PhotoBrussels Festival is the annual event dedicated to photography in Brussels. Exhibitions, meetings, workshops, and conferences constitute a global program that covers the whole city and brings up places that showcase photography: the Festival Tour.

During the Festival, Hangar proposes a thematic exhibition, and in the framework of the 7th edition, launches a Call for photographers on the theme: Self-portrait.

This call is open for original and unpublished projects that explore the theme of self-portraiture in photography. Winners will be exhibited at Hangar during PhotoBrussels Festival 07, along with a curated selection of artists. The exhibition will take place from January 26th to March 25th, 2023.

Conditions for participation

– being over the age of majority (18+);
– being a photographer or an artist using photography (and/or video);
– who should demonstrate at least ONE of these three possibilities:
• a track record of professional practice as an artist (exhibitions, publications)
• having a degree in Photography
• being an art school trainee

Terms & Conditions

Benefits

– Laureates will be part of the collective exhibition at Hangar, during PhotoBrussels Festival 07;
– Laureates will have their work published in the exhibition catalogue;
– Production cost of the works included in the exhibition will be covered;
– A Leica camera will be offered for the “Coup de Coeur Leica”.

Members of the jury

An experienced international jury of 6 experts in the field of photography will select 3 projects/series from all entries. The selected projects will be part of the collective exhibition curated by Hangar, during PhotoBrussels Festival 07.

Selection criteria

The project must…
– be photographic, videographic or both: all photographic work is taken into account, regardless of the genre or technique chosen by the photographers. The project can explore the limits of the medium
– have a relevant concept story/statement
– respect the theme (see above)

The novelty of the projects will be a criteria taken into account in the final decision.
The jury will select 3 laureates.

Timeline

Registration & submission
From 5th July to 5th October 2022

Pre-selections
2nd week of October 2022

Deliberations of the jury
3rd week of October 2022

Announcement of the laureates
1st week of November 2022

Curatorial and scenographic decisions + Production
November 2022

Exhibition (during PhotoBrussels Festival 07)
26 January – 25 March 2022

How to apply?

Registration and submission
Between 5th July and 5th October 2022, at 23:59.

1) Fill the form.
2) Upload one single PDF document (that must not exceed 10Mo compressed), named as followed: FirstName_Surname_ProjectTitle.pdf (e.g. John_Smith_Portrait.pdf). This file must contain:
• a brief presentation of the project/ a statement, in English (maximum 500 words).
• a brief biography in English (maximum 300 words).
• a rights-free photographic portrait of yourself.
• a representative portfolio of your project, consisting of 10 (minimum) to 20 photos, with their title/caption (min 72 dpi), and/or a video (if your project contains a video, please attach a WeTransfer link in the form).
3) Pay the registration fee of 20€ to confirm your submission.

Terms & Conditions

Questions

If you have questions, you can contact us: prize@photobrusselsfestival.com

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