Open Call for Participation in the 7th International Photography Festival
Submission deadline: MAY 22
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PHOTO IS:RAEL invites artists to submit proposals for participation in the thematic exhibition as well as special projects at the 7th International Photography Festival, taking place in Tel Aviv in November 2019.
The International Photography Festival is Israel’s largest photography event and will be taking place in November 2019 for the seventh 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 art experts will review the open call submissions and select the exhibiting artists.

The International Photography Festival is the highlight of PHOTO IS:RAEL’s year and is the largest photography event in Israel today. Since its formation in 2009, the Festival has become a well-known cultural institution which welcomes tens of thousands of visitors each year, presenting works by over 200 leading Israeli and International artists alongside exhibitions of our social activity for two weeks out of the year.


The Festival promotes an interdisciplinary approach and presents the medium of photography in combination with other arts such as dance, performance, theater, opera, and sound. During the day the Festival offers guided tours for schools. Then, in the afternoon, the Festival opens its doors to dozens of visitors from across the country who come to see the exhibitions and participate in a variety of lectures, panels, and special events.


For us photography is a language, the language in which we speak, communicate, and argue. But photography is also a celebration, and once a year we celebrate the International Photography Festival as a platform for all those who use the language of photography to express themselves and foster dialogue between people and countries.


The next festival is scheduled to take place in November 2019 for the seventh time.


2018 Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography

RUSSIA. #Draft | Dmitry Markov

Maria Svarbova | Swimming Pool


The Third Photography Marathon

Justice in Photography | Panel by the Katz International Photography Award (KIPA)

Roger Ballen | Festival Closing Talk


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