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Women Photograph Mentorship Program

Women Photograph is pleased to announce that they’re now accepting applications for their 2022 Mentorship Program, which will pair 24 industry leaders (12 photographers and 12 photo editors, curators, and educators) with 24 early-career photojournalists over the course of a year. Mentors include editors, curators, & photographers from The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Reuters, and Read More

Copenhagen Photo Festival

Want to receive international exposure and connect with the photography industry in the Nordics? This is an open call for visual artists and photographers interested in a solo exhibition at Copenhagen Photo Festival 2022. They are looking for interesting projects concerning one of the three pillars of the festival programme: Framing Identity, Framing Society and Read More

The Louis Roederer Discovery Award

The Rencontres d’Arles associates the Louis Roederer Discovery Award with galleries, art centers, artist run spaces, independent venues and institutions. Through their pioneering work, these structures are indeed often the first to support emerging artists. They can propose an exhibition project by an artist they support and whose work has been recently discovered or deserves Read More

Carbon Border Voices

Carbon-Borders-Voices is a project connected to The Critical Fish. They are inviting responses – written, visual, creative, critical and scientific to the theme from different discipline perspectives.

Hull has been characterised as being ‘at the end of the line’ and many artists and writers explore experience and circumstances ‘on the edge’ where water meets land, coastlines Read More

Format Festival: Future Focus Open Call

FORMAT in partnership with Derby’s art centre QUAD is delighted to announce this year’s Future Focus Open Call.

This is a wonderful opportunity for national and international BA Degree students who have graduated from a UK University in 2020 and 2021 – during the Covid-19 pandemic – and were unable to exhibit their final work, or Read More

2nd SERIES AND SINGLE IMAGE CONTEST Be Published in FotoNostrum Magazine

At least 12 photographers will be selected to be published in 8 to 12 pages portfolios. Three of them will be featured on the cover, in different issues of the magazine.

Submit one or more series of 6 images each. Open Theme.

Announcement of results: 30 days after the final deadline

Winners will be published in consecutive issues Read More

OPEN CALL – Self Published Photobooks

After the great success of last year’s edition, Photo Week Aarhus are again looking for self-published photobooks or dummies to be exhibited at their Open Book Market at Photobook Week Aarhus 2021!
The theme is free, but they will especially consider projects that are innovative and relate to this year’s theme “Movement and Transition”.

Taking these keywords Read More

femLENS Community Survey

Documentary Photography Community Survey

The purpose of this survey is to gain a better understanding of the needs, challenges and ambitions of women and non-binary image makers working with documentary photography.

Existing data is limited to elite institutions and does not account for the experiences of those with nontraditional backgrounds and approaches. With this survey, we hope to reach not Read More

TPG’s Call for Papers: Concerning Photography

On 14 January 1971, The Photographers’ Gallery opened its doors with The Concerned Photographer, an exhibition which had previously been shown in the United States, Switzerland and Japan, and which presented photography as the optimum medium to document social conditions. This online conference will situate the gallery’s fifty-year legacy of innovative programming within broader infrastructures of Read More

Open Call: Photography+ The Graduate Issue

Photoworks, Photography+ The Graduate Issue is designed for final year BA students and final year MA students graduating from photography courses in 2021. The selected works will be featured in Photoworks’ online magazine Photography+. In addition to this, selected photographers will receive a year-long Photoworks membership and bespoke mentoring from the Photoworks team. The printing Read More

femLENS: Women at Work Campaign

It has been a long time since we’ve seen undistorted portraits of working women in print media. Since the start of the era of consumerism and social media, what we are exposed to is either airbrushed celebrities or the poverty on the other side of the social ladder.

We should move back to showing respect for Read More

Artist-in-Residence at Light Work

Each year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP. The international residency program is open to all artists working in photography or image-based media, from any country. Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month. They receive Read More

OPEN CALL: Submit your work for the 2021 edition of Photo Vogue Festival

Who is telling the story?

This seemingly obvious question has been the basis and the foundation of all the work done with the Photo Vogue Festival: from celebrating the female gaze in fashion photography, to highlighting diversity behind and in front of the camera, to rethinking masculinity, PVF has always tried to challenge the danger of Read More

The AHRC Research in Film Awards (RIFA)

The Research in Film Awards celebrates the best in academic filmmaking. Since 2015, it has inspired researchers across the UK to think more deeply about how they share their work with the wider world. Previous RIFA winners have gone on to win BAFTAs and other awards, been screened at film festivals, or gone on to secure Read More

Open Call: TPG New Talent ’21

The Photographers’ Gallery presents New Talent’21

TNT’21 supports emerging and under-recognised photographers in the UK.

This year, 6 finalists will be selected by esteemed Brazilian artist Rosângela Rennó from an open call.

Now in its second iteration, TNT’21 will offer each finalist an online exhibition, a bursary of £1,500, a year-long mentorship with a photographer or industry professional, and chance Read More

Emergentes 2021 – International Photography Award Encontros da Imagem

The award Emergentes 2021 – International Photography Award Encontros da Imagem is organised by Encontros da Imagem – International Photography and Visual Arts Festival aims to award the Best Portfolios in Contemporary Photography. This year because due to COVID-19 to keep compliant with the government guidelines – DGS and DGartes, and to make sure that Read More

Female in Focus 2021

Not long left to get your work noticed by an industry-leading panel of judges with Female in Focus 2021 — including Joanna Milter, Director of Photography for The New Yorker, Aldeide Delgado, Founder and Director of WOPHA, and Anna Fox Director of Fast Forward and many more! Enter now at @bjp1854. Deadline 17 June 23:59 Read More

Call for Papers: Feminist Futures? Feminism and European Art, 1970-Present

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark, Nov 17–18, 2021
Deadline: Jul 1, 2021

Feminist Futures? Feminism and European Art, 1970-Present

The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and European Postwar and Contemporary Art Forum invite art historians, curators, critics, and artists to propose papers for a two-day Read More

Call For Papers. Picturing Fabrics: Textile and the Photographic Image

Call For Papers

Picturing Fabrics: Textile and the Photographic Image

CAA 2022 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, February 16–19, 2022

Photography Network sponsored session Co-Chairs: Sandrine Colard, Assistant Professor of Art History/ACM Department/Rutgers University-Newark and Giulia Paoletti, Assistant Professor of Art, University of Virginia

One of the earliest and most famous instances of photography’s intimacy with textile is Secondo Read More

Exhibitions + Night of Photography Open Call Verzasca Foto Festival 2021

Matters of Touch

Through touch, we perceive the world, the surface of things. Touching guides us and helps us connect with other human beings and the surrounding elements. Gestures such as caressing, holding hands and hugging generate mutual well-being and make our bodies interact with each other.

Over the past year, the social distances imposed by the Read More

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards

The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards is a major commissioning opportunity supporting early-career artists working with photography to make new work and significantly develop their practice. They particularly seek to encourage artists exploring new approaches to photography.

Now in their fourth edition, the Awards are for UK-based artists who are between one and ten years into their practice to Read More

Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award

The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award, facilitated by FotoDocument and supported generously by Nikon UK, is granted annually to a professional woman photographer towards the completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay, which addresses an important social, environmental, economic or cultural issue, whether local or global.

The overall winner is awarded a grant of £2,000 Read More

Documentary Family Awards

Founded in 2017, the Documentary Family Awards (DFA) provides a platform that celebrates the very best documentary family photography from around the world, while also supporting photographers through open online educational events. With one of the most transparent judging processes in the industry, the DFA streams online its entire final round of judging for anyone Read More

Emergentes 2021

The BFOTO Festival organizes in its XNUMXth edition the EMERGENTES exhibition program to support artists and disseminate their projects. Within the set of activities of this festival, the program provides a vision of the current photographic panorama through the exhibition of the work of the selected authors.


Any interested artist, in their own name or that Read More

Kranj Foto Fest 2021 OPEN CALL

The Kranj Foto Fest invites photographers from all over the world to submit their original and impactful series and photo stories on the theme of ISOLATION | FREEDOM to be presented in Kranj from August 25th to September 30th 2021, in solo and group exhibitions.

Submit your work and get the chance to exhibit it at Read More

Carte Blanche Students 2021

Paris Photo, Picto Foundation and SNCF Gares & Connexions are proud to announce the third edition of the Carte Blanche Students, a platform of the discovery and promotion of emerging talent in master and bachelor programmes in photography and visual arts schools throughout Europe.

On the occasion of Paris Photo 2021, which will be held from Read More

FMoPA International Photography Competition 2021

FMoPA has put out a call for photographers to participate in a photography competition. Winners are selected by a jury knowledgeable of art and photography. Winning submissions will be notified by June 5th. The top entries will be exhibited at FMoPA from June 5th – July 31st.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges. Read More

Luma Recontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2021

Since 2015, the Rencontres d’Arles has offered an award supporting the publication of a dummy book. This prize, with a production budget of € 25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book. Special attention is paid to experimental and innovative forms of publishing. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE Read More

Rencontres de Bamako/African Biennale of Photography: OPEN CALL

Open call for the 13th Rencontres de Bamako/African Biennale of Photography

The central theme of this year’s Bamako Encounters zeroes in on questions of multiplicity, processuality, transition, becoming, heritage, and difference. In arguing that present discussions of singularity tend to ossify notions of identity, culture, and politics, the curatorial team launches a powerful affirmation of that Read More

Bringing down the ‘Archive Fever’: Call for papers

Bringing down the Archive Fever – opening and collaborating on photography archives and collections

Call for papers

October 21 – 22, 2021, Zagreb

Deadline: June 1, 2021

ORGANISED BY: Institute of Art History, Zagreb; Magnum Photos Endowment Fund, Paris; Spéos International Photographic Institute, Paris; Deusto University, Bilbao; Office for Photography, Zagreb.

Photography archives are more than just collecting, writing about, and curating. Read More

Women Photograph Project Grants

These $5,000 grants will support photography projects — either new or in-progress — from visual journalists working in a documentary capacity.

Five grants are available, at least one of which will be earmarked for a nonbinary or transgender photographer.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a story, rather than singles, as part of the grant application. The images Read More

Leica x 1854 Commission Series Witnesses of: Devotion

Witnesses of: Devotion is the second theme in the Leica x 1854 Commission Series, a collaboration between 1854 and the historic camera brand Leica.

How do you photograph devotion?
A way of life. A religion. A hobby. A person. A cause.
You can witness your own devotion, or you can be witness to somebody else’s.

One photographer will be Read More

Self Publish Riga 2021 – submit your photobook dummy!

