Photography in Progress ends 31 December 2022

Deadline: 31 December 2022. For the first time, the Cologne International Photoscene is issuing an Open Call that will lead to a group exhibition for the Photoszene Festival.

With the title “Photography in Progress”, the Open Call provides a thematic framework for artistic explorations of the medium of photography, whose production mechanisms are just as much in flux as they are capable of producing new visual languages and modes of use. “Photography in Progress” focuses on contemporary thematic fields of photography and at the same time illuminates how the constantly changing digital image practices can affect artistic approaches. With the Open Call, the photography scene provides a platform for current photographic positions and is looking forward to versatile submissions from artists who work with the medium of photography and its extended sense of the post-photographic. The submitted works will be reviewed by a jury and selected for a group exhibition at the Photoszene Festival in May 2023.

The Judges:
Daria Bona (Curator, Cologne)
Adelheid Komenda (Research Supervisor for Photography, LVR-Museum Bonn)
Thomas Seelig (Director Photographic Collection, Folkwang Museum Essen)
Linda Conze (Director Photography, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf)
A. Hagmann, D. Bergmann, D. Zimmermann (Photoszene Köln)

– The work will be shown in a group exhibition in the art spaces of the Michael Horbach Foundation as part of the Photoszene Festival 2023 in Cologne.
– Each juried position will receive an exhibition fee of 500€.
– There is the possibility of a production cost subsidy if the work has not yet been produced or needs to be adapted for the exhibition space
– The group exhibition will be integrated into an international publicity and press campaign as part of the Photoszene Festival and made accessible to a large audience

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