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OPEN CALL: Graz Residency for International Photographers

GRAZ RESIDENCY for INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

An initiative by Camera Austria and Kulturvermittlung Steiermark
Place of residency: GRAZ, AUSTRIA

We are delighted to announce the second round of a scholarship that Camera Austria and Kulturvermittlung Steiermark are collaboratively offering in the fall of 2023.

The scholarship is intended as an opportunity for photographers to do concentrated work and research in the city of Graz. It would thus be highly appreciated if the selected artist would reside in the city between mid-September and mid-October 2023 and shows an interest in getting to know the city’s vibrant local art scene and in connecting with its protagonists. During the residency period, the international festival steirischer herbst will also be running in Graz and offers an opportunity to engage with its heterogeneous program.

During their stay, the selected artist will have time to work on an already ongoing project or to develop a new one and/or to conduct research. Further, the fellow is invited to use the extensive study library of Camera Austria during the institution’s opening hours.

The residency comprises a fully equipped apartment in the city center of Graz and a scholarship of € 1000.– for the period of their stay. Furthermore, travel expenses from their regular place of residency to Graz and back after the residency will be reimbursed.

The residency will conclude with a presentation on the selected artist’s work in the exhibition and library space of Camera Austria.

Application procedure
Please send your application to magazine@camera-austria.at, including the following documents:
+ A statement of purpose (informal)
+ An artist portfolio in PDF format (max. 15 MB) which contains information about the applicant’s work, selected work samples, and a CV

The residency is open to all international artists who are still at the beginning of their career, and who work with lens-based arts. The application process is running until March 31, 2023.

Schedule
Application deadline: March 31, 2023
The selected artist will be notified by May 2, 2023
Residency: mid-September – mid-October 2023

What You Get
+ a fully equipped apartment in the city center of Graz
+ € 1,000.– for the residency period of 4 weeks
+ the reimbursement of your travel expenses
+ a presentation at Camera Austria

Kulturvermittlung Steiermark
ART = People = Creativity = Freedom (Joseph Beuys)

Getting people (regardless of age, origin, or gender) excited about culture and involving them in the creation, viewing, and discussion of art has always been the mission of Kulturvermittlung Steiermark. Through public funding, it promotes exchange among artists from the fields of photography, visual arts, and literature. The guiding principles are to offer basis-oriented cultural work, to support the young generation, and to honor human rights. Thanks to a closely knit network, the creative work of the protagonists in Styria’s cultural scene is positioned on a regional, national, and international scale. Kulturvermittlung Steiermark thus documents, collaborates, organizes, produces, and supports.

Camera Austria – Labor für Fotografie und Theorie
Since 1980, the magazine Camera Austria International has been providing its readers with insights into important discourses on the role of photography as a medium and practice of contemporary art—presenting outstanding artists who have made extraordinary contributions to the continual development of the medium. The exhibition program, which places a focus on solo exhibitions, usually presents long-term projects developed specifically for Camera Austria. The respective artistic positions shed light on important image-political issues and cover a broad, multilayered spectrum of research on the photographic image: specters of archives, questions related to knowledge production, the construction of identities, artistic research, feminist critique, the reconstruction of history, and the erosion of social utopias.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Grand Prix Images Vevey 2023/2024

Images Vevey’s international photography competition return!

GRAND PRIX IMAGES VEVEY
IMAGES VEVEY BOOK AWARD
 2023/2024

Images Vevey’s international photography competition return: over CHF 50,000,– in creation-support grants! Professional artists and photographers, as well as those in training, have until February 17 to enter the competition for the 14th Grand Prix Images Vevey and/or the 5th Images Vevey Book Award 2023/2024.

GRAND PRIX IMAGES VEVEY is a creation-support grant for photography projects. The award, worth some CHF 40, 000,– , enables one artist to develop a new photography project over a year and to present it at the next Images Vevey biennial in 2024. The competition represents unique support for contemporary creation, with complete freedom of choice over subject and genre. 

In 2021/2022, the Grand Prix Images Vevey was awarded to Lebohang Kganye (South Africa) for Staging memories, she places cut-out characters amid improvised settings, somewhat like how pop-up books unfold and close again.

Submit to this contest:
Grand Prix Images Vevey 2023/2024

Terms and conditions

IMAGES VEVEY BOOK AWARD is a grant worth CHF  10, 000,– that supports the creation of a book project which showcases an optimal and original balance between publication format and photographic content. It provides a financial contribution that aims to encourage artists to take risks and to innovate, in order for them to develop a suitable sophisticated publication format for their photography project.

In 2021/2022, Carmen Winant (United-States) was the winner of the Images Vevey Book Award for the publication Arrangements (Éditions Images Vevey and SPBH). Shortlisted for the “PhotoBook of the Year 2022” by Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation New York, the artist rearranged entire pages taken from magazines or artists’ books.

Submit to this contest:
Images Vevey Book Award 2023/2024

Terms and conditions

Call for Projects: GIBELLINA PHOTOROAD/ OPEN AIR & SITE-SPECIFIC FESTIVAL

GIBELLINA PHOTOROAD/ OPEN AIR & SITE-SPECIFIC FESTIVAL invites photographers, artists and curators to apply to participate in: CALL FOR PROJECTS

You may be selected for:

  • residency in Gibellina in 2024 (10 days), curated by Fondazione Orestiadi aimed at a personal exhibition presented during Gibellina Photoroad 2025
  • The entrance in the Permanent Collection of Fondazione Orestiadi
  • collective exhibition presented during Gibellina Photoroad 2025
  • Collective screening at Format – International Photography Festival- Derby, UK 2024
  • Publication in the catalog 2023 and 2025 and in digital and paper publications of the festival 2025
  • National and international press exposure

The projects must relate to the Festival’s theme 2023: ALTERATIONS
A subscription fee of 25€ is required to participate in the call.

