Photography Contest

Open Call for Exhibitions at Fotofestival Lenzburg 2022

Deadline |

03/06/22

Theme |

Open

Territory |

Worldwide

Eligibility |

Open to all

Entry Fees |

Betwenn 15 and 23 Euros

Prizes |

Exhibition
We are delighted to announce the Open Call for exhibits at the Fotofestival Lenzburg 2022, which will be held in Lenzburg (Switzerland, 20 minutes from Zurich) between the 26 of August and the 2nd of October 2022, in various locations within the city. Renown Photographers and emergent talents are invited to share their visions, with a project or single images, related to our festival theme for the 2022 edition re:sources 2.0.

As we all know only too well, there have been enormous changes and unprecedented challenges in all areas of life since the start of 2020: Everything we hold dear, everything we take for granted, everything that gives us support, everything that gives us a sense of security, has been challenged. The voids in our lives on the other hand allowed us to reevaluate what may be truly valuable to us. Deprivation proved to us what is most urgent to care about and explore what are essential resources for humanity and in general for our world. On the material as well as the immaterial levels.

The origin of a better future is always in the now. And photography is the perfect medium to contemplate this moment, reflecting on the past and projecting onto what is to come. For the 2022 edition, Fotofestival Lenzburg continues to explore the theme of resources, focusing on the relationship between man and nature, the health and well-being of all of us, and the major climatic and human changes that we are currently experiencing. More about the theme of the Festival here: https://www.fotofestivallenzburg.ch/en/the-fotofestival-lenzburg/

The competition is open to all types of photography and is aimed at photographers from near and far. An international jury of curators (from Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy) will choose the most interesting projects, which will be exhibited during the Festival at the Gallery of the Villa Müllerhaus. One project will be awarded the Jury Award of 1500 CHF. An additional group of single images (about 50) selected by the jury will be showcased in the shop windows of Lenzburg's historic town centre, with the chance to win the Public's Award (every image will have a corresponding number and the public will be asked to vote for their favourite image via SMS) of 1000 CHF.

The town itself will be turned into an open photo gallery, with several exhibits, photobooks corners in the bars and a rich program of events, with portfolio-reviews, workshops, and talks with authors and experts, in an intimate and cosy atmosphere. The festival of this small Swiss town, having featured already internationally renowned authors, is turning rapidly into a photography not-to-be-missed event.

What winners receive
Exhibition during the Festival for 3 selected projects and more than 50 single images.
Jury's Prize for best 'Project': 1.500 CHF
People's Prize for best 'Single Image': 1.000 CHF
Accommodation in Lenzburg for the opening's weekend (26-27 August)
Dedicated feature on the Festival's website and communication channels / features in Festival's partners channels (up to 20 partners)