Noorderlicht 2006 Photofestival: Photography from South and Southeast Asia
Call for entries:
The Noorderlicht 2006 Photofestival is about photography from South and Southeast Asia. Submissions from photographers are welcome. Suggestions and tips from curators or institutions are also appreciated.
At our website www.noorderlicht.com you will find the relevant details and conditions. The deadline for submissions is the 3rd of April. Because the first programming decisions will be made sooner, we recommend not waiting till the last moment.
Submissions can be sent directly to Noorderlicht curator Wim Melis:
About the theme:
The 2006 festival will focus attention on the ï¿½otherï¿½ Asia. This means the region from Pakistan to the Philippines, with India and Indonesia as anchor points.
This area is characterized by many contrasts, between the countries as well as within them. These contrasts, that show themselves on social, economic, political, religious and social levels, will form the starting point for this festival.
Noorderlicht 2006 consists of three sections for which submissions are possible: photographers from the region itself, western photographers who have worked there and historical work from the region. The following countries are eligible: India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Nepa, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar (former Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Maldives and the Philippines.
The regions that are already often in the news, the economic superpowers and the so-called ï¿½axis of evilï¿½, are not included in Noorderlicht 2006.
The international Noorderlicht photofestival takes place each fall in Groningen. It is known worldwide for its combination of powerful photography and social awareness. The 13th Noorderlicht festival takes place from 10 September through 29 October, 2006.
By tradition, in the even years the festival wants to bring its audience into contact with photography from a non-Western region. The goal is to avoid a biased Western view by showing a different, often surprising look from within.
Please have a look at our website for detailed information and the latest news. You can also find our submission guidelines there.
We would appreciate it if you relay this call for entries to people whose work or expertise you feel connects to the subject.
[a former member]
2006-01-25 13:36:20 UTC
Jun 24 2006