Despite the current circumstances, ISSP are determined to organise the fifth SELF PUBLISH RIGA edition this year, as part of Riga Photomonth 2021, whatever form the event might take, and they are waiting for your book dummies till May 17th 2021. They still expect the physical dummy as they hope to be allowed to open Read More

Open Student Call 2021: The Makeable Mind

The Noorderlicht International Photo Festival is putting out an Open Student Call for the second time. The 2020 edition was a great success – 144 students from 37 countries exhibited on the grounds behind Museum Belvédère in Heerenveen. The theme of the 28th edition of the festival in the summer of 2021 is ‘The Makeable Read More

Open Call: Visions of Motherhood

The Luupe is hosting an open call for photography celebrating the complexities of motherhood.

Mother’s Day has taken on new meaning in the past year amidst quarantine, global movements for racial equity, and beyond. To celebrate and honor its nuances, The Luupe is hosting an open call for photography celebrating motherhood, which we’ll highlight on The Read More

Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2021

The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award of £2,000, facilitated by FotoDocument and generously supported by Nikon UK, is granted annually to a professional woman photographer towards the completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay, which addresses an important social, environmental, economic or cultural issue, whether local or global that has a focus on positive Read More


Open Call for Participation in the 9th International Photography Festival

PHOTO IS:RAEL invites artists to submit proposals for participation in the central exhibition at the 9th International Photography Festival, taking place in Tel Aviv in November 2021.
A jury of leading experts spanning a wide range of artistic genres will review the open call submissions and Read More

Gaze Magazine: Open Call

Gaze Magazine: OPEN CALL

Open to all female and non-binary people.
Deadline : April, 18.

The theme: lucky charm. What is the object that never leaves you, represents you or whose history is closely linked to yours?

To enter, send one to three still life photos in accordance with the theme + a few words of introduction (600 characters Read More

The Ian Parry Scholarship

Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years of age. Aidan Sullivan, then picture editor, and Ian’s friends and family created the Ian Parry Scholarship in order to build something positive from such a tragic death. Each year Read More

The Social Art Award

The world-wide crisis offers a unique opportunity to discuss our understanding of wellbeing – of both humans and all other species on our planet. At The Social Art Award 2021 they believe that humanity can solve complex global problems faced today with openness, inclusiveness, and interdisciplinary collaboration to achieve living in the “New Greening“ world.

The Read More

Photoville 2021

Celebrating their 10 year anniversary – Photoville will once again combine online gatherings, and dispersed outdoor exhibitions. Working with parks and city officials, they plan to safely install exhibition banners throughout parks and public spaces in NYC that will remain on view for several months so that communities can enjoy them while using these open Read More

FotoNostrum Portrait Award

Fully paid exhibition in Barcelona. $5,000 in cash prizes. $28,000 in exhibition costs. Publication in FotoNostrum Magazine. FotoNostrum believe that an Award is as significant as the quality of its judging team. This is why they have invited a group of seven jurors that have in common to be master portrait photographers. Selected images in Read More

Female in Focus

Back for its third edition, Female in Focus champions the work of world-class women and non-binary photographers across the world. Awareness around gender inequality in the industry may be growing. But the numbers aren’t changing fast enough. Globally, 70-80% of photography students are women — yet they account for only 13-15% of professional photographers.

Female in Read More

Encontros da Imagem: Discovery Award 2021

Never a chosen theme for an edition of Encontros da Imagem has made so much sense, given the current situation the world is going through since the beginning of the decade. “Génesis 2:1” is a continuation of the theme and work started last year. One year after, we and the rest of the world are Read More

The Gump Photography Contest 2020

We are all different, but we are all the same.

2020, a year where our world shared an experience of fear, isolation and despair. Empty streets, people hiding at home, loss of community involvement and time with family and friends.

But it was also during this period that we rediscovered love, strength, and most of all, the Read More

Istanbul Photo Award 2021

Istanbul Photo Awards is an international news photography contest organized by Anadolu Agency, celebrates 100th year as a global news agency . The contest aims to contribute to the sphere of news photography and offers a perspective shaped by the region’s unique position at the center of diverse cultures. The awards reward endeavors of courageous Read More

YICCA International Art Prize

YICCA is an international call for artists, open to professionals and not only from any country in the world. All kinds of contemporary artworks are allowed in the art contest: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media, video, installations and performances. The competition’s aim is to promote the enrolled artist, giving them chance to join Read More

Open Call: Hidden Garden Games

Hidden Garden announces its third open call.

In this new project Hidden Garden Games, the artists themselves will interact with space. This can be done in any form – the “game” has only a few rules:

You choose the space with which (or where) you want to work, and it must contain some natural aspect – plants, Read More

Autograph: Open Call for digital platforms

Are you a creative practitioner or collective, looking to share and inspire conversation, creativity and connection? We’re inviting proposals for online events to take place using Autograph’s digital platforms as part of our 2021 open call.

Selected proposals will take place between 2021 and early 2022. Successful applicants will receive a £500 budget, £250 curatorial fee, Read More

Noorderlicht Photo Festival 2021: Two Open Calls

The Makeable Mind

“I’m not crazy, my reality is just different than yours.”
(Cheshire Cat internet meme)

 The Noorderlicht International Photo Festival 2021 will take place from 7 August till 3 October 2021 at various locations in the Dutch provinces of Groningen and Friesland. Departing from photography, the festival focuses on the entire spectrum of the image, both Read More

Belfast Photo Festival: Open Call


All submitting photographers will benefit from:

Submission review by Photo Industry Professionals

Opportunities for Immediate Exposure

Between 20 and 40 photographers / artists will benefit from:

awards and cash prizes (See Awards listed below)

exhibition exposure at the Festival’s main city centre gallery

exhibition exposure at the 2022 Read More


Festival Photo Is:rael invites photographers, designers, artists and creators from all fields which use the language of photography as their tool, to engage in a creative and inspiring 24-hour exploration of various aspects of the “Chaos” theme.

“Chaos” represents opportunity, a way of contending with the uncertainty and ambiguity of a time and a Read More

Handbali Magazine: Open call

Handbali Magazine calls for artists and collectives to present a documentary project (10-15 photographs), which highlights natural or urban spaces, as well as the interaction between nature and human beings, to form the second publication of this new emerging photography magazine.

Handbali Magazine will present the work of five selected artists in the second edition of Read More

The Look Book project is calling for female photographers


Let’s talk about the representation of the female body in popular media including, fashion advertisement.
I want to hear your thoughts on how women are represented in media. I want to delve deeper into your practice and how you represent women. The Look Book project is a photo book detailing accounts of women in Read More

THE RPS: Call for Entries / IPE 163

The worldwide open-call is now open for the 163rd edition of the International Photography Exhibition. Photographers and image-makers, of all ages, are invited to submit work for exhibition. Submissions are encouraged from new, emerging and established photographers.

This is an unique opportunity to exhibit in a group exhibition at The Royal Photographic Society in Bristol, UK, Read More

Exhibition open call: Representation of women in the Balkans


The exhibition project Les Balkannes in Paris aims to promote artistic expressions on women portrayals and representations in the Balkans through photography. Carried out by a team of students from La Sorbonne University in Paris, Les Balkannes can be seen as a true springboard for contemporary creation in the Balkanic peninsula. The main purpose of Read More

UNESCO Call for Proposals: Photographs illustrating the topic of safety of women journalists

UNESCO is inviting professional photographers from all over the world to send a sample of their best photographs depicting female journalists in situations which threaten their safety.

UNESCO is looking for images that depict or illustrate female journalists working in a variety of situations, for example:

Female journalists reporting from a conflict zone;
Female journalists covering protests or Read More

LCCA call for papers: Not Yet Written Stories. Women Artists in Central and Eastern Europe

Call for Papers: Not Yet Written Stories. Women Artists in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)

Arton Foundation (Warsaw), Latvian Centre for Contemporary Arts (Riga),  SCCA-Ljubljana, Center for Contemporary Arts (Ljubljana), Office for Photography (Zagreb) invite for the conference Not Yet Written Stories. Women Artists in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) that will be held in Warsaw Read More

NO GOGGLES FOR EARTHRISE: Tentacular Dispositions, Delicate Revolutions

OPEN CALL for an online workshop

Deadline for application: 30th December 2020

Centered on various deviant histories, failed utopias, and renegade worlds on the run, the workshop will drift through recent instances in contemporary art that have extracted new articulations of the ‘planetary’ condition.

They will begin with a revision of the famous 1968 image of the blue Read More

10×10 Research Grants on Photobook History

10×10 Photobooks is pleased to announce the launch of a new program of annual photobook research grants to encourage and support scholarship on under-explored topics in photobook history. The first year’s theme expands on 10×10’s forthcoming project What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843-1999 that will launch in Fall 2021 in association with Read More

Chico Hot Springs Portfolio Review

Hosted by Charcoal Book Club.

The 2021 Chico Review is a two-week, online photobook masterclass and portfolio review with over twenty-five of the most influential and creative photographers, bookmakers, gallerists, museum curators, and photobook publishers in the industry. Sixty-four attending photographers receive formal portfolio reviews by speakers and reviewers and take part in artist lectures, panel Read More

Call for Submissions. BLACK PORTRAITURE[S]: Toronto, Absent/ed Presence

BLACK PORTRAITURE[S]: Toronto, Absent/ed Presence, 2021

You are invited to participate in the annual Black Portraiture[s] Conference, to be held online and in-person at Ryerson University, October 14 – 16, 2021

“To live in the Black Diaspora is I think to live as a fiction — a creation of empires, and also self-creation. It is to Read More

Open Call: Now Tell Me

Now Tell Me is a platform Holly Houlton is currently developing, dedicated to giving freelance writers on photography the freedom to write self-directed content. No brief or theme, just you and your ideas.

“The call out is to seek wonderful creatives who share this strong passion, to feature in a zine.

This is a perfect opportunity Read More

RIC Research Fellowships

In 2021, the Ryerson Image Centre will offer five fellowships for research related to photography:

The Nadir Mohamed Postdoctoral Fellowship
This fellowship includes a $10,000 (CAD) stipend for travel, research, and other expenses. Candidates must hold a PhD degree. All proposals will be welcome, but we encourage projects that utilize the collections and resources of the Ryerson Read More

2021 LensCulture Art Photography Awards

The 2021 LensCulture Art Photography Awards aim to recognize and reward talented and visionary artists using photographic processes and images to make remarkable work. Awards include an exhibition during Paris Photo, cash prizes, projection at international photo festivals, industry exposure and more.

LensCulture are proud to once again offer free entry on single-image entries, part of Read More

PHOTOWORKS Open Call: Festive Digital Commission

Photoworks would like to commission a photographer or lens-based artist at any stage of their career to create a digital seasonal greeting card, to be sent out to mark the beginning of 2021.

The digital greeting card will be a way of marking the change in season. We are looking for an image or artwork which Read More


“You are not wonderful just because you are a mother.”