Application Deadline: 26th March 2023

JURY

  • Simona Antonacci (Curator Photography Collection MAXXI- Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome)
  • Laura Barreca (Director Museo Civico di Castelbuono/ mudaC, museo delle arti di Carrara)
  • Arianna Catania (Director Festival Gibellina Photoroad)
  • Louise Fedotov-Clements (Co-Founder & Patron of FORMAT Festival/ National Curator of Contemporary Art, Forestry England)
  • Enzo Fiammetta (Director Museum Fondazione Orestiadi- Gibellina)
  • Kublaiklan (Curatorial collective)
  • Laura Serani (Director Festival Planches Contact, Deauville, France)

Open Call: Grants for Media Art 2023 of the Stiftung Niedersachsen at the Edith-Russ-Haus

Application deadline: 1 March 2023

The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art will award three Grants for Media Art of the Stiftung Niedersachsen (€12,500 each).

The Foundation of Lower Saxony grant at the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art supports a wide spectrum of media art, from video art and net-based projects to audio works and audio-visual installations.
Each of the three grants will be awarded for the production of a new project in the area of media art.

 

An international jury will convene to select the recipients of the grants.

Applicants must register for a user account on this website and submit via online application by 1 March, 2023, 23:59 (CET). Applications submitted after this date cannot be taken into consideration.

The grant is valid for a duration of six months (July–December 2023). It cannot be prolonged and residency is compulsory; grant recipients can expect to stay in Oldenburg at least one month.

  • The project or artistic work should be completed within the six-month duration of the grant. However, an extension up until April 2024 can be negotiated.
  • Only artists may submit an application; institutions are ineligble.
  • Only one application per person per year is permitted.
  • Both individual artists and artist groups can apply; however, the grant amount is the same for groups as for individuals. For artist groups, the applicant whose name is provided as a contact will be considered responsible for the Project.
  • If desired, grant recipients can apply to stay in a furnished guest apartment.
  • Grant recipients are expected to be involved in the activities of the Edith-Russ-Haus, including, for example, running workshops and giving presentations and artist talks. The dates of such activities will be arranged in consultation with the Edith-Russ-Haus.
  • Beyond the grant amount of €12,500 and the possibility of using one of the guest apartments at the Edith-Russ-Haus, no further costs will be covered during the residency (such as technical means, production means, travel expenses, and living expenses incurred during the grant period).
  • A jury consisting of international experts will select the recipients of the grants.
  • Only applications submitted through the online application system will be taken into consideration. Applications sent via post or email, as well as any extra materials received by post or email, will be disregarded and disposed of.
  • The application may be submitted in either English or German. For German applications, please additionally include an English translation of the summary of the application, as the jury will consist of international participants.
  • The grant recipients agree to allow the organizers to use images of their artworks for publication, archiving, website, and communication and marketing purposes without payment, as long as this use is directly related to the grant program.
  • An application is considered accepted when the applicant receives confirmation via email. If the application does not adhere to the prescribed requirements, the applicant will not receive an email confirmation.
  • The Edith-Russ-Haus and the jury have the unilateral right to exclude applications that do not conform to the above-listed requirements.

The Edith-Russ-Haus will handle all submitted information with great care. The information and documentation you submit will be used only for the purposes of processing your application. Applicants agree to be contacted by the Edith-Russ-Haus via the email address provided in their application. The jury’s decision will be announced online following the selection process. This is expected to take place at Mid-June 2023 at latest. Awardees will be notified via both email and post to the addresses provided in their application. No notifications will be sent to applicants who have not been selected. We ask applicants to refrain from any inquiries concerning the completeness of applications or updates on the evaluation process after the deadline. Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to answer these questions.

Information on filling out your application:

Online application (registration and application: see the submenus in the left-hand navigation bar of this website).The description of your project should include the following information (please designate your PDF file according to the following example: NAME_ TITLE-OF-PROJECT):

    1. Comprehensive description of the project (depending on the project including e.g. installation plan, storyboard, navigation plan, etc.)
    2. Technical means and materials
    3. Work and production schedule
    4. Financing plan (solid financing: own share, third-party funds, if necessary; planned but not yet solid financing: own share, third-party funds, if necessary). If the project should be realised with planned, but not solid third-party funds, it’s necessayry to explain how the project can be realised without these fundings, too.

You may also submit your documentation online. Individual files may not be larger than 10 MB. For video projects:  Please do not include links for direct downloads. Instead use a hoster like vimeo or youtube and provide us with the URL (you can choose to use password protection).

For further information, please contact:
info@edith-russ-haus.de or +49 441 235-3194

Open Call: Artists in Residence Schwaz 2023

The city of Schwaz in Tyrol, Austria will be granting a residency to professional visual artists, media artists and curators in 2023. An old mining town, Schwaz is surrounded by nature and has a wide range of cultural offerings in a concentrated area. It is an invitation to slow down one’s working process, to elaborate and delve more deeply into the development of a project. The residency hopes to foster an intercultural dialogue in which the artistic process, research and production can be explored in juxtaposition with local themes. Applications to the open call will be assessed by a jury of experts (including the cultural minister of Schwaz, two curators and an artist) who will subsequently award the residency. Studio visits, networking and trips to cultural institutions will be facilitated through a partnership with Kunstraum Schwaz. The residency will be launched with a “lunch presentation” to introduce the selected project. An artist talk will also be arranged towards the end of the residency.

RESIDENCY 

A studio apartment as well as a studio/workroom will be available to the resident for a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 8 weeks. The studio is centrally located in Innsbrucker Straße in Schwaz, directly in the Mathoi Haus (city archives). The apartment is within a few hundred metres of the studio in a beautiful location.

Additional to accommodation and studio facilities, the city of Schwaz will issue a stipend of €1,500 per month over the duration of the residency to support artistic activities, up to a maximum of €3,000 over a two-month stay. If the residency is terminated prematurely, the amount of support is reduced accordingly by the number of days. A travel subsidy of up to €200 is also available.
Production costs or transport of art works to and from Schwaz are not covered. Working hours are at the resident’s discretion.

