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PhotoTWENS 2019 Call. Deadline: May 26, 2019

Following the ever-increasing success of the previous editions, UNEXPOSED, the platform for photography, with the support of the city of Leuven, will be hosting the seventh edition of the PhotoTWENS photography exhibition at the Romaanse Poort Cultural Centre from 5 September up to and including 22 September 2019.

For the edition PhotoTWENS 2019 we are looking for photographic work by photographers from the age of 20 and under the age of 30 years. More specifically, we are interested in coherent series of between 3 and 5 photographs on a theme of your choice.

If you would like to take part in this selection process, kindly send your digital portfolio to info@unexposed.eu by 26 May 2019 at the latest.

An independent jury will make a selection from the photo series submitted.

For your convenience, you can find the conditions for participation, including the application form which must be completed in full in the following document.

New Photography Festival Call, Belgium. Deadline:Jan. 23, 2017

Next summer the Cultural Centre of Palethe will organize the first edition of a two-yearly international photo festival ‘Lens op de mens’ (Spotlight on people) in Overpelt (Belgium).

 All professional and keen amateur photographers from around the world are welcome in Overpelt to show their most photogenic work to a large public. For this edition the subject is the human portrait.



The competition is open for professional and amateur photographers of a high level.

  • The theme of the photos is ‘Lens op de mens’ meaning that photos have to be about people in the large meaning of the word. For example, photos can represent documentaries or art.

  • Every photographer can upload a maximum of 5 photos. Photos have to be taken in 2014, 2015, 2016 of 2017. The photographer has to pay a maximum of 20 euro incl. VAT for every photo uploaded to share costs.

  • You can submit photos up until midnight 23 January 2017.

  • Photos are selected by an international jury depending on photographic qualities. It is not possible to appeal against their decision.

  • The copyright of all images submitted remains with the copyright holder. However the Overpelt Photo Festival ‘Lens op de Mens’ reserves the right to use any of the images submitted, without payment, for display and publicity purposes for this and future Overpelt Photo Festival projects. It is vital that the candidate obtains the permission of the client and/or the copyright holder and any relevant model release forms, where appropriate before submitting the work.

  • Photos have to be submitted as jpg-files, compression High (10-12). The longest side of the pictures must be 50 cm (= 5906 pixels at 300 dpi).

  • The filename must be composed as:Name_First Name_Title_number.jpg

  • When the festival is finished and the exhibition is dismantled, the photographer can collect all photos. This will be between 18 and 28 September 2017 at set days and times. These will be advised at a future date. If the photographer doesn’t collect the photos, they will automatically become property of the organization. Photos selected for other exhibitions can’t be collected by the photographer.


  • All photos will be exhibited during the exhibition. The selected photos will be printed; all other photos will be digital.

  • The selected photos will be printed by the organization without any cost to the participating photographer.

  • The name of the photographer will be displayed under each photo by the organization. Logos of partners and sponsors can also be included under the photo.

  • Photos can be selected by the organisation and may be passed on to other exhibitions. These photos will remain property of the organization. We will notify the selected photographers by E-mail.

  • Any indecent or pornographic photos will be refused by the organization.


  • The selected photos are automatically entered into a competition. Prizes are awarded in different categories.

Awards for amateur photographers:
– gold
– silver
– bronze
– honorable mentioning

Awards for professional photographers
– gold
– silver
– bronze
– honorable mentioning

Prize for the most promising photographer younger than 30 years old.

Prize for the most artistic photo

Prize of the public:  Visitors to the exhibition will have the chance to vote for their favourite photo. During the closing ceremony the prize of the public will be revealed.

Participants agree to all rules when submitting photos



  • By submitting the photos and the registration document using WeTransfer the photographer gives permission for the submitted photos to be used at the international photo festival ‘Lens op de Mens’

  • Your registration will be accepted after the organisation receives the photo’s, the registration document and the payment.

Post-Doc Fellowship in Photo&Film. Leuven, Belgium. Deadline: March 15, 2012.

Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), May 01, 2012
Application deadline: Mar 15, 2012


Within the research project ‘Photofilmic images in contemporary art and
visual culture’ the University of Louvain (Université catholique de
Louvain, UCL), the Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography (LGC)
and the FNRS (Research Foundation – Wallonia/Brussels) invite
applications for a two years full time post-doctoral position.

The objective of the project is to understand the impact of photofilmic
structures in the production, the function and the perception of images
within contemporary art and visual culture. With Photofilmic images are
meant images that are generated on the basis of both photographic and
filmic processes. Consequently, they mingle different temporal, spatial
and perceptional realities. In this sense, they are transitional images
fluctuating between categories which were once attributed separately to
photography or film, such as stasis and movement, past and presence,
composition and narration. With the advent of digital technology,
photofilmic images are getting increasingly widespread in recent years.
Imovie, photosynth, AutoStitch and PhantaMorph for example are computer
software which allow to create animated images on the basis of
photographs. As such techniques are getting more and more important in
different domains of image production in popular culture and the visual
arts, the impact of photo-filmic images on our visual culture will have
wide reaching consequences for our use, our perception and our
understanding of images and thus for our view on the world given the
fact that our access to that what we call reality is to a large extent
mediated through images. For this reason, the project suggests a study
of photofilmic images, which goes beyond well-established frontiers
between the various disciplines and sectors where such images occur and
where they are discussed, in order to understand how exactly images
operate within our contemporary media society. This interdisciplinary
approach considers different domains such as visual art, cinema, and
popular culture and diverse academic disciplines such as film studies,
photography theory, art history, visual culture studies, and media
theory. Therefore, the following questions are fundamental: What
technologies are used in which contexts and for what purpose? What for
exactly have they been invented and how are they diffused and used in
different contexts? How they are perceived according to these different
contexts and uses?

The successful candidate is expected to advance his own research, and
to contribute to the activities of the project (publications,
organization of conferences, seminars, construction of image data base,
international contacts).

The salary of the post-doctoral position is based on the standards of
the Belgian National Science Foundation.

A PhD (completion not exceeding 6 years) in one of the following
Contemporary Art History – Visual Culture Studies – Media studies –
Film studies
Residence in Belgium is required.

Applicants are required to send a letter of motivation, a detailed CV,
two academic references, and a short account (max. 750 words) of their
research project as PDFs by e-mail to: Prof. dr. Alexander
Streitberger, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), FIAL – Place
Blaise Pascal 1, bte L3.03.13, B – 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

The closing date for applications is Thursday 15 March 2012.

The successful candidate will start on 1 Mai 2012.

For more information please have a look at the homepages of the
University of Louvain (UCL) (www.uclouvain.be) and the Lieven Gevaert
Centre (www.lievengevaertcentre.be) or contact Prof. dr. Alexander
Streitberger (alex.streitberger@uclouvain.be)