International Open Call – Exposure

International Open Call - Exposure

Deadline: October 15, 2019
Entry fee: 3 images – $35,additional images – $5 each
Prizes: $115, participation in the exhibition

Photographers are invited to submit work to an open theme exhibition hosted by the Exposure Photography Festival. Selected work will be exhibited during the month of February in 2020

The Exposure Photography Festival International Open Call is now open for submissions. Photographers will be selected to participate in next year’s festival, and accepted work will be shown in a feature exhibition hosted by Exposure Photography Festival in Calgary, Alberta.

Diverse international submissions from artists and photographers practising in photo based (2D) work is encouraged and welcomed.

All applicants will receive

  • The opportunity to be featured on the Exposure Photography Festival curated Instagram account as examples of strong applications and to promote the open call.
  • Visibility with the 2020 Juror, award selection committees and Exposure team.

All successful applicants will

  • Exhibit their work in the Exposure Festival group exhibition as part of the 2020 programme.
  • Receive an artist fee of $115 CAD (in accordance with CARFAC guidelines)
  • Be featured on the Exposure Photography Festival website reaching audiences worldwide.

Here’s what you need to do

Submit individual images or a thematically linked series of photographs or photo-based work, along with a written statement about your work, factual information about your images and/or project concept. You must submit a minimum of 3 images with a maximum of 10.


  • Submission Deadline: October 15th, 2019 5pm (Calgary/MST)
  • Notification: November 15th, 2019


$35 for 3 images; additional images may be submitted for $5 each, up to 10 total.

2019 Open Call Juror: Travis Cole

Travis Cole is the current executive director of PAVED Arts, a Saskatoon based artist-run centre that focuses on new media practice, as well as director and co-curator of Saskatoon’s annual audio art festival, Sounds Like, currently in its 9th year. Previous to this, he was managing editor of BlackFlash Magazine, a national contemporary visual arts magazine with a focus on photography and new media. Prior to moving to Saskatoon, Travis lived in Winnipeg where he co-founded the micro-cinema collective Open City Cinema and helped launch the annual Winnipeg Underground Film Festival (WUFF) in 2013. He has also previously worked for WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Border Crossings Magazine, and Video Pool Media Arts Centre.



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