Seeking artwork of all mediums that speaks to unconventional thoughts around mothers and motherhood. This open call for art is based upon a statement expressed by Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako (see link to watch her YouTube interview) when talking about her book, Mother’s, in which she photographed her deceased mother’s belongings.

As Read More

Hapax Commissions

Hapax is now seeking submissions of interest from artists and curators who would like
to apply for a commission to create a new photographic project or curated section for
publication in this semi-annual magazine.

Hapax Magazine is a new lens-based magazine, being published from Spring 2021,
which will reset the idea of a visual arts magazine: enabling the creation Read More

Tilt/Shift: Online Portfolio Reviews

Join online for one-to-one professional feedback on your photography from Impressions’ programming team. These sessions have been extended to 30 minutes.

During the session you will have the opportunity to share your work with Pippa Oldfield, Head of Programme, or Angela Sheard, Associate Curator, and receive constructive feedback. It is recommend that you prepare one or Read More

Call for papers for special issue of the journal MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture


for a special issue on photography and resistance of the journal MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture

Special issue editor: Kylie Thomas

Authors with expertise in visual and cultural studies and related disciplines are invited to contribute to a special issue on photography and resistance of the journal, MAI: Feminism & Read More

“On the Question of Exhibition” PARSE Journal

Open call: “On the Question of Exhibition”—deadline November 30, 2020

The PARSE summer 2021 issue “On the Question of Exhibition,” edited by Mick Wilson, Jyoti Mistry, Kjell Caminha, and Nick Aikens, will take as its broad agenda an exploration of the nature, role and tendency of exhibition. We are interested in works that seek to apprehend Read More

FORMAT21 – Open Call

FORMAT21 is delighted to announce the festival theme CONTROL and welcomes diverse and imaginative proposals from international photographers, curators, artists and collectives. The eminent panel of international experts and the FORMAT Curators will view the submissions and select up to 35 projects to be exhibited at FORMAT21 in March 2021.

For more details please follow the Read More

Dummy Book Award Arles 2020

Since 2015, the Rencontres d’Arles has offered an award supporting the publication of a dummy book.

This prize, with a production budget of €25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book.

Special attention is paid to experimental and innovative forms of publishing.

The application deadline is September 26, 2020.

An Read More

Over Journal Call for papers, works, and articles

– Papers: essays by any individuals or collaborators engaged in critical and cultural inquiry that address key issues around Photography and Visual Culture, including those deriving from other disciplines and interests.

– Articles or Interviews: whether at proposal stage or completed, by individuals or collaborators including journalists, writers, researchers, artists, curators, and other professionals such as Read More

Photo Oxford: Women and Photography

2020 coincides with the centenary of the first woman matriculating and graduating from the University of Oxford. What better time and place could there be for celebrating women and their diverse roles in international photography?

Photo Oxford Festival and associated Open Call is a celebration of women as photographers, critics, editors and photographic subjects.

While photography, like Read More

2020 Women Photographers Grant

The PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant, now in its 4th edition, aims to empower the work and careers of female and non-binary professionals of all ages and from all countries working in diverse areas of photography. Its mission is to support the growth of the new generations and promote stories narrated from a female perspective, while Read More

Call for Artists and Book Makers

Courage to freedom?
Freedom has fallen into disrepute. Functionally obstructed, hijacked and dumped – not only within the programmatic chains of exploitation of political parties. Do we need new everyday life myths, new patterns for our spiritual existence, a new order of reality? Does freedom enable new visions? A different art, a different politics, a different Read More


CATALYST is a 7 month mentorship program produced by IC Visual Lab in collaboration with Bristol Photo Festival for those who wish to further their personal career and, importantly, to expand their approach and ways of photographing and exhibiting. The program is open to local based, national and international practitioners who are at the beginning Read More

Aesthetica Art Prize

Aesthetica is looking for artists redefining the parameters of contemporary art. The Prize is open to multiple genres including photography, sculpture, installation, digital media, video, painting and more.

The Aesthetica Art Prize was launched in 2007, five years after the launch of Aesthetica Magazine, as a way to support the next generation of talent across new Read More

Hundred Heroines: Experimental Open Call

Hundred Heroines and Ellen Carey, global experimental photo-artist, are proud to announce a call out for women photographic artists, who work experimentally in photography and/or lens based art.

The Hundred Heroines programme for Kensington and Chelsea Art Week is still under wraps, but the main exhibition will feature the work of renowned experimental artist Ellen Carey. Read More

Bird in Flight Prize

The concept of the Bird in Flight Prize is to support photographers who think outside the box of traditional artistic standards. Our contest is not about photoprojects that cater to the existing general demand. It’s about discovering new ways to tell a story using the means and tools of photography. We encourage artistic freedom and Read More

Open Call: Photoworks Photography+ Graduates

Photoworks are launching an open call for final year BA students and final year MA students graduating from photography courses in 2020. Selected work will be featured this summer in their online magazine Photography+ which reaches 20,000 people every issue.

In addition to this selected photographers will receive a year-long Photoworks membership and a bespoke mentoring from Read More

Call For Filmpro Online Commissions – Artists And Mentors

Deadline: 12pm, Sunday 5 July 2020
Interviews: 23 July 2020

Contact: recruitment@filmpro.net


During lockdown creative production and exhibition has necessarily been moving onto online platforms. For some people it has been an easy transition, but many artists and audiences have found the experience either overwhelming or excluding.

In response, filmpro will support the development and delivery of 4 commissions for Read More


My name is Natalia, I am a Spanish photographer based in London, and I am looking for participants to take part in my project UNMAKING THE MENSTRUATING BODY. I would like to ask women from different generations what’s their image of the menstruating body, to then photograph their answers. Photographs will be part of a photobook and Read More

Foto Festival Schiedam: Open Call

Does your work belong next to great photographers such as Martin Parr, Steve Mccurry and Sarah Maple? Submit your photos for our Open Call! 2020 is a year with a lot of events, a year that new history is written. The theme of the festival this year is “transitions”, we showcase the changes in the Read More


Autograph third annual Open Call for emerging cultural producers who are working on a new or early stage project


Are you a creative practitioner or collective, and looking to host an online event or activity? We’re inviting proposals for events to take place using Autograph’s digital platforms as part of our 2020 open call.

Three proposals will Read More

α Universe Pet Portrait Competition

Many of us are lucky enough to have pets and these furry friends who share our homes can make excellent photographic subjects. Sony’s award-winning Real-time Eye AF technology now works with animals as well as humans* and makes it easy to capture incredible pet portraits.

Take part in this contest by sharing your pet or animal Read More

Yearbook 2020

Are you a graduate? Self-taught? Graduated a really long time ago? Are you under 30? Over 30? Emerging? Emerged? Not sure what emerging means..?

If you’re a photographer looking for a way to get more eyes on your work, Shutter Hub would like to introduce you to YEARBOOK.

A group show, promoted to people working within the Read More

Critics’ Choice 2020

Unprecedented times call for new ways of thinking and the new Critics’ Choice 2020 aims to give more photographers more opportunities to be recognized than ever before! What’s different? Critics’ Choice 2020 assembled the largest ever jury, with over 20 international experts eager to discover new photographers. Every critic will select three photographers with outstanding Read More

Call for papers: DISCOVERING DALMATIA VI conference

The Institute of Art History – The Cvito Fisković Centre in Split, Croatia

A call for papers for an international conference of academics and professionals organized as part of a week of events in scholarship and research


Watching, Waiting – Empty Spaces and the Representation of Isolation

3rd – 5th December Read More

Open Call: A Disabled Artists Manifesto

Sasha Saben Callaghan and Harry Josephine Giles invite submissions as part of their project Not Going Back To Normal. Read on to find out more.

We want your radical art and ideas for remaking the art world by and for disabled people. We’re making a website and a book, and we’re paying for contributions.

How many times have you Read More

2020 Mobile Photography Prize

Mobile devices are often the main vehicle through which we document our everyday life. Considering the current crisis, with this open call the PHmuseum are aiming to understand how this unprecedented situation is redefining the relationship with our home, family and community. Which are our own personal and collective feelings and expectations? Which are the Read More

Street Photography Awards 2020

Street photography today can vary greatly in how it looks and how it was made, but there are common elements that thread the work of all the greats: a love for the unexpected and candid moments of life, an ability to find visual order within the chaos of the world, and an unparalleled creative vision.

Many Read More


For practitioners in the South Asian region which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

A call for lens-based practitioners – Photography | Video | New Media

Serendipity Arts Foundation in collaboration with Rencontres d’Arles announces Serendipity Arles Grant 2020 supported by the French Institute in India. The Grant of INR 12,00,000 (approximately EUR 15,000)* supports lens-based practitioners from the South Asian Read More

The Marilyn Stafford Fotoreportage Award 2020

The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award of £2,000, facilitated by FotoDocument and supported by Nikon, will be granted to a professional woman photographer towards the completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay, which addresses an important social, environmental, economic or cultural issue, whether local or global.

The work should, in part, showcase positive solutions to Read More

The Ian Parry Scholarship 2020

To enter this year’s Ian Parry Scholarship, you will need to be 24 or younger or enrolled on a full-time recognised photographic course. Your application should contain the following information:

1) Your name, date of birth, permanent address, personal email address, personal telephone number, and if applicable, college, course title and course tutor.

2) A project description giving us Read More

Firecracker Photographic Grant Covid-19

About the call

In light of the increasingly difficult circumstances faced by our freelance photographic community, this year’s Firecracker Photographic Grant is specifically tailored to support practitioners during the Covid_19 pandemic. Open to female and non binary photographers, the Grant will be a minimum contribution of £2000 which will be split into 4 individual funds of Read More

Women Photograph COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Freelance photographers have already been hit hard by COVID-19 and will continue to be impacted by loss of assignments as we face this global health crisis. Many independent photojournalists have substandard access to healthcare and cannot afford to face prolonged loss of income.

This Emergency Fund is meant to provide a small amount of one-time support Read More

2020 Inge Morath Award: Call for applications

Visual storytellers need support now more than ever, and that’s why, we’re moving forward as scheduled with accepting proposals for the Inge Morath Award, a $5,000 grant given to a woman photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project.

One Awardee and up to two finalists are Read More

World Report Award Documenting Humanity

The Festival of Ethical Photography is pleased to present the tenth edition of the World.Report Award.

The maturity and experience gained over ten years of an international competition, alongside dozens of judges from all over the world represent an incredible heritage as well as a challenge to continually improve.

Every year the contest creates a fresco that Read More

Working From Home

Not everyone is used to working from home. Many photographers are freelancers and it’s their everyday norm – but what does that look like?

Shutterhub are putting together a feature on WORKING FROM HOME and they’d love your input. Please share your photographs of home-working, and your tips on how to approach it. Let’s share an Read More

Joan Wakelin Bursary

Administered by The Society in partnership with The Guardian. The Joan Wakelin Bursary offers £2000 for the production of a photographic essay on an overseas social documentary issue.

