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PHOTO IS:RAEL 2021 International Photography Festival

PHOTO IS:RAEL invites artists to submit proposals for participation in the central exhibition at the 9th International Photography Festival, in Tel Aviv in November 2021.

The upcoming festival theme is: “Meeting Point“.

A jury of leading experts spanning a wide range of artistic genres will review the open call submissions and select the exhibiting artists. 20 artists will be invited to present their work in the festival’s central exhibition, and will also be featured on the website and in the festival catalog.

Photographers, as well as video, performance and interdisciplinary artists from around the world and at different stages of their career, are all welcome to submit their existing works, or proposals for new work on the topic.

This year’s topic is described in details on the official website.

A meeting point is a gathering place of acquaintances or strangers, different or alike, which may be either random or carefully planned. A meeting point is also a junction of ways, cultures and views from which a split or a merge are both possible. It is a physical or virtual space in which one can exchange ideas, fight or embrace.

After a year in which the daily meetings we’d taken for granted were canceled or transformed, the concept of a “Meeting Point” has become ever more significant. At the upcoming festival we will seek to explore this concept from a variety of angles and interpretations, using innovative methods of representation through photography and other forms of media. We are looking for all kinds of meeting points – between generations, technologies, man and nature, truth and fiction – and will attempt to examine that specific point or moment in which the natural becomes artificial, and dream becomes reality.

What meeting point interests you?
What meeting points are created through photography?
What are the meeting points between photography and other media types?

Artists working with photography, video, performance, and multimedia from around the world and at different stages of their career are all welcome to submit their existing works, or proposals for new work on the topic of Meeting Point.

PHOTO IS:RAEL is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering dialogue via research and the highlighting of artistic and social issues through the language of photography.

PHOTO IS:RAEL 2021 – Submission Fee

Submission fee is $15 and includes a free entry ticket to the Photography Festival for all submitting artists.