Announcement for 2015
The 9th Wiesbadener Fototage (Wiesbaden Photo Days) 2015 will be held from June 27 until July 12, 2015.
Theme of the Exhibition:
‘Heimat’ is an ambiguous German term that is untranslatable into other languages, as no equivalent words exist. Translations can lead to the misunderstanding that ‘Heimat’ simply refers to ‘home’, ‘home town/village’, ‘family’ or ‘natural habitat’. However, besides having a strong regional reference, it also has a social, cultural, and emotional dimension. Therefore, ‘Heimat’ is a very subjective term defined by individual background and lifestyle. The visualization of ‘X’ permits even greater flexibility than the traditional, collective phrase of family and birthplace. The spectrum of possibilities is great, ranging from the homeless World Wide Web to one’s own secret longings and desires.
The photographic contributions to ‘HEIMAT/X’ should be attached here.
The European approach
Many citizens simply perceive the European Union as an economic and administrative region. The more this area grows and the more globalization affects all aspects of our lives, the more people seem to feel the need to move and reinvent themselves. Since life contexts currently seem so incomprehensible, the wish for clarity in life is omnipresent – How are our social and historical-cultural relationships created and developed? Where can we find them in our cities?
Is ‘Heimat’ an idea, an emotion, a place…?
For the 5th time a Förderpreis (grant) of 3,000,- Euro will be awarded at the Wiesbadener Fototage. The Förderpreis, donated by the SV SparkassenVersicherung, will be granted to the best photographic series. The evaluation actively involves the audience in the discourse between the artworks, the photographers and the organizer.
Terms and Conditions:
Following terms and conditions must be met by submission:
The photo series/portfolios should consist of at least 4 to 10 pictures.
The photos must be presented on a CD in JPG format and RGB mode.
The format of the photos must at least be 13x18cm with 300 dpi.
The collection of photos must be presented on a contact sheet (on A4 paper, simple color printer).
Please also submit a brief cover letter and CV, with specific references to the photo series.
Present all texts on a CD.
The following information is also important:
Photo size, number of photos and presentation of your originals.
Please send all papers and photos in a transparent file that can be filed away.
Please don’t send us any original material!
The Wiesbadener Fototage charge a fee of 20,- Euro. Please submit this sum in cash along with your application documents. Every submission can be sent back. For this you should enclose a SAE/SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) in your application letter. Of course, all photo rights will remain the photographer’s.
The closing date is February 24, 2015, as per postmark!
Fotogalerie Lichtbild Herderstr. 22 D-65185 Wiesbaden (Germany)