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Call for photo exhibition in Rotterdam. Deadline: Oct. 19, 2018

We call for entries from photographers and photographic artists with images that are dedicated to the theme

‘Winterreise’

This exhibition will be on view from November 14th until december 23th, 2018, in Galerie Sehnsucht. Jury this time, will be the gallerists themselves. It will show their own selection from the works that were submitted in the call. The deadline for the call is october 19th 24.00 hours 2018.

Since this call is for the last exhibition in the dark months of 2018 we have a challenging and exciting theme: Winterreise. Winter is a time of cosiness and warmth at home, and beautiful white landscapes, but can also be the bitter time of harsh coldness, desolation and discomfort. Picturalists like Stieglitz captured winter as harmless beautiful frozen landscapes, but you   only have to think of the photos of Josef Koudelka, the paintings by Caspar David Friedrich or Schubert’s famous Winterreise to know that wintertime is not necessarily the happiest time of the year. Josef Koudelka photographed scared dogs in abandoned winter parks and isolated wanderers fighting the snow, just as Friedrich painted this kind of scenes 200 years earlier. Schubert’s hero sets of in a dark and freezing winter night, mocked by ravens, to rid of his lost love. But on the other hand, Martin Parr had great fun capturing people during winterholidays, Inge Morath photographed winter most idyllically, and Agnus McBean enjoyed himself with making fun christmas cards.

What we are looking for, is artistic photography showing the feeling of a Winterreise. Of course you can send in your best winter landscape photo’s. But we want the Winterreise-exhibition also to be a timeless show, dealing with various emotions, feelings and atmospheres. Images of (lost) loves, romance, grief and hurt, happiness and loneliness, comfort and security, coldness, nature and trees, ravens and stray dogs and yes, of winter. Get inspired by the great masters of photography, by the music with its strong visual imagery (if you’d like the full text you can read it here, or listen here), or freestyle and follow your own ideas on the theme.

What will you show us?
Your work can be anything from a straight photograph, to manipulated and even drawn Photoshop projects, from alternative 19th century photographic techniques to modern, computer made images, as long as it’s based on one or more photographic images (no drawings or paintings) and you can show us how it looks by sending us a digital file. Learn how to participate and send us your best work by clicking here.

 

 

W http://www.galeriesehnsucht.com

E info@galeriesehnsucht.com

A Vijverhofstraat 34, Rotterdam, NL
More information: http://www.galeriesehnsucht.com

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The Van Eyck Call for Applications for Residency (Maastricht). Deadline: Oct. 3, 2016.

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Call for Applications: work period 2017

The Van Eyck invites artists, designers, photographers, architects, landscape architects, curators, writers, and thinkers to apply for a residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie for 6 up to 12 months. Participants are given the time and space that is needed to develop their talents, to discover as yet unexplored perspectives and delve into deeper layers of themselves. Start is beginning of April 2017. By mutual agreement, the residency can commence at a later date.

Participants receive amongst others:

  • a monthly stipend
  • a work budget
  • advise by a group of advisors, consisting of experienced artists, designers, curators and art critics, who will make regular studio visits
  • advise by different guest advisors who will make studio visits
  • access to well-equipped Labs (wood and metal, print, photo, video and new media, and a library), run by experts in their discipline

Participants are expected to:

  • engage, next to their work in the studio, in In-Labs and external projects
  • to settle in Maastricht or direct surroundings during their stay at the Van Eyck Institute

More info on: http://www.janvaneyck.nl/

All information about the application procedure; requirements, etc. can be consulted in English here. Please also check the FACT page

 

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Call for Applications: work period 2017

De Jan van Eyck Academie is een postacademisch instituut dat openstaat voor kunstenaars, ontwerpers, fotografen, (landschaps)architecten, curatoren, schrijvers, critici van over de hele wereld. Een verblijfsperiode aan de academie varieert van 6 tot maximaal 12 maanden. Start is begin april 2017. In overleg kan deze periode op een later tijdstip ingaan.

