Warsaw Photo Days 2015

In November 2015 Warsaw Photo Days will launch its 3rd edition under the theme TESTOSTERONE. 8 individual exhibitions selected in an open contest formula will be presented in Warsaw galleries. Open Programme welcomes entries from visual artists both nationally and internationally, supporting all disciplines of photographic (and photography-based) practice.

From among the submitted entries, the curators will select 8 most interesting projects, which will be presented in Warsaw galleries during the festival. Out of the 8 finalists the jury will select the GRAND PRIX winner, who will receive the prize of EURO 1200. The exhibitions will be produced by the organiser from the high res files received form the artists.

The theme of the 3rd edition of Warsaw Photo Days is TESTOSTERONE. We are looking for projects that analyze or problematize the theme of masculinity. Our understanding of the festival theme – Testosterone – is broad. It could be the life force of the human kind, empowering both men and women’s lives. It may also be the subject of endless social and civilizational readjustments, both physical and psychological, redefined across generations, manifesting itself in a number of different ways. We will look into the ways of picturing contemporary masculine archetypes, its attributes, positive developments and possible dangers.

Submissions sent by email to open@warsawphotodays.com have to include the following:

  1. pdf containing a set of photographs from the project ( resolution 72 dpi), file size up to 5Mb;
  2. description in pdf – max. 1800 characters, that obligatory includes:
    1. project statement;
    2. information whether or not the project has already been presented (if so, where);
    3. proposed formats and technical description;
    4. brief artist’s bio;
    5. for video work – a link to a web page;
    6. contact information (email, phone, Skype, mailing address).

Our Jury will decline your submission if it does not follow all the guidelines.

All applications must be received by November 1, 2015 (23:59 CET).

One artist can submit one project for consideration.

There is no entry fee.

Application deadline: November 1, 2015
Results: November 5, 2015 – announced on www.warsawphotodays.com
Exhibitions: 20 November – 15 December 2015

Detailed rules of participation can be found in the Terms and conditions of the competition.

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