Eastreet 4 project | Call for Entries

Join the 4th edition of Eastreet – unique project dedicated to street and documentary photography from the region of Eastern Europe.
The Open Call runs from 12 June until 23 July 2017, don’t miss it!

Eastreet is one of the biggest initiatives promoting photography from (broadly defined) Eastern Europe. Almost 20.000 photos were submitted to the previous editions by the authors from around the world. 300 photos were selected and presented by the authors from 22 countries, during past editions. The fourth edition of Eastreet will have its premiere on 20th October in Lublin, Poland. Once more Eastreet would like to have a closer look at human presence within the public spaces of Eastern Europe, through the photos documenting the unique moments, ideas or symbols. Eastreet is looking for candid photos which can visually describe the region, present its current state and unique qualities, but also photos that will encourage the world to look at Eastern Europe beyond stereotypes, borders and differences.

The goal of Eastreet is to create a diverse portrait of the complex region through the photography exhibition and book publication. Photos selected by a group of Curators will be presented in a form of a gallery exhibition, as well as an additional outdoor installation in the Lublin city space. Eastreet will also publish a special book presenting all the selected photographs together with authors’ bios. Each author will receive the book from Eastreet free of charge, by post, soon after its premiere at the exhibition opening. The publication will be also distributed within a specially selected group of international institutions, galleries, artists and curators.

The opening of Eastreet 4 will take place on 20 October 2017 at the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin, Poland, but the exhibition will be travelling after the initial show comes to an end. The previous exhibitions have been presnted at the Organ Vida Festival in Croatia, Kolga Festival in Georgia, Odessa/Batumi Photo Days, also in France, Belgium, and as a slideshow at the Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia, in Thailand and other locations. So far approximately 20.000 people have visited Eastreet in total. Eastreet would like to reach as wide audience as possible to promote the photography and photographers from Eastern Europe and present their work to galleries, curators, festivals and other institutions.

The idea of Eastreet is constantly evolving. The ultimate is not only to be an art event but also to become a platform for communication, education and inspiration for the photographers working in the region. This is why the forthcoming edition will be accompanied by a series of educational events – professional practice workshops and lectures (more details and dates will be revealed soon). Eastreet is a community-based event and would like to invite you all to participate and create it together with them. If you have any ideas, suggestions or questions regarding Eastreet, feel free to contact them.

We kindly ask you to help Eastreet spread the idea and the Open Call.

For more information and how to submit your photos use this link: http://eastreet.eu/e4-invitation/


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)