Deadline: February 22, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: participation in the festival and the exhibitions
The aim of this year’s festival is to return to the essence of our Reclaim Photography manifesto, by reclaiming the best in art photography.
This year our festival theme is Beauty in imperfection: reclaiming our aesthetic sensibility.
The intangible qualities of beauty and imperfection assumes a transcendental significance within photography, directing the sensibility of the viewer to look beyond the immediately apparent and to search deeper within oneself for meaning and essence.
Aesthetic consciousness can be explored either through the use of photographic processes and techniques, the photographer’s artistic interpretation, from the subject matter, or by a combination of all three.
Participants are encouraged to respond to this theme through the use of analogue and cameraless photography (including historical and alternative processes) or digital photography (including photo painting, photo-montage and digital printing skills). We hope to attract images in the form of:
- portraiture – self, individual or group
- experimental imagery
- still-life photography – objects or the natural world
- landscape photography – coastal, rural or urban
- and documentary photography