Submissions are due no later than 31st January 2023 exclusively by email: artistsinresidence@schwaz.at

All applicants will be notified by email by 28th February 2023. The jury’s decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE

  • A motivation letter
  • A description of the specific project proposed during the residency (max. 3,000 characters including spaces). This should outline details about the project along with the background and context of the proposed project.
  • Documentation of artistic work (max. 10 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae

COORDINATION 
Kulturamt Schwaz
Franz Josef Str. 2
A-6130 Schwaz
artistsinresidence@schwaz.at

Open Call: Belfast Photo Festival 2023

2023 OPEN SUBMISSION

DEADLINE: 3rd February 2023

SUBMISSIONS: EARLY BIRD €23 (est £19) / STANDARD €29 (est £25)

THEME

The theme for the 2023 Open Submission has been left open, therefore removing any restrictions in regards to theme, concept or approach of a photographer’s/artist’s work.

JURY

Isolde Brielmaier – Deputy Director (New Museum, Manhattan, USA), Guest Curator (International Center of Photography, New York, USA)

Yasufumi Nakamori – Senior Curator of International Art, Photography (TATE Modern, London, U.K.)

Damarice Amao – Curator of Photography (Centre Pompidou, Paris, France)

Hana Kaluznick – Assistant Curator, Department of Photography (V&A, London, England)

Mikko Takkunen – Photo Editor (The New York Times, New York, U.S.A)

Michael Famighetti – Editor (Aperture Magazine, New York, U.S.A)

Gwen Lee – Artistic Director of Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF, Singapore, Asia)

Chantal Webber – Founder (Webber, London, UK)

Michael Weir – Director: Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast (U.K. / Ireland)

For more information on the Jury members, visit: www.belfastphotofestival.com

WHO CAN ENTER?

Entry is open to all photographers, artists, curators, archives, collectives from anywhere in the world. The Jury will be looking for high quality work.

Submissions must be photographic or lens based but can include incorporations of other art forms with the photographic medium (i.e. performance, painting, sculpture, film, music, literature etc)

The Jury will consider photographs, photo-media, performance, photo-films, photo-books, new media, archives and sculptural forms. All works must be practical within the Festival guidelines and dates. If you have the information, please include install images as part of your submission (within 15 images)

Applicants must be Age 16+

HOW MANY IMAGES CAN I SUBMIT?

Each project submission through the Open Submission can include up to 15 images (collectives 15) AND/OR submit a Photo-book using a link to a single .PDF file (stored on for example: Google Drive or Dropbox). Submissions can be considered as a sequence or individually. A non-refundable fee of €23 / €29 is payable on submission.

Entrants are welcome to make more than one application but the non-refundable €23 / €29 will be payable for each application.

Payments are paid through Picter via Stripe

If you are unable to make payments via Stripe, please contact: info@belfastphotofestival.com

The submission fee charged is in aid of the 2023 Belfast Photo Festival and directly contributes to the organization and delivery of the Festival for the benefit of all participants. Belfast Photo Festival is a non-profit charitable organization. Registered charity number: NIC102819

HOW CAN I ENTER?

This year Belfast Photo Festival has teamed up with Picter to offer an online platform for submissions. Applications can be made by visiting the Belfast Photo Festival Open Submission page on the Picter website. Please follow all the instructions to successfully submit your work.

VENUE

The Open Submission Exhibition will be presented at the Festival Photo Park in the heart of Belfast City and the center of the Queens Quarter.

SUCCESSFUL ENTRIES

The final selection of artists will be made in collaboration between the Jury and the Festival Curator. There will be between 20 – 40 selected artists, depending on project proposals, image and photo-book sizes/numbers etc.

Successful entrants will be selected and notified by e-mail in late February / early March 2023 with information regarding what to do next. The decision on successful entrants is final.

Unfortunately we cannot contact all unsuccessful candidates directly

A list of selected applications and awardees will be published on the Belfast Photo Festival and Picter websites in March 2023.

The method of production and display of each photographer’s work is at the discretion of the Belfast Photo Festival.

WHAT DO WE DO FOR YOU?

  • produce your photographic work and provide exhibition exposure at the Festival’s main city centre gallery
  • exhibit your photographic work at the 2024 Photo Schweiz (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • provide inclusion in the special Festival issue of Abridged Magazine
  • offer longer term Festival representation and promotion
  • offer exhibition alongside some of the biggest photographic names as part of the major photographic event
  • provide publication and inclusion in the Festival programme
  • offer a dedicated page on the Festival website
  • offer inclusion in the Festivals international marketing and major PR campaign which has an estimated reach of 30+ million people.
  • be seen by over 40,000 people, including a substantial number of visual arts professionals and the media

AWARDS

Spotlight Award – £2,000 (est $2,712 / €2,321)

Aesthetica Editorial Award – Full editorial presentation in an upcoming printed / digital issue of Aesthetica international art and culture magazine

One Years Free RPS Membership – Free membership for one year to the prestigious Royal Photographic Society

Abridged Editorial Award – Presentation in a special Festival issue of Abridged Magazine

OPEN SUBMISSION, TERMS, CONDITIONS OF USE AND WEB APPLICATION RULES

BELFAST PHOTO FESTIVAL AIMS TO PROTECT THE IMAGE RIGHTS OF PHOTOGRAPHERS

These terms and conditions of use constitute an agreement between you (“the applicant”) and Belfast Photo Festival (“the Festival”, “we” OR “our”)

READ THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE YOU CONTINUE TO YOUR SUBMISSION OR UPLOAD ANY IMAGE. BY SUBMITTING TO THE OPEN SUBMISSION YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT CONTINUE YOUR SUBMISSION.

TERMS

All applications must be received by 11:59pm (GMT), 3rd February 2023. Applications received after this time cannot be considered. Selected artists will be contacted by early March 2023. As part of the first stage of a two-stage process, shortlisted artists agreed by the Festival Curator and Board will be announced on the Belfast Photo Festival and Picter websites February/March 2023. In the second stage, winners, selected by the Jury will be announced on the Belfast Photo Festival and Picter websites in March 2023.

The public dates of the Festival are 1st – 30th June 2023. (Festival launch on the 1st June). Some exhibition dates may be longer depending on exhibition venue.

All exhibitions will be installed between 24th May – 1st June 2023, selected works must be available for install during this period (if required).

After the Festival, selected artists must arrange for the collection of their work from Belfast from the 5th July 2023, unless otherwise arranged with the Festival team. This will not be the case for the vast majority of artists and will be discussed as and if relevant.

