Open Call 2023
Announcement of the winning projects
We are delighted to announce the five winning projects and extend our congratulations to those awarded in this year’s Open Call on our festival theme of Synthesis, which will be exhibited in our upcoming edition, opening in late May 2024.
We thank our international jury of experts, who reviewed every single one of the 325 portfolios we received from all around the world, with the utmost interest and attention: Sue Barr, Professor of Architectural Photography at Hochschule of Munich, Daniel Blochwitz, Curator of the Fotofestival Lenzburg, Margherita Guerra, Director of the Fotofestival Lenzburg, Elisa Medde, Independent Curator and Lars Willumeit, Curator at Photo Elysée.
We’d like to express our gratitude towards all photographers who shared their projects with us: Although not selected, we appreciated all submissions we received and were impressed by the overall quality.
Special mention for the shortlisted photographers, who were not among the final winners, but whose projects stood out for their excellence and remarkable depth: Ismail Ferdous from Bangladesh, Khashayar Javanmardi from Iran, Lee-Marie Sadek from France, Marjolein Blom from the Netherlands, Melissa Grace Kreider from the USA, Tomasz Kawecki from Poland.