The Bursary was established in 2005 in memory of distinguished documentary photographer and Honorary Fellow of The Society, Joan Wakelin.

In addition to the funding you will also be Read More

Helsinki Photo Festival

Helsinki Photo Festival is pleased to announce their third open call! Everyone from all over the world is invited to submit their work(s) in the festival theme of 2020: Trust.

Helsinki Photo Festival challenge photographers and artists of all ages to share the connections you see with the theme, in imaginative, creative expressive interpretation. Artists will Read More

EIZO Student Awards Photography & Film

Colours are an invention of the brain. There are no purples, reds or blues, just wavelengths of light, electromagnetic radiation. The brain converts those different wavelengths into the colours we perceive. The rules are then created by a collective consciousness of understanding between us all. If we can agree that this colour is ‘red’ and Read More

Call for papers: ANOTHER EYE: Women refugee photographers in Britain 1930-60s


Conference, Birkbeck, University of London, Friday 1 May 2020


The impact of refugee artists in shaping British visual culture between the wars and in the postwar period is relatively well documented. Far less well-known is the fact that among the refugees fleeing Nazi-dominated Read More

CALL FOR PAPER : ‘WOMEN, PHOTOGRAPHY, CONFLICT’ – Fast Forward conference in Georgia



Fast Forward:  Women in Photography: Conference 4 – Tbilisi, Georgia

19-20 – September 2020 

Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum (TPMM) announces the Georgian edition of Fast Forward: Women in Photography, which is organised in partnership with University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and London College of Read More

Female in Focus

Female in Focus is a photography award from 1854 Media. Having launched in 2019, the award aims to highlight and give a platform to the exceptional work of women photographers around the world.

Female in Focus was conceived to address gender inequality in the photography industry. 80% of photography graduates are women — yet women make Read More

Sony World Photography Awards

Recognizing outstanding bodies of work

Free to enter and open to anyone submitting a series of five to ten images per category
Ten diverse categories to enter
Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place artists, plus up to ten shortlisted photographers per category
One overall winner selected as the Photographer of the Year and recipient of the $25,000 (USD) Read More

The Arctic Circle

In 2020, The Arctic Circle program embarks on two high Arctic expeditions aboard an
ice-class expedition sailing vessel. International artists of all disciplines, architects,
scientists and educators are invited to apply.

The Arctic Circle 2020 programming takes place in the international territory of Svalbard,
a mountainous Arctic archipelago just 10 degrees from the North Pole. Each expedition
provides the opportunity Read More

The IWPA Open Call

The International Women in Photo Aassociation Open Call 2020 is open to all women photographers from all over the world.

The Open Call starts January 7th until February 29th 2020 at midnight French time.

A specially selected international jury comprising of eminent figures from the art and photography community will shortlist 5 candidates whose work will be Read More

Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award 2020: Open call

It is delighted to announce that the fourth annual Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award for emerging photographers is now open for applications, with a submission deadline of Friday, 27 March 2020.

Our award, which funds an early-career photographer in the UK to undertake a narrative photography project, includes a cash bursary of £2,000 and more than £1,000-worth of premier Read More


GETXOPHOTO invites visual artists from all over the world to share their vision about the theme proposed for the fourteenth edition: To The Streets!

About Open Call 2020

The street has taken on a fundamental role in the contemporary global society. The public space -both physical and online- lives in constant resistance to its privatization and homogenization Read More

Open call Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2020 | Generation Z

Central to the 2020 Noorderlicht International Photography Festival is the mind-set and energy of Generation Z, the youngest generation of world citizens. The way they interact with their dystopian future perspective is a source of varied emotions. A simultaneous cesspool and wishing well, with grand and compelling activism, and simmering developments that often remain under Read More

ITSLIQUID Christmas Photography Contest Contest 2019

ITSLIQUID GROUP is proud to present ITSLIQUID Christmas Photography Contest 2019 open to artists, photographers, architects and designers from all over the world, without any limit of age and nationality. The contest is open to photography category. Each participant can take part with unlimited works. The submission is completely free.

ITSLIQUID Christmas Photography Contest 2019 will Read More

Towner International

Towner International is a major new biennial exhibition of contemporary art that will take place at Towner in 2020, featuring British and International artists. The Brewers Prize of £10,000, sponsored by Brewers Decorator Centres, will be awarded to one of the exhibiting artists.

Towner are inviting artists to submit works for consideration to Towner International through Read More

Guernsey Photography Festival International Photography Competition 2020

The Guernsey Photography Festival and Raven Property Group are proud to present a major international photography competition designed to recognise the work of emerging and established contemporary photographers. The winning photographer will receive a prize of £5000 and have the opportunity to gain valuable exposure through an exhibition at the next Guernsey Photography Festival, to Read More

After Post-Photography 6 Conference – Call for Papers

Photography‘s future perfect

From the beginnings, photography changed the relation of humans to time. In its pictures, the present was translated into a future past. On closer looks however, and with some attention to the practices photography is part of, it turns out that the connections between photography and time are more complex than the common Read More

MACK First Book Award

The MACK First Book Award is a publishing prize open to artists who have not previously had a book published. The award was established in 2012 to support emerging artists and bodies of work that find a voice through the book form.

Each year, the jury creates a shortlist of the ten best submissions. The winner Read More

Sony World Photography Awards

Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in the global photographic calendar.

The Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities for exposure of Read More

Lens Culture Exposure Awards

Lens Culture is seeking the best new photography from around the world for the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2020. Since 2008, this award has offered significant exposure to more than 300 emerging and established photographers. Via a global callout, Lens Culture is eager to discover more diverse and talented image-makers to add to this impressive cohort. Read More

COCA20 Open Call for Artists

The Center of Contemporary Artists are thrilled to kick off the COCA20 | 2 EDITION.
The search for the best international contemporary artists has begun!

The aim is to produce artistic projects, to stimulate the education of professional careers and to establish connections between artists and private collectors.

The mission is to discover new talents, for this reason Read More

Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 

The 2019 Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award of £2000, facilitated by FotoDocument and supported by Nikon for the first time this year, will be granted to a professional woman photographer towards the completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay which addresses an important social, environmental, economic or cultural issue, whether local or global.

The work should, in Read More

PHOTOWORKS: Freelance Editor job

Photoworks are looking for a freelance editor to edit the next issue of Photoworks Annual. Photoworks Annual is a journal on contemporary photography, published once a year.

We are seeking an experienced editor with a knowledge of, and interest in, contemporary photography with an international perspective. Experience of writing and editing content for print (ideally arts Read More

International Photography Awards

The International Photography Awards 2019 is now open!
New Year – New Benefits, the category winners will receive an IPA Trophy, a traveling allowance of $500 to join the International Photography Awards “Best of Show” exhibition & Lucie Awards in New York City, guarantee to have their winning photography part of the IPA “Best of Show” Read More


Call for Papers


You are invited to submit your abstract to the 3rd  International Conference on The Future of Women 2020,  which is scheduled to be held from 13th  – 14th February 2020 in Bangalore, India.

Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities for Women

The theme for the Future of Women 2020 is ” The Next Generation of Women: Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities, and Equal Read More

Open call: DAK’ART 2020

DAK’ART – Biennial of Contemporary African Art will be held from 28 May to 28 June 2020 in Dakar, under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Senegal. This fourteenth edition, which marks the biennial’s 30th anniversary, will have the general theme Ĩ’Ndaffa / Out of the fire.

Ĩ’Ndaffa, in Serer Read More

Photographies: Call for papers

Singapore Conference
16 -17 January (Thursday & Friday) 2020


Editorial Information

David Bate- University of Westminster, UK
Liz Wells-Plymouth University, UK

Photographies is excited to announce its second conference hosted in Singapore in January 2020. The two-day international event will bring together scholars, photographers, artists and critics to consider the rapid growth of photography in Asia and its impact in a Read More

WMA Masters Photography Award

The WMA Masters invites both international and Hong Kong-based image-makers to submit photographic works relating to Hong Kong and this year’s chosen theme, “Light”. The winner will receive a cash prize of HK$250,000 (~$32,000USD); finalists will each receive HK$15,000 (~$1,900USD). Shortlisted works will be exhibited in Hong Kong in spring 2020.

WMA is a Read More

Annual IPA Photography Competition

The International Photography Awards conducts an annual photography competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global level, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. The IPA recognizes photography’s leading talents who are creating, shaping and defining the world of photography today.

– Be honored by receiving the Read More

CALL FOR PAPERS: SUMMER SYMPOSIUM 2019 | Photography and Printed Matter

SUMMER SYMPOSIUM 2019 | Photography and Printed Matter
20th Anniversary
University of St Andrews
3 – 4 June 2019


Keynote Speakers:

Dr Patrizia di Bello, Senior Lecturer, History and Theory of Photography | Co-Director, History and Theory of Photography Research Centre, Birkbeck, University of London| Editor-in-Chief, History of Photography

Dr Dana MacFarlane, Honorary Fellow, School of Art History, Edinburgh College Read More

13th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers

The Gala Awards, with the sponsorship of the Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography invites women photographers worldwide to submit images to 13th Edition of The Julia Margaret Cameron Award.

This Award is open to women photographers, professional and amateur, working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental Read More

UNSEEN seeking new Artistic Director

Unseen is in search of a new Artistic Director to join the board of directors in a full-time position (40h/wk) at the start of April 2019. The Artistic Director will be responsible for the artistic programme and artistic output of all Unseen companies (Unseen Amsterdam, Unseen Media, Unseen International, Unseen Foundation). With our aim to Read More

ZEISS Photography Award 2019 “Seeing Beyond – The Unexpected “

The ZEISS Photography Award is now in its fourth year – and is calling on ambitious photographers from across the globe to present their work around the theme “Seeing Beyond – The Unexpected” to the international jury of experts. The ZEISS Photography Award is jointly organized by ZEISS and the World Photography Organisation. Last year, Read More

ARIAH / RIHA Professional Staff Exchange

The Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH) and the International Association for Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA) are offering an exchange program for staff at member institutions, with the aim of fostering collaboration and the sharing of expertise. Staff members of ARIAH institutes may apply to visit RIHA institutes, and Read More

Conference at Tate Modern in UK, 2019: CALL FOR PAPERS

Goshogaoka Girls Basketball Team: Ayako Sano 1997 Sharon Lockhart born 1964 Presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of Heidi L. Steiger 2012 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/P13235



Tate Modern, London, UK

30 November – 1 December 2019

Join this conference to discuss how framing of photographic practice can be reimagined

Following two inspiring international conferences about the role of Women Photographers, held at Tate Modern in April 2015 and National Gallery of Art in Lithuania in 2017, Read More

Call for Proposals: A Woman’s Work

Women’s role in industry and technology-based work in post-war Europe is a hitherto untold story, and audiovisual archives have tended to focus on male-orientated ‘heavy industries’ such as coal, iron and steel, or large scale engineering sectors such as shipbuilding, construction, aerospace and car manufacturing. Yet women continue to play a key role in many Read More

Open call: video artists Yaounde Photo Network launches a call for Moroccan, African and Diaspora video artists

After YaoundeLondon and TokyoYaounde Photo Network (YPN), Cameroon’s platform for photography and lens-based media will be hosting its next Digital Africascreening in Casablanca, Morocco.