The installation of the Open Submission Exhibition will be assisted and overseen by the Belfast Photo Festival team with involvement of the artist where relevant. The method of production and display of each photographer’s work is at the discretion of the Belfast Photo Festival. If required and subject to availability of work, the applicant agrees to supply all photo-books selected for exhibition, printed and professionally presented (Photo-books: Bound) ready for display.

The applicant agrees to insure the requested photo-books are suitably packaged and reach the Belfast Photo Festival by 24th May 2023, ready for display (if applicable).

You agree to your selected prints/photo-books being taken on tour with the 2023 Open Submission Exhibition and to supplying high-resolution digital files of the submitted images for the Belfast Photo Festival to produce the photographs for outdoor exhibition/presentation during the festival period.

SUBMISSION FEES

Entry for a single Project/Body of Work/Photo-book application is subject to a non-refundable fee of €23 or €29 (Early Bird: 21st October – 30th November 2022) to be paid on submission. Entrants are welcome to make more than one application but the non-refundable €23 or €29 will be payable for each application.

The submission fee charged is in aid of the 2023 Belfast Photo Festival and directly contributes to the organisation and delivery of the Festival for the benefit of all participants. Belfast Photo Festival is a non-profit and charitable organisation. Registered charity number: NIC102819

ENTRY

All entries to the Open Submission must be made via our online submission platform produced in collaboration with Picter. All marked fields must be completed as instructed. Payment must be completed or submission will not be accepted.

ENTRANT IMAGE RELEASE(S) FOR PUBLICITY ONLY

THIRD PARTY RELEASES

For all submissions: If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the applicant and/or that are subject to the rights of third parties’ and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the applicant is responsible for obtaining any and all releases and consents if necessary to permit the publication, exhibition and use of the photograph.

Submitting photographers agree that they created the Work(s) and/or that they are authorised to use the Work(s) as submitted, co-authors and as relevant original sources should be referenced or credited and that our use of the Work(s) for exhibition and PR will not infringe on third party’s copyright or other rights.

IMAGE RELEASE FOR PUBLICITY

All selected entries may be published by Belfast Photo Festival or affiliated Sponsors/Funders and Partners (the “Authorised Parties”) in magazines or books, on websites, or in any other medium, at Authorised Parties discretion. Such use will be restricted to promotion, publicity, news, or informational education or awareness usage of Belfast Photo Festival.

By participating, all selected applicants grant Belfast Photo Festival and its Authorised Parties usage of images and acknowledge that any Festival and Authorised Party may use the entries and a name credit in any media before, during and after, without restriction in relation to the uses stated above. The Belfast Photo Festival and Authorised Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

Belfast Photo Festival is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any online entry to be received on account of technical problems, human errors of any kind, or any combination.

CONDITIONS

Applicants agree to be bound by these Official Rules;

  1. The decision of the Belfast Photo festival selection panel is final
  2. Belfast Photo Festival may use selected photographs, artist name and photography in any publicity or advertising relating to the Festival or future promotions without compensation or approval.
  3. Entries are void if the Festival determines the entry to not be an original or referenced, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.
  4. The Festival reserves the right to refuse work for exhibition/presentation if it does not meet the expected quality of production and presentation for the Festival.
  5. In the event that a selected applicant wins any Belfast Photo Festival related prize then is found ineligible or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and the Organisers may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.
  6. The Festival reserves the right to amend or extend the submission deadline at their sole discretion. Should this be the case, details will be posted via the Festival and Picter website.

RIGHT TO CANCEL

Belfast Photo Festival reserves the right to cancel scheduled exhibitions or events if the application, in any way, is perceived to have brought the Festival into disrepute. If for any reason the selected applicant is not capable of exhibiting as planned, they should wherever possible give Belfast Photo Festival at least 2 months’ notice prior to the Festival launch in June 2023.

COPYRIGHT

At no point does Belfast Photo Festival require artists to sign over the copyright of their work and therefore artists obtain all copyrights to their work at all times. However, by submitting their works the artist agrees that Belfast Photo Festival and it’s affiliated Sponsors/Funders and Partners can use their works in magazines or books, on websites, social media platforms and Belfast Photo Festival newsletters, or in any other medium, at Authorised Parties’ discretion. Artists and photographers will be credited for their works.

PRIVACY POLICY

For any information regarding Picter and Belfast Photo Festival privacy policies and how they are in compliance with GDPR, please see the following links:

https://www.picter.com/terms-policies/privacy/

https://belfastphotofestival.com/privacy-policy

Any questions?

Please feel free to contact us.

INFO@BELFASTPHOTOFESTIVAL.COM

Open Call: »Berlin jetzt!« – Stadtmuseum Berlin sucht die Bilder des Jahres 2022

Das Stadtmuseum Berlin sammelt Fotografien und Geschichten aus dem Leben im Berlin des Jahres 2022.

Im März 2020 wurden im Land Berlin wie in anderen Teilen Deutschlands, im Bund und in der Welt weitreichende Maßnahmen beschlossen, um der Corona-Pandemie zu begegnen. Kitas und Bildungsstätten mussten schließen, genauso wie Clubs, Diskotheken und Kultureinrichtungen. Alle öffentlichen Veranstaltungen wurden verboten. Ausgangssperren folgten, die Berliner Straßen und Parks waren menschenleer. Eine Herausforderung auch für ein Museum.

Mit »Berlin jetzt!« ruft das Stadtmuseum Berlin seither dazu auf, mit unterschiedlichen Themenschwerpunkten die Gegenwart zu sammeln und für die Zukunft zu bewahren. Nachdem unser Augenmerk in den vergangenen beiden Jahren der Corona-Pandemie und dem Fortbewegungsmittel Fahrrad galt, sucht das Stadtmuseum Berlin nun nach den Bildern des Jahres der Berliner*innen. Wie sehen sie ihre Stadt im Jahr 2022? Wir laden ein, etwas zu fotografieren, das aus der Sicht künftiger Generationen ein Bild von diesem so ereignisreichen Jahr in Berlin vermittelt: einen Ort, einen Gegenstand, eine Situation oder eines der zurzeit so zahlreichen Zeichen der Solidarität mit der Ukraine. Was immer wichtig erscheint, ist willkommen.

