FestFoto Brazil 2019 Call for Entry
From the Diaspora: Identitie, Hybridism and Difference
The term diaspora defines the migratory movement of peoples – usually forced and sometimes traumatic. From the biblical narrative of the exodus of the Hebrews led by Moses to the current wave of migration, where peoples of the so-called “global south” place mobility as a global demand and therein lies the diaspora.
The UNHCR estimates that every three seconds, a person somewhere in the world is forced to leave their home. The number gives dimension to the theme and highlights the areas of contact caused by these new shares of attendance and absences.
We understand that contemporary exiles cross daily dimensions of spaces and times to reopen past and to weave new possibilities of narratives before old national identities.
With the title Diaspora: Identitie, Hybridity and Difference, the 12th edition of the International Photography Festival of Porto Alegre proposes a program focused on the reflection on the impact of current migratory flows on contemporary photographic production, as well as being an environment for works exploring themes related to social, political and cultural displacements. The displacement of the physical house, the emotional house, the cultural house, the environmental house, the religious house. We want you to send us your work and help us build the debate on this theme that is central to societies around the world.
The Call is open to all photographers from all over the world.
Twenty works will be selected among multimedia projects and portfolios to the official programing of Festfoto 2019. Among the 20 selected, the jury will indicate a winner to receive the prize of fly tickets and hotel to participate in FestFoto Brazil 2019. The winner and the other 19 selected as finalists will be notified by the coordination of the festival through email or phone.
Wards: The winner will receive the prize of fly tickets and hotel expenses to participate in FestFoto Brazil 2019 and a Free Passport to participate in the International Portfolio Reviews Platform 2019.
The top 10 will have their work published and reviewed on the Blog of FestFoto during 2019. During the selection process we will also be displaying on our website a gallery with entries that have caught the attention of our jury.
FestFoto 2019 is partnering with the LensCulture platform, one of the largest online destinations in the world for the discovery and diffusion of contemporary photography with a global audience of more than 2 million people. You are invited to use the LensCulture platform to register for the FestFoto Brazil 2019 Call.
The deadline is January 6 2019 and entries in two categories will be accepted: Multimedia / Visual Narratives on video (with works of up to 4 minutes) and Portfolio with up to 20 images. The registration fee is USD $ 30.00. The selected works will be exhibited during FestFoto, from April 27 to May 26, 2019.
Welcome to FestFoto Brazil 2019 Call for Entry
Daniel Sosa – Uruguai
Director of CDF
Centro de Fotografia de Montevideo
Daniel Sosa Debenedetti
Sinara Sandri – Brazil
Co-Coordinator of FestFoto Porto Alegre, in Brazil
Journalist, History Specialist (UFF), Master in History (UFRGS), PhD in Communication and Information (UFRGS). Co-Founder and coordinator of FestFoto and coordinates the International Portfolio Reviews Platform of FestFoto since 2015.
Coordinated the team that developed the project of the Palacinho Cultural Center - Photo Library of Rio Grande do Sul.
Has research related to photography and urban reform, with a Case on the work of the Italian photographer Virgílio Calegari.
She is a contributor to OF Magazine, FestFoto's online magazine.
Interested in themes such as urban landscapes, environment and photojournalism.
Executive-Diretor of FotoFest
programs and organization. In 2015 he organized the inter-biennial Fotofest exhibitions I Am A Camera Eye and The Collector: The Collection Maloney, in Houston. With Wendy Watriss, he was co-curator of FotoFest Inter-Biennial International Discoveries V, and with Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin, curated and organized the main exhibition of the Biennial of Fotofest 2016 CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: Looking at the Future of the Planet. Recently, he has represented FotoFest in events of photography and festivals in Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Korea and Russia.
Krzysztof Candrowicz is a curator, researcher and art director.
Elena Navarro Spain/Mexico
Director of the Centro de la Imagen/Mexico City and Artistic Director of the International Festival of Photography PhotoMéxico.
Silas de Paula/Brazil
Photographer and independent curator, works as a researcher in Photography and Audiovisual.
Silas de Paula
Director of Estúdio Madalena and Publisher at Editora Madalena.
Bisi Silva – Lagos
Independent curator, founder and director of Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA, Lagos).
Bisi Silva is an independent curator and the founder/director of Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA, Lagos) which opened in December 2007.
She is co-curator of "The Progress of Love," a transcontinental collaboration across three venues in US and Nigeria (Oct. 2012 – Jan. 2013). She was co-curator of "J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere: Moments of Beauty," Kiasma, Helsinki (April – Nov. 2011). She was also co-curator for the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece, "Praxis: Art in Times of Uncertainty" in September 2009.
In 2006, Silva was one of the curators for the Dakar Biennale in Senegal. Silva has participated in several international conferences and symposia and written essays for many publications as well as for international art magazines and is on the editorial board of N.Paradoxa, an international feminist art journal and is the guest editor for the Africa and African Diaspora Issue of N.Paradoxa (Jan. 2013).