Visual narratives: European borderlines applications open
We are very glad to announce the Call for Applications for participating photographers for the long-term international photography project “Visual narratives: European borderlines”. The project has just started and will go on until the end of 2012.
The project is an initiative of photography organisations in four countries and will be implemented by ISSP in Latvia, GAPO in Turkey, Maioclaro in Portugal and Icelandic Contemporary Photography association and Reykjavik museum of photography in Iceland.
12 participants – 3 young photography artists from each country – will be selected to take part in the educational and creative programme with an aim to come up, in the end, with a comprehensive visual narrative of the countries and people standing ‘on the edge’ of Europe. The participants will be offered two training workshops and a residency in one of the project countries. For the period of nine months, they will be engaged in creating their individual work – a story linking together material from their home country and the country of residence. The work will be supervised by experienced documentary photographers Vanessa Winship (Agency VU - FR) and George Georgiou (Panos pictures – UK, Prospekt - IT), and supported by country tutors/coordinators.
The project will explore and broaden the notion of documentary photography. Our aim is to contribute to discussion about contemporary photography and photography education in the participating countries. It is also our hope that the final output of the project will go beyond a collection of differences and contrasts, and will discover similarities and connections that may help to bridge the gap between the ‘European borderlines’, for the participants and the audience alike. Above all, the project will promote and develop young talents in photography.
Participation in the project is open to young photographers who are: nationals or residents of Iceland, Latvia, Portugal and Turkey, 18 – 35 years old, work with photography as a medium of self-expression and have realized individual projects in photography, passionate about story-telling, know English language.
Young photographers from Latvia, Turkey, Iceland and Portugal are invited to apply by 20 May 2011!
More information at the project website: www.europeanborderlines.net
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Ielūdzam uz Flâneur rezidences prezentāciju K.K.fon Stricka villā 25.maijā plkst 18:30 - savus Rīgā tapušos darbus vienreizējā instalācijā prezentēs mākslinieki Alekss F. Vebs un Jonass Feige. Notikums tapis sadarbībā ar radošo kolektīvu Orbīta.
We cordially invite you to the Flâneur residency presentation event featuring the works of Alex F. Webb and Jonas Feige created during their month long residency in Riga on 25 May at K.K.fon Stricka villa! The event is organised in collaboration with the Orbita collective.
Aicinām uz Flâneur projekta rezidences mākslinieku Aleksa F. Veba un Jonasa Feiges autorvakaru trešdien, 11. maijā plkst. 18.30 ISSP Studijā!