Deelnemers hebben o.a. de beschikking over:

  • een maandelijks stipendium
  • een werkbudget
  • een vaste groep adviseurs, bestaande uit ervaren kunstenaars, ontwerpers, curatoren en kunstcritici die regelmatig studiobezoeken afleggen
  • verschillende gastadviseurs die studiobezoeken afleggen
  • goed geoutilleerde labs (hout- en metaalbewerking, print, foto, video en nieuwe media en een bibliotheek, gerund door experts op hun vakgebied)

Van de deelnemers wordt o.a. verwacht:

  • dat zij, naast hun werk in de eigen studio, ook participeren in In-Labs en projecten met externe partners
  • dat zij zich vestigen in Maastricht of directe omgeving tijdens hun verblijf aan de Van Eyck

Informatie: http://www.janvaneyck.nl/

Alle informatie over de aanmeldingsprocedure, de vereisten, etc. is in het Nederlands hier te raadplegen. Check ook FEITEN elders op deze pagina.

 

Noorderlicht Photofestival Submissions. EXTENDED Deadline: Apr. 27, 2014

Deadline extended

Noorderlicht received recently the demand of many photographers for some more time for submitting material for An Ocean of Possibilities, the theme of the Noorderlicht Photofestival 2014. Noorderlicht and the Singapore International Photo Festival have therefore decided to extend their joint call with 4 weeks.
Your subsmission can be sent through 27 April, 2014.
Please visit our website for the theme text and the entry guidelines

Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2014 theme: An Ocean of Possibilities

Call for submissions!

Noorderlicht 2014 focuses on restless spirits. In a contemporary parallel to the vision of the Frisian author Jan Slauerhoff, the main exhibition looks at people around the world who want to think ‘outside the box’ and who, dissatisfied with the status quo, set out in search of alternatives. The exhibition will be presented simultaneously in the Fries Museum during the Noorderlicht 2014 International Photofestival and by the Singapore International Photofestival 2014.

Alternatives: for the established politics that has taken root at all levels of the society, for a global economy that is dominated by multinational companies and short-term profits, for traditions and religions that set out limits on what is permissible, for the ubiquitous tourist industry that offers us exotic adventures choreographed down to the last detail. These well-worn paths are at the same time barriers; overcoming them on a broad scale will require a social transformation, the beginnings of which are perceptible today at many levels.

An Ocean of Possibilities turns the spotlight on people who plot their own course. They may be individuals, small communities, businesses that think in terms of sustainability, or social enterprises. Whatever their form, they set out to realize a better future, not only for themselves but also for others, even if that means an uncertain outlook.

The subjects cited above – challenges in the fields of politics, economics, tradition, travel – are possible starting points for the photo series to be shown, although other points of departure are also welcome.

Jan Slauerhoff (1898 – 1936) is the best-known writer to come from the province of Friesland. He refused to accept the narrow minded bourgeois lifestyle, the status quo of his time, and opted for a restless, wandering life. As a ship’s doctor he roamed the oceans, visiting many countries in Asia (including ‘sweltering Singapore’), South America and Africa. Was his quest for a place where he felt at home in vain? His spirit never came to rest. In the end, he wrote: ‘I am at home only in my poems.’

An Ocean of Possibilities is being jointly curated by Noorderlicht and SIPF. We are seeking to present photographers from every continent. Submissions and suggestions of photographers and curators are welcome. These can be sent to the curator Wim Melis, via ftp (see website for details) or by email to pandora@noorderlicht.com, starting from the third week of January 2014 through March 30, 2014

For Submission guidelines, click here.

Please note! Due to the special collaboration with the Singapore International Photo Festival, we ask a contribution of 20 Euros per entry. Please keep an eye on our website for the procedure, it will be announced mid-January 2014.

Correspondence regarding the theme can be sent directly to the curator Wim Melis, at his email address: wim@noorderlicht.com.