Photography Contest

Photo Fringe 2020: OPEN20

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Emerging and mid-career photographic artists

Entry Fees |

11 Euros

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Photo Fringe 2020 will be a call to action, inviting artists and audiences to take photos and to make a difference. To make art and communicate our place in the world through it. To use photography to make change. To develop new ways of seeing together.

At this critical moment of historical change the festival asks: "How can photography help us to see the world afresh and help us to envision a fairer, safer, greener world? How can it help us to understand global change? How can your photography make a difference?"

The Photo Fringe 2020 festival will run from 3 to 31 October 2020.

About the OPEN20 SOLO award

The OPEN20 SOLO award is a solo exhibition opportunity for an early-career photographer.

Photo Fringe invites emerging artists from all over the world to participate and respond to the question: "How can photography make a difference?".

For this year's award we're asking for work to be shown in an online exhibition.

One artist will be selected by our jury as the festival's keynote exhibition - presented on our new Photo Fringe 2020 website, alongside work from 20 shortlisted artists.

One artist will be awarded:
the keynote solo exhibition for Photo Fringe 2020
an artist's fee of 750 plus production costs of up to 500
mentoring from Professor Steve Macleod, (Director, Metro), Sam Mercer (Digital Producer, The Photographers' Gallery) and Kay Watson (Digital Curator, Serpentine Galleries)