The Digital Africa programme stems from a digital media (sound and video art) showcase first curated by Christine Eyene as part of the Africa Utopia Festival (2014) at Southbank Centre, London. It was then expanded as part of YPN’s Read More

AOP Student Awards 2019

AOP Student Awards are a celebration of the best in photography amongst students, helping to provide that all important step up to the professional arena. By supporting new emerging talent, the Awards are an opportunity to get a first look at the potential stars of tomorrow.

For more details and to enter please follow the direct Read More

BJP International Photography Award 2019

BJP International Photography Award aims to find the best in contemporary photographic talent. Through issuing an international open call, photographers from every background and from all over the world are welcome to submit a body of work to be judged by a panel of industry leaders.

We are looking to award a body of work that Read More

AOP Awards 2019

There are a great many photography competitions out there for professionals and non-professionals alike, but the AOP Awards continues to be regarded as the original and the best – a celebration of exceptional work by the industry’s elite. 
Being selected for entry into the AOP Awards Book and accompanying exhibition is one of the highest Read More

First Book Award 2019

The First Book Award was established in 2012 to support emerging photographers. For the first time since the Award was founded, submissions this year are not limited to nominated projects but are open to all emerging artists and photographers who have not had a book previously published.

The call for submissions emphasises a predilection for projects Read More

Open Call: Portrait of Humanity

Portrait of Humanity is an international photography award, focused on unifying the global community.
Enter now to have your images shown across the world, and judged by industry leaders.
Be part of the movement. Together, we will create a Portrait of Humanity.

Please visit the direct link for more information.

Open Call: CONFERENCE: Women in Focus: Documentary and Citizenship

CONFERENCE: Women in Focus: Documentary and Citizenship
Call for Papers

In terms of citizenship and documentary, we are seeking twenty-minute papers that address some of the contexts of women as producers or subjects in photography. These might include conflict, technology, post-truth, political violence, and the blurring of boundaries between virtual and real modes of documentary.

Please send proposals Read More


Kris Graves Projects invites you to be part of our LOST II series of books.

In 2018, +KGP collaborated with ten artists to produce a series of publications named LOST. Each artist was tasked with producing a visual study of a city or place that they call home or have been working in throughout their career. Nineteen artists have been confirmed as Read More

SkyArts Master of Photography

Amateur and professional photographers from all over Europe have to prove to a jury of photographers and renowned experts that they have the creativity, versatility and resilience to become the next Sky Arts Master of Photography, the international photography award created by Sky Arts.  Further details and entry forms are available via the direct link.


Tate, in collaboration with Delfina Foundation, invites applications for a new fellowship as part of the Brooks International Fellowship Programme, now in its fifth year. This upcoming fellowship will enable one visual arts professional to work alongside Tate’s Senior Curator of International Photography, in Tate Modern’s curatorial department for six months from April 2019, complemented Read More

Master of Photography: Applications now open

Applications for the new season of the first European talent show dedicated to photography are now open.

Following the success of the first three editions, MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, the first European talent show dedicated to photography will be back with its fourth season, airing on Sky Arts simultaneously in 5 countries (Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany Read More

RPS Awards 2019: Nominate Now

The Royal Photographic Society  International Awards are offered annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the art and science of photography.

The Society has adopted a wide definition of photography which refers to the art or science of the recording of light or other radiation on any medium on which an image is produced Read More

Call for submissions – Hunger Magazine

We invite artist using the photographic medium to submit a photographic answer to the theme “A Hunger Artist”, taken from the homonymous Franz Kafka’s short story.

Please follow the direct link for more information and to download the pdf with submission instructions.

Emerging Talents Festival : Open Call

Emerging Talents is a photo festival devoted to young artists. It will be held at MATTATOIO Museum in Rome from December 7th 2018 to January 6th 2019. A selection of unpublished works will be displayed, with meetings, talks and workshops.

For the 2018 edition, Emerging Talents is launching an Open Call inviting all photographers to present Read More

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards

The call for entries for the third national Jerwood/Photoworks Awards opened today. We’re on the look out for proposals from outstanding artists using new approaches to photography.

The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards support photographers, or artists using photography, to make new work and significantly develop their practice. The Awards are a collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Photoworks, supported Read More


The PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant aims to empower the work and careers of female and non-binary professionals of all ages and from all countries working in diverse areas of photography. Moving into its second edition, its mission is to support the growth of the new generations and promote stories narrated from a female perspective, Read More

Impressions Gallery Instagram Competition

To celebrate their latest exhibition Union by Noel Bowler Impressions Gallery invite you to take part in their Instagram photography competition #DecisionSpace.

What types of spaces are used to make decisions? Invite us into your decision space, or show us some of the places you visit where major decisions are made. Use your imagination, we Read More

OpenWalls Arles 2019

British Journal of Photography are searching for up to 50 photographers to exhibit as part of a month-long group show in Arles, during Les Rencontres d’Arles 2019.

Submit your work responding to the theme HOME & AWAY and you could be one of them.

Please follow the direct link for more information.British Journal of Photography are searching for up Read More

Danish Fotobiennalen 2018 – Online Portfolio Reviews available to book

As a major part of Fotobiennalen, A new Danish biennial for contemporary photography and lens-based art, an international symposium will be held in Copenhagen followed by this year’s new addition – a month of online reviews organized by Portfolio Dialogue.

Date: September 1 – 30, 2018. 

Feed: 59 EUR (excl. VAT)

Profiles of Reviewers: Curators, museum directors, publishers, magazine editors, Read More

Format19 – Call for entries

FORMAT19 is delighted to announce the festival theme FOREVER//NOW and welcomes diverse and imaginative proposals from international photographers, curators, artists and collectives in response to this exciting dual concept.

Our eminent panel of international experts and the FORMAT Curators will view the submissions and select 35 projects to be exhibited at FORMAT19 in the spring of Read More

Lensculture Emerging Talent Awards 2018

The 5th annual Emerging Talent Awards 2018 is their search for the world’s best emerging photographers! Since year one, these awards have put hundreds of emerging photographers in a spotlight on the world stage.

Their international jury will select the work of 50 outstanding talents from all cultures, all points of view, all genres, with no Read More

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Catalyst

Catalyst and the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) invite contributions from scholars, artists, activists, and community members for a special issue which will feature cross-disciplinary dialogue on chemical exposure and gender.

This publication is an outgrowth of CSW’s larger Chemical Entanglements research initiative. In the context of increased reports of environmental illnesses like Read More

Firecracker Photographic Grant 2018

The Firecracker Photographic Grant is an annual award providing funding for a female photographer to aid with the completion of a documentary photographic project.

Through a combination of self-initiated fundraising and with the generous support of Genesis Imaging, the Grant fund is a minimum financial contribution of £2,000 plus credit of professional printing, mounting and Read More

Research + narratives & platforms – workshop with Laia Abril / ORGAN VIDA


This workshop led by Laia Abril aims to provide participants a series of tools and strategies to enhance the investigation and construction of their narratives within their own projects. Abril’s work research-based revolves around conceptualisation and interpretation of facts, working with photography, video and mixed media installations.

Trained as a Read More

Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers

This is your invitation to submit your work to the 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, juried by Andrea-Star ReeseJulia Fullerton-Batten, and Laura Pannack. 

Both Winners in the Professional and Non-Professional Sections will have a solo exhibition (all expenses paid) in the Read More



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CUNTemporary is now accepting proposals for a new episode of ‘Deep Trash’, the unique multi-disciplinary exhibition and performance club night. We accept performances, videos, photographs, installations and written contributions to be shown at ‘DEEP TRASH Escoria’ on Saturday 22 September 2018 at Bethnal Green Read More

Femme Fotale’s Volume VI will focus on the subject of Health

If you were to google the definition of Health, the first result quotes “the state of being free from illness or injury.”

What kind of relationship do you have with health? What does health mean to you? What does your health narrative look like?

According to the definition, health is considered to be a positive word with a Read More



Photo Kathmandu is very pleased to host 4 artists or artist duos in the historic city of Patan for a period of 4 weeks to come together and explore intersections between photography, sound, video, writing, performance, poetry and other mediums and forms. The festival encourages artists to experiment, collaborate and respond to Read More


At Festival Pil’ours – International Festival of Photography for Female Professional Photographers

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been invited to exhibit at Festival Pil’ours, Festival international de la photographie pour les femmes photographes professionnels, in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France.

Festival Pil’ours is an annual international festival of photography showcasing the work of ten female-identifying photographers from Read More


The fast-growing interest in photobooks worldwide has paved a new way for showcasing and appreciating photography in Asia. The SIPF Open Call for Photobooks hopes to foster greater creative exchange and bring fresh inspiration to the local scene, by assembling a collection of the most creative photobooks from all over the world in one exhibition.

The Read More

The 2018 Lenscratch Student Prize!

“Winning the Lenscratch student prize has been an incredible experience.  It has provided more than I could have ever expected, from Aline’s incredible mentoring and personal dedication, to the tremendous amount of exposure and personal connections that followed.  The support of Lenscratch propelled my artistic career forward, providing opportunities that were out of reach prior Read More

Alkazi Grant for documentary photographers 2018 – call for entries

the third Call for Entries for the AFA Photography Grants 2018. 

Please find attached informers for both the Documentary Photography Grant and the Photobook Grant. For further details, kindly check our webpage www.acparchives.com

For further queries please write to us at alkazifoundation01@gmail.com

PRIX VIRGINIA – last chance to apply

Who’s gonna succeed Sian Davey, Dina Goldstein and Liz Hingley? Who’s gonna be the fourth winner of the Prix Virginia? Do not hesitate to apply, share and inform the photographers you know as there is only 15 days left to submit photographs to the jury…

INFORMATION : to answer to some requests, the right address to Read More


This CAMP session concerns telling tales about the land, and our relationship to it. It’s about using photography and text to reveal stories about the local environment and community, and the relationship that we have to the landscape and the ecosystems within it; reflecting back onto ourselves, and considering the possibility of revealing something about Read More




The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award facilitated by FotoDocument and supported by Olympus, is granted annually to a professional woman photographer towards the initiation or completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay which addresses an important social, environmental, economic Read More

The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography

The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.

