Deadline: July 29, 2019
Entry fee: from €20 to €40
Prizes: Participation in the Exhibition
All mental and physical processes are subject to errors, and photographic creative and technical processes are no exception to this rule. Photographers may carefully plan their compositions, but even the most thoroughly constructed situations might surprise us with some unforeseeable element. Analogue and digital technical processes are also prone to errors that modify the image in unexpected ways. Some types of glitches occur spontaneously, while others are intentionally prompted by using equipment or technology that randomly or systematically produces them. A glitch may occur in the theme, the production method or in the material of the image as well, and it could be present in the picture or in the viewer’s eye.
In this call we understand glitches in a wide sense, ranging from the unexpected in the process of composing images to the technological errors that modify the final image in all sorts of intended or unintended ways.
PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Glitch. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who are interested in this theme, and would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed, as glitches may occur at all points of the creative and technical processes of photography. Indeed, we are interested in all possible creative photographic interpretations of the theme.
One juror’s choice and up to three honourable mentions will be selected and announced. The juror’s choice receives three free entries for any upcoming themed group exhibition calls at PH21 Gallery. (Each free entry includes up to 15 images.)
Curator: Zsolt Bátori
Zsolt is a philosopher of art and photographer. He currently serves as dean of the Faculty of Art and Creative Industries of the Budapest Metropolitan University, and visits the University of Murcia, Spain for regular research collaboration. He has conducted research and taught philosophy of art and photography courses at various universities in Hungary, the United States, Spain and Argentina, and has exhibited his photographic work internationally. Zsolt is also the founder and director of PH21 Gallery.
- Submission deadline: July 29, 2019
- Notification: All entrants will be notified 7–10 days after the deadline.
- Exhibition dates: August 29 – September 21, 2019
A) Standard submission: You may submit 3, 5, 7, 10, or 15 images; these may be all individual works, or they may also include a series of maximum 5 photographs. The entry fee is €20.00 for the first 3 images, €25.00 for 5 images, €30.00 for 7 images, €35.00 for 10 images, and €40.00 for 15 images.
B) Special fee: There is a special rate for maximum 5 images for students and unwaged persons as well as for applicants from low-income economies. The special fee is €13.00. Please do not ask us about your eligibility or send us any proof because we trust your judgement. The special rate is simply for people who – for the reasons indicated above – would not be able to afford the standard fee.