Kaunas Photo calling:
Urban Photography Wanted.
Submit your works now!
In 2016, KAUNAS PHOTO festival, as a part of the EU's "Creative Europe" co-funded Flâneur Network, is back with an open call, offering three fields of opportunities in one call for photographers from Europe and beyond:
1/3.Visibility of works on the database of urban photography, folioPORT for Flâneur.
folioPORT for Flâneur is a platform of call-for works for the KAUNAS PHOTO 2016, at the same time serving as a public resource of photography, related to street, urban life and public space. Once a photographer applies for participation for KAUNAS PHOTO 2016, his / her works will be visible to the international image community and researchers.
2/3. Inclusion in the KAUNAS PHOTO festival program
In 2016, the entire KAUNAS PHOTO festival adopted the topic of Flâneur: new urban narratives.
The EU co-funded project of the same title has enabled the festival to re-engineer its application platform folioPORT to match this particular purpose and its functionalities.
While photographers from all over the globe can submit their work, some parts of the KAUNAS PHOTO program will only consist of works by European photographers.
KAUNAS PHOTO 2016 events will start from June to the end of October, with the main week between September 6 and 11.
Works submitted to folioPORT for Flâneur can be selected for the following:
- Outdoor exhibitions in KAUNAS PHOTO festival, presented in squares in Kaunas, running from the mid-June to October;
- Exhibitions in galleries from August 19 to mid-October;
- Central exhibition at M.Žilinskas Art Gallery of the National M.K.Čiurlionis Art Museum (photographers from geographical Europe), from August 19 to September 19.
- KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2016 - solo exhibition at the Kaunas Photography Gallery from August 19 to September 15.
- Projection events, among them one open-air night with screens in the center and old town of Kaunas, inspired by the Nuit de l'Annee in Arles. Dates to be precised.
3/3. KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2016 Award
The winner of the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2016 title will be one of the TOP-4 photographers / artists. The TOP 4 positions will be decided by the mathematical calculation of the online votes of experts. The choice of the winner, since 2014 is done by a board of curators of KAUNAS PHOTO festival and Kaunas Photography Gallery, the host of the exhibition.
The winner receives:
- a solo exhibition at Kaunas Photography Gallery at a date proposed by the festival and the gallery,
- accommodation in Kaunas for up to 4 days at festival's designated hotel;
- return trip allowance of up to 300 EUR, based on the travel expense proofs tickets, invoices;
- coverage of transportation or production costs of the exhibition based on mutual agreement. KAUNAS PHOTO STAR exhibitions at Kaunas Photography Gallery tend to have a site specific character, therefore, every exhibition is regarded as individual. Its implementation requires a common work between the photographer / artist and the exhibition curator and architect.
Winners of previous KAUNAS PHOTO STAR award, who have held their exhibitions at KAUNAS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY (exhibition year follows the year of the title):
• Jeniffer Thoreson (USA, 2014)
• Andrejs Strokins (Latvia, 2013)
• Andrei Liankevich (Belarus, 2012)
• Luca Zanier (Switzerland, 2011)
• Eric Lusito (France, 2010)
Who can submit? What works?
All photographers, artists, regardless of their age, nationality and place of residence are invited to submit work.
Theme of the call
In 2016, photographers are invited by KAUNAS PHOTO festival to submit works on the theme "Flâneur: new urban narratives"
What should the works speak about?
The subject is vast, but to be sure not to distance from it, photographers must have in mind the following:
Flâneur - could be synonymous to "street photographer". The French noun flâneur, means "stroller", "lounger", "saunterer", or "loafer". Flânerie refers to the act of strolling, with all of its accompanying associations. Source - Wikipedia.
New - the work must be created in or after the year 2000 and deal with contemporary lifestyle. Both finished and works in progress are welcome;
Urban - the work must deal with the city, urban culture, civilization.
Narratives - the work needs to tell a visual, conceptual, documentary, story based on a phenomenon, location, person. It should reflect upon aesthetic, social, political, moral, economic or other types of issues.
How to submit work?
Join & Submit your work
Entries accepted until June 17, 2016
"Testament" exhibition of Jennifer B. Thoreson (USA), Winner of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR at Kaunas Photography Gallery. September, 2015
KAUNAS PHOTO organiser:
ŠVIESOS RAŠTAS, VšĮ
KAUNAS PHOTO Major Sponsors:
Lithuanian Council for Culture
EU Creative Europe
Open call for Evening Projections
International photo contest for Evening Projections in frames of Photonic Moments festival in Ljubljana
We are proudly announcing international call for submissions, open to all artists and photographers working in the field of contemporary photography. Selected works and series will be shown in frames of Photonic Moments – Month of Photography 2016 festival in Ljubljana as part of Evening Projections during the opening days of the festival (2-5 June 2016). The projections will take place in the magnificent venue of ZRC atrium in Ljubljana which will host the majority of accompanying programme of the festival.
The eight edition of Ljubljana’s Photonic Moments – Month of Photography festival is dedicated to promote, popularise and present local and international developments in the field of contemporary photography. The festival is organised by Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography.
Portfolio Review 2016 Ljubljana
Photonic Moments announces submissions to Portfolio Review 2016 that will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 3 and 4 June 2016.
Submit your work until 18 April 2016!
The Photonic Moments – Month of Photography festival invites photographers from around the globe to submit their works to the Photonic Moments’ Portfolio Review that will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 3 and 4 June at the Jakopič Gallery. During two intense days, your work will be evaluated by international team of curators, festival directors, photo editors, gallery owners and publishers through individual 20+5-minutes face-to-face appointments.
Open Call for Proposals
The VJIC is currently soliciting submissions for manuscripts that engage the reader through text, image, video, sound, and animation adding to current scholarship and aesthetic expression. For details on how to submit for publication, please see http://vjic.org/ and select submissions.
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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,
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Documentary Photography: Finding Your Story Tomasz Wiech, Poland
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Working the Streets: Roberto Muffoletto, USA
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