So können Interessierte teilnehmen

Teilnehmer*innen schicken das Bild einfach zusammen mit dem ausgefüllten Formular (siehe Download-Kasten auf der Seite »Berlin jetzt!« per E-Mail an: berlinjetzt@stadtmuseum.de. Im Rahmen der Sammlung Online des Stadtmuseums Berlin werden die Beiträge sichtbar.

Die Aktion ist eine Einladung an alle, mit dem Stadtmuseum Berlin die Gegenwart zu dokumentieren, um gemeinsam Berliner Zeitgeschichte zu erzählen! Auch zu den früheren Themenschwerpunkten freuen wir uns weiterhin auf Einsendungen.
Alle Informationen zur Teilnahme unter: www.stadtmuseum.de/berlin-jetzt

#StandWithUkraine

Camera Austria supports the petition shared by L’Internationale and shares their open letter against the war in Ukraine.

Please make sure to sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/art-world-art-world-oppose-russia-s-invasion-of-ukraine

To the art community,

As an international community engaged in contemporary art—museum professionals, artists, educators, curators, writers—L’Internationale urges everyone to immediately oppose the Russian army’s invasion of Ukraine. This act of cruel aggression should be resisted with all the means at our disposal. We strongly believe that the war in Ukraine is a fight for freedom, for the future of democracy, the global legal order, and respect for human rights, including the right to self-determination. We caution everyone against ignoring this threat—for our friends in Ukraine, this war rightfully brings back tragic memories of the Second World War and the Nazi invasion.

The gravity of this situation requires appropriate measures to be taken. Apart from the full package of sanctions that were and will be imposed by the EU, we call for the artistic community to immediately cease any collaborations with institutions and individuals who have direct ties with Putin’s regime and refuse to renounce their affiliation with it. This includes international projects, exhibitions, donations, and art sales. Russian participation in cultural gatherings such as biennales should be suspended and all the events organized by regime-related art foundations, institutions, galleries, and individuals boycotted. At the same time, we call for the international artistic community to support our comrades in both Ukraine and Russia who fight and protest against this act of aggression – by providing funds, resources, safe spaces, and visibility to their struggle.

We ask you to sign the petition to show your agreement with this letter and solidarity with Ukraine’s struggle for freedom. Please let us know in the comments if you or your organizations are willing to support displaced Ukrainian artists or art workers, and in what ways you could do so.

With full conviction, we shout: never again war, never again imperialism!

L’Internationale Confederation

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
MSN, Warsaw
MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
M HKA, Antwerp
Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
HDK-Valand Academy of Arts and Design, Gothenburg
National College of Art and Design, Dublin

Open Call: GRAZ RESIDENCY for INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

GRAZ RESIDENCY for INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

An initiative by Camera Austria and Kulturvermittlung Steiermark
Place of residency: GRAZ, AUSTRIA

We are delighted to announce the second round of a scholarship that Camera Austria and Kulturvermittlung Steiermark are collaboratively offering in the fall of 2023.

The scholarship is intended as an opportunity for photographers to do concentrated work and research in the city of Graz. It would thus be highly appreciated if the selected artist would reside in the city between mid-September and mid-October 2023 and shows an interest in getting to know the city’s vibrant local art scene and in connecting with its protagonists. During the residency period, the international festival steirischer herbst will also be running in Graz and offers an opportunity to engage with its heterogeneous program.

During their stay, the selected artist will have time to work on an already ongoing project or to develop a new one and/or to conduct research. Further, the fellow is invited to use the extensive study library of Camera Austria during the institution’s opening hours.

The residency comprises a fully equipped apartment in the city center of Graz and a scholarship of € 1000.– for the period of their stay. Furthermore, travel expenses from their regular place of residency to Graz and back after the residency will be reimbursed.

The residency will conclude with a presentation on the selected artist’s work in the exhibition and library space of Camera Austria.

Application procedure
Please send your application to magazine@camera-austria.at, including the following documents:
+ A statement of purpose (informal)
+ An artist portfolio in PDF format (max. 15 MB) which contains information about the applicant’s work, selected work samples, and a CV

The residency is open to all international artists who are still at the beginning of their career, and who work with lens-based arts. The application process is running until March 31, 2023.

Schedule
Application deadline: March 31, 2023
The selected artist will be notified by May 2, 2023
Residency: mid-September – mid-October 2023

What You Get
+ a fully equipped apartment in the city center of Graz
+ € 1,000.– for the residency period of 4 weeks
+ the reimbursement of your travel expenses
+ a presentation at Camera Austria

Kulturvermittlung Steiermark
ART = People = Creativity = Freedom (Joseph Beuys)

Getting people (regardless of age, origin, or gender) excited about culture and involving them in the creation, viewing, and discussion of art has always been the mission of Kulturvermittlung Steiermark. Through public funding, it promotes exchange among artists from the fields of photography, visual arts, and literature. The guiding principles are to offer basis-oriented cultural work, to support the young generation, and to honor human rights. Thanks to a closely knit network, the creative work of the protagonists in Styria’s cultural scene is positioned on a regional, national, and international scale. Kulturvermittlung Steiermark thus documents, collaborates, organizes, produces, and supports.

Camera Austria – Labor für Fotografie und Theorie
Since 1980, the magazine Camera Austria International has been providing its readers with insights into important discourses on the role of photography as a medium and practice of contemporary art—presenting outstanding artists who have made extraordinary contributions to the continual development of the medium. The exhibition program, which places a focus on solo exhibitions, usually presents long-term projects developed specifically for Camera Austria. The respective artistic positions shed light on important image-political issues and cover a broad, multilayered spectrum of research on the photographic image: specters of archives, questions related to knowledge production, the construction of identities, artistic research, feminist critique, the reconstruction of history, and the erosion of social utopias.

Open Call: 2nd edition Mesnographies

Call for applications open till to February 3, 2022

Mesnographies photography festival will hold its second edition in the fall of 2022.

Mesnographies is an emerging photography festival taking place among the green open-air setting in the park of Les Mesnuls village (near Paris).

This call is open to all photographers and the theme this year is portraiture.

