Ausschreibungen Workshops


Photonic Moments announces submissions to Portfolio Review 2014 that will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 6 and 7 June 2014. Submit your work until 10 May 2014!

Further Information



OPEN CALL for the 1st ViennaPhotoBookReview                                     

This year, we are very proud to announce that the 1st ViennaPhotoBookReview will take place one day before the festival starts, on Friday, June 13, 2014.

The Review

Publishers, gallery owners, curators, critics, and collectors representing small, mid-sized, and major venues from all over Europe, will gather in Vienna to review unpublished photo books. 30 photographers will be selected, who will then be given the opportunity to show their photobook dummies to 15 national and international reviewers.

Our goal is to offer talented photographers from around the world a forum to discuss their books with a wide range of photography experts, thereby producing a lively dialogue between the aspiring artists and the experts from various prestigious institutions.

Photographers will have one-on-one meetings with the reviewers. Each review session will last 20 minutes and we will limit the number of participants to assure that everyone receives six reviews each. It is a great way to network. Numerous photographers have walked away with opportunities to publish, exhibit, and sell their work after attending such reviews.


In addition to the primary reviews, we will organize two sessions of open reviews, the first session will only be open to the reviewers who will be selecting the winner of the 1st ViennaPhotoBookReview. All photographers booked for the review are nominees. The second open review will be open to the public. During the open reviews, the photographers will be able to engage in personal exchanges, talk about the presentations in greater detail, and have the opportunity to sell previously published books and small limited edition prints.

Saturday evening, the winner of the ViennaPhotoBookAward will be presented. The 1st prize is a book publication by AnzenbergerEdition (covers production costs of Euro 5000,-).

Level of work expected at the reviews

We strive to keep the level of work of participants high, but recent graduates and non-professionals are also welcome.


Gerry Badger (curator, author, photographer, London), Horacio Fernandez (curator, Madrid), Irène Attinger (Library of the Musée Européene de la Photographie, Paris) Klaus Kehrer (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg), Rainer Iglar (Fotohof, Salzburg), Hannes Wanderer (peperoni books, Berlin), Lia Wolf (bookshop Lia Wolf, Vienna), Dominique Kempers (bookshop Walther Koenig, Vienna), Calin Kruse (dieNacht publishing, Leipzig), Regina Maria Anzenberger (AnzenbergerEdition, Vienna), Michael Kollmann (photobook curator, OstLicht gallery, Vienna), more reviewers to be announced soon.

If you are attending the PhotoBookReviews event, you will be sent a FAQ sheet with lodging options for participants.

Refund and privacy policy

Because of the time-sensitive nature of reserving portfolio reviews, we will only be able to refund 100% of your registration fees until midnight, Friday, May 23th, 2014. Between May 24 and June 6, we will be able to refund 50% of your registration fees in case of cancellation, and after June 6th, no refunds will be made. If you decide to cancel your registration, you may not transfer/sell your spot to another person, instead, the open slot will go to the first person on the PhotoBookReviews waiting list.
Privacy: We are committed to protecting your privacy. We do not sell, trade, or rent your
personal information to others.


Attendees should be present in our waiting area at least 15 minutes before reviews. We reserve the option to allow others to take the review if attendees are not in the waiting area at the time the review is scheduled to begin.

Our review blocks are scheduled as follows:

•   10 am – 12:10 pm [six 20-minute review segments]

•   2:00 pm – 4:10 pm [six 20-minute review segments]

•   4:30 pm 1st Open Review for the reviewers

•   5:30 pm 2nd Open Review for exhibiting publishers and photobook collectors



Registration will open on the 1st of February. The deadline for the submissions is April 25, 2014. Out of all the submissions, 30 photographerswill be selected. To register, please send an e-mail with name, address, phone number, short artist bio, a brief project description (max. 800 character), and a pdf of your photobook dummy (max. 10 MB) to
The photobook dummy has to be unpublished and/or a maximum edition of 20.
Note: please bring your physical photobook dummy to the reviews!

The application is free of charge. The fee for successful applicants will be 120 € for 6 meetings and an open review.

There are no limitations regarding age or nationality. The conversationswill take place in German or English.

You can name up to three reviewers and we will try to plan accordingly, should you have any preferences for whom you‘d like to be reviewed by. The final groupings will depend on the reviewers and participants. The organizers reserve the right to allocate the times of the sessions.

The list of participants will be posted on on May 30th and participants will receive an e-mail with further information. Please note, your participation will not be fully confirmed until you have paid.


6 Meetings (20 min each): € 120 (incl. 20% VAT)


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VASA is an online Center for Media Studies

with a focus on photography and digital media art

VASA is proud to announce
Issue #5
VASA Journal on Images and Culture (VJIC)

The journal is designed as an open and free online publication.

VJIC Issue five Is Now Online

The VASA Journal on Images and Culture (VJIC) is the latest in what VASA does best: melding the world of scholarship with the media-rich and collaborative nature of the web. The VJIC is a peer-reviewed international online journal for multimedia manuscripts, book reviews, and portfolios in the areas of photography, digital media art, media and visual literacy, and visual culture. Each manuscript, review, and portfolio supports reader comments and discussion with the author and between readers.

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Summer Master Photography Classes
in Krakow Poland
August 12 - 16

VASA in cooperation with the Krakow School of Art is offering one week of
Master Photography Classes in Krakow, Poland.

VASA International School of Photography
The one week in Krakow includes master classes,
gallery visits, meetings with curators and directors.

Documentary Photography: Finding Your Story Tomasz Wiech, Poland
Reading Images: Rui Cepeda, England
Finding Your Photo Gallery: Susan Gamauf, Austria
Fashion Photography: Marzena Kolarz, Poland
Working the Streets: Roberto Muffoletto, USA
Surviving in the Photo World: Katarzyna Majak, Poland

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Registration deadline is 1 June
Classes are limited to 10 students
Inquires should be directed to


VASA launches the "Journal on Images and Culture" 

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