Open Call 2020 | NOW CLOSED
Rotterdam Photo would like to invite independent practitioners, art students, publishers, and other photography organizations to showcase their work in a designated container or as part of our outdoor exhibition 'Singles'. The work will be displayed alongside our curated exhibitions and an elaborate fringe program consisting of talks, workshops and network events.
During Art Rotterdam Week, Rotterdam Photo offers a variety of exhibitions at our container village at Deliplein that includes presentations of independent photographers, photo collectives and organizations. At the central square of Katendrecht at a walking distance of the Nederlands Fotomuseum and Haute Photographie, we connect these photographers with a wide audience, offering an eclectic mix of visual culture: from photography exhibitions, screen presentations, video works, and analog practices.
Rotterdam Photo's theme of the year 2020 is Transitions. We invite our applicants to present their images within the context of our theme. Whether you consider yourself an image-maker that exclusively focuses on a realistic representation of our urban environment or someone that manipulates and challenges what we perceive as (part of) contemporary city life, we invite any artist that works in the realm of visual culture to apply for the upcoming edition of the festival. We welcome manifold interpretations and opinions that express all the different shades of grey that exist between the city and its representations.
If you want to join our growing community, please submit your images inspired by the theme 'Transitions' before November 10th 2019. Our committee will make a selection of participating photographers and invite them to showcase their work at Rotterdam Photo. If you are selected we will offer a designated shipping container or in case of a 'Singles' submission we will print a blow up (2,5 x 2,5m) of your photo on PVC and present the photo on the outside of our containers. After the event you can take this SINGLES print back home.
We want to give the independent photography community an opportunity to exhibit during the hustle and bustle of the Art Rotterdam Week. As a small independent organization that consists of passionate photography freelancers, we want to create a platform that caters to a wide spectrum of photographers. However, we cannot make it work without your financial contribution as we are only partially funded. With your contribution, we cover organizational, productional and promotional costs to make sure your work is facilitated and promoted in the best way possible.
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