More information: https://www.mesnographies.com/call-for-application

 

Open Call: August-Sander-Preis 2022 für Porträtphotographie

Mitmachen können Künstler*innen bis einschließlich des 40. Lebensjahres, Einreichungen sind ab sofort möglich 

Der August-Sander-Preis für Porträtphotographie, gestiftet von Ulla Bartenbach und
Prof. Dr. Kurt Bartenbach, wird in Zusammenarbeit mit der Photographischen Sammlung/ SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln, im Jahr 2022 nun schon zum dritten Mal vergeben.

Mit der Auslobung des Preises verbindet sich die Idee, junge zeitgenössische künstlerische Ansätze im Sinne der sachlich-konzeptuellen Photographie zu fördern. Vor dem Hintergrund der bedeutenden Porträtphotographien von August Sander sollen sich die photographischen Werke der Bewerber*innen vorrangig auf das Thema des menschlichen Porträts beziehen. Der Preis wird alle zwei Jahre verliehen.

Teilnahmeberechtigt sind nationale und internationale Künstler*innen bis einschließlich des 40. Lebensjahres mit dem Schwerpunkt Photographie. Der Preis ist mit 5.000 € dotiert. Dazu richtet die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur nach Möglichkeit und individueller Abstimmung eine Ausstellung mit Arbeiten des Preisträgers/der Preisträger*in aus.

Für die Einreichung eignet sich eine schon weitgehend erarbeitete Serie mit höchstens 20 Photographien. Es werden nur Arbeiten zur Begutachtung herangezogen, die einer thematisch gebundenen Bildgruppe oder Sequenz folgen, Einzelbilder bleiben unberücksichtigt. Die vorgelegten Werke sollen bei anderen Wettbewerben noch keinen Preis erhalten haben.

Die Jury setzt sich aus fünf Mitgliedern zusammen: Albrecht Fuchs, Künstler, Köln; Dr. Roland Augustin, Saarlandmuseum/Moderne Galerie, Saarbrücken; Prof. Dr. Ursula Frohne, Kunsthistorikerin, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster; Dr. Anja Bartenbach, Stifterfamilie, Köln; Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, Leiterin, Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln.

Ende März 2022 wird eine Shortlist veröffentlicht. Der Preisträger/die Preisträger*in, resultierend aus der Shortlist, wird Ende April 2022 bekanntgegeben.

Die Preisvergabe findet im September 2022 in der Photographischen Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur in feierlichem Rahmen in Köln statt. Einsendeschluss ist der 28. Januar 2022. Die detaillierte Ausschreibung kann hier heruntergeladen werden.

Current Exhibition Programme

In the “Echoraum” (Echo Space) developed by Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch, the projects carried out in Eggenberg this year between June and October are translated into a presentation for Camera Austria’s interior space—joined by other projects specially designed for these rooms. In a time of crisis, the “Site-Specific (Public) Lessons” continue to be focused on visualizing the foundations of publicness and neighborly environs, which have been deeply transformed over the course of the year 2020. Thus, despite changed circumstances, the intention remains to engage in dialogue with those initiatives that are often barely visible and that are now especially important and endangered at the same time. They shape cultural and social everyday life, the good life in the neighborhood, and thus that in the city as a whole.

New Projects until February 21, 2021

“Smart City Trees”: Documentation of a Felling
Simone Kocsar, Natur.Werk.Stadt (hosted by Naturschutzbund)

Due to construction work for the tram line, around fifty trees had to be felled in the Smart City of Graz’s Eggenberg district, many of which were large, old trees. In order to document this, they were photographed prior to felling. The portraits of the “Smart City Trees” are meant to scrutinize the role played by natural urban greenery and revegetation in modern urban planning, but also to garner momentum for the many different ways of using wood and for possible alternatives to felling trees. The exhibition is accompanied by a postcard series.

“Appreciation”
Florian Simon, Natur.Werk.Stadt (hosted by Naturschutzbund)

As scientific studies have empirically documented, appreciation is a basic human need. Appreciation fuels togetherness in an elementary way and enables peaceful and cooperative coexistence. Because of the heterogeneity inherent to such definitions, disappointments and misunderstandings are inevitable in cooperative relations: if it is unclear what each individual means by appreciation, then she or he most likely cannot fulfill the wish for “more appreciation.” This is why it’s important to talk about one’s own understanding of appreciation, and to help onself and others become aware of how appreciation is experienced, or not.

Balcony Exhibition “WALD”
Büro für Pessi_mismus

Petra Lex from the Büro für Pessi_mismus (Office for Pessi_mism) worked together with the inhabitants of the “WALD” neighbourhood (from the street names Waagner-Biro-Straße, Asperngasse, Laudongasse, Daungasse), where the City of Graz is providing temporary housing for people who lost their accomodation. She invited the residents to photograph their favorite domestic spaces. For the opening of “Site-Specific (Public) Lessons,” the resulting photographs were hung on the balconies of the “WALD” neighbourhood in Eggenberg and are now entering our exhibition space as small-format photographs.

Camera Austria International 150/151

The instability currently seizing the entire realm of art and culture has impacted our work as well. Due to temporarily closed exhibition spaces all over the world, and the related postponement and restructuring of agendas, the situation for art magazines has also become rather unpredictable. This in turn influences one’s ability to critically accompany and write about art.

In view of the fundamental situation caused by the pandemic, we have decided to release the upcoming edition of Camera Austria International on September 9, 2020, rather than in the summer, as would normally have been the case. This special dual edition is marked by the twofold number 150/151. We are taking this double anniversary—the 150th issue of the magazine and the 40th anniversary of the magazine’s founding—as an occasion to invite individuals from Camera Austria’s network, but also beyond, to reflect on “What’s at Stake / What’s Missing?” What is indeed at stake today when considering the medium of photography in the context of its shifted conditions of production, its modalities within society, or the many forms of its distribution and reception, all of which essentially influence artistic practice as well? This polyphonic act of taking stock—aiming less to celebrate the presence of photography in the contemporary art field and more to challenge it—is accompanied by an expanded (and twice as extensive) review section, which focuses on exhibitions and publications that our authors found relevant in the spring and summer of 2020.

