We are pleased to announce the open call for the 6th edition of Fotofestival Lenzburg. The competition is open to all types of photography and is aimed at photographers from near and far. A distinguished international jury will select the projects that show a deep understanding of the theme “SYNTHESIS” and exhibit a unique artistic style.
We understand synthesis as a process that enhances something by combining multiple elements. Yet, the resulting ensemble is greater than its individual parts – not because the individual parts don’t matter or don’t matter equally, but because they fundamentally do. More on the topic here.
As in previous years, there are two different categories; single images and projects.
Category Single Images: The Open Call for Single Images will follow in the fall – Stay informed and sign up for the newsletter.
Projects Category: The top five projects will be evaluated. One project will be awarded with the Jury Award, which is endowed with 1’500 CHF.
„Bold and Talented“
Thanks to the support of the BAT Foundation, with this edition the Festival launches the new program “Bold and Talented”, which in a second phase will offer the selected artists the opportunity to realize the submitted project in the form of an exhibition, together with the Festival team and young talented curators. This program will begin at the end of August 2023, with a start-up weekend, for all artists and curators, to discover the festival and its locations. It will be an occasion for reflecting on the thematic through the participation of guest experts and brainstorming for the upcoming edition.
All five exhibitions will be shown during the next edition of the Fotofestival Lenzburg, starting at the end of May 2024.
Additionally, one artist will also have the opportunity to further develop, implement and/or complete his/her contribution during a two-week stay in August 2023 in our artistic residency Lenzburg.
The artistic residency includes free accommodation for the artist and optionally for an adult companion and a maximum of two children in the Müllerhaus residence for two weeks in August 2023, travel expenses (up to CHF 200) and a small stipend (CHF 500).
Start-up weekend: 25/26th of August 2023 (for all five winners)
Stay artistic residency: from 14th to 28th of August 2023 (for one winner) in Lenzburg in Müllerhaus (muellerhaus.ch)
Festival Exhibition: from end of May (4 weeks)
Deadline: June 7, 2023, 11:59 PM
Application: Please submit 5 to 15 images and a short description of the project.
Participation: all Swiss and international photographers and artists working with photo-based media.
Jury: Sue Barr (professor, Hochschule München), Daniel Blochwitz (curator Fotofestival Lenzburg, independent Curator for photography (CH)), Margherita Guerra (director Fotofestival Lenzburg), Lisa Medde (independent curator) Lars Willumeit (curator Photo Elysée, Lausanne)
Registration fees projects: EUR 23.00