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Open Call for Artists – 2018 International Photography Festival
PHOTO IS:RAEL invites artists to send proposals for the thematic exhibition and special projects at the 6th Photography Festival, which will take place in November 2018 in Tel Aviv.
The theme this year is: Relations

The Oxford Dictionary defines “relation” as “the way in which two or more people or things are connected; a thing’s effect on or relevance to another.”
The term “relations” (and its close kin, “relationship”) appears in countless contexts, from the most personal and intimate worlds to the spheres of politics, sociology, and science: intimate relations, forbidden relations, interpersonal relations, same-sex relationship, open relationship, international relations, diplomatic relations, social relations, good relations, therapeutic relationship, dual relationship, sexual relations, symbiotic relationship, financial relationship, romantic relationship, primary relationship, broken relationship…

The subject of relations, on the numerous worlds and interpretation associated with it, has always been a central subject matter for artists, curators, and scholars. In the upcoming festival, we wish to explore this theme from different angles, as well as its relevance in today’s world, and the new ways it can be represented.

Artists working with photography, video, performance, and multimedia, from all over the world and in all stages of their career are invited to send proposals for existing or planned works on the theme.

A panel of art professionals will review the proposals and select the participating artists.
Deadline: 1.7.2018
*An application fee of $15 includes a registration fee and an entrance ticket to the Photography Festival to all submitting artists.

08.05.2018

Registration

01.07.2018

Submission deadline

30.09.2018

Selected artists notified

21.11.2018

2018 Festival

PREVIOUS FESTIVALS

PHOTO IS:RAEL #6

Since its launch in 2009, the International Photography Festival has become an art institution that draws tens of thousands of visitors each year. The festival features works by hundreds of prominent international and Israeli photographers, and offers a glimpse into unique Israeli photography archives, social projects, lectures, masterclasses, workshops, gallery talks and more.

This year’s festival will deal with the theme of relations. The subject of relations, on the numerous worlds and interpretations associated with it, has always been a central subject matter for artists, curators, and scholars. In the upcoming festival, we wish to explore this theme from different angles, as well as its relevance in today’s world, and the new ways it can be represented.

Once a year we celebrate photography with an international festival that serves as a platform for all creators who use photography as a means of expression, and facilitates a dialogue between people and countries.

2017 – Identity, Midtown Tel-Aviv
2016 – Safe Space, Jaffa Port
2014 – Photographic Memory, Carmel Winery, Rishon Le zion
2012 – Sustainability, Jaffa Port
2010 – Short Exposure, Tel-Aviv Port
2009 – Point of View, Hatachana Tel-Aviv

ARTISTIC COMMITTEE

Eyal Landesman

Director | PHOTO IS:RAEL

Maya Anner

Chief Curator | PHOTO IS:RAEL

Ohad Benit

Concept designer | PHOTO IS:RAEL

Guy Ben-Ner

Video Artist

Dana Golan Miller

Curator and Collection Manager, Doron Sebbag Collection, ORS

Mate’ Mora

Artistic Director, Curtain Up

Nitzan Cohen

Co-Artistic Director, Tmuna Theatre

Prof. Dana Arieli

Dean, Design Faculty, HIT, Researcher and Photographer

Rula Khoury

Curator and Art Critique

SELECTED ARTISTS PREVIOUS FESTIVALS

Angelica Dass
Antoine D'Agata
Antonin Kratochvil
Barbara Probst
Boaz Aharonovich
Chino Otsuka
Daniel Tchetchik
Gilad Ophir
Juno Calypso
Laura Letinski
Mathieu Pernot
Micha Bar-am
Myoung Ho Lee
Nadav Kander
Paolo Pellegrin
Ragu Rai
Sian Davey
Weronica Gesicka
Robert Capa
Francesco Zizola
Yair Barak
Angelica Dass / Brazil . 2017 Festival