The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography Read More

The Prix VIRGINIA: International photography prize for women


The Prix VIRGINIA is organized by the Association SYLVIA S.

It recognizes the work of a woman photographer.

It is awarded in accordance with the following rules:

The Prix VIRGINIA, awarded every other year, beginning in 2012, is open to all living professional women photographers, regardless of age or nationality, with Read More


Call for proposals for research focused on Eastern European artists working in the region in the 1950s and 1960s.

European ArtEast Foundation (EAEF), in collaboration with Delfina Foundation, is inviting proposals for grants for research focused on Eastern European artists working in the region in the 1950s and 1960s. The purpose of these grants is to Read More

ISSP: Curating Photography: a Laboratory of Ideas, Projects and Practices

International Summer School of Photography (ISSP) in Latvia extended applications deadline to a special ISSP 2018 workshop with an independent curator from Barcelona Natasha Christia “Curating Photography: a Laboratory of Ideas, Projects and Practices”. The workshop is a part of International Summer School of Photography 2018 (28 July – 5 August in Kuldīga) giving the participants Read More

Canon Female Photojournalist Award 2018

The annual Canon Female Photojournalist Award is now open to entrants from across the world. The award, which is in its 18th year, is given to “an outstanding female photographer in recognition of her contribution to photojournalism,” and provides an €8,000 grant to fund further storytelling.

Previous winners have covered diverse stories, such as highlighting the Read More

Women Photograph Nikon and Getty Images Grants

Women Photograph is excited to announce our 2018 project grants for women & non-binary photographers.

Nikon Grants

These $5,000 grants will support photography projects — either new or in-progress — from visual journalists working in a documentary capacity.

Five grants are available, one of which will be earmarked for a non-binary or transgender photographer.

Applicants are encouraged to submit Read More

Fem Tour Truck – Call for Proposals

Fem Tour Truck is an international and itinerant Feminist video-art festival that begins in February 2016 and continues until today, having become a biennial proposal, but with a constant journey, year after year. An initiative to recover the public space, the squares of the cities and towns, where performances, workshops and videos are screened in Read More

New Curators – Parallel Open Call 2018

This call aim is to select 8 new curators working with photography/new media/visual media that will be participating in the PARALLEL Platform 2nd Cycle, which occurs between June 2018 and September 2019. If selected, you’ll be taking part in one of the most innovative creative processes going from scratch to the exhibition, alongside with 37 Read More

Parallel Open Call 2018 – New Artists

This call aim is to select 30 new artists working with photography that will be participating in the PARALLEL Platform 2nd Cycle, which occurs between June 2018 and September 2019. If selected, you’ll be taking part in one of the most innovative creative processes going from scratch to the exhibition, alongside with 37 other artists Read More


The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award facilitated by FotoDocument and supported by Olympus, is granted annually to a professional woman photographer towards the initiation or completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay which addresses an important social, environmental, economic or cultural issue, whether local or global. The work should, in part, showcase positive solutions Read More


6th Singapore International Photography Festival Open Call – Curatorial Project

The Curatorial Project started in 2014 with the aim to encourage curatorial practice in the medium of photography in Asia. It reaches out to emerging and independent curators committed to develop their professional practice in Southeast Asia.

The last edition of the Open Call featured a project Read More

Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues

The Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues creates a space for a socially engaged photographer to produce a compelling and dynamic body of work highlighting human rights and social issues.

Columbia College Chicago and Heartland Alliance, two internationally recognized institutions with Chicago roots dating back more than 120 years, partner in hosting Read More

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE Division of Research, Exhibitions, and Publications

The Yale Center for British Art is now accepting applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate. This is a full-time position which may be held for up to three years, subject to annual approval. The position will be based in the Research Department, part of the Division of Research, Exhibitions, and Publications. The Division supports Read More

Invitation to enter to the 5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Barcelona


Following the success of the 4th edition held at the Palazzo Italia in Berlin on October 2016, we’re now organising the 5th edition and are calling professional and amateur photographers from all over the world to submit their work for consideration of the Biennial Curators’ Read More

KAUNAS PHOTO 2018 Open Call with the New KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award

KAUNAS PHOTO is the largest annual photographic festival in the Baltic States, based in Kaunas, Lithuania, since 2004. Maintaining its strong international character, KAUNAS PHOTO is a platform of priemieres of emerging talents. “Photo World” magazine (China) described KAUNAS PHOTO festival as a spot of the Europe’s Crossroads of photography. In the recent years, KAUNAS Read More

Competition: Dark Corners

Exhibit your work at the Museum of London alongside the major exhibition London Nights

What goes on in one of the world’s biggest cities after the sun goes down?

A new competition by the Museum of London supported by British Journal of Photography invites photographers to submit work that explores London after dark.

From neon lights to mysterious Read More

M/others and Future Humans – Traveling Exhibition

A call for submissions from the Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology in collaboration with The Multispecies Salon

We live in an era of extinction.  Capital flows, industrial infrastructures, molecules, affects, technoscientific enterprises, and pharmacopornographic desires are engendering human life, while unraveling ecological communities and multispecies worlds.  Against this backdrop, we seek artistic interventions that resist and Read More

International Open Call For Artists and Writers of Colour

Location: Lungs Project
North East of England

Lungs Project is a non-profit curatorial collective and publication founded in 2016. The Lungs Project are now accepting submissions from artists, illustrators, designers, filmmakers, photographers, poets and writers of colour in early stages of their career.

Based in the North East of England, the project focuses on facilitating artistic development and Read More

Sister // Cister – Open Call

Installation & Opening Night: 
Wednesday 7th March 2018

“To deploy the vagina as an overarching symbol for womanhood marginalises trans women and Gender Non Conforming femmes.”
– Meredith Talusan, them, 21/01/18

Who says the female experience is body bound?

Is it time to move past the p**sy?

What does it mean to be a feminist?

Where does inclusivity fit into your feminism?

Calling Read More

Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2018 IN VIVO | The nature of nature

IN VIVO, the 25th Noorderlicht International Photofestival, is about our ambiguous relationship with nature. Museum Bélvédère in Heerenveen becomes the setting for photographic art possessing a confrontational beauty, images inspired by our rich tradition of experiencing nature. IN VIVO will be a modern, threedimensional nature scrapbook with a twist, about how our loving way of Read More

Call for papers for a special issue of DiGeSt (JOURNAL OF DIVERSITY AND GENDER STUDIES)

Sexual Politics and Digital Media Infrastructures: Challenges for Diversity

Call for papers for a special issue of DiGeSt (JOURNAL OF DIVERSITY AND GENDER STUDIES)

Editors: Sander De Ridder and Frederik Dhaenens

Deadline abstracts (500 words): 15 May 2018

The breadth of what it means to study sexuality in the context of media has changed significantly in recent years because Read More

LUMA Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2018

Call for entries

Since 2015, the Rencontres d’Arles has offered an award supporting the publication of a dummy book.

This prize, with a production budget of €25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book. Special attention is paid to experimental and innovative forms of publishing.

The application deadline is Read More

Nasty Women Liverpool Exhibition: donate a work for charity!

Nasty Women Liverpool Charity Art Exhibition. This is linked to the Nasty Women art movement which started early 2017 in the US in reaction to President Trump. Submissions now open to female/female identifying artists to DONATE a piece of work to be sold for charity. The organisation we are supporting is a Wirral based Read More

Call for entries – New Chic

Riga Photomonth announces an open call for entries under the title of the upcoming festival New Chic. Photographers from all over the world are welcome to submit their photo series that are based on critical interest in the new and ever-changing conditions of photography as a medium in contemporary visual culture. Approximately 35 photo series Read More

Opportunity | Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Yale Center for British Art is offering a Postdoctoral Research Associateship in the Division of Research, Exhibitions, and Publications. This division supports and provides oversight to the following departments, activities, and positions: exhibitions and publications; research, education, and public programs; academic outreach and teaching initiatives; visiting scholars; postdoctoral and postgraduate positions; graduate and undergraduate Read More


All artists both UK & International are invited to apply for the Visual Art Open Prize, to win cash prizes of £1,000, plus a solo exhibition, and mentoring package. The primary goal of the awards, are to reveal and promote unknown artists who are yet to establish their profile in the contemporary art world. Finalists Read More

An Artist Residency in Motherhood (no deadline)

A self-directed, open-source artist residency to empower and inspire artists who are also mothers.

You don’t have to apply. It doesn’t cost anything, it’s fully customisable, and you can be in residence for as long as you choose. You don’t even have to travel, the residency takes place entirely inside your own home and everyday life. An Artist Residency in Motherhood is Read More

Perspectives on the Gender of Photography, Panel AHA (Chicago, 3-6 Jan 19)

Perspectives on the Gender of Photography, Panel AHA (Chicago, 3-6 Jan 19)

American Historical Association (AHA), Chicago, IL, 03. – 06.01.2019
Deadline: Feb 5, 2018

Before and Behind the Lens: Global Perspectives on the Gender of Photography

Recent scholarship has uncovered new histories of women’s participation in professional photography beginning circa 1840. While such work has increasingly added women’s Read More

RPS The International Photography Exhibition (IPE): open call

The call for entries to the International Photography Exhibition (IPE) has now been announced – welcoming entries from all genres, styles and approaches by photographers worldwide, at all levels of practice.

Now in its 161st edition, the IPE is a celebration of photography today and continues to offer insight into current trends and subjects whilst providing Read More




We would kindly like to invite you to the second edition of the Maribor photobook award. The award will be accompanied by an exhibition of selected photobooks from the call and will Read More

The Alexia Grants

The Alexia 2018 competition will begin accepting applications on Jan. 7, 2018.

The Alexia Foundation awards grants to student and professional visual journalists to help them produce projects that inspire change by addressing topics that are socially significant.

Alexia Foundation Grants were created nearly 30 years ago to support still photographers and that remains our primary mission. Read More

OPEN CALL: Show OFF Krakow Photomonth

Show OFF Krakow Photomonth

Our tenth anniversary programme offers yet another exciting opportunity to highlight photographers for whom an exhibition within ShowOFF Section has the potential to similarly kickstart a vibrant career.

ShowOFF is the section of Kraków Photomonth devoted to up-and-coming photographers and multimedia artists, allowing them to present their debut projects to the diverse, international Read More

Conference ICPT 2018 Call

5th International Conference of Photography & Theory (ICPT2018) 


November 22-24, 2018

Nicosia, Cyprus

International Association of Photography & Theory (IAPT)


Keynote Speakers:

Akram Zaatari. Filmmaker, photographer, archival artist, curator and co-founder of the Arab Image Foundation.

