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PhEST Pop-Up Open Call

PhEST Pop-Up Open Call

July 15, 2021

PhEST Pop-Up Open Call is a free and speedy call for artists working with any kind of medium and artistic language, from photography to illustration and moving images. Lasting only 2 weeks (until July 15th), PhEST Pop-Up will give participants the opportunity to win 5 exclusive prizes assigned by an international jury plus, a selection…

LUCIE PHOTO BOOK PRIZE

LUCIE PHOTO BOOK PRIZE

July 15, 2021

The Lucie Photo Book Prize is a juried competition open to a diversity of submissions – from published to prototype to hand-made books. The awards will be presented to photographers, editors, curators, or publishers who have created such projects anywhere in the world within July 2019 – November 2021.

Charta Photobook Festival

Charta Photobook Festival

Rome, Italy

Charta is a festival of contemporary photography, dedicated to the photobook and to independent publishing. The festival provides for a visual itinerary in which a theme is developed through photobook exhibitions, by creating an expository tour in different locations in the heart of San Lorenzo, the Roman art district.

Cortona On the Move

Cortona On the Move

Cortona, Italy

The 11th edition of Cortona On the Move, the international visual narrative festival that takes place in the historic centre of the Tuscan town and at the Fortress of Girifalco, will happen from July 15 to October 3 this year. The theme of 2021, We Are Humans, focuses on humans and their relationships.

Charta Dummy Award

Charta Dummy Award

July 9, 2021

Charta Dummy Award is a prize dedicated to the best photobook dummy, connected to the homonym festival, Charta: a Photobook Festival, which happens in Rome from July 17-25, 2021.

PHmuseum 2021 Mobile Photography Prize

PHmuseum 2021 Mobile Photography Prize

June 17, 2021

The 3rd edition's theme of PHmuseum Mobile Photography Prize is Portraits – A reflection on identity, representation, and self-representation in the digital age. With part of Generation Z (born 1997-2012) and the whole Generation Alpha (2010 onwards) being the first people in human history to have full consciousness of their image and own portrayal since…

Critical Mass 2021

Critical Mass 2021

June 16, 2021

Critical Mass is an online platform that helps photographers to promote their work to a wide selection of professionals in the field. The 18th edition of Photolucida’s Critical Mass is open for submissions until June 16, 2021. Our Editor in Chief, Erik Vroons, is among the jurors this year. Photographers (from anywhere) should submit a…

Happiness ONTHEMOVE Award

Happiness ONTHEMOVE Award

June 14, 2021

Registration is open until June 1st for the ninth edition of the International Happiness ONTHEMOVE Award promoted by the international visual narrative festival Cortona On The Move in a first-time collaboration with the Wine Consortium of Cortona. 

Helsinki Photo Festival 2021

Helsinki Photo Festival 2021

Helsinki, Finland

This year’s edition of the Helsinki Photo Festival seeks to create a unique art experience in the Finnish capital, on the theme ‘Fearless’. The festival is increasing accessibility during the pandemic by exhibiting in outdoor art centres, museums, warehouses, parks and waterfront areas around Greater Helsinki and by hosting events 24/7.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021

June 8, 2021

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is an international competition that celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography. This year the exhibition will take place at the new arts hub Cromwell Place, London, from 10 November 2021 – 2 January 2022, while the National Portrait Gallery building in St Martin’s Place is closed…

Art Rotterdam

Art Rotterdam

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Art Rotterdam is an annual art fair that offers a venue for the latest developments in the visual arts. The twenty-second edition of Art Rotterdam, once again to be held in the Van Nelle Factory, is taking place from Thursday 1 July to Sunday 4 July. This year, there will be lots to experience and…

Women by Women

Women by Women

Kahmann Gallery

From June to September 2021 the exhibition ‘Women by Women’ takes place at Kahmann Gallery in Amsterdam. The exhibition features the works of nine photographers: Carla van de Puttelaar, Laura Hospes Justine Tjallinks, Costanza Gastaldi, Marianna Rothen, Sara Punt, Chantal Elisabeth Ariëns, Linelle Deunk and Ata Kandó. It is a combination of work by photographers who…

ROTTERDAM PHOTO 2021

ROTTERDAM PHOTO 2021

The Netherlands

Rotterdam Photo is an annual photo fair with a festival flair. Taking place during ArtRotterdam Week, this event gives art lovers have the opportunity to visit numerous art and design events.

Fotofestiwal

Fotofestiwal

Łódź, Poland

Belfast Photo Festival 2021

Belfast Photo Festival 2021

Belfast, United Kingdom

The 10th edition of the annual Belfast Photo Festival centers around the theme of Future(s), with artists invited to address a wide range of approaches to the idea of futurity and speculative futures. Many works deal with the very pressing concerns of a post-pandemic future, examining the growing human impact upon the earth’s ecosystems in…

Nicola Lo Calzo: Binidittu

Nicola Lo Calzo: Binidittu

CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia

The exhibition, curated by Giangavino Pazzola, unfolds along an exhibition itinerary split up into four chapters and, through some thirty medium/large-format images, traces the main stages of Binidittu’s life: from his release from slavery to his death, from post-racist utopia to beatification. Lo Calzo’s photographs are accompanied by an installation featuring archive materials and documents…

Riga Photomonth 2021

Riga Photomonth 2021

Online / outdoor spaces in Riga, Latvia

This year the festival will start on May 24 and run until July 4. Due to the epidemiological constraints that make it difficult to plan the festival, the events will mainly take place outdoors and on the Internet. The festival will occupy streets, shop windows, billboards and other places in the public space, as well…

Palm* Photo Prize 2021

Palm* Photo Prize 2021

London, UK

Palm* Photo Prize is an annual submission-based exhibition for a new generation of photographers. Its aim is to support, elevate and showcase the best of the new wave of image-makers. The exhibition at Palm Studios in London features an extensive list of must-watch photographers from across the world in a multitude of styles and disciplines,…

From Here to Eternity: Sunil Gupta. A Retrospective

From Here to Eternity: Sunil Gupta. A Retrospective

The Photographers’ Gallery, London

The Photographers' Gallery in London will be reopening ‘From Here to Eternity: Sunil Gupta. A Retrospective’, this May. This is the first comprehensive UK-based career survey of Sunil Gupta (b. 1958), and brings together sixteen series from the prolific photographer's oeuvre, including the ‘Exiles’ series, which was shown at the very same location as part…

Riga Photography Biennial – NEXT 2021

Riga Photography Biennial – NEXT 2021

Riga, Latvia

The Riga Photography Biennial – NEXT is an international contemporary art event focusing on the analysis of visual culture and artistic representation. NEXT will take place in Riga from 8 May to 11 August, focusing on young and promising artists from the Baltics, Nordic countries and Europe who are still in the early stages of their…