Landskrona 2020 Festival is looking for submissions from artists, photographers and collectives addressing the overall theme of memory. This includes reflecting on the role of memory in the construction of reality as well as how the collective notion of social memory is influenced, allowing for diverse and even conflicting narratives to emerge.
In addition, several other topics within the theme will be explored - from revisiting undisputed memorials of historical events, to the current debate about the decolonisation of prevailing narratives. Also included will be concepts around the exploration of identity by using the personal archive and family histories, and the visualisation of trauma and exile memories. As well as narratives addressing how to best remember the fast-disappearing natural world, its threatened species and diminishing wildlife, and memories emanating from mythical tales and legends. This includes the deconstruction of The Architecture of Memory and concepts around this specific theme.
The open call welcomes multidisciplinary projects engaged in all types of visual representation, fictional or documentary. This includes the tools of photography, video, archive, installation, performance, intervention, digital art, code and web-platforms. We are looking for works which challenge and question established ideas of engagement.
“Memories are not ready-made reflections of the past, but eclectic, selective reconstructions . . . ” (Lowenthal 1985:210).
Since it started in 2013 Landskrona Foto Festival has developed to become one of the most talked about photo festivals in northern Europe. The ambition for the festival is to show art photography of the highest international class from a blend of countries. The festival is also an important meeting place for photography professionals with a portfolio review, dummy award, workshops, photobook days, a large number of exhibitions, artist talks, seminar and much more
Monica Allende, Artistic Director Landskrona Foto Festival
Monica Allende is an independent curator, consultant and educator. She is the Artistic Director of GETXOPHOTO Photo Festival and Landskrona Foto Festival. She has collaborated with WeTransfer as a Consultant and Creative Producer, she was the director of FORMAT17 International Photography Festival. Previously Monica was the Photo Editor at the Sunday Times Magazine, where she launched Spectrum, the award-winning photography section. She is a visiting lecturer at the London College of Communication, London & EFTI in Madrid.
Shoair Mavilan, Director Photoworks
Shoair Mavlian is the Director for Photoworks, a platform for contemporary photography. From 2011 - 2018 she was Assistant Curator, Photography and International Art at Tate Modern, London, where she researched acquisitions for the international collection whilst curating exhibitions and displays across the museum. Shoair has a background in fine art photography practice and the history of photography focusing on the twentieth century. She has a strong interest in photography relating to conflict and memory and emerging contemporary practice.
Emmanuelle de l’Ecotais, Curator for photography, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
Emmanuelle de l'Ecotais is curator for photography at the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris since 2001. She has a PhD in History of Art, and is the specialist of Man Ray's work. She has organized a large number of exhibitions, including Man Ray, la photographie à l'envers (Centre Pompidou/Grand Palais 1998), Alexandre Rodtchenko, La Photographie dans l'œil (Musée d'art moderne, 2007) She is the author of number of essays and books, among them L'Esprit Dada (Editions Assouline, 1999), Man Ray (Taschen, 2000). She is regularly member of different acquisitions committees and also part of the jury for Paris Jeunes Talents in visual arts, Prix pour la photographie and Prix Pictet.
Jenny Nordquist, Director Landskrona Foto
Jenny Nordquist is Director for Landskrona Foto. Sweden. She has a background in fine art photography, education and curation. From 2016-2018 she was the Artistic Director for Landskrona Foto Festival. She has previously been head of photography at Östra Grevie College in Sweden and from 2011-2018 she was director of a project space for photography in Copenhagen.
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Do I have to be a qualified visual artist to participate?
No, you don't have to be qualified in order to participate. Landskrona foto Festival Open Call is open to all emerging and established visual artists worldwide.
Is there a theme for the Landskrona Foto Festival Open Call?
Yes. We are looking for submissions from artists, photographers and collectives addressing the overall theme of memory.
When is the deadline?
The deadline is 31st of October 2019
How much does it cost?
€10 per project.
How many projects can I submit?
You can submit a maximum of 3 projects.
What are the age requirements?
All the participants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submission.
Can I send my submission by email?
We do not accept entries by email as an alternative to digital uploading. Please register on picter.com and upload your entries online.
Can I submit video stills or installation shots with my submission?
Yes, you can submit video stills and/or installation shots as part of the images for a series. Make sure to explain that these are stills from a video or installation shots in the series description. It's not possible to upload the video itself but in both cases you may provide a link in the description.
My work has been awarded in other competitions. Can I still submit them?
Yes. There is no restriction to submitting work that has been part of other photo competitions or prior exhibitions.
Can I enter as a duo or collective?
Yes, duos and collectives are more than welcome.
Can I submit using an artist name?
Yes, but you must include your real name on the application form as well.
Will my images be sold?
No. You retain copyright to your work and your images will not be sold or used for commercial purposes.
If I win, will I have to send in high-resolution files of my work?
Yes. Once the jury has made its final selection, we will contact you to request high-resolution files to produce the exhibition.
Who will decide which photographers are selected?
A select group of internationally renowned jurors from around the world will view all the images submitted and select the winning entries.
When will I know if I have been selected?
A shortlist will be announced on the Festival website as well as social networks, and notified to all the participants on the 2^nd^ of December. The winners will be announced to all the participants and published on the Festival website and its social networks on the 9^th^ of December.
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