Dr. Anthony Downey. Professor of Visual Culture in the Middle East and North Read More

Call for papers for the conference: ‘Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts’

Call for papers for the conference: ‘Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts’,

Christie’s Education, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, June 26-27, 2018

Transnational belonging and subjectivity-in-process: contemporary women artists’ encounters with space ‘You grant me space, you grant me my space. But in so doing you have always already taken me away from my expanding space.’ Luce Irigaray, Read More

Conference call: After Post-Photography 4 – Modes of Production

St. Petersburg, European University in St. Petersburg, Russia

Maria Gourieva, Olga Davydova, Natalia Mazur, Daria Panaiotti, Friedrich Tietjen

16.05.2018 – 18.05.2018



That photographic media, in one way or the other, record, depict and represent truth, realities and the past, is a staple. In theory this relation has been called into question, in particular with the Read More

Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2018

Grand Prix is a competition which gives photographers an opportunity to present their works during Fotofestiwal (Łódź/Poland). We award artists of exceptional personality and projects that present daring ideas. The competition is open and does not impose any restrictions related to topics, age or place.

What winners receive

● 10.000 PLN (~2500 euro)
● Exhibition of finalists works Read More

Photobook Award 2018 / The Angry Bat

We would kindly like to invite you to the second edition of the Maribor photobook award. The award will be accompanied by an exhibition of selected  photobooks from the call and will coincide with the exhibition Through her eyes.

The theme of the photo book award is Picturing life: the new world order and the artist’s position in Read More

OPEN CALL: BJP International Photography Award 2018

International Photography Award 2018

Recognising the best of contemporary photographic talent.

Instrumental in launching the careers of some of the most respected photographers today, enter now for an opportunity to be recognised and celebrated by the international photographic community.


£5,000 exhibition grant • Solo show at the leading London gallery, TJ Boulting • All-expenses paid trip to London Read More

OPEN CALL: Ilford Photo 2017/18 Student Competition ‘Lyrically Speaking’

Ilford Photo is delighted to announce the launch of our 2017/18 student competition ‘Lyrically Speaking’

The Brief

From Alt-Rock to Old School Pop and Reggae to Rhythm and Blues. Take a song lyric and turn it into an image that inspires that viewer as much as the music itself.

How to Enter

Photograph using ILFORD PHOTO or Kentmere black Read More

Conference call: PRACTICES, CIRCULATION AND LEGACIES: photographic histories in Central and Eastern Europe



8-10 May 2018

Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana (Ljubljana), Slovenia, in association with Liber pro Arte (Warsaw), Humboldt University (Berlin), Institute of Art History, The Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague), Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw) and Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University (Leicester).

Keynote speakers: TBC

Deadline for paper proposals: 31 December 2017

Click here Read More


The Rencontres d’Arles is starting a €20,000 exhibition research and production fellowship open to all the exhibition curators.

The chosen project will unfold in two parts:
– research
– followed by an exhibition based on the results.

The €20,000 grant includes:
– €5,000 for research expenses
– €15,000 to produce the exhibition.

The Rencontres d’Arles exhibition research and production fellowship is intended Read More

PhotoIreland Foundation Awards 2017: Nominate Now!

Nominations to the PhotoIreland Foundation Awards 2017 are now open to the public. You are welcome to nominate yourself, your friends, but most importantly others, as long as you are honest and concise. We will review all nominations equally: it is not the case that the more an individual or organisation is nominated the more Read More

Open Call for our ongoing series FFconversations on Instagram

Our Instagram @womeninphoto 

Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program Opens

Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program expands diversity and creativity in the field of documentary photography through capacity-building and critical explorations of photography and social change.

Each year, the program supports a diverse, international group of Photography and Social Justice Fellows who are passionate about challenging injustice, pursuing social equality, and advancing human rights through Read More

Research award call: Peter E. Palmquist fund for historical photographic research

Considered one of the most important photo historians of the 20th century, Peter E. Palmquist (1936-2003) had a keen interest in the photography of the American West, California, and Humboldt County before 1950, and the history of women in photography worldwide.He published over 60 books and 340 articles and was a strong proponent of the Read More


Deadline extended until 22 September!

Open call for young and promising artists in the field of contemporary art photography organized by Photon Gallery – Centre for Contemporary Photography from Ljubljana. The first prize is € 1,000 for the production and solo exhibition at Photon Gallery. The selected ten artists will present their work at Read More

Emerging Talent Awards – Lens Culture


“We’re excited to open this year’s Emerging Talent Awards, our search for the world’s best emerging photographers! We’re seeking entries from members of the global photography community who have yet to receive exposure on the world stage.

The 50 winners will be included in a gallery exhibition in Read More

Residential Scholar Awards

The Yale Center for British Art offers three types of short-term residential awards to scholars undertaking research related to British art. While in residence, scholars have access to the Center’s rich holdings of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, rare books, and manuscripts, as well as primary and secondary reference materials. Scholars are also able to take Read More


PHmuseum is glad to present a new annual grant aimed at supporting women photographers. The PHM 2017 Women Photographers Grant aims to empower the work and careers of female and female-identifying professionals of all ages and from all countries working in diverse areas of photography. It further means to facilitate the growth of the new generations Read More



Symposium: Drama Department, Queen Mary University, London (Thursday 19 October, 2017)

Live Art Event: Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London (Saturday 21 October 2017)

CUNTemporary is now accepting proposals for a new episode of ‘Deep Trash’, the unique multi-disciplinary exhibition and performance club night in London.

Calling for performances, videos and artworks to be shown on Read More

Firecracker Photographic Grant

The Firecracker Photographic Grant is an annual award providing funding for a female photographer to aid with the completion of a documentary photographic project.

 Through a combination of self-initiated fundraising and with the generous support of Genesis Imaging, the Grant fund is a minimum financial contribution of £2,000 plus credit of professional printing, Read More

Bursaries for artists to explore wetlands and mosquitoes

We are looking for artists whose work can contribute to our knowledge and appreciation of wetlands and mosquitoes. By this we mean artworks, in any medium, that seek to influence our awareness, understanding, attitudes, emotions, values or behaviour towards them, and the ecological and social interactions that have brought them into being. This might Read More


It is the last few days to enter this amazing prize

Renaissance Photography Prize is an international award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer.

Entering gives photographers the chance to have their work seen by a panel of top names in the Read More

EIKON Award for women photographers and media artists (45+)!!!

EIKON Award (45+) under the patronage of VALIE EXPORT

An open call for women photographers and media artists 45 years and older celebrating the 100th issue of EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art

The award winner will receive € 5,000 in cash, in addition to being extensively featured in the EIKON #100 issue.

The runners-up Read More

LATENT: Open Call – Exhibition & Residency in Rome


Latent is the result of the meeting and collaboration between D.O.O.R and MATÈRIA, two Rome based institutions specialised in photography. Latent (an anagram for Talent) is an open call aimed at the discovery and the promotion of photographic research and production characterised by originality Read More

Helsinki Photomedia 2018: Call for Papers

March 26 -28, 2018

Aalto University, Helsinki

Deadline for 500 word abstracts: October 31, 2017

Theme: Reconsidering the “Post-truth Condition”: Epistemologies of the photographic image.

Contemporary photography takes place in a world where the relation between facts and values is a social and political issue which has repercussions in art and education as well. The public discussions on information Read More

Photoworks Annual: Call for Submission – LGBTQ+ communities

 The next issue of Photoworks Annual, will explore how photography and visual culture can be used to foreground LGBTQ+ rights.

 The Editors are currently looking for fully-resolved projects responding to photography’s role within LGBTQ+ communities and invite UK and international artists at any stage of their career to submit suitable new or previously Read More

Enter the HER photography competition

Photography often conveys emotion, allowing a viewer to connect with an image, even if they weren’t there. Capturing a photograph documents  a moment in time, but also allows us to have a glimpse into the thought process and personal views of a photographer. This month, we are celebrating women in photography and showcasing a select Read More

RPS Postgraduate Bursary

As part of The Society’s remit as an educational charity we offer an annual bursary of £3,500 in support of a postgraduate student studying in the UK or abroad.

This bursary is now open.  The closing date for all applications is the 30th of June 2017.As part of The Society’s remit as an educational charity we Read More

Call for RPS International Photography Exhibition

Open submission calling for engaging, visually striking and inspiring work across all genres. Selected work will be exhibited in a nationwide touring exhibition opening in London in October. The International Photography Exhibition 160 is supported by theprintspace.

Submission details:
– Worldwide open submission
– Open to members and non-members
– Online entry of up to 4 Read More

Call for Arab Documentary Photography Program

he Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) and the Prince Claus Fund (PCF) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation (MF) in New York, USA, are delighted to announce the fourth cycle of the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP). ADPP is a program jointly funded by AFAC and PCF Read More

2017 Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase: Call for Submissions

Recognizing the amazing quality of work being produced by woman photographers in Asia”


Slideshow Projection curated by Yumi Goto (Reminders Photography Stronghold) and Emmeline Yong (Objectifs). In collaboration with Objectifs’ Women in Film & Photography Showcase

Asian women photographers are invited to submit work for inclusion in a slideshow curated by Yumi Read More


Deadline just extended

Initiated and implemented in collaboration with Breadfield.

Do you want to make a photo book?
Have you made a dummy* of your project?
Now you have a chance to have it published.

By entering for the Photo Book Day´s Open Book Dummy Review you have the chance to win the Landskrona Foto Dummy Award.

Read More

Rennaissance Photography Prize

Renaissance Photography Prize is an international award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer.

This year the prize celebrates its 10th edition and invites entrants from anywhere in the world to enter by 26 June 2017. The exhibition of the selected finalists will take Read More

The grant €5000 for your cross-border research

Are you a reporter who wants to dig deeper? Who teams up to explore a story from various perspectives? Who feels that complex research doesn’t stop at borders?

The program “Reporters in the Field” promotes research projects by journalists from all over Europe. It offers grants of up to 5,000 € to international teams, for cross-border Read More

IPF Photo Prize

It is our great pleasure to announce that submissions for the 6th annual IPF Photo Prize are now being accepted!

Photographers, photo-enthusiasts and photo-makers of all descriptions and disciplines in all parts of the world are invited to submit images for exhibition in the IPF Photo Prize 2017  at House of Vans– the premier event Read More

Call for The Unseen Dummy Award

The Unseen Dummy Award is back for its fifth edition! Last year, Japanese artist Yoshinori Masuda was announced the winner of the Dummy Award at Unseen 2015. His book ‘Tiger 2’, published by Lecturis, will be launched in advance of this year’s event.

Unseen and Lecturis continue their collaboration and join forces once again to showcase the work of Read More

Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award for a professional woman photographer

The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award – in association with FotoDocument – will be granted annually to a professional woman photographer towards the initiation or completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay which addresses an important social, environmental, economic or cultural issue, whether local or global.

