Eastreet 4 project | Call for Entries

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/