Museum Folkwang: Krupp-Stipendien für Zeitgenössische deutsche Fotografie gehen an Karina Nimmerfall und Michael Danner

Die Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung vergibt in Zusammenarbeit mit der Fotografischen Sammlung des Museum Folkwang zwei Preise in Höhe von je 10.000 Euro im Rahmen ihres Stipendienprogramms “Zeitgenössische deutsche Fotografie”. Die Auszeichnungen erhalten in diesem Jahr Karina Nimmerfall und Michael Danner.

Das seit 1982 existierende Stipendium gehört zu den renommiertesten Auszeichnungen für zeitgenössische Fotografie in Deutschland. Die internationale Jury entschied sich aus 162 Bewerbungen für den Vorschlag von Karina Nimmerfall, für ihre virtuelle Raumrekonstruktion “The Building”, und für das Projekt von Michael Danner mit dem Titel “Zivilgesellschaft – Demokratie im ‘Post-Faktischen’ Zeitalter”. Nimmerfall und Danner erhalten je 10.000 Euro, um die eingereichten Projekte umzusetzen.

Mitglieder der Jury waren:

•           Natalie Czech, Künstlerin und ehemalige Stipendiatin, Berlin
•           Marloes Krijnen, Direktorin, Foam, Amsterdam
•           Alona Pardo, Kuratorin, Barbican Centre London
•           Dr. Ingomar Lorch, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung, Essen
•           Thomas Seelig, Leiter Fotografische Sammlung, Museum Folkwang, Essen

Karina Nimmerfall (*1971, Deggendorf), lebt und arbeitet in Berlin. Ihre künstlerische Arbeit entwickelt sie aus fotografischen Untersuchungen von historischer Architektur und wie diese von politischen, ökonomischen und ideologischen Fragestellungen durchdrungen ist. In ihren Werken fügt sie Dokumente, Texte und Interviews, Fotografien und Baupläne zusammen und eröffnet mit Hilfe von virtuellen Renderings räumliche Inszenierungen und damit neue Interpretationsspielräume. In ihrem geplanten Projekt “The Building” wird sie sich der wenig erforschten und höchst innovativen RAND Corporation mit Sitz in Los Angeles zuwenden. Das minimalistische jedoch heute zerstörte Gebäude (1953-2007) wird Nimmerfall mit forensischen Mitteln in seinen technologischen und ideologischen Qualitäten erfahrbar machen.

Michael Danner (*1967, Reutlingen), lebt und arbeitet in Berlin. Danner verfolgt in seinen Projekten einen politisch-anthropologischen Ansatz, in dem er kontroverse Orte und Geschichte/n untersucht. Oft verbindet er aktuelles Bildmaterial mit historischen Texten. In “Critical Mass” untersucht er das Wirken der Atomindustrie und unser Verhältnis zu dieser Technologie, während er in “Migration as Avant-Garde” den Begriff der Migration als ein historisches und nicht tages-politisches Phänomen benutzt. Seine Bilder und Videoinstallationen schaffen Raum für einen Dialog von Bild und Rezipienten, der über das eigentliche Sujet hinausgeht und in direkter Weise an die Lebenswirklichkeit der BetrachterInnnen anknüpft.

Die Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung vergibt die Stipendien zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Fotografie seit 1982 in Zusammenarbeit mit der Fotografischen Sammlung des Museum Folkwang. Das Förderprogramm richtet sich an FotografInnen, die unabhängig von einer Auftragsarbeit ein fotografisches Vorhaben über einen längeren Zeitraum erarbeiten. Die Fotografische Sammlung im Museum Folkwang betreut dieses Förderprogramm. Die Ausschreibung ist weder thematisch gebunden noch einem bestimmten Bereich der fotografischen Praxis zugeordnet. Die Stiftung fördert mit diesem offen gehaltenen Förderprogramm eine zeitgemäße bildnerische Auseinandersetzung mit fotografischen Sicht- und Darstellungsweisen. Alle zwei Jahre werden jeweils zwei Stipendien ausgeschrieben. Die Auswahl der Stipendiaten erfolgt durch eine Jury mit Vertretern der Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung, des Museum Folkwang und von den beiden Institutionen ausgewählten, unabhängigen Fachleuten. Die nächste Ausschreibung erfolgt voraussichtlich 2020.

Symposium: Borders and Migration: Politics in the Twenty-First Century at University of Victoria

A Symposium in Honour of Marilouise Kroker
Sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Cultural, Social and Political Thought (CSPT)

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Twentieth century politics was premised on the nation-state. In recent years, many politicians have suggested that long-established nations are now threatened by immigrants who do not fit the old moulds. The appeal, heard in one country after another, is for stronger borders to inhibit the flow of migrants from dangerous, poor, war-torn, environmentally damaged, or otherwise unfortunate countries to places where life seems better. This appeal resonates with the nativist and racist themes that often characterize right-wing politics. The late Marilouise Kroker was always an exponent of the openness that welcomes rather than fears the new. In this symposium in her honour, faculty and students at the University of Victoria explore the possibilities and promises of a 21st century politics that embraces human diversity, accepts migration as natural, and celebrates the possibilities of a world in which borders – between nations, states, ethnicities, religions, ideologies, genders, and whatever else are not the obstacles to human flourishing that they are now. Is the current period of revanchist nationalism just a passing phase? Can the positive aspects of globalization be nurtured? How can present fears be overcome? In this symposium, a variety of perspectives will be presented, some from invited panellists, but more from other participants. Come prepared to make your own contribution.

Session 1: Global Perspectives (COR B107, 1.30 – 2.50 pm)

It begins with a round table in which scholars working on these issues shed light on what has been happening in different parts of the world, including ones that have not received much attention in the Western media. Is there a general pattern that we can discern, or are things so different in various regions that we should avoid generalization? What, if anything, should give us cause for hope?

Panellists:
Marlea Clarke (Political Science)
Oliver Schmidtke (Political Science and History)
Scott Watson (Political Science)

Session 2: Theoretical Interpretations (COR B107, 3.00 – 4.20 pm)

In the second round table, we consider some of the issues for political theory that arise from efforts to accommodate migration or secure borders. Are we bound to the nation-state as the condition for peaceable politics, or other possibilities now emergent? In any case, how can we make sense of our political possibilities under present conditions?