The work should, in part, showcase positive solutions to Read More

The Women in Photography (WIPNYC) Grant & Mentor Program

The Women in Photography (WIPNYC) Grant & Mentor Program will provide one female photographer/photo-based artist with a $5000 grant to produce work in addition to being paired with four mentors over the course of a year.* The selected artist will also receive a solo show on wipnyc.org.

2017 Mentors:
Emma Bowkett Director of Photography at the Financial Times Read More

Open Call for Renaissance Photography Prize

Renaissance Photography Prize is an international award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer.

This year the prize celebrates its 10th edition and invites entrants from anywhere in the world to enter by 26 June 2017. The exhibition of the selected finalists will take Read More

Open Call for Arles 2017 Voies-Off’s projection / FEMININE

CALL for APPLICATIONS Arles 2017 Voies-Off’s projection

CIRCULATION(S) FESTIVAL invited to Voies-Off Arles

Call for applications on the subject of the Feminine (provisional title)

As part of Voies off – Arles 2017, the Circulation(s) festival will show a projection dedicated to women and to their fight.

In a current choatic context, it seems to us that it is urgent to showcase women Read More

PIX Open Call – The Student Issue


In the last decade, South Asia has witnessed a deluge in exploratory works being produced by students who have been mentored within newly formed photo/visual arts departments. The scope of student work – in image-making and writing – has also been exponentially broadened through festivals, workshops and training programmes, as well as a Read More

Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award – Call for Submissions

The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award – in association with FotoDocument – will be granted annually to a professional woman photographer towards the initiation or completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay which addresses an important social, environmental, economic or cultural issue, whether local or global.

The work should, in part, showcase positive solutions to Read More

Open Call for Organ Vida Festival

Open call for artists to participate in the International Photography Festival Organ Vida 2017.

You can submit your work by filling out the application form below. Open Call fee is 30 €.
Please, read the Open Call essay written by artist Katrin Koenning before submitting your work! 

The International Photography Festival Organ Vida is inviting all local and international photographers Read More


Being selected as a Foam Talent puts you in the spotlight of the international photography world. It marks you as an emerging artist with great promise and gives you the means to jumpstart your career.

Foam Talent Call is limited to participants between the ages of 18 and 35.

3rd World Conference on Women’s Studies 2017

Hosting Partner:
Bridgewater State University, USA.Academic Partners:
Rikkyo University, Japan.
Nepal Center for Contemporary Research.
Centre of Excellence for Women’s Studies – University of Karachi, Pakistan.
International Center for Research on women.

WCWS 2017 cordially invite reaserchers to take part in the 03rd World Conference on Women’s StudiesWCWS 2017, dedicated to the theme Building Resilience: Dialogue, Collaboration and Partnerships across Our Differences,will deliberate on related Read More

The Womankind Photographers’ Award: NATURE

The Womankind Photographers’ Award is open for submissions. Submissions for each award must be based around the theme for that award.

Award: Nature

For the nature theme Womankind are looking for photographs that depict the concept ‘nature’. And by ‘nature’ they refer to the physical world such as plants, animals, the landscape, mountains, oceans, and products of the earth.  Read More

The Deutsche Bank Award for final year students

Calling all final year students and recent graduates in the creative arts. We’re looking for the next generation of creatives with a vision they want to make a reality, and we want to help you to do it.

The Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise (DBACE) celebrates 25 years in 2017, and we’re offering Read More

Submission for a feature on DON’T SMILE. “The Female Gaze: Portraits”


To be considered for a feature on Don’t Smile, please send 15-20 images of a developed body of work, an artist statement, and a short bio written in the third person in a .zip file to submission@dont-smile.com. The images must be 1280px on the long side, 160ppi, and cannot exceed 20 MB.


Photographers of all ages Read More

The 2017 Visura Grant for Personal Projects

Visura is delighted to announce The 2017 Visura Grant which aims to support the production and development of a personal photography project. Visura awards one winner with a $5000 cash prize. Other photographers are recognized with various levels of recognition from finalist to honorable mention.

The Grant has a three-tiered mission:

1) support Read More

Photobook Submission Open

We are very excited to announce submissions are now open for our upcoming photobook show in Russia.

We invite people to submit photobooks at any stage of production and distribution, from handmade prototypes and dummies, to one off, published and self published photobooks. Check out our shows page to see previous editions.

I Book Read More


An open call to submit your photographs for inclusion in Schilt Publishing’s forthcoming cat book!

Dear photographers,

Schilt Publishing’s logo is a cat. Not just a cat, but our famous Rhubarb, born in our house in 2008 when I was attending the British photography festival Rhubarb Rhubarb. He still lives happily with us, his mother Dusha and our third cat, “aunt” Read More

Call for applications 2017–18 and Agents in the Anthropocene Symposium

Symposium: January 27–28, 2017
Application deadlines: March 1 and May 15

Piet Zwart Institute
Master Education in Arts
P.O. Box 1272
3000 BG Rotterdam
The Netherlands



Symposium Agents in the Anthropocene 
The Master of Education in Arts warmly welcomes you to the symposium Agents in the Anthropocene: Trans/disciplinary Practices in Art and Design Education Today, which takes place at Read More

The PH Museum Grant

The PHmuseum Grant is an annual international initiative organized to support photographers, promote their projects and further their careers. Applicants are invited to send a visual project centred around a specific theme, narrative or concept.

Entry fee £30

Early bird entry fee £20 (until January 12)

Diffusion Photo Festival: Open call


SUBMISSIONS: £25 (including VAT)


Brexit, Trumpism, globalisation, climate change, poverty, religious intolerance, the migrant and refugee crisis, diversity, nationalism, border control, hate crime, gentrification and community division. For all the technological socio-economic progress made, we live in a world blighted by inequality, war and political upheaval, particularly for those living under oppressive Read More

An invitation to take part in the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017

The third international Felix Schoeller Photo Award is about to take place, with professional photographers and emerging photographers having the opportunity to submit their work at www.felix-schoeller-photoaward.com from January 1st to May 31st, 2017.

The Felix Schoeller Photo Award honors work that demonstrates a love of photography, combined with the most demanding quality standards Read More

Our Instagram (@womeninphoto) Open Call

OPEN CALL 4 for a new series of #FFconversation on our @womeninphoto Instagram

If you would like to be part of our ongoing series of FFconversations between artists from all over the world, please apply to it by sending three things only:

1. One link on your portfolio

2. Your bio (MAX 50 words)

3. Your Instagram username

to our Read More

Photo Awards Barcelona FC

The FC Barcelona Photo Awards aim to identify the work that reflects in a conscious way the positive intrinsic values to sport. It is established with the aim of giving recognition to these values, seen through the lens of contemporary photographers.

Highlighting these positive values, common in sport and culture, the photography award of Read More



Solo exhibition in London

The winner of the IPA 2017 will receive a three-week showcase at TJ Boulting, an innovative gallery in the heart of London. Working closely with gallery director and established curator Hannah Watson, together they will create an ambitious solo exhibition. Hannah has worked with some of the world’s most respected photographers, including Read More

Felifa Fola – International Prize


For Photobooks published in 2015 and 2016

n.paradoxa international feminist journal: call for papers

n.paradoxa publishes the work of women writers, critics, artists and curators on the work of contemporary women artists from anywhere in the world. The aim of this journal is to rethink the local and specific in relation to the national, international and global dynamics of art today and to promote new Read More

9th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers



The Gala Awards and the Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography announces a Call for Entries to women photographers worldwide, to be selected for exhibition at the 4th edition of the Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography (Berlin Foto Biennale 2016,) which will be held next October at the awesome venue of the Palazzo Read More

Ian Parry Scholarship deadline approaching

Ian Parry Scholarship

The award is open to all full time students of any age including recently (within the last year) graduated students and BA, MA and MFA students. It is also open to photographers (not attending a course) who are 24 years old or younger.

Please contact us at info@ianparry.org with any questions.

Celeste Prize 2016, 8th edition Last days to apply for Celeste Prize, deadline is 30th of June!

There’s more prize money 23,000 €, and more artists will be invited to the final exhibition in London, The Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, 7-9 October.

Celeste Prize is an international contemporary arts prize which every year awards rewarding benefits to emerging and mid-career artists   http://www.celesteprize.com/celesteprize2016/
Ellen Blumenstein, director, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, is chief-curator of the prize and leads this Read More

UrbanPhotoFest – Call for Entries

Are you passionate about urban and street photography?
UrbanPhotoFest invite you to submit your urban and street photography images to the inaugural UPF Open photography competition. “Re-thinking the street” is this year’s theme and we are looking for entries,which show creative interpretations of street and urban photography. This inaugural competition is open to Read More



Open call for curators, researchers or art historians

 Tate, in collaboration with Delfina Foundation, invites applications for the Brooks International Fellowship Programme 2017. Now in its third year, the programme will enable three curators, researchers, art historians or other museum professionals to work with Tate colleagues in London Read More

Firecracker Photographic Grant

The Firecracker Photographic Grant is an annual award providing funding for a female photographer to aid with the completion of a documentary photographic project. Through a combination of self-initiated fundraising and with the generous support of Genesis Imaging, the Grant fund is a minimum financial contribution of £1,000 plus £1,000 credit of professional Read More

DER GREIF: Open Call for Guest-Room with Photocaptionist

Submit up to 4 photographs for »Guest-Room: The Photocaptionist«!

Federica Chiocchetti is the founding director of the photo-literary platform Photocaptionist. Based between London and Tuscany, she is a writer, photography critic, curator, and editor. Currently working on her Ph.D. in photography and fictions at the University of Westminster, she explores the intersections Read More

Open Call for new online magazine

Pample-mousse is calling for submissions to be part of our first magazine issue.
Originally an online platform, we are now heading to print. The magazine will be a creative conversation between photo and print.
We are looking for:
Documentary project
Please send up to 10 images and a supporting statement for the series of 100-150 words. Include the word ‘documentary’ in Read More


The call for applications for the 27 th edition of the scholarships Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation is now open.

This call is an opportunity for young designers or professionals under 30 (or under 35 for scholarships Bookseller, Photographer and Writer TV), in the fields of writing, of audiovisual, music and digital, to develop a project with financial Read More

Open Call for Prix Virginia


The Prix VIRGINIA is organized by the Association SYLVIA S. It recognizes the work of a woman photographer.

It is awarded in accordance with the following rules:

The Prix VIRGINIA, awarded every other year, beginning in 2012, is open to all living professional women photographers, regardless of age or Read More

Sante-Fe International Awards

More categories and jurors for the same price!
JURORS: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jeff L. Rosenheim; The Huffington Post, Chris McGonigal; Photo-eye Gallery & Bookstore, Rixon Reed; QUAD & FORMAT Artistic Director, Louise Clements

JUROR: Susan Bright, Independent Curator & Writer
Get support for a fine art or documentary Read More