Open Call for the 7th International Photography Festival
Artists working with photography, video, performance, and multimedia from around the world and at different stages of their career are all welcome to submit their existing works, or proposals for new work on this year’s theme: Fantasy – Between Reality and Imagination
In the upcoming festival, we will seek to examine the notion of fantasy through a variety of lenses and means of artistic expression.
Fantasy may be seen as an illusion, something unattainable, a flight of fancy.
At the same time, fantasy may be something we aspire to, dream about and do everything in our power to achieve. Fantasy is part of our everyday life, whether through our imagination or the actions we take. An artwork dealing with fantasy may relate to the artists’ relationship with their work or chosen medium. It may combine several elements that logically were not meant to come together. It may describe a desire for something, whether in the intimate, social or political sphere.
Photo: Joel Jimenez Jara(Costa Rica), International Photography Festival, 2018
A jury of leading art experts will review the open call submissions and select the exhibiting artists. 25 artists will be chosen to exhibit their work in the festival’s thematic exhibition or as a special project within the festival. The selected artists’ works will also be published online and in the festival’s catalog.
50 additional artists will exhibit their work to an audience of professionals in a special screening event during the festival. One artist will be selected as the Jury Favorite, and will be hosted in Tel Aviv during the festival.
Photos by Sima Landa, International Photography Festival, 2018
Maya Anner. Chief Curator, PHOTO IS:RAEL
Yair Barak. Artist, curator. Head of studio arts studies of Fine Arts department, Seminar Hakibutzim College.
Ohad Benit. Concept Designer, PHOTO IS:RAEL
Yaron Haramati. Curator and Director, Zemack Gallery
Ayelet Hashchar-Cohen. Artist, curator and Head of the Photography Department in Musrara School of Art.
Eyal Landesman. Director, PHOTO IS:RAEL
Noa Sadka. Artist and art professor.
Sagit Zluf Namir. Photographer, Artist, curator and photography teacher.
Submission Deadline: 22.5.2019
Submission fee: $15.00, including a single entry ticket to the Photography Festival for all submitting artists.
Photo: Liron Kroll