MedPhoto Festival 2017-2018
Europe: The Faces and the Territory looks into the new identities/diversities that are being born within this rapidly transforming European territory and into the potential of a common European identity, if such an identity exists as a potential or has already failed to exist. The Festival successfully began with the photobook exhibition «Uncensored Books» and will continue with exhibitions, presentations, workshops, publications, open discussions, a travelling photobook library and various events engaging the local community as well as international audiences by bringing together various partners across fields.
In its goal to discover and promote new photographers, MedPhoto Festival, will once again grant the MedPhoto Award, Greece’s first ever international photography prize. After the 2016 Award Contest in which photographers from 30 different countries took part, an open call for submissions began this year in September 20th. The MedPhoto Award will be granted to a photography project (final or in progress) that will be selected by an international jury and the prize will come with a 3.000€ grant. The competition’s subject is open.
David Campany (photographer, teacher at the University of Westminster), Laura Serani (curator, author), Julian Baron (photographer, teacher, member of Blank Paper Collective), Aliki Tsirgialou (director, photograghy archive, Benaki Museum, Athens), Yorgos Karailias (photographer), Marina Paulenka (founder and artistic Director of Organ Vida – International Photography Festival).
- A series up to 12 images
- Supporting text of up to 300 words describing the concept and the purpose of the project
Entry dates: September 20 to December 10, 2017. Submission fee is 20 € and each applicant can only submit one project of up to 12 photographs forming a series. The project submission will run through Lens Culture and participants will be asked to sign in or create a Lens Culture account before being able to apply. The Award ceremony will take place in Rethymno (date and venue TBA).
Entry dates: September 20 to December 10, 2017. Submission fee is 20 € and each applicant can only submit one project of up to 12 photographs forming a series. The project submission will run through Lens Culture and the Award ceremony will take place in Rethymno (date and venue TBA).