Panellists:
Rita Dhamoon (Political Science and CSPT)
Arthur Kroker (Political Science and CSPT)
Rob Walker (Political Science and CSPT)

Session 3: Reflections from the US- Mexican Border (HSD A240, 7.00 – 9.00 pm)

The symposium ends with a lecture/performance by Ricardo Dominguez of the University of California (San Diego). Professor Dominguez is renowned for his bold and innovative interventions in American efforts to restrict migration from Mexico and Central America.

David Campany appointed Curator—Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie 2020

After the successful first edition of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, which took place in 2017 as the successor to the Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg under the direction of a curatorial team headed by Florian Ebner and Christin Müller, the 2nd Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie will be curated by English writer and curator David Campany, as announced by the festival’s board on October 4, 2018. The 2nd Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie will take place between February 29 and April 26, 2020.

Dietrich Skibelski, chairman of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie: “We are extremely pleased about our cooperation with David Campany. Not only were we convinced by his recent curatorial projects and the range of topics he has dealt with; his work as a writer and, in his own words, as an ‘image maker’ also fit very well with the many aspects that comprise the Biennale: exciting exhibitions, a varied supporting programme and the opportunity to initiate a broad and deep discourse about the photographic medium. His experience in the transmission of art and his direct connection to the young art scene, attained through his 25 years as a university lecturer, provide a lot of impetus to our project, which is why we are looking forward to the 2020 Biennale.”

More information: biennalefotografie.de

Market Photo Workshop Wins 2018 Principal Prince Claus Award

The 29 year old Market Photo Workshop has been announced as the winner of the prestigious 2018 Principal Prince Claus Award. The Award honours outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development and is presented annually to individuals, groups and organisations whose cultural actions have a positive impact on the development of their societies. The Market Photo Workshop was selected by an esteemed international panel that adjudicated 85 nominations from across the globe.

Founded in 1989 by the recently deceased legendary South African photographer, David Goldblatt, the Market Photo Workshop—a training institution of the Market Theatre Foundation—instills and promotes the ideals of socially committed photography. It was the first South African institution to provide photographic training, equipment and support to black South African photographers during the apartheid era, giving huge impetus to the visual expression of black perspectives on local realities, expositing discrimination, injustices and oppression in powerful images. Its graduates which include Zanele Muholi, Jodi Bieber and Sabelo Mlangeni are among the most influential photographers on the African continent.

“The Market Photo Workshop stands to honour the legacy of its founder, David Goldblatt, and now under the leadership of Lekgetho Makola, the Market Photo Workshop continues to break new ground as it develops innovative methodology that combines technical training with social consciousness raising and extends its presence through collaborations and exchanges that extend into the continent”, said Ismail Mahomed, the Chief Executive Officer of the Market Theatre Foundation.

Last year, the Head of Market Photo Workshop, Lekgetho Makola participated in a number of international events including a three-day conference on Art, Public Space and Closing Societies in Morocco. He was a member of the curatorial advisory committee for the 11th edition of Bamako Encounters 2017 and was invited to the 2017 Lubumbashi Biennale in the DRC as part of stakeholder relationship building between like-minded photography organisations in order to enhance the growth of the practice collaboratively in the SADC region. Makola also sits on the International Advisory Committee to the Board of the California based visual story telling organisation CatchLight.

Under Makola’s leadership, the Market Photo Workshop offers critical photography courses to communities, weekend classes, an interactive module on archiving photography to practitioners and intensive incubator programmes for emerging artists. Many of its students and alumni explore complex issues such as state violence, migration, homelessness, memory and identity in a transitional society, capturing post-apartheid realities.

“This Award gives the Market Photo Workshop and its community of photographers the ultimate recognition of the impact of its intensive relevant programmes and energies on both Continental and Global levels. The outstanding creative and administrative contributions and funding support from progressive individuals and organizations has created a new type of artistic knowledge cultivation realm, championed by critical compelling young minds and attitudes inspired by lived dynamic experiences of this Continent and we are delighted that the Prince Claus Fund has honoured us with this glorious accolade”, Lekgetho Makola said.

The award presents the Market Photo Workshop with the opportunity to further diversify its programmes and solidify its activities by investing in the research, development and activation of a critical post-apartheid Pan-African photography archive that represents the artistic and advocacy energies of the 25 years of South Africa’s constitutional democracy. Through its three decades of revolutionary work, the Market Photo Workshop has created a vast image archive of unique historical and social importance.

The verdict from the Prince Clause Awards is that the “Market Photo Workshop is honoured for its political courage and historically significant act of opening photography to black South Africans during apartheid; for sustaining the radical spirit and ideals that grew out of the struggle against apartheid, stimulating critical reflection and enabling a continuing evolution of photogrtaphic expression of social realities and injustices; for creating a dynamic education process that propagates the role of photography as a proactive agent in social development; for providing access to essential storytelling tools and supportive networks, enabling young people, including the marginalized and disadvantaged, to envision and share their experiences; and for its integrity over 30 years of dedication as a catalyst and springboard for talent, consistently empowering generations of remarkable photographers.”

The Award, which carries a prize of 100 000 Euros, will be presented to the Market Photo Workshop on 6 December at the Royal Palace in the Netherlands, in the presence of the Royal Family.

The Market Theatre Foundation also extends its congratulations to internationally acclaimed South African dancer and choreographer, Dada Masilo who will also be awarded the 2018 Prince Claus Next Generation Award. Known to deconstruct the all-time classic ballets into powerfully grounded, hip-shaking, moves of African dance, Dada Masilo has created a unique choreographic signature of challenging prejudice by turning race, class and gender stereotypes on their heads through her modern interpretations of the classics.

“I would like congratulate both the Market Photo Workshop and Dada Masilo on this incredible achievement. They were selected out of a group of 85 other individuals and projects – all equally deserving. Ms Masilo and the Market Photo Workshop are shining examples of the richness of South Africa’s cultural and artistic expression and possibility” says Han Peters, the Ambassador Designate of the Netherlands to South Africa.