as a single screening event
– maximum length: 10 minutes

General submission requirements
– video format: H.264/MPEG-4
– one hi-res still image
– submitted works must be accompanied by the entry form
– for the selection process please send a link to your video or send the file to the attention of Lorenzo Gerbi preferably via WeTransfer –

The screening will be around 15-17 August 2014

DEADLINE: 21 July 2014

More info: and


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Crossing borders and shifting boundaries: Architecture

The contest’s next edition, titled Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries: Architecture will focus on diverse countries and on how the migratory movements (crossing borders and boundaries) have influenced the places and people (identities) of those countries, always bearing in mind the mentioned categories: Architecture, City and Territory. This will certainly lead to several photography projects and critical analyses, which will explore how architecture is transformed, how it reflects different hybrid cultural identities in many countries and how all of this interacts with and affects our cities. Thus, we are interested in photography and in projects that may reveal the multiple layers of history embedded in the architecture of cities from different parts of the world, showing how these cities are in constant evolution and how they define new forms of occupation of the available territory. We are also interested in understanding how social, economic and political systems and values affect the territory and its cities, as well as the way people live and work on those places.

The objectives of this contest are the strengthening of photography as an inquisitive instrument for architecture, searching for new talents and awareness towards photography and architecture both in Portugal and abroad, and moreover to raise a wider appreciation of our architectural, cultural and intellectual inheritance and promote the photography platform scopio Network ( This site shall also be used to publish the projects within the contest.

Photographic projects should be submitted through scopio network platform, with the following elements:

− Title
− Text body with: Abstract (must not overcome 300-400 words) + Resume (must not overcome 2000 words), preferably bilingual or English only;
– Each project submitted to contest should contain a minimum of three and maximum of ten photographs;

In each edition of scopio magazine (annual), a project will be chosen through the promoted contests. The selection of the best work to be published in scopio magazine’s first issue “Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries: Architecture”.

Pedro Gadanho, Curator, MOMA.
Valeria Carullo, Curator, The Robert Elwall Photographs Collection RIBA British Architectural Library.
Marco Iuliano, Associate Professor, University of Liverpool, School of Architecture.
Jenny Feray, Photographer, Coordinator of the Photography Master, School of Arts, Ucp.
Ângela Ferreira, Curator, Director of Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal.

Crossing borders and shifting boundaries

The first Edition of SCOPIO International Photobook Contest has as title “Crossing Borders, Shifting Boundaries” and its results will be published in scopio Photobook collection.

This contest is focused on building visual narratives based on city space’s physical and conceptual configurations – between urban and architecture – and of how people, in their daily life and work, appropriate, accommodate and challenge city spaces.

To be considered eligible for the contest, the participants should send us the following elements:
– physical book dummy;
– 3 original prints (300mm x 240mm – vertical or horizontal format);
– the digital version of the 3 prints sent + cover – (to divulge through our site)

Please, note that to participate in this contest all participants should be registered in the platform scopio network where is mandatory the submition of an abstract (max. 300-400 words, preferably bilingual or English only) and the digital version of the 3 prints sent + cover;

The organization will select a set of self-published Dummies to be part of the CITYZINES showcase in scopio Network.

scopio Sophia

scopio Sophia collection is specifically designed to address theoretical work, and it aims to be the publishing medium for a set of exploratory and critical texts on image in the broad sense, i.e. comprehending the worlds of design, photography, film, video, television and new media.

The etymology of the word “sophia” is closely linked to the concepts of sapience and wisdom: (Greek Σοφία, “sofía”) it is what the “wise person” has, and this word is also derived from philo+sophia (“love of wisdom”). We are interested in making scopio Sophia a mentis instrumenta capable of extending our critical knowledge and questioning the universe of image in an innovative way.

The purpose of scopio Sophia collection is to publish a set of theoretical and critical texts on image in book format; these texts can either be taken from sections of scopio magazine or submitted by new authors and other R & D national and international centers, through a call for papers. The aim is to challenge different artists and creators to publish original articles, reviews, book reviews and other texts of interest and value to this collection.
SCOPIO Sophia publishes one issue a year in five languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.

DEADLINES: July 15, 2014.

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Atravessando fronteiras, deslocando limites: Arquitectura

A próxima edição do concurso, intitulado Atravessando Fronteiras / Deslocando limites: Arquitetura, incidirá sobre diversos países e sobre a forma como os movimentos migratórios (que atravessam as fronteiras e deslocam limites) têm influenciado os lugares e as pessoas (identidades) dessas regiões, tendo sempre em mente as categorias mencionadas: Arquitetura, Cidade e Território. Acreditamos que a temática do concurso incentivará e levará à criação de projetos de fotografia e textos de análise crítica que procuraram compreender e explorar a forma como a Arquitetura se transforma, como reflete as diferentes e híbridas identidades culturais de muitos países e de como tudo isso interage e afeta as cidades contemporâneas. O nosso interesse é o de encorajar séries fotográficas capazes de revelar as múltiplas camadas de história embutidas na arquitetura das cidades de diferentes partes do mundo, mostrando a sua riqueza multifacetada e de como essas cidades estão em constante evolução e de como eles definem novas formas de ocupação do território. Estamos também muito interessados em compreender como os sistemas e valores sociais, econômicos e políticos afetam o território e suas cidades, bem como a forma como as pessoas vivem e trabalham nesses lugares e se apropriam desses espaços e arquitetura.

