Open Call for Artists – 2018 International Photography Festival
PHOTO IS:RAEL invites artists to send proposals for the thematic exhibition and special projects at the 6th Photography Festival, which will take place in November 2018 in Tel Aviv.
The theme this year is: Relations
The Oxford Dictionary defines “relation” as “the way in which two or more people or things are connected; a thing’s effect on or relevance to another.”
The term “relations” (and its close kin, “relationship”) appears in countless contexts, from the most personal and intimate worlds to the spheres of politics, sociology, and science: intimate relations, forbidden relations, interpersonal relations, same-sex relationship, open relationship, international relations, diplomatic relations, social relations, good relations, therapeutic relationship, dual relationship, sexual relations, symbiotic relationship, financial relationship, romantic relationship, primary relationship, broken relationship…
The subject of relations, on the numerous worlds and interpretation associated with it, has always been a central subject matter for artists, curators, and scholars. In the upcoming festival, we wish to explore this theme from different angles, as well as its relevance in today’s world, and the new ways it can be represented.
Artists working with photography, video, performance, and multimedia, from all over the world and in all stages of their career are invited to send proposals for existing or planned works on the theme.
A panel of art professionals will review the proposals and select the participating artists.
*An application fee of $15 includes a registration fee and an entrance ticket to the Photography Festival to all submitting artists.
Selected artists notified
PHOTO IS:RAEL #6
Since its launch in 2009, the International Photography Festival has become an art institution that draws tens of thousands of visitors each year. The festival features works by hundreds of prominent international and Israeli photographers, and offers a glimpse into unique Israeli photography archives, social projects, lectures, masterclasses, workshops, gallery talks and more.
This year’s festival will deal with the theme of relations. The subject of relations, on the numerous worlds and interpretations associated with it, has always been a central subject matter for artists, curators, and scholars. In the upcoming festival, we wish to explore this theme from different angles, as well as its relevance in today’s world, and the new ways it can be represented.
Once a year we celebrate photography with an international festival that serves as a platform for all creators who use photography as a means of expression, and facilitates a dialogue between people and countries.
2017 – Identity, Midtown Tel-Aviv
2016 – Safe Space, Jaffa Port
2014 – Photographic Memory, Carmel Winery, Rishon Le zion
2012 – Sustainability, Jaffa Port
2010 – Short Exposure, Tel-Aviv Port
2009 – Point of View, Hatachana Tel-Aviv
Director | PHOTO IS:RAEL
Chief Curator | PHOTO IS:RAEL
Concept designer | PHOTO IS:RAEL
Dana Golan Miller
Curator and Collection Manager, Doron Sebbag Collection, ORS
Artistic Director, Curtain Up
Co-Artistic Director, Tmuna Theatre
Prof. Dana Arieli
Dean, Design Faculty, HIT, Researcher and Photographer
Curator and Art Critique