DongGang International Photo Festival 2024

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We invite you to submit your work to the 22nd DongGang International Photo Festival, to be held this year from July 12th to September 29th, 2024 in Yeongwol, Gangwon State, Korea.

This year's theme;

Silently Loud

From nature's perspective, humanity itself is a form of hell. That is because of the tendency of humans to objectify and judge everything according to their own standards, thereby ignoring the natural world's intrinsic order. This one-sided disregard for the non-human elements around us is another form of disconnection and isolation, which can be seen as a definition of hell. Despite this, nature maintains a remarkable selflessness. It is driven solely by the instinct for survival, unmoved by human perspectives. To humans, nature’s struggle for survival seems unforgiving akin to the concept of hell. What if we shifted our perspective to see nature from its own vantage point and cultivated an attitude in harmony with it? Then, we would realize that nature has never been hellish, not for an instant. 

Humans at times fail to acknowledge the presence of nature. We are inherently part of nature, yet often, we elevate ourselves to the status of the main characters, forgetting our intrinsic connection to the natural world. From birth, nature serves as a backdrop, an external influence shaping our lives. Yet, this omnipresent environment leads us to prioritize ourselves, neglecting nature in the process.

This competition aims to take a closer look at the existential boundaries and lives of humans from an ecosystem perspective, focusing on highlighting our interconnectedness. It is our hope that the beautiful relationship between humans and nature, expressed through photography, will come to fruition and be manifested on a greater scale.

Individuals and collectives are welcome to apply;
individuals should submit between 8 - 12 photographs from a particular series or body of work.

Selected 15 - 20 artists including ‘Artist of the year’ (individual artist or 1 team of winner) will benefit from:
A-year-long exhibition that exposures at the DIPF Festival - inclusion in art magazine, any related press (long term festival representation and promotion on official website, publications, catalog that being seen by a substantial number of visual arts professionals and the media) where the works viewed by an international panel of influential experts in the field of photography

* 'Artist of the year' - solo exhibition at DIPF (production - printing, framing or related presentation material will be provided) and eligible for travel and accommodation to attend the opening.
 
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

1. GENERAL
Objectives DongGang International Photo Festival aims to feature a quality selection of photography projects from around the world. DIPF’s open call is devoted to offering a platform and supporting photography, showcasing photography and related media from emerging and established artists.

Venue_
The selected photographs will be presented to DongGang International Photo Festival in DongGang in main exhibition space, outdoor space and screening at the opening ceremony.

Dates_
The Main Program of 22nd DongGang International Photo Festival will be held from Jul. 12th to Sep. 29th, 2024
Eligibility_Submission to DongGang International Photo Festival 2024 is open to artist from around the world.
Entry Deadline_Submissions must be made before May 31, 2024, 23.59 hrs. There is no entry fee for submissions.

2.HOW TO SUBMIT
   : Submissions must Include below
   Photography works : 8 - 12 images, 4000 pixel (on the longside), jpeg file or tiff file
   Name (full name)
   Mobile/Phone Number
   Email Address
   Postal Address
   A concise one-page CV or a short biography
   Artist’s Statement (a short write up about the body of work)
 
: How to Enter
   Email : opencall@dgphotofestival.com or www.wetransfer.com
   Any incomplete submissions will be rejected.
 
* Receipt Confirmation_Upon receipt, an email confirmation will be sent to the email specified in the submission.

3. SELECTED WORKS
Selection_All submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by the curatorial team of the Festival.
Status Notification_All selected artists will be notified  by June 7th, 2024
Exhibition_22nd DongGang International Photo Festival will collect the digital files from selected artists and the production will be provided for the exhibitions.
Publicity_The selected projects will be presented on the Festival’s website and be part of the Festival’s promotional campaign in print and online media, increase awareness of the selected works in the photography community.

* Schedule is subject to change with prior notice.

Prize Summary: 
Exhibition, Travel
Prizes Details: 

Selected 15 - 20 artists including ‘Artist of the year’ (individual artist or 1 team of winner) will benefit from:
A-year-long exhibition that exposures at the DIPF Festival - inclusion in art magazine, any related press (long term festival representation and promotion on official website, publications, catalog that being seen by a substantial number of visual arts professionals and the media) where the works viewed by an international panel of influential experts in the field of photography

* 'Artist of the year' - solo exhibition at DIPF (production - printing, framing or related presentation material will be provided) and eligible for travel and accommodation to attend the opening.

Event date: 
July 12, 2024 to September 29, 2024
Location: 
Yeongwol, Gangwon State, Korea
Deadline: 
31/May/2024
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