Os objectivos deste concurso são o de reforçar e incentivar a fotografia como um instrumento de pesquisa sobre o universo da arquitetura e a forma como as pessoas se apropriam dos espaços onde vivem e trabalham. Interessa-nos encontrar e divulgar novos talentos e despertar a consciência crítica sobre a fotografia de arquitetura, tanto em Portugal como no estrangeiro e, além disso, contribuir para uma maior apreciação e divulgação da nossa herança arquitectónica, cultural e intelectual, perceber que as culturas são organismos vivos que se transformam e desenvolvem, bem como promover a plataforma de fotografia scopio network que é também é utilizada para publicar os projetos do concurso.

Em cada edição da scopio magazine (anual), é publicado um projecto vencedor de cada concurso e, se existirem menções honrosas, serão também publicados. A seleção dos melhores trabalhos a serem publicados na primeira edição da scopio magazine “Atravessando Fronteiras, Deslocando Limites: Arquitetura”.

Os projectos fotográficos devem ser submetidos através da plataforma scopio network, com os seguintes elementos:
− Título
− Corpo de texto com: Sinopse (não mais que 300-400 palavras) + Resumo (max. 2000 palavras), preferencialmente bilingue ou apenas em inglês;
– Cada projecto submetido deve conter um mínimo de três fotografias e um máximo de dez.

Pedro Gadanho, Curador, MOMA.
Valeria Carullo, Curadora, The Robert Elwall Photographs Collection RIBA British Architectural Library.
Marco Iuliano, Professor Associado, University of Liverpool, School of Architecture.
Jenny Feray, Fotógrafa, Coordenadora do mestrado em Fotografia da Escola das Artes, Ucp.
Ângela Ferreira, Curadora, Directora dos Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal.

Atravessando fronteiras, deslocando limites

A primeira edição do concurso internacional scopio Photobook tem como tema “Atravessando Fronteiras, Deslocando Limites” e os resultados serão publicados na colecção scopio Photobook. O concurso incide na construção de narrativas baseadas em espaços de cidade e configurações conceptuais – entre o urbano e a arquitectura – e como as pessoas, no seu dia a dia, se apropriam do espaço, o transformam e desafiam os espaços de cidade.

Para participar neste concurso é obrigatório o envio dos seguintes elementos:
– o dummy fisico;
– 3 provas de cor (300mm x 240mm (formato vertical ou horizontal);
– versão digital das 3 provas de cor enviadas + capa (para divulgação através da nossa plataforma);

Por favor, note que para participar neste concurso todos os participantes têm que, obrigatriamente, registar-se na plataforma scopio network onde submeterão uma sinopse (max. 300-400 palavras, preferencialmente bilingue ou apenas em inglês) e a versão digital das 3 provas de cor enviadas + capa;

A organização irá seleccionar um conjunto de Dummies, livros de autor, que irão integrar a colecção CITYZINES e uma galeria da nossa plataforma scopionetwork.

scopio Sophia

A colecção scopio Sophia é especificamente dirigida para trabalhos de reflexão teórica, e pretende ser o suporte de divulgação para um conjunto de textos críticos e exploratórios sobre a imagem em sentido lato, isto é, incluindo os universos do desenho, fotografia, cinema, vídeo, televisão e novos media.

A etimologia da palavra sophia está muito ligada ao conceito de sapiência e de sabedoria: (em grego Σοφία, “sofía”) é o que detém o “sábio” e desta palavra deriva também philo+sophia “amor à sabedoria”. Interessa-nos que scopio Sophia seja como um mentis instrumenta capaz de aprofundar o nosso conhecimento critico e colocar questões de forma inovadora sobre o universo da imagem.

A colecção, que está aberta a diversos trabalhos académicos, será também um suporte de divulgação importante para certos trabalhos teóricos oriundos do centro de I&D da FAUP – CEAU – e do seu grupo de investigação CCRE. O intuito da colecção scopio Sophia é o de permitir uma publicação em livro de um conjunto de textos teóricos e de reflexão sobre imagem oriundos, por um lado, de certas secções da scopio magazine e, por outro lado, de novos autores e outros centros de investigação académica, nacionais e internacionais, que respondam à chamada de artigos. Uma publicação capaz de desafiar artistas e criadores diversos a publicar artigos originais, críticas, resenhas de livros e outros textos considerados de interesse e valor para esta colecção.

DEADLINES: July 15, 2014

Residencies for Scholars, Artists and Practitioners at ZKU, Berlin. Deadline: July 27, 2014

19 May 2014 – 27 Jul 2014

2 – 8 Months Residencies for Scholars, Artists and Practitioners at ZKU, Berlin

ZK/U releases its new Open Call, with the following deadline: July 27th, 2014

Application Process:

Open Call conceptual frame:

In the context of its research and residency program, ZK/U offers a ‘living & work’ space for artists, scholars and practitioners working in the fields of urban research, geography, anthropology, urbanism, architecture and the humanities.


The residency consists of furnished studio-apartments (half of which have private bathrooms), communal facilities, an open platform for public events, lectures, discussions, screenings, performances and presentations.

ZK/U organises various events which allow residents to present their work to a selected audience. The residency also organises monthly curator studio visits, one public group presentation per month, online and local promotion of the public events, and the opportunity for the residents to propose their own format.

For individual fellows, depending on the type of studio-apartment and the length of stay, the resident’s costs are between 500 and 800 euro per month. The price covers all utility costs and space usage.



Before applying read with care the Guidelines


Application form

Cord Prize for Photography. Deadline: July 13, 2014

A message about the new edition of the Cord Photography Prize:
“Dear All, 

We are very excited to announce the new edition of the Prize. You may have seen that we are collaborating with Source magazine in 2014, which adds a huge amount to the award; particularly the winning portfolio being published in the magazine with a commissioned essay! 

As last year the prizes consist of an individual first prize of $10,000, a second prize of $1,000 and a third prize of $500. Again, twenty-two artists will also be selected for online exhibition, and everyone submitting will receive a free one-year digital subscription to Source magazine.

The Judges are: Kate Bush (United Kingdom), a leading art curator and critic, specialising in international art and photography; Stefanie Grebe (Germany), visiting curator at the Ruhr Museum, Essen; John Duncan (Northern Ireland), an artist and editor of Source magazine since 1994 and Mariko Takeuchi (Japan), an independent curator, photography critic and associate professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design.
The objective of the award is to discover new work. Submissions are welcome from anywhere in the world and can include up to 16 images. The fee to submit is $30.

Very best wishes,
 EA Lindsay”

To find out more about the Source-Cord Prize visit:
for further questions email:

The award was established as the Cord Prize in 2013 by EA Lindsay, to support contemporary photography. The 2013 judges were Charlotte Cotton and Diana Edkins, and the first prize of $10,000 was won by Eva Stenram for her work Drape. In 2014 Lindsay formed a collaboration with Source magazine to create the Source-Cord Prize. Source is a leading photography magazine published in the UK since 1992.

POPCAP14 – Prize for Contemporary African Photography. Deadline: July 1, 2014

POPCAP ’14 – Call for Entries! is pleased to announce that POPCAP – the prize for contemporary African photography will be offered for the third time in 2014. POPCAP is awarded to photographic portfolios that are either produced in an African country or deal with a diaspora of an African country. Submissions to POPCAP are judged by a panel of 26 internationally-sourced judges, with the five winning entries exhibited internationally at a series of publicly accessible exhibitions. The award is open to photographers of any age or descent. There is no entry fee. Call closes July 1 2014.


POPCAP – The Prize

The prize comprises visibility for the winning artists. The five awarded works will initially be on display in an open air show in Basel, Switzerland. The mobile exhibition will then make its way to PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Ireland, from there to Berlin, Germany, then to the Cape Town Month of Photography, South Africa, to the LagosPhoto Festival, Nigeria and finally to Addis FotoFest in Ethiopia. POPCAP invites the winners to attend at least one of the shows personally. Besides the shows, the winners portfolios will be published in the POPCAP ‘14 catalog, in European Photography Magazine and their portfolio will be included in the directory for hand-picked photographers’ portfolios.

POPCAP – About

POPCAP aims to raise the profile of African photography in the arts, and provide more publicity for artists engaging with the African continent. The internationally-sourced panel of judges enables the promotion of African photography worldwide and helps to avoid geographically and culturally one-sided views of the portfolios. POPCAP also aims to cooperate with international exhibition partners in order to foster exchanges between the various initiatives.

At we are interested in the idea of balancing social media networking with “real world” networking through events such as POPCAP. was launched in 2009 by Berlin-based media artist Benjamin Füglister as an international online portal for the presentation of contemporary photographers’ portfolios and as an international directory of important festivals, creative publications and institutions for photography.

POPCAP – In Retrospect

POPCAP was first awarded in 2012, with five winners chosen from 140 submissions by a panel of nine internationally-sourced judges. In 2013 POPCAP received 360 submissions from 57 countries that were judged by 14 judges. 2014 will see offering the prize for contemporary African photography for the third time. The winning portfolios were exhibited in Basel, at PhotoIreland Festival and at LagosPhoto Festival.

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POPCAP ’14 – Partners

POPCAP is a grassroots organisation. We collaborate with a variety of partners in order to execute the POPCAP prize, exhibitions, workshops, talks and publications. We are happy to have received such good feedback regarding the 2012 and 2013 editions, which has enabled us to continue to foster relationships with both the old and new partners. If you are interested in joining our team of partners please contact us at

At we are always eager to discover new photography. Feel free to submit a link to your institution, festival or magazine to submission [at] or use our submission form to send us your portfolio for consideration. is an initiative from NEW HORIZON PRODUCTIONS – Agency for Culture. Follow on facebook or twitter.  /  Reichenberger Strasse 101  /  10999 Berlin, Germany
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