PHOTO IS:RAEL invites artists to submit proposals for the central exhibition of the 8th International Photography Festival in Tel Aviv, November 2020.

The International Photography Festival is Israel’s largest photography event and will be taking place in November 2020 for the eighth time. The festival has long since become an established and well-known cultural institution that welcomes thousands of visitors each year, as over 200 leading Israeli and international photographers exhibit their work over the course of two weeks.

A jury of leading experts spanning a wide range of artistic genres will review the open call submissions and select the exhibiting artists.


20 artists will be invited to present their work in the festival’s central exhibition, and will also be featured on the website and in the festival catalog.
50 additional artists will be invited to present their works in front of an audience of professionals in a special screening event during the festival.

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2019 Festival

28.11-7.12 | Azrieli Sarona Tower – Enter via the Sarona Complex

10 Days | 40 Exhibitions | 250 International Artists | 30 Social Outreach Exhibitions | Dozens of Special Events

This year’s festival will focus on the theme of Fantasy

The International Photography Festival, Israel’s largest photography event, will be taking place this year for the seventh time. The festival has long since become a well-established art institution that welcomes thousands of visitors every year.

This year’s festival will present 40 exhibitions featuring over 250 leading photographers from Israel and abroad, as well as performances, video art, music events and more. The festival is the pinnacle of the year for PHOTO IS:RAEL, a non-profit, public benefit company established to fulfill its vision of social outreach, dialogue, research and the highlighting of artistic and social themes through the language of photography.


Alec Soth | Sleeping by the Mississippi

Fantasy | Open Call Winners 2019

2019 Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography


conversation and book signing with Alec Soth


The 2019 Meitar Award winner announcement


Gallery Talks


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