BREAKING POINT. SEARCHING FOR CHANGE
A breaking point is a critical moment in the process of change. In the face of increased global challenges, from climate change to the migrant crisis, political unrest, cyber-attacks and the threat of terrorism, photography has the ability to bring focus to these issues. The exhibition ENTER explores concepts related to these social, political, economic and environmental questions. Its role is to reveal, communicate and encourage debate. We have intentionally chosen a broad theme to encourage a range of views and interpretations.
In a world in crisis, it is time to break habits inherited from past generations, to listen to contemporary experts and look to the future. This project is a humanistic statement on sustainability and change, which should not be interpreted only as critical testimony but also, we hope, as inspiration, as an invitation to act.
ENTER serves as a prelude to the 2018 Triennial of Photography Hamburg. It is an open call to artists to submit work on the theme of breaking point. Our vision is interdisciplinary: we welcome projects from photographers, filmmakers, writers and musicians. The final selection will be made by an independent jury and curated and presented in public spaces in and around the city during the Triennial. A series of talks and screenings will run alongside the exhibition with an aim to entertain, educate and inspire.
The city of Hamburg is a perfect stage to present this global journey of discovery. Join our interdisciplinary open call on social, political, environmental change.
What winners will receive:
Selected artists will be part of the main exhibition program at the 7th Triennial of Photography Hamburg in 2018. Their works will be displayed in a public space, curated by Emma Bowkett and Krzysztof Candrowicz.
How to enter:
Submit your work through enter-phototriennale.picter.com
No Entrance Fee
Submission Criteria / Requirements:
- Artistic works to the topic (photographs: maximum 20 images; video: maximum 3 links; installations piece: maximum 10 documentation shots)
- Concise description of works submitted (half page)
- Artist bio, to include description on where the work has been shown (half page)
- Additional material to be made available on request
The 7th Triennial of Photography Hamburg is looking for creative minds and innovative artists to contribute their work to one of the main exhibition programmes at the 7th Triennial called [ENTER], reflecting upon its leitmotiv BREAKING POINT. SEARCHING FOR CHANGE. Our vision is interdisciplinary: we welcome projects from artists coming from various kind of fields (not merely photography), but all submissions must engage with the topic of social, political and/or environmental change.
Members of the Jury / Juror Information:
Emma Bowkett, Director of Photography, Financial Times FT Weekend Magazine
Charlotte Cotton, Independent curator and writer, former curator of Photography at V&A Museum
Arianna Rinaldo, Artistic Director, Cortona On Move and Director, Ojo de Pez Magazine
Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Artist
Lars Boering, Managing Director, World Press Photo
Krzysztof Candrowicz, Artistic Director, Triennial of Photography Hamburg
Simon Baker, Curator of Photography and International Art, Tate Modern
Submission opening: July 3, 2017
Submission deadline: September 28, 2017
Winner announcement: November 9 – 12, 2017 (during Paris Photo)
Exhibition at the Triennial of